Weekday Educational Course:
SMRT-ISMRM Forum: How to Perform a Multi-Site Neuro-Imaging Study
Organizers: Gary H. Glover, Ph.D., Bryon A. Mueller, Ph.D., Caron Murray, M.R.T.(R), (MR), and Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic
Monday, 20 April 2009
14:00 - 16:00

This joint SMRT-ISMRM program is aimed at technologists/radiographers, as well as clinicians and scientists,. It will cover the design and implementation of multi-center MR neuro-imaging studies. The importance of scanner QA, parameter selection and vendor compatibility will be discussed, as will the lessons learned from multi-center structural, diffusion tensor, functional and perfusion studies.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the challenges associated with performing a multi-site MRI experiment;
  • Explain how existing multi-center MRI experiments were designed and implemented;
  • Describe the unique challenges associated with executing multi-center structural, diffusion tensor, functional, and perfusion imaging experiments; and
  • Implement a multi-center study using best practices.

Monday, 20 April 2009
14:00 Foundations for Performing Any Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study    Gary H. Glover, Ph.D.
14:18 How to do a Structural Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study Matthew A. Bernstein, Ph.D.
14:36 How to do a DTI Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
14:54 How to do a Functional Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study Bryon A. Mueller, Ph.D.
15:12 How to do an ASL Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study Xavier G. Golay, Ph.D.
15:30 How to do a Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study: A Technologistís Perspective Maureen Ainslie, M.S., R.T. (R) (MR)
15:48 Panel Discussion Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D. Moderator
16:00 Adjournment