MORNING CATEGORICAL COURSE
Tissue Contrast in MSK MRI: from Physics to Physiology
Organizers: Timothy J. Mosher, M.D., Bernard Dardzinski, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesday 6 May, Wednesday 7 May, Thursday 8 May and Friday 9 May 2008
The dense, highly organized structure of collagen rich connective tissues has a significant effect on image contrast in musculoskeletal MRI. This course of four one-hour sessions will focus on the physical and physiological basis for tissue contrast in clinical MSK MRI and emerging contrast mechanisms of ultra-short TE and T1p MRI and their potential for clinical application.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
|7:00||Relaxation Mechanisms in Collagen Rich Tissues||Greg J. Stanisz, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Pathogenesis of Tendon Degeneration and Aging||Eugene G. McNally, M.D.|
|7:00||Tissue Anisotropy in Tendons and Cartilage||Gary D. Fullerton, Ph.D.|
|7:30||Structural Organization of Cartilage and the Habituation Hypothesis||Douglas W. Goodwin, M.D.|
|7:00||Ultra-Short TE imaging: Techniques and Basis for Image Contrast||Mark Bydder, Ph.D.|
|7:30||MSK Clinical and Research Applications of UTE imaging||Christine Chung, M.D.|
|7:00||T1rho Imaging: Techniques and Basis for Image Contrast||Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D.|
|7:30||MSK Clinical and Research Applications of T1rho Imaging||Sharmila Majumdar, Ph.D.|