Tutorials on Monday, 17th of September 2018,  2:15 – 5:30 pm

These sessions are opened to the congress participants.
Do not forget to complete the registration form.

1. MRI hardware: bridging the gap between theory and images

Hervé SAINT-JALMES – LTSI, Université de Rennes, INSERM U1099 & Centre Eugène Marquis, Rennes; PRISM

This tutorial will provide an introduction to the hardware architecture of a Magnetic Resonance scanner, focusing on the magnetic and electromagnetic fields needed to polarize, manipulate and localize nuclei in the sample of interest.

2. Measurement uncertainties in quantitative MRI

Guylaine COLLEWET – MRI-Food, UR OPAALE, IRSTEA Rennes; PRISM

The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview on the subject of measurement uncertainties in the context of quantitative MRI measurements. It will give some clues to answer questions such as: What are the precision and the accuracy of the results? For a model-based method, which model parameters most influence the quality of the results? How can the optimal protocol be defined? The talk will cover considerations from image acquisition steps to the post-processing stage.

3. Fat quantification with MRI

Florence FRANCONI – MINT INSERM U1066 CNRS 6021, Université d’Angers, Angers; PRISM

MR technique offers the opportunity to non-invasively separate fat from water signal. This tutorial will provide an overview of methods to quantify fat with MRI, from T1 based or frequency selective methodologies to chemical shift induced imaging. Underlying principles, advantages and confounding factors will be presented.