The International Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Workshop “MRS 2022: Overcoming the Barriers to Clinical Use” was organized finally again IN PERSON at the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging located on the EPFL campus next to the shores of Leman lake.

The main aim of the workshop was to unite the international MRS community in an on-site event, educate young scientists and provide ample opportunities for students to meet and share their exciting work with the MRS experts in-person. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we feel it is of high value and importance for researchers that just entered the field to have informal discussions with each other and the more senior scientists. In addition to the latest state-of-the-art results and advancements in the field of MRS and MRSI this workshop will cover the latest frontiers in clinical applications and will allow in deep discussions on MRS community achievements during the last 10 – 15 years. The workshop will feature invited scientific presentations, proffered papers, poster sessions and discussion to work towards guidance on best practices in MRS methodology.


Target Audience

This workshop is designed for:

  • MR Physicists, Neuroscientist including Ph.D. students, Postdoctoral Fellows and faculty who develop methodology, support clinical and physiological research based on MRS.
  • Clinicians (radiologists, neuro-radiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists) who will benefit from the comprehensive overview in order to define the state-of-the art of spectroscopy and overcome the barriers to clinical use.
  • Current members of the ISMRM, particularly those belonging to the MRS, Psychiatric MRS/MRI, PET MRI and hyperpolarization study groups.

Educational Objectives

  • Present the current MRS/MRSI data acquisition methodology: sequences, artifacts, corrections and quality control.
  • Describe the current MRS/MRSI data processing, reconstruction and quantification methods.
  • Summarize advanced MRS/MRSI methods and applications used in clinical and basic research together with vendor harmonization, validation and reproducibility requirements.
  • Discuss the latest preclinical and clinical applications together with the main role of detected metabolites.

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Cristina Cudalbu, Ph.D., (chair), CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Jannie P. Wijnen, Ph.D., (co-chair), UMCU, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Wolfgang Bogner, Ph.D., Medical University Vienna, Austria
  • Christoph Juchem, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Dinesh K. Deelchand, Ph.D., CMRR, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Dunja Simicic, M.Sc., CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • George Bouzalis, Ygeia Ptolemaidas diagnostic center, MR Department, Kozani, Greece
  • Alexander P. Lin, Ph.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Roland Kreis, Ph.D., University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Dimitri Van De Ville,  Ph.D., CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Local Organizing Committee

  • Bernard Lanz, Ph.D., (co-chair), CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sarah Junod, (co-chair), CIBM GE, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Brayan Alves, M.Sc.CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Jan Luxemburg, M.Sc.CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jessie Mosso, M.Sc., CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Katarzyna Pierzchala, Ph.D., CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Daniel Wenz, Ph.D., CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Lijing Xin, Ph.D., CIBM MRI EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Antoine Klauser, Ph.D., CIBM MRI HUG-UNIGE, Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Hélène Lajous, Ph.D., CIBM SP CHUV-UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This workshop is endorsed by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

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This workshop is supported by CIBM Center for Biomedial Imaging.

This workshop is supported by The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


We are greatly thankful to our sponsors for their support to the MRS workshop 2022.

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