The Embrace® Webinar Series
Aspect Imaging is proud to present the Embrace® Webinar Series. We have partnered with experts around the globe to bring you best practices and insights on the benefits of using MRI technology inside the NICU. Check back often for details and to register for upcoming webinars or access previous webinar recordings on demand.
The Evolution of MRI Scanners
Bill Faulkner, BS, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT) FSMRT and
John Posh, R.T. (R)(MR)
Welcome imaging experts William (Bill) Faulkner, founder/owner of William Faulkner & Associates LLC, providing MRI eduation and operations consulting for over 24 years, and John Posh, Director, Global Education & Training for Aspect Imaging Ltd.
In this webinar, Bill and John take us on a guided discussion of where MRI started and explore the major changes that we’ve seen from its origin through today.
GRAND ROUNDS with Dr. Terrie Inder
We are pleased to welcome the renowned dual-boarded Neonatologist and Neurologist, Terrie Inder MBChB, MD as she shares her experience and insights regarding the value and importance of MRI in neonatal care.
Dr. Inder is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Mass General Brigham Hospital and Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Newborn Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Decrease Stress and Increase Knowledge for Antepartum & NICU Mothers
Founder and Executive Director of Families Bridge to Caring Hands
During this presentation, you will learn about an innovative, nurse-driven Families Bridge portal program that was developed by Rebecca South, Founder, and Executive Director, for families facing an impending neonatal ICU admission to reduce the experience of stress, fear, and anxiety.
The Families Bridge portal, along with in-person support by a nurse navigator, allows families to view evidence-based education in a timely manner, while also incorporating personal guidance through the navigator.
Mothers with access to this program demonstrated increased knowledge and decreased stress when compared with mothers who did not have access to the program. Further investigation will look into the impact on infant length of stay, parent engagement, and feelings of support.
This webinar was presented in partnership with Families Bridge to Caring Hands, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the experience of NICU families prior to admission by creating meaningful connections with the NICU care team and providing evidence-based education.
Imaging Evaluation of Neonatal Encephalopathy
Edward Yang, M.D., Ph.D. is the attending and Neuroradiology MRI Physician Liaison in the Department of Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
In this presentation, Dr. Yang discusses the imaging evaluation of neonatal encephalopathy. While focused on patterns of hypoix ischemic injury, the imaging features of alternative diagnoses are reviewed for comparison and the role of MRI timing and serial imaging are also discussed.
The Role of Point of Care 1T MRI in the NICU
Dr. Grant reviews clinical cases illustrating the use of on-unit 1T MRI and discuss the clinical value of greater accessibility to MRI when managing neonatal patients.
Dr. Grant is the Director of the Fetal Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC), holds an endowed chair in Neonatology and serves as a clinical Neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital with over twenty years of experience. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
Do You See what I See? A NICU parent’s perspective on “MRI Day”.
Betsy Pilon, Executive Director of HOPE for HIE, together with NICU parent, Nick Burton, share their unique perspectives on the NICU experience and discuss the significance of “MRI Day” as part of their journey.
This webinar was proudly presented in partnership with HOPE for HIE, premier global organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families affected by Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. For more information vist: hopeforhie.org
Preterm Brain Health
Featured speaker, Dr. Mireille Guillot is a Neonatologist currently completing a research-intensive fellowship in Neonatal Neurology at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. After completing medical school and Paediatric residency at Université Laval, in Quebec City, she trained in Neonatology at the University of Ottawa. During this webinar, Dr. Guillot will share how neonatal neuroimaging can be used both as a diagnostic tool to detect preterm brain injury and as a prognostic tool, to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Neonatal Brain Injury: Neurological Examination and Diagnosis
February 24 at 2:00pm EDT
Diane Wilson is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the NICU at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She has over 30 years of experience in Neonatology with focus on Neonatal Neurology. Diane was also instrumental in the development of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Unit (NNCU) at SickKids. During this webinar, she reviews the anatomy and physiology of neonatal brain development and the components of a comprehensive neonatal neurological examination, with an overview of the common causes of brain injury in preterm and term infants, including a case presentation with neurological exam findings.
Neuroimaging of the Neonate
December 15th at 2:00pm EDT
Featured speaker, Dr. P. Ellen Grant, is the Director of the Fetal Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC) and holds an endowed chair in Neonatology and serves as a clinical Neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
Eliminating Waste and Improving Safety in the NICU MRI Process
Featured Speaker: Dr. Katherine Coughlin, Attending Neonatologist, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, San Diego, CA
Transporting critically-ill babies to the Radiology department for MRI testing is a time-consuming, challenging and often risky process that can be stressful for both the baby and the care team. In this webinar, Dr. Coughlin discusses the challenges and risks associated with traditional off-unit scanning.
Mary E. D’Alton, MD
The Power of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Insights in Neonatal Encephalopathy
Featured Speakers: Dr. Terrie Inder and Dr. Mary D’Alton
We are honored to have two exceptional leaders in the field of Newborn Medicine as guest speakers for this interactive webinar session. Dr. Terrie Inder and Dr. Mary D’Alton discuss the power of magnetic resonance imaging insights in neonatal encephalopathy as well as future considerations regarding targeted neuroprotective approaches for brain injury.
Global Brain Injury scores in Preterm Infants: Validation of a 1.0T Neonatal MRI vs. Conventional 1.5T MRI
Featured Speaker: Dr. Alona Bin-Nun, NICU Director, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays a critical role for assessing neonatal brain injuries. In many hospitals, MRI is located far away from the NICU and moving critically ill neonates to an off-unit scan imposes many safety risks associated with offsite transport. We are excited to welcome Dr. Alona Bin-Nun, NICU Medical Director, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, as our next featured speaker, who brings first-hand experience on the immediate benefits in-NICU MRI brings to the NICU staff, parents and most importantly, the vulnerable newborn in need of an MRI scan. During this 30-minute webinar, learn how the Embrace® Neonatal MRI compares to conventional 1.5T systems, delivering reliable clinical data needed to score brain abnormalities in premature infants at term-equivalent age.
Design Considerations for Innovative MRI
August 18th at 2:00pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Tobias Gilk, Senior Vice President of RADIOLOGY-
Conventional MRI equipment requires unique siting and safety design requirements to protect the safety of patients, medical personnel, and building occupants in close proximity to an MRI. In this 30-minute webinar, we are excited to welcome Tobias Gilk, Senior Vice President of RADIOLOGY-Planning, as our featured speaker to give an architectural perspective on how the Embrace® Neonatal MRI system substantially reduces or completely eliminates the environmental risks associated with standard planning, design and construction requirements needed for traditional MRI scanners.
Mitigating Infection Risk in the NICU
Featured Speaker: Dr. Patricia G. Bondurant, Co-founder and Chief
Transformation and Quality Officer of TransForm Healthcare
Despite the vigilance required to avoid healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs), NICUs are often forced to breach safety protocols and accept unnecessary risks when transporting their most fragile patients to an off-unit MRI suite. We were pleased to have Dr. Patricia Bondurant share her insights and expertise on how the Embrace® Neonatal MRI System helps mitigate these infection risks and improve outcomes by keeping vulnerable babies safe for scanning inside the NICU.
Financial Planning and Capital Allocation During COVID-19
Featured Speaker: Byron Gabbard, Associate Vice President Finance
UK Healthcare/University of Kentucky
Byron Gabbard, Associate Vice President Finance for UK Healthcare has over 20 years of experience in healthcare finance. We were pleased to have him share his valuable insight and recommendations for navigating through fiscal challenges during these unprecedented times and planning for future success.
Evaluation of the Neonatal Brain using in-NICU MRI
Featured Speaker: Dr. Eliel Ben-David, Neuroradiology Section Chief
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
We were honored to welcome Dr. Eliel Ben-David, who presented four neonatal cases with varied acuity and severity of ischemic injury. He also addressed the utility of the in-NICU MRI scanner for chronic, sub-acute, acute and hyper-acute clinical scenarios and presented their corresponding patterns of brain injury on MRI. Safety advantages of the in-NICU MRI scanner were outlined as well.
MRI Without Leaving the NICU
Featured Speaker: Wendy Slatery, Chief Commercial Officer
Aspect Imaging, Ltd.
We kicked off our series on April 28th with our own Wendy Slatery, who introduced the Embrace® Neonatal MRI System and explained why this technology is no longer a nice-to-have option but is now a necessity for every NICU practice.
She previously served as Board Director President elect and President of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and was responsible for the education and growth of the members who provide care for some of the most vulnerable patients and their families in the country. Lore is also the author and coauthor of multiple publications on change leadership, advancing care and improving organizational outcomes.
About Aspect Imaging:
Aspect Imaging is a global leader in the design and development of compact, MR imaging systems for Pre-Clinical and Medical applications. Through state-of-the-art technology, Aspect Imaging offers innovative point-of-care MRI solutions, including the Embrace® Neonatal MRI System, which is designed to facilitate enhanced patient-centered diagnostic capabilities inside the NICU.
For more information, visit our website at www.aspectimaging.com.