Saturday, 12 July

17:00 20:00 Registration


Sunday, 13 July

07:00 17:30  Registration

Basic MR Safety
Moderator: Alayar Kangarlu, Ph.D., Columbia University and NYSPI, New York, NY, USA
08:30 Welcome and Introduction
Hans M.L. Engels, Ph.D., Phillips Medical Systems, Best, The Netherlands
08:45 Static Magnetic Field
Paul M. Glover, Ph.D., University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
09:05 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Blaine A. Chronik, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
09:25 RF Power Deposition
Daniel J. Schaefer, Ph.D., G. E. Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, USA
09:45 Acoustic Noise
Peter Dietz, Siemens AG Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany
Proffered Paper
10:05 Detecting unsafe coupling using reversed RF polarization
William R. Overall, Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
10:17 Coffee Break
MR Safety for Implants and Devices
Moderator: Daniel J. Schaefer, Ph.D.
10:40 MR Safety For Implants and Devices: Update 2008
Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA;
Institute for MR Safety, Education and Research, Los Angeles, CA, USA
11:00 Cardiac Pacemakers and ICDs: Experiences
Roger Luechinger, Ph.D. University & ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11:20 Neurostimulation Systems and Other Electronic Devices: Experiences
John A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Proffered Papers
11:40 Spatial mapping of E fields induced by MR gradient fields at pacemaker leads tips
Howard Bassen, Food and Drug Administration., Silver Spring, MD, USA
11:52 Safety testing of performing MRI scans with implanted Soletra pulse generator at 3 tesla
Pallab K. Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
12:04 RF safe DBS electrode experiment: using floating current trap
Haydar elik, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
12:16 Lunch
MR Procedures
Moderator: Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., Shellock R & D Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA
13:30 Safety Considerations for Radio Frequency Induced Heating of Implants
Wolfgang Kainz, Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, MD, USA
13:50 Safety Issues for Instruments, Devices
Gregor Schaefers, Dipl.Ing. (FH), Comp GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
14:10 Special Patients Groups, e.g. Pregnancy, Diabetics
Janet P. De Wilde, Ph.D., Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
Proffered Papers
14:30 Correlation of temperature measurements from pacemaker lead tip heating and a finite difference time domain simulation of induced electric fields tangential to the lead path at 1.5T
Deborah A. Langman, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
14:42 Evaluation of magnetic forces and radio frequency heating effects for orthopedic external fixation frames in 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI scanners
Nickolaus M. Szeverenyi, Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA
14:54 Artifact-based measurement of induced currents on long conductive structures during MRI
Ross Venook, Ph.D., Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific, Burlingame, CA, USA
15:06 Coffee Break
Safety of MR Contrast Agents
Moderator: Georg Frese, M.Sc., Siemens AG Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany
15:40 NSF and MR Contrast Agents
Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
16:00 Review and Current Information
Val M. Runge, M.D., Scott & White Clinic, Temple, TX, USA
16:20 Regulatory (FDA) Position
Hans Beinke, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malver, PA, USA
Proffered Papers
16:40 Long-term retention of Gadolinium in the skin of rodents following the administration of Gadolinium based contrast agents
Martin Sieber, Ph.D., Bayer Schering Pharma, Berlin, Germany
16:52 Preclinical studies to investigate the development of NSF: experiments in renally impaired rats
Martin Sieber, Ph.D., Bayer Schering Pharma, Berlin, Germany
17:04 Adjourn
Monday, July 14
MR Safety Standards
Moderator: Paul M. Glover, Ph.D.
08:45 IEC60601-2-33 Safety Standard for MR Systems: Third Edition
Hans M. L. Engels, Ph.D., Philips Medical Systems, Best, The Netherlands
09:05 ISO / IEC: Technical Specification on MR Compatibility of AIMDs
Curt L. Sponberg, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA
09:25 ASTM Standards for MR: Updates
Terry O'Riska Woods, Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, USA
09:45 European Directive on EMF Exposure: Status Update
Stephen F. Keevil, Ph.D., Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Proffered Paper
10:05 A review of current issues in performing MR on AIMD patients and the need for standardized tests and labeling
Bob Stevenson, P.E., Greatbatch, Inc., Santa Clarita, CA, USA
10:17 Coffee Break

Induced  In vivo MR Electromagnetic Fields
Moderator: John A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

10:40 RF induced EMF in the Human Body
Niels Kuster, IT'IS Foundation ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
11:00 EMF Generated by the Static Magnetic Field
Feng Liu, Ph.D.,
The University of Queensland, Australia
11:20 Gradient Fields Induced EMF
Jeffrey W. Hand, Ph.D.,D.Sc., Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Proffered Papers
11:40 Reliable SAR estimation based on 3-D electromagnetic and RF circuit co-simulation
Mikael Kozlov, Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
11:52 SAR in parallel transmission
Ingmar Graesslin, Phillips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany
12:04 Estimating Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) during MRI in the human brain with intracranial EEG electrodes used for epilepsy monitoring: A preliminary study using finite integral technique (FIT) modeling
David Carmichael, Ph.D., MinstP, Wellcome High Field Laboratory, London, UK
12:16 Lunch
MR Safety Miscellaneous
Moderator: Hans M. L. Engels, Ph.D., Philips Medical Systems, Best, The Netherlands
13:30 Multiple Transmit Coils
Paul Harvey, Ph.D. Philips Medical Systems NL B.V. Best, The Netherlands
13:50 RF Safety at High Fields
Alayar Kangarlu, Ph.D., Columbia University and NYSPI, New York, NY, USA
14:10 MRI Safety and the MR Suite
Tobias Gilk, M.Arch.,  Junk Architects, P.C., Kansas City, MO, USA
14:30 Epidemiological Studies
Frank de Vocht, Inst. for Risk Assessment Science Utrecht, The Netherlands
14:50 Coffee break
Proffered Papers
15:20 Acoustic noise reduction by avoiding resonance peaks
Jouke Smink, M.Sc., Phillips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands
15:32 Transurethral ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer using active MR temperature feedback
Michael Bronskill, Ph. D., Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Ontario, Canada
15:44 RF Safety for parallel transmission systems
Ingmar Graesslin, Phillips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany
15:56 Wrap-up, Faculty Panel
16:30 Adjournment
Posters, Sunday & Monday
Navin Bansal, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
MR thermometry with a paramagnetic lanthanide complex for calorimetric imaging of SAR
Paulo Ferrari, Ph.D., University of Trento, Mattarello, Italy
He boil-off evaluation: characterization of safe workload conditions for a high-field human MRI system
Peter Nordbeck, Ph.D., University of Wurzburg, Germany
Potential for MRI-induced heating of unipolar and bipolar lead assemblies for cardiac pacemakers
Marta Zanchi, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Cartesian feedback design: concepts for the attenuation of MRI-induced RF currents

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