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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 22:05

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Eduroam is a wireless network available on institutions for research and education across the world.Employees and students at DRCMR can access the network at DRCMR and other institutions affilated with eduroam with their username and password from DRCMR. Guests from institutions affilated eduroam can also access the network at DRCMR. They should refer to the department of IT for their own institution.

You may visit the home page for the institution behind the eduroam network and collaboration or the website of the Danish branch.


Guide for Employees and Students at DRCMR

Please download the installer for your platform from https://cat.eduroam.org/. Your username and password is the same as for your email account at DRCMR.

The installer only has to be run the first time a connection is established from a particular device and is the same regardless of whether the network being used is at DRCMR or another institution where eduroam is available.

For security reasons it is very important to use the installer to set up the network connection.


Saturday, 02 August 2014 11:19

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Course title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques and Analysis

Content and format: The course covers introductory MRI acquisition and image processing methods. Analysis of functional imaging data will be covered in detail. The first half of the course is mainly lectures on MR-basics. It also includes data acquisition for the remaining part of the course that is focused on hands-on data analysis.

The course starts at a level requiring little or no MR experience. A technical background is not required. The target audience is employees and students at the MR department but the course is open and free for external participants.

DRCMR employees, students, new-comers and co-workers are given priority if we (against expectations) have to limit the number of participants due to space limitations.

The course covers the basics  needed to follow the somewhat more technical course Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging offered as part of the Medicine&Technology program at the Technical University of Denmark in the spring, and which is also available for non-DTU-students under "Open University".

Dates and time: Starting September 21st 2010, the course is given Tuesdays 14:00-16:00 in the conference room of the MR-department at Hvidovre Hospital (dept. 340).

Registration: Please register below.

Literature and software: Course notes and relevant articles are provided during the course. Before the first lecture, it is recommended to install the software freely available at http://www.drcmr.dk/bloch as this will play an important role in the acquisition part of the course (access to the software is not needed during lectures). The same applies to the SPM software available at http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/ which will be used during the analysis part. The latter software package requires a working installation of Matlab as described on the SPM home page.

Credit: The course has a workload corresponding to 2-5 ECTS points depending on exams/assignments taken (2 is 1/15 semester workload) but you do not automatically get credit for the course in any educational institution. You may apply for credit at your school, but be aware that no general evaluation is planned, which may be required for a credit bearing course. This can possibly be arranged on an individual basis upon request, and is required for the organizers to recommend more than 2 ECTS.

Language: The course is given in English, or in Danish if all participants are Danish speaking.

Lecturers: The acquisition part is coordinated by Lars G. Hanson , and the analysis part by Arnold Skimminge. Lectures are by the organizers, Lise Vejby Søgaard and Kristoffer H. Madsen.

Preliminary program:

September 21th, MRI acquisition, part 1:

  • Sections "Magnetic Resonance" until "Sequences" in MR notes are discussed during the coming few weeks (the English and Danish versions are similar).
  • Protons, spin, net magnetization, precession, radio waves, resonance, relaxation, rotating and stationary frames of reference, T1 and T2.

September 28th, MRI acquisition, part 2:

  • Relaxation time weighting. Dephasing, refocusing, T2*, spin echoes, and sequences.


October 5th, MRI acquisition, part 3:

  • Earlier subjects continued. Contrast overview, slice selection spectroscopy.


October 12th: Spectroscopy continued, dephasing/refocusing, flow/diffusion measurements.

October 19th: No lecture.


October 26th, MRI acquisition, part 4:

  • Saturation and inversion.
  • MR notes from "Imaging" and beyond are covered during the coming weeks.
  • Gradients, image-formation and k-space. Echo time revisited.


November 2nd, MRI acquisition, part 5:

  • Imaging continued, field strength issues, coils and safety.


November 9th:  MRI acquisition, part 6:

  • Sequence elements, k-space trajectories, artifacts (distortions, ghosting and aliasing), noise and image quality quantification.


November 16th, MRI analysis, preprocessing

  • Introduction to analysis section of the course.
  • Introduction to SPM8.
  • fMRI preprocessing.
  • N-back hands-on preprocessing.


November 23rd, MRI analysis, first level analysis:

  • Introduction to fMRI statistics.
  • First level analysis.
  • N-back hands-on first level specification and estimation.


November 30th: MRI analysis, contrasts:

  • Introduction to statistical inference.
  • Contrasts, plotting and visualizations.
  • N-back hands-on statistical inference.


December 7th: MRI analysis, part 4:

  • Scripting and batching basics
  • N-back hands-on scripting


December 14th: MRI analysis, second level

  • Second level analysis
  • N-back hands-on group study


December 21st: MRI analysis, second level inference

  • Contrasts, plotting and visualizations.
  • N-back hands-on second level inference.


The workshop on applications of MRI at ultra-high magnetic fields described below was succesfully held. We thank the 85 attendants for an excellent and lively meeting. The speakers in particular gave remarkable presentations on this field in rapid development. Follow link for a brief review.

In spring 2010 many MR scientists and clinicians will be in Stockholm for the ISMRM/ESMRMB meeting taking place May 1st-7th. While being in Scandinavia, we encourage those with special interest in ultra-high field MRI studies to take the opportunity to stop in Copenhagen on the way home for a 1½ day symposium. The focus will be on scientific and clinical applications of MR in humans at magnetic fields of 7 tesla and above (download flyer).

The meeting in Stockholm ends at noon May 7th and the meeting in Copenhagen starts the following day, also at noon. This gives you the possibility to enjoy the Scandinavian atmosphere in Stockholm and/or Copenhagen between the two meetings. The Stockholm-Copenhagen flight takes one hour only. There are several departures every day.

  • May 8th, 12 noon - 1pm: Registration and lunch (remember to sign up).
  • May 8th, 1pm - 5pm: Scientific sessions, followed by conference dinner in the evening.
  • May 9th, 9am -3pm: Scientific sessions (lunch from 12.30 to 1.30)

Further updates will be published on this page: http://www.drcmr.dk/UHF2010. Questions are addressed by the conference secretary Dorte Frejwald.

We are proud to present some of the most outstanding experts in the field of ultra-high field imaging applications. Preliminary list of confirmed speakers and session overview:

Saturday, early afternoon session:

  • Siegfried Trattnig, Medical University of Vienna, Austria: High resolution morphological, compositional and metabolic imaging in the musculoskeletal system by ultra-high field
  • Mark Ladd, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Advances in Ultra-High Field Body Imaging
  • Sarah J. Nelson, University of California, San Francisco, USA: Clinical applications at ultra-high field.

Saturday, late afternoon session:

  • Marta Bianciardi, NIH, USA: Spontaneous signal fluctuations in human fMRI at high magnetic fields.
  • Robert Turner, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany: Multimodal imaging

Sunday, early morning session:

  • Jeff Duyn, NIH, USA: Anatomical MRI based on magnetic susceptibility contrast.
  • Fernando E. Boada, University of Pittsburg, USA: Monitoring Ion Homeostasis with Sodium MRI (sMRI).

Sunday, late morning session:

  • Rolf Gruetter, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. In vivo metabolism studies at ultra-high field.
  • Oliver Speck, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany: Towards fMRI of subcortical structures at high field.

Sunday, afternoon session:

  • Kamil Ugurbil, University of Minnesota, USA: fMRI of the visual system at ultra-high field
  • Lawrence Wald, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA: Control of CBF at the laminar level.

Confirmed chairpersons:

  • Ewald Moser, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Stefan Posse, University of New Mexico, USA.
  • Peter Bandettini, NIH, Maryland, USA

The meeting is held at the remarkably pleasant Helene Elsass Centre situated beautifully just north of the Danish Capital Copenhagen (map). Connections from central Copenhagen to Ordrup station are good (trains every 10 minutes, duration 20 minutes, 5 minutes walk to  the venue).

See "Accommodation" below for travel from airport to recommended hotel close to venue.

The sponsored conference dinner on Saturday and the lunches on Saturday and Sunday are included in the registration fee. Please indicate at registration whether you plan to attend. Please send a mail in advance if you have special dietary requests.

The attendants are asked to arrange and pay for accommodation themselves (except for invited speakers and chairmen). Accommodation and transport expenses are not included in the attendance fee. The Hellerup Park Hotel is recommended. Rooms are offerered ranging from approximately $200 to $280 per night. Please book before March 1st, if possible via mail to . Please specify reference number 63245 when booking.

The easiest travel from the Airport to  Hellerup Park Hotel is via train to Hellerup station (30 minutes, leaving every 10 minutes), and via taxi from there (app. 8 EUR).

The Wonderful Copenhagen Agency can provide further options and advice regarding booking and stay.

The currency in Denmark is "kroner", DKK (approximately 1/7.5 EUR or 1/5 USD). Visa and MasterCards are widely accepted, also in most taxis.

Due to the generosity of the sponsors, the registration fee is kept modest:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Ludvig and Sara Elsass Foundation

Registration is performed by filling in the form below, and by paying the attendance fee in full via PayPal. Registration is only considered complete when payment is received. The deadline is April 15th (noon, central European time). Questions are addressed by the conference secretary Dorte Frejwald.

Attendance fee and payment
The attendance fee is EUR 150. Credit card payments and bank transfers can be performed via PayPal, which is the only supported payment option. Payment charges are included in the attendance fee, so please assign these to "seller" in the registration process (there is no refund, if you choose not to).

The mentioned meals are included in the conference fee. Guests and spouses are welcome at the conference dinner (DKR 500 per extra person paid on site).

Cancellation and refund policy
The paid amount is refunded in total, if written cancellation is received within two weeks after registration. Fifty percent of the registration fee is returned if cancellation is received before the registration deadline. After that, no refund is provided.

Local organising committee

  • Lars G. Hanson (program chair), Danish Research Centre for MR and DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Olaf B. Paulson (chairman), Danish Research Centre for MR, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Hartwig R. Siebner, Danish Research Centre for MR, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Freddy Ståhlberg, Lund University, Sweden.
  • Carsten Thomsen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Leif Østergaard, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Århus, Denmark.
  • Per Åkeson, Danish Research Centre for MR, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Practical issues and registration: Form is no longer available