ISMRM/SMRT Forum: DTI: Is It Ready for the Clinic?
ORGANIZERS: Gareth J. Barker, Ph.D., Margaret A. Hall-Craggs, M.D., Derek K. Jones, Ph.D., Ben A. Kennedy, B.App.Sc., (MIT) MMRT & Michael D. Macilquham, B.App.Sc., M.H.Sc. (MRI)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
Monday, 9 May 2011

This two-hour course is a joint collaboration between the ISMRM and SMRT, and is designed to showcase the unique contribution each society brings to the clinical field of magnetic resonance. It aims to begin the process of helping establish clear guidelines for the use of DTI in the clinical arena, and includes contributions from MD's, scientists, technologists/radiographers and clinicians working in the field of MR. The principal topic to be covered is diffusion tensor imaging in the brain. The overall goal of this session is to begin a dialog to help produce clinical guidelines for the use of this method in the clinic. The format will include presentations, point-counterpoint discussion and debate from the panel and the floor.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Define the differences between DTI acquisition methods;
Describe the various tractography methods; and
Evaluate the best approaches for DTI in the clinic.

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14:00 Technical Considerations for the Clinical Application of DTI: A Physicist's Perspective   Derek K. Jones, Ph.D.
14:30 Technical Considerations for the Clinical Application of DTI: A Radiographer's Perspective   Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc., B.Sc.
15:00 Implementation & Development of Guidelines for Using DTI in Routine Clinical Practise: A Radiologist's Perspective   Meng Law, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.R.
15:30 Panel discussion All speakers
16:00 Adjourn