Imaging Brain Tumors: From Physiology to Therapy

Organizers: Alberto Bizzi, M.D. and Jeffry R. Alger Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Monday, 5 May 2008


This two-hour course is designed to educate neuroradiologists about emerging clinical MRI techniques that are used for the clinical assessment of brain tumors.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe clinical relevance of physiological MRI techniques in the diagnosis of brain tumors;
  • Summarize recent findings related to the use of H-MRS, PWI, fMRI and DTI for planning tumor resection and fractionated radiation therapy; and
  • Discuss how physiological MRI techniques can be used to obtain a quantitative assessment of response to therapy.
  • Audience Description:

    The clinical categorical courses are designed for clinical radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, oncologists, practicing clinicians and scientists, from beginning to advanced experience levels working in MR.

    11:00 Tumor Biology with MR Spectroscopic and Perfusion Imaging Meng Law, M.D.
    11:25 Mapping the Language System for Extensive Resection of Low Grade Gliomas Hugues Duffau, M.D., Ph.D.
    11:50 Diffusion Tensor Tractography around Brain Tumors: Concepts and Applications Aaron S. Field, M.D., Ph.D.
    12:15 Imaging Response to Therapy with Magnetic Resonance Thomas L. Chenevert, Ph.D.
    12:40 Discussion  
    13:00 Adjournment