Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 10-16 May 2014 Milan, Italy

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: John P. Mugler, III, Ph.D., Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D., & Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
This two-hour course focuses on evaluation of the structure and function of the lung using MRI. State-of-the-art approaches for detecting pulmonary emboli and evaluating pulmonary perfusion will be described. In addition, two evolving methods will be highlighted: oxygen-enhanced MRI for assessment of lung function, and hyperpolarized noble-gas MRI for providing functional and structural insights for the pediatric lung. All presentations feature didactic-interactive lectures using audience response technology.
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologist who wish to review the state-of-art for evaluating the lung using MRI, and to learn about developing pulmonary-imaging techniques that are likely to impact clinical practice in the near future.

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the unique information on lung function provided by oxygen-enhanced MRI;
  • Use pulmonary MR angiography and pulmonary-perfusion MR imaging for appropriate clinical indications; and
  • Differentiate the capabilities of hyperpolarized-gas MRI from those of conventional proton-based techniques for evaluating the lung.


Moderators: Talissa A. Altes, M.D. & Sean B. Fain, Ph.D.

10:00 Oxygen-Enhanced MRI of the Lung Scott K. Nagle, M.D., Ph.D.
10:30   Pulmonary Perfusion - permission withheld Francesco Molinari, M.D.
11:00 Pulmonary MRA for Pulmonary Embolus Detection Bobby T. Kalb, M.D.
11:30 Hyperpolarized Gas MRI of the Pediatric Lung Talissa A. Altes, M.D.
12:00     Adjournment