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

Sunrise Educational Session: High-Throughput: The 5 Minute MR Scan

Skill Level: Intermediate

Organizers: Garry E. Gold, M.D. & Joshua D. Trzasko, Ph.D.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

MRI is a powerful and flexible imaging modality. However, long scan duration and protocol lists limit the amount of information than can be collected in a clinically reasonable time window. In this course, clinicians and scientists will discuss their visions for a 5-minute comprehensive MRI exam. Each lecture will focus on a different MRI application, identify what information is critical for diagnosis (and what isn’t), and overview technical strategies for obtaining this information as rapidly as possible.

Target Audience
This educational session targets both scientists and clinicians interested in the development and application of rapid comprehensive MRI techniques. The discussion about both technical and clinical aspects of different areas of MRI is intended to provide a broad perspective about rapid MRI, and promote translations of concepts and strategies between areas. Although no specific MRI area expertise is required, a general understanding of the different requirements and goals of different MRI areas, and appreciation of MRI physics and technology, will maximize the benefit from this course.

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

  • Understand the needs for rapid imaging in different clinical applications;
  • Identify what types of information are most important for diagnosis;
  • Identify the potential for reducing the number of protocols in an exam;
  • Understand technical challenges with, and solutions to, rapid imaging; and
  • Appreciate the potential compromises in developing application-specific rapid protocols.

Moderator: Joshua Trzasko
High Throughput:  The 5 minute MR Scan for Pediatric Imaging - Permission Withheld
Shreyas Vasanawala
Ensuring a fast scan time is particularly important for pediatric MRI.  Often, cooperation of the patient is obtained for only a few minutes.  Going beyond this limit will induce a need for anesthesia, with consequent risk and cost.  Thus, clearly defined list ordered by priority of clinical questions for each exam is a must.   In this presentation, four rapid exams will will be presented covering a the spectrum of pediatric body MR imaging.

Neuroimaging:  Fast Brain MR Imaging
Kambiz Nael1
1Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States
The purpose of this talk is to provide an overview of evolving MR methodology for fast brain MR imaging. Latest development on new MR technology and recent fast imaging tools will be discussed. We will review “5-minute” brain MR scans from 2 point of views: 1) “Speed focus”: in this approach the goal is to obtain required information from a routine brain MRI by accelerating image acquisition without sacrificing diagnostic image quality.  2) “Clinical need focus” in this approach the brain MR protocol is tailored to address a specific need and provide all required information for a specific pathology such as stroke.  Finally we visit the topic of “synthetic MRI” and its current potential applications.

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.