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

Preclinical Imaging
ORGANIZERS: Kevin M. Bennett, Ph.D. & Mark D. Pagel, Ph.D.
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Studies of small animal models of human pathologies are critical for bridging research "from bench to bedside". Small animal models are also essential for studying biological processes. MRI is an outstanding non-invasive diagnostic method for evaluating mouse models, including studies of anatomy, morphology, physiology and metabolism, and imaging studies that compliment genotyping and phenotyping.
Physicians, Imaging scientists/engineers, medical physicists, technologists and other health professionals with a developing need for utilizing MRI applications in cancer and personalized care.

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

  • Select the most effective MRI techniques for specific preclinical applications, including small animal models of cancer;
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of preclinical MRI studies using specific MRI technologies; and
  • Apply new MRI hardware and software to better assess small animal models of disease.


Moderators: Kevin M. Bennett, Ph.D. & Julio Cárdenas-Rodríguez, Ph.D.

    Anatomy & Microstructure  
08:00 Introduction
Kevin M. Bennett, Ph.D.
08:30   Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping for Preclinical Imaging
Luke Xie, M.Sc.
09:00 Diffusion Techniques to Image Microstructrure
Harish Poptani, Ph.D.
09:30 Quantitation  - permission withheld
Barjor Gimi, Ph.D.
10:00   Break & Meet the Teachers  
    Physiology & Metabolism  
10:30 Introduction
Jeff F. Dunn, Ph.D.
11:00 Spectroscopy
David L. Morse, Ph.D.
11:30 fMRI
Shella D. Keiholz, Ph.D.
12:00 Perfusion
Afonso C. Silva, Ph.D.
12:30   Lunch Break  
    12:30-12:45 - Meet the Teachers  
    Session 3: Genotyping, Phenotyping & Morphology  
14:00 Molecular Imaging & MEMRI
Robia G. Pautler, Ph.D.
14:30   Quantitative Phenotyping
R. Mark Henkelman, Ph.D.
15:00 Morphology & Development
Daniel H. Turnbull, Ph.D.
15:30 Imaging in Cancer
Sabrina M. Ronen, Ph.D.
16:00   Adjournment & Meet the Teachers