2019 | Nov. 18-19
ULTRA-HIGH FIELD MRI
A conference organized by the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
The continued development and availability of ultrahigh field MRI systems along with recent FDA approval of 7T for head and knee imaging, creates the timely opportunity for a discussion among imaging centers about how this technology can positively impact clinical care. Identifying key clinical applications and developing workflows to integrate sometimes complex methods into the mainstream, require a dedicated focus of leading imaging centers currently involved in high field imaging and those individuals interested in exploring and demonstrating its potential to improve patient outcomes.
With leadership from the University of Minnesota Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, and support from the University of Minnesota’s CTSA hub, the UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute, this meeting endeavors to bring together clinicians and scientists from within the national CTSA network to discuss these topics. The goals of the meeting are three-fold:
- Identify the promise of ultrahigh field MRI at addressing unmet clinical needs.
- Highlight the current and future technologies required to fully exploit 7T in addressing these applications.
- Begin to discuss the cost-benefit question, “Will the availability of 7T improve clinical outcomes?”.
This meeting will appeal to clinical investigators who currently use or anticipate using ultra-high field imaging in their clinical practice, individuals with interests in clinical application of ultra-high field imaging, and early career investigators with a dual interest in ultra-high field imaging and the management of a particular clinical problem.
November 18-19, 2019
Monday, November 18 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Session 1: Opening Remarks and Keynote Lectures
Michael Knopp, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University
Srinivasan Mukundan, PhD, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Kamil Ugurbil, PhD, University of Minnesota
Session 2: Clinical Neurology at UHF
Amit Anand, MD and Mark Lowe, PhD, Cleveland Clinic
Noam Harel, PhD and Jerrold Vitek, MD, University of Minnesota
Tom Henry, MD and Pierre-Francoise van de Moortele, PhD, University of Minnesota
Bharathi Jagadeesan, MD and Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, PhD, University of Minnesota
Gulin Oz, PhD and Betsy Seaquist, MD, University of Minnesota
Session 3: Clinical MSK & Body
Kimberly Amrami, MD, Mayo Clinic
Jutta Ellerman, MD and Stefan Zybn, PhD, University of Minnesota
Greg Metzger, PhD and Benjamin Spilseth, MD, University of Minnesota
Ravinder Reddy Regatte, PhD, New York University
Session 4: Other Nuclei & Contrasts
Clark Chen, MD, PhD and Wei Chen, PhD, University of Minnesota
Anke Henning, PhD, UT Southwestern
Peder E. Z. Larson, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Malgorzata Marjanska, PhD and John (Riley) McCarten, MD, University of Minnesota
Peter Van Zijl, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Reception, Lab Tours, and Demonstrations at CMRR
Tuesday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session 5: Safety and Technology
Gregor Adriany, PhD, University of Minnesota
Jeramy Kulesa, University of Minnesota
Xiaoping Wu, PhD, University of Minnesota
Session 6: Problems and Solutions
Speakers to be announced
Session 7: Community Forum: Establishing a Path Forward
Panelists to be announced
Adjourn (approximately 12:30 p.m.)
The conference and reception on Monday, November 18 will be held at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), University of Minnesota, 2021 6th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. CMRR is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.
A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees from Nov. 17-19, 2019 at the Graduate Minneapolis located on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus, just a short walk from the CMRR.
**Rooms must be booked by 10/18/2019 to receive a discounted room rate.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, grant UL1TR002494.
**Header image: modified; "Siemens MAGNETOM Amira | MRI Scanner" by Alexandre Avranches, Florian Hilbig is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0