|SUNRISE EDUCATIONAL COURSE|
|Neuro MRI from Start to Finish|
|ORGANIZERS: Nadine Girard, M.D. & Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D.|
|SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate|
|Tuesday - Friday, 10-13 May 2011|
consists of four one-hour sessions designed to cover clinical issues
from fetal MRI through MRI as an autopsy tool. Speakers will be both
physicians and physicists, and the principal topics to be covered
« Fetal MRI – conventional and non-conventional;
« Neonatal MRI – scanning infants/children without sedation and interpreting MRI studies from infants;
« Adult MRI – with particular attention to pathologic lesions; and
« Forensic MRI – postmortem MRI for autopsy and forensic indications.
The overall goal is to enable the physician to optimize MRI acquisition and interpretation to the age of the patient. The format will be didactic sessions with time allotted for discussion.
|Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:|
Use MRI to evaluate the brain in subjects of all ages;
« Tailor MR protocols according to clinical needs and patient age;
« Reduce imaging artifacts;
« Describe imaging artifacts and differentiate them from relevant findings;
« Accurately interpret MRI studies in relation to patient age; and
« Introduce techniques in the pediatric population that are specific to clinical problems encountered that group.