Advanced Neuroimaging 2
ORGANIZERS: Nadine J. Girard, M.D., Rakesh K. Gupta, M.D., Robia G. Pautler, Ph.D. & Maria A. Rocca, M.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
Sunday, 6 May 2012

In this one day course, the speakers will be both physicians and physicists. The course will cover the clinical applications of new and advanced MR imaging techniques in:
Clinical Spinal Cord Imaging
Mass lesions tumor vs. tumor-like diseases;
Comatose emergencies beyond;
Hypoxia, hypoglycemia and hyperammonemia; and
Toxic encephalopathy.
Animal Models & Clinical Imaging of Brain Masses
Tumor and tumor Mimics;
Tumor subtyping;
Brain Tumor microstructure;
Post-treatment follow up; and
High-field experience.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe traumatic changes in the spinal cord and the vertebra;
Interpret mass lesions in the spinal cord and its differential diagnosis;
Interpret mass lesions in the brain and its differential diagnosis;
Interpret MR findings in spinal cord trauma and toxic diseases;
Describe post-treatment changes in brain tumors;
Describe the microstructure of brain lesions; and
Implement high field brain tumor imaging.
This course is designed for neuroradiologists, pediatric radiologists, general radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, MR technologists, physicists and engineers who work with spine and brain tumor imaging. A clinical background will be helpful.


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  Moderators: Nadine J. Girard, M.D. & Rakesh K. Gupta, M.D.
  Spinal Cord Imaging in the Clinic  
08:30 Spinal Trauma Paul M. Parizel, M.D., Ph.D.
09:00 Transverse Myelitis Pramit M. Phal, M.D.
09:30 Spinal Cord Masses - Tumor & Infections  Roger Siemund, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
  Comatous Emergencies Beyond Stroke  
10:30 Animal Models of Encephalitis Afonso C. Silva, Ph.D.
11:00 Neuroimaging in Comatous Emergencies C. C. Tchoyoson Lim, M.D., M.B.B.S.
11:30 Toxic Encephalopathy Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00-12:15 Meet the Teachers  
  Moderators: Stefan Sunaert, M.D., Ph.D. & Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
  Imaging of Brain Masses  
13:30 Tumor & Tumor Mimics Rajan Jain, M.D.
14:00 Tumor Subtyping Meng Law, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.R.
14:30 Brain Tumor Microstructure Alan Jackson, Ph.D.
15:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Post-Treatment Follow-Up Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 Animal Models John D. Hazle, Ph.D.
16:30 High Field Imaging of Brain Tumors Johannes T. Heverhagen, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers