3rd International Workshop on
MRI Phase Contrast & Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM)
Duke University, Durham NC

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Day 1: Monday Oct 06, 2014
7:45Welcome: Chunlei Liu, PhD, Erik K. Paulson, M.D.
Basic Principles of Susceptibility: Physics and Biology - [ video (no audio for first 1:39:35) ]
Chairs: Felix Wehrli, Robert Edelman
8:00Magnetic susceptibility in MRI – E. Mark Haacke, PhD
8:30Connection between biology and tissue susceptibility – Jeff H. Duyn, PhD
9:00Physics of susceptibility contrast and data acquisition – Richard Bowtell, PhD
9:30Myelin and injury in early brain development – Eric Benner, MD, PhD
10:00Coffee/Tea Break
Clinical and Scientific Application of QSM - [ video ]
Chairs: Mustafa Bashir, Susan Gauthier
10:20Iron in control and multiple sclerosis brains: a histopathological perspective – Simon Hametner, MD
10:40QSM and cognition in children – Helen Egger, MD
11:00Mechanisms of iron transport – Pavle Matak, PhD
11:20QSM and magnetic susceptibility anisotropy in cerebral palsy – Zoe Englander
11:40Renal susceptibility tensor imaging – Luke Xie
12:00QSM of high resolution brain anatomy – Andreas Deistung, PhD
12:20Lunch Break
Peer-Reviewed Presentations on QSM Applications - [ video ]
Chairs: Christian Langkammer, Alexander Rauscher
1:20Clinical and scientific applications
3:10Discussion on Peer-Reviewed Presentations - [ video ]
3:40Coffee/Tea Break
Special Session on BRAIN Initiative - [ video ]
4:00The NIH BRAIN Initiative: Current Status and Future Plans
Gregory K. Farber, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Technology Development and Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health
5:00Day Break; hands-on QSM with STI Suite
6:00Evening Reception: Mentor-Mentee Interaction
Day 2: Tuesday Oct 07, 2014
Gray Matter: Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) - [ video ]
Chairs: Tian Liu, Allan Wilman
8:00Overview of QSM – Yi Wang, PhD
8:30Phase processing for QSM – Ferdinand Schweser, PhD
8:50Iron quantification with susceptibility – Stefan Ropele, PhD
9:10Susceptibility brain atlas and iron mapping – Peter van Zijl, PhD
9:30Time-resolved whole-organ tissue oximetry – Felix Wehrli, PhD
9:50Coffee/Tea Break
White Matter: Susceptibility Anisotropy and Susceptibility Tensor - [ video ]
Chairs: Karin Shmueli, Peter van Zijl
10:10Patient Specific Modeling of the Heart and Brain: The Need to Reconstruct the Tissue Structure and Electrical Properties – Craig Henriquez, PhD
10:40Molecular mechanisms of susceptibility tensor – Wei Li, PhD
11:00Mechanisms of T2* anisotropy and myelin water imaging – Jongho Lee, PhD
11:20Frequency difference mapping of susceptibility anisotropy – – Richard Bowtell, PhD
11:40Understanding anisotropic properties of MR signal phase in white matter - Dmitriy Yablonskiy, PhD
12:00Susceptibility tensor imaging in vivo of human brain at 7T – Xu Li, PhD
12:20Lunch Break
Peer-Reviewed Presentations on QSM Technologies - [ video ]
Chairs: Audrey Fan, Jeff Duyn
1:20QSM techniques and contrast mechanisms
3:10Discussion on Peer-Reviewed Presentations - [ video ]
3:40Coffee/Tea Break
Discussion and Debate - [ video ]
4:00Standards for Quantitative MRI: updates from NIST – Karl Stupic, PhD
4:30Unmet needs – Karin Shmueli, John Schenck, Xu Li
5:00Day Break; CIVM tour
6:00Evening Reception: Results of best student presentation, social bonding
Day 3: Wednesday Oct 08, 2014
Think Outside the Box - [ video ]
Chairs: Jongho Lee, Daniel Sodickson
8:00Phase contrast and anisotropy in intermolecular multiple quantum coherence – Warren S. Warren, PhD
8:30Limitations of diffusion and susceptibility: what do we need? – Peter Basser, PhD
9:00Spatiotemporal magnetic field monitoring – Yolanda Duerst
9:30Proton stains for magnetic resonance histology – G. Allan Johnson, PhD
10:00Coffee/Tea Break
Electro-Magnetic Tissue Properties - [ video ]
Chairs: Ferdinand Schweser, Richard Bowtell
10:20Imaging electric properties: Basics and state-of-the-art – Ulrich Katscher, PhD
10:40Local Maxwell Tomography – Daniel Sodickson, MD, PhD
11:00Applications of electric property tomography: current status and the road forward – Nico van den Berg, PhD
11:20Simultaneous mapping of susceptibility and conductivity – Donghyun Kim, PhD
11:40High-speed acquisition of QSM and STI with Wave-CAIPI – Kawin Setsompop, PhD
12:00Phase contrast at ultra-short echo time – Peder Larson, PhD
12:20Cardiac susceptibility tensor imaging – Russell Dibb
* Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13EB018725 - 01 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.