Weekend Educational Course:
New Tricks for Old Dogs: Emerging Topics in MR
Organizers: Jeffrey W.M. Bulte, Ph.D., and Penny Anne Gowland, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Advanced
Saturday, 1 May 2010

The main topics to be covered in this one-day course are genotyping and phenotyping: the relevance of MRI; physiological measurement with MRI; novel contrast agents for MRI; and molecular imaging. Our overall goals will be to provide experienced MR scientists with information on cutting edge applications of MRI in biomedicine and developments of MRI in order to increase its range of applicability in biomedicine. Speakers are mainly basic scientists, and the format will be lectures and discussion.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Explain how MRI can be used in phenotyping white matter diseases;
  • Explain how MRI can be used to explore links between genetics and brain function;
  • Describe how MRI can be used in phenotyping small mammals;
  • Explain how MRI is used in tissue engineering;
  • List advanced MRI techniques that can be used in monitoring liver function;
  • Describe applications of MRI measurements of tissue perfusion outside the brain;
  • Describe the new sorts of contrast agents available; and
  • Explain how these can be used in molecular imaging.

  Genotyping & Phenotyping Moderator: TBA
08:00 Brain Phenotypes in Population-Based Genetic Studies Tomás Paus, M.D., Ph.D.
08:40 Rapid Multiple Whole Mice Phenotyping H. Douglas Morris, Ph.D.
09:20 Phenotyping of Inherited and Acquired Myelin Diseases Using DTI Jiangyang Zhang, Ph.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 - 10:15 Meet the Teachers  
  Physiological Imaging Moderator: Penny Ann Gowland, Ph.D.
10:25 Monitoring Tissue Engineering Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Richard L. Magin, Ph.D.
11:05 Imaging Liver Fibrosis with MR Elastography Richard L. Ehman, M.D.
11:45 Blood Flow and Perfusion Outside Brain Susan T. Francis, Ph.D.
12:25 Break  
  12:25 - 12:40 - Meet the Teachers  
  What's New in Contrast Agents Moderator: Silvio Aime, Ph.D.
13:40 CEST Agents Michael T. McMahon, Ph.D.
14:20 Lipocest Agents Enzo Terreno, Ph.D.
15:00 Gadonanotubes Lon J. Wilson, Ph.D.
15:40 Break  
  15:40 - 15:55 Meet the Teachers  
  Molecular Imaging Moderator: Jeffrey W.M. Bulte, Ph.D.
16:05 Molecular Imaging Using Targeted Hyperpolarized Biosensors Todd K. Stevens, Ph.D.
16:45 Noninvasive Molecular Imaging Using Endogenous CEST Contrast in vivo Peter van Zijl, Ph.D.
17:25 Adjournment  
  17:25 - 17:40 - Meet the Teachers  


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