Workshop Date

December 15 - 16, 2022

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Live Streaming

The workshop will be live streamed in a Zoom Webinar format. The session times are CET.

Scientific Coordinators

Prof. Giulia Zamboni
University Hospital GB Rossi
Verona, Italy

Dr. Casper Mihl
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, The Netherlands

This workshop is organised by ESGAR, an EACCME Trusted Provider.



The refined technical developments of CT require an improved knowledge from the radiologists and technologists for fully exploiting the CT scanners’ potential. The protocols of state-of the art CT scanners therefore need to be frequently optimized to improve patient safety and care. The aim of the workshop is to discuss important aspects of abdominal CT imaging including radiation safety, protocol optimization, contrast media application, multi-energy CT as well as reporting of abdominal CT studies. The format will include formal lectures, interactive case-based discussions, and Q & A sessions.

Target group

Radiologists in training, radiologists and technologists.

Learning Objectives

  •         To review the most important developments of CT in the last decade
  •         To understand the radiation risk associated with abdominal CT
  •         To learn how to apply dose reduction techniques for abdominal CT
  •         To learn how to optimize contrast media application for abdominal CT
  •         To discuss CT protocol optimization for CT imaging of the liver, pancreas and bowel
  •         To review the basics concepts of tumor response assessment
  •         To be aware of pros and cons of using standardized reporting in abdominal imaging
  • ·       To review the technological background of multi-energy CT and its application in abdominal imaging

Workshop Faculty

D. Caruso, Rome/IT
A. Euler, Zurich/CH
L. Guimaraes Porto/PT
K. Horsthuis, Amsterdam/NL
C. Jeukens, Maastricht/NL
D. Marin, Durham/US
B. Martens, Maastricht/NL
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
A. Persson, Linkoping/SE
C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
M. Ronot, Clichy/FR
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
M. Zerunian, Rome/IT

Workshop Programme

December 15, 2022 - Programme 
09:00  S1: CT imaging: technical aspects, safety, and artefacts
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
09:00Welcome remarks G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
09:05 CT: past, present, and futureB. Martens, Maastricht/NL
09:25CT radiation safety and artefacts: focus on abdomenC. Jeukens, Maastricht/NL
09:50Reconstruction techniquesA. Euler, Zurich/CH
10:10Case-based discussion: CT radiation safety and artefactsC. Jeukens, Maastricht/NL
10:25Case-based discussion: reconstruction techniquesA. Euler, Zurich/CH
11:30S2: Parameters of influence in CT imaging
A. Euler, Zurich/CH
11:30Contrast media in CT: types and controversies    L. Guimaraes Porto/PT
11:55CT scan protocol optimization - a case-based approachC. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
B. Martens, Maastricht/NL
12:20Contrast media injection protocol optimization - a case-based approachC. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
B. Martens, Maastricht/NL
13:00Lunch break 
14:00S3: Reporting and post processing in abdominal CT imaging
D. Marin, Durham/US
14:00Standardized reporting     C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
14:25Post processing: possibilities and applicabilityL. Guimaraes Porto/PT
14:50Case-based discussion: post processing C. Reiner, Zurich/CH
15:10Case-based discussion: post processing L. Guimaraes Porto/PT
16:00S4: Tumor assessment and radiomics
L. Guimaraes Porto/PT
16:00Tumor response assessment: criteria and issues on abdominal tumorsC. Reiner, Zurich/CH
16:25Texture analysis/radiomics in CT of the abdomenD. Caruso, Rome/IT
16:50Case-based discussion: tumor response assessmentC. Reiner, Zurich/CH
17:15Case-based discussion: texture analysis/radiomicsM. Zerunian, Rome/IT

December 16, 2022 - Programme

09:00S5: Optimization of abdominal CT protocols - liver
M. Ronot, Clichy/FR
09:05CT of the liver: technique and rationaleG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
09:30CT of the liver: multi-energy and perfusionM. Ronot, Clichy/FR
09:55Case-based discussion: CT of the liverG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
10:20Case-based discussion: multi-energy and perfusionM. Ronot, Clichy/FR
11:30S6: Optimization of abdominal CT protocols - trauma and pancreas
A. Euler, Zurich/CH
11:30CT in abdominal traumaD. Caruso, Rome/IT
11:55CT of the pancreas: pancreatic malignancy and pancreatitis        G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
12:20Case-based discussion: abdominal traumaM. Zerunian, Rome/IT
12:45Case-based discussion: pancreatic malignancy or pancreatitisG. Zamboni, Verona/IT
13:10Lunch Break 
14:10S7: Optimization of abdominal CT protocols – kidneys, small bowel
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
14:10CT of the kidneys and adrenalsA. Euler, Zurich/CH
14:35CT of the small bowel      K. Horsthuis, Amsterdam/NL
15:00Case-based discussion: kidneys and adrenalsA. Euler, Zurich/CH
15:25Case-based discussion: small bowelK. Horsthuis, Amsterdam/NL
16:30S8: New horizons in clinical applicability
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
16:30Multi energy CT: workflow and dose considerations - a case-based approachD. Marin, Duke/US
16:55Photon counting, technical considerations + clinical applicationsA. Persson, Linkoping/SE
17:20Case-based discussion: examples of the futureD. Marin, Duke/US
17:40Case-based discussion: examples of the futureA. Persson, Linkoping/SE
18:00Closing remarks 

Registration Fees


ESGAR Member

€ 490.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)
ESGAR Member€ 290.00
Non Member€ 390.00

Registration fee includes

  • Live access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • CME certificate
  • Access to full workshop content after the workshop for a certain period of time

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) or Radiographers must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident or Radiographer.

CME European credits:
“The ESGAR Workshop – optimising the role of CT in abdominal imaging, Vienna (ONLINE), Austria, 15/12/2022-16/12/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 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

“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.”

How to obtain your CME certificate:
CME certificates will be provided to participants participating in the live workshop sessions AND completing the respective evaluation form. The number of hours will be calculated according to the actual time spent participating in the live sessions.

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