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

Imaging Acquisition & Reconstruction
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Xiaoping P. Hu, Ph.D. & Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Ph.D., D.A.B.R.
Sunday, 11 May 2014 (08:30 - 17:30)
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.

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

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


Moderators: Xiaoping P. Hu, Ph.D. & Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Ph.D., D.A.B.R.

      Pulse Sequence Building Blocks  
08:30 RF Pulses Designs: From Basics to the State-of-the-Art Nicolas Pannetier, Ph.D.
09:00 Gradients: What Can They Do? Peter Börnert, 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) John P. Mugler, III, 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 - permission withheld Mitsue Miyazaki, Ph.D.
12:00     Lunch Break  
      12:00 - 12:15 - Meet the Teachers  
      Advanced Acquisition Strategies  
13:30 Echo-Train Pulse Sequences: EPI, RARE & Beyond Jürgen K. Hennig, Ph.D.
14:00 Non-Cartesian k-Space Sampling James G. Pipe, Ph.D.
14:30 Spoiled & Balanced Gradient-Echo Sequences Karla L. Miller, Ph.D.
15:00     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Image Reconstruction  
15:30 Reconstruction of Non-Cartesian k-Space Data Craig H. Meyer, Ph.D.
16:00 Parallel Image Reconstruction Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D.
16:30 Phase-Sensitive Image Reconstruction Qing-San Xiang, Ph.D.
17:00 Compressed Sensing Lei Leslie Ying, Ph.D.
17:30     Adjournment  
      17:30-17:45 Meet the Teachers