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

Imaging Acquisition & Reconstruction
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: David O. Brunner, Ph.D., Kevin F. King, Ph.D. & Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Ph.D.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
This course will describe commonly used imaging pulse sequences and their building blocks, data acquisition and artifact suppression strategies, and basic and advanced image reconstruction techniques.
MR physicists and engineers, pulse sequence developers, and clinicians who want to deepen their understanding of MRI acquisition and reconstruction methods.

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

  • Develop a systematic understanding of pulse sequence building blocks and components;
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of advanced data acquisition strategies, and their potential and limitations;
  • Describe common approaches to address motion;
  • Understand the state-of-the-art fast imaging techniques;
  • Grasp advanced image reconstruction algorithms; and
  • Identify common artifacts and understand how to reduce them.


Moderators: Peter Börnert, Ph.D. & Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Ph.D.

      Pulse Sequence Building Blocks  
08:30 RF Pulses Designs: From Basics to the State-of-the-Art Adam B. Kerr, Ph.D.
09:00 Gradients: What Can They Do? Chen Lin, Ph.D.
09:30 Dealing with Motion: Gating, Triggering & Sampling Christopher J. Hardy, Ph.D.
10:00     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Contrast Manipulation  
10:30 Pulse Sequence Modules I (IR, DE, Spatial SAT & Chem SAT) Graeme C. McKinnon, Ph.D.
11:00 Pulse Sequence Modules II (Tagging, Labeling, Diffusion Sensitization & MT) Eric C. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 Flow Contrast without Using Exogenous Agent Yiping P. Du, Ph.D.
12:00     Break  
      12:00-12:15 Meet the Teachers  

Moderators: David O. Brunner, Ph.D. & Kevin F. King, Ph.D.

      Advanced Acquisition Strategies  
13:30 Echo-Train Pulse Sequences: EPI, RARE & Beyond David C. Alsop, Ph.D.
14:00   Non-Cartesian k-Space Sampling James G. Pipe, Ph.D.
14:30 Spoiled & Balanced Gradient-Echo Sequences Klaus Scheffler, Ph.D.
15:00     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Image Reconstruction  
15:30 Reconstruction of Non-Cartesian k-Space Data John M. Pauly, Ph.D.
16:00 Parallel Image Reconstruction Mark A. Griswold, Ph.D.
16:30 Phase-sensitive Image Reconstruction Qing-San Xiang, Ph.D.
17:00   Compressed Sensing Michael Lustig, Ph.D.
17:30     Adjournment  
      17:30-17:45 Meet the Teachers