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

Sunrise Educational Session: MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound in the Brain
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Edward V.R. DiBella, Ph.D. & Dennis L. Parker, Ph.D.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 314  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Kim Butts Pauly, Dennis Parker

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.

Target Audience
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.

Educational Objectives
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.

MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound in the Brain - Description, Overview & Method
John Snell
Transcranial focused ultrasound is an old idea which has become a clinical reality within recent years. MR image guidance and treatment monitoring are key enablers of focused ultrasound technology for use in the brain. The origins, current state and future roadmap of this technology will be discussed. Given the challenges of accessing the brain and the high cost and limitations of some current approaches, this non-invasive technology has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many brain disorders.

MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound in the Brain - Clinical Potential & Relevance
Pejman Ghanouni

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.