2022 HMTRC Workshop

The March 2022 Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI Technology Development Workshop includes lectures, hands-on training and discussions on dissolution DNP methodology, polarizer instrumentation, MR Sequence and Acquisitions, Pre-clinical HP Chemistry Preps, Human HP Investigational Dose Formulation & Production, Clinical Translation Methods, Clinical Trial Support, and Analysis & Display Software.

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Photo credits 2022 HMTRC Workshop: UCSF Campus Life Services/Marco Sanchez



2022 Workshop Video Presentations

See below for the Workshop Recording links.
Please note that presentations with an "*" indicate that the presentation is NOT available for viewing



Day 1:
Center TR&D Presentations

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Introductions: HMTRC Director, Dr. Dan Vigneron PhD & Chair of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Dr. Christopher Hess MD, PhD

Center Updates on Hyperpolarized C-13 MRI Technology Development: HMTRC Director, Dr. Dan Vigneron PhD

Technology Development for Polarizer and Detector Instrumentation: Dr. Jeremy Gordon PhD & Andrew Riselli PharmD, UCSF

Development of Novel Hyperpolarized MR Molecular Imaging Probes Tested in Realistic Preclinical Models and Correlative Science Studies: Drs. John Kurhanewicz PhD & Renuka Sriram PhD, UCSF

Acquisition and Analysis Methods for Hyperpolarized MR Data: Drs. Peder Larson PhD & Duan Xu PhD, UCSF


Day 1: 
Plenary Presentations

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


• Dr. Jane Wang MD, HP Medical Director, UCSF*

Dr. Jan H. Ardenkjaer-Larsen PhD, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet: SpinAligner

Dr. Rahul Aggarwal MD, UC San Francisco: Emerging Clinical Applications of Hyperpolarized 13C MRI in Prostate Cancer

Dr. Charlie Khemtong PhD, University of Florida: Evaluation of Cellular Redox in Perfused Hearts with HP 13C MR

Dr. Michael Ohliger MD, PhD, UC San Francisco: Hyperpolarized 13C in the Liver

Dr. Aaron Grant PhD, Harvard University: Perfusion Imaging with a Diffusible Tracer

Dr. Craig Malloy MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center: Progress in Detection of PDH and the TCA cycle by 13C NMR

Dr. Matt Merritt PhD, University of Florida: Detecting Real-Time Hepatic Ketogenesis with HP [2-13C]Pyruvate

Dr. Rob Flavell MD, PhD, UC San Francisco: Molecular Imaging of Tumor pH with Hyperpolarized 13C MRI

Day 1:
Keynote Presentations

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Christoffer Laustsen PhD, Aarhus University, Denmark: New Nuero Applications in Aarhus - Future Considerations

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Susan Chang MD, UC San Francisco: Metabolic Imaging in Glioma

Day 2:
Industry Presentations

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Drs. Arnaud Comment PhD, Rui Chen PhD, Albert Chen PhD, GE Healthcare Scientists*
  • Chris Suszczynski, Isotec Stable Isotopes Division, MilliporeSigma*
  • Dr. Titus Lanz PhD, RAPID Biomedical GmbH: 13C Four-Rung Birdcage Coil for Abdomen – First Results


Day 2: Plenary Presentations
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM