This webinar aims to provide theoretical and practical guidance for the translation of T1, T2, and ECV mapping techniques into routine practice. The fundamentals of current techniques are reviewed including best practices for reducing potential confounders. Common issues encountered during acquisition and analysis are discussed along with strategies for identifying and addressing them. The accuracy, precision, and robustness of techniques are discussed in the context of standardization and translation into greater widespread usage.
Presented by: Kelvin Chow, PhD, Staff Scientist at Siemens Healthineers
Dr. Kelvin Chow completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta studying techniques for quantitative myocardial tissue characterization. He explored the various confounders of existing myocardial mapping sequences and developed the saturation-recovery based SASHA T1 mapping technique. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia, Kelvin joined Siemens Healthineers as a Senior Scientist in Chicago. As part of the MR Collaborations team, he continues to further develop cardiac MRI with a focus on quantitative mapping techniques together with leading collaborators in the field.
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.