MR Physics and Techniques for Clinicians
Organizers: Frank R. Korosec, Ph.D., Joseph C. McGowan, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 May 2008
This eight-hour course will be a basic but comprehensive review of magnetic resonance imaging physics and techniques. The presentations will be non-mathematical and will be suitable for clinicians and physicists new to the field. The course will cover the basic principles of MR physics, signal encoding, pulse sequence timing diagrams, hardware, spin-echo and gradient-echo imaging, and a variety of techniques including parallel imaging, fat and water imaging, and cardiac imaging.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This course is primarily designed for the clinician who will benefit from an understanding of the "how's and why's" of MR imaging. It requires no prior experience with MR; however, those with some familiarity and experience will also benefit. Those interested may include: radiologists and clinicians relatively new to MR imaging (including residents and fellows), experienced radiologists and clinicians wanting a refresher course in MR physics, and physicists and engineers wanting an introduction to the field.
Kucharczyk, M.D. and
Donald B. Plewes, Ph.D.
|17:50||Hardware||Mark D. Does, Ph.D.|
|16:00||Spin Echo Imaging||R. Scott Hinks, Ph.D.|
|16:40||Gradient Echo Imaging||Michael Markl, Ph.D.|
|17:20||Fast Spin Echo Imaging||Joseph C. McGowan, Ph.D.|
|16:00||Imaging Features and SNR||Frank R. Korosec, Ph.D.|
|16:40||Ultrafast Imaging||Jeffrey Tsao, Ph.D.|
|17:20||Parallel Imaging||Mark A. Griswold, Ph.D.|
|16:00||Diffusion Imaging||Christian Beaulieu, Ph.D.|
|16:40||Fat and Water Imaging||Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.|
|17:20||Cardiac MRI||Bob S. Hu, M.D.|