Workflow Across Geography
ORGANIZERS: Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Ph.D., Garry E. Gold, M.D., Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D. & Bachir Taouli, M.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Basic-Advanced
Thursday, 10 May 2012

This two-hour educational course is designed to juxtapose and place in context the MR scanning practices in several distinct Pacific Rim countries that represent a significant contingent of ISMRM membership. Speakers will describe distinguishing features of the healthcare systems and patient populations in their countries, will outline key pressures driving imaging practices, and will survey typical MR imaging protocols against this backdrop. As time permits, speakers will also comment on the local research environment and the extent to which clinical and research communities interact. A concluding panel discussion will explore noteworthy differences, similarities, trends, and needs in MR practice across geographies and cultures.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Compare the current practices of MRI across different parts of the world;
Describe needs, difficulties and workflow differences in MRI practice across different parts of the world; and
Explain the impact of MRI practice and access on healthcare in different parts of the world.
This course is designed for beginner to advanced level clinical or research radiologists, technologists and physicists working in all aspects of MRI and the healthcare economy. While no particular experience is required, intellectual curiosity will be helpful.


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  Moderators: Tammie L. S. Benzinger, M.D., Ph.D. & Graeme D. Jackson, M.D., F.R.A.C.P., M.B.B.S.
10:30 China Kun-Cheng Li, M.D., Ph.D.
10:55 Japan Masaaki Akahane, M.D.
11:20 South Korea Jeong Min Lee, M.D.
11:45 Australia
permission withheld
Ronald C. Shnier, M.D.
12:10 Panel Discussion  
12:30 Adjournment