2017 SMRT Annual Meeting Program
26th SMRT Annual Meeting
22-24 April 2017


Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA

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Friday, 21 April 2017 Registration, Poster Tour & Reception
14:00-20:00 Registration Area Opens
Pick up your meeting materials early & avoid the weekend lines!
17:00     Research and Clinical Poster Tour
Rooms 321-322
18:00     Research and Clinical Poster Presentations
Rooms 321-322
18:40     Educational Awards Ceremony
19:10     Networking Reception
20:00     Adjourn
Saturday, 22 April 2017
6.25 Category A CE credits
Program Hours: 08:00-17:30
Registration Hours: 06:30-18:00
08:00     Welcome & Announcements James Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR), SMRT President 2016-2017
Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R), SMRT Program Chair 2017
Forum 1: Plenary Session
  Moderators: Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT and Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R)
08:10     Keynote: MRI: From the Past to the Present World of MRI Fingerprinting Mark Griswold, Ph.D.
08:55     Plenary: MRI and the Quest for Speed Kawin Setsompop, Ph.D.
09:40     Break    
Forum 2: Cardiac
  Moderators: Wendy Strugnell, B.App.Sc., (MIT), FSMRT and Martin Sherriff, B.Appl.Sc., R.T. (MR)
10:00     Cardiac MRI in the Assessment of Pediatric and Neonatal Congenital Cardiac Disease: Current Challenges and Potential Solutions Vivek Muthurangu, M.D.


10:35     Myocardial Delayed Enhancement-Imaging Challenges Cindy Comeau, B.S., R.T. (N)(MR), FSMRT
11:10     2D vs. 4D Flow: Definition of Techniques and Clinical Applications James Carr, M.D.
11:40     SMRT Annual Business Meeting & Gavel (no CE credit)
11:55     Lunch
Forum 3: Proffered Papers
  Moderators: Su Liew, M.MR.Tech. and Sheryl Foster, MHlthSc., (MRS)(MRI)
12:55     President's Award: Short T2 Nerve Imaging using Vascular and Background Tissue Suppression in the Brachial Plexus at 3T Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI)
13:15     1st Place Clinical Focus Award: Developing a Protocol for Virtual Reality Preparation of Children Undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (no CE credit) Glenn Cahoon, M.App.Sc.
13:25     1st Place Research Focus Award: Pseudo Steady State (PSS) in 2D Fast spin Echo (FSE) Optimization for Image Resolution and Physiological Challenges and at 3T (no CE credit) Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI)
13:35     Break    
Forum 4
Room 320
MRI Management Session
Moderators: Rhonda Walcarius, B.Sc., MRT (R)(MR) and Maureen Hood, Ph.D., RN, R.T. (MR), FSMRT, FAHA
The Transformation of Health Care: Value Driven Radiology?
Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Change Management: Do You Use the Carrot or the Stick?
Jeff Jahn, BAS, RT (R)(MR)
Great Leadership: Theories Behind Best Practice
Amanda Golsch, M.B.A., R.T. (R)(MR)

Parallel Sessions 1
Room 323

MRI Theory: From the Fundamentals to Advanced Imaging Applications
Moderators: Julie Strandt-Peay, BSM, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT and Katrin Koziel, R.T.
Refresher of MR Image Formation Principles
Donald McRobbie, Ph.D.
Introduction to Hardware
Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.
Introduction to Parallel Imaging and Simultaneous Multi-Slice Acquisition
Kawin Setsompop, Ph.D.
15:25     Break
Forum 5: Neuro
  Moderators: Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT and Helle Simonsen, (MRT), FSMRT
15:40     fMRI: From Acquisition to Analysis Stefan Sunaert, M.D., Ph.D.
16:15     Diamond Sponsor: GE Healthcare
(no CE credit)
Steve Lawson, (R)(MR)


16:25     DWI: From Acquisition to Analysis Alan Connelly, Ph.D.
17:00     Clinical Use of Diffusion MRI and fMRI for Presurgical Mapping Alberto Bizzi, M.D.
17:30     Announcements & Adjourn
  SMRT Welcome Reception
18:45-22:00 SMRT Social Function: Sky Waikiki
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Sunday, 23 April 2017
6.00 Category A CE credits
Program Hours: 08:00-17:30
Registration Hours: 07:00-18:30
08:00     Welcome & Announcements Titti Owman, (R)(CT)(MR), FSMRT, SMRT President 2017-2018
Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R), SMRT Program Chair 2017
Forum 6: MRI Safety
  Moderators: Anne Sawyer, BS, RT, (R)(MR), FSMRT and Karla Epperson, (R)(MR)
08:05     Diamond Sponsor: Philips Healthcare
(no CE credit)
Marius van Meel, B.Sc. (MR)(R)(N)(T)
08:15     MRI Issues for Implants and Devices Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
08:45     Implant Heating Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
09:15     An Update on FDA Reported Adverse Events and Safety Concerns for Medical Implants in the MRI Environment Sunder S. Rajan, Ph.D.


09:45     MRI Safety Forum: Panel Discussion

Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Sunder S. Rajan, Ph.D.
10:00     Break
Forum 7: T2* Imaging & Applications
  Moderators: Filip De Ridder, R.N. (T), FSMRT and Barry Southers, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
10:20     Clinical Applications of SWI Karen Tong, M.D.
10:55     Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping Diego Hernando, Ph.D.
11:30     The Role of MRI in Diagnosing and Monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis Klaus Schmierer, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00     Non-Educational Awards (no CE credit)
12:15     Lunch
Forum 8: Proffered Papers (no CE credit)
  Moderators: Martin Sherriff, B.Appl.Sc., R.T. (MR) and Jeremy Morrison, NDMDI, MHSc
13:05     2nd Place Clinical Focus Award: A Practical Approach to RESOLVE DWI in 3T Breast MR Imaging Michelle Aye Myat Myat Htun, B.P.Sc


13:15     2nd Place Research Focus Award: Effect of Multiband Acquisition on Temporal Signal to Noise Ratio (tSNR) at 3T Lori Talagala, R.T. (R)(MR)


13:25     3rd Place Clinical Focus Award: Simultaneous Bilateral MR Guided Breast Biopsies Tanya Lynn Wah Kan, M.R.T. (MR)(R)


13:35     3rd Place Research Focus Award: Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Techniques at 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla for Detection of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) in IDH Mutant Gliomas Lisa Desiderio, A.A.R.T. (R)(MR)
13:45     Break    
Forum 9
Room 320
Moderators: Kendra Huber, (R)(M)(CT)(MR) and Debra Singel, A.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Approaches to Attenuation Correction in PET MRI
John Totman, Ph.D.
Current and Future Applications of PET/MRI: A Neuroradiological Perspective
Robert J. Witte, M.D.
15:05 Clinical Radiochemistry for Advancing PET-MRI
Frederick Chin, Ph.D.

Parallel Sessions 2
Room 323

MSK Imaging
Moderators: Kirsty Campbell, NDMDI, PG Dip (MRI) and Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc., Pg.Cert. (MRI)
13:55 MRI Imaging in the Presence of Metal
Alissa J. Burge, M.D.
14:30 MSK Tips
Megan Cromer, Ph.D., B.App.Sc. (Hons)
15:05 Advanced Quantitative MSK Imaging Techniques
Emily McWalter, Ph.D.
15:35     Break
Forum 10: MRI Applications & Advances
  Moderators: Ben Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst (MRI) and Boel Hansson, (RT)(R)(CT)(MR)
15:50     Advances in Imaging the Developing Brain Patricia Ellen Grant, M.D.


16:25     Imaging of Neurodegeneration Adam Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00     Future Directions of MRI Michael Moseley, Ph.D.
17:30     Closing Remarks & Adjourn
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Monday, 24 April 2017
7.25 Category A CE credits
Registration Hours: 06:30-18:30

ISMRM Courses Accredited for Radiographers/Technologists
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All of the following sessions are included in an SMRT 3-day Meeting Registration!

Time Title Credits Room/Speaker
07:00 - 07:50 ISMRM Sunrise Session: Individualized Brain MRI: Building a Neurosurgical Planning Toolbox   Room 313BC
       •  Fiber Tractography for Practical Neurosurgical Application 0.25 Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R)
       •  Functional MRI for Practical Neurosurgical Application 0.25 Vivek Prabhakaran, M.D., Ph.D.
08:15 - 10:15 ISMRM-SMRT Joint Forum: Assessing Implant Safety: In The Clinic Now, and as the Field Strength Rises
This course is also included with the 2-Day SMRT Meeting Registration
  Room 311
       •  Introduction to MRI Safety 0.50 Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
       •  How Implant Safety is Evaluated 0.50 Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
       •  Implant Safety at Ultra High Field 0.50 Stuart Clare, Ph.D.
       •  Building an MRI Safety Program 0.50 Bernd Ittermann, Ph.D.
10:45 - 12:15

Note: 10:45-11:15
ISMRM Society Awards

ISMRM Plenary: Gadolinium Deposition   Plenary Hall
     •  Gadolinium Safety & Deposition: Past, Present & Future 0.25 Michael F. Tweedle, Ph.D.
     •  Gd Safety & Deposition: Impact on Practice, European Perspective 0.25 Harriet C. Thöny, M.D.
     •  How Does Gd Enter the Brain, When BBB is Intact? 0.25 Shinji Naganawa, M.D.
13:45 - 15:45 Advanced Imaging of Pain   Room 316A
       •  Advanced Multimodal Spine Imaging 0.50 Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.
       •  MR Imaging of Brachial Plexus 0.50 Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D.
       •  Current Concepts on MR Neurography 0.50 Gustav Andreisek, M.D.
       •  MR US Fusion Guided Intervention for Pain Syndromes 0.50 Christopher J. Burke, M.B.B.C.H.
16:15 - 18:15 Multiple Sclerosis: State of the Field in 2017   Room 315
       •  Pathology of Multiple Sclerosis 0.50 Bruce D. Trapp, Ph.D.
       •  Role of MR in MS Diagnosis and Management 0.50 Yukio Miki, M.D., Ph.D.
       •  Role of MR in MS Clinical Trials 0.50 Anthony Traboulsee, M.D.
       •  Advanced MR Techniques for Characterization of MS Pathology in Brain and Spine 0.50 Claudia A. Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.
16:15 - 18:15 Pelvic MR Imaging   Room 316A
       •  Gynecologic MRI: Prognostication, Treatment Planning, and Treatment Response 0.50 Kaori Togashi, M.D., Ph.D.
       •  Prostate MRI Image Interpretation 0.50 Jurgen Fütterer, M.D., Ph.D.
       •  Rectal Cancer-Shifting Paradigms - Predicting Complete Pathologic Response and Facilitating Non-Operative Management 0.50 Marc Gollub, M.D.
       •  MR Urography 0.50 Bobby Kalb, M.D.
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