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Abdominal CT for Everyday Practice

Workshop Date

May 2 - 3, 2019

Workshop Venue

Confindustria
Piazza Cittadella, 12
37122 Verona VR, Italia

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Dr. Giulia Zamboni
University Hospital GB Rossi
Verona, Italy

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Sebastian Schindera
Kantonsspital Aarau AG
Aarau, Switzerland

May 2, 2019

08:15Registration
08:45Opening remarks


Technical developments & radiation safety




09:00CT development since 1972 – where are we heading?

W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE

09:30Radiation physics and radiation safety with a focus on the abdomenS. Schindera, Aarau/CH
09:50Practical methods for radiation dose reduction in CT A. Euler, Durham/US
10:10CT Reconstruction techniques and their impact on dose reductionM. Bonatti, Verona/IT
10:30Q & A
10:40Coffee break


Contrast agents use in abdominal CT




11:10Basics and controversies in the use of intravenous contrast agents for abdominal CT S. Schindera, Aarau/CH
11:35Basics and controversies in the use of oral contrast agents for abdominal CT L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
12:00Tips and tricks for the optimization of contrast injection protocols (case review) G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
12:25Q & A
12:40

Lunch



Optimisation of abdominal CT protocols




14:00CT of the liver: technique and rationale for building protocols C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
14:20CT of the pancreas: technique and rationale for building protocols G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
14:40CT of the small bowel and colon: technique and rationale for building protocols  L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
15:10CT of the kidneys and adrenals: technique and rationale for building protocols  A. Euler, Durham/US
15:30Q & A
15:40Coffee break


Reporting and post-processing of abdominal CT




16:10Tumor response assessment: criteria and issues on abdominal tumorsC. Reiner, Zurich/CH
16:30Standardized reporting in abdominal imaging: benefits and challenges G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
16:50What postprocessing do I need in my abdominal CT practice?

L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA

17:10Q & A
17:20Adjourn

May 3, 2019



CT perfusion




09:00CT perfusion technique and image analysisD. Caruso, Rome/IT
09:30Clinical and research applications of CT perfusion in the liverC. Reiner, Zurich/CH
09:50Clinical and research applications of CT perfusion in the pancreasG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
10:10Uncertainty in Quantitative CT Imaging - Analysis of the Effect of Image Noise
on Perfusion Measurements
W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
10:30 Q & A
10:40Coffee break


Multi energy CT




11:00Physical concepts of multi energy CT W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
11:30Different technical approaches to dual energy CT: single- vs dual-source CT      A. Euler, Durham/US
12:00Multi energy CT: workflow and dose considerations

S. Schindera, Aarau/CH

12:30Lunch
13:30Multi energy CT of the liver (case review) D. Caruso, Rome/IT
14:00Multi energy CT of the pancreas (case review)M. Bonatti, Verona/IT
14:30Multi energy CT of the kidneys and adrenal glands (case review) A. Euler, Durham/US
15:00Single dual-energy iodine maps with organ-specific acquisition timing as
a quantitative imaging biomarker replacing abdominal CT perfusion
W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
15:20Q & A
15:50Adjourn

An application has been made to the EACCME and the ACI for CME accreditation of this event.


The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods, and represents an outstanding example of a military stronghold.
Verona has been a thriving town for most of its history, and today smart shops and cafes fill the attractive medieval lanes of the historic centre. There's a lot to see, from Roman ruins to the so-called 'Juliet's balcony', and the town is also well-connected for exploring the surrounding area, including destinations like Lake Garda, Vicenza, Padua and Venice.

Language: Italian

Time zone: UTC +1

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Electricity: 220 V / 50 Hz

Closest airport: Verona Villafranca Airport


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  • Reduced fees at Annual Meetings and Workshops of the Society
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  • Substantially reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
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  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Unlimited access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

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