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

Educational Course

MR Economics

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

ORGANIZERS: Kevin M. Bennett, Ph.D. & Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Ph.D., D.A.B.R.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Overview
This course will examine the economics of imaging in the clinic and in research. Speakers will first examine the impact of health care economics on the use of new MRI technology in the clinic and discuss a cost/benefit analysis of MRI to aid in treatment or diagnosis. The course will then explore how MRI technologies are becoming cost effective for use in the developing world. Finally, the course will examine how improved MRI technology can reduce reduce health care costs.

Target Audience
Clinicians interested in cost effective patient care, MRI researchers interested in the clinical and societal impact of new technology, and administrators or business people interested in translating technology to impact health care in the developed or developing world

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Identify the impact of MR-based diagnostics and treatment on global economics;
Describe the economic pressures and technical challenges affecting patient care;
Explain the value of new MR technologies in reducing health care costs; and
Use new MR technologies in clinical practice to become more cost-effective, including RF technology, sparse acquisition, and optimal k-space trajectories.

PROGRAM
Moderators: Kevin M. Bennett, Ph.D., Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Ph.D., D.A.B.R.
13:30 MRI in Clinical Care & Research - permission withheld
Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Drhc
14:00 MRI & Health in Developing Countries
Chun Yuan, Ph.D.
14:30 Optimizing Clinical Protocols
Geoffrey S. Young, M.D.
15:00 New Technology & Health Care Costs
James G. Pipe, Ph.D.
15:30 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers