Special Focus Session

SF 21a - Functional renal imaging for the clinical practice

March 5, 16:00 - 17:30 CET

SF 21a-1
5 min
Chairperson's introduction
Nicolas Grenier, Bordeaux / France
SF 21a-2
20 min
Added value of diffusion-weighted MRI
Harriet C. Thoeny, Fribourg / Switzerland
1. To understand the basic principles of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), including mono- and bi-exponential fitting.
2. To understand in which clinical context DWI provides additional information.
3. To learn to avoid the typical pitfalls in image interpretation of DWI.
SF 21a-3
20 min
Added value of BOLD MRI
1. To learn to describe which parameters and clinical conditions affect renal tissue oxygenation in humans.
2. To understand the basic principles and pitfalls in the acquisition and patient preparation of renal BOLD MRI.
3. To be able to describe 2-3 future clinical applications of renal BOLD MRI.
SF 21a-4
20 min
Added value of ASL MRI
Per Eckerbom, Uppsala / Sweden
1. To understand the basic principles of arterial spin labelling (ASL) and how it is performed and interpreted.
2. To understand when ASL can be used, its advantages, its challenges, and what to expect from the results.
3. To provide some clinically relevant examples of the method and some possible future applications.
SF 21a-5
25 min
Panel discussion: What is the clinical impact of functional imaging of the kidney?

Moderators

Moderator

Nicolas Grenier

Bordeaux, France

Speakers

Presenter

Nicolas Grenier

Bordeaux, France

Presenter

Harriet Thoeny

Bern, Switzerland

Presenter

Per Eckerbom

Uppsala, Sweden