Summer 2009 Siemens IMRI Projects Meetings

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BWH Interventional MRI-Siemens Site Visit

Logistics

Date: July 31

Baltimore, MD

Attendees

BWH attendees:

  1. Nobuhiko Hata CONFIRMED
  2. Kemal Tuncali CONFIRMED
  3. Jolesz, Ferenc CONFIRMED
  4. Silverman, Stuart
  5. Schmidt, Ehud CONFIRMED
  6. Kacher, Daniel
  7. Tokuda, Junichi CONFIRMED
  8. Morrison, Paul


Siemens Attendees:

  1. Christine Lorenz
  2. Stefan Roell
  3. Ravi Seethamraju

Preparation

  • get relevant approved documents from andrew menard for 3 interventional projects submitted as addenda to the iMRI.(patti goldberger)
  • Source code access to WIPs - this should be figured out from MRA (Noby) --Noby Hata 10:06, 23 July 2009 (EDT) MRA specifies what we want, but 1) MRA is not effective as of July 21, 2) Siemens has not indicated timeline of providing the codes
  • Details of part-time Siemens scientist/physicist - this should be figured out from MRA. --Noby Hata 10:06, 23 July 2009 (EDT)MRA states it, but MRA is not effective as of today.
  • Travel support to Germany - --Noby Hata 10:06, 23 July 2009 (EDT)MRA states it, but MRA is not effective as of today.

Goals

  • meet people
  • see what siemens has to offer
  • show innovations on our side that are relevant to the 3 funded collaborations:
    • prostate biopsy at 3T (hata)
    • liver ablation (hata)
    • iMRI suite implementation and cyber applications (tuncali)

Agenda

Presentations:

  • Siemens' history in MRI guided therapy and vision
    • Overview of Siemens and its collaborating institutions efforts
    • Achievements, strengths, unmet needs, clinical focus
    • Introduce key players
    • Anticipation of working with BWH
  • BWH IGT Program: history and vision
    • Achievements, strengths, unmet needs, clinical focus
    • Introduce key players
    • Antipication of working with SMS

Working discussions of iMRI Projects:

  • Review each of the 3 iMRI Projects; timetables
    • Pilot software development for MRI-guided Therapy at MAGNETOM Verio 3T -- consolidated from original two submissions(Hata)
    • Implementation of Brigham and Women’s Hospital 3T Verio Interventional MRI Suite and Image Guided Therapy Cyber Applications Laboratory (Tuncali)
    • Mechanisms for support from SMS iMRI group and other
    • WIP software training, source code access
    • WIP software improvement feedback/collaboration
    • Interventional coil collaboration
    • Product pulse sequences training (clinical applications specialist for 1 week), optimization, feedback
  • Timeline, action items
  • Management, organization, future meeting to ensure transparency and communications

Demonstrations:

  • Full table motion function
  • In-room scanner controller
  • In-room procedure viewing monitor in the MRA
  • Interventional coils
  • IFE, BEAT_IRTT, Thermal Mapping
  • ICE and IDEA