Sunrise Course:
Image Reconstruction
Organizer: Elfar Adalsteinsson, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesday - Friday, 4-7 May 2010
07:00 - 08:00

This 4-hour course will provide an in-depth review of the fundamental concepts common to many image reconstruction problems in MRI. MRI scientists from industry and academia will speak on non-Cartesian image reconstruction, off-resonance correction, parallel imaging, emerging sparse data methods, and chemical shift and motion. These sessions are intended to introduce new researchers to the advanced algorithms employed in state-of-the-art systems. The course consists of four 1-hour sessions, and each of the eight lectures will be followed by an opportunity for questions.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe the main steps involved in efficient non-Cartesian image reconstruction;
  • Formulate a generalized signal model incorporating gradient encoding, coil sensitivity and Bo inhomogeneity;
  • List the proís and conís of Cartesian and non-Cartesian parallel MRI;
  • Compare compressed sensing, HYPR, and k-t BLAST with respect to their use of prior knowledge;
  • Describe the principles of separating water and fat signals; and
  • Name three different approaches for motion correction and appraise their potential to become routine methods.

Tuesday Non-Cartesian Trajectories & Off-Resonance Correction
07:00 Fast Image Reconstruction from Non-Cartesian Data Craig H. Meyer, Ph.D.
07:30 Off-Resonance Effects & Correction Bradley P. Sutton, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Wednesday Parallel Imaging  
07:00 Parallel Imaging Reconstruction I: Cartesian Michael Schacht Hansen, Ph.D.
07:30 Parallel Imaging Reconstruction II: Non-Cartesian Chunlei Liu, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Thursday Sparse Data  
07:00 Compressed Sensing & HYPR Julia V. Velikina, Ph.D.
07:30 Exploiting Spatiotemporal Correlations for Dynamic Imaging Jeffrey Tsao, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
Friday Chemical Shift & Motion  
07:00 Separating Water & Fat Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
07:30 Motion Correction David Atkinson, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  


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