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

Sunrise Session
Preclinical MRI: Methods & Applications: Future Challenges & Opportunities

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Preclinical MRI: Methods & Applications: Future Challenges & Opportunities
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Ed Wu, Elena Vinogradov, Lucio Frydman, Damian Tyler

Thursday, 16 May 2019
  07:00 - 08:00 Moderators:  Damian Tyler

Skill Level: Intermediate

Session Number: S-TH-03

Studies of animal models of human pathologies are critical for bridging research "from bench to bedside." Such studies are also essential for understanding the basic biological process and functions in humans. This course will first review the basic physical and biological aspects of in vivo animal MRI, then state-of-art neuroimaging, endogenous and exogenous contrasts, molecular and cellular imaging, and finally other animal imaging modalities including MR-PET and magnetic particle imaging (MPI).

Target Audience
Physicians, imaging scientists/engineers, medical physicists, technologists and other professionals with need for preclinical MR techniques to address transnational, clinical, and basic sciences questions.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Apply new MRI hardware and software to better assess small animal models of disease;
- Identify the strengths and limitations of preclinical MRI studies using specific MRI technologies, including MR-PET and MPI; and
- Design basic preclincial MRI experiments, including analyses and validation.


  Physical Aspects
Claudia Oerther
  Biological Aspects
Michal Neeman
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