MR Safety: RF Heating of the Human in MRI
Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater, MN, USA
15-17 October 2010


List of Sessions

Friday, 15 October 2010
07:00 Registration
08:20 Welcome - J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D., Chair, MR Safety Group
08:30-10:30 ICNIRP, FDA & IEC Guidelines, J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D., Moderator
a. Challenges in Setting Guidelines for Radio Frequency Exposure in MRI & the Role of ICNIRP
  James C. Lin, Ph.D.
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Chicago, IL, USA
b. IEC MR Safety Standard & Development
  Daniel J. Schaefer, Ph.D.
G. E. Healthcare
Milwaukee, WI, USA
c. Current Status of FDA Safety Guidelines for MRI Systems
  Sunder Rajan, Ph.D.
Rockville, MD USA
d. Current Status of FDA Safety Guidelines for Medical Devices in the MR Environment
  Terry O. Woods, Ph.D.
FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Silver Springs, MD, USA
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 12:30 Physics & Physiology of RF Heating, Devashish Shrivastava, Ph.D., Moderator
a. Whole Body Hyperthermia Induces Selective Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction & Brain Pathology
  Hari Shanker Sharma, Ph.D., D.Med.Sc
University Hospital, Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
b. Adjustments in Thermoregulation During MRI: Is Thermal Local & Whole-Body Homeostasis Maintained?
  Christopher J. Gordon, Ph.D.
National Health & Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
c. Recognizing the Potential for RF Heating to Impact Thermoregulation & Immune Systems
  Elizabeth Repasky, Ph.D.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY, USA
12:30 14:00 Lunch, Poster Presentation
14:00 14:30 Poster Session 1
14:30 16:00 MR Thermometry, Christopher M. Collins, Ph.D., Moderator
a. A Brief Introduction to MR Temperature Imaging
  R. Jason Stafford, Ph.D.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA
b. MR Thermometry Using Paramagnetic Lanthanide Complexes
  Navin Bansal, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN, USA
c. New Developments in Bioheat Transfer Modeling & MR Thermometry to Improve Radiofrequency Safety in High-Field & Ultra-High Field MRI
  Devashish Shrivastava, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
18:00 Hors d'oeuvres, Local Cheese and Wine Tasting
20:00 Transport Back to Hotels/Town
Saturday, 16 October 2010
08:00 Registration
08:30 10:00 MRI Heating Transduction, Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D., Moderator
a.  Electromagnetic - Thermal Transduction in the Human Body
  Kenneth R. Foster, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
b. Insight into SAR
  Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
c. Calculating SAR-Induced Temperature Increase for the Human Subject in MRI
  Christopher M. Collins, Ph.D.
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA, USA
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 12:30 Devices Safety, Tamer S. Ibrahim, Ph.D., Moderator
a. Medical Devices & RF Safety
  John A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
b. Devices Safety: Leads -permission withheld
  Kenneth B. Baker, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
c. MRI-Related Heating Near Deep Brain Stimulation Electrodes  -permission withheld
  Aviva Abosch, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
d. Advantages/ Shortcomings of RF Safety Evaluations According to the ISO/TEC TS Based on a Generic DBS System Evaluation -permission withheld
  Niels Kuster, Ph.D.
IT'IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society
Zurich, Switzerland
12:30 14:00 Lunch, Poster Presentation
14:00 14:30 Poster Session 2
14:30 16:00 Device Industry Perspectives, Randall S. Nelson, B.A., B.S., Moderator
a. Partnering for Patient Safety
  Ross Venook, Ph.D.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Millbrae, CA, USA
b. Stent Heating: Bench Tests and Computations
  Brian Berg, Ph.D.
Boston Scientific
Maple Grove, MN, USA
c. Electromagnetic Modeling of RF Induced Lead Heating-Ensuring MRI for Patients with Active Implanted Medical Devices
  Sung-Min Park, Ph.D.
Medtronic CRDM
Mounds View, MN, USA
d. Neuro MRI Technology
  Mark Conroy, Ph.D.
Medtronic Neurological
St. Louis Park, MN, USA
18:00 "Paddlewheeler" Cruise with Dixieland Band and Dinner on St. Croix River
20:30 Boat Returns to Dock in Stillwater
Sunday, 17 October 2010
08:00 Registration
08:30 10:30 MR Systems Safety, Gregor Adriany, Ph.D., Moderator
a. MR Systems Safety Strategies - RF Heating Hazards
  Wolfgang Renz, Ph.D.
Siemens Healthcare, H IM MR TR
Erlangen, Germany
b. Monitoring Safety & RF Heating for Parallel Transmission Systems
  Ingmar Graesslin, Ph.D.
Philips Research Europe
Hamburg, Germany
c. RF Coils
  J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Guidelines & Research Needs: Group Discussion
J. Thomas Vaughan, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
11:30 - 12:00 Summary & Conclusion

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