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Pediatric MR user meeting 2009 held in Dallas

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MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare Philips Global

An enthusiastic group of more than 70 people gathered in Dallas (Texas, USA) for the 5th Philips Pediatric MR User Meeting on February 1-3, 2009. The international participants valued information sharing among themselves and with Philips.

Elizabeth van Vorstenbosch, Philips MR Pediatric Applications Consultant, says the meeting was very interactive with much discussion and feedback to help guide future developments and innovations. Imaging of different anatomies was presented by experts in the field of Pediatric MR e.g. Dr. Ken Martin from Children's Hospital Oakland, USA, presented on 3D BFFE applications in neuro imaging and Dr. Hyan Woo Goo, from ASAN Medical Center in Korea spoke on Total Body MRI in children.

 

Dr. Tracy Kilborn, Pediatric Radiologist at RCW Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, says, "Philips has been very willing to work with us for the benefit of pediatric patients." Michael Pawlak, member of the Pediatric Clinical segment team adds, "There was an easy exchange of information, a sharing of experiences and protocol exchange."

Pediatric MR course at Children's Medical Center Dallas

After the user meeting, the first Pediatric MR hands-on training course was held in collaboration with Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Dr. Nancy Rollins, Medical Director, Department of Radiology. "The course focused on both 1.5T and 3T," explains Ms. van Vorstenbosch. Lectures and hands-on scanning covered neuro, body, angio, cardiac and MSK applications in pediatric imaging.

 

"The hands-on course was very useful. Overall, this meeting has been a great way to share new information," says Sarah Foote, Lead Superintendent in Neuroradiology at St. Georges Hospital, London, UK. Dr. Elsie Cintron, Co-Director of Radiology at San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, agrees, "I've met people with the same interests, equipment, and even problems. We are all here for the sake of



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