ISMRM Workshop Series • 20-22 September 2019

ISMRM Workshop on
MR Safety
Ensuring Safety from First Principles to Best Practices
University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Preliminary Program


Registration & Setup – Thursday, 19 September 2019 – No CME Available
16:00 Registration & Speaker Upload Available until 18:00
 
Day 1 – Friday, 20 September 2019
07:30 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Breakfast on Own
08:30
Welcome & Remarks Cornelis A.T. van den Berg, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
 
Session 1: MR Safety Management in Clinics
Moderators: T.B.A.
08:40 Patient/Clinical Management of MRI Safety T.B.A.

 

09:00 Safety Screening Anne Marie Sawyer, BS, R.T.(R)(MR)FSMRT
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
09:20 Scanning & Parameters Vera K. Kimbrell, BS, R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
09:40
MR Safety Education & Awareness of Risks Titti Owman, R.N.(R)(CT)(MR)FSMRT
Lund University Hospital
Lund, Sweden
10:00
Safety Inventory & Evaluation for MRI Workers T.B.A.

 

10:20 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Poster Viewing
 
Session 2: Contrast Agent Safety
Moderators: T.B.A.
10:50 Current Insight into Gd Deposition & Toxicity Michael F. Tweedle, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA
11:10 Clinical Perspective on Gadolinium Usage in the 2020s Val M. Runge, M.D.
Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern
Bern, Switzerland
11:30 Next-Generation Contrast Agents: Reduction of GD Dose Peter Caravan, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, MA, USA
11:50 Power Pitch Session
12:40 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 3: MR Safety in Special Settings
Moderators: T.B.A.
14:00 MR Safety of Pediatric & Fetal MRI T.B.A.

 

14:20 Intraoperative/Interventional MRI T.B.A.

 

14:40 Safety in MR-Guided Radiation Therapy Maria A. Schmidt, Ph.D.
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton, England, UK
15:00 Panel Discussion
15:20 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Poster Viewing
 
Session 4: Physics & Physiology
Moderators: T.B.A.
15:50 Basics of PNS: Physiology & Management Blaine A. Chronik, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada
16:10 Predicting PNS in Realistic Human Models T.B.A.

 

16:30 Occupational Exposure T.B.A.

 

16:50 Adjournment for Facility Tours
17:00 Tour of MRI-Linac (Group 1)
Tour of Pediatric Oncology Imaging Facility (Group 2)
18:00 Adjourn
18:30 Dinner
 
Day 2 – Saturday, 21 September 2019
07:30 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Breakfast on Own
08:30
Welcome & Housekeeping Cornelis A.T. van den Berg, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
 
Session 5: Scanning Patients with Implants
Moderators: T.B.A.
08:35 Standards & Guidance of MR Safety of Implants/Current Labelling Practices T.B.A.

 

08:55 Interpretation & Enforcing of a Conditional Label in Practice T.B.A.

 

09:15 Scanning Patients with Active Devices Niels Jongejan, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
09:35 MR Safety of E-Health Sensors/E-Textiles/Jewelry T.B.A.

 

09:55 Scanning Off-Label: What to Do Roger Luechinger, Ph.D.
ETH Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
10:15 Break & Speaker Upload Available
Poster Viewing
 
Session 6: Modeling & Measurement of Implant Safety
Moderators: T.B.A.
10:45 Electromagnetic Modelling of RF Safety of Implants Louai Al-Dayeh, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston Scientific
Valencia, CA, USA
11:05 Measuring RF Heating near Conductive Implants T.B.A.

 

11:25 MR-Based Method to Assess RF Safety of Implants T.B.A.

 

11:45 Power Pitch Session
12:25 Instructions for Hands-On Sessions Maureen N. Hood, Ph.D., RN, R.T. (MR) FSMRT, FAHA;
Vera K. Kimbrell, BS, R.T. (R)(MR) FSMRT;
Niels Jongejan, Ph.D.; &
Titti Owman, R.N.(R)(CT)(MR) FSMRT
13:10 Lunch & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 7: Hands-On Sessions – No CME Available
Moderators: T.B.A.
14:10-18:10 Parallel Session 1: Scanning Patients with Implants
14:10-17:10 Parallel Session 2: Safety Testing Methods
18:10 Tour of MRI-Linac (Group 1)
Tour of Pediatric Oncology Imaging Facility (Group 2)
19:00 Adjourn
 
Day 3 – Sunday, 22 September 2019
07:30 Registration & Speaker Upload Available
Breakfast on Own
08:30
Welcome & Housekeeping Cornelis A.T. van den Berg, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
 
Session 8: UHF MR Safety
Moderators: T.B.A.
08:35 MR Safety Physics for 7T MRI Oliver Kraff, Ph.D.
Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI
Essen, Germany
08:55 Report of 7T Clinical MR Safety Andrew J. Fagan, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA
09:15 Future Directions in UHF MR Safety Gregory J. Metzger, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
09:35 Break & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 9: PNS & Acoustic Noise
Moderators: T.B.A.
09:55 Safety Management of New-Generation Whole-Body Gradient Systems Ralph M. Kimmlingen, Ph.D.
Siemens Healthineers
Erlangen, Germany
10:15 Design & Operation of Insert Gradient Systems: A New Perspective on PNS Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D.
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedicalmaging
Charlestown, MA, USA
10:35 Acoustic Noise by Gradient Switching: Principles & Mitigation Simone A. Winkler, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
10:55 Implications of Acoustic Noise for Scanner Subject Michael Steckner, Ph.D.
Canon Medical Research USA, Inc.
Mayfield Village, OH, USA
11:15 Break & Poster Removal
 
Session 10: RF-Induced Heating
Moderators: T.B.A.
11:45 State-of-the-Art Computational Modelling of EM Fields & Tissue Temperature Joseph V. Rispoli, Ph.D.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
12:05 Local SAR & Temperature Management for Transmit Arrays Nicolas Boulant, Ph.D.
Neurospin/CEA
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
12:25 CEM43 & Its Operational Implementation T.B.A.

 

12:45 New Experimental Technologies to Characterize RF Heating T.B.A.

 

13:05 Reflection, Closing & Farewell Cornelis A.T. van den Berg, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
 

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