Weekend Educational Course:
Quantitative MRI Approaches in Clinical Imaging
Organizers: Alan Connelly, Ph.D., and Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sunday, 2 May 2010

This full-day course covers intermediate level topics in quantitative MRI. The course will be presented by physicists and image processing scientists with extensive technical experience. The theory underlying many current approaches to quantification will be discussed, and potential problems and artifacts will be highlighted and explained.

The topics covered will include:

  • MR parameter mapping;
  • Dealing with data imperfections;
  • Image registration, segmentation, and morphological analysis;
  • Quantitative analysis of data from a range of specific MR methods, including: DWI, perfusion MRI, relaxometry, fMRI, and spectroscopy;
  • Multimodal approaches; and
  • Atlasing.
The overall goal of the course is to provide a detailed overview of the methodological issues that are important when undertaking quantitative analyses.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe the additional scientific value of quantitative methods for analysis of MR data;
  • Explain the theoretical principles underlying many current approaches to quantitative analyses;
  • Select appropriate methods to minimize contamination of data that are to be analyzed quantitatively; and
  • Identify the techniques most suitable for particular applications.

08:00 Introduction: What Do We Mean by Quantitative MRI ? Paul S. Tofts, Ph.D.
08:30 Artifacts, Noise & Filtering Geoffrey J.M. Parker, Ph.D.
09:00  Image Registration & Motion Correction Mark Jenkinson, Ph.D.
09:30 Image Segmentation - not available Simon K. Warfield, Ph.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 - 10:15 Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Quantitation in Diffusion MRI: Experimental Design, Data Acquisition & Quality Control Khader M. Hasan, Ph.D.
11:00 Quantitation in Diffusion MRI: Data Analysis Mara Cercignani, Ph.D.
11:30 Quantitation in Perfusion MRI Fernando Calamante, Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00 - 12:15 - Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Quantitative Relaxometry Sean C. L. Deoni, Ph.D.
14:00 Quantitation in fMRI Thomas T. Liu, Ph.D.
14:30  Quantitation in MRS & MRSI Brian J. Soher, Ph.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Multimodality Quantitative Approaches Gareth J. Barker, Ph.D.
16:00 Quantitative Morphology: Volumes, Shapes & Voxel-Based Measures Olivier Salvado, Ph.D.
16:30 Atlasing Ragini Verma, Ph.D.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00 - 17:15 - Meet the Teachers  


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