27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Sunrise Session
Why Do My Body Images Look So Bad?

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Why Do My Body Images Look So Bad?
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Utaroh Motosugi, Vikas Gulani

Monday, 13 May 2019
Room 518A-C  07:00 - 08:00 Moderators:  Ananya Panda, Elizabeth Hecht

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Session Number: S-M-01

In this session we will describe artifacts and imaging features that are of particular concern in body imaging. These include B1 and B0 inhomogeneities, motion, and body habitus. The course will include a review of these factors, as well as strategies for mitigating unwanted features, use of these factors, creation of robust protocols, and for improving image quality.

Target Audience
Clinicians and researchers interested imaging the abdomen and pelvis.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify commonly seen artifacts and image features in abdominal and pelvic MRI;
- Recognize the cause behind these artifacts and imaging features;
- Describe how to start exploiting artifacts for diagnostic purposes, if possible; and
- Describe strategies for protocol development with artifact minimization in mind.


Hersh Chandarana
Improved understanding of common artifacts in liver MRI and methods to mitigate these artifacts can improve the robustness of MR examination and increase diagnostic yield of these studies.

Brian Hargreaves
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