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

Weekend Educational Session
Myelin

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Myelin
Weekend Course

ORGANIZERS: Cornelia Laule, Alex MacKay

 
Saturday, 11 May 2019
  13:30 - 17:00 Moderator:  Alex MacKay

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Session Number: WE-12

Overview
The goal of this course is to introduce the field of myelin imaging. The session will begin with an overview of the role of myelin in normal brain function and clinical value of being able to image myelin. Each of the next 7 presentations will cover different approaches to imaging myelin.

Target Audience
Clinicians who would like to be able to monitor myelin in demyelinating diseases and acquired injuries; neuroscientists who are interested in understanding myelin in normal brain function and want to learn what imaging techniques are available to measure myelin; and physicists and engineers who want to learn how to image myelin.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- List the pros and cons of the available MR techniques for measuring myelin; 
- Describe how inhomogeneity in B0 and B1 influence the different myelin imaging techniques;
- Explain how changes in CNS environment due to non-myelin pathology influence the different myelin imaging techniques; and
- Identify which of the available MR techniques for measuring myelin is most appropriate for each participant's application.








 

 

 
13:30
 
  What Is Myelin & Why Is It Important to Image?
TBD
13:50
 
  Magnetization Transfer Techniques
Guillaume Duhamel
14:10
 
  Myelin Water Imaging
Shannon Kolind
14:30
 
  T1 & T1w/T2w
Christine Tardif
14:50
 
  Break & Meet the Teachers
15:20
 
  Ultra Short TE
Mark Does
15:40
 
  Synthetic Myelin Imaging
Marcel Warntjes
16:00
 
  T2*
Dong-Hyun Kim
16:20
 
  Positron Emission Tomography
Benedetta Bondini
16:40
 
  Panel Discussion
17:00
 
  Adjournment & Meet the Teachers
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