CTE Sessions at EANM’12

EANM’12 – CTE Session II

October 28, 2012, 11:30 – 13:00
MR Imaging

Moderators: R. Boellaard (Amsterdam), P. Costa (Passau)

L. G. Hanson (Copenhagen):
Basic MRI Physics – a Visual Introduction for Laymen
D. Poretti (Rozzano, MI):
Clinical MRI in Neurology and Oncology
S. Schachoff (Munich):
PET/MR Challenges, Research and Clinical Routine

Educational objectives:

  1. Get insight into the basic physics underlying magnetic resonance techniques and gain understanding of the image generation.
  2. Become acquainted with clinical MR images, understand the difference between images that are acquired with various MR sequences.
  3. Understand the workflow of MR examinations considering the specific Radiology requirements.
  4. Learn the challenges of daily clinical routine of PET/MR systems, their anticipated potential, expected impact and current limitations and challenges (such as attenuation correction).


This continuing education session is directed not only towards nuclear medicine physicians but the whole NM community. It will cover aspects of magnetic resonance techniques relevant for nuclear medicine, with special emphasis on combined PET/MR systems. The introduction to MR physics will focus on the basic aspects and convey an understanding of magnetic resonance image generation without emphasis of quantum mechanics. The routine clinical use of stand-alone MR imaging in Radiology departments will be discussed, accompanied by exemplary workflows and cases. Finally, the current and anticipated future use of PET/MR in clinical routine and research is presented, together with challenges and first-hand user experience. By attending the session, participants will get insight into the complex topic of PET/MR and will understand its potential and challenges.

Key Words:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MR Image Formation and Sequences, PET-MRI, Daily Practice, Workflow

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