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

Educational Session: Traumatic Brain Injury

Skill Level: Intermediate

Organizer: Greg Zaharachuk, M.D., Ph.D. & Jeffrey Neil, M.D., Ph.D.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

This course will discuss MRI techniques for diagnosis and grading of traumatic brain injuries.

Target Audience
Physicists and clinicians involved in the evaluation of traumatic brain injuries.

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

  • Describe the MR changes found in traumatic brain injury; and
  • Illustrate the importance of these changes in the broader healthcare environment.

Moderators: Robert Mckinstry
“TBI: Susceptibility-weighted Imaging”
Karen Tong1
1Radiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, United States
SWI is extremely sensitive for detecting small TBI-related hemorrhages (usually missed by CT or conventional MRI) which can be quite extensive or located in critical brain regions, and can serve as biomarkers of injury or help predict neurologic and neuropsychological outcomes. Quantitative susceptibility mapping can also provide additional information such as measuring iron deposition after chronic TBI, or quantify lesions for comparison or follow-up. SWI is most useful in moderate and severe TBI assessment, as microhemorrhages are less often found in mild TBI, in which case other advanced imaging modalities may be more helpful.

TBI: Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Michael L Lipton1
1The Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, United States
TBI: Resting-State Functional MRI
Christopher T. Whitlow1
1Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Pediatric TBI and Sports-Related Concussion: Common Data Elements (CDEs) to Inform Diagnosis, Neuroimaging, and Outcome Metrics.
Christopher G G Filippi1
1Radiology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY, United States
Demonstrating gaps in current knowledge and research in mild traumatic brain injury and sports-related concussion that are opportunities for new research endeavors and providing links to essential resources advocated by the National Institutes of Health, termed Common Data Elements (CDEs), for research in mTBI that attempt to standardize clinical data acquisition, data collection, neuroimaging, and outcome metrics to enable better comparison of research studies and multicenter collaboration.

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.