Ultra-High Field MRI: Transition to Human 7T in Finland
The Finnish Infrastructures for Functional Imaging (FIFI, functionalimaging.fi) brings together strong Finnish knowledge on magnetoencephalography (MEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), ranging from animal to human studies. FIFI belongs to the Roadmap of Research Infrastructures of the Academy of Finland. The FIFI roadmap includes an ultra-high field 7T fMRI scanner that would likely be placed in the Aalto University and operate as part of the Aalto NeuroImaging (ANI, ani.aalto.fi) research infrastructure, which currently houses state-of-the-art MEG, 3T fMRI and nTMS systems. The target year of the acquisition of the 7T fMRI scanner was originally set to 2017.
As a part of the preparation process for acquisition of the scanner, we organize a workshop called “Ultra-High Field MRI: Transition to Human 7T in Finland” at Aalto University, October 8 – 9, 2015. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight scientific achievements, challenges, and new avenues enabled by ultra-high field MRI. This meeting brings together a group of top-level scientists to give presentations. For further interactions between the speakers and the audience the program includes a panel discussion to address the opportunities and challenges of human ultra-high field MRI.
You can find the workshop memorandum here.
7 Tesla images (click to enlarge), courtesy of Jonathan Polimeni, MGH.
Marta Bianciardi, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA.
Stuart Clare, FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford, UK.
Elia Formisano, Maastricht Brain Imaging Center, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Risto Kauppinen, School of Experimental Psychology and Clinical Research and Imaging Centre, University of Bristol, UK.
Mikko Kettunen, A.I.Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.
Jonathan Polimeni, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA.
Siegfried Trattnig, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
Robert Turner, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
Kamil Ugurbil, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
GE Healthcare, Mark Symms
Philips Healthcare, Karin Markenroth Bloch
Siemens Healthcare, Christina Triantafyllou
Program and Location
Venue: Aalto Design Factory, The Stage (Betonimiehenkuja 5C, Espoo, Finland)
|11:30 - 12:00||Registration|
|12:00 - 12:30||Opening ceremony|
|12:30 - 14:10||Scientific session|
|14:10 - 14:40||Coffee break|
|14:40 - 16:20||Scientific session|
|16:20 - 16:30||Break|
|16:30 - 18:10||Scientific session|
|18:10 onwards||Cocktail reception|
|08:30 - 10:10||Scientific session|
|10:10 - 10:40||Coffee break|
|10:40 - 11:30||Scientific session|
|11:30 - 12:20||Panel discussion (7T - ASK THE PANEL)|
|12:20 - 13:20||Lunch|
|13:20 - 14:50||Manufacturers' session|
|14:50 - 15:00||Adjournment|
Aalto University School of Science
- Aalto Brain Centre (ABC, brainscience.aalto.fi )
- Aalto NeuroImaging (ANI, ani.aalto.fi)
- Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE, nbe.aalto.fi)
Finnish Infrastructures for Functional Imaging (FIFI, functionalimaging.fi)
- Toni Auranen
- Annika Hultén
- Matti Hämäläinen
- Veikko Jousmäki
- Harri Piitulainen
- Ville Renvall
- Riitta Salmelin