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

Advanced Neuroimaging 2: Across the Lifespan
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Nadine J. Girard, M.D. & Rakesh K. Gupta, M.D.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
This one-day course focuses on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain across the life span. The lectures are focused first on the perinatal period with illustrations of the most common diseases at this period of time (hypoxia-ischemia and seizures), followed by the impact of MRI in specific pediatric diseases (infections, inflammatory and metabolic disorders). Adult neuroimaging focuses on the problematic of intracranial pressure, and finally on neuroimaging in elderly beyond Alzheimer’s disease. The course is patient focused and considers the impact of MRI in patient care and in the understanding of brain pathologies.
MD's and PhD's who are interested in the developing and aging brain and their specific diseases.

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

  • Describe the normal developmental anatomy;
  • Recognize and describe the imaging features of the primary causes of brain damage in the neonatal period;
  • Recognize and describe the imaging features of the most frequent CNS infections, inflammation and demyelination in pediatrics;
  • Understand the needs of intracranial pressure monitoring in brain diseases;
  • Describe and interpret the imaging modalities to assess intracranial pressure and its variations; and
  • Recognize and interpret the brain pathologies of the aging brain with their differential diagnosis beyond dementia.


Morning Moderator: Nadine J. Girard, M.D.

      Fetal or Neonatal Imaging  
09:00 Developmental Neuroanatomy Orit A. Glenn, M.D.
09:30   Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy -permission withheld Petra S. Hüppi, M.D.
10:00 Neonatal Seizures Thierry A. G. M. Huisman, M.D.
10:30     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Pediatric Neuroimaging  
11:00 CNS Infections Niranjan Khandelwal, M.D.
11:30 Inflammatory Disorders Ashok Panigrahy, M.D.
12:00 Metabolic Disorders C. C. Tchoyoson Lim, M.D., M.B.B.S.
12:30     Break  
      12:30-12:45 Meet the Teachers  

Afternoon Moderators: Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D. & Maria A. Rocca, M.D.

      Adult Neuroimaging: CBF/CSF, Flow/ICP  
13:30 From CSF Pulsation to MR Measurement of ICP: Methodology & Potential Applications Noam Alperin, Ph.D.
14:00 CSF Physiology & Its Relationship to ICP Mark E. Wagshul, Ph.D.
14:30 Beyond 4D MRA Patrick A. Turski, M.D.
15:00     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Geriatric Neuroimaging  
15:30 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus William G. Bradley, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 White Matter Diseases of Aging Maria A. Rocca, M.D.
16:30   Differential Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disorders -permission withheld Marco Essig, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00     Adjournment  
      17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers