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

Methods En Vogue: How Have They Fared Over Time?
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Brian A. Hargreaves, Ph.D., James G. Pipe, Ph.D. & Nicole E. Seiberlich, Ph.D.
Sunday, 11 May 2014 (13:30 - 17:45)
The session is designed to give a brief overview of several past and present innovations in MRI, and to focus on whether these methods had the clinical impact expected when they were first introduced. For methods which have met their original promise, the factors contributing to their success will be examined. For those methods which are not used clinically as expected when they were proposed, the challenges that they have faced will be explored.
Clinicians who want to incorporate emerging techniques into their practice, and physicists who want to translate new techniques to the clinic.

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

  • For clinicians: Assess emerging and aging techniques and select practices for incorporation or further study;
  • For physicists: Enable use of a new technique in a clinical setting; and
  • For physicists: Alter a previously unusable technique to allow clinical use.


Moderators: Joseph J. H. Ackerman, Ph.D. & Valentina Taviani, Ph.D.

13:30 Parallel Imaging Stefan O. Schönberg, M.D.
13:55 Diffusion Tensor Imaging / Tractography Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D.
14:20 Perfusion: Brain & Body Anwar R. Padhani, M.B.B.S., FRCP, FRCR
14:45     Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:00 fMRI & Tractography for Clinical Applications Andreas Bartsch, M.D.
15:25 Motion-Correction Techniques Oliver Speck, Ph.D.
15:50 Contrast Agents Martin R. Prince, M.D., Ph.D.
16:15     Break - Meet the Teachers  
16:30 uTE Peter Börnert, Ph.D.
16:55 Susceptibility Weighted Imaging Jürgen R. Reichenbach, Ph.D.
17:20 Spectroscopy Carolyn E. Mountford, D. Phil.
17:45     Adjournment  
      17:45 - 18:00 - Meet the Teachers