Tuesday, 10 December 2013 00:00

First ever ESMRMB course on MRI Simulation attracted 40 participants

Together with an international organizing comitee, Lars G. Hanson from the DRCMR co-organized the ESMRMB course "MRI simulation for sequence development, protocol optimization, and education"  in December 2013 at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany (main organizer: Tony Stöcker). The course addressed uses of MRI simulators such as the advanced JEMRIS simulator, and the locally developed Bloch Simulator targeted at MRI education. The 40 participants appear on the picture below. 

The course covered theory, application and practical implementation of MRI computer simulations, i.e. the simulation of spin dynamics and their coherent summation in spin systems under influence of the driving magnetic fields (RF pulses and field gradients). MR simulations based on the Bloch equations are of high educational value, and further serve as essential tools in basic MRI method development, sequence design and protocol optimization.

A repeat is expected since the course got good reviews, and had many attendants. More information will be available on the ESMRMB Lectures on MR web site.

ESMRMB MRI Simu Dec2013