September 25-27, 2017
This course will be carried out on GE equipment
This course has been confirmed!
University Hospital Leuven
PET-MR unit E601 and MIC (Medical Imaging Center)
Koen Van Laere
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- MR safety
- PET radioprotection
- General MR acquisition and processing
- General PET acquisition and processing, radiopharmaceutical production
- PET-MR in clinical brain imaging (dementia and brain tumours)
- PET-MR in advanced brain imaging (including receptor imaging and advanced MR (DTI, rsfMRI, PWI,..)
- PET-MR in clincial oncology - FDG+DWI
- PET-MR in clinical oncology - non-FDG tracers (including 68Ga, 18F and 11C tracers)
Upon completion of the course, all participants should be able to:
- acquire the knowledge of optimal PET-MR protocols enabling examination of oncology and brain disorder patients
- acquire working knowledge of MR safety and PET radioprotection to operate a PET-MR scanner
- perform PET-MR studies in oncology patients in different areas of the body and to understand how to alter sequence parameters to avoid artifacts and optimize the image acquisitions
- perform PET-MR studies in patients with brain disorders, including basic and advanced acquisitions (DTI, fMRI, PWI…)
- get practical hands-on knowledge of how to operate the GE Signa PET-MR, import and modify workflows
- get practical hands-on knowledge of basic and advanced (eg. DTI, fMRI, PWI…) processing on GE AW stations
- understand the role of PET-MR imaging in patients with dementia and brain tumours
- understand the role of PET-MR imaging in whole-body oncology using FDG and non-FDG PET tracers
- understand the role of contrast agents and radioligand kinetics in simultaneous PET-MR imaging and get a working understanding of brain receptor imaging and multiparametric imaging using PET-MR
There is no actual conflict of interest to report as the below mentioned conflicts are only potential.
The following person has indicated a potential conflict of interest: Dr. Koen van Laere.
Please find the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms of the Scientific Organising Committee here:
Dr. Jonathan McNulty
Dr. Koen van Laere