School of Medicine

Agenda

Please join us for an action-packed and enjoyable three days (2 hours each day). Below is the schedule - all times are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

 

Wednesday, October 7th

 

 3:00 pm

Welcome by Imaging Elevated Committee and Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD, the Anne G. Osborn Chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah

3:15 - 3:45 pm

Keynote #1: David Bluemke, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Editor of Radiology 
"Building your Career: Creativity and Coattails"

3:45 pm

Q&A with Dr. Bluemke

4:00 pm 

Emerging Investigator Presentations, Group A (7 min each):

  • Shadi Esfahani, MD (resident, PGY5, Massachusetts General Hospital): “Hyperpolarized [1-13C]Pyruvate Magnetic Resonance Imaging For Evaluation of Early Response to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition Therapy in Gastric Cancer”
  • Jessica Santana (graduate student, Yale): “Non-Invasive Molecular Imaging allows Characterization of Immune Response following Hepatic Radiofrequency Ablation in a Mouse Model”
  • Olivia Sehl (graduate student, University of Western Ontario): “Combining iron- and fluorine-based MRI with magnetic particle imaging to monitor the delivery of mesenchymal stem cells and the ensuing inflammation in vivo”
  • Nan Wang (graduate student, Cedars Sinai Health System): “Initial Clinical Study on Plaque Analysis Using Quantitative Multi-Contrast Atherosclerosis Characterization (qMATCH) of Atherosclerosis”
  • Li Chen (graduate student, University of Washington): “Fully automated and Robust Analysis Technique for Popliteal Artery Vessel Wall Evaluation (FRAPPE) using Neural Network Models from Standardized Knee MRI”

4:40 pm

Presenter Q&A moderated by Drs. Alexander and Bluemke

 

Thursday, October 8th

 

 3:00 pm

Welcome by Imaging Elevated Committee

3:05 - 3:45 pm

Interdisciplinary Panel: Advancing Technology used in Clinical Applications for Focused Ultrasound, Moderated by Allison Payne, PhD

  • Pejman Ghanouni, MD, PhD (faculty, Stanford)
  • Henrik Odeen, PhD (research faculty, University of Utah)
  • Blake Zimmerman (PhD student, University of Utah)
  • Megan Poorman, PhD (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

3:45 pm

Q&A with panel, moderated by Dr. Payne

4:00 pm 

Clinical Case Competition, 3-4 min case presentations

4:40 pm

Social Hour and Open Discussion of Advancements in Radiology and Imaging Sciences

 

Friday, October 9th

 

 3:00 pm

Welcome by Imaging Elevated Committee and presentation of clinical case competition awards

3:15 - 3:45 pm

Keynote #2: Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD, Stanford University:
"How AI will Transform Radiology"

3:45 pm

Q&A with Dr. Zaharchuk

4:00 pm 

Emerging Investigator Presentations, Group B (7 min each):

  • Christopher Pacia (graduate student, Washington University in St. Louis): “Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy in the brain of a porcine model”
  • Kevin Chen, PhD (postdoc, Stanford): “Deep Learning Enhancement of Ultra-low Injected Dose Amyloid PET/MRI”
  • Kelly Smart, PhD (postdoc, Yale): “Variation in relative acetylcholine concentration across the human brain detected with PET receptor occupancy studies”
  • Xingfeng Shao, PhD (postdoc, USC): “Mapping water exchange across the blood-brain barrier using three-dimensional diffusion-prepared arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI”
  • Hemant Aggarwal, PhD (postdoc, University of Iowa): “Joint model-based learning for optimized sampling in parallel MRI”

4:40 pm

Presenter Q&A moderated by Donna Cross and Greg Zaharchuk