The Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2023 was held in Toronto, (ON, Canada), on 03-08 June, where the initial results of RESPECT were accepted as a digital poster under the abstract (#5095) “Multicenter and multi-vendor reproducibility of T1, T2 and ADC phantom data on 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners”
The aim of this work was to assess multisite and multi-vendor accuracy and reproducibility of typical MR biomarkers (T1, T2 and ADC), taking into account field strength dependency of 3T vs 1.5T, from five clinical centers across EU/UK. The main findings provide additional evidence in favor of the need of MRI harmonization across vendors, especially for T1 and T2 measurements, to allow reliable multicenter MRI studies and ultimate transfer of MRI biomarkers to clinical practice.
On the other hand, Frank Zoellner had the opportunity to present RENALMRI.org and talk about RESPECT as a multidisciplinary project on the renal MRI Initiatives Committed to Open Science session on the ISMRM 2023.
RENALMRI.org provides a central point of access to the renal MRI community and joins up all stakeholders with an aim to speed up translation into clinical practice, drug development and basic research.
In recent years, the clinical interest in renal MRI has speed up research and development of new technologies leading to a multidisciplinary community. Since 2015, nephrologists, radiologists, surgeons, radiographers, physicists, computer scientists, pathologists and physiologists work together on the standardization of methods, preclinical research and multi-centre clinical trials, which allows us to advance together toward the clinical translation of renal biomarkers in a non-invasive way.
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