Body MRI by the Experts II: Lung fMRI and Multi-parametric Prostate MR

Organizers: Clare Tempany, M.D., Bernard E. Van Beers, M.D., Ph.D., Qun Chen, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 and Wednesday, 7 May 2008


This Body MRI course begins with an all-day session on Saturday and continues with two one-hour morning categorical courses (pulmonary function and multi-parametric prostate cancer MR) and two two-hour clinical categorical courses (bowel/peritoneum and female pelvis).

Pulmonary function (Tuesday): This one-hour session will review pulmonary function MRI and its methods. New applications of MR in lung are emerging from the research field and becoming a clinical reality. The methods and applications best suited to clinical lung imaging will be presented by experts.

Multi-parametric prostate cancer MR (Wednesday): The multi-parametric course for prostate cancer will provide the attendee with the expert's opinion on how best to use the large array of sequences being evaluated and provide a comprehensive approach to the application for specific prostate cancer needs. The needs for diagnosis and detection are not the same as those for staging and treatment monitoring; thus, the lectures will help assist in planning protocols and allow the attendee to use them optimally in the clinic.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Describe the impact of functional, quantitative and molecular MR in abdominal imaging;
  • Apply new body MR techniques in their practice;
  • Use multiparametric MRI for improved diagnosis of abdominal diseases;
  • Describe indications of functional and quantitative MRI in the assessment of liver, pancreas, bowel and kidney diseases;
  • Design new female pelvic and prostate protocols, introducing these methods and compare them to more conventional approaches; and
  • Appraise the indications for anatomical and functional imaging of the breasts and the lungs.

    Audience Description:

    This course is designed for Intermediate level clinical radiologists, technologists and physicists with interests in  body MRI, functional, quantitative and molecular MR, and multiparametric MRI and 3-5 years of clinical MRI exposure or 3-5 years on MR technical applications.

      Lung Functional MRI, Qun Chen, Ph.D., Moderator  
    7:00 Clinical Perspective and Applications Hiroto Hatabu, M.D., Ph.D.
    7:30 MR Imaging of the Pulmonary Vasculature and Pulmonary Perfusion Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D.
    8:00 Adjournment  
      Multi-parametric Prostate MR, Clare Tempany, M.D., Moderator  
    7:00 Multi-Parametric MR Fergus Coakley, M.D.
    7:30 Prostate MR 3T or 1.5T in the Clinic Jurgen Futterer, M.D., Ph.D.
    8:00 Adjournment