|WEEKEND EDUCATIONAL COURSE|
|Advanced Neuroimaging 1|
|Clinical Intensive Education Option|
|ORGANIZERS: Nicola De Stefano, M.D., Ph.D., Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D., Nadine J. Girard, M.D., Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D. & Afonso C. Silva, Ph.D.|
|SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced|
|Saturday, 7 May 2011|
In this one-day
course, speakers will be both physicians and physicists. The topics
to be covered are:
« High field MRI (3T and 7T) – patient safety, RF considerations, portability of imaging protocols;
« Nonconventional sequences – perfusion, diffusion, spectroscopy;
« Functional connectivity MRI – underlying neurophysiology, clinical applications;
« Susceptibility-weighted imaging – underlying physics, clinical applications; and
« Non-proton MR – 23Na and 13C MRI and MRS.
The overall goal is to familiarize physicians, physicists and technologists with advanced MR methods. The format will be didactic sessions with time allotted for discussion.
|Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:|
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of high-field MRI;
« Describe recent advances in perfusion MRI, diffusion MRI and MRS;
« Describe the state of knowledge regarding functional connectivity MRI and susceptibility-weighted MRI;
« Describe potential clinical utility of functional connectivity MRI and susceptibility-weighted MRI;
« Explain recent advances in 23Na MRI and MRS; and
« Explain recent advances in 13C MRS.