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

WEEKEND EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Perfusion Imaging: ASL, DCE & DSC
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Steven P. Sourbron, Ph.D. & Matthias J. P. van Osch, Ph.D.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
08:00-12:35
 
OVERVIEW
This half-day, intermediate course is designed for scientists and clinicians who want to learn about different MRI perfusion techniques. The course will mainly focus on applications in the brain, though other organs will be discussed where appropriate. The attendees will learn theory, acquisition and post-processing of the main perfusion techniques (dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI, dynamic contrast enhanced MRI, and arterial spin labeling). The attendees will be educated to recognize artifacts and to discuss the pitfalls. Finally, similarities between the three techniques will be emphasized by providing "crossing-over" presentations which focus on overlapping topics.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is aimed at basic research scientists and clinicians. It is expected to provide attendees with an understanding of fundamental as well as practical aspects of perfusion MRI with implications into audience membersí clinical and research programs.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the methods used to acquire arterial spin labeling MRI data and describe the limitations of this technique;
  • Identify the methods used to post-process arterial spin labeling MRI data;
  • Recognize that both arterial spin labeling MRI as well as dynamic contrast enhanced MRI can measure tracer extravasation;
  • Identify the methods used to acquire dynamic contrast enhanced MRI data and describe the limitations of this technique;
  • Identify the methods used to post-process dynamic contrast enhanced MRI data;
  • Identify the methods used to measure the arterial input function in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI and dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI;
  • Identify the methods used to acquire dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI data and describe the limitations of this technique; and
  • Identify the methods used to post-process dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI data.
 

PROGRAM

Moderators: Steven P. Sourbron, Ph.D. & Matthias J. P. van Osch, Ph.D.

         
08:00 ASL: Measurement Maria A. Fernandez-Seara, Ph.D.
08:25 ASL: Single Subject & Group Analysis, Including Live Demo Michael A. Chappell, D.Phil., M.Eng.
08:50 ASL: Clinical Applications, Pharma ASL, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc. John A. Detre, M.D.
09:15 Cross-over: Measuring Tracer Extravasation with ASL & DCE Keith St. Lawrence, Ph.D.
         
09:40     Break - Meet the Teachers  
         
10:05 DCE: Measurement David J. Collins, B.A.
10:30 DCE Post-Processing: What Model to Use? Lucy E. Kershaw, Ph.D.
10:55 Cross-Over: Measuring the Arterial Input Function in DCE & DCS-MRI Anders Garpebring, Ph.D.
11:20   DSC: Measurement Roland Bammer, Ph.D.
11:55 DSC: Post-Processing, Including Live Demo Ona Wu, Ph.D.
         
12:20     Adjournment  
      12:20-12:35 Meet the Teachers