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

Weekend Educational Session
Basics of Molecular Dynamic Sensitive MRI; MT, CEST & Rotating-Frame Relaxation

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Basics of Molecular Dynamic Sensitive MRI; MT, CEST & Rotating-Frame Relaxation
Weekend Course

ORGANIZERS: Kannie WY Chan

 
Sunday, 12 May 2019
  08:00 - 12:00 Moderators:  Greg Stanisz, Jiadi Xu

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Session Number: WE-19

Overview
This course will cover the mechanisms, acquisition strategies, quantification methods and applications of methods sensitive to molecular dynamics. These techniques offer unique contrasts to assess biological processes and diseases not possible with standard contrasts. In particular, the lecturers will covers topics on magnetization transfer (MT), chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST), rotating frame relaxation methods (T1rho, T2rho & RAFF).

Target Audience
Basic scientists and clinicians who desire an introduction to exchange-based and molecular dynamics methods and applications.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain the acquisition and quantification methods used for each of the methods covered in the lectures;
- Describe the potential pitfalls related to the acquisition and interpretation of the results;
- Identify applications that would benefit from the methods covered; and
- Illustrate what the measurements mean in terms of the specific biomedical application.
 

 

 
08:00
 
  Quantitative Magnetization Transfer Imaging for Characterizing Pathology
Seth Smith
08:35
 
  CEST MRI for Beginners
Eleni Demetriou
09:10
 
  The Basics of Rotating Frame Relaxation (T1rho, T2rho)
Elena Vinogradov
09:45
 
  Break & Meet the Teachers
10:15
 
  Exploiting Rotation Along Fictitious Fields
Silvia Mangia
10:50
 
  Imaging Molecular Dynamics & Its Clinical Applications in the Brain
Lucio Frydman
11:25
 
  Role of Molecular Dynamic Imaging in Musculoskeletal Applications
Mikko Nissi
12:00
 
  Lunch & Meet the Teachers
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