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

Sunrise Educational Session: Multiparametric MR for Cancer

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Organizers: Guanshu Liu, Ph.D. & Mark D. Pagel, Ph.D.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

MRI of cancer now involves many different sequence and protocol options. This session will discuss diffusion, perfusion and spectroscopy as multiparametric options. In addition, it will discuss the potential of combining multiple methods in one paradigm to improve tumour detection and monitoring.

Target Audience
This will benefit PhD and MD's who are interested in novel MRI methods for detection and monitoring of cancer.

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

  • Understand the potential of diffusion MRI for detection and monitoring of cancer;
  • Understand the potential of spectroscopy for detection and monitoring of cancer;
  • Understand the potential of perfusion MRI for detection and monitoring of cancer; and
  • Understand the options for using a multiparametric analysis to identify and monitor cancer.

Moderators: Rosella Canese, Katja Pinker
Tumor Diagnosis with MR Spectroscopy.
Arend Heerschap1
1Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
This lecture provides a general introduction in the possibilities for diagnosis of tumors with MR spectroscopy. It focuses on the application of the 1H nucleus for MR spectroscopy and briefly discusses technical considerations for performing 1H MRS in the clinic. The major two topics being addressed are 1H MRS of brain tumors and prostate cancer. The lecture then concludes with some general remarks about current status and future prospects of clinical MR spectroscopy.

MRS - Response to Therapy
Tone Frost Bathen1
1Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Altered metabolism is an emerging hallmark of cancer, and is increasingly recognized as a potential target for treatment, and also as a source for novel biomarkers within diagnosis, treatment stratification, and prediction of treatment response. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used to measure metabolites in vivo as well as ex vivo in biofluids, cell extracts and intact tissue specimens. This lecture will give an update on the current status on the use of in vivo MRS in clinical trials of response to cancer therapy, and further discuss applications of ex vivo MRS as a complementary tool to this.


Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

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