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

Educational Course

Update on MRI Pulse Sequences for Body MRI

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced

ORGANIZERS: Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D., Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Overview
This two-hour course focuses on the new MRI pulse sequences for evaluation of disease in the body. A comprehensive review of new technical developments for torso imaging will be presented with emphasis on ultrashort TE imaging of the chest and abdomen and ultrafast dynamic contrast enhanced imaging of the torso. Optimized diffusion-weighted imaging of the body with new small field-of-view techniques will be discussed. A comprehensive review of parallel imaging techniques for body MRI applications will be presented.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the state-of-art MRI techniques for body MRI and their implementation into routine clinical practice.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
Implement new MRI sequences for body imaging;
Convey the utility of new motion-insensitive, high-temporal resolution acquisition for dynamic contrast enhanced imaging of the abdomen/pelvis; and
Illustrate the impact of new hardware development, coil design, and reconstruction algorithms in highly accelerated MRI acquisitions of the body.

PROGRAM
Moderator: Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 Ultrashort TE (Lung, Liver, Iron)
Scott K. Nagle, M.D., Ph.D.
16:30 Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI/MRA
Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00 New Developments & Applications for Body DWI - permission withheld
Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, M.D.
17:30 Update on Parallel Imaging & Body MRI
Philip Beatty, Ph.D.
18:00 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers