ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 30 May - 05 June 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

How Can MRI of Mouse Models Provide Value?
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Chris A. Flask, Ph.D., Kristine Glunde, Ph.D. & Mark D. Pagel, Ph.D.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
Pre-clinical MRI researchers may often select animal models based on availability, technical convenience, or literature precedence. However, these animal models may not optimally model human pathologies or biological processes, which may hinder clinical translation of MRI methods. This Sunrise Session will evaluate the applicability of animal models for studies of cancer, and will also describe how MRI can or cannot assess applicable features of the animal model.
Medical physicists and M.D. and Ph.D. researchers with a specialty or developing need to improve their knowledge about animal models for molecular imaging.

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

  • Assess the features of animal models of cancer that apply to human conditions;
  • Integrate effective practices of molecular imaging of animal models for studies of cancer; and
  • Evaluate challenges in molecular imaging to address unmet needs when studying animal models.


Moderators: Guanshu Liu, Ph.D. & Lan Lu, Ph.D.

07:00 How Can MRI of Mouse Models Provide Value for Cancer Studies?
Lacey R. McNally, Ph.D.
07:50   Adjournment