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High & Ultra High MRI Winter School 


CFMM's Winter School ran from 2015 to 2017, This program was an extended weekend of High field MRI training. The program was intended for Graduate Students who have previous MR experience, and wanted to expand their knowledge in high field MRI.

Graduate students in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Math, Computer Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, were accepted into the program. Experience and the understanding of MRI scanners was necessary. To show intent students needed to demonstrate the following:

  1. Fully completed application form
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. C/V
  4. One presentation Abstract
  5. Current unofficial transcript
  6. 2 Academic References



Topics covered:

  • pTx and Parallel Transmit/B1 Shimming
  • B0 Shimming
  • Spectroscopy
  • CEST
  • Gradient coils and gradient coil lab tour
  • Rotations of three between the 3T, 7T and 9.4T scanners
  • Device Testing
  • Considerations of Ultra High Field. TX and RX Coils, with live lab demonstration
  • SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)
  • Novel Contrast
  • Connectomics, fMRI resting state and DTI


  1.  Dr Ravi Menon
  2.  Dr. Martyn Klassen 
  3.  Dr. Robert Bartha
  4.  Dr. Blaine Chronik 
  5.  Dr. Alex Li 
  6.  Dr. Kyle Gilbert
  7.  Dr. Ali Khan
  8. Joseph Gati
  9. Jean Therberge

Below are some of the participants from the winter school program.

winter school attendees 2015

 winter school attendees 2017