“MR Education Unlimited”
SMRT 17th Annual Meeting – Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Annual Meeting Program - Day One, Saturday, 3 May 2008

Program Objectives  (please click to view/download pdf file)
07:45 Welcome & Announcements
  Carolyn Bonaceto, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR) - SMRT President 2007-2008
  Anna Kirilova, B.Sc., R.T.(R)(MR) - 2008 Program Co-Chair
  Moderator: Charles Stanley, CRA, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
08:00 Radio Frequency and Specific Absorption Rate Considerations
  Joel Felmlee, Ph.D.
09:00 Clinical Cardiac MRI: Optimize Your Workflow
  Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T., (N)(MR)
10:00 Break
  Moderator: Anne Marie Sawyer, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
10:15 Challenges in Musculoskeletal MRI
  Dominic Kennedy, BAppSc (MIT)
10:45 Veterinary MRI
  James Stuppino, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)
11:15 SMRT Business Meeting
12:00 SMRT Luncheon
  Moderator: Vera Miller B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
13:00 Advances in Pulse Sequences/ Molecular Imaging
  Michel D. Noseworthy, Ph.D.
  Proffered Paper Award Winners: Exploring Advanced MR Applications
14:00 President’s Award Proffered Paper: Evaluation of Territorial Arterial Spin Labeling in Acute Stroke Patients
  Violet Chua, BSc.
14:15 1st Place Award- Clinical Focus: Susceptibility Weighted Imaging of Cartilage
  Zahid Latif, R.T., (R)(MR)(CT)
14:25 2nd Place Award- Clinical Focus: NOVA (Non-invasive Optimum Vascular Analysis) Studies Accurately Identify Cerebral Vascular Deficits to Redefine Patients at Highest Risk for Strokes
  Susan Ryan, A.A.S.
14:35 1st Place Award- Research Focus: Treatment Response of Quetiapine in Bipolar Mania Using 1H-MRS
  Barry Southers, B.S., R.T., (R)
14:45 2nd Place Award (Tie)- Research Focus: NPI: A Joint Acquisition/Analysis Approach to Allowing Binary Tissue Classification of the Brain
  John Totman, D.C.R., (R)
15:00 Break
  Moderator: Caron Murray, M.R.T.(R)MRT(MR), 2008 Program Co-Chair
15:15 Hot Topics in Breast MRI
  Thomas Helbich, M.D.
16:15 Imaging the Pregnant Patient
  Leena Mammen, M.D.
17:30 SMRT Reception and Poster Walking Tour


Annual Meeting Program - Day Two, Sunday, 4 May 2008
07:45 Welcome & Announcements
  Wendy Strugnell, BAppSc (MIT) - SMRT President 2008-2009
  Nancy Talbot, M.R.T.(R)(MR) - 2008 Program Co-Chair
  Moderator: Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T.(N)(MR)
08:00 Vascular MRA (1.5 and 3T)
  Brian DeSouza, R.T.(MR)
09:00 Body MRI 2008: Tips & Techniques & New Advances
  Russell Norman Low, M.D.
10:00 Break
  Moderator: David Stanley, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
10:15 Parallel Imaging
  Jason Polzin, Ph.D.
  Proffered Papers Award Winners: Emerging MR Applications in Women's & Men's Health
11:15 2nd Place Award (Tie)- Research Focus: Utilizing BREASE (Breast Spectroscopy Exam) to Monitor Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Response at 3T - Preliminary Results
  Brandy Reed, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
11:25 3rd Place Award - Research Focus: Utilizing a Single Point Dixon Sequence for Fat/Water Separation in Dynamic Contrast Breast MRI: A Feasibility Study
  Caron Murray, M.R.T., (MR)
11:35 3rd Place Award - Clinical Focus: Prostate Spectroscopy in Radiation Therapy: The Role of the Technologist Beyond MRI Simulation
  Theresa Richardson, R.T.,(R)(MR)(CT)
11:45 SMRT Awards Presentation and Luncheon
  Moderator: Steven Shannon R.T.(R)(MR)
13:00 Safety Forum: MR Safety Update
  Emanuel Kanal, M.D., F.A.C.R.
  Challenges & Opportunities for the MR Safety Officer
  John Posh, A.S.R.T
15:00 Break
  Moderator: Pamela Vincent, R.T.(R)(MR)
15:15 Brain Imaging Medley
  Carolyn Roth, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV)
16:15 Artifacts & Remedies Forum
  John Christopher, B.A., R.T.(N)(MR)
  Laurian Rohoman, R.T.(R)(MR), ACR
17:15 Adjournment


Last updated 21 May 2009