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

This two-hour 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 tumors;
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.

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  Moderators: Meng Law, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.R. & Brian D. Ross, Ph.D.
11:00 Cerebral Blood Flow & Permeability in Brain Tumors   Meng Law, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.R
11:25 Diffusion in Brain Tumors   Danielle van Westen, M.D.
11:50 MR Biomakers in Brain Tumor   Thomas L. Chenevert, Ph.D.
12:15 Pseudoprogression, Recurrence, & Radiation Necrosis   Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D
12:45 Discussion & Meet the Teachers  
13:00 Adjourn