Science Café Cleveland presents


Rethinking How an MRI Scanner Works


SEPTEMBER 14, 2015




Mark Griswold, Ph.D.

Professor, Radiology, Case Center for Imaging Research, CWRU





Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is one of the most powerful tools that clinicians can use to diagnose and understand diseases in the human body. However, MRI can often lead to nonspecific diagnoses, which can require biopsy or other tests before arriving at a solution. In this Cafe, we will discuss a new technique developed at CWRU and UH called Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting, or MRF, that may provide more specific diagnoses that could reduce or eliminate the need for further testing before making treatment decisions. MRF may even make MRI scanners more flexible and comfortable for the patient. 




"Magnetic resonance fingerprinting"

- Nature 495 (7440): 187-192, March 2013


Interdisciplinary research team develops new MRI method to "fingerprint" tissues and diseases, leading to earlier, quicker diagnosis

- case school of engineering


"Music-based magnetic resonance fingerprinting to improve patient comfort during MRI examinations"

-Wiley Online Library, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2015)







The Tasting Room at Great Lakes Brewing Company

2701 Carroll Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



September 14, 2015

Doors will be open 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Last call at 8:45PM). Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Tasting Room will also host a limited menu before and during the event. Not to mention beer! (Click here to view menu).


*Please Note* A few of our cafes have approached capacity and/or standing room only. If you want to be 100% sure to get in and get a good seat, you might want to arrive a bit early.


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and Great Lakes Brewing Company



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