Hands-On Clinical fMRI and Diffusion Tractography Workshop
During most MRI procedures, there is no need for interaction between the administrator of
the test and the patient. The situation is quite the opposite in functional MRI (fMRI), where
the neurological status of the patient must be assessed; an appropriate paradigm must be
selected based on the neurological assessment and prior MRI examinations. Further, the
paradigm must be delivered to and successfully performed by the patient while in the MRI
machine. In addition, there is a rather complicated analysis of the fMRI and diffusion
tractography data, which must be performed and assessed. How to properly perform these
tasks is often not addressed.
Clinicians involved in fMRI, including neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists.
• Understand the fundamental principles behind fMRI and diffusion tractography
• Choose the optimal fMRI paradigms appropriate for the patient and clinical situation
• Deliver fMRI paradigms correctly and monitor the patient for adequate compliance
• Hands on experience so that the attendee will be able to analyze fMRI and diffusion tractography
• Understand how data is delivered to a neurosurgical navigational system and used by the neurosurgeon
• Avoid pitfalls in the interpretation of clinical fMRI and diffusion tractography
• Optimize fMRI billing and coding
Dates: December 10-12, 2018
Location: Belfer Research Building
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
69th Street and York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Course Director: Andrei Holodny, MD
Accreditation: 23.5 CME and 3 SAM credits
Workshop Brochure: Download here.
Registration & Payment: Register online here.
Accommodations: Reduced rates at the Bentley Hotel are available for all course registrants.
Hotel Reservations: Reserve your stay online at the Bentley Hotel.