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

Imaging Microstructure
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Daniel C. Alexander, Ph.D., Adam W. Anderson, Ph.D., & Derek K. Jones, Ph.D., DipIPSM
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Microstructural imaging is an emerging technology that combines non-invasive imaging with biophysical modelling to map features of tissue microstructure. Several MR modalities contribute to the paradigm. This session will give a cross section of the basics of each technique, explain how they can be mutually informative, and provide the biomedical context for their application.
Medical physicists developing microstructural imaging techniques and biomedical researchers using imaging for studying tissue in health and disease.

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

  • Implement pulse sequences, image reconstruction, and analysis methods for quantitative MR modalities that can measure tissue microstructure;
  • Develop new models that explore the potential for complimentary application of multiple modalities; and
  • Identify new applications of single and multi-modal microstructure imaging in biomedical imaging.


    Moderators: Adam W. Anderson, Ph.D. & Karin Shmueli, Ph.D.
09:00 Relaxometry Basics - permission withheld
Cornelia Laule, Ph.D.
09:20 Relaxometry Modelling
Sean C. L. Deoni, Ph.D.
09:40 Magnetisation Transfer Basics
Greg J. Stanisz, Ph.D.
10:00 Magnetisation Transfer Modelling
John G. Sled, Ph.D.
10:20   Break & Meet the Teachers  
11:00 Diffusion Basics
Louise E. Emsell, Ph.D.
11:20 Advanced Diffusion Sequences - permission withheld
Evren Ozarslan, Ph.D.
11:40 Diffusion Modelling
Markus Nilsson, Ph.D.
12:00   Lunch & Meet the Teachers  
    Moderators: Cornelia Laule, Ph.D. & Greg J. Stanisz, Ph.D.
13:30 Susceptibility Basics
Karin Shmueli, Ph.D.
13:50 Susceptibility Modelling
Chunlei Liu, Ph.D.
14:10 Multi-Modal Modelling
Nikola A. Stikov, Ph.D.
14:30 Microstructure Informed Tractography
Sad Jbabdi, Ph.D.
14:50   Break & Meet the Teachers  
15:20 Applications in Neuroscience
Yaniv Assaf, Ph.D.
15:40 Applications in Neurology
Michael M. Zeineh, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 Applications in Cancer
Colleen Baily, Ph.D.
16:20 Applications Elsewhere in the Body
Roger M. Bourne, Ph.D.
16:40   Adjournment & Meet the Teachers