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

Combined Educational & Scientific Session
Psychoradiology for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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Psychoradiology for Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Combined Educational & Scientific Session

ORGANIZERS: Qiyong Gong, John Port

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Room 513D-F  08:15 - 10:15 Moderators:  Christopher Hess, Fei Li

Skill Level: Basic to Advanced

Session Number: W-02

MR has been the mainstay for psychoradiology, a subspecialty of radiology which is not only providing a deep insight into the underlying neuropsychopathology, but also primed to play a major clinical role in guiding diagnostic and treatment planning decisions in the patients with neuropsychiatric disorders.

Target Audience
Clinicians and researchers interested in the use of MR in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain the history of psychoradiology;
- Describe the key research MR findings in major neuropsychiatric disorders; and
- Describe the techniques for identifying MR imaging biomarkers and treatments targeted at individual patients with major neuropsychiatric disorders.


The Long Road to Psychoradiology
John Sweeney
Starting 40 years ago, CT studies and then MRI demonstrated brain alterations particularly in psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, but also in mood disorders, drug abuse, autism and most other more serious psychiatric conditions.  With their increasing robustness following technical advances in image acquisition and analysis, psychiatric imaging research has begun evaluating the clinical relevance of these findings for diagnosing and treating individual patients.  A review of past progress and pathways forward in this next step for psychiatric imaging research will be the focus of this presentation.

Current Psychoradiology Toolbox
Hesheng Liu
Current Imaging of Autism
Birgit Ertl-Wagner
09:15-10:03   T.B.A.
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