Weekday Educational Course:
MRS in Clinical Practice
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Walter Kucharczyk, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., and Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
10:30 – 12:30

This two-hour session is a part of the Clinical Intensive Neuro Course and open to all meeting registrants. Physician speakers will focus on clinical MR spectroscopy as a tool to solve problems related to brain tumors, metabolic disorders, dementia and psychiatric disorders.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Explain when MRS can be useful in the work-up of brain tumors… and its pitfalls;
  • Describe the role of MRS in differentiation of metabolic disorders;
  • Describe the role of MRS in diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders; and
  • Describe the potential role of MRS to help define who is going to advance to severe dementia and who will have a “normal” aging.

10:30 MRS in Metabolic Disorders Andrea Rossi, M.D.
10:55 MRS in Brain Tumor Diagnosis Jeffry R. Alger, Ph.D.
11:20 MRS in Schizophrenia & Other Psychiatric Disease John D. Port, M.D., Ph.D.
11:55 Current Approaches to Diagnose MCI Kejal Kantarci, M.D.
12:20 Meet the Teachers & Discussions  
12:30 Adjournment  


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