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

Educational Session: Clinical & Technical Perspectives on Trends in MR

Educational Course

ORGANIZERS: Sebastian Kozerke, Ph.D. & James G. Pipe, Ph.D.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
Room 315  08:15 - 10:15 Moderators: Sebastian Kozerke, James Pipe

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_phys_eng
Session Number: Th01

This session is targeted towards clinIcians, engineers and physicists interested in the overall design and perspectives of next generation MR systems including hardware, software, workflow and diagnostics.

Target Audience
This session is targeted towards clinicians, engineers and physicists interested in the overall design and perspectives of next generation MR systems including hardware, software, workflow and diagnostics.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Distinguish clinical requirements versus design constraints and perspectives in MR system engineering;
-Indicate future avenues leading to low-cost and cryogen-free MR magnets; and
-Provide an overview of advanced data acquisition, reconstruction and methodology to speed up exams and aid clinical decision making.

The Ideal MR Scanner - a Clinician's Perspective
Daniel Sodickson
The Ideal MR Scanner - an Engineer's Perspective - permission withheld
Cecilia Possanzini
In considering what an ideal MRI system might be, it is helpful to evaluate the user needs. No system is ideal for everything and most MRI system designs represent a balance of both requirements and constraints. This paper analyses the opportunities and the limitations offered by some selected recent technical trends in MRI systems and examines a strategy to reach the definition of what might be an optimal MRI system design.

Future of MR Systems & Applications - Ultra High Field
Franz Schmitt
Ultra-High Field MRI has developed from a plain research instrument for mastering the required technology to a clinically recognised MR imaging field strength. Besides stronger magnets, the entire RF transmit and receive chain needed to be updated to the higher MR frequencies. The mitigation of the transmit B1+ inhomogeneity by means of parallel transmission is now fully understood and utilized in almost every UHF site in some sort or another. Beside the significantly higher resolution achieved with UHF, unique contrast and imaging possibilities opened up: better susceptibility weighting, quantitative susceptibility mapping, CEST imaging and sodium imaging, aiming for better diagnosis in neuro degenerative diseases, tumour imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and much more. All these aspects of UHF imaging will be considered in this educational talk.

Future MR Magnets - Beyond NbTi
Mark Bird
An overview of the challenges associated with development of higher field human MRI magnets is presented.

All at Once - Finger- & Footprints
Mariya Doneva
In recent years, the field of quantitative MRI has been expanded by the introduction of MR Fingerprinting as well as several quantitative MRI  methods applying extensive signal  modeling. This lecture will give an overview of these recently introduced methods.

Beyond Images - The Future of MR Diagnostics
Tim Leiner

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