Weekday Educational Course:
How to Perform a Multi-Site Neuroimaging Study
Organizers: Gary H. Glover, Ph.D., Bryon A. Mueller, Ph.D., and Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Thursday, 6 May 2010
10:30 - 12:30

This two-hour course will cover the design and implementation of multi-center MR neuroimaging studies. The importance of scanner QA and parameter selection will be discussed, as will the lessons learned from multi-center structural, diffusion tensor, functional and perfusion studies.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the challenges associated with performing a multi-site MRI experiment, including issues associated with QA, advanced planning, data management, and training;
  • 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.

  Moderator: Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D.  
10:30 Foundations for Performing Any Multi-Center Neuroimaging Study Gary H. Glover, Ph.D.
10:48 How to do a STRUCTURAL Multi-Center Neuroimaging Study Matt A. Bernstein, Ph.D.
11:06 How to do a DTI Multi-Center Neuroimaging Study - not available Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
11:24 How to do a FUNCTIONAL Multi-Center Neuroimaging Study Bryon A. Mueller, Ph.D.
11:42 How to do an ASL Multi-Center Neuroimaging Study Xavier G. Golay, Ph.D.
12:00 How to do a Multi-Center Neuroimaging Study: A Technologistís Perspective Maureen Ainslie, M.S., R.T. (R) (MR)
12:18 Panel Discussion Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D.
12:30 Adjournment  


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