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

Motion Artifacts & Practical Solutions
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Debiao Li, Ph.D.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The 2-hr course will first discuss the physical basis and various types of motion artifacts. It will then be followed by lectures on the three most commonly used approaches of addressing the motion problem: adaptive motion correction methods, respiratory gating for cardiovascular and body imaging, and retrospective motion correction for cardiovascular and body imaging.
Research scientists and clinicians including trainees, who either conduct research to address motion problems in MRI or use MRI for clinical studies where motion will induce artifacts. The course assumes basic MR physics and technical knowledge.

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

  • Understand the physical basis for motion artifacts;
  • Recognize common motion artifacts;
  • Choose the appropriate motion compensation/correction methods in research and clinical applications;
  • Understand adaptive motion correction methods in neuroimaging applications;
  • Understand respiratory gating and prospective motion correction methods in cardiovascular and body applications; and
  • Understand retrospective motion correction methods in cardiovascular and body imaging applications.


Moderators: Roland Bammer, Ph.D. & Debiao Li, Ph.D.

10:00 Physical Basis for Motion Artifacts Murat Aksoy, Ph.D.
10:30 Adaptive Motion Correction Methods Julian R. Maclaren, Ph.D.
11:00 Respiratory Gating: Cardiovascular & Body Imaging Peng Hu, Ph.D.
11:30 Retrospective Motion Correction for Cardiovascular & Body Imaging Freddy Odille, Ph.D.
12:00     Adjournment