#0377 Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the ACL Graft: This study uses novel DTI to assess graft maturation (see Fig 4).
#0380 The magic angle effect can partially explain load-induced increases in meniscal T2 and T1rho: Compression induced internal fiber reorganization may manifest as the magic angle effect (see Fig 2)
#441 – 3DFSE gets the squeeze: Randomized view ordering and resampling of some phase encodes and compressed sensing reconstruction enables T1- and T2-weighted imaging with decreased T2-blurring. Demonstrated in brain, 4 minute scan time.
#507 Can MR be used to monitor response to SSRI therapy? Schrantee et al (Psychiatric Neuroimaging in Room 314 at 13:57) demonstrate application of pharmacologic MR to detect serotonin transporter differences after the institution of SSRI therapy. MR results validated with SPECT in the same group.
The Rise of the (Reconstruction) Machines: Don’t miss combined educational and science session Learning Image Reconstruction in Room 311, 16:15-18:15. Educational talks by Krzystof Geras and Florian Knoll on deep learning and reconstruction, followed by scientific abstracts such as Lee et al (#641, 17:27) – who use deep learning for reconstruction from undersampled parallel imaging data. Faster and better than GRAPPA and ALOHA.
Reject Accepted Dogma: Don’t miss the Sunrise session “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: Non-Traditional Acquisition” where Drs. Brunner and Liang guide you through non-traditional approaches to RF system design and to data acquisition, in modern MRI. Room 315 from 07:00 to 07:50.
Liver Quantitation: If your evenings are as interesting as your days, your liver might be the most important organ in your body. Come see the latest in quantitation methods in the liver. Room 310, 08:15 – 10:15
Artifacts & Corrections: (4:15-6:15pm, Rm.310) Prepare yourself for the Thursday game show! #570-572 offer solutions to bSSFP banding artifacts. #575-579 offer corrections for eddy current and distortion effects in diffusion, EPI and other sequences.
YIA Sessions (Monday): Congratulations to all six finalists who described their works with very educational and polished presentations. This year’s YIA competition represents one of the most diverse collection of topics to date and exemplifies the breadth and depth of MR research that is being conducted by some of the brightest young members of our field. The presented techniques and studies will have far reaching clinical implications. All ISMRM attendees are encouraged to visit the YIA posters, which will remain displayed near the main entrance of the exhibit hall for the duration of the week. The winners of the Moore and Rabi awards will be announced on Thursday.
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The Combined Educational and Scientific Session on Studying the Value of MRI, on Monday, April 24
The session was led off by two 15 minute talks by Drs. Jeong Min Lee and Yoshimi Anzai providing their on high value examinations. Dr. Lee shared several technological innovations for rapid high value examinations in the abdomen, and their clinical impact. Dr. Anzai shared a system level perspective on definitions of value, and the measurement of value. She showed several examples of high value MR examinations and the impact on patient care. The scientific section included a breadth of studies on the value of MR, including diverse topics such as comparative effectiveness, clinical approaches to shortened protocols, and image acquisition/reconstruction approaches to constructing high value examinations. The content touched upon almost all anatomical regions in the body, further highlighting the broad interest in the topic. At the conclusion, there was a short discussion on the need to push the Value Initiative further forward, with a call to the ISMRM membership to voice their opinions on the topic and where they would like to see it go. Please join #value in Slack to further voice your views and continue the discussion on this important topic. There will be an ISMRM and RSNA co-provided workshop on High-Value MRI from February 18-20 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Please watch the ISMRM website for details.