Sunrise Course:
Hot Topics in Body MRI
Organizer: Talissa Altes, M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 - Friday, 24 April 2009
07:00 - 08:00

This four hour course focuses on newer techniques and applications in body MRI. The Tuesday session will provide an overview of pulmonary MRI including new techniques for proton based pulmonary MRI and a review of hyperpolarized gas MRI. The Wednesday session on pelvic MRI will provide an expertís opinion on how to best image rectal cancer and how to perform and interpret non-neuro fetal MRI. On Thursday, methods for performing MRI guided vascular and non-vascular interventions will be discussed. In the final session on Friday, the issues related to whole body MRI for cancer assessment and lymph node detection will be presented.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Compare the potential utility of the various methods for pulmonary MRI including proton-based techniques and hyperpolarized gas MRI;
  • Protocol and interpret MRI examinations for the evaluation of rectal cancer and non-neuro fetal abnormalities;
  • Describe the techniques for MRI guided interventions including vascular and non-vascular interventions;
  • Identify patients and clinical situations in which whole body MRI for cancer evaluation and lymph node detection would be appropriate, and protocol and interpret the examinations;

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
  Organizer: Talissa Altes, M.D.  
07:00 Proton Based Lung MRI  Lothar R. Schad, Ph.D.
07:30 Hyperpolarized Gas MRI of the Lungs Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Wednesday, 22 April 2009  
  Organizer: Clare Tempany, M.D.  
07:00 MRI of Rectal Cancer Regina G.H. Beets-Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
07:30 Non-Neuro Fetal MRI Ann M. Johnson, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Thursday, 23 April 2009  
  Organizers: Elmar Merkle, M.D., Claudia Hillenbrand, Ph.D.  
07:00 MR Guided Non-Vascular Interventions Michael Bock, Ph.D.
07:30 MR Guided Vascular Interventions Georg M. Bongartz, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Friday, 24 April 2009  
  Organizer: Georg Bongartz, M.D.  
07:00 All in One: Whole Body Cancer Imaging Heinz-Peter W. Schlemmer, M.D., Ph.D.
07:30 Solving Gordic's Node: Dedicated LN Imaging Jelle O. Barentsz, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment