This webinar will introduce the CEST MRI technique and describe its application in small animal imaging. This easily-repeatable, quantitative technique can provide diagnostic information for detecting lesions, deciphering whether they are cancerous, and assessing the effects of treatment approaches as soon as they have started – a capability that would be highly valuable across a range of diseases. The technique is now available in ParaVision 360 and is particularly suited to higher field instruments.
An introduction to the CEST MRI technique will be followed by a description of its applications in brain ischemia and cancer. A demonstration will be given to show how a basic experiment can be performed and how measuring protein, acid, and metabolite content can be so beneficial. The presentation will be followed by a breif overview of the CEST method introduced in ParaVision 360.
This webinar will appeal to any researchers and physicians interested in CEST techniques and the 2020 and 2021 CEST meetings. The many applications of this technique will mean anyone in the MRI field, especially physicists, will benefit from learning more about this development.
Dr. Kristin Granlund
MRI Applications Scientist at Bruker USA
Marty Pagel, PhD
Professor - Cancer Systems Imaging & Imaging Physics MD Anderson Cancer Center