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

Sunrise Educational Session: Bleeding Edge of Brain Techniques: Fingerprinting and Hyperpolarized C13 MRI
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Fernando E. Boada, Ph.D. & Christopher P. Hess, M.D., Ph.D.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 311  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Fernando Boada, Christopher Hess

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_neuro
Session Number: SM06

This course provides a comprehensive tutorial on emerging MRI methodologies for studying and characterizing the human brain. The basic methodological requirements in order to obtain meaningful information from the CNS using such techniques will be introduced as well as the advantages and limitations of each technique in the setting of impotent physiological and pathological states.

Target Audience
Target audience is MR scientists and clinicians interested in gathering the operational knowledge required to use these techniques for studying basic and pathological brain metabolism as well as diagnosing clinically relevant conditions.

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

-Appraise the role of emerging techniques for the non-invasive MRI of brain function;
-Outline data acquisition requirements for effective application of these techniques; and
-Summarize physiological parameters that can be measured in a clinical and/or research setting.

Hyperpolarized 13C: New Kind on the Block
Myriam Chaumeil
The goal of this presentation is to critically present the potential and limitations of hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (HP 13C MRSI) for diagnosis and monitoring of non-cancer neurological disorders. We will present in vivo studies in which hyperpolarized [1-13C] pyruvate was used to monitor neuroinflammation in preclinical models of Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury, and discuss the results. We will also give an overview on how to design hyperpolarized 13C probes for metabolic imaging, and discuss the technical and biological requirements of such imaging agents with a special focus on brain.

Brain MR Fingerprinting: Brain MR for the Masses?
Timothy Shepherd
This presentation will provide an academic radiologist's perspective on the potential impacts of MR fingerprinting approaches to clinical neuroradiology in the next 5 years.


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