External meetings

BIR Annual Congress 2022

Event Overview CPD: 12 credits (6 credits per day) 22–23 September 2022 Royal College of Physicians, London (in-person ONLY)...

Accelerated MRI: Hype or hope for increased patient throughput

Virtual CPD: TBC FREE FOR ALL TO ATTEND The NHS England 2020 Report 'Diagnostics: Recovery and Renewal' by Professor Sir Mike Richards, emphasised the need to increase diagnostic activity, including the back log of imaging caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. His recommendation was an expansion in equipment in line with the then growth rates as well as the replacement of all equipment over ten years old. The latest MRI system upgrades now feature several advanced acquisition and reconstruction techniques designed to accelerate MR imaging with the potential to increase patient throughput. However, the principles and practice of these techniques are often not well appreciated. This BIR virtual meeting will discuss the basic theory, applications, advantages, and limitations of accelerated MRI methods from the perspective of the MR physicist, radiographer, and radiologist. The main MRI vendors will also present brief overviews of their methods offered on their systems.