ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 07-13 May 2016 • Singapore
Educational Session: MR Physics & Techniques for Clinicians
Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate
Organizer: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D., Brian Hargreaves, Ph.D., Michael Markl, Ph.D., Bernd Jung, Ph.D. & Nicole Seiberlich, Ph.D.
Thursday 12 May 2016
This two-hour course will be a basic and comprehensive review of MRI
physics and techniques. The presentations will be non-mathematical and
suitable for clinicians and physicists new to the field. The course will
cover advanced techniques including perfusion and diffusion imaging as
well as recent developments in high-field imaging.
This course is primarily designed for the clinician who will benefit
from an understanding of the "how’s and why’s" of MR imaging. While it
requires no prior experience with MR, those with some familiarity and
experience will also benefit. Those interested may include: radiologists
and clinicians relatively new to MR imaging (including residents and
fellows), experienced radiologists and clinicians wanting a refresher
course in MR physics, and physicists and engineers wanting an
introduction to the field.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe the principles of
perfusion imaging and diffusion weighted imaging;
- Select the appropriate
contrast agents to be used to target different anatomical areas and
physiological processes during imaging, and explain why; and
- Understand current concepts,
applications and challenges in high-field MR imaging.
Mariya Doneva, Bernd Jung
Artifacts to Artefacts: Causes & Cures from Clinical
1Radiology, Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland, OH, United States
This talk will give a clinically oriented perspective on
understanding, using and if desirable, avoiding MR
1University Hospital Bern
The purpose of this talk is presentation of an overview
of commonly used contrast agents in MRI. The active
principle of Gadolinium-based contast agents and its
impact on different types of MR images is explained.
Furthermore, T1 and T2 effects with respect to certain
imaging sequences are illustrated. The difference of
extra-cellular and intravascular (blood pool) contrast
agents is presented as well as the difference of
Gadolinium-based contrast agents ("positive" agents with
dominent T1 effect, increased signal intensity) and
iron-based contrast agents ("negative" agents with
dominent T2* effect, decreased signal intensity).
Finally, the deposition of Gadolinium in patients is
(Ultra-) High Field Imaging
1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2Medical
Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center,
Most of the ultra-high field systems are being used for
research purposes, but the transition into hospitals for
dedicated applications is expected. The reasons for
using high and ultra-high field compared to standard
field strength are multifold and will be outlined in
this presentation. Along with these benefits go a larger
range of challenges, which are among the reasons for the
rather slow transition of UHF into clinical routine.
Solutions to most of these challenges will be presented
and applications will be highlighted.
Adjournment & Meet the
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