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

This course 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 are:
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.

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07:00 Conventional MRI   Orit Glenn, M.D.
07:30 Non Conventional MRI   Patricia Ellen Grant, M.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
07:00 Scanning Children Without Sedation   Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
07:30 Common Neonatal Lesions   Terrie E. Inder, M.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
07:00 Normal Brain   Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D.
07:30 MRI of Pathological Aging Brain   Yukio Miki, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  The End (Necropsy)  
07:00 Rationale behind Post-Mortem MR of the Fetal CNS & Methodology   Paul D. Griffiths, F.R.C.R., F.R.C.S., M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D.
07:30  Forensic/Research Indications   Eva Scheurer, M.D.
08:00 Adjourn