Weekday Educational Course:
Hot Topics: Emerging & Cross-Cutting Techniques in Pediatric Imaging
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Patricia Ellen Grant, M.D., M.Sc., and Claudia M. Hillenbrand, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesday, 4 May 2010 & Thursday, 6 May 2010
13:30 - 15:30

This course will be presented over two two-hour sessions. It will provide an overview of the latest developments in advanced imaging and post-processing techniques for pediatric MRI.
Specific topics will include:
  • Fetal and neonatal imaging;
  • Pediatric neuroimaging & spectroscopy: from screening to quantitative follow up;
  • BOLD fMRI assessment of disease involvement, and investigation of the connectivity by analyzing the resting state;
  • Cardiovascular imaging in children, i.e. with congenital heart diseases;
  • Body imaging, focusing on emerging diffusion and perfusion techniques;
  • Assessment of renal function in children; and
  • Pediatric PET-MR
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the main issues related to basic clinical pediatric (neuro-) radiology and translational imaging research in children;
  • Explain the basic steps and concepts associated with (a) cardiovascular MR planning and imaging, and (b) assessment of body organ integrity or disease (i.e., via perfusion and diffusion) in the pediatric population;
  • Evaluate the progress in fetal and neonatal imaging and to explain progress in advanced neuroimaging;
  • Demonstrate additional knowledge of clinically adaptable pediatric imaging strategies; and
  • Transfer and implement optimized pediatric protocols in their clinical or research practice.

  Part I: Emerging Techniques in Advanced Pediatric Neuroimaging
13:30 MR Imaging & Post-processing of the Developing Fetal Brain Marie Schaer, M.D., Ph.D.
14:00 Neonatal Imaging - Opportunities and Challenges Robert C. McKinstry, M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 Pediatric Neuroimaging & Spectroscopy: From Screening to Quantitative Follow-Up Timothy P. Roberts, Ph.D.
15:00 fMRI & Assessment of Disease Involvement & Investigation of the Connectivity By Analyzing the Resting State in Pediatric Patients Robert J. Ogg, Ph.D.
  Part II: Hot Topics in Pediatric Imaging Outside the Brain
13:30 Imaging of Congenital Cardiac Defects & MR Guided Planning of Surgery Mark A. Fogel, M.D.
14:00 Emerging Diffusion & Perfusion Techniques in Pediatric Body Imaging Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 Assessment of Renal Function in Children Pierre-Hugues Vivier, M.D.
15:00 Pediatric PET-MR Ruth Lim, M.D.


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