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8:00- 8:10 AM

Hong Yuan, PhD, Director of BRIC-SAI Facility, Radiology, UNC-CH

Welcome notes

8:10- 8:40 AM

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, Director BRIC Molecular Imaging, BRIC, Radiology, UNC-CH

Clinical Challenges: the Human Side of Imaging

8:40- 9:10 AM

Zibo Li, PhD, Director of Cyclotron and Radiochemistry, BRIC, Radiology, UNC-CH

Developing PET Imaging Probes for Preclinical Research

9:10- 9:40 AM

Thaddeus J. Wadas, PhD, Director, Radiochemistry Service and Cyclotron, Radiology, Wake Forest University

Novel Chelation Strategies for 89Zr

9:40- 10:10 AM

G. Allan Johnson, PhD, Center for In Vivo Microscopy, Radiology, Duke University

Magnetic Resonance Histology

10:10- 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30- 11:00 AM

Ian Shih, PhD, Director, Small Animal MR Imaging, BRIC, Neurology, UNC-CH

Up and Down of fMRI Signals in the Striatum

11:00- 11:30 AM

Sheng-Kwei (Victor) Song, PhD, Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis

Diffusion MRI: A Messy Story of Meatball and Spaghetti

11:30- 12:00 PM

Tamara Branca, PhD, BRIC, Physics and Astronomy, UNC-CH

Hyperpolarized Xenon Gas: a New Magnetic Resonance Imaging Probe for the Detection of Brown Adipose Tissue Mass and Temperature

12:00 -1:40 PM

Lunch break / Industry Exhibition/ Poster Presentation/Lunch Talk

1:00-1:15PM Mini-lunch talk (MiLabs): 3-Q SPECT and Simultaneous Sub-mm PET-SPECT of Molecules and Organs in Action

1:15-1:30PM Mini-lunch talk (VisualSonics): High resolution ultrasound applications in small animal research

1:40-2:10 PM

Paul Dayton, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, UNC-CH

Applications of Contrast Ultrasound for Preclinical Imaging

2:10- 2:40 PM

Greg Palmer, PhD, Radiation Oncology, Duke University

Quantitative Intravital Microscopy of Tumor Physiology, Hemodynamics, and Immune Function

2:40- 3:10 PM

Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC-CH

Developing Stem Cell Drug Carriers for Cancer Therapy with the use of Optical Imaging

3:15–5:00 PM

Poster Presentation/Competition; Lab Demo (Staff guided imaging demonstration)