Workshop Date

September 29 – 30, 2022

Workshop Venue

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Via Cartari, 18, 90133
90133 Palermo

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Prof. Giuseppe Brancatelli
Università di Palermo
UOC Diagnostica per Immagini

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Christoph J. Zech
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland


The aim of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the main liver pathologies that will be presented by means of an integrated multimodality approach. Imaging findings will be analysed on the basis of their pathological correlations.
The format of the workshop will include formal lectures that have been assigned to expert colleagues, able to thoroughly discuss each topic. Moreover, an interactive discussion on real clinical cases will be led - in additional “slots” - by the faculty members who will help to define the state-of-the-art in the diagnosis of liver diseases. A specific aim of the workshop is to provide practical suggestions on how to manage the diagnostic work-up of liver diseases in the daily practice.

Target group

Radiologists, radiologists in training

Learning Objectives

  • To describe the most relevant technological advances of different modalities and contrast media applied to liver imaging.
  • To equip delegates with an improved understanding of segmental anatomy of the liver in order to share a standard radiological and surgical terminology.
  • To discuss the main liver pathologies based on structured multi-modality orientated lectures and interactive case presentations.
  • To understand the imaging features on the basis of pathological correlations.
  • To give practical suggestions on the diagnostic work-up of liver diseases in the daily practice.

T.V. Bartolotta, Palermo/IT
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
R. Cannella, Palermo/IT
M. Galia, Palermo/IT
M. Karcaaltincaba, Ankara/TR
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
G. Porrello, Palermo/IT
F. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
C.J. Zech, Basel/CH

Thursday, September 29, 2022

08:55Opening remarksG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
Imaging modalities
09:00MDCT of the liverY. Menu, Paris/FR
09:25Liver MRI: protocols and extracellular contrast agentsG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
09:50Liver MRI: hepatobiliary contrast agentsC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
10:15Q & A
10:30Coffee break
11:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 40 min) 
 Cases from my workstation: focus on CTY. Menu, Paris/FR
 Cases from my workstation: focus on MRIG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
 Cases from my workstation: focus on hepatobiliary contrastC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
Focal and diffuse liver diseases
14:15Hepatocellular adenomas vs FNHF. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
14:40Rare hepatic tumors

M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR

15:05Vascular disorders of the liverV. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
15:30Q & A
15:45Coffee break
16:15Interactive case discussions (3 x 40 min)
 Pitfalls in liver imagingM. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
 Vascular disorders of the liverV. Vilgrain, Paris/FR
 Hypovascular lesions in the non-cirrhotic liverT.V. Bartolotta, Palermo/IT
18:30Q & A 

Friday, September 30, 2022

Malignant focal liver lesions 
09:00HCC: diagnostic imaging criteriaA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
09:25Cholangiocarcinoma and combined carcinomasR. Cannella, Palermo/IT
09:50Hepatic lesions in oncological patientsN. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
10:15Q & A 
10:30Coffee break 
11:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 40 min)
 Challenging cases from my workstationA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
 Pitfalls in liver cirrhosisR. Cannella, Palermo/IT
 Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsN. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
14:15Interactive case discussions (3 x 40 min)
 How MRI can help to characterize lesions in cirrhosis?M. Galia, Palermo/IT
 Hypervascular lesions in the non cirrhotic liver: challenging casesF. Vernuccio, Padova/IT
 Challenging cases from my practiceG. Porrello, Palermo/IT
16:30Closing remarks 

Registration Fees

Radiologists, Physicians

ESGAR Members

€ 490.00

Non Members

€ 690.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Members

€ 290.00

Non Members

€ 390.00

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.


Participants have the opportunity to take out insurance for the registration fee only . This insurance applies in case of an unforeseen cancellation of participation and can be taken out together with the online registration.

“The ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop, Palermo, Italy, 29/09/2022-30/09/2022 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.

Palermo is a city in southern Italy. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is in the northwest of the island of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Our venue is in the historical center of Palermo and exceptionally located and allows everyone to easily reach the main attractions, including two of the oldest and most popular street markets: Mercato del Capo and Vucciria. A 15 minute walk will take to you Teatro Massimo, one of the oldest and most important opera theatres in all of Italy, as well as the Politeama theatre.

Language: Italian
Time zone: UTC+1 (CET)
Currency: EUR
Country dialing code: +39
Closest airport: Falcone Borsellino Airport or simply Palermo Airport (PMO)

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