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

Educational Session: Diffusion & Perfusion: What Do You Know?

Skill Level: Intermediate

Organizer: Joshua S. Shimony, M.D., Ph.D., Steven Sourbron PhD, Linda Knutsson, Ph.D. & Eric C. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Using an interactive format, this course will review and test the principles underlying diffusion and perfusion imaging methodology, with an emphasis on recent developments.

Target Audience
Clinicians and basic scientists who are interested in solidifying their understanding of basic principles of diffusion and perfusion imaging.

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

  • Identify appropriate applications for diffusion and perfusion imaging methods;
  • Differentiate between diffusion imaging methods, including tensor and higher order diffusion metrics, and be able to use the properties of each variant to select appropriate application specific methods; and
  • Differentiate between different contrast and non-contrast based perfusion imaging methods, including DCE, DSC, and ASL, and be able to use the properties of each variant to select appropriate application specific methods.

Moderators: Joshua Shimony, Steven Sourbron
Diffusion Imaging: From the Oops to the Aha
Alexander Leemans1
1Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
"We have acquired diffusion MRI data and now want analyze them... Help!"


Such a cry for help is often the result of bumping into unexpected complications at the early stage of analysis when trying to make sense of diffusion MRI data. In this talk, I will walk you through the most common "Oops" feelings that the novice may encounter and guide you towards the "Aha" victory moments where these issues get resolved.

Contrast Based Perfusion Imaging
David L. Buckley1
1Division of Biomedical Imaging, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Arterial Spin Labeling
Matthias van Osch1
1C.J. Gorter Center for high field MRI, Radiology, LUMC, Leiden, Netherlands
In this presentation the audience will be guided through the theory and applications of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI in an interactive manner. Emphasis will be put on the pitfalls of the acquisition, post-processing and interpretation of perfusion measurements by ASL.

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

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