Workshop Date

March 23 - 24, 2023

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

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

Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Thomas Mang
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

CT colonography is a noninvasive examination of the entire colon for the detection of colorectal neoplasia. Dedicated training in performing and analyzing the examination is vital for successfully implementing CTC in clinical practice.

This CME-accredited on-line workshop features an international expert faculty of speakers who will provide a comprehensive coverage of all relevant aspects of CT colonography in a new interactive teaching format.

The clinical relevance of colorectal adenomas and cancers as well as the role of CTC in colorectal cancer screening will be discussed. Technical aspects with regards to patient preparation, scanning protocols, and image interpretation strategies will be presented in a practical format. A wide range of colorectal pathologies as well as pitfalls seen at CT colonography will be interactively discussed and recommendations for reporting will be given.

The course format will include state-of-the-art didactic lectures, interactive case-based discussions, and Q & A sessions.

Target group

Radiologists, radiologists in training, radiographers

Learning Objectives

  • To be aware of clinical indications and contraindications of CTC
  • To learn about bowel preparation regimens, including fecal tagging
  • To understand how to perform a CTC study (colon distention, imaging protocols, strategies for dose reduction)
  • To discuss different 2D and 3D reading approaches and the role of Computed Aided Detection (CAD)
  • To review the CTC appearance of the normal colon and basic CTC imaging features
  • To understand the role of CTC in colorectal cancer screening
  • To describe the imaging features of colorectal polyps and cancer
  • To discuss the significance of flat lesions and serrated polyps
  • To understand the role of CTC in diverticular disease 
  • To give practical suggestions how to deal with extracolonic findings
  • To learn how to generate a useful CTC report
  • To obtain experience on challenging cases and potential pitfalls
  • To provide interactive discussions based on clinical cases that may help in daily practice

N. Flor, Milan/IT
A. Laghi, Rome/IT
P. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
T. Mang, Vienna/AT
M. Morrin, Dublin/IE
F. Iafrate, Rome/IT
E. Neri, Pisa/IT
A. Obaro, London/UK
P. Pickhardt, Madison/US
A. Plumb, London/UK
D. Regge, Turin/IT
D. Tolan, Leeds/UK
J. Yee, New York/US

Thursday, March 23, 2023

09:00Welcome RemarksA. Laghi, Rome/IT
09:05Session 1: Introduction to CTC
Moderator: E. Neri, Pisa/IT
09:05Background, indications and contraindicationsD. Regge, Turin/IT
09:25Patient preparation and faecal taggingP. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
09:50Examination techniqueA. Obaro, Harrow/UK
10:10Data evaluation: 2D, 3D, CADT. Mang, Vienna/AT
10:30Q & A 
10:50Coffee break 
11:35Case-based discussion - 1
A. Obaro, Harrow/UK
11:35Case based discussion: how to perform the exam STEP-BY-STEPP. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
12:00Case based discussion: normal anatomy and basic imaging featuresT. Mang, Vienna/AT
12:30Case based discussion: basic polyp casesA. Obaro, Harrow/UK
13:00Q & A 
13:20Lunch break 
14:20Session 2: Polypoid and nonpolypoid lesions of the colon
D. Regge, Turin/IT
14:20Colorectal adenomas and ScreeningJ. Yee, New York/US
14:40Nonpolypoid - flat lesions: search for the invisible?F. Iafrate, Rome/IT
15:00Serrated and nonadenomatous polypsP. Pickhardt, Madison/US
15:20Q & A 
15:35Coffee break 
16:05Case-based discussion - 2
D. Regge, Turin/IT
16:05Case based discussion: polyp casesE. Neri, Pisa/IT
16:35Case based discussion: flat lesion casesF. Iafrate, Rome/IT
17:05Case based discussion: mixed polyp casesM. Morrin, Dublin/IE
17:35Q & A 

Friday, March 24, 2023

09:00Session 3: Colorectal cancer and nonneoplastic conditions
Moderator: M. Morrin, Dublin/IE
09:00Colorectal cancer and its mimicsD. Tolan, Leeds/UK
09:20Lessons from the BCSP: screen detect and missed (interval) cancersA. Plumb, London/UK
09:40Diverticular disease: a challenging diagnosis for CTCN. Flor, Milan/IT
10:00Q & A 
10:15Coffee break 
11:00Case-based discussion - 3
Moderator: T. Mang, Vienna/AT
11:00Case based discussion: colorectal cancer casesD. Tolan, Leeds/UK
11:30Case based discussion: screen detect and missed cancersA. Plumb, London/UK
12:00Case based discussion: diverticular diseaseN. Flor, Milan/IT
12:30Q & A 
12:45Lunch break 
13:45Session 4:CTC reporting
Moderator: A. Plumb, London/UK
13:45How to deal with extracolonic findingsF. Iafrate, Rome/IT
14:05Key elements of a CTC reportE. Neri, Pisa/IT
14:25Q & A 
14:40Coffee break 
15:25Case-based discussion - 4
Moderator: F. Iafrate, Rome/IT
15:25Case based discussion: challenging casesT. Mang and P. Lefere
15:55Case based discussion: danger spaces and pitfallsM. Morrin, Dublin/IE
16:25Case based discussion: diagnostic problems and how to solve themP. Lefere, Roeselare/BE
16:55Q & A 
17:10Quiz: are you ready?
Moderator: A. Plumb, London/UK
T. Mang, Vienna/AT
A. Plumb, London/UK
17:40Closing remarks 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00

Non Member

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training & Radiographers

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.

“The ESGAR CT Colonography Workshop – the essentials, ONLINE, Austria, 23/03/2023-24/03/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12 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.”

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