ISMRM Workshop Series • 15-17 October 2017

ISMRM Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA


Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) was introduced to the MRI audience at the ISMRM conference in Melbourne (2012) and was published in 2013 in Nature. During the past four years, the technology has generated sufficient interest to have dedicated sessions at the 2016 and 2017 ISMRM Annual Meetings, with presenters from all over the world. Additional MRF presentations were spread throughout the meetings. The technology has the potential to change quantitative magnetic resonance (MR), and potentially MR in general, with implications for how all data are acquired, reconstructed, and processed. The interest in the technique is widespread and touches almost all aspects of our field.

At this workshop we will address the technology and refinements, its strengths and weaknesses, clinical implications, and future directions, which are timely and necessary. In-depth discussions within the community are sure to lead to new developments and fruitful collaborations and emergence of young investigators who may present new and different approaches to the work.

Target Audience

The audience for this workshop spans all of MR science including, but not limited to: MR physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering/computer science, clinical radiology, basic and clinical scientists, clinical radiologists, basic and clinical postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and MR technologists.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe the key quantitative imaging approaches that preceded MR fingerprinting;
  • Discuss the currently utilized acquisition strategies in MRF and the principles behind sequence design in MRF;
  • Explain the reconstruction methods and pattern-matching approaches being utilized in MRF;
  • Recognize machine learning and the big data implications of MRF;
  • Summarize the developing clinical applications of MRF; and
  • Hypothesize future directions in which the developing field of MRF is likely to expand, including new properties to be measured with MRF and mathematical and computer engineering approaches that will likely influence the field.


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The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This workshop does not offer CME credits.