Workshop Date

April 20 - 21, 2023

Workshop Venue

Bledrose Hotel
Cesta svobode 8
4260 Bled, Slovenia

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Dr. Manca Garbajs
MTC Fontana
Maribor, Slovenia

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.

R. Albazaz, Leeds/UK
D. Badovinac, Ljubljana/SI
M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
N. Bastati-Huber, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
A. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI
R. Cannella, Palermo/IT
M. Garbajs, Maribor/SI
M. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
Y. Menu, Paris/FR
M. Mušič, Lubljana/SI
V. Soprenič, Lubljana/SI
C.J. Zech, Basel/CH

Thursday, April 20, 2023

09:00Opening remarks 
Imaging modalities
09:05US technique including CEUSA. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI
09:30MDCT of the liverM. Garbajs, Maribor/SI
09:55Liver MRI: extracellular agentsG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
10:15Liver MRI: contrast agentsC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
10:35Q & A
10:40Coffee break
11:00Interactive case discussions (3 x 35 min) 
 Cases from my workstation: focus on CTM. Garbajs, Maribor/SI
 Cases from my workstation: focus on MRIG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
 Cases from my workstation: focus on hepato-biliary MRIC.J. Zech, Basel/CH
Focal and diffuse diseases in the non-cirrhotic liver
13:45Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – value of hepato-biliary agentsN. Bastati-Huber,
14:10Vascular diseasesY. Menu, Paris/FR
14:35Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesionsM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
15:00Q & A
15:15Coffee break
15:45Interactive case discussions (3 x 35 min)
 How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liverN. Bastati-Huber,
 Biliary diseases – my best casesM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
 Vascular diseasesY. Menu, Paris/FR

Friday, April 21, 2023

08:30Diagnosis and staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): Current guidelinesR. Cannella, Palermo/IT
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: not always HCCR. Albazaz, Leeds/UK
09:20Response assessment for liver tumorsM. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
09:45Q & A 
09:55Coffee break 
10:15Interactive case discussions (3 x 35 min)
 How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the cirrhotic liverR. Albazaz, Leeds/UK
 How to…LIRADSR. Cannella, Palermo/IT
 Imaging after locoregional treatment of liver tumorsM. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
Malignant liver diseases and liver transplantation
13:00What does the hepatic surgeon need to know from the radiologist prior to liver
resection and liver transplantation
D. Badovinac, Ljubljana/SI
13:20Liver metastases detection and staging: methods and problemsM. Mušič, Lubljana/SI
13:40Imaging after liver transplantation - immediate and delayed complicationsV. Soprenič, Lubljana/SI
14:00Q & A
14:15Coffee Break
14:30Interactive case discussions (3 x 35 min)
 CEUS versus MR and CT – Additional value and limitationsA. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI
 Liver metastases detection – Where hepato-biliary MRI made the differenceM. Mušič, Lubljana/SI
 Case collection of post transplantation imagingV. Soprenič, Lubljana/SI
16:15Discussion of Quiz CasesA. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI
M. Garbajs, Maribor/SI
V. Soprenič, Lubljana/SI
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, Bled, Slovenia, 20/04/2023-21/04/2023 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.”

Bled is a town on Lake Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. With immense natural beauty, Bled ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water.
It is a starting point for mountain treks and hikes, especially within nearby Triglav National Park which attracts visitors from abroad throughout the year.

Language: Slovenian
Time zone: UTC+1 (CET)
Currency: EUR
Country dialing code: +386
Closest airport: Ljubljana Airport

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