ISMRM Workshop Series • 28 September - 01 October 2017
 

ISMRM Workshop on Ensuring RF Safety in MRI:
Current Practices & Future Directions

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McLean, VA, USA

Program


Registration & Setup – Thursday, 28 September 2017
16:00   Registration (open until 18:00)
 
Day 1 – Friday, 29 September 2017 (no CME available)
Program Note: Proffered papers from Session 7 on Sunday will also be presented as posters. Those numbered 1-10 will be presented during the lunch hour on Friday. Posters numbered 11-20 will be presented during the lunch hour on Saturday. See Session 7 for poster order.
07:00   Registration & Speaker Upload Available
08:00   Welcome & Opening Statements Devashish Shrivastava, Ph.D.
The Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD, USA
 
Session 1: Practices in High & Ultra-High Fields
  Moderator: Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
08:10   RF Safety in MRI: Physician's Perspective Emanuel Kanal, M.D., F.A.C.R.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
08:35 RF Safety in MRI: Clinical Researcher's Perspective Maureen N. Hood, Ph.D., R.N, R.T.(MR)
Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, MD, USA
09:00 RF Safety in MRI: MR Tech's Perspective Vera K. Kimbrell, B.S., R.T.(MR)(R)
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
09:25   Break & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 2: Standards, Guidelines & Their Rationale
  Moderator: Daniel J. Schaefer, Ph.D.
10:10 ICNIRP Approach to Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields Zenon Sienkiewicz, Ph.D.
Public Health England
London, England, UK
10:35   IEC Standard on RF Safety in MR Systems Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Toshiba Medical Research Institute
Beachwood, OH, USA
11:00   ISO Technical Specification on MRI-Induced RF Heating Near Conductive Devices Michael Steckner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Toshiba Medical Research Institute
Beachwood, OH, USA
11:25 Standards & Guidance Addressing MRI Safety Testing & Labeling Terry O'Riska Woods, Ph.D.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD, USA
11:50   Lunch, Poster Viewing (Numbers 1-10) & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 3A: Physics & Physiology
  Moderator: Christopher M. Collins, Ph.D.
13:50 Physics of RF Heating in High & Ultra-High Field MRI Daniel J. Schaefer, Ph.D., semi-retired
GE Healthcare
Durham, NC, USA
14:15   Heating of Coils & Parts in High Field MRI Joseph Murphy-Boesch, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
14:40 Adjustments in Thermoregulation During Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Is Thermal Homeostasis Maintained? Christopher J. Gordon, Ph.D.
Environmental Protection Agency
Durham, NC, USA
15:05 Modelling Human Heat Loss: Morphological & Physiological Considerations Nigel Taylor, Ph.D.
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
15:30   The Cost & Price of Temperature Monitoring in MRI Stanley Thomas Fricke, Ph.D.
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC, USA
15:55     RF Safety Monitoring Techniques for 7T pTX Imaging - Permission Withheld Alexander J. E. Raaijmakers, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands
16:20   Break & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session M1: RF Heating/SAR Control on MR Scanners (No CME Available)
  Moderator: Sunder S. Rajan, Ph.D.
17:00     Industry Discussion: General Electric Daniel J. Schaefer, Ph.D.
GE Healthcare
Durham, NC, USA
17:15     Industry Discussion: Philips - Permission Withheld Johan S. van den Brink, Ph.D.
Philips Healthcare
Best, Eindhoven, Netherlands
17:30     Industry Discussion: Toshiba - Permission Withheld Xin Chen, Ph.D.
Toshiba Medical Research Institute
Mayfield Village, OH, USA
17:45   Adjourn
19:00   Dinner
 
Day 2 – Saturday, 30 September 2017 (no CME available)
07:00   Registration & Speaker Upload Available
08:00   Welcome Devashish Shrivastava, Ph.D.
The Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD, USA
 
Session 3B: Physics & Physiology
  Moderator: J. Thomas Vaughan, Jr., Ph.D.
08:10 MR-Based RF Safety Measurement & Model Generation Cornelis A. T. van den Berg, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands
08:35 Fast Temperature Simulations for MRI Safety Assurance Giuseppe Carluccio, Ph.D.
New York University
New York, NY, USA
09:00 Thermal Models to Predict In Vivo RF Heating in High & Ultra-High Fields Devashish Shrivastava, Ph.D.
The Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD, USA
09:25   MR Thermometry in Predicting In Vivo RF Heating: Where Do We Stand? Dennis L. Parker, Ph.D.
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
09:50   Break & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 4: MRI Induced RF Heating Near Conductive Devices
  Moderator: Cornelis A. T. van den Berg, Ph.D.
10:15 Assessing the Radiofrequency (RF)-Induced Heating of Simple & Multi-Component Passive Devices Wolfgang Kainz, Ph.D.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD, USA
10:40   Computational Modeling & Measurements for Electromagnetic Safety in MRI Leonardo M. Angelone, Ph.D.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD, USA
11:05   Modeling Electromagnetic Field/SAR Distribution Near Conductive Medical Devices in MRI John A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
11:30     Safety of Interventional MRI: Assessing the RF-Induced Heating of MRI-Guided Catheters - Permission Withheld Ji Chen, Ph.D.
University of Houston
Houston, TX, USA
11:55   Lunch, Poster Viewing (Numbers 11-20) & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 5: Thermal Hazards & Tissue Sensitivity
  Moderator: Christopher J. Gordon, Ph.D.
14:00   Physiological & Inflammatory Outcome Measures with Heat Stroke: Lessons Learned from Conscious Rodent Models Lisa R. Leon, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA, USA
14:25   Quantification & Application of Thermal Dose Estimates: An Update Pavel S. Yarmolenko, Ph.D.
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC, USA
14:50 Models of Thermally-Induced Cell Death & Tissue Damage Processes John Pearce, Ph.D.
University of Texas
Austin, TX, USA
15:15   Systemic Inflammatory Response to Determine Organ Effects from Thermal Hazards Lisa R. Leon, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA, USA
15:40   Break & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session M2: MRI Induced RF Heating Assessment near Conductive Devices
  Moderator: Leonardo M. Angelone, Ph.D.
16:00     MRI Safety Modeling/MRI Safety - Permission Withheld Ji Chen, Ph.D.
University of Houston
Houston, TX, USA
16:15     MRIdt - Permission Withheld Blaine A. Chronik, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada
16:30     MR-Safe Devices - Permission Withheld Charles A. Lemaire, J.D., M.B.A.
Life Services, LLC
Stillwater, MN, USA
16:45     Sim4Life - Permission Withheld Manuel Murbach, Ph.D.
IT'IS Foundation
Zurich, Switzerland
17:00     Modeling RF-Induced Heating in an MR Environment - Permission Withheld Charlotte Blair, Ph.D.
Ansys, Inc.
Canonsburg, PA, USA
17:15   Adjourn
 
Day 3 – Sunday, 01 October 2017 (no CME available)
07:00   Registration & Speaker Upload Available
08:00   Welcome Devashish Shrivastava, Ph.D.
The Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD, USA
 
Session 6: New Directions 1
  Moderator: John A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D.
08:10   Non-Subject Specific Homogeneous B1 Distribution with Consistent Local/Global SAR for 7T Applications Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
08:35 In Vivo Validation of Implant Compatible MR Scanning Using Transmit Array Ergin Atalar, Ph.D.
Bilkent University UMRAM
Ankara, Turkey
09:00     Novel RF Coil Design & Safety Concepts in High & Ultra High Fields - Permission Withheld J. Thomas Vaughan, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
09:25   Break & Speaker Upload Available
 
Session 7: New Directions 2
  Moderator: Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
  Proffered Papers - Oral Session

09:45 Poster
#1
Safety of Spine MRI Scans with Arrow – AK05502 Intrathecal Catheters at 3T with Spine Matrix Coil Pallab K. Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA
09:53 Poster
#2
Resonant Heating of a Partially Immersed Conducting Wire during MRI: The Effect of the Immersed Length Bhumi Bhusal, M.Sc.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA
10:01 Poster
#3
In-Vitro Demonstration of Explicit Temperature Control Using pTx & Temperature Virtual Observation Points at 7T Nicolas Boulant, Ph.D.
NeuroSpin, CEA
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
10:09   Poster
#4
An Investigation of RF Safety for Pediatric Imaging with the Presence of Accompanying Parent - Permission Withheld Xin Chen, Ph.D.
Toshiba Medical Research Institute
Mayfield Village, OH, USA
10:17 Poster
#5
Progress in Detecting RF-Induced Device Lead Heating by Thermo-Acoustic Ultrasound Neerav Dixit, M.Sc.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
10:25 Poster
#6
Effect of Simulation Settings on Local Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in Different Anatomical Structures Kyoko Fujimoto, Ph.D.
US Food & Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD, USA
10:33 Poster
#7
Revisiting RF Safety Considerations in MRI of Patients with Retained Cardiac Leads Laleh Golestani Rad, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, MA , USA
10:41 Poster
#8
Optically Controlled Multi-Channel Transmitter with RF Monitoring Feedback Natalia Gudino, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Bethesday, MD, USA
10:49 Poster
#9
Comparing Intracranial EEG-fMRI Heating between Head RF Coil & Body Transmit RF Coil Louis Lemieux, Ph.D.
University College London
London, England, UK
10:57 Poster
#10
Intracranial EEG Safety at 1.5T MR: Electromagnetic Field Simulation on a Human Body Model & Temperature Measurements on ASTM Phantom Özlem Ipek, Ph.D.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
11:05 Poster
#11
Influence of a Surface Coil on the RF-Induced Heating on a Simplified Implanted Lead: A Numerical & Experimental Study Julie Kabil, M.Sc.
Université de Lorraine
Vandoeuvre-lčs-Nancy, Lorraine, France
11:13 Poster
#12
Investigation of RF-Induced Heating of a Long Non-Insulated Rod by Repositioning ASTM Phantom Gregor Schaefers, Dipl. -Ingl.
MR:comp GmbH
Gelsenkirchen, Ruhr , Germany
11:21 Poster
#13
Investigation of RF-Induced Heating of a Partially Implanted Device Gregor Schaefers, Dipl. -Ingl.
MR:comp GmbH
Gelsenkirchen, Ruhr , Germany
11:29 Poster
#14
RF Safety of an Implanted Port Catheter in Direct Vicinity of a 7T Transmit Head Coil Oliver Kraff, Ph.D.
University Duisburg-Essen
Essen, NRW, Germany
11:37 Poster
#15
Comparison of Imaging Conditions for Patients with MR-Conditional Cardiac Devices: Normal Volunteer Study Kagayaki Kuroda, Ph.D.
Tokai University
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
11:45 Poster
#16
MRI RF Safety of Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDs): Numerical Study of the Effect of Conductivity of Tissue Simulating Media on Device Model Accuracy Krishna N. Kurpad, Ph.D.
Micro Systems Engineering Inc.
Lake Oswego, OR, USA
11:53 Poster
#17
Thermal & Specific Absorption Rate Simulation of Heterogeneous Breast Models in the Prone Position Fused with Two Human Whole-Body Models Xin Li, M.Eng.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
12:01 Poster
#18
Analysis of Metallic Shielding for Reduction of RF-Induced Heating of Electrodes during MRI for Active Implants Krishna Singhal, M.Sc.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
12:09 Poster
#19
Uncertainty Assessment of Local SAR Mapping from Radiofrequency-Induced Heating of a Standardized 10.0 cm-Long Titanium Rod in the ASTM Phantom at 64 and 128 MHz Krzysztof Wawrzyn, M.Sc.
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada
12:17 Poster
#20
Measurement Repeatability & Reproducibility in Radiofrequency Implant Heating in Benchtop Exposure Systems Krzysztof Wawrzyn, M.Sc.
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada

12:25   Closing Statements, Reflections & Adjournment  
 
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