ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA

Sunrise Educational Session: It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: Extreme Fields & Gradients
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Michael S. Hansen, Ph.D. & Joshua D. Trzasko, Ph.D.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 315  07:00 - 07:25 Moderators: Michael Hansen, Shengzhen Tao

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_crosscutting
Session Number: SM04

Most clinical MRI is performed using slightly variations of standard technology. However, in the research domain, many groups are now pushing the limits of what MRI technology can do, identifying new realms that it can be applied to, and violating the classic dogmas to enable wholly new imaging capabilities. In this course, we will explore some of these MRI technology extremes, investigate their technical foundations, and identify what potential impact they could have on clinical practice.

Target Audience
Physicists and Engineers who are interested in pushing the limits of MRI technology and exploring non-traditional uses of the latter.

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

-Identify and describe MRI techniques that employ non-traditional hardware setups (e.g., magnets, gradients);
-Identify and describe MRI techniques that employ non-traditional data acquisition strategies (e.g., RF, sampling); and
-Identify and describe MRI techniques that employ non-traditional data processing strategies (e.g., artifact-to-information, assisted diagnosis).

Gigi Galiana
New developments in gradient technology have brought higher resolution, improved diffusion imaging, and entirely novel encoding schemes.  This lecture will review the hardware, methodology and results of some of the newest techniques using non-traditional gradient hardware.


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.