2019 SMRT Abstract Awards

Proffered Paper Award Recipients

President’s Award

Julia Watson, B.Appl.Sc. (MRT)
Monitoring Acute Low Back Pain using 2D Correlated Spectroscopy of the Brain at 3T: A Case Study

Research Focus Awards

1st Place Research Focus Award
Yasuo Takatsu, Ph.D.(CV)
Distortion Correction for Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Based on non-rigid Image Registration

2nd Place Research Focus Award
Patricia Maishi, B.Tech.(MR)
Large Outer Volume Suppression (OVS) Slabs Reduce SNR and Metabolite Concentration Estimates in the Single Voxel Spectroscopy (SVS)

3rd Place Research Focus Award
Erin Gray, M.H.A., R.T. (R)(MR)
Brain Imaging Advances using a Flexible RF Coil

Clinical Focus Awards

1st Place Clinical Focus Award
Rebecca Glarin, B.Appl.Sc. (MedRads)
Get More ‘Bang for your Buck’ – How to Optimise a 3D Sequence using Multiple Echoes

2nd Place Clinical Focus Award
Petronella Samuels, B.Tech.
Using Selective Active Shimming to Reduce Main Magnetic Field Inhomogeneities Eliminates Off-resonance Artefacts in bSSFP Sequence in CMR Applications

3rd Place Clinical Focus Award
Kim Hin Lo
Intracranial Vessel Wall Imaging: Scan Protocol and Sequence Optimization