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Breast MRI: Advancing the State of Art

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI), we would like to invite you to the first joint workshop on “Breast MRI: Advancing the State of the Art”. The workshop will take place in Las Vegas, NV, USA, from September 10-13, 2018.

This workshop aims to gather technical and clinical experts in the field of MRI in breast cancer diagnosis and management. The advantages and shortcomings of the current techniques used in breast MRI will be discussed, as well as new and emerging approaches in the era of precision medicine, such as radiomics, radiogenomics, and big data. Other topics of discussion include correlation of MR imaging findings to epi-/ genomic, proteomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic information, and quantitative biomarkers for breast MRI. Newer applications such as IVIM, HP-MRI, DWI, DTI, multi-nuclei MRS, and elastography will also be presented.

The workshop will provide an open forum for discussion in which lessons learned are shared and the most promising avenues for clinical and technical research are highlighted.

A large number of short proffered talks are intended, giving visibility to many young and experienced scientists and clinicians working in the field, and to a large array of subtopics in the area of breast imaging. It will offer clinical education to attendants with a technical background and technical education for clinicians new to breast MRI. The program will feature invited educational and scientific presentations, panels (including industry), proffered papers, and poster sessions.

We hope you will take the valuable opportunity to join this international workshop, and look forward to meeting you in September.

With kind regards,
Prof. Gábor Forrai
EUSOBI President

Prof.Dr. Thomas Helbich
Prof.Dr. Christiane Kuhl
Prof.Dr. Katja Pinker-Domenig
Prof.Dr. Francesco Sardanelli
EUSOBI Members of the Organising Committee

Organizing Committee

Chair: Elizabeth Morris, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Kristine Glunde, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Ileana Hancu, Ph.D.
GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA

Thomas Helbich, M.D.
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Nola Hylton, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Christiane Kuhl, M.D., Ph.D.
Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Robert Lenkinski, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Linda Moy, M.D.
NYU Langone Health Center, New York, NY, USA

Katja Pinker-Domenig, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Francesco Sardanelli, M.D.
University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Target Audience

This workshop is targeted towards basic scientists and physicians using MR in breast disease diagnosis and research; clinicians (oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists); and Ph.D. students or residents starting in the field of breast imaging.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the standard clinical implementation and uses for breast MRI;
  • Recognize possible pitfalls associated with the use of MRI in breast disease management;
  • List the factors that can impact image quality in breast MRI and list solutions that can mitigate such problems;
  • Explain the principles and use of breast DWI;
  • Evaluate several emerging technologies that can complement standard dynamic contrast enhanced imaging;
  • Relate how PET/PEM imaging can complement MRI for breast disease management and
  • Assess the landscape where MRI competitors will play in the future.

Workshop Programme

Get the preliminary programme here:

Workshop venue

Vdara Hotel & Spa
2600 W Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89158
United States of America


Registration is available online via the official workshop website.

Early Registration Deadline








Credit Designation

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine designates this live activity for a preliminary maximum of 16.00* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* preliminary credit designation; subject to change

Call for Abstracts & Trainee Stipend

Abstract submission is closed.

Abstract formatting details

Abstracts are limited to one page in length (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm / 8.5″ x 11″), including all images, tables, graphs and references. Font size should be no smaller than 8 pt.

The abstract should be formatted in one column, containing all of the following sections that answer the questions below:

  • Abstract title
  • Author list
  • Target audience: “Who will benefit from this information?”
  • Purpose: “Why was this study/research performed?”
  • Methods: “How has this problem been studied?”
  • Results: “Principal data and statistical analysis”
  • Discussion: “What is the interpretation of the data?”
  • Conclusion: “What is the relevance to clinical practice or future research?”
  • References: (optional)
Trainee stipend application details

The workshop organizers welcome applications for trainee stipends. These trainee stipends, funded by the ISMRM Research & Education Fund, are intended to partially subsidize the attendance of clinical trainees (including residents and fellows) within 7 years of obtaining an M.D. or equivalent degree, pre- and post-doctoral fellows within 5 years of obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and junior research staff (technologists or research assistants) within 3 years of obtaining a higher degree. Priority will be given to applicants who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation, but this is not a requirement.

Application Requirements

The applicant must be a Trainee Member of ISMRM. If you are not yet a Trainee Member, please click here to join the society. The deadline to become a member in order to apply for the Trainee Stipend is the same as the abstract submission deadline above.

Please have all stipend submission documents ready before proceeding with the following form, including:

  1. A signed letter from the applicant requesting support that includes a statement indicating how this workshop may benefit the applicant’s current or future research or training;
  2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae and
  3. A signed letter from the applicant’s supervisor confirming the applicant’s eligibility for a trainee stipend. The letter should also address financial need and whether requests for support are being madefor more than one member of the same group.

Please note: If a stipend is granted to a qualified applicant, a check will be made out or funds will be electronically transferred only to the applicant and not the applicant’s institution or supervisor.

Form upload confirmation

Please upload your abstract/stipend application materials via the submission form on the following page. Once you have submitted the form, you will see a confirmation page.

To be sure that your files uploaded properly, please check the part of the confirmation page “Upload your CV, supervisor letter and application letter here”. Your filename(s) should appear in this field.

If this line reads “File Not Found,” your file was not uploaded. If that happens, please contact the Education Department at

If you receive a form error after submitting the form, please fill out and submit the form a second time without uploading a file and email your abstract to

Upon successful upload of your file, you will see a confirmation page showing the details of your form submission. If you do not see this confirmation page, please contact the Education Department at to verify your submission.


For further information as well as to see the guidelines for presenters and posters, please proceed to the official workshop website.