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Join the Philips Nordic MR Forum 2020 on Clinical Neuroradiology

Date: Monday 11th May 11:30 until Tuesday 12th May 15:00

Location: Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Blå stråket 5, 41345 Gothenburg, Sweden

Meeting Fee: EUR 250*

*Travel and accommodation is not included

Please note the deadline for registration is Wednesday 6th May 2020.

We are happy to invite you to join the Philips Nordic MR Forum 2020 on Clinical Neuroradiology MRI on 11th – 12th May 2020.


Each year, Philips hosts a Nordic MR Forum, which is intended to inspire and educate on the latest MR innovations within a clinical setting. It is organized in collaboration with a leading Nordic clinical partner, where a select group of Nordic and International speakers share their best practices and latest innovations. The event also provides great opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing.


This year, the Forum has been organized in collaboration with Professor of Neuroradiology at Sahlgrenska Academy - Isabella M. Björkman-Burtscher, where the focus will be on Neuroradiology in MRI. Topics in focus will be brain perfusion, AI, pediatric and epilepsy all seen from a Neuroradiology perspective. After the regular Forum event, we will host 3 parallel deep-dive sessions on MR Safety, MR Physics and MR Applications.


The meeting is aimed at radiologists, physicians and researchers and others interested in applying the latest MR innovations in their clinical practice. The meeting is also aimed at encouraging teamwork and patient centered care. The meeting will be held in English.

Join us at the Philips MR Forum 2020

Monday 11th May 2020 until Tuesday 12th May 2020 - Sahlgrenska University Hospital


11:30 - 12:30
Registration, coffee
12:30 - 13:00
Introduction and welcome
12:45 - 13:00

Nicolas Geades, Philips

Isabella M. Björkman-Burtscher, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Ole Wiese – Welcome and information from Philips

13:00 - 14:30
Session 1 - Brain Perfusion MR
13:00 – 13:40
Linda Knutsson – MR perfusion in clinical neuroradiology
13:40 – 14:10
Göran Stark – Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC) MR perfusion in clinical work-flow. Theoretical assumptions and practical application
14:10 – 14:30
Doerthe Constantinescu Ziegelitz and Mats Laesser – MR perfusion and clinical decision making
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 – 17:00
Session 2 – AI and quantitative imaging in radiology
15:00 – 15:30
Maria Ljungberg – MR spectroscopy and MR diffusion – numbers do not lie?
15:30 – 16:10
Mark van Buchem – AI in Radiology: friend or foe?
16:10 – 17:00
Christopher Filippi – Deep Learning in Glioma Heterogeneity: Niche Practice with Larger Lessons for Oncologic Imaging
17:10 – 17:40
08:30 – 10:15
Session 3 – Pediatric neuroimaging for radiologists
08:30 – 09:10
Maarten Lequin – Neonatal imaging MR sequences
09:10 – 09:50
Marcel Warntjes – Rapid myelin imaging in 3D
09:50 – 10:15
Åsa Jungner – The clinicians perspective on pre- and postoperative brain MRI in patients with congenital heart disease
10:15 – 10:45
10:45 – 12:00
Session 4 – Epilepsy imaging in the clinic
10:45 – 11:15
Karin Markenroth Bloch – The national 7T facility and 7T vs 3T technical aspects
11:15 – 11:45
Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Maria Compagno Strandberg, Bertil Rydenhag/Daniel Nilsson – Diagnostic challenges in epilepsy – what you need to know as radiologist
11:45 – 12:00
Kim van de Ven – Philips vision & innovations in neuro
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
Deep dive 1 – MR Safety (Isabella Björkman-Burtscher, Boel Hansson)

An interactive practical workshop on how to handle MR safety questions as a team. We will relate to the technologists, the radiologists and the physicist’s perspective.
13:00 - 15:00
Deep dive 2 – MR Physics. What you need to know about geometric distortion correction (Jens Johansson, Oscar Jalnefjord)

Discussing distortions in diffusion based imaging in a way that apply to both clinicians and physicists. Showing the impact of distortions in images, present different strategies to handle them and explain why this works. All in a pedagogic, simple way.
13:00 - 15:00
Deep dive 3 – IntelliSpace portal MR Neuro portfolio (Kim Kjaer, Susanne Ribbelin)

Get your hands on T2* Neuro Perfusion with leakage correction and LoBI with longitudinal and comparable imaging. See if NeuroQuant can improve your workflow. You can also learn about our latest application, Advanced Diffusion Analysis with IVIM and Kurtosis analysis and much more.

Please note that travel & accommodation is not included in the price.


We have reserved some rooms at the Comfort Hotel Göteborg, at a special rate of SEK 1289 per night. Should you wish to book a room, please contact the hotel directly, quoting 2125GR012335.

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