7 T kick-off meeting

7 T kick-off meeting

Neurocenter Finland and Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node conducted a survey at the end of 2021 to map potential users and project types that would benefit the availability of a national-level, open-access 7 T human magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility in Finland. Now, we are organizing a kick-off meeting to bring together all the interested researchers, medical doctors, physicists, industrial representatives, stakeholders, and other individuals to hear and discuss about the current status of getting a 7 T MRI facility also in Finland, and to get future planning on the way.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 13 from 12-16, in Lumituuli auditorium, Dipoli, Espoo

Preliminary program

11:30-12:00  Registration
12:00-13:00  Lunch (free for pre-registered participants)

13:00-13:10  Opening words of the meeting (Eero Rissanen)
13:10-13:30  Background: 7 T survey in 2021 (Toni Auranen)
13:30-14:00  Experience and practices from the National 7 Tesla Facility in Lund, Sweden (Karin Markenroth Bloch)
14:00-14:30  Finnish biomedical imaging field: funding opportunities and future perspective on national level (Juhani Knuuti)

14:30-14:45  Coffee (free for pre-registered participants)

14:45-15:10  Experiences from Karolinska’s 7 T project and its clinical implications (Tobias Granberg, remote talk)
15:10-15:20  SIGNA 7.0T: Clinical and research capabilities (Rob Peters/GE, remote talk)
15:20-15:35  SIGNA 7.0T: Scientific discovery meets clinical translation (Brian Burns/GE, remote talk)
15:35-16:00  Open discussion and points from the audience (chaired by Toni Auranen)
16:00-16:15  Closing remarks and action points (Eero Rissanen)

Please, register and mark your calendar. You can also follow this web page for further information about the meeting.

The meeting is  free of charge and we will be serving lunch to all registered participants!

Please, register by December 1st. Feel free to spread the information to anyone who might be interested.

Background information

The report for the 7 T survey can be downloaded from: 7 T Survey in 2021 – Ultra-High Field MRI: Transition to Human 7 T in Finland (aalto.fi)

Further information

Toni Auranen, toni.auranen@aalto.fi, tel +358 50 344 2657