CMRR Workshops 2009
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2009 MINNESOTA WORKSHOPS
HIGH FIELD MR IMAGING AND
MR IMAGING of BRAIN FUNCTION
OCTOBER 9-11, 2009
fMRI TRAINING COURSE
OCTOBER 6-8, 2009
SPECTROSCOPY TRAINING COURSE
OCTOBER 7-8, 2009
MULTI-CHANNEL TRANSMIT B1 MAINIPULATION AT HIGH FIELD TRAINING COURSE
OCTOBER 7-8, 2009
Radisson Metrodome Hotel
at the University of Minnesota
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Department of Radiology
University of Minnesota
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
The goal is to provide a forum to introduce and discuss the technical issues and applications of MRI/MRS conducted with high magnetic fields (>= 3 T). Presentations from experts in the major areas of high field MR research will discuss fundamental principles, methodology, and applications. After attending this workshop, individuals can expect to be well informed of the advantages and limitations of high field MR and will have acquired much of the basic knowledge necessary to undertake high field MR investigations.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has evolved into a widely used method for studying brain function and high magnetic fields continue to play an important role in obtaining improved functional maps. By bringing a group of recognized experts who are in the forefront of the field, this workshop will provide an in-depth overview of fMRI, including basic principles, underlying physiology, new developments and various applications. Designed as both an educational program and a scientific forum for the presentation of the state-of-the-art research, the workshop is intended for a wide spectrum of basic and clinical scientists including cognitive scientists, physicists, radiologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and others interested in the technical development and applications of fMRI.
The training courses are designed to provide attendees with hands-on experience. The courses are mainly targeted for individuals who are new to the field. Attendees participate in lab sessions designed to illustrate each topic covered in lectures. For trainees that will also attend the workshop, lectures are scheduled to provide an overview of the topics covered by workshop speakers.
fMRI TRAINING COURSE
Hands-on Training, October 6-8, 2009fMRI Data Acquisition
- Block-design fMRI data collection
- Event-related experiments
- Perfusion contrast
- fMRI Data Processing
- Data pre-processing
- General Linear Model and Model-Free analyses
- Analysis in commercially available packages
MULTI-CHANNEL TRANSMIT B1 MANIUPULATION AT HIGH
Hands-on Training, October 7-8, 2009
The following topics will be covered in lectures (morning sessions) and in-vivo demonstration at the scanner (afternoon sessions):
- Fast multi-channel B1 mapping
- Static B1 shim in small targets
- Static B1 shim in large targets
- Excitation k-space trajectories measurement
- B1 homogenization within an axial slice ("spoke excitation k-space trajectories")
- 2D parallel excitation ("Transmit SENSE")
A human 7 T Siemens system capable of static B1 shim on 16 channels (one transmitter RF shaping board) will be used to demonstrate topics 1, 2 and 3.
A human 9.4 T Varian system capable of independent parallel transmission on 8 channels (8 transmitter RF shaping boards) will be used to demonstrate topics 4, 5, and 6.SPECTROSCOPY TRAINING COURSE Hands-on Training, October 7-8, 2009
The following topics will be covered in lectures, hands-on sessions, and demonstrations:
- pulse sequences
- data acquisition using Varian and Siemens scanners
- data analysis focusing on using LCModel
Limited number of posters will be accepted for presentation, and the authors of selected posters will be additionally provided with an opportunity to give a short oral presentation. If you would like to present a poster at the workshop, please submit a one-page abstract via e-mail to email@example.com or mail to Deb Morgan, CMRR, 2021 6th ST SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. The abstract must be received by September 1, 2009.
The conference will be held in the Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome Minneapolis located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, 615 Washington Avenue SE, MN 55414. The Hands-on Training Workshops, Oct. 6th – 8th and the Reception on Friday, Oct. 9th, will be held at the CMRR, 2021 6th Street SE. Conference dinner on Saturday, Oct. 10th, will be held at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome.
IMPORANT NOTE: The cost of the hotel room was misstated as $119.00 in the brochure and on the website. The correct cost of the hotel room is $139.00/night. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for our registrants!
Radisson Hotel Metrodome - The Radisson Metrodome is located on the University of Minnesota Campus: 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Telephone numbers for reservations are 612-379-8888 or toll free: 1-800-333-3333. There is a limited block of rooms available for the conference, please make your reservations early. Cost of the rooms is $139.00 for single or double, plus applicable tax. It is Homecoming Weekend at the University of Minnesota – Please reserve hotel rooms early to guarantee a reservation.