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

Educational Course

MR Physics & Techniques for Clinicians

SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate

ORGANIZERS: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D., Michael Markl, Ph.D., Brian Hargraves, Ph.D., & Nicole Seiberlich, Ph.D.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

This two-hour course will be a basic and comprehensive review of MRI physics and techniques. The presentations will be non-mathematical and suitable for clinicians and physicists new to the field. The course will cover advanced MRI techniques including ultra-fast imaging, parallel imaging and an overview of the types of artifacts that appear in MR imaging.

Target Audience
This course is primarily designed for the clinician who will benefit from an understanding of the "how’s and why’s" of MR imaging. While it requires no prior experience with MR, those with some familiarity and experience will also benefit. Those interested may include: radiologists and clinicians relatively new to MR imaging (including residents and fellows), experienced radiologists and clinicians wanting a refresher course in MR physics, and physicists and engineers wanting an introduction to the field.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
• Understand the principles of ultrafast MRI methods including echo planar techniques
• Describe the principles and applications of parallel imaging for accelerated MR imaging; and
• Understand common MR imaging artifacts, their causes and implement strategies to mitigate image artifacts.

Moderators: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D., Michael Markl, Ph.D.
16:00 Ultrafast Imaging
Mariya Doneva, Ph.D.
16:40 Parallel Imaging
Katherine L. Wright, B.Sc.
17:20 Diffusion & Perfusion Weighted Imaging
Maxime Descoteaux, Ph.D.
18:00 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers