Lauterbur Lecture: Dr. Leon Axel will present “MRI as a Window into Cardiac Function” at 5:30pm in the Plenary Hall. Paul Lauterbur’s seminal contributions to MRI have led to ongoing progress in the evaluation of the heart. While practical challenges remain, MRI has a unique potential for multidimensional quantitative characterization of regional cardiac function.
The ISMRM Opening Reception will take place from 18:15-20:00 in the Exhibition Hall, following the Lauterbur Lecture – Come and get a first look at the Corportate Exhibition!
SMRT: The MRI Safety Forum not to be missed! Join Dr. Frank Shellock, Dr. Michael Steckner & Dr. Sunder Rajan in a panel discussion about implant safety testing, heating issues, and safety concerns for medical Implants in the MRI environment. Sunday, 23rd April 2017 @ 8am.
Education Sessions Continue: 12 different educational sessions on MRI Physics/Engineering topics, Neuro, Cardiac and Cancer applications, and a new course on Biostatistics. Some highlights below:
- Multiparametric Imaging in Cancer: How & Why: (08:15-12:05 in Room 314) will give an overview of how different quantitative imaging approaches can be utilized in oncological imaging. The talks range from how to derive and utilize quantitative information, defining normal, to radiomics.
- Non-Contrast Enhanced MR Imaging of the Body: Contrast enhanced imaging in the body is indispensable – except when it can be disposed of! Don’t miss Dr. Ruth Lim on Sunday, April 23 at 9:15 AM in Room 315. This includes a discussion of clinical scenarios and protocols where contrast may not be required.
- Fetal MRI: (by Dr. Daniela Prayer, in Room 315 on Sunday, April 23 at 14:15). Learn about this complex and developing topic, which requires knowledge of rapid imaging, fetal development, interplay of multiple major organ systems, and multi-systemic pathology.
- Biostatistics for Imaging Studies: You’re not alone!! – Statistical analysis in imaging studies is difficult. Learn about ROC Analysis and statistical considerations in assessing quantitative imaging biomarkers from 13:15-16:45 on Sunday, April 23, in Room 316 B.