MORNING CATEGORICAL COURSE
Ultra-High-Field MR in Humans
Organizers: Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D., Klaas Pruessmann, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 6 May, Wednesday 7 May, Thursday 8 May and Friday 9 May 2008
This course of four one-hour sessions focuses on challenges and opportunities of ultra-high field (7T and beyond) for human applications. It covers RF array hardware and methods, functional brain imaging, spectroscopy methods, and emerging imaging applications. The course is intended to offer conceptual and practical guidance to researchers working in or moving into the area of human MR at ultra-high field.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This course is designed for MR researchers aiming to expand their expertise towards ultra-high field methodology. It is intended to offer conceptual and practical guidance to scientists who design and implement human studies on ultra-high field systems. Attendees should preferably have a basic background in MR physics, instrumentation, and sequence design.
|7:00||Hardware for Parallel RF Transmission and Detection||J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Multiple-Channel RF Pulses and SAR Control||Peter Ullmann, Dipl. Phys.|
|7:00||Leveraging Ultra-High-Field for BOLD fMRI||Essa Yacoub, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Addressing B0 Inhomogeneity in Ultra-High-Field fMRI||Oliver Speck, Ph.D.|
|7:00||Susceptibility Effects and Phase Contrast||Richard W. Bowtell, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Ultra-High-Field Imaging Outside the Brain||Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D.|
|7:00||RF Pulse Strategies for Ultra-High-Field MRS||James B. Murdoch, Ph.D.|
|7:30||The Ingredients of a Successful MRS Study at Ultra-High-Field||Ivan Tkac, Ph.D.|