Emerging Techniques: Clinical vs. Research
ORGANIZERS: Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. & Maxim Zaitsev, Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
Sunday, 6 May 2012

The topics to be covered in this half-day course are related to the emerging imaging technologies associated with MRI in a fairly broad sense. Our overall goal is to broaden the horizons of MR scientists, Ph.D. students and clinicians by presenting the cutting edge developments in the areas beyond the mainstream MRI. Speakers are mainly basic scientists, and the format will be lectures and discussion.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Recognize new trends in the imaging technology development related to MRI;
Explain the physical principles of the new imaging modalities and approaches;
Identify the challenges associated with the new technological developments;
Evaluate potential applicability of the new imaging approaches to particular medical areas; and
Recommend implementing particular emerging technique at their institutions or apply these techniques for medical diagnosis.
This course is designed for experienced MR scientists seeking new challenges, Ph.D. students in the advanced phase of their projects thinking of the future directions, and clinicians looking for new diagnostic modalities and treatment options. The attendees are expected to be familiar with the basic MRI techniques and hardware.


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  Moderators: Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. & Maxim Zaitsev, Ph.D.
14:00 Traveling Wave MRI David O. Brunner, Ph.D.
14:30 Magnetic Particle Imaging Bernhard Gleich
15:00  Magnetic Source Imaging Leighton Hinkley, Ph.D.
15:30 Break - Meet the Teachers  
16:00 MRI Guided Therapy Garnette R. Sutherland, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
16:30 Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping Tian Liu, M.Sc.
17:00 Integrated MRI/PET
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Harald H. Quick, Ph.D.
17:30 Adjournment  
  17:30-17:45 Meet the Teachers