ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-26 April 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Cerebrovascular Disease: From Acute to Chronic
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZER: Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
This session is designed to teach the audience about MR imaging methods used in the management of patients with acute or chronic cerebrovascular disease, with lectures from PhD's developing the techniques and MD's applying the techniques to patients.
MD's and PhD's with an interest in acute and chronic cerebrovascular disease, including advances in MR imaging methods relevant to vascular evaluation such as diffusion, perfusion, oxygenation and cerebrovascular reserve.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the important technical aspects for accurate diffusion and perfusion imaging of acute stroke, including artifacts and other pitfalls;
  • Explain how diffusion/perfusion mismatch is used to guide acute stroke treatment;
  • Discuss new advances in MR imaging of cerebral blood flow, oxygenation and cerebrovascular reserve; and
  • Evaluate applications of cerebrovascular reserve imaging to chronic cerebral ischemic disease.


Moderators: Feng Feng, M.D. & Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.

13:30   Imaging Diffusion / Perfusion Mismatch: Technical Considerations Roland Bammer, Ph.D.
14:00 The Diffusion / Perfusion Mismatch Hypothesis Katie D. Vo, M.D.
14:30 Imaging Cerebral Blood Flow, Oxygenation & Cerebrovascular Reserve with MRI Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D.
15:00 Chronic Ischemia & Cerebrovascular Reserve Tadashi Nariai, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30     Adjournment