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

Neuro 1
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Jonathan H. Gillard, M.D., FRCR, MBA & Howard A. Rowley, M.D.
Saturday, 30 May 2015
This course will explore the uses of MRI in the diagnosis and management of stroke, carotid atheromatous disease, parenchymal CS hemorrhage and head and neck cancer. Talks will focus what clinicians need, what radiologists can provide and what physicists can add.
Neuroradiologists, medical physicists, clinical neurospecialists and neuroimaging researchers.

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

  • Identify appropriate imaging methods to select patients for stroke therapy;
  • Distinguish the most appropriate imaging techniques for evaluating carotid disease and recognise the rationale for using alternative imaging strategies;
  • Discuss appropriate imaging methods to investigate intracranial, parenchymal hemorrhage and evaluate their clinical benefit; and
  • Identify appropriate imaging methods to investigate head and neck cancer and evaluate their clinical benefit.


    Acute Stroke: Investigation & Management  
    Moderators: Jeffry R. Alger, Ph.D. & Kei Yamada, M.D.  
07:30   Acute Stroke: What the Clinician Wants
Michael Hill, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC
08:00 Acute Stroke: What the Radiologist Provides
Max Wintermark, M.D.
08:30 Acute Stroke: What the Physicist Can Add
Richard Frayne, Ph.D.
09:00   Acute Stroke: Discussion  
09:30   Break & Meet the Teachers  
    Carotid Disease: Investigation & Management  
    Moderators: Martin J. Graves, Ph.D. & Steven W. Hetts, M.D.
10:00 Carotid Disease: What the Clinician Wants
Thomas S. Hatsukami, M.D. - permission withheld
10:30 Carotid Disease: What the Radiologist Provides
Alan Moody, M.B.B.S., FRCP, FRCR
11:00 Carotid Disease: What the Physicist Can Add
Chun Yuan, Ph.D.
11:30   Carotid Disease: Discussion  
12:00   Lunch & Meet the Teachers  
    Parenchymal CNS Hemorrhage  
    Moderators: E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D. & Karen A. Tong, M.D.  
13:30   Parenchymal CNS Hemorrhage: What the Clinician Wants
Edip M. Gurol, M.D.
14:00 Parenchymal CNS Hemorrhage: What the Radiologist Provides
Patrick A. Turski, M.D.
14:30 Parenchymal CNS Hemorrhage: What the Physicist Can Add
Tetsuya Yoneda, Ph.D.
15:00   Parenchymal CNS Hemorrhage: Discussion  
    Break & Meet the Teachers  
    Head & Neck Cancer  
    Moderators: Leon Janse van Rensburg, M.D., D.Sc. & Osamu Sakai, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 Head & Neck Cancer: What the Clinician Wants
Ian J. Witterick, M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC
16:30 Head & Neck Cancer: What the Radiologist Provides
Lawrence Ginsberg, M.D.
17:00 Head & Neck Cancer: What the Physicist Can Add
Andreas Boss, M.D., Ph.D.
17:30   Head & Neck: Discussion  
18:00   Adjournment & Meet the Teachers