Saturday, September 7, 2019
08:00 – 12:30
Room 524AB, Palais des congrès de Montréal
PET/MRI is an emerging hybrid imaging modality for preclinical studies, with a rapidly growing research community and multiple commercial systems now available. Preclinical PET/MRI has advantages relative to clinical PET/MRI, as well as single-modality PET or MRI, especially with regard to the creativity offered through preclinical studies and hybrid imaging. In addition, preclinical PET/MRI has unique technical issues relative to clinical PET/MRI, and also relative to single-modality PET or MRI methods. This session will present rationales and key applications for preclinical PET/MRI; preclinical studies that support clinical translation of PET/MRI; unique technical challenges and procedural issues; and examples of various commercial and customized instrument configurations. This session is especially designed to provide a forum for discussion and networking among the growing preclinical PET/MRI research community, and attendants will be encouraged to activity participate throughout the session.
Peter Caravan, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Kooresh Shoghi, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Jonathan Thiessen, Ph.D., Lawson Health Research Institute
Jae Sung Lee, Ph.D., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
& more to be announced!