ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA
|Sunrise Educational Session: Low Field MR: Systems & Applications|
ORGANIZERS: Jie Luo, Ph.D., Thomas W. Okell, Ph.D., Signe Johanna Vannesjö, Ph.D., Puneet Bagga, Ph.D., Mary P. McDougall, Ph.D.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Slack Channel: #e_phys_eng
Session Number: STu09
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 an overview of low field MR system technology, including how to design a portable MR system. Imaging considerations at low field, such as contrast behavior, SNR and artifact sources, will be discussed. Applications that benefit from low field - in particular hyperpolarization, pre-polarization and magnetic particle imaging - will be presented.
Those interested in: 1) understanding design considerations related to portable MR systems and learning about technology relevant for low field imaging; 2) understanding potential benefits and challenges of imaging at low field; 3) understanding the theory behind hyperpolarization, pre-polarization and magnetic particle imaging, and why these techniques benefit from low field.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Identify design considerations for low field systems and portable MR systems;
-Describe benefits and challenges related to imaging at low field; and
-Describe applications that particularly benefit from low field - in particular hyperpolarization, pre-polarization and MPI.
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