Thursday, 13 July

16:30 - 18:30                 Registration

Friday, 14 July: Quantitative Flow with MRI 


07:30                            Registration


08:30                            Welcome and General Overview- Organizers


Imaging Methods

08:40                            Flow Quantitation and AngiographyPaul E. Summers, Ph.D., University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK

09:00                            “Real-time” Velocity Imaging - Krishna S. Nayak, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

09:20                            High Frame Rate Velocity Imaging and Global FunctionVinay Pai, Ph.D., New York University School of
Medicine, New York , NY, USA 

                                    Proffered Papers
09:40                            In-vivo validation of a novel 3-echo SSFP phase-contrast sequence, Jon-Frederik Nielsen, Ph.D., University of

                                    Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

09:49                            7D flow imaging of the thoracic aorta at 3T, Michael Markl, Ph.D., University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

09:58                            Discussion

10:10                            Break


Analysis Methods

10:30                            Image Analysis and Visualization – John N. Oshinski, Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:50                            Specific Computational Fluid Dynamics Stimulation – Guang-Zhong Yang, Ph.D., Imperial College,
            London, England, UK

                                    Proffered Papers

11:10                            In vivo reconstruction and visualization of complex flows in single ventricle congenital heart diseases using phase contrast magnetic
            resonance imaging, Kartik Sundareswaran, B.S., Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Technology,
            Atlanta, GA, USA

11:19                            7D flow imaging using PC VIPR for hemodynamical analysis, Kevin Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
                                    Dept. of Medical Physics, Madison, WI, USA


11:28                            Phase unwrapping by minimizing acceleration (PUMA) for cine  phase-contrast velocity images, Ryan Spilker, M.S.,
                                    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA


11:37                            Quantitative Planar Analysis of Flow Sensitive 3D CINE MRI,  Aurélien Stalder, MSc, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany


11:46                            Discussion


12:00                            Break



13:30                            Flow in Congenital Heart Disease – Mark A. Fogel, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,


13:50                            Flow and Vascular Disease Progression – David Saloner, Ph.D., Veterans Administration Medical Center,

                                    San Francisco, CA, USA

14:10                            CSF Flow - Noam Alperin, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

14:30                            Discussion

                                    Proffered Papers

14:40                            Comparison of cerebral intra-aneurysm flow characteristics determined by phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging
            and computational fluid dynamics simulations, Christof
Karmonik, Ph.D., Department of Radiology,
            The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA

14:49                            CSF flow measurements using balanced steady state free precession phase contrast MRI, Mark Wagshul, Ph.D.,
State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA

14:58                            Repeatability of MR volumetric flow measurements in major cerebral arteries. Meide Zhao, Ph.D., VasSol, Inc., Chicago, IL USA

15:07                            Accelerated spiral fourier velocity encoding using UNFOLD and partial Fourier, Joao Carvalho, MSc, Department of Electrical
            Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

15:16                            Computational Study of CSF Mixing in the 3rd Cerebral Ventricle Based on MRI boundary condition data, Vartan

                                    Kurtcuoglu, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

15:25                            Gas acceleration mapping by hyperpolarized helium-3 MRI, Xavier Maitre, Unité de Recherche en Résonance Magnétique Médicale,
                                    Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay, France



15:34                            Flow Poster Session


16:30                            Panel Discussion

17:30                            Adjournment


Saturday, 15 July: Quantitative Cardiac Function


07:30                            Registration


Cardiac MRI and Analysis Methods

08:30                            Tagging - Leon Axel, M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

08:50                            DENSE - Han Wen, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D., USA

09:10                            HARPNael F. Osman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, M.D., USA

                                    Proffered papers
09:30                            Self-calibrated non-Cartesian k-t GRAPPA, Feng Huang, Invivo Diagnostic Imaging, Gainesville, FL, USA

09:39                            Improved cine displacement-encoded MRI using b-SSFP and TSENSE parallel imaging at 3T, Daniel Kim, Ph.D.,
Department of Radiology, New York University, New York, NY

09:48                            Imaging myocardial motion and chamber blood flow simultaneously using SPAMM, Smita Sampath, Ph.D.,

                                    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

09:57                            Discussion

10:10                            Break and Poster Viewing


Modeling and structure

10:40                            Velocity imaging – Bernd J. Jung, Ph.D., University Hospital, Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

11:00                            3D Modeling – Dimitris Metaxas, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

11:20                            Novel Tissue Tracking TechniquesDinggang Shen, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA, USA

                                    Proffered Papers
11:40                            Determination of myocardial strain and strain rate using MR  phase velocity mapping, Jana Delfino,
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University

11:49                            Towards a biomechanical-based method for myocardial tissue viability assessment, Cristian Linte, B.A.Sc.,
Robarts Research Institute, Imaging Research Labs, London, ON, Canada

11:58                            Improved 3D myocardial strain rates through variational restoration, Andrew Huntbach,
Royal Society/Wolfson MIC Laboratory, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, England, UK

12:07                            Discussion

12:20                            Break



13:30                            Mouse Disease ModelsFrederick H. Epstein, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

13:50                            Clinical Applications of TaggingElliot R. McVeigh, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D., USA


                                    Proffered Papers
14:10                            7-dimensional ventricular wall motion measurement in the brain using 3D dense, Michaela Soellinger, MS
Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

14:19                            Left ventricular torsion is unchanged by surgical repair of left ventricular aneurysm, Randolph Setser, D.Sc,
Cleveland Clinic, Division of Radiology, Cleveland, OH, USA

14:28                            Interventricular mechanical asynchrony in pulmonary arterial hypertension, J.T. Marcus, Ph.D.,
Dept of Physics & Medical Technology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

14:37                            Discussion

14:50                            Break and Poster Viewing

Applications II

15:30                           Clinical Applications of Displacement Imaging, Anthony H. Aletras, PhD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

15:50                           Ultrasonic Imaging of Myocardial Wall Motion, John Gorscan, M.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

                                   Proffered Papers
16:10                           Accelerated 3D CSPAMM tagging of the myocardium, Andrea Rutz,
Dipl.Ing, Institute for Biomedical Engineering,
                                   ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

16:19                           Automated identification of minimal myocardial motion for improved image quality, Ali Ustun, MS,

                                   Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

16:28                           Cardiac Mechanics Panel Discussion

17:00                           Adjournment


Sunday, 16 July:  MR Elastography


08:00                           Registration


08:30                           Opening Comments, Announcements, Goals of the Day



08:35                           Why Would We Want to Quantitatively Image Mechanical Properties? Richard L. Ehman, M.D., Mayo Clinic,

                                   Rochester,   MN, USA  

08:45                           A Primer on Mechanical Properties of MaterialsAnthony J. Romano, Ph.D., Naval Research Laboratory, Washington,

                                   DC, USA

09:05                           MRI-Based Methods for Imaging the Mechanical Properties of Tissue Donald B. Plewes, Ph.D., Sunnybrook Hospital,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

09:25                           Ultrasound-based Elastography: Capabilities and State of the ArtRalph Sinkus, Ph.D., Industrial Physics and
Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, (ESPCI), Paris, France

09:35                           Thermoacoustic Imaging and other Potentially Relevant Technologies Keith Paulsen, Ph.D., Dartmouth University,
Hanover, NH, USA


Methods I

09:45                            MR Acquisition Techniques for Dynamic MR ElastographyRoger C. Grimm, MS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA


10:05                            Break


Methods II

10:25                            Drivers for MR Elastography – John B. Weaver, Ph.D., Dartmouth University, Lebanon, NH, USA

10:45                            Panel: Drivers & Acquisition for MRE – Donald B. Plewes, Moderator, Ingolf Sack, Ph.D.., John B. Weaver, Ph.D.,

                                    Richard L. Ehman, M.D. 

11:05                            Inversion Methods for MRE – Armando Manduca, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

11:25                            Panel:  Inversion Methods for MRE – Keith Paulsen, Ph.D., Moderator, Armando Manduca, Ph.D., Anthony J. Romano,

                                    Ph.D., Ralph Sinkus, Ph.D.  


11:45                            Break


Applications of MRE

13:00                            BreastRalph Sinkus, Ph.D.

13:20                            Liver / KidneyRichard L. Ehman, M.D.

13:40                            MuscleIngolf Sack, Ph.D.

14:00                            BrainMark E. Ladd, Ph.D.

14:20                            Break


                                   Proffered Papers
14:35                           Advances and future directions in microscopic magnetic resonance elastography, Shadi Othman, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

14:44                           High resolution magnetic resonance elastography at 7T, Benoit Larrat,
Laboratoire Ondes et Acoustique, ESPCI, Paris, France

14:53                           Pneumatically actuated driver for use in MRE of the brain, Phillip Rossman, MS,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

15:02                           Planar MR elastography of the brain: a reproducibility study, Ingolf Sack, Ph.D.,
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CCM, Department of Radiology, Berlin, Germany

15:11                           MR elastography of abdominal organs, Meng Yin,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

15:20                           Vibration safety limits for magnetic resonance elastography, Eric Ehman,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

15:29                           MR elastography acceleration with parallel imaging, Stefan Maderwald, MSc.,
University Hospital, Essen, Germany

15:38                           K-space sampling limits for MR elastography, Kevin Glaser, Ph.D.,
Mayo Clinic, Department of Radiology, Rochester MN, USA

15:47                           Quantification of shear wave scattering at slip interfaces by MR elastography, Sebastian Papazoglou, Ph.D.,
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CCM, Department of Radiology, Berlin, Germany

15:56                           Elastography and HARP analysis of muscle tissue, Michael Green,
Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, NSW, Australia

16:05                           Evaluation of anisotropic velocity profiles in muscle using wave-guide constrained magnetic resonance elastography
                                   Anthony Romano, Ph.D.,
Acoustics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

16:14                           Publicly available MR elastography inversions in a general purpose analysis package, Roger Grimm, MS,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA

16:23                           Transient Cine MR-elastography of the heart - - imaging polarized pulsed shear, Benjamin Robert, MSc.,
Laboratoire Ondes et Acoustique, ESPCI, Paris, France

16:32                           Progress in high frequency mode conversion technique for stiff lesion detection in MR elastography, Yogesh K. Mariappan,
                                   Mayo Clinic college of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

16:41                           General Panel Discussion

17:00                           Adjournment