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

Sunrise Session
Imaging Without Gadolinium: Synthetic MRI

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Imaging Without Gadolinium: Synthetic MRI
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Pia Maly Sundgren, Elna-Marie Larsson, Robert Witte

Thursday, 16 May 2019
Room 511BCEF  07:00 - 08:00 Moderators:  Xiang Xu, Robert Witte

Skill Level: Basic to Advanced

Session Number: S-TH-07

The findings of gadolinium deposition in the brain of patients after previous injection of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) have resulted in a growing interest in alternative techniques. This course deals with four MRI methods that potentially could replace contrast enhanced MRI: arterial spin labeling (ASL), chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) imaging, diffusion MRI, and synthetic MRI.

Target Audience
Trainees, radiologists, physicists, and basic scientists.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain the techniques and clinical use of ASL, CEST, diffusion MRI and synthetic MRI; and
- Describe how and when these methods potentially can replace GBCA administration.


  Synthetic MRI Technique
Dan Ma
Clinical Applications of Synthetic MRI
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Suraj Serai
Synthetic MRI is now available for clinical use. The ability to automatically perform brain segmentation, volume estimages and myelin measurements offer potential for quantitative neurological studies. The measured pathological changes can be applies to surgical planning and image guided interventions.
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