September 16-18, 2019
This course is carried out on GE equipment

Course organiser

Koen Van Laere, Leuven/BE
Stefan Sunaert, Leuven/BE

Course venue

UZ Leuven

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Upon completion of the course, all participants should be able to:
  • acquire the knowledge of currently optimal PET-MR protocols enabling examination of oncology and brain disorder patients
  • acquire working knowledge of MR safety and PET radioprotection to operate a PET-MR scanner
  • perform PET-MR studies in oncology patients in different areas of the body and to understand how to alter sequence parameters to avoid artifacts and optimize the image acquisitions
  • perform PET-MR studies in patients with brain disorders, including basic and advanced acquisitions (dynamic PET studies, DTI, fMRI, PWI…)
  • get practical hands-on knowledge of how to operate the GE Signa PET-MR, import and modify workflows
  • get practical hands-on knowledge of basic and advanced (eg. receptor mapping, DTI, fMRI, PWI…) processing
  • understand the role of PET-MR imaging in patients with dementia, movement disorders and brain tumours
  • understand the role of PET-MR imaging in whole-body oncology using FDG and non-FDG PET tracers
  • understand the role of contrast agents and radioligand kinetics in simultaneous PET-MR imaging and get a working
  • understanding of brain receptor imaging and multiparametric imaging using PET-MR