ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA
|Sunrise Educational Session: MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound in the Brain|
ORGANIZERS: Edward V.R. DiBella, Ph.D. & Dennis L. Parker, Ph.D.
Monday, 24 April 2017
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Slack Channel: #e_phys_eng
Session Number: SM09
This course is designed for physicists and engineers to provide an introduction to new or emerging MR methods and applications that are gaining interest. The session provides a description of the underlying physics principles, image acquisition and reconstruction methods, pitfalls and challenges associated with MR-guided focused ultrasound in the brain. The clinical potential of this new MR imaging method will be discussed.
Those with an interest in: 1) understanding the issues of delivering targeted heating in the brain with ultrasound; 2) understanding the methods and algorithms used to track the temperature changes with MRI; and 3) the clinical potential and utility of intracranial MR-guided focused ultrasound.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Describe the principles behind delivering ultrasound energy intra-cranially and monitoring the heating in real-time with MRI;
-Identify and implement the optimum acquisition methods for rapid image acquisition for MR temperature mapping to guide focused ultrasound; and
-Recognize the potential of MR-guided focused ultrasound for clinical applications.
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