Areas to Watch: Clinical Developments in Lung Imaging

Organizer: Qun Chen, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediatete

Thursday, 8 May 2008


This two-hour course will review a spectrum of newly developed MRI techniques and demonstrate the potential clinical utilities of these techniques in lung imaging.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Explain what information the latest MRI techniques can provide;
  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of using MRI for the evaluation of lung disease and disorders;
  • Select appropriate sequences for imaging a particular patient; and
  • Interpret findings from MR images collected using these new MRI techniques.
  • 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.

    10:30 Helium-3 MRI: Clinical Applications of Quantitative Measurements of Regional Lung Ventilation Yves Berthezčne, M.D., Ph.D.
    11:00 Hyperpolarized Helium MRI of Asthma Mitchell S. Albert, Ph.D.
    11:30 Time-Resolved Three-Dimensional Contrast-Enhanced Pulmonary Magnetic Resonance Angiography and Its Clinical Applications Christian Fink, M.D.
    12:00 Dynamic Perfusion MRI of Lung Cancer Yoshiharu Ohno, M.D., Ph.D.
    12:30 Adjournment