Preliminary Program
Last Updated 4/5/04


Friday Evening, 14 May 2004, 18:30 - 20:30

Poster Reception and Walking Tour

Day One, Saturday, 15 May 2004, 07:15-17:00

07:45-08:00 Welcome -- Maureen Ainslie, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2003 - 2004
Announcements -- James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair
  Moderator: Julie-Strandt-Peay, B.S.M., R.T. (R)(MR)


MR Colonography and Virtual Colonoscopy
Silke Bosk, R.T., Siemens AG Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany


3T Imaging
David W. Stanley, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), G.E. Medical Systems, Milwaukee, WI, USA



  Moderator: Bobbie Burrow, A.S., R.T. (CT)(MR)
10:00-10:15 “Projection Reconstruction and Time Resolved Imaging of Contrast Kinetics in Breast MRI”
Caron Murray, RT, R, ACR, (MR) - 1st Place Award-Research Focus
10:15-10:30 “Use of Guidance Software During MR Breast Interventional Procedures”
Joanne Muldoon, MRT, R, (MR) - 2nd Place Award-Research Focus
10:30-10:45 “Comparison Between Single Breath-Hold Volumetric Delayed Enhancement Imaging of the Left Ventricle and Navigator Guided Free Breathing 3D DE Imaging”
Mercedes Pereyra, R.T. - 1st Place Award-Clinical Focus
10:45-11:00 “Assessment of Myocardial Viability using Contrast Enhanced MRI-Comparison of Gd-DTPA and GD-Bopta"
Sandra Massing, RT - 3rd Place Award-Clinical Focus


SMRT Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon

  Moderator: Cindy Hipps, B.H.S., R.T. (R)(MR)


MRI for the Management of Haemochromatosis
Gregory Colin Brown, R.T., Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia 


State of the Art in Breast Imaging
Anne M. Sawyer-Glover, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), Stanford University, Radiology-Lucas MRS Center, Stanford, CA, USA

15:05 -15:20


  Moderator: Scott Kurdilla, R.T. (MR)


Male Pelvis
E. Scott Pretorius, M.D., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Proffered Papers: Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography

16:15-16:30 “Direct Comparison of Sensitivity Encoding (SENSE) Accelerated and Conventional 3D Contrast Enhanced MR Angiography (CE-MRA) of Renal Arteries: Effect of Increased Spatial Resolution”
Eric Douglas, RT, (MR) - President’s Award
16:30-16:45 "Optimization of Contrast-Enhanced Peripheral MR Angiography with Mid-Femoral Venous Compression (VENCO)”
Sandra Massing, RT - 2nd Place Award-Clinical Focus
16:45-17:00 Proffered Paper:
David Stanley, BS,RT(R)(MR)
"MR Assessment of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication”



Welcome -- Cindy Hipps, B.H.S., R.T., (R)(MR), SMRT President 2004 - 2005
Announcements -- James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT Program Chair


Diffusion Tensor MR Tractography
Roland Bammer, Ph.D., Stanford University, Lucas MRS/I Center, Stanford, CA, USA 


Advances in Abdominal Imaging

Carolyn K. Roth, R.T.(R)(MR), Boothwyn, PA, USA 



  Moderator: Bobbie Burrow, A.S., R.T. (CT)(MR)


One Stop Shopping: The 30 Minute Ischemic Heart Disease Exam
Michaela Schmidt, Siemens AG Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany


Functional Assessment of the Joints Using Kinematic MRI
Frank Shellock, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Contrast MRA and New Blood Pool Agents
Martin R. Prince, M.D., Ph.D., Cornell MRI, New York, NY, USA 




Clinical and Research Spectroscopy
H. Cecil Charles, Ph.D., Duke University, Duke Image Analysis Lab, Durham, NC, USA 




Proffered Papers: Evaluating Neurologic Disease with MRI

14:45-15:00 “Pathogenesis of Corticospinal Tract Degeneration in ALS Patients by Diffusion Tensor Imaging”
Helle Juhl Simonsen, (MRT) - 3rd Place Award-Research Focus
15:00-15:15 “3D FIESTA (TRUE FISP) Compared to 3D IR-SPGR (Inversion Prepared Spoiled Grass) at C2 Level in the Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis”
Anne Dorte Blankholm, RT MR, PgD
15:15-15:30 Proffered Paper:
“Evaluation of PROstate Spectroscopy Examination (PROSE) Sequence in the Treatment and Follow-Up of Patients Pre- and Post- Brachytherapy”
Anna Kirilova, RT, MR, MRT (R)


MR Safety Forum:
Frank Shellock, Ph.D., Safety Forum Moderator, IMRSER, Los Angeles, CA, USA


MRI Safety at 8-Tesla
Alayar Kangarlu, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, New York, USA


MRI Safety and Contrast Agents
A. Gregory  Sorenson, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA


Pediatric Considerations for MRI Safety
Michael Kean, R.T., Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  MRI Safety and Implants: Update 2004
Frank G. Shellock, PhD,  IMRSER, Los Angeles, California, USA
  Round Table Discussion  - MRI Safety 2004



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