4th Conference on PET/MR and SPECT/MR

from Sunday, 17 May 2015 (17:00) to Wednesday, 20 May 2015 (19:30)
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
17 May 2015
18 May 2015
19 May 2015
20 May 2015
Opening Session (until 09:20) ()
Session 1 - MR-PET and MR-SPECT Instrumentation: Detectors - Maria Giuseppina Bisogni (University of Pisa) (until 10:30) (Room Maria Luisa)
09:25 Final Report on WG1 of PET-MR COST (invited talk) - Dennis Shaart (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:55 SPAD Array Chips with Full Frame Readout for Crystal Characterization - Peter Fischer (Heidelberg University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
10:15 The Performance of Silicon Photomultipliers in Cherenkov TOF PET - Rok Dolenec (Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia)   (Room Maria Luisa)
10:30 --- coffee break ---
Session 2 - MR-PET and MR-SPECT Instrumentation: Systems - Nicola Belcari (University of Pisa) (until 12:45) (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Successful Demonstration of Simultaneous PET/MR Imaging with a RF-Penetrable PET Insert - Brian Lee (Stanford University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:20 Imaging Performance of a Full-Ring Prototype PET-MRI System Based on Four-Layer DOI-PET Detectors Integrated with a RF Coil - Fumihiko Nishikido (National Institute of Radiological Sciences)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:40 A Single-Mode Data Acquisition Architecture for PET/MRI - Giancarlo Sportelli (Department of Physics, University of Pisa and INFN, Pisa, Italy)   (Room Maria Luisa)
12:00 Evaluation of a Partial Ring Design for the INSERT SPECT/MRI System - Kjell Erlandsson (University College London)   (Room Maria Luisa)
12:20 MRC-SPECT-DF: An MR-Compatible SPECT System with Dual-FOV Collimation Design for Microscopic SPECT Imaging - Ling-Jian Meng (University of Illinois)   (Room Maria Luisa)
Session 5 - Preclinical MR-PET and MR-SPECT: systems and applications - Christer Hallding (Karolinska Institutet) (until 10:30) (Room Maria Luisa)
08:30 Evaluation of PET Performance and MR Compatibility of a Preclinical PET/MR Insert with Digital Silicon Photomultiplier Technology - Patrick Hallen (Department of Physics of Molecular Imaging Systems, RWTH Aachen University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
08:50 First Results from a High-Resolution Small Animal PET Insert for PET/MRI Imaging - Andrew Goertzen (University of Manitoba)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:10 The SAFIR Project: An Innovative High Rate Preclinical PET/MR Detector Towards Dynamic Multimodal Imaging - Werner Lustermann (ETH Zurich)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:30 Small Animal PET Based on 16x16 TSV-MPPCs and Monolithic Crystals - Antonio Gonzalez (Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging, i3M-CSIC)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:50 Authentically Radiolabelled Mn(II) Complexes as Bimodal PET/MR Tracers - Heinz H. Coenen (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, INM-5 - Nuclear Chemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich)   (Room Maria Luisa)
10:10 Lymph Node Imaging Using Novel Simultaneous PET/MRI and Dual-Modality Imaging Agent - Guen Bae Ko (Seoul National University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
10:30 --- coffee break ---
Session 6 - Whole-body and dedicated organ MR-PET - Stan Majewski (West Virginia University) (until 12:40) (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 PET/MR: Improvement of the UTE μ-Maps Using Modified MLAA - Didier Benoit (Rigshospitalet)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:20 Dynamic Brain PET/MR Using TOF Reconstruction - Mohammad Mehdi Khalighi (GE Healthcare)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:40 Congruency of Tumour Volume Delineated by FET PET and MRSI - Jörg Mauler (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany)   (Room Maria Luisa)
12:00 Do Carotid MR Surface Coils Affect PET Quantification in PET/MR Imaging? - Martin J Willemink (Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York)   (Room Maria Luisa)
12:15 Rapid workflow of mMR PET list-mode data processing using CUDA - Dr Pawel Markiewicz (University College London, CMIC, Translational Imaging Group)   (Room Maria Luisa)
Session 10 - Clinical MR-PET - Heinz H. Coenen (Research Centre Juelich) (until 10:30) (Room Maria Luisa)
08:30 Development of Compact DOI-Measurable PET Detectors for Simultaneous PET/MR Imaging - Yiping Shao (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)   (Room Maria Luisa)
08:50 Imaging Patients with Breast and Prostate Cancers Using Combined 18F NaF/18F FDG and TOF simultaneous PET/ MRI - Andrei Iagaru (Stanford University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:10 Simultaneous Functional Imaging Using fPET and fMRI - Marjorie Villien (CERMEP)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:30 Stability of MR Brain-Perfusion Measurement Using Arterial Spin Labeling - Jan Petr (Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf, PET Center, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research)   (Room Maria Luisa)
09:50 Impact of Atlas-CT-Based Bone Anatomy Compensation on MR-Based Attenuation Correction for Brain PET Imaging in a Time-of-Flight PET/MRI System: A Direct Comparison to a Patient-CT-Based Approach - Jaewon Yang (UCSF)   (Room Maria Luisa)
10:10 Simultaneous Acquisition of Dynamic PET-MRI: Arterial Input Function Using DSC-MRI and [18F]-FET - Liliana Caldeira (Forschungszentrum Juelich)   (Room Maria Luisa)
10:30 --- coffee break ---
Session 11 - Poster Session II - Dennis Schaart (Delft University of Technology) Christoph Lerche (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) (until 12:30) (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 [18F]FDG PET/MRI Of Patients With Chronic Pain Alters Management: Early Experience - Dr Sandip Biswal (Stanford University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 A Monte Carlo Study of Scattered and Random Coincidences for MADPET-4 - Jorge Cabello (Nuklearmedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany) Negar Omidvari (Nuklearmedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 A Novel Method for Y Photons Depth of Interaction Discrimination on Monolithic LYSO Crystals for Brain PET/MRI - Marco Bettiol (Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 A Practical Depth-of-Interaction PET/MR Detector with Dichotomous-Orthogonal-Symmetry Decoding - Prof. Wai-Hoi Wong (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Analysis and reduction of eddy current effects induced by tesseral end zonal gradient coils in different collimator geometries for SPECT/MRI integration - Ms Karen Van Audenhaege (MEDISIP, IBBT-IBiTech, Ghent University) Mr Amine Samoudi (Ghent University/iMinds)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Assessment of the quality of brain regions and neuroimaging metrics as biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease - Ms Tânia F. Vaz (Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal / Lisbon School of Health Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Biocompatible Branched Copolymer Nanoparticles Prepared by RAFT Polymerization as MRI /PET Bimodal Tracers - Chang-Tong Yang (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Clinical Evaluation of PET Image Quality as a Function of Acquisition Time in a New TOF-PET/MR Compared to TOF-PET/CT - Initial Results - Konstantinos Zeimpekis (Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Comparison of different tube-of-response (TOR) models for resolution recovery in PET image reconstruction for the Philips Ingenuity TF PET/MR - Dr Frank Hofheinz (Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, PET Center)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Compatibility of Metal Additive Manufactured Tungsten Collimator for SPECT/MRI Integration - Amine Samoudi (Ghent University/iMinds)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Correlation Between Arterial Spin Labeling MRI and Dynamic FDG on PET-MR in Alzheimer’s Disease and non-Alzhiemer’s Disease patients - Eugene Wilson (Stanford University) Prof. Greg Zaharchuk (Stanford University) David Douglas (Stanford University, California, USA)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Corticospinal MRI tractography in space-occupying brain lesions by diffusion tensor and kurtosis imaging methods - Dr Hugo Ferreira (2Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal.) Prof. Rita Nunes (2Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal) Mr Joao Leote (1Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal;2Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Epileptogenic focus localization: a new approach - Ms Vânia Tavares (Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Establishment of an open database of realistic simulated data for evaluation of partial volume correction techniques in brain PET/MR - Ana Mota (Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica, FC-UL, Lisboa, Portugal; Institute of Nuclear Medicine, UCL, London, UK)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Evaluation of algorithms for photon depth of interaction estimation for the TRIMAGE PET component - Mr Niccolo' Camarlinghi (Universita' di Pisa)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 First results with SiPM tiles for TOF PET based on FBK RGB-HD technology - Peter Fischer (Heidelberg University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Geometric Optimization of an Ultralow-dose High-resolution Pediatric PET Scanner Based on Monolithic Scintillators with dSiPM Readout - Dr Ekaterina Mikhaylova (MEDISIP, Departement of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University-iMinds Medical IT.)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Initial in Vitro and in Vivo Assessment of Au@DTDTPA-RGD Nanoparticles for Gd-MRI and 68Ga-PET Dual Modality Imaging - Penelope Bouziotis (National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos")   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Measurement of the Point Spread Function of a Pixelated Detector Array - Christian Ritzer (Department of Physics of Molecular Imaging Systems, Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Multi-modality image reconstruction for dual-head small-animal PET - Mr Chang-Han Huang (National Taiwan University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Respiratory and cardiac motion correction in dual gated PET/MR imaging - Mr Hadi Fayad (INSERM, UMR 1101)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Validation of a Simultaneous PET/MR System Model for PET Simulation Using GATE - Florian Monnier (LaTIM UMR 1101)   (Room Maria Luisa)
11:00 Whole-body Simultaneous Time-of-flight PET-MRI: Early Experience with Clinical Studies - Dr Ryogo Minamimoto (Stanford University, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging)   (Room Maria Luisa)
17:00 --- Registration ---
19:00 --- Welcome cocktail ---
12:45 --- lunch break ---
Session 3 - Advances in MR-PET and MR-SPECT Software and Quantification - Juergen Scheins (Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH) (until 17:30) (Room Maria Luisa)
16:00 Final Report on WG2 of PET-MR COST (invited talk) - Dimitris Visvikis (INSERM)   (Room Maria Luisa)
16:30 Respiratory Motion Compensation for Simultaneous PET/MR Based on Strongly Undersampled Radial MR Data - Christopher M Rank (German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany)   (Room Maria Luisa)
16:50 Improved Parameter-Estimation with Combined PET-MRI Kinetic Modelling - Kjell Erlandsson (Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London, London, UK)   (Room Maria Luisa)
17:10 Tissue Probability-Based AC for Neurological PET/MR Using SPM8 - Jarmo Teuho (Turku PET Centre)   (Room Maria Luisa)
17:30 --- coffee break ---
Session 4 - Advances in MR-PET and MR-SPECT Software and Quantification - Dimitris Visvikis (INSERM) (until 19:40) (Room Maria Luisa)
18:00 Automatic Derivation of an MR-PET Image-Based Input Function for Quantification of 18F-FET - Nuno André da Silva (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - 4, Forschungszentrum Juelich)   (Room Maria Luisa)
18:20 Cross Calibration of the Siemens mMR: Easily Acquired Accurate PET Phantom Measurements, Long Term Stability and Reproducibility - Sune H. Keller (Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)   (Room Maria Luisa)
18:40 Pseudo-CT Generation in Brain MR-PET Attenuation Correction: Comparison of Several Multi-Atlas Methods - Inés Mérida (1 - Université de Lyon 1, INSERM, CNRS, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, France, 2 - LILI-EQUIPEX – Lyon Integrated Life Imaging: hybrid MR-PET, 3 - Siemens Healthcare France SAS, Saint-Denis, France)   (Room Maria Luisa)
19:00 Simultaneous Reconstruction of Attenuation and Activity for non–TOF PET/MR Using MR Prior Information - Thorsten Heußer (German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany)   (Room Maria Luisa)
19:20 A Multi-Modal Fusion Scheme for the Enhancement of PET/MR Viewing - Marco Aiello (IRCCS SDN, Napoli, IT)   (Room Maria Luisa)
12:40 --- lunch break ---
Session 7 - Industrial Seminars - Giancarlo Sportelli (University of Pisa) (until 16:00) (Room Maria Luisa)
15:00 Avances in PET and PET/MR: Bruker solutions - Francesco Moneta (Bruker)   (Room Maria Luisa)
15:15 Introducing Cubresa - John Saunders (Cubresa)   (Room Maria Luisa)
15:30 State-Of-The-Art Multimodal PET, SPECT and MRI Imaging by Mediso - Sandor Hobor (Mediso)   (Room Maria Luisa)
15:45 SensL SiPM MR Compatible TSV product preview - Wade Appelman (SensL)   (Room Maria Luisa)
Session 8 - Poster Session I - Harry Tsoumpas (University of Leeds) Jae Sung Lee (South Korea) (until 17:30) (Room Elena)
16:00 3D Photon Impact Determination in Monolithic Crystals Based on Autocorrelation Filters and RTP Methods - Pablo Conde (Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging, I3M-CSIC)   (Room Elena)
16:00 A Close Link Between Metabolic Activity and Functional Connectivity in the Resting Human Brain - Susanne Passow (Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway; NORMENT Center of Excellence, University of Oslo, Norway)   (Room Elena)
16:00 A Compact PET Detector Module Using SiPMs and MVT Digitizers - Chen Zeng (Huazhong University of Science & Technology) Mr Daoming Xi (Huazhong University of Science & Technology) Mr Xiang Liu (Huazhong University of Science & Technology)   (Room Elena)
16:00 A Theoretical Comparison of Position Estimation Methods for Determining the Interaction Position of Gamma Rays in Monolithic Scintillators - Matteo Galasso (R)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Alternating-Direction Method of Multipliers Estimation of Attenuation and Activity Distributions in Time-of-Flight Flat-Panel Positron Emission Tomography - Yueh Hsu (National Taiwan University)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Attenuation Correction for Hybrid MR/PET Scanners: a Comparison Study - Elena Rota Kops (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Dedicated Brain PET System of PET/MR for Brain Research - LI CHENG (Institute of Medical Physics, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Determination of Position and Shape of Flexible MRI Surface Coils Using the Microsoft Kinect for Attenuation Correction in PET/MRI - Lynn J. Frohwein (European Institute for Molecular Imaging, University of Muenster, Germany)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Development of a MR-Compatible DOI-PET Detector Module - Qingyang Wei (Tsinghua University)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Development of a PET Insert for Simultaneously Small Animal PET/MRI - Yingjie Wang (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Evaluation of a SIPM Array Detector Coupled to a LFS-3 Pixellated Scintillator for PET/MR Applications - Stratos David (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece.)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Evaluation of Large-Area, Low-Noise, Arrays of SiPMs - Antonio Gonzalez (Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging, i3M-CSIC)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Image Artifacts from MR-Based Attenuation Correction in Dedicated PET/MR Breast Coil for PET/MR Mammography - Ihnho Cho (Department of nuclear medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Initial Reconstruction Results from a Simulated Adaptive Small Animal C Shaped PET/MR Insert - Nikos Efthimiou (Technological Educational Institute of Athens)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Long-Term Stability of the MR System of the Philips Ingenuity TF - Jarmo Teuho (Turku PET Centre)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Measuring the Mutual Effects Between a CZT Detector and MRI for the Development of a Simultaneous MBI/MRI Insert - Ashley Tao (McMaster University)   (Room Elena)
16:00 New Nontoxic Double Information Magnetic and Fluorescent MRI Agent. - Rimas Vaisnoras (Crystals Laboratory,Institute of Science and Technology, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Performance Evaluation of Two SiPMs Arrays Coupled to Pixelated Scintillations for PET/MR Applications - Maria Georgiou (Technological Educational Institute of Athens)   (Room Elena)
16:00 PET/MR and SPECT/MR Multimodal Imaging Constructs: Direct Radiolabelling of Silica Shell Iron Oxide Nanorods for Use in Liver Imaging and Potential for Hyperthermia Therapy - Hayley Bignell (University of Hull)   (Room Elena)
16:00 PET/MR Attenuation Correction in Brain Imaging Using a Continuous Bone Signal Derived from UTE - Claes Ladefoged (Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine and PET, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, DK)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Preliminary Evaluation of MRI-Derived Input Function for Quantitative Measurement of Glucose Metabolism in an Integrated PET-MRI - Udunna C Anazodo (Lawson Health Research Institute, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University, London, ON, Canada)   (Room Elena)
16:00 SiPM-MAROC Gamma-Camera Prototype with Monolithic NaI(Tl) Scintillator - Dmitry Philippov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute))   (Room Elena)
16:00 The Potential of TOF PET-MRI for Reducing Artifacts in PET Images - Andrei Iagaru (Stanford University)   (Room Elena)
16:00 Ultra Fast, Accurate PET Image Reconstruction for the Siemens Hybrid MR/BrainPET Scanner using Raw LOR Data - Juergen Scheins (Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH)   (Room Elena)
17:30 --- coffee break ---
Session 9 - MR-PET and MR-SPECT software and quantification - Jorge Cabello (Klinikum rechts der Isar (TUM)) (until 19:00) (Room Maria Luisa)
18:00 CT Synthesis in the Head & Neck Region for PET/MR Attenuation Correction: an Iterative Multi-atlas Approach - Ninon Burgos (University College London)   (Room Maria Luisa)
18:20 Simultaneous Reconstruction of Attenuation and Activity in ToF PET/MRI with Additional Transmission Data - Ester D'Hoe (MEDISIP Medical Imaging and Signal Processing group, Ghent University, Belgium)   (Room Maria Luisa)
18:40 Imaging the Attenuation Coefficients of Positron Beams in Matter: Positron Attenuation Tomography - Charles Watson (Siemens Healthcare)   (Room Maria Luisa)
20:00 --- Conference Dinner ---
12:30 --- lunch break ---
ESR Session - George Loudos (Athens) (until 16:30) ()
Session 12 - Clinical MR-PET - Craig Levin (Stanford University) (until 17:30) (Room Maria Luisa)
16:30 Simultaneous Trimodal MR-PET-EEG Imaging for the Investigation of Resting State Networks in Humans - Dr Irene Neuner (RWTH Aachen / FZ Jülich)   (Room Maria Luisa)
16:50 Resolution improvement of brain PET images using prior information from MRI: clinical application on refractory epilepsy - Mr Jesús Silva-Rodríguez (Instituto de Investigaciones Sanitarias (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain)   (Room Maria Luisa)
17:10 Brain connectivity study of brain tumor patients using MR-PET data: preliminary results - Ana Carina Mendes (University of Lisbon)   (Room Maria Luisa)
17:30 --- coffee break ---
Session 13 - Clinical MR-PET - Irene Neuner (JARA Brain) (until 18:40) (Room Maria Luisa)
18:00 Quantitative impact of Dixon µmap variability in dual-time-point brain PET/MR - Ms Kimberly Jackson (Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY USA)   (Room Maria Luisa)
18:20 Assessment of PET & ASL metabolism in the hippocampal subfields of MCI and AD using simultaneous PET-MR - Dr Michael Zeineh (Stanford University) Dr Maged Goubran (Stanford University)   (Room Maria Luisa)
Closing Session (until 19:00) ()