The Third International Workshop
on Metabolic Imaging


On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to welcome you to The Third International Workshop on Metabolic Imaging. Over the course of this three-day workshop, leading experts from a variety of fields will present their current research and discuss how significant biological problems can be probed with polarized carbon-13 technology.

The academic sessions of this workshop will cover a wide range of clinically relevant topics including, but not necessarily limited to, molecular pathways, systems biology of the mitochondria, and metabonomics utilizing both hyperpolarized and thermally polarized carbon-13 MRI/MRS. In addition, discussion of the most recent advances in hardware development and pulse sequence design will be included.

In planning this workshop, the organizing committee has sought to unify aspects of molecular biology, medicine, physical chemistry, and engineering with the intention of appealing to a broad audience of investigators, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and students at all levels interested in metabolic imaging. This workshop will bring its audience to the forefront of cutting edge research involving a new and exciting technological breakthrough and emphasize the power of modern interdisciplinary science.

It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to our campus.

Rahim R. Rizi, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology