Prototype your own MRI Sequence [Workshop]

The development of MR sequences, as depicted for diffusion-based fibre track reconstruction in the brain which is highly relevant for neurological therapy decisions, has traditionally been an expert domain. New developments such as including prototyping platforms like tabletop MRI scanners and accompanying hands on teaching allow the opening of this field beyond MRI physics. Image courtesy of Fraunhofer MEVIS.


Thursday, 4th April 2024
G.03 Bayes Centre
47 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Join us in transforming the complex world of MRI physics – Making controlling a three million dollar medical device as easy as operating a smartphone 

Have you ever wondered how a three-million-dollar medical device is controlled? For this workshop we invite staff and students at the University to come together with scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, to dive into the complex topic of MRI physics, break it down into a simple description language, and allow you to enter an expert’s field in only two hours. MRI systems are orchestrated using so-called MRI sequences that steer the different hardware components with microsecond accuracy. This workshop will give you the experience of prototyping such sequences on tabletop MRI systems before transferring them to a real MRI system. You will quickly learn how flexible an MRI system is and how MRI sequences are utilized to generate different tissue contrasts and visualize flow and other dynamic properties. You will contribute pieces in the puzzle to make MRI sequence development even more accessible and open.  

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Matthias Günther studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg and did his Ph.D. at the Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg on sophisticated Magnet Resonance Imaging development and applications. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined Advanced MRI Technology, a company founded by David Feinberg in California. After three and a half years, Dr. Günther came back to Germany to found his own company in Heidelberg, mediri GmbH, offering (research) services for image-based clinical trials. He also continued his scientific career at the university hospital Mannheim. After Habilitation in 2008, he became Professor at the University Bremen and joined Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen as part of the management board. He is now deputy institute director of Fraunhofer MEVIS with a joint professorship on MR-Physics.


[Talk] MRI Sequence Composition Beyond Academia
When: 12:00am-1:00pm, Thu 4 April
Where: G.03 Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT
Read more and register: https://www.designinformatics.org/event/mri-sequence-composition-beyond-academia-talk/


G.03 Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh