Siemens Healthineers MRS Workshop with Cancer Care Manitoba

Review paper on low-field MRI by Professor Hans-Martin Klein

Starting June 29th 2022, Siemens Healthcare Limited, and the global MR Spectroscopy team, hosted a Siemens Healthineers MR Spectroscopy workshop at Cancer Care Manitoba (CCM). There were several Siemens Healthineers internal sessions focusing on internal matters such as development and roadmap discussions. The clinical team at CCM (Crag Snell, MR Technologist, Lawrence Ryner, Physicist, and Marco Esssig, Chair of Radiology) gave a live demonstration of their clinical workflow using MR Spectrsoscopy on the scanner and Spectroscopy analysis on Siemens Healthineers Syngo.via.

In addition to the local CCM team presenting updates on their work using Echo Planar Spectroscopic Imaging (EPSI – in collaboration with the University of Miami and Emory), there were several presentations from experts around the world on their progress on Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI): Dr. Wolfgang Bogner (Vienna), Dr. Jamie Near (Sunnybrook, Toronto), Dr. Zhi-Pei Liang (UIUC Illinois), Dr. Hyunsuk Shim (Emory, Atlanta, GA).

Drs. Ravi Reddy and Neil Wilson from U Penn, PA spoke about deuterium metabolic imaging and quantitative MR Spectroscopy.

As this was an internal event, participation was limited to the Cancer Care Manitoba team and the Siemens Healthineers Spectroscopy team – from which there was representation from Canada, USA, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, and Singapore. Siemens Healthineers would like to thank the CCM team (Dr. Niranjan Venugopal, Dr. Lawrence Ryner, Dr. Boyd McCurdy, Dr. Marco Essig, Craig Snell, and Katy Rondeau) for their collaboration and for their assistance in preparing and hosting this event.