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

UTE: Applications & Advances
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Neal K. Bangerter, Ph.D.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
Ultrashort Echo-time (UTE) sequences are capable of imaging tissues with very short T2, and are being applied to a variety of applications. These include musculoskeletal, neuro, pulmonary, and even dental applications. This sunrise educational series will (1) give an overview of UTE imaging techniques (Tuesday), (2) bring in experts to present MSK, neuro, and pulmonary applications (Tuesday and Wednesday), and (3) discuss the emerging SWIFT and ZTE silent MRI UTE imaging techniques (Thursday).
This course is primarily designed for Investigators, including medical physicists, interested in learning about the state-of-the-art in UTE imaging and its applications. While the course will be beneficial to those with little knowledge of MR physics and pulse sequence development, the basic technical concepts underpinning UTE imaging sequences will also be presented at a level suitable for more advanced investigators. At the end of the course, attendees will be able to assess the possible utility of the various UTE sequences to their work.

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

  • Recognize the potential applications and current limitations of ultra-short TE imaging techniques;
  • Identify areas of active research in UTE imaging; and
  • Describe applications of UTE imaging to musculoskeletal applications.


Moderators: Neal K. Bangerter, Ph.D. & Matthew D. Robson, Ph.D.

07:00 UTE: Past, Present & Future
Graeme M. Bydder, M.B., Ch.B.
07:25 Solid-State MRI for the Study of Calcified Tissues
Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D.
07:50   Adjournment