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SMRT Virtual Meeting in Collaboration with the ISMRM Pediatric MR Study Group:
Pediatric MR Imaging Techniques and Caveats and Insight into Imaging the Neonatal Brain

28 May 2020 at 13:00 PDT
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Registration is FREE for members. Non-member registration is not available for this event.

Accreditation: 1.0 Category A CE credit. More info coming soon.

Moderators:
Glenn Cahoon, M.Appl.Sc., FSMRT, SMRT Representative, Pediatric MR Study Group
Duan Xu, Ph.D., Chair: Pediatric MR study group

Overview:

This virtual event will include two 30 minute live presentations from experts in the field of Pediatric MR. The session will open with a live presentation from Nancy Hill Beluk (USA) a MRI Radiographer from the Pediatric Imaging Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (UPMC), Pennsylvania. Nancy will be presenting on techniques and caveats in Pediatric MR Imaging which she has developed or experienced over her years of working with children.

The second live presentation will be given by Jorge Humberto Davila Acosta (Canada) from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. One of Dr Davila areas of interests include pediatric neuroradiology and will be speaking on MR Imaging the neonatal brain.

The live presentations will be followed by time for discussion – to provide the audience of MDs, PhD, MRI Technologists and Radiographers with the opportunity to ‘Ask the Experts’ questions about the challenges they encounter, techniques they use and the experience they have when imaging pediatrics.

Presentation 1:

Neonatal Brain MRI: Why the Technique Parameters Differ from Adults?
Jorge Humberto Davila Acosta, M.D.

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Accreditation: 0.50 CE/CPD

Overview: The proposed session will highlight the brain maturation changes happening from the third trimester of fetal life to adulthood and will will provide an overview of the specific parameters that should be optimized in neonatal and infantile brain MRI imaging.

Objectives:

  • Understand the brain maturation process;
  • Understand why the need of special considerations for conventional brain MRI in neonates; and
  • Understand why the need of special considerations for non conventional brain MRI in neonates.

Presentation 2:

Pediatric MR Imaging Techniques and Caveats
Nancy Hill Beluk, R.T.(R)
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Accreditation: 0.50 CE/CPD

Overview: The session will highlight different techniques for successful non-sedation MRI scans in the pediatric population and provide insights into specific safety considerations.

Objectives:

  • Understand the differences of the various pediatric age ranges;
  • Understand screening procedures, preparation needs and how to limit motion; and
  • Understand specific safety concerns for this unique population.

SMRT Virtual Meeting in Collaboration with the ISMRM MR of Cancer Study Group:
Habitat Imaging With a Particular Emphasis on Validation of MRI Biomarkers for Imaging Tumor Heterogeneity

11 June 2020 at 09:00 PDT
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Registration is FREE for members. Non-member registration is not available for this event.

Moderators: Simon P. Robinson, Ph.D. & Rhys A. Slough, M.Sc. (Medical Imaging – MRI)

Overview:

This virtual event will include two 30 minutes live presentations from experts in the field of Oncology Imaging. The session will open with a live presentation from Professor Evis Sala (MD, PhD, FRCR) an academic Radiologist with a special interest in Cancer Imaging. Dr Sala will be presenting on “Habitat imaging for unravelling tumour heterogeneity in ovarian and kidney.”

The second live presentation will be given by Dr Natarajan Raghunand (PhD), an Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Translational Cancer Imaging in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson who will be presenting on “Imaging tumor heterogeneity: tackling the inverse problem”

The live presentations will be followed by time for discussion – to provide the audience of MDs, PhDs, MRI Technologists and Radiographers with the opportunity to “Ask the Experts” questions about the challenges they encounter, techniques they use and the experience they have when using MRI for Cancer imaging.

Objectives:

  • Describe the basis for habitat imaging and its value over current medical imaging models;
  • Review the organ systems currently being validated for biomarkers and methods under investigation; and
  • Explain implementation and its effect on current imaging sequences and post-processing.

Presentation 1:

Habitat Imaging for Unraveling Tumour Heterogeneity in Ovarian & Kidney
Evis Sala, M.D.,Ph.D.

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Presentation 2:

Imaging Tumor Heterogeneity: Tackling the Inverse Problem
Natarajan Raghunand, Ph.D.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL, United States

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