Friday, 15 June 2018 Registration, Poster Tour & Reception
14:00-20:00 Registration Area Opens
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17:00 Research and Clinical Poster Tour
Room W06-08
18:00 Research and Clinical Poster Presentations
Room W06-08
18:40 Educational Awards Ceremony
Room W06-08
19:10 Networking Reception
20:00 Adjourn
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Pending 5.50 Category A CE credits
Program Hours: 08:00-17:40
Registration Hours: 06:30-18:00
08:00   Welcome & Announcements Titti Owman, (R)(CT)(MR) FSMRT, SMRT President 2017-2018
Dora Grauballe, R.T.(MR),Dpl(MR),Dpl(Pub Mgmt), SMRT Program Chair 2018
Forum 1: Plenary Session: Machine Learning
Room S06 Moderators: Adam D. Scotson, B.Sc., P.G.cert MRI & Martin Sherriff, B.Appl.Sc., R.T. (MR)
08:15 Value in MR: What Is It and How Do We Create It? Michael P. Recht, M.D.
09:00 Deep Learning - Big Data Kim Mouridsen, Ph.D.
09:45   Discussion & Questions
10:00   Diamond Sponsor: Philips Healthcare: A Breakthrough in Speed, Diagnostic Confidence and Patient Experience (no CE credit) Andrew Bull
10:10   Break
Forum 2: MR Spectroscopy
Room S06 Moderator: Sheryl L. Foster, MHlthSc (MRS)(MRI)
10:40 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Alexander Lin, Ph.D.
11:10 Clinical Applications of GABA and CEST Ralph Noeske, Ph.D.
11:40 Detecting IDH Mutational Status in Cerebral Glioma by MRS Anna Tietze, M.D., Ph.D.
12:10   SMRT Annual Business Meeting (no CE credit)
12:30   Lunch
Forum 3: Proffered Papers
Room S06 Moderator: Kendra Huber, B.S.R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)
13:15 President's Award
MREYE - Are You Winking at Me?
Rebecca Glarin, B.Appl.Sc., PgD (MedRads)
13:30 1st Place Clinical Focus Award
Improving MR Spectroscopy in the Liver with a Small Number of Averages by Accurate Voxel Placement
(no CE credit)
Petronella Samuels, B.Tech.
13:40 1st Place Research Focus Award
Examining the Effects of SMS and GRAPPA Acceleration on Resting State fMRI Signal Quality
(no CE credit)
Ingrid Op't Hof, Dipl.Rad. (CV)(R)
13:50 2nd Place Clinical Focus Award
The Expanding Role of MRI in Brachytherapy Planning
(no CE credit)
Rachelle Meissner, MMRT, B.Appl.Sc. (MRS)
14:00   Transfer to Parallel Sessions
Forum 4

Room S06
Basic to Advanced Physics
Moderator: Anne Sawyer, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
A Brief History of Pulse Sequences Martin J. Graves, Ph.D.
Making SENSE of Parallel Imaging Rebecca Ramb, Ph.D.
Compressed Sensing Sebastian Kozerke, Ph.D.
Sessions 1
Room S05
MSK Imaging
Moderator: Megan Cromer, Ph.D., B.Appl.Sc.(Hons)
Learning to Love MRI of the Upper Limb Kylie Walters, BAppSc(MRT), MHlthSc(MRS)(MRI)
14:40 Gadolinium in MSK MRI
Video Permission Withheld
Jung-Ah Choi, M.D.
A Case for Theranostic MR in Inflammation and Arthritis Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
15:40   Break
Forum 5: MR Safety
Room S06 Moderators: Jeff Jahn, BAS, R.T. (R)(MR) & Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
16:10   MR Safety From a MD's Perspective
Video Permission Withheld
Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.
16:30 MR Safety from the Industrial Physicist's Perspective Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
16:50 MR Safety From a Radiographer/Technologist's Perspective Claire Mulcahy, M.MRT., B.Appl.Sc.
17:10   Panel Discussion    
17:40   Announcements & Adjourn
SMRT Welcome Reception
19:00-22:00 Bateaux-Mouches Seine River Cruise
Tickets are included in 3-day and 4-day registrations. For cruise details, click here.
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Pending 5.25 Category A CE credits
Program Hours: 08:15-17:20
Registration Hours: 07:00-18:30
08:15   Welcome & Announcements Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc, PgCert, MRI, SMRT President 2018-2019
Dora Grauballe, R.T.(MR),Dpl(MR),Dpl(Pub Mgmt), SMRT Program Chair 2018
Forum 6: Future of MRI
Room S06 Moderator: Ashok Saraswat, M.S., BEd, R.T. (R)(MR)
08:25   UTE Imaging in the Musculoskeletal System
Video Permission Withheld
Richard Hodgson, Ph.D., BM
08:55 MR-Linac, Frequent Use of MR for Clear Target Visualization During Radiation Therapy Eveline Alberts
09:25 Printed Coils Michael Lustig, Ph.D.
09:55   Break
Forum 7: Diffusion / Perfusion / QSM
Room S06 Moderator: Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc. (R)
10:25 Ten Reasons to Build a SuperScanner Derek Jones, Ph.D.
10:55 Diamond Sponsor: GE Healthcare (no CE credit) Heide Harris, RT (R)(MR)
11:05 Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging Samantha Holdsworth, Ph.D.
11:35 Susceptibility Weighted Imaging: Clinical Potential and Relevance Christian Ziener, M.D., Ph.D.
12:05   Lunch
Forum 8: Proffered Papers (no CE credit)
Room S06 Moderator: Chris Kokkinos, B.App.Sc, PgCert, MRI
12:55 2nd Place Research Focus Award
Dynamic MR Imaging of Temporomandibular Joint: Optimal TR and Flip Angle to Maximize Contrast with true FISP Real Time Cine at 3.0T
Sara Na, R.T., Mst
13:05 3rd Place Clinical Focus Award
Free Breathing Motion Insensitive T1-weighted MR Enterography using a
Golden-Angle Radial Acquisition at 3 Tesla
Mark Smith, MS, R.T., (R)(MR), ABMP
13:15 3rd Place Research Focus Award
Clinical Advantages Using Black Blood 3D T1 Gadolinium Enhanced Imaging in the Brain for Metastatic Tumour Spread
Ben Kennedy, B.Appl.Sc., Mst(MRI)
13:25   SMRT Awards T.B.A.
13:45   Transfer to Parallel Sessions
Forum 9

Room S06
Cardiac Imaging
Moderator: Cindy Comeau, R.T. (BS)(N)(MR), FSMRT
Exercise-Stress Cardiac MRI with Compressed Sensing Wendy Strugnell, B.App.Sc.(MIT), FSMRT
Parametric Techniques in the Heart T1/T2/T2* Graham Wright, Ph.D.
Machine Learning and Beyond: New Approaches to Cardiac MRI Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
Sessions 2
Room S05
MR Paediatric
Moderator: Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR)
MRI of the Neonatal Brain: Indications, Imaging Techniques and State of the Art Serena Counsell, Ph.D.
14:25 MR Imaging of the Paediatric Musculoskeletal System
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Caren Landes, MBChB, FRCR
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: From Blogology to Radiomics Michael Kean, (RT), FSMRT
15:25   Break
Forum 10: Contrast Agents
Room S06 Moderators: Titti Owman, (R)(CT)(MR), FSMRT, Anne Dorte Blankholm, Ph.D., M.Sc. (R)
15:50   European versus American Aspects on Administration of Contrast Agents, Including Safety Issues and Approval Status
Video Permission Withheld
Val Runge, M.D.
16:10 Where Do We Stand with NSF in 2018? Alexander Radbruch, M.D., J.D.
16:30 Gadolinium Based Contrast: Optimization of Contrast Dose: Is the Standard Dose Always the Best Option? Michael Kean, (RT), FSMRT
16:50   Panel Discussion    
17:20   Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Monday, 18 June 2018
Pending 6.00 Category A CE credits
Schedule subject to change.
Registration Hours: 06:30-18:30

ISMRM Courses Accredited for Radiographers/Technologists
Click here to view the full ISMRM Program. Schedule subject to change.

All of the following sessions are included in an SMRT 4-day Meeting Registration!

Time Title Credits Room/Speaker
  ISMRM Sunrise Session: From Diagnosis to Assessing Therapy Response: Rectal Cancer   Room S01
07:00-07:25      • Staging/Pre-Op 0.25 Stephanie Nougaret, M.D.
07:25-07:50      • Response 0.25 Regina Beets-Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
  ISMRM Sunrise Session: Is ASL Ready to Replace Contrast-Agent Perfusion Methods in the Clinic?   Room N03
07:00-07:25      • Yes, It is Ready! 0.25 Marion Smits, M.D., Ph.D.
07:25-07:50      • No, It Is Not! 0.25 Ona Wu, Ph.D.
  ISMRM-SMRT Joint Forum: AI in Radiology: Man vs. Machine
This course is also included with the 3-Day SMRT Meeting Registration
  Room N01
08:15-08:45      • The Bright Future of AI/ML in Radiology 0.50 Bradley Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.
08:45-09:15      • MR Tech View: Will AI/ML Put My Job at Risk? 0.50 Vera Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR), FSMRT
09:15-09:45      • Radiologist View: Will AI/ML Put My Job at Risk? 0.50 Konstantin Nikolaou, M.D., M.B.A.
09:45-10:15      • Panel Discussion    

Note: ISMRM Society Awards 10:30-11:15

ISMRM Plenary: Cardiovascular Imaging: From Structure to Function   Plenary Hall (Paris Room)
11:15-11:35      • Tissue Characterization in the Human Heart 0.25 Raymond Y.K. Kwong, M.D.
11:35-11:55      • Current & Emerging Techniques for Evaluating Cardiac Function 0.25 Sergio Uribe Arancibia, Ph.D.
11:55-12:15      • Putting It All Altogether: What is the Clinical Impact? 0.25 Marianna Fontana, Ph.D.
  MRI Value in Body Imaging - Role for Abbreviated Protocols?   Room S01
13:45-14:09      • Liver Fat, Iron, & Fibrosis Abbreviated Protocols 0.25 Sudhakar Venkatesh, M.D., FRCR
14:09-14:33      • Liver Screening & Surveillance-HCC 0.25 Bachir Taouli, M.D.
14:33-14:57      • Screening the High-Risk Pancreas 0.25 Giovanni Morana, M.D.
14:57-15:21      • Active Surveillance in Managing Prostate Cancer 0.25 Katarzyna Macura, M.D., Ph.D.
15:21-15:45      • High Risk Breast Cancer 0.25 Savannah Partridge, Ph.D.
  Quantitative MRI in MSK: From Acquisition to Application   Room W05/06
16:15-16:40      • Relaxation 0.25 Eveliina Lammentausta, Ph.D.
16:40-17:05      • Standardization, Phantoms 0.25 Kathryn Keenan, Ph.D.
17:05-17:30      • Image Processing, Machine Learning and Multimodal Data Analysis 0.25 Valentina Pedoia, Ph.D.
17:30-17:55      • Common Pitfalls in Quantitative MSK MRI 0.25 Emily McWalter, Ph.D.
  Liver Imaging: What Can We Really Quantify?   Room S02
16:15-16:45      • Measuring Liver Function-Technical Aspects 0.50 Steven Sourbron, Ph.D.
16:45-17:09      • Abstract Presentations (No CE Credit) N/A  
17:09-17:39      • Prognosis & Prediction for Liver Tumors 0.50 Ihab Kamel, M.D., Ph.D.
17:39-18:15      • Abstract Presentations (No CE Credit) N/A