Spin Echoes and Beyond

09:00 – 10:15

Chairs: Jorg F. Debatin and Jonathan S. Lewin

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this session participants should be able to:

• Explain the basis of the MR experiment;
• Appreciate the potential of low field imaging;
• Describe several opportunities opened by high field imaging;
• Summarize the rationale of assessments based on cost-effectiveness;
• Appraise the impact of cost on global availability of MRI technology.

09:00 1. MR Imaging at Low Field Strengths: Physical Principles, Instrumentation, Clinical Applications, and Limitations, Paul M. Parizel, University of Antwerpe (Universitair Ziekenhuis Anteweepen), Antwerp, Belgium.
09:25 2. More is Usually More: The Future of High Field (1.0-1.5T) MRI, Norbert J. Pelc, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
09:50 3. More vs. Less: Not a Question of Field Strength, But Cost-Effectiveness, G. Scott Gazelle, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

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