Friday Evening, 5 May 2006


 Poster Exhibit, Poster Presentations and Poster Walking Tour Reception, Room 4C, 3-4

SMRT E- Posters 15th Annual Meeting

Day One, Saturday, 6 May 2006, 07:45-17:00

07:45-08:00 Welcome  - Karen Bove Bettis, R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2005-2006
Announcements - Todd Frederick, R.T. (R)(MR), 2006  Program Chair
Moderator - Charles Stanley, R.T.  (R)(CT)(MR)
08:00-09:20 Trends in Diffusion Imaging
DWI - Soaring to New Heights

Michael Moseley, Ph.D.
Application of DWI in the Body
Adrian Knowles, R.T.
09:20-09:50 Advanced Imaging for Improved Breast Disease Differentiation - Proffered Papers
09:20-09:40 President's Award Proffered Paper:  Intermittent Fat Saturation and k-Space Reordering in Breast MRI
Caron Murray, M.R.T.(R)A.C., M.R.T.(MR)
09:40-09:50 2nd Place Award - Clinical Focus: Breast Tumor Characterization with Deconvolution Based Perfusion Quantification of DCE MRI
Filip DeRidder, R.N.
09:50-10:05 Break
10:05-10:55 Colorful Communication - not available
Gina Greenwood, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
10:55-11:25 MRI Prostate Technique
Norman Farrar, R.T. (R)(MR)
11:25-11:55 Pulse Sequence Design and Testing
Gareth Barker, Ph.D.
11:55-13:15 SMRT Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Moderator- Pamela Vincent, MPA, R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)
13:15-15:15 3T Update Forum
13:15-13:45 Pediatric Imaging – 3T
Micheal Ditchfield, M.D
13:45-14:15 Cardiac Imaging - 3T
Paul Finn, M.D.
14:15-14:45 Clinical Neuroimaging- 3T
David Stanley, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
14:45-15:15 Body Imaging – 3T
Neil Rofsky, M.D
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-16:00 Novel Approaches to Improve Image Quality in Challenging Imaging Situations - Proffered Papers
15:30-15:40 1st Place Award-Research Focus: Multi-Slab vs. Single-Slab Whole Heart Imaging for Reduced Sensitivity to Respiratory Drift, Heart Rate Variability, and Off-Resonance and Dephasing Artifacts - not available
Marcela B. Montequin, R.T.
15:40-15:50 1st Place Award-Clinical Focus: Comparison of Parallel Imaging Methods for Breath-Hold Abdominal Imaging
 Carol Beehler, R.T., (R)(MR)(CT)
15:50-16:00 3rd Place Award-Clinical Focus: Preparing Children for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Shari Stewart, B.Ed.
16:00-17:00 The Current and Developing Approach to Body MRI: How and Why We Do It?
Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Ph.D.
19:00 Past President’s Reception – Washington State Convention & Trade Center


Day Two, Sunday, 7 May 2006, 07:45-17:00, Room 4C, 3-4

07:45-08:00 Welcome - Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), President 2006-2007
AnnouncementsTodd Frederick R.T. (R)(MR), 2006 Program Chair

Moderator:  Steve Shannon, R.T., (R)(MR)
08:00-09:30 Breast Forum
08:00-08:45 MR Breast
Constance Lehman, M.D.
08:45-09:30 MR Breast Technique
Michael Coles, R.T
09:30-10:00 Exploring Advanced Imaging Techniques - Proffered Papers
09:30-09:40 3rd Place Award-Research Focus: Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Detect Rectal Cancer Using a Phased -Array Coil at 3.0T - not available
Joon Ho Hwang, R.T.
09:40-09:50 2nd Place Award-Research Focus: Segmented Arterial Spin Labeling MRI-A Non-Bold Method
Hina Jaggi, M.S.,R.T. (R)(MR) RDMS
09:50-10:00 Using Diffusion Weighted Imaging in the Detection of Hepatic Metastases from Neuroendocrine Tumors
Steven Williams, R.T. (R)(MR)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 MR Safety Forum
10:15-11:00 MR Safety Update-2006
Frank Shellock, Ph.D.
11:00-11:45 MRI Facility Safety: How The Design Of Your MRI Suite Impacts Patient Safety
Tobias Gilk, Ph.D.
11:45-13:00 Lunch
Moderator-Vera Miller, B.S.,R.T. (R)(MR)
13:00-13:30 Economics, Design & Marketing Considerations of Your MRI Center
James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
13:35-14:00 MRI Planning for Gamma Knife Radiotherapy
James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
14:00-14:30 Imaging for Clinical Trials
Maureen Ainslie, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-15:15 Recent Advances in fMRI
Rasmus Birn, Ph.D.
15:15-17:00 MRI Education and Certification Forum
Technologists/Radiographers From Around the World

U.S.-Carolyn Roth, R.T. (R)(MR)
Canada-Caron Murray, M. R.T. (R) A.C. (MR)
Australia- Wendy Strugnell, Bsc.
UK- Muriel Cockburn, R.T.
Europe – Silke Bosk, R.T. - not available

MR Primary Pathway Summit Meeting-Luann Culbreth, RT(R)(MR)(QM), M.Ed.
ARRT-Ginny Hasselhuhn, B.S., R.T.(R)(ARRT)
ASRT-Kevin Powers, Ed.S., R.T.(R)(M)
JRCERT-Joanne Greathouse, Ed.S., R.T.(R), FASRT, FAERS
AERS- Luann Culbreth, RT(R)(MR)(QM), M.Ed.
     17:00  Adjourn