ISMRM/SMRT Joint Forum: Parametric Mapping of Cartilage
ORGANIZERS: Garry E. Gold, M.D. & Michael D. Macilquham, B.App.Sc., M.H.Sc. (MRI)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
Monday, 7 May 2012

This course is a joint collaboration between the ISMRM and SMRT, and is designed to showcase the unique contribution each society brings to the clinical field of magnetic resonance. The 2012 Joint Forum aims to begin the process of helping establish clear guidelines for the use of cartilage mapping techniques in the clinical arena.

The Joint Forum is a two-hour course that includes contributions from MD's, scientists, technologists/radiographers and clinicians working in the field of magnetic resonance. The overall goal of this session is to begin dialog to help produce clinical guidelines for the use of this method in the clinic. The format will include presentations, point-counterpoint discussion, and debate from the panel and the floor.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe methods for the structural imaging of cartilage using magnetic resonance techniques;
Define the differences between cartilage mapping techniques; and
Determine the best approach for cartilage mapping in clinical situations.
This course is designed for radiologists, clinicians, technologists, radiographers and scientists working in the musculoskeletal imaging fields of MR. It has relevance for those working in both the clinical and research arena, and is particularly relevant for those performing (or looking to perform) parametric mapping of cartilage.


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  Moderators: Garry E. Gold, M.D. & Michael D. Macilquham, B.App.Sc.,MHSc
14:15 Physics of Relaxation Time Mapping in Cartilage Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D.
14:45 Technologist Perspective Dominic W. Kennedy, B.App.Sci.
15:15 Clinical Perspective Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
15:45 Question & Answer Discussion  
16:15 Adjournment