A. Ahlgren, A. Bjornerud, S. Brockstedt, E.R. Danielsen, P. Due-Tönnesen, S. Haller, M. Koch, R. Kreis, E.M. Larsson, J. Wikström
Thursday morning – Saturday noon
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The aim of this course:
The aim of this course is to convey in-depth knowledge about advanced functional MR techniques for imaging of the central nervous system. The combination of MR physics (at a level for radiologists) and clinical applications in this course provides an excellent opportunity to improve the understanding as well as the clinical interpretation of diffusion- and perfusion-MRI and MR spectroscopy. During the last decade, these techniques have matured and are now frequently incorporated into daily clinical work. Furthermore, significant progress in the development of refined techniques, such as diffusion tensor imaging, has been made during the last few years. The course will offer an overview of present methodology with clinical applications in neuroradiology, as well as promising new methods, using a mixture of lectures and small group exercises. We are happy to welcome you to this course in Geneva where European experts in the field will share their knowledge with you.
Radiologists, neuroradiologists, physicians, physicists, radiographers, MRI nurses and others who have good knowledge in MR techniques; minimum of 6 months' experience in applied MRI and/or Neuro Imaging.
Diffusion (dMRI: DWI and DTI)
•The ADC concept
•Pulse sequences and acquisition techniques
•Diffusion tensor imaging
•Diffusion kurtosis imaging
•Introduction to axonal fibre tracking and q-space imaging
•Pitfalls, practical issues, implementation
Perfusion (pMRI or PWI)
•Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC) methods
•Modelling, implementation and pitfalls
•Convolution and deconvolution
•Advanced modelling, heterogeneity, leakage correction
•Arterial spin labelling (ASL)
Clinical Applications of dMRI and pMRI
MR Spectroscopy (MRS)
•Sequences for proton spectroscopy
•Quality control and artefacts