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

SUNRISE EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Quantitative Musculoskeletal Imaging: Structure & Function
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Eric Y. Chang, M.D., Garry E. Gold, M.D., Richard Kijowski, M.D., William B. Morrison, M.D., Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D., & Seigfried Trattnig, M.D.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
 
OVERVIEW
This series of sunrise sessions will address issues related to bone, muscle and cartilage structure as well as their interfaces. Lecturers will discuss basic physics and clinical applications. The lectures will review and discuss the technical aspects including basic physics, implementation of pulse sequence and potential clinical applications of cartilage imaging.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
Radiologists and medical physicists who perform clinical imaging and/or research using advanced techniques for cartilage composition, structure, and function.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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

  • Understand biochemical composition and structure of cartilage;
  • Identify the technical aspects of DTI and T2 mapping methods for quantitative assessment of collagen structure and function;
  • Recognize the emerging sodium and T1rho MRI techniques for evaluation of proteoglycan content in cartilage and potential clinical applications; and
  • Implement and evaluate imaging techniques such as diffusion, T2, sodium, and T1rho.
 

PROGRAM

Moderators: Richard Kijowski, M.D. & Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D.

       
    Cartilage Structure & Function  
07:00 Collagen Structure: DTI & T2 Mapping
Jose Maria G. Raya, Ph.D.
 
07:25 GAG: Sodium & T1rho
Ari Borthakur, Ph.D.
 
       
07:50   Adjournment