A broad range of cutting-edge topics in functional neuroradiology is featured throughout this program, including dynamic fMRI and MEG for time-resolved functional brain mapping, diffusion tensor imaging and tractography, advanced diffusion techniques (DKI, NODDI, RSI, etc.) for microstructural tissue modeling, structural and functional connectomics, perfusion, permeability, quantitative susceptibility mapping, and other novel quantitative neuroimaging biomarkers. This activity focuses on the current status of functional and physiologic imaging methodology, current controversies in the field, and promising new techniques. There is emphasis on pediatric neuroimaging including special lectures on the connectome of the developing brain, advanced imaging of neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus on autism and on adolescent cognitive maturation, as well as new techniques for pediatric stroke and pediatric brain tumor imaging.
Material contained in this product was captured during the 2016 ASFNR/ASPNR live meeting.
This CME activity is intended to educate anyone interested in functional neuroimaging including neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, brain mapping scientists, cognitive neuroscientists, physicists, fellows, residents, doctoral and postdoctoral students, engineers and ancillary staff.
At the completion of this CME teaching activity, you should be able to:
- Describe the underlying physical basis of advanced functional and physiological imaging techniques such as BOLD and resting state fMRI, Diffusion-weighted Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Dynamic Susceptibility and Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI, Arterial Spin Labeling, Susceptibility-weighted Imaging, MR Spectroscopy, and MEG Imaging.
- Explain the clinical applications and limitations of advanced functional and physiological imaging techniques.
- Discuss how to effectively integrate functional imaging techniques into clinical practice with awareness of pertinent economic and logistical issues.