Physics Just the Basics Series #10 - Making SENSE (and GRAPPA) of Parallel Imaging

Parallel imaging is essential for modern CMR, enabling the speed required for high-quality dynamic imaging. This seminar describes the basic mechanics of parallel imaging and how it is used in cardiac MR, with an emphasis on providing a conceptual understanding of both SENSE and GRAPPA. Emerging technologies using parallel imaging, and their potential applications, are also discussed. A total of 152 participated in the live webinar on Thursday, December 10, 2020. 


Moderated by: Dan Knight, MD, Cardiology Consultant, Royal Free Hospital, London


Presented by: Nicole Seiberlich, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Michigan Institute for Imaging Technology and Translation (MIITT) @Department of Radiology, University of Michigan


Nicole Seiberlich, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, with secondary appointments in Cardiology and Biomedical Engineering. She also serves as the Co-Director for the Michigan Institute for Imaging Technology and Translation. Her current research involves the development of signal processing methods for rapid and quantitative cardiac MRI and translation of these technologies in a clinical setting. She is the 2021 Annual Meeting Program Chair of the ISMRM, and also an active member of the Program Committee for the SCMR.


About the Series

In response to feedback provided by the global CMR community, the SCMR Education Committee is proud to announce a pilot MRI physics webinar series,  SCMR WEBINAR SERIES: PHYSICS JUST THE BASICS. Radiology trainees, CMR imaging trainees, those new to CMR, MRI technologists, and anyone else who has an interest in learning the simple fundamental concepts of how MRI works should participate in the webinar.  

The basic format of the webinar will consististed of a didactic lecture for 30-45”, followed by a question and answer period for the remainder of the hour.  The difficulty level of the physics presented will be targeted toward clinicians.

Course Information
Course Date:
December 10, 2020
Webinar Recording
Individual topic purchase: Selected
This course is presented free of charge.