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Top Tips for your Upcoming Abstract Submissions
Moderators: Sheryl L. Foster, M.H.Sc.(MRS)(MRI) & Nick J Palmer, PG.Dip. MRI
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Tips and Tricks for Creating an SMRT Award Winning Abstract
Petronella Samuels, B.Sc.
University Of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
What SMRT Abstract Reviewers Look For in an Abstract
Erin Gray, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(MR)
Rochester, MN, USA
What ISMRM Abstract Reviewers Look For in an Abstract
Nicole E. Seiberlich, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Future Virtual Meetings:
ISMRM Electro-Magnetic Tissue Properties Study Group Virtual Meeting:
Hot Topics in Electro-Magnetic Tissue Property
Moderator: Berkin Bilgic, Ph.D., Vice-Chair, Electro-Magnetic Tissues Properties SG
The 'Whys' & 'What’s' of Detecting Beta-Amyloid Plaques at High Magnetic Fields in Alzheimer's Disease
Gisela E. Hagberg, Ph.D.
University Hospital Tübingen
MR Electric Properties Tomography in Breast Imaging: The Clinical Experience
Soo-Yeon Kim, M.D.
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
ISMRM Spotlights Africa: Doing Much with Little
25 February 2021 • Time: 15:00 UTC
Moderators: Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D., & Henk-Jan Mutsaerts, M.D., Ph.D.
Despite the emergence of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) over forty years ago, most countries in Africa still have limited access to this clinically beneficial and revolutionary imaging tool. In developed nations, MRI is an essential health technology and the rapid use of MRI research in clinics have undeniably transformed how- complex diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart diseases are managed, leading to the dramatic increased use of this expensive but necessary technology. In Africa on the other hand, the lack of infrastructure to operate MRI centers and a severe shortage in skilled MRI personnel have sustained the limited access to MRI. With nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, Africa has on average less than 0.5 MRI units per 1 million inhabitants compared to 20-37 units/million in the USA and Western Europe.
This session shines a light on the challenges to access and use of MRI in sub-Saharan Africa and opportunities for growth. The session will feature five 12-minute talks on this theme by MRI practitioners in Africa, followed by panel discussion (30 minutes) and unique networking opportunities (30 minutes) via Break-out rooms.
MRI in Practice in Africa
Abiodun Fatade, MBBS
Diagnosing Cardiac Disease Using MRI in Sub-Saharan Africa: Battling Cardiac Disease in a Perfect Storm
Ntobeko Ntusi MBChB
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Breast MRI in Africa: Current Status and Challenges of Implementation In Screening, Diagnosis, Staging and Follow-Up
Prof Nagla Abdel Razek, MBBS
The Role of Machine Learning in MRI in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Prof Daniel Alexander PhD
University College London
London, England, United Kingdon
Developing Techniques for Low-Field MRI Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa
Johnes Obungoloch PhD
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
30-minute Q&A and Panel Discussion
30-minute Interactive Networking Session in Break-Out Rooms
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