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

Nuts & Bolts of Advanced Imaging
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Alexey Samsonov, Ph.D., N. Jon Shah, Ph.D. & Jeffrey Tsao, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
This course covers the principles and application of parallel transmission and image reconstruction. For the transmission section, the key topics are the underlying principles, the B1 and E-field behaviors of transmit arrays, techniques for optimizing B1 shimming, and parallel pulse design in the context of local/global SAR. For the reconstruction section, this course bridges theory to practical considerations in implementing high-performance, production-level reconstruction algorithms.
Those with an interest in: 1) practical implementation of production-level image reconstruction algorithms, 2) understanding the physical principles of parallel transmission, B1 shimming and SAR behavior in high-field MRI.

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

  • Describe the basic theory of B1 shimming, RF pulse design and behavior of B1/E fields;
  • Illustrate the principles of local/global SARs within the context of RF pulse design and B1 shimming; and
  • Compare major methods of RF pulse design for parallel transmission.


Moderators: Michael S. Hansen, Ph.D. & Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D.

    Introductory Talks: Excitation & Reconstruction Software Tools
07:00 Coils, RF Shimming & SAR
Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
07:12 Parallel Transmit Pulse Design
William A. Grissom, Ph.D.


The Image Reconstruction Pipeline
Michael S. Hansen, Ph.D.


Parallel Imaging & Beyond
Philip J. Beatty, Ph.D.
07:50   Adjournment