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ISMRM Workshop on

Ultra-High Field MR

19-22 March 2022

Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

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Organizers

Co-Chairs:
Karin Markenroth Bloch, Ph.D.
Benedikt A. Poser, Ph.D.

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Poster Abstracts

Guidelines for Presenters & Posters

Overview & Program

Workshop Overview

With now nearly one hundred human ultra-high field (UHF) MRI systems installed and the recent approval for certain clinical protocols, the realm of UHF MRI applications keeps rapidly expanding. The advancement has been dependent on continuous technological and methodological progress. This interplay between application and technology still drives the entire field forward and forms the basis of the workshop.

This ultra-high field workshop has a three-and-a-half-day format, consisting of optional pre-meeting educational sessions followed by the main scientific workshop. The three pre-meeting educational sessions will be dedicated to practical UHF for those new to the field, to RF coil development and to preclinical UHF. The main workshop will give a broad overview of the status of the vast UHF landscape spanning from latest technology to mature clinical applications, as well as outline current trends into the future. Next to invited talks and abstract presentations, time will be devoted to discussions on community efforts and to foster collaborations between sites and disciplines.

Target Audience:

Basic researchers, neuroscientists, clinicians, and radiographers interested in UHF MR technology and applications as well as their translation to clinical use.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the current state of ultra-high field technology and its new directions;
  • Explain the main UHF challenges and recent advances in methods to address them;
  • Describe the status and future directions of UHF research applications in the brain and body;
  • Describe the established and emerging clinical applications of UHF; and
  • Act proactively in fostering the collaborations among different disciplines and develop improved collaborations between sites and multicenter trials.

Program

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Online Poster Session in Gather.town

The online poster session will be on Monday, 28 March, at 21:00-22:00 UTC in Gather.town and will feature all poster presenters. Access details will be sent to all workshop registrants.

Day 1 - Saturday, 19 March 2022

08:00

Registration

Option 1:
Practical MRI & MRS at UHF
Recording Not Available

This pre-workshop session is designed for clinicians, neuroscientists, and radiographers who wish to utilize UHF MRI in clinical and neuroscience studies. It can also serve as an introductory course for new investigators getting started with UHF. The lectures will focus on practical aspects of performing UHF MRI and MRS experiments. Major types of MRI and MRS scans will be covered. We will also discuss data analysis strategies and UHF safety in human studies. Finally, experts in the field will demonstrate several examples of UHF applications in brain diseases.

08:45

Michal Povazan, Ph.D.
Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance
Hvidovre, Denmark

09:15

Wietske van der Zwaag, Ph.D.
Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09:45

Susie Yi Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, MA, USA

10:15

Perfusion MRI: ASL, DSC, DCE

Danny JJ Wang, Ph.D., M.S.C.E.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Belinda Ding, M.Chem.
Siemens Healthineers
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

11:45

Andrew J. Fagan, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA

12:15

Wyger M. Brink, Ph.D.
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Erik H. Middlebrooks, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL, USA

14:15

UHF MRI in Epilepsy

Gaurav Verma, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, USA

14:45

UHF MRI in MS
Virtual Presentation

Sonia Waiczies, Ph.D.
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
Berlin, Germany

15:15

Q&A

15:30

Adjourn

Option 2:
Custom RF Coils & Parallel-Transmit for UHF
Recording Not Available

Custom RF coils and parallel-transmit are key technologies that can improve image quality and safety for UHF MRI. Since the start of UHF, there have been many advancements in both aspects of the field. In this pre-workshop, our speakers will touch upon the basics as well as state-of-the-art examples of RF coil design and parallel transmit. Finally, there will be the opportunity for panel discussions on relevant issues and future directions in the field.

08:45

Transmit Hardware Development for UHF: Historical Perspective & Future Directions

Charlotte Sappo, B.Sc.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN, USA

09:25

Riccardo Lattanzi, Ph.D.
New York University Langone Health
New York, NY, USA

10:05

Panel Discussion on RF Coils

10:20

Coffee Break

10:40

Caroline Le Ster, Ph.D.
CEA-NeuroSpin
Gif-sur-Yvette, France

11:20

Bastien Guerin, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, MA, USA

12:00

Lunch

12:40

Christoph S. Aigner, Ph.D.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Berlin, Germany

13:25

Mads S. Vinding, Ph.D.
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark

14:05

Panel Discussion on pTx

14:30

Adjourn

Option 3:
Preclinical MRI at UHF
Recording Not Available

Preclinical animal models offer tremendous opportunities to dissect the biophysical underpinnings of living systems. As the size of experimental animals are considerably smaller than humans, UHF MRI methodologies can be more seamlessly realized. This pre-workshop aims to (1) highlight recent development and applications of UHF MRI using preclinical animal models, (2) foster interactions among preclinical UHF MRI laboratories, and (3) provide a hands-on UHF MRI capability demonstration to attendees.

Session 1: MR Microscopy & Advanced Methods for Ultra-High Field MRI

08:30

Alexandra Badea, Ph.D.
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA

09:00

Lucio Frydman, Ph.D.
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

09:30

Q & A

09:40

Coffee Break

Session 2: MRI of Tissue Microstructure

10:00

New Insights into Brain Microstructure from Preclinical dMRI

Ileana O. Jelescu, Ph.D.
Lausanne University Hospital
Lausanne, Switzerland

10:30

Advanced Mapping of Tissue Microstructure

Marco Palombo, Ph.D.
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales, UK

11:00

Q & A

11:10

Tim Wokrina, Ph.D.
Bruker BioSpin MRI, Inc.
Ettlingen, Germany

11:30

Live Demo 16.4T

12:00

Lunch

Molecular & Multinuclear MRI

13:00

Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D.
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
Berlin, Germany

13:30

Molecular fMRI: Choosing Targets, Designing Biosensors & Conducting Systems-Level Analysis

Benjamin B. Bartelle, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA

14:00

Q & A

Session 4: Preclinical fMRI

14:10

Alessandro Gozzi, Ph.D.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Genoa, Italy

14:40

Multimodal High-Field fMRI to Decipher Brain State-Dependent Neuro-Glio-Vascular Signaling

Xin Yu, Ph.D.
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Charlestown, MA, USA

15:10

Q & A

15:20

Live Demo In Vivo 9.4T MRI

15:40

Closing Remarks

Yen-Yu Ian Shih, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

15:50

Speaker Upload Available

16:00

Introduction/Opening Remarks

Karin Markenroth Bloch, Ph.D.
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Benedikt A. Poser, Ph.D.
Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands

Plenary Lectures

Moderators: Erik H. Middlebrooks, M.D. & Noam Shemesh, Ph.D.

16:10

Making a Difference: Advancing Clinical Imaging with Ultra-High Field MRI

Caterina Mainero, M.D., Ph.D.
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Charlestown, MA, USA

16:40

Hans Hoogduin, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

17:10

The MR Microscope for Bridging Scales
Virtual Presentation

Jennifer A. McNab, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

17:40

Break & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Collaboration in the Community

Moderators: Rebecca K. Glarin, B.Appl.Sc. (MedRads) & Gregory J. Metzger, Ph.D.

18:00

EUFIND

Emrah Düzel, M.D.
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Magdeburg, Germany

18:10

Mark E. Ladd, Ph.D.
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany

18:20

Christopher T. Rodgers, D.Phil.
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England, UK

18:30

GLIOMRASNET
Video Not Available

Jannie P. Wijnen, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

18:40

Update on Community Survey

Rita Schmidt, Ph.D.
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

18:50

Adjourn

Day 2 - Sunday, 20 March 2022

07:30

Registration & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Session 1: Neuroapplications of Ultra-High Field

Moderators: Laura Biagi, Ph.D. & Maxime Guye, M.D., Ph.D.

08:30

New Insights into Neurodegeneration with 7T MRI

Emrah Düzel, M.D.
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Magdeburg, Germany

08:55

Advanced Spinal Cord MRI & Multiple Sclerosis

Virginie Callot, Ph.D.
Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale
Marseille, France

09:20

Lirong Yan, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

09:45

Kavita Singh, Ph.D.
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Charlestown, MA, USA

09:55

Roy Haast, Ph.D.
Aix-Marseille University
Marseille, France

10:25

Break & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Session 2: Ultra-High Field Contrasts in Neuroimaging

Moderators: Jun Hua, Ph.D. & Nikos Priovoulos, M.Sc.

10:50

Quantitative Imaging
Virtual Presentation

Martina F. Callaghan, Ph.D.
University College London
London, England, UK

11:15

Erik H. Middlebrooks, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

11:40

Jiaen Liu, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA

11:50

Erpeng Dai, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

12:20

Lunch & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Session 3: Metabolic Imaging: Methods & Applications

Moderators: Katharina Tkotz, M.Sc. & Jannie P. Wijnen, Ph.D.

13:30

Emerging Applications of UHF Spectroscopy
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Melissa J. Terpstra, Ph.D.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO, USA

13:55

Wafaa Zaaraoui, Ph.D.
Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale
Marseille, France

14:20

Exploiting CEST Effects for Oncological Applications
Virtual Presentation

Moritz W. Zaiss, Ph.D.
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Erlangen, Germany

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

14:45

Rui V. Simoes, Ph.D.
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Lisbon, Portugal

14:55

Mohamed Mounir El Mendili, Ph.D.
CRMBM-CEMEREM (Aix-Marseille University)
Marseille, France

Power Pitches (No CME Available)Watch the Session Recording
15:15

Comparison of Relative H2 17O Signal in Different Brain Lobes Using Dynamic 17O MRI at 7 Tesla
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Louise S. Ebersberger, cand. med.
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany

Reference-Based Approach for Artifacts Reduction in Readout-Segmented Spectroscopic Imaging at 7T
Pitch video missing
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Amir Seginer, Ph.D.
Siemens Healthineers
Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel

Quantification of High-Field 1H Downfield MRS Metabolites & Cross-Relaxation Using Time-Domain Spectral Fitting
View Abstract

Sophia Swago, B.Eng.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

15:25

Break & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Power Pitch Session

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Moderators: Marta Lancione, Ph.D. & Eros Montin, Ph.D.

Power Pitches (No CME Available)
15:45

Universal Fat-Water kT-Point Pulses for UHF Body MRI: Calibration-Free Off-Resonance Robust Excitation
View Abstract

Christoph S. Aigner, Ph.D.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Berlin, Germany

RF Coil Concepts for Cardiac MR at 14.0T
View Abstract

Bilguun Nurzed, M.Sc.
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany

Optimised Temporal Diffusion Ratio for Imaging Restricted Diffusion
View Abstract

William R. Warner, M.Sc.
University College London
London, England, UK

High-Resolution Quantitative T2 Mapping at 7T MRI with STARE (Steady-State T2 And RF Estimation)
View Abstract

Rita Schmidt, Ph.D.
Weizmann Intitute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

High-Resolution VASO fMRI Using Single-Shot SMS Spiral-Out Readout
View Abstract

Denizhan Kurban, M.Sc.
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Towards Whole-Brain Layer-fMRI Connectivity: Methodological Advancements for Functional Layer Connectomics
View Abstract

Kenshu Koiso, B.Sc.
The University of Electro-Communications
Chofu, Japan

A Separation Between Motor & Sensory Somatotopic Maps in the Human Cerebellum
View Abstract

Emma Brouwer, M.Sc.
Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dynamics of Diffusion Kurtosis Sources Along Stroke Progression Deciphered by Correlation Tensor Imaging
View Abstract

Rita Alves, M.Sc.
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Lisbon, Portugal

Measures of Quantitative MRI Relate to Severity of Major Depressive Disorder
View Abstract

G. Jurjen Heij, M.Sc.
Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dynamic Parallel Transmit Diffusion MRI at 7T
View Abstract

Minghao Zhang, M.Sc.
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England, UK

Optimisation of Dual Flip Angle T1 Mapping at 7T with B1+ Transmit Variability
View Abstract

Jyoti Mangal, Ph.D. Candidate
King's College London
London, England, UK

7T Parallel Transmit (pTx) MRI of the Cervical Spinal Cord: Preliminary In Vivo B1 Shimming & VOP Preparation
View Abstract

Aurélien Destruel, Ph.D.
CRMBM-CEMEREM (Aix-Marseille University)
Marseille, France

Prediction of Human Brain Microstructure from Raw Diffusion MRI Data Using Deep Neural Networks
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Emmanuelle Weber, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

A 32-Channel Sleeve Antenna Receiver Array for Human Head MRI Applications at 10.5 T
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Myunk-Kyun Woo, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Field-Mapping-Embedded EPI for Geometric Distortion Correction at 7T
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Didi Chi, M.Eng.
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

MR Thermometry in the Brain at 7T Using a Multi-Echo Water-Fat Separation Model: Motion-Induced Field Disturbance
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Mathijs Kikken, B.Sc.
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Acquisition with Self Correction for Image Inhomogeneity (ASCII) for 7T In Vivo Imaging
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Edward M. Green, M.Sc.
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Pseudo-Golden Angle 3D Radial Echo-Planar Imaging for BOLD Functional MRI at Ultra-High Field
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Christoph A. Rettenmeier, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, USA

Contrast-Enhanced Cerebral Blood Volume fMRI in Mouse Visual Cortex at 9.4T Using Ultrashort Echo Times
Virtual Presentation
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Naman Jain, M.Sc.
University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Differential Laminar Activation in the Medial & Lateral Entorhinal Cortex in the Human Brain Revealed by Laminar Functional MRI at 7T
Pitch video missing
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Kaihua Zhang, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA

Sodium Relaxation Parameters Reflect Changes in the Biochemical Composition of Cartilage: Ex Vivo Study of Human Knee Cartilage Maturation at 10.5T
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Stefan Zbyn, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Accelerated High-Resolution 3D Isotropic Wrist MRI at 7 Tesla: Compressed Sensing vs. SENSE
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Bobby A. Runderkamp, M.Sc.
Amsterdam UMC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Associations of Aging- & AD-Associated 7T MRS Neurochemical Profiles with Cognition & Personality
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Michael Wolf, B.S.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Mitigating B1+ Inhomogeneity at Ultra-High Field Using Non-Localized Efficiency Shimming & Acquisition Modes Optimized for Refocused Echo (AMORE)
Virtual Presentation
View Abstract

Xiaoxuan He, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

16:45

Break & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Breakout Sessions I

Parallel Session 1:
Hemodynamic & Diffusion fMRI at Ultra-High Fields

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Organizers: Noam Shemesh, Ph.D. & Yen-Yu Ian Shih, Ph.D.
This session features presentations from two leaders spearheading the hemodynamic and diffusion fMRI: Seong-Gi Kim and Denis Le Bihan. Join us to learn their latest findings and discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of fMRI at UHF. We will continue the discussion of preclinical MRI, which will be centered around the talks of our speakers.

17:00

Hemodynamic fMRI at Ultra-High Fields: Toward Systems Neuroscience Research
Virtual Presentation

Seong-Gi Kim, Ph.D.
Institute for Basic Science & Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul, South Korea

17:30

Diffusion fMRI at UHF

Denis Le Bihan, M.D., Ph.D.
CEA-NeuroSpin
Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Parallel Session 2:
Ultra-High Field Safety: General Discussion
Recording Not Available

Organizers: Andrew Fagan, Ph.D. & Bart Steensma, Ph.D.
Plenary discussion on open challenges within the field of UHF safety—for example, safety of conductive implants, consensus on how to validate pTx SAR simulations, and the steps towards using thermal dose for safety assessment.

17:00

Ultra-High Field Safety: General Discussion

Parallel Session 3:
GlioMaRS-Net: Establishing an International 7T Glioma Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Network
Recording Not Available

Organizer: Jannie P. Wijnen, Ph.D.

The tentative program is as follows:

  1. Recap of GLioMaRS-Net aims
  2. Clinical need and impact of IDH and other mutations on surgery and treatment
  3. New WHO classification of brain tumors
  4. Reflections on position paper
  5. Brainstorm and discussion

17:00

GlioMaRS-Net: Establishing an International 7T Glioma Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Network

18:00

Parallel Breakout Sessions End

Poster Session & Reception

18:15

Poster Session & Reception

19:30

Adjournment

Day 3 - Monday, 21 March 2022

07:30

Registration & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Session 4: Field & Motion

Moderators: Rita Schmidt, Ph.D. & S. Johanna Vannesjo, Ph.D.

08:30

Christoph Juchem, Ph.D.
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

08:50

Julien Cohen-Adad, Ph.D.
Polytechnique Montréal
Montréal, QC, Canada

09:10

Kerrin J. Pine, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences
Leipzig, Germany

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

09:40

Nikos Priovoulos, Ph.D.
Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09:50

Thomas Roos, B.Sc.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

10:00

Simon Schmidt, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

10:10

Break & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Vendor Updates

Moderators: Karin Markenroth Bloch, Ph.D. & Benedikt A. Poser, Ph.D.

10:30

GE Healthcare

Douglas A.C. Kelley, Ph.D.
GE Healthcare
Fairfax, CA, USA

10:45

Siemens Healthineers

Robin M. Heidemann, Ph.D.
Siemens Healthineers
Erlangen, Germany

Session 5: Functional Imaging

Moderators: Marta Bianciardi, Ph.D. & Shukti Ramkiran, M.Sc.

11:00

Laurentius Huber, Ph.D.
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands

11:25

Unique Voxels, Unique Participants: The Promise of UHF fMRI for Individualized, Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience

Tomas Knapen, Ph.D.
Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

11:50

Alessandra Pizzuti, Ph.D. Candidate
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands

12:00

Luca Vizioli, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

12:10

Rita D. Gil, M.Sc.
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Lisbon, Portugal

12:20

Daniel C. Marsh, M.Sc.
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, England, UK

12:30

Lunch & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Session 6: pTx from Methods to Applications

Moderators: Sebastian Schmitter, Ph.D. & Sydney N. Williams, Ph.D.

14:00

Mingyan Li, Ph.D.
University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

14:25

Filiz Yetisir, Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

14:50

Jürgen Herrler, M.Sc.
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Erlangen, Germany

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

15:15

Felix Krüger, M.Sc.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Berlin, Germany

15:25

Max Lutz, M.Sc.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Berlin, Germany

15:35

Belinda Ding, M.Chem.
Siemens Healthineers
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

15:55

Break & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Breakout Session II

Parallel Session 1:
pTx Encore

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Organizers: Sydney N. Williams, Ph.D.
After an informative pre-workshop and a series of riveting power pitches, posters, and talks, we are offering the chance to continue the conversation on parallel transmission. Come along to this breakout session to informally chat with your fellow RF pulse-loving colleagues!

16:20

pTx Encore

Parallel Session 2:
Clinical Research & Clinical Use at UHF

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Organizers: Rebecca K. Glarin, B.Appl.Sc. (MedRads) & Jun Hua, Ph.D.
This breakout session will be a platform for exchanging experience on the use of UHF MRI clinical research and clinical applications on patients, as well as a continuation of the pre-workshop provide newcomers to this domain an opportunity to discuss and learn about these topics.

16:20

Clinical Research & Clinical Use at UHF

Parallel Session 3:
Facilitating Collaboration Efforts in Our Community

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Organizers: Karin Markenroth Bloch, Ph.D., Benedikt A. Poser, Ph.D. & Rita Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this breakout session, we will discuss common challenges we face at UHF, including the exchange of technical solutions, protocols, and data between sites. We will then identify ways to stimulate more collaboration through community building.

The session will focus on three topics:

1. Sharing information and procedures on MR safety, e.g., inclusion criteria on implants. Many research-focused sites have a team of local experts that validate each device or safety question. This duplication of effort across sites can be inefficient while expertise and criteria differ between sites. Moreover, new 7T sites with clinical focus may not have this in-house expertise while needing clear and accepted guidelines that allow maximally inclusive scanning of clinically interesting populations. Establishing a common active platform to discuss and share safety decisions and procedures would be a significant asset for the 7T community.

2. Sharing tools/software that we develop. Many groups develop tools and software that could add tremendous community value if shared within collaborations or even openly. Especially open sharing, however, is associated with the burden of providing documentation and support, making many shy away from it or efforts to fizzle out. In this session, we would like to hear from researchers who successfully and efficiently share their development with their thoughts on how to make it work, how to create and manage a sharing and support forum to ask questions, and share experiences in a way that adds value to both the community and developer.

3. How do we be best facilitate active formal and informal exchange within the community on scan protocols, general tips and tricks, useful scripts and tools, with a platform that connects researchers and might stimulate new collaborations? This exchange would be especially useful for less widespread applications, such as UHF MR imaging and spectroscopy on children.

We invite anyone to help shape the content and discussion by filling out the following questionnaire: Click here!

16:20

Facilitating Collaboration Efforts in Our Community

Parallel Session 4:
Highlights & Discussion of fMRI at UHF
Recording Not Available

Organizers: Marta Bianciardi, Ph.D.
Moderators: Sebastian Dresbach, M.Sc. & Nikos Priovoulos, M.Sc.

The focus of this session will be to highlight and further discuss scientific topics covered by fMRI abstracts presented at the UHF workshop as well as to brainstorm possible collaborative efforts.

The discussions will include the following topics, among others:

  • Denoising (e.g. NORDIC, SAMNL) vs. smoothing;
  • VASO vs. spin-echo and other fMRI methods for laminar/columnar studies;
  • Issues & solutions for subcortical fMRI; and
  • Pushing fMRI beyond 7 Tesla.

16:20

Highlights & Discussion of fMRI at UHF

17:20

Adjourn

18:00

Social Event (TBD)

Day 4 - Tuesday, 22 March 2022

07:30

Registration & Speaker Upload Available (Speaker upload ends once the session begins)

Session 7: Musculoskeletal Imaging

Moderators: Vladimir Juras, Ph.D. & Esther Steijvers-Peeters, B.A.(CV)

08:30

Teresa Gerhalter, Ph.D.
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Erlangen, Germany

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

09:15

Lena V. Gast, Dr. rer. nat.
University Hospital Erlangen
Erlangen, Germany

09:25

Break & Poster Teardown

Session 8: Body Imaging at Ultra-High Field

Moderators: Thoralf Niendorf, Ph.D. & Bart Steensma, M.Sc.

09:40

UHF Imaging of the Abdomen

Alexander J.E. Raaijmaakers, Ph.D.
Eindhoven University of Technology and University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

10:05

Perspectives of Cardiac Imaging

Wolfgang R. Bauer, M.D., Ph.D.
Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

Proffered Papers - Oral Session

10:30

Bobby A. Runderkamp, M.Sc.
Amsterdam UMC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

11:00

Break & Poster Teardown

Session 9: Pushing the Field Strength Boundaries

Moderators: Susie Yi Huang, M.D., Ph.D. & Christoph Juchem, Ph.D.

11:15

10.5T at CMRR, University of Minnesota

Gregory J. Metzger, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

11:25

Nicolas Boulant, Ph.D.
CEA-NeuroSpin
Gif-sur-Yvette, France

11:35

David Feinberg, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

11:45

Round-Table Discussion: The Potential of Increasing Field Strength

Andrada Ianus, Ph.D.
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Lisbon Portual

Mark E. Ladd, Ph.D.
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany

David G. Norris, Ph.D.
Radbound University
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

12:15

Abstract Awards, Adjournment & Boxed Lunches

Karin Markenroth Bloch, Ph.D.
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Benedikt A. Poser, Ph.D.
Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands

Online Poster Session in Gather.town

There will be a dedicated online poster session featuring all poster presenters on Monday, 28 March, at 21:00-22:00 UTC. Following the in-person poster session during the workshop, this will provide all online and in-person poster presenters the opportunity to share and discuss their work. All workshop participants will receive access details ahead of this Gather.town session.

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