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

Emerging Brain Techniques
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: David B. Hackney, M.D. & Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Although MRI methods in neuroscience are already well advanced, there are many aspect of brain physiology and disease processes still unaddressed or poorly discriminated. This series of lectures will outline 'hot topics' of particular promise in emerging brain MRI techniques.
Scientists, engineers, physicists, and advanced clinicians seeking to apply cutting edge MRI applications in the neurosciences.

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

  • Detail how quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) can be used to evaluate brain iron;
  • Assess sodium imaging in acute brain ischemia and other applications;
  • Appraise new methods to study brain inflammation using MRI; and
  • Discriminate brain diseases using MRI fingerprinting.


Moderators: David B. Hackney, M.D. & Pratik Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.

10:00 CNS Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) Chunlei Liu, Ph.D.
10:30 Sodium Imaging in the Brain Christian Beaulieu, Ph.D.
11:00   MRI of CNS Inflammation - permission withheld Eric T. Ahrens, Ph.D.
11:30 Brain MRI Fingerprinting Jeffrey L. Sunshine, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00     Adjournment