ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 07-13 May 2016 Singapore

Sunrise Educational Session: Addressing Clinical Challenges in the Body with MRI: Contrast Agents

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Wednesday 11 May 2016

This course focuses on the clinical use of new contrast agents for body MRI applications. A comprehensive review of hepatobiliary and intravascular contrast agents will be presented with emphasis on the optimization of imaging protocols specifically tailored for these agents as well as common indications for MRI assessment of disease in the body.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the available intravenous contrast agents for MRI assessment of hepatobiliary and vascular diseases as well as implementation of protocols for assessment of disease in the body with these agents.

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

  • Illustrate the different gadolinium-based contrast agents available for assessment of hepatobiliary pathology; and
  • Convey the utility of intravascular contrast agents for assessment of vascular disease.

Moderators: Jeff Maki, Utaroh Motosugi
Addressing Clinical Challenges in the Body with MRI: Contrast Agents  Hepatobiliary
Jeong Min Lee1
1Seoul National University Hospital
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays critical roles in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary diseases. Compared with other hepatic imaging modalities, contrast-enhanced MRI offers more comprehensive evaluation of the hepatobiliary diseases. In this lecture, I am going to discuss the key features of the different types of contrast agents, with special emphasis on pharmacokinetic features of a new hepatobiliary MR contrast agent. In addition, I will address the optimized protocols according to the type of gadolinium contrast agent. For gadoxetate disodium, the potential advantages for diagnosing liver malignancies and for evaluation of hepatocarcinogenesis will be addressed via radiology-pathology correlation and also its caveats will be discussed with typical cases.

Tim Leiner1
1Utrecht University Medical Center
Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
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