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

Sunrise Educational Session: Clinical Applications of PET-MRI in Body Imaging
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Kathryn Fowler, M.D., Kartik Jhaveri, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Room 320  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Hersh Chandarana, Lorenzo Mannelli

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_body
Session Number: SW08

This course focuses on the current clinical challenges of PET/MR for body imaging including attenuation correction and motion correction and clinical applications in body oncology. This course will focus on the value of PET-MRI over other imaging modalities. The course will address cost-effective strategies for the use of PET-MRI.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the state-of-art PET-MRI protocols for assessment of oncological indications.

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

-Illustrate the practical considerations for performing PET-MRI examinations; and
-Implement PET-MRI protocols for the assessment of oncological indications.

Challenges-MRAC & Motion Correction
Alan McMillan
This lecture will address two primary challenges for PET/MR in relation to body imaging: (1) the limitations of MR-based attenuation correction (MRAC), and (2) strategies necessary to enable motion-robust simultaneous PET and MR imaging. Current approaches for MRAC and motion management, their impact on clinical workflow, and an assessment and outlook for future approaches will be discussed.

Current Clinical Applications & Novel Tracers, Future Directions
Thomas Hope

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.