Kanal’s Magnetic Resonance Physics Course: Clinical MRI, MRA and MRS, Understanding and Applying

January 19, 2020 to January 23, 2020

Target Audience

This is a unique, highly focused and concentrated MR course developed by Dr. Kanal, and is designed for radiologists, neurologists, cardiologists, physicists, technologists, industry specialists, and others who seek to understand how MR imaging works and how to clinically apply it.

Learning Objectives

Depending on the course attended, participants should be able to:

• Discuss gadolinium-based MR contrast agent use, including mechanism of action, distribution, time versus concentration considerations, and the clinical impact and benefits of higher relaxivity agents.

• Identify numerous MR imaging artifacts, how to recognize them, and how to decrease or eliminate them.

• Describe the unique advantages and clinical applicability of utilizing such MR pulse sequences as inversion recovery (including FLAIR and STIR), diffusion weighted imaging, perfusion weighted imaging, and MR spectroscopy.

• Identify various types of MR angiographic sequences and their specific advantages, limitations, and artifacts.

• Introduce the concepts underlying MR spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging and demonstrate how these are clinically applied in routine patient care settings.

 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 20.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/19/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
01/19/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/23/2020 - 6:30pm

Course Schedule:


Sunday:
Welcome    4:15 PM
•    Basic MR Imaging Review – Part 1- T1, T2, relative proton density (RPD)    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
BREAK        6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
•    Basic MR Imaging Review – Part 2 - TR, TE, Computer Simulation Review    6:10 PM - 7:00 PM
End of Session    7:00 PM

 

Monday:
•    Review of gradient echo MR imaging: The role of TR, Flip Angle    7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
BREAK        8:20 AM - 8:30 AM
•    Review of gradient echo MR imaging: TE vs. T2*, how to successfully     8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Achieve T1, T2*, and or proton density weighting    
•    Question and Answer Session    9:30 AM -9:45 AM
End of Session    9:45 AM
SKI BREAK
•    Inversion Recovery Imaging and its Variants, Parts 1 & 2    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BREAK        5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
•    Inversion Recovery Imaging and its Variants, Parts 1 & 2 (cont’d)    5:40 PM - 7:00 PM
•    Question and Answer Session    7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
End of Session    7:15 PM

 

Tuesday:
•    MR Safety: Overview, MR Safety Certification and the ABMRS    7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
BREAK        7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
•    GBCA Safety Update:  Accumulated Intracranial Gadolinium    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
•    Question and Answer Session    9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
End of Session    9:45 AM
SKI BREAK
•    Artifacts, Part 1    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Fat saturation, water saturation, chemical shift artifact, magnetization transfer imaging
BREAK        5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
•    Artifacts, Part 2    5:40 PM – 7:00 PM
    Truncation artifact, fat-water edge enhancement artifact, fat saturation failure
•    Question and Answer Session    7:00 PM -7:15 PM
End of Session    7:15 PM

 

Wednesday:
•    MR Contrast Agents    7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
BREAK        7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
•    High relaxivity GBCA and Associated Sequence Optimization Techniques    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
•    Question and Answer Session    9:30 AM  -9:45 AM
End of Session    9:45 AM
SKI BREAK
Diffusion/Perfusion Weighted MRI: Part 1    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BREAK        5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
•    Diffusion/Perfusion Weighted MRI: Part 2    5:40 PM – 7:00 PM
•    Question and Answer Session    7:00 PM -7:15 PM
End of Session    7:15 PM


Thursday:
•    Summary of Principles, Techniques and Uses of MRA    7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
BREAK        7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
•    MR Spectroscopy    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
•    Question and Answer Session    9:30 AM -9:45 AM
End of Session/Course     9:45 AM

Antlers at Vail
Vail, CO
United States

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

 

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Emanuel Kanal, MD is a consultant for Bracco Diagnostics, GE Healthcare and Medtronic.

 

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 20.75 Attendance
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COST: $1,295
Physicians, Scientists, and Industry Representatives
COST: $800

NOTE: Registration is confirmed and processed when payment is received. Confirmation will be e-mailed after registration is processed.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
All cancellation requests must be made in writing.
1. Cancellations received in writing on or before December 30, 2019, will receive a full refund.
2. Cancellations received in writing after December 30, 2019, but before January 8, 2020,
will receive a refund of 50% of the full course tuition.
3. No refunds or credits will be available on or after January 8, 2020.
No exceptions will be made.

MORE INFORMATION:
Robin DeAngelo, Education Coordinator
deangelora@upmc.edu
mredu.health.pitt.edu
PHONE: 412-647-3510
FAX: 412-647-0738