Whole Body MRI
ORGANIZERS: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Harald Kramer, M.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

This 4-hour course will cover the entire field of whole body MRI – from basic requirements and setup to screening and staging as well as upcoming applications. Physicists and M.D.’s will give presentations on dedicated topics with the possibility of discussion in the end of every presentation. The goal of this course is to enable participants to define hardware needs for whole body MRI, to set up a whole body MRI protocol, as well as to discover different applications of whole body MRI.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
List hardware requirements for whole body MRI;
Design whole body imaging protocols;
Describe the pros and cons of whole body PET-CT, MRI and MR PET;
Select the correct imaging modality for different clinical questions;
Apply different protocols for whole body MRI; and
Describe new applications for whole body MRI.
This course is designed for radiologists, physicists, industry representatives, residents and advanced technologists.


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  Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Moderators: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Harald Kramer, M.D.
  Technical Background: How to Get Started  
07:00 Hardware Requirements for Whole Body MRI Gerhard Laub, Ph.D.
07:30 Acquisition Strategies for Whole Body MRI / MRA Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Moderators: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Harald Kramer, M.D.
  Cancer Imaging: Staging & Therapy Monitoring  
07:00 Whole Body MRI - An Alternative to CT, PET-CT & MR-PET? Stefan O. Schönberg, M.D.
07:20 PET-CT Homer A. Macapinlac, M.D.
07:40 MR-PET - Basics & Initial Experience
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Harald H. Quick, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Thursday, 10 May 2012
Moderators: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Harald Kramer, M.D.
  Cardiovascular Disease  
07:00 Whole Body MRA in Risk-Groups (Diabetes mellitus / Marfans syndrome etc.) Håkan K. Ahlström, M.D., Ph.D.
07:30 Whole Body MRA for Cardiovascular Screening Robert J. Herfkens, M.D.
08:00 Adjournment  
  Friday, 11 May 2012
Moderator: Roland Bammer, Ph.D.
  New Applications  
07:00 Whole Body MRI for Fat-Quantification Joel Kullberg, Ph.D.
07:30 Whole Body Diffusion Imaging Taro Takahara, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjournment