Brain Tumor Mapping

Brain Tumor Mapping course will cover the potentials of the latest MRI and MRS techniques in neurosurgical procedures for brain tumors and features invited scientific presentations on specific topics. In this advanced course, we aim to facilitate in-depth discussions and education on the current advantages, disadvantages, and challenges of promising MRI and MRS methods, such as diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging and high field MRS in brain tumor diagnosis and neurosurgical operations. Newly emerging imaging contrast mechanisms and the potential for clinical applications will be discussed. Specialized sessions will discuss and aim to develop recommendations for translation of high field MRI/MRS, diffusion MRI, and perfusion MRI as well as novel contrast mechanisms in improving neurosurgery for brain tumor patients.

During this Brain Tumor Mapping course, the attendees become familiar with the state-of-the-art imaging modalities required for pre-surgical management of patients with brain tumors. After completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the most important imaging techniques for surgical planning
  • Appreciate the important role of advanced MRI techniques, like functional MRI, and Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Understand the method of image fusion for achieving accurate diagnosis
  • Acknowledge the role of conventional, advanced and quantitative imaging in diagnosis and pre-surgical planning of brain tumors

  • Basics of Neuroimaging MRI Techniques: Diffusion-weighted and Tensor Imaging (DWI/DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, MRI perfusion
  • Anatomy, Biology and Physiology of Brain Tumors
  • Role of cMRI in Neuro-Surgery
  • Role of Advanced MRI in Neuro-Surgery
  • Radiomics in Brain Tumors

  • Radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists,
  • MRI Technologists
  • Medical Physicists and Biomedical Engineers
  • Interested Researchers

  • Dr. Hamidreza Saligheh Rad, Postdoctoral Fellowship from Harvard Medical School and University of Pennsylvania, USA
    • Assistant Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
    • Research Deputy of the Research Center for Molecular and Cellular Imaging, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
    • Chairman of the ISMRM Iranian Chapter
  • Dr. Hassan Hashemi, Radiologist,
    • Professor of Radiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
    • Head of Radiology Department, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Hamidreza Haghighat Khah, Radiologist,
    • Associate Professor of Radiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Meysam Alimohammadi, Neurosurgeon
    • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Ward, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Mehdi Zeinali-Zadeh
    • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Ward, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

  • Date: 8:00 am To 5:00 pm | 95/11/14
  • Location: No. 41, Vesal Shirazi St., Qods St., Iran-Tehran-Italy St. Comprehensive Research Laboratory of Tehran University of Medical Sciences

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