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CT Colonography (Technical)

Introduction

The most renowned CT Colonography course in Europe, imitated by many. The only course where workstations of several vendors are simultaneously available. Initiated in 2003, it underwent numerous complete revolutions in teaching approach, trying to improve the educational needs of the attendees. In order to maximize time devoted to hands-on training, another major change was implemented starting in 2016, i.e., the combination of the on-site workshop with webinars. Most of the lectures will be available on the ESGAR website for reviewing before the workshop, leaving more time for on-site case-based training. Televoting is further implemented for a more interactive experience of the attendees.                     
And do not forget that ESGAR CTC courses meet the requirements of radiological scientific societies requiring a certification of reading at least 50 endoscopically-controlled CTC cases.

Module 1 - How to start

Aims

CT colonography from the beginning. Participants will learn how to prepare a patient, how to conduct an examination and how to read a case. Live cases will be used for training on identification and characterisation of colonic cancers and polyps, including the most common pitfalls.

Target Group

Radiologists, radiologists in training and radiographers

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the basics of bowel preparation regimens, including faecal/fluid tagging
  • To understand how to perform a CTC study (colon distention, imaging protocols, strategies for dose reduction)
  • To be aware of pros and cons of primary 2D and 3D reading approaches with and without Computed Aided Detection (CAD)
  • To understand common clinical indications of CTC
  • To obtain hands-on experience about typical features of colon cancers and polyps
  • To obtain hands-on experience about normal and abnormal ileo-caecal valve
  • To obtain hands-on experience about most common pitfalls

Module 2 - How to become an expert

Aims

CT Colonography for those who have already an experience or the natural completion of the first-level course. Hands-on training is dedicated to the evaluation of diverticular disease, definition and significance of flat lesions, post-surgical CTC. Live sessions dedicated to the discussion of challenging and unusual cases will be part of the workshop. 

Target Group

Radiologists and radiologists in training

Learning Objectives

  • To be updated about new CTC indications
  • To understand the role of CTC in diverticular disease 
  • To be aware of classification, prevalence and significance of flat lesions
  • To understand diagnostic possibilities of CTC in post-surgical patients
  • To obtain hands-on experience in detection and characterization of difficult polyps, flat lesions and diverticular diseases
  • To obtain hands-on experience on tricky cases and potential pitfalls

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees at Annual Meetings and Workshops of the Society
  • Exclusive right to participate in Society sponsored activities
  • Free access to “European Radiology” on-line
  • Substantially reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • Personal ESGAR Account
  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Unlimited access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

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