Weekend Educational Course:
Advanced Neuroimaging
Organizers: P. Ellen Grant, M.D. and Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Sunday, 19 April 2009
08:30 - 18:00

This one day course will provide a comprehensive overview of advanced brain MRI techniques including perfusion (both DSC and ASL), diffusion (including tractography), combined advanced techniques in specific disease processes, MEG, high field MRI, high field MR spectroscopy, and PET-MR.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Evaluate the potential role, advantages and disadvantages of bolus perfusion and arterial spin labeling;
  • Describe the potential role of DTI and tractography in clinical practice;
  • Explain the role of advanced MR techniques individually and in combination in clinical practice; and
  • Describe upcoming imaging technology that may impact clinical practice.

Sunday, 19 April 2009
08:30 Perfusion in Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring Alan Jackson, Ph.D.
09:00 DSC vs ASL Lawrence Latour, Ph.D.
09:30 Clinical Applications of ASL Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D.
10:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Diffusion imaging in MS and other White Matter Diseases Alex Rovira, M.D.
11:00 Diffusion Imaging in Traumatic Brain Injury Aaron S. Field, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 Diffusion in Developmental Brain Disorders Elysa Widjaja, M.D.
12:00 Diffusion Imaging of the Spine - Does It Have a Clinical Role? Madja Thurnher, M.D.
12:30 Break - Meet the Teachers  
  Combining Advanced Techniques in Clinical Management  
14:00 Advanced Imaging in the Management of Brain Tumors Thomas L. Chenevert, Ph.D.
14:30 Advanced Imaging in Management of Epilepsy Mark R. Symms, Ph.D.
15:00 Advanced Imaging in Functional Neurosurgery Alberto Bizzi, M.D.
15:30 Break - Meet the Teachers  
  Cutting Edge and Future Advances  
16:00 MEG and MRI: Current and Future Clinical Applications  Steven Stufflebeam, M.D.
16:30 Structural Imaging at 7T: Relevance to Future Clinical Practice Josef H. Duyn, Ph.D.
17:00 MRS in the Multicoil High Field Environment: Clinical Potential Peter B. Barker, D.Phil.
17:30 PET and MRI: What Do We Gain? Heinz-Peter W. Schlemmer, M.D., Ph.D.
18:00 Adjournment - Meet the Teachers