Bridging the Gap between MR & ER
ORGANIZERS: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Georg M. Bongartz, M.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Tuesday, 10 May 2011

This two-hour course will define the imaging necessities in Emergency Medicine with a dedicated focus on the future options for MRI compared to the current application of (mainly) CT. Both imaging requirements in general at emergency situations and potential benefits of MR in this situation will be elaborated. The course will focus on various typical clinical situations such as head injury and body emergencies and will offer insight into the technical solutions for the typical challenges when applying MRI to the critically ill patient. It will offer practical guidelines for today’s applications and insight into technical developments suited for ER application of MR.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
« Identify those emergency situations in which MRI is more beneficial to the patient than other modalities;
« Describe dangerous complications (and how to avoid them) when MRI is applied in the ER; and
« List and describe typical imaging protocols suited to the special situations in emergency care.

Click on to view the abstract pdf and click on to view the video presentation.
  Moderators: Jalal B. Andre, M.D. & Daniela Prayer, M.D.  
10:30 Imaging Requirements in the Emergency Room   James V. Quinn, M.D.
11:00 Neurological Emergencies: MR vs CT   Nancy J. Fischbein, M.D.
11:30 From the ER to the MR Suite at a Major Academic Hospital:
A Body Imager's Perspective  
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Elmar M. Merkle, M.D.
12:00 ER: A Challenge for MR Technology Steven M. Conolly, Ph.D.
12:30 Adjourn