ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA
Educational Session: MR Physics & Techniques for Clinicians
ORGANIZERS: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D. & Bernd Jung, Ph.D.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate
Slack Channel: #e_crosscutting
Session Number: Th02
This two-hour course will be a basic and comprehensive review of MRI physics and techniques. The presentations will be non-mathematical and suitable for clinicians and physicists new to the field. The course will cover advanced techniques including perfusion and diffusion imaging as well as recent developments in high-field imaging.
This course is primarily designed for the clinician who will benefit from an understanding of the "how’s and why’s" of MR imaging. While it requires no prior experience with MR, those with some familiarity and experience will also benefit. Those interested may include: radiologists and clinicians relatively new to MR imaging (including residents and fellows), experienced radiologists and clinicians wanting a refresher course in MR physics, and physicists and engineers wanting an introduction to the field.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Identify common MR imaging artifacts, their causes and implement strategies to mitigate image artifacts;
-Select the appropriate contrast agents to be used to target different anatomical areas and physiological processes during imaging, and explain why; and
-List current concepts, applications and challenges in high-field MR imaging.
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