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

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Masoom A. Haider, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Ph.D., John P. Mugler, III, Ph.D., Caroline Reinhold, M.D. & Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
This two-hour course focuses on evaluation of the structure and function of the respiratory system with MRI. State-of-the-art approaches for evaluating pulmonary perfusion and upper-airway function will be described. In addition, two evolving methods will be highlighted: ultra-short echo time MRI for improved assessment of lung parenchyma, and hyperpolarized noble-gas MRI for providing functional and structural insights not available from other medical-imaging modalities. All lectures feature didactic-interactive lectures using audience response technology.
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologist who wish to review the state-of-art for evaluating the upper airways and lung using MRI, and to learn about developing pulmonary-imaging techniques that are likely to impact clinical practice in the near future.

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

  • Understand the value of using very short echo times for MRI of lung;
  • Describe the clinical indications for pulmonary-perfusion and upper-airway MR imaging; and
  • Describe unique information provided by hyperpolarized-gas MRI of lung.


Moderators: John P. Mugler, III, Ph.D. & Scott K. Nagle, M.D., Ph.D.

10:00 Ultra-Short Echo Time MRI of the Lung Scott K. Nagle, M.D., Ph.D.
10:30   Pulmonary Perfusion (Including Emboli) J. Paul Finn, M.D.
11:00 Disease Characterization with Hyperpolarized Gases Talissa Altes, M.D.
11:30   Upper Airway Imaging -permission withheld Lewis Shin, M.D.
12:00     Adjournment