ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA
Educational Session: Susceptibility Imaging as a New Window on Disease, Iron & Hypoxia
ORGANIZERS: Jeff F. Dunn, Ph.D. & Linda Moy, M.D.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate
Slack Channel: #e_cancer_mol_mrs
Session Number: Tu03
Susceptibility relates to inhomogeneous magnetic fields as will be caused by iron deposition, hypoxia, tracer response, altered blood vessel structures, and changes in tissue structure. In most clinical conditions or diseases, there are changes in the naturally occurring susceptibility. In addition dedicated contrast agents that exploit this contrast mechanism can be developed. How can the clinician and scientist capitalize on this sensitive contrast mechanism to improve diagnosis and monitoring of disease?
Scientists and clinicians who want to learn how and why one would incorporate susceptibility imaging into their research or clinical work to investigate disease or diseases models.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Define the terms BOLD, GRE and susceptibility;
-Describe how susceptibility imaging could improve imaging of cancer;
-Explain how susceptibility imaging could improve imaging of conditions involving hypoxia/ischemia;
-Explain how susceptibility imaging could improve imaging of conditions involving brain related disorders; and
-Describe some key aspects of how susceptibility imaging is improving molecular imaging and cell tracking as emerging technologies.
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