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


Overview
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.



07:00
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.

07:25
Current Clinical Applications & Novel Tracers, Future Directions
Thomas Hope
07:50
Adjournment
 
 

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