Weekday Educational Course:
SWI Metalheads: Imaging Brain Iron
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Stefan Sunaert, M.D., Ph.D., and Mark A. Van Buchem, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Monday, 3 May 2010
11:00 – 13:00

This two-hour course taught by Ph.D. scientists and M.D. clinician-scientists is directed at imparting an understanding of susceptibility weighted imaging and its application to the assessment of iron within the brain. We will focus on the underlying physics and pitfalls of SWI imaging, covering the pathophysiology of brain iron within the brain, and diseases of abnormal iron deposition.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe methods and underlying principles for obtaining and analyzing susceptibility weighted images;
  • Explain current thinking regarding iron metabolism and deposition within the brain; and
  • Describe several diseases of iron deposition within the brain and the application of susceptibility weighted imaging to diagnosis and study of these processes.

11:00 SWI Basics, Applications & Pitfalls Jürgen R. Reichenbach, Ph.D.
11:40 Pathophysiology of Brain Iron John F. Schenck, M.D., Ph.D.
12:20 Diseases of Iron Deposition Mark A. Van Buchem, M.D., Ph.D.
13:00 Adjournment  


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