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

Educational Course

Game Show: Artifacts, Eh?

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

ORGANIZERS: Christopher M. Collins, Ph.D. & Alexey Samsonov, Ph.D.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Overview
This course addresses a skill sets gap in identifying and debugging the sources of artifacts in MRI. There will be a focus on artefacts that are specific to imaging at high field strengths and artefacts that have different appearances at low field and high field. The course provides an interactive means for rapidly identifying effect and cause of image artifacts.

Target Audience
This course has been designed for trainees, MRI technologists and practicing radiologists who may benefit from the ability to rapidly identify and eliminate common and uncommon artifacts encountered in clinical practice.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Classify and evaluate principle categories of artifacts;
Identify sources of commonly encountered artifacts and implement methods to avoid them; and
Recommend further tests for problem solving and troubleshooting artifacts.

PROGRAM
Moderators: Walter F. Block, Ph.D., Nicole E. Seiberlich, Ph.D.
13:30 Artifact Identification & Elimination Game Show
Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
Artifact Identification & Elimination Game Show
Nicole E. Seiberlich, Ph.D.
  Artifact Identification & Elimination Game Show
Richard B. Thompson, Ph.D.
  Artifact Identification & Elimination Game Show
Walter F. Block, Ph.D.
15:30 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers