SMRT 18th Annual Meeting 
18-19 April 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii

Last Updated 21 May 2009

with recorded presentations available to meeting attendees

Program - Day One, Saturday, 18 April 2009, 07:45-17:00
07:00 Registration
07:45 Welcome & Announcements
Wendy Strugnell, BAppSc (MIT), SMRT President 2008-2009
Ben Kennedy, BAppSc (MIT) MMRT, SMRT Program Chair 2009
  Moderator: Jane Francis, DCR, (R) DNM
08:00 MRI Physics and Technology Forum
Understanding K-Space: An Intuitive Approach – Donald Plewes, Ph.D.
Overview of MR Pulse Sequences – William Faulkner, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)(CT)
10:00 Break
  Moderator: Randy Earnest, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)
10:20 MRI Safety Forum
MRI Safety and Patient Management – Update 2009
- Frank Shellock, Ph.D., FACC, FACSM
FDA Update on MRI Labeling for Implants and Devices - Terry Woods, Ph.D.
11:20 SMRT Business Meeting
12:00 Lunch
  Moderator: Maryann Blaine, MAT, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)
  Originations of MR Innovation – Research Focus-Proffered Papers
12:45 President’s Award: MRI Fibre Tracking of the Corticospinal Tracts for Neurosurgery: Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) vs. Constrained Spherical Deconvolution (CSD)- Shawna Farquharson, B.Sc., M.Sc.
13:00 1st Place Research Focus Award: Variations of Phasic Temporal Flow Profiles of the Right Coronary Artery Blood Flow on PC-MRI During Different Respiratory Suspension Techniques- John Totman, DCR(R), M.Sc.
13:10 2nd Place Research Focus Award: Can Spatially Under Sampled PC-MRI Provide Quantitative Results? John Totman, DCR(R), M.Sc.
13:20 3rd Place Research Focus Award: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography Obtained in Patients with Acute Optic Neuritis – Helle Juhl Simonsen, MRT
13:30 How to Write an Abstract, David Stanley, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)
13:45 Optimizing Your 3T Imaging - William Faulkner, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)(CT)
14:45 Break
  Moderator: Anna Kirilova, B.Sc., R.T., (R)(MR)
15:00 Body MRI Forum
Body MRI: Pathology and Technique
s – Nancy Talbot, MAppSc, M.R.T, (R)(MR)
MRI of the Prostate – Masoom Haider, M.D.
How to Interpret Hepatic MRI - Jeffrey Weinreb, M.D.
17:00 Announcements / Close
Program - Day Two, Sunday, 19 April 2009, 07:45-17:00
07:30 Registration
07:45 Welcome and Announcements
Pam Vincent, MPA, R.T., (R)(CT)(MR), SMRT President 2009-2010
Ben Kennedy, BAppSc., (MIT)MMRT, SMRT Program Chair 2009
  Moderator: Sonja Robb-Belville, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR), SMRT Education Chair 2009
08:00 Pediatric MRI Forum
Pediatric Scan Optimization
– Quincy J. Jones, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Pitfalls in Pediatric Image Interpretation – Michael Ditchfield, MBBS, M.D., FRANZCR
Congenital Heart MRI – Stephan Darty, B.S., R.T., (N)(MR)
10:00 Break
  Moderator: Ashok Saraswat, M.S., BEd. R.T., (R)(MR)
10:20 Neuro MRI Forum
Advances in Epilepsy Imaging
- Robert J. Witte, M.D.
Principles and Practices of Functional MRI – Barry Southers, BRST, R.T., (R)(MR)
(Some of) What You Always Wanted to Know About DTI - But Were Afraid to Ask –
Derek K. Jones, Ph.D.
12:20 Luncheon
  Moderator: Joseph Castillo, B.Sc., M.Sc.
  Applications of MR Innovations - Clinical Focus - Proffered Papers
13:00 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: BrainSUITE ฎ - Intra-Operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Krista Runge, A.S., R.T., (R)(MR)
13:10 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: Report of 2 Patients with Findings of Intracranial Ferrous Metal Fragments Post-Craniotomy and Subsequent Intra-spinal Migration- Carolyn Phillips, R.T.,(R)(CT)(MR)
13:20 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: Using TWIST MRA at 3T as a Timing Bolus for High Resolution Contrast Enhanced MR Angiography – Thomas Huerta, B.S.
13:30 Clinical Musculoskeletal Imaging Forum
MRI of the Ankle and Hind Foot
– John Skinner, M.D.
MRI of the Hand and Wrist – Kimberly Amrami, M.D.
14:30 SMRT Awards Presentation
14:45  Break
  Moderator: Anne Marie Sawyer, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR)
15:00 Emerging Technologies Forum
Ultra Short TE Imaging
– Graeme M. Bydder, M.B., Ch.B.
Updates in Molecular Imaging – Michael Moseley, Ph.D.
Hyperpolarized He Lung Imaging – Cynthia C. Harper Little, R.T., (R)(MR)
17:00 Announcements / Adjourn