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Multicentre MRI Day 2010

Multicentre MRI Day 2010
When Mar 26, 2010
from 09:15 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre
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Summary of event

Imaging studies performed across multiple centres provide an attractive method of obtaining large datasets with results that can be generalised across the population. However, despite the increasing number of multicentre studies in both clinical and normal populations, this approach is complicated by the many technical issues that have to be addressed before the MRI data from different sites can be combined - this latter issue often requiring input from MRI physicists. The aims of this meeting were two-fold: (1) to study the clinical / research results from on-going / completed multicentre studies (e.g. those conducted in subjects with autism, breast imaging or fMRI "standardisation" studies of healthy volunteers), thereby facilitating discussion of the advantages of multicentre imaging including the more general interpretation of the results. (2) to discuss some of the applied solutions to the technical difficulties important in multicentre imaging (e.g. standardised acquisition and analysis protocols, combination of data from multiple sites and MRI Quality Assurance) allowing further optimisation and / or adoption of these methods to new studies.

Presentations

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Functional and Structural Neuroimaging: Reproducibility issues in multicentre MRI studies

Dr Jorge Jovicich, University of Trento, Italy (Invited Speaker)

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Design and interpretation of the AIMS study from a calibration experiment

Dr John Suckling, University of Cambridge

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Repeatability and reproducibility of cortical thickness using DiReCT and CaliBrain sMRI data

Dr Gordon Waiter, University of Aberdeen

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Multicentre Neuroimaging towards Clinical trials: Calibrain, NeuroGrid, NeuroPsyGrid

Professor Stephen Lawrie, University of Edinburgh (Invited Speaker)

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Establishing and conducting a Multicentre MRI Clinical Trial: MRI Breast Cancer Screening in Women at High Risk

Professor Martin Leach, Institute of Cancer Research, The Royal Marsden (Invited Speaker)

Experiences of an ongoing multicentre study investigating the use of 1H MRS to aid the clinical management of childhood brain tumours

Dr Nigel Davies, Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham

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Setting up multi-centre DCE-MRI trials to provide reproducible results

Dr Jane Taylor, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital

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Optimization of MRI protocols for repeatability and accuracy in Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI measurement of tissue perfusion in cancer patients

Dr Stephanie Donaldson, The Christie, Manchester (Invited Speaker)

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Implications for Multicentred Cardiovascular MRI studies - Consistency of evaluation and validation of techniques

Professor Graeme Houston, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (Invited Speaker)

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Quantitative Assessment of Cardiac Left Ventricular Parameters using MRI Scanners from Two Different Vendors - Implications for Multi-centre Studies

Dr Stephen Gandy, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

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Estimation of statistical power in a multicentre MRI study

Mr Benson Mwangi Irungu, University of Dundee

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A simple and effective method for Quality Assurance of MR spectroscopic data

Mr Jehill Parikh, University of Edinburgh

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Automated MRI Quality Assurance Data Collection and Analysis

Dr David Rodriguez, University of Edinburgh

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