Training Courses
Oct 3-4
Each training course will consist of lectures, hands-on sessions, and demonstrations mainly targeted for individuals who are new to the field.

Imaging Methods for the Connectome Projects
Coordinator: Essa Yacoub
Schedule
Connectome Downloads

HCP Data Acquisition and Analysis:

  Human Connectome Project (HCP)-Lifespan data collection 3 T PRISMA
  Other Connectome projects
  Diffusion and fMRI acquisition and post-processing methods
  ASL acquisition and post-processing methods
  Accelerated image reconstruction methods
  HCP data management and pipelines

High-Field Parallel Transmission and Engineering
        (7 T and 10.5 T)

Coordinators: Pierre-Fran├žois Van de Moortele, Gregor Adriany, and Xiaoping Wu
Schedule
Parallel excitation Downloads

Engineering topics:

  Ultra-high field MR system overview
  Components of RF sub-system for typical ultra-high field MR scanners
  Different RF transmit coil array designs: dipoles, loops, striplines
  Example of dipole antenna testing on the bench: performance, safety

Parallel excitation (pTX) methods:

   MR based RF coil array characterization on a phantom
   Fast multi-channel B1 mapping
   Static B1 shim in small and large targets
   Simultaneous multi-slice or multi-band pTX RF pulse design
   Multi-dimensional pTX RF pulse design (spokes, transmit SENSE)

In vivo experiments will be conducted on a whole body 7 T Siemens system, equipped with 16 independent transmit channels.

Phantom experiments will be conducted on a whole body 10.5 T Siemens system, equipped with 16 independent transmit channels.

MR Spectroscopy
Coordinator: Malgorzata Marjanska
Schedule
Spectroscopy Downloads

The following topics will be covered:

   RF pulses and pulse sequences for single voxel localization and editing
   Shimming
   Assessment of spectral quality
   Data acquisition: animal and humans
   Post-processing
   Quantification focused on LCModel

In vivo experiments will be conducted using 9.4 T Varian animal scanner and whole body 7 T Siemens system.

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