Ballroom A
16:00 – 18:00

Chairs: Frank R. Korosec and Joseph C. McGowan

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Describe the fundamental principles of MR imaging including the Larmor relationship, relaxation phenomena, and the role of magnetic field gradients in the signal encoding process;
• Name the components of the imaging system and describe their function in the imaging process;
• Explain imaging pulse sequences including those based on spin echoes and gradient echoes;
• Design MR imaging protocols for diagnostic applications considering image contrast, spatial resolution, acquisition time, signal-to-noise ratio, and artifacts;
• Describe the principles and capabilities of various MR techniques including perfusion and diffusion imaging, functional imaging, and cardiac imaging.

16:00 Perfusion and Diffusion Imaging, David Alsop.
16:40 Functional MRI and BOLD Contrast, Peter van Zijl.
17:20 Cardiac MRI, Victor A. Ferrari.

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