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

Innovation in Body MRI
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: John P. Mugler, III, Ph.D. & Caroline Reinhold, M.D.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
This one-day course focuses on the impact of continuing innovations in magnetic-resonance technology on clinical MRI of the body. The program includes detailed didactic-interactive lectures using audience response technology as well as case-based presentations. Following technique-based lectures on diffusion-weighted imaging, applications at 3T and MRCP, subsequent presentations focus on key clinical areas including the liver, the adrenal glands and kidneys, and the pelvis. The course is patient focused and considers the potential  impact of MRI in individualized patient care.
This course is aimed at radiologists who wish to incorporate the use of MR into their practice and to learn how evolving body MRI techniques aid in clinical problem solving and impact individualized patient care. The course content will also be of interest to MR technologists and clinical support scientists involved in body MRI.

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

  • Recommend cost-effective indications for MR imaging throughout the body and successfully implement new
    pulse sequences;
  • Incorporate into their practices recent developments for MR imaging of the liver including quantification of diffuse liver disease and assessment of nodules in the cirrhotic liver;
  • Implement an MR imaging algorithm for characterizing adrenal masses;
  • Implement optimal techniques for evaluating structural and functional abnormalities of the kidneys;
  • Evaluate the acute abdomen in the pregnant patient and integrate MRI in their practice for pelvic floor assessments; and
  • Implement a multi-parametric approach for evaluation of patients with prostate carcinoma for diagnosis, staging and treatment monitoring.


Moderators: Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Ph.D. & Caroline Reinhold, M.D.

08:30 Optimization of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging for Body Applications Dow-Mu Koh, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
09:00 Making the Most of 3T for Body MRI Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
09:30 MRCP: Techniques & Pitfalls David J. Lomas, M.D., F.R.C.R., F.R.C.P.
10:00     Break - Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Quantification of Diffuse Liver Disease Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 Cirrhosis & Lesion Characterization at MR Imaging Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 The Post-Treatment Liver Ihab R. Kamel, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00     Break  
      12:00-12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Imaging Algorithms for Adrenal Lesion Characterization Hero K. Hussain, M.D.
14:00 Renal Mass Characterization Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
14:30 Functional Renal MRI Diego R. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.
15:00     Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:30   Acute Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Tara A. Morgan, M.D.
16:00 Pelvic Floor Imaging Katarzyna J. Macura, M.D., Ph.D.
16:30 Prostate Carcinoma: Case Studies Masoom A. Haider, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
17:00     Adjournment  
      17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers