|WEEKDAY EDUCATIONAL COURSE|
|Clinical Intensive Education Option|
|MR Imaging in Brain Tumors|
|ORGANIZERS: Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D. & Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D.|
|SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate|
|Monday, 9 May 2011|
course is a part of the Clinical Intensive Neuro Course, and is also
open to all registrants. It will focus on brain tumors, and the
speakers are physicians who are expert in their field. They will
give an overview of the advances in brain tumor imaging and discuss
if MRI can be used as a biomarker for following brain tumor
treatment. Also discussed will be the differences between
pseudoprogression, recurrent tumor and radiation injury.
« Cerebral blood flow and permeability in brain tumor;
« Diffusion and diffusion tensor imaging in brain tumor;
« MRI as a biomarker for treatment response; and
« Pseudoprogression, recurrent tumor or radiation injury.
|Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:|
Describe recent developments and the state of the art in MR
perfusion and MR diffusion imaging in patients with brain
« Explain brain plasticity:
« Explain possible use of MRI as a biomarker for treatment response in brain tumors; and
« Compare and contrast imaging in pseudoprogression, recurrent tumor and radiation injury.