Meeting Program

Last Updated 21 February 2012


SMRT Poster Oral Presentation Schedule  –  Friday, 30 April 2010

SMRT Poster Walking Tour Reception 

Stockholm International Fairs – Foyer - Room T1 – T2

SMRT 19th Annual Meeting  

 Stockholm, Sweden 

18:00 SMRT Reception and Poster Tour Opening Ceremony
Oral Poster Presentation Schedule
18:30 1st Place Research Focus Poster Award – Stacy Vilu, Canada     
Reduced Gadolinium Dose in Carotid CEMRA using Gadobutrol at 3T
 (Poster #63)       
18:40 1st Place Clinical Focus Poster Award – Catriona Todd, United Kingdom
Dynamic MRI Enterography of the Small Bowel in Crohn's Disease (Poster #55)
18:50 2nd Place Research Focus Poster Award – Caron Murray, Canada
Real-time MR Guided Transurethral Thermal Therapy of the Prostate
 (Poster #41)  
19:00 2nd Place Clinical Focus Poster Award – Ilse Joubert, United Kingdom
Patients with Cochlear and Auditory Brainstem Implants. How We Scan Them
 (Poster #25)   
19:10 3rd Place Research Focus Poster Award – Pier Paolo Arcuri, Italy
Iron Deposition in Adenohypophysis in Adult Patients with ί-thalassaemia: Measurement Modality with Multi-Echo T2* Weighted MRI Sequence: Our Experience (Poster #31)  
19:20 3rd Place Clinical Focus Poster Award - Mark Smith, USA 
Clinical Application of Iterative Decomposition of Fat and Water with Echo Asymmetry and Least-Squares Estimation (IDEAL) as an Alternative to Fat Saturation (Poster #54) 

Program - Day One, Saturday, 1 May 2010, 07:45-17:00

07:00 Registration
07:45 Welcome & Announcements
Pamela S. Vincent, MPA,R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR), SMRT President 2009-2010
Michael D. Macilquham, B.App.Sc.,MHSc (MRI), SMRT Program Chair 2010
  Forum 1: Physics and Technology
  Moderator: Sonja Kay Robb-Belville, MSRS, R.T., (R)(MR)
08:00 Physics Refresher – Martin Graves, M.Sc.
09:00 From 3.0T to 7.0T – A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D.
09:30 High Field RF Coils & Techniques – Stuart Crozier, Ph.D., D. Eng., FInstP
10:00 Break
  Forum 2: MR Safety
  Moderator: Ashok Saraswat, M.S., Bed., R.T.,(R)(MR)
10:20 SAR: A Practical Guidance for MR Users – Franz Hebrank, Ph.D.
10:50 Time Varying Magnetic Fields & Spatial Gradient Considerations – Donald McRobbie, Ph.D.
11:20 SMRT Annual Business Meeting
12:00 Lunch
  Forum 3: Proffered Papers- Originations of MR Innovation: Research Focus
  Moderator: Stephen Darty, R.T.,(N)(MR)
12:45 President’s Award: Measurement and Visualization of 4D Flow Characteristics in the Portal Venous System with 3T MRI Compared to Doppler US -Adriane Komancsek
13:00 1st Place Research Focus Award: Use of Clinical 3T MR System in Longitudinal Study of
Anti-proliferative Drug Treatment in LPK Rodents
- Sheryl Foster, MHSc.(MRS)(MRI)
13:10 2nd Place Research Focus Award: Evaluation of the Impact of Temporal Resolution on Harmonic Content of Phasic Temporal Flow Profiles of the Right Coronary Artery Blood Flow Measured using PC- MRI – John Totman, DCR (R) MSc.
13:20 3rd Place Research Focus Award: MRI to Show the Reinnervation of Nerve Anastomosis After Spinal Cord Injury – Annette Merkle, (R)
13:40 SMRT Meets Scandinavia - Titti Owman, Anne Dorte Blankholm, M.Sc.,R.T.,(MR)
  Forum 4: Technical Updates
  Moderator: J. Carol Lee, B.S.,R.T.,(R)(CT)(MR)
13:45 Whole Body Imaging – Harald Kramer, M.D.
14:15 Body Diffusion Weighted Imaging – Dow-Mu Koh, M.D.
14:45 Break
  Forum 5: Neuro
  Moderator: Colleen A. Hammond, R.T., (R)(MR)
15:00 Applications of DWI and PWI – Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR
15:40 fMRI From Paradigm to Analysis – Amanda Wood, Ph.D.
16:20 Artifacts in Spine MRI – Joseph Castillo, B.Sc., M.Sc.
17:00 Announcements / Close
Program - Day Two, Sunday, 2 May 2010, 07:45-17:00
07:00 Registration
07:45 Welcome and Announcements
  Julia Lowe, B.S., R.T., (R) (MR), SMRT President 2010-2011
Michael D. Macilquham, B.App.Sc.,MHSc (MRI), SMRT Program Chair 2010
  Forum 6: Breast MR Masterclass
  Moderator: Janice Fairhurst, B.S., R.T.,(R)(MR)
08:00 Overview of Breast MRI – Michael Knopp, M.D., Ph.D.
09:00 Techniques to Optimize Breast MR – Chris Kokkinos, B.App. Sc., PgCert (MRI)
09:30 New Techniques for Breast MRI – Brian A. Hargreaves, Ph.D.
10:00 Break
  Forum 7: Body MRI
  Moderator: Charles Stanley, CRA, R.T., (R)(CT)(MR)
10:20 Abdominal MR Artifacts – Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.
11:00 Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Protocols – Rod Jones, DCR, (R), MSc. (MRI)
11:40 Female Pelvic Imaging – Laurian Rohoman, R.T.,(R)(MR), ACR
12:20 Lunch
  Forum 8: Clinical MSK Imaging
  Moderator: Maryann Blaine, MAT, R.T.(R)(MR)
  Proffered Papers-Originations of MR Innovation: Clinical Focus
13:00 1st Place Clinical Focus Award: Evaluation of AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC) Using MRI in the Clinical Setting - Joanne Donovan, R.T.
13:10 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: Validation of Flow Analysis Measurement Tools Used for Prediction of NPH Shunt Response – Sharmeen Joomun, R.T. (R)(MR)
13:20 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: Fast Gradient Echo (FGRE) Imaging at 3T to Assess Hepatic Steatosis – Mark Smith, M.S., R.T., (MR)(R)
13:30 Musculoskeletal MR at 3.0T – Garry Gold, M.D.
14:00 Cartilage Imaging Methods – Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
14:30 SMRT Awards Presentation
14:45 Break
  Forum 9: Emerging Technologies
  Moderator: Muriel Cockburn, D.C.R., B.Sc.Hons
15:00 MR Elastography – Richard L. Ehman, M.D.
15:40 Non-Neuro Spectroscopy – Arend Heerschap, Ph.D.
16:20 Fetal MR Techniques – Daniela Prayer, M.D.
17:00 Announcements / Adjourn