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Workshop Date

May 2 - 3, 2019

Workshop Venue

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

Workshop Faculty

M. Bonatti, Bolzano/IT
D. Caruso, Rome/IT
A. Euler, Zurich/CH
L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
S. Schindera, Aarau/CH
W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT

Workshop Programme

Thursday, May 2, 2019

09:25Opening remarks
 Technical developments & radiation safety 
09:30CT development since 1972 – where are we heading?

W. Stiller, Heidelberg/DE

10:00Radiation physics and radiation safety with a focus on the abdomenS. Schindera, Aarau/CH
10:20Practical methods for radiation dose reduction in CTA. Euler, Zurich/CH
10:40CT Reconstruction techniques and their impact on dose reductionM. Bonatti, Bolzano/IT
11:00Q & A 
11:10Coffee break

Contrast agents use in abdominal CT
11:40Basics and controversies in the use of intravenous contrast agents for abdominal CTD. Caruso, Rome/IT
12:05Basics and controversies in the use of oral contrast agents for abdominal CTL. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
12:30Tips and tricks for the optimization of contrast injection protocols (case review)G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
12:55Q & A 



Optimisation of abdominal CT protocols
14:10CT of the liver: technique and rationale for building protocolsC. Reiner, Zurich/CH
14:30CT of the pancreas: technique and rationale for building protocolsG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
14:50CT of the small bowel and colon: technique and rationale for building protocols L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA
15:20CT of the kidneys and adrenals: technique and rationale for building protocols A. Euler, Zurich/CH
15:40Q & A 
15:50Coffee break 

Reporting and post-processing of abdominal CT
16:20Tumor response assessment: criteria and issues on abdominal tumorsC. Reiner, Zurich/CH
16:40Standardized reporting in abdominal imaging: benefits and challengesG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
17:00What postprocessing do I need in my abdominal CT practice?

L. Guimarães, Toronto/CA

17:20Q & A 


Friday, 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
10:30Q & A 
10:40Coffee break 

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

S. Schindera, Aarau/CH

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, Zurich/CH
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 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 450.00

Non Member

€ 650.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)
and Radiographers

ESGAR Member

€ 250.00

Non Member

€ 350.00

Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • final programme/syllabus
  • coffee breaks
  • lunch or lunchbox
  • certificate of attendance

The number of participants per workshop is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Together with the registration payment is necessary. Registrations as radiologist in training (Residents) must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident.


Cancellation policy

ESGAR offers the possibility of ensuring the registration with our partner “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Thus, ESGAR will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration itself. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. All cancellations have to be made in writing (e-mail, fax or letter) to the Central ESGAR Office and confirmed.

By the course organiser: in case the minimum number of participants (less than 50 % of the expected number) has not been reached, ESGAR reserves the right to cancel a course at the latest 4 weeks prior its beginning. Registration fees will be refunded in full.


Participants have the opportunity to take out insurance for the registration fee only. This insurance applies in case of an unforeseen cancellation of participation at the ESGAR Workshop and can be taken out together with your online registration. The cancellation insurance offered by Europäische Reiseversicherung covers up to 100 % of your registration fees in the event of your cancellation for any cause provided for in the insurance terms (Insurance form). Please read the insured reasons for cancellation carefully!

Registration typeRegistration feeInsurance
ESGAR Member€ 450.00€ 32.00
Non Member€ 650.00€ 53.00

Resident ESGAR Member

€ 250.00€ 18.00
Resident Non Member€ 350.00€ 25.00

Payment of the premium has to be made together with payment of the registration fee. After payment you will find the Insurance Confirmation, which serves as proof of insurance in your "Personal ESGAR Account".

CME European credits:

“The ESGAR Abdominal CT for Everyday Practice Workshop, Verona, Italy, 02/05/2019-03/05/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

ECM Italian credits:

The Abdominal CT for Everyday Practice Workshop is not accredited with Italian ECM credits.

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


Electricity: 220 V / 50 Hz

Closest airport: Verona Villafranca Airport


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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