Workshop Date

February 24 - 25, 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

Assoc.Prof. Maria Antonietta Bali
Institut Jules Bordet
Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Dow-Mu Koh
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton, United Kingdom

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of the technical principles of MR imaging of the abdomen.
  • To provide an update on the scan protocols and MR sequences in abdominal disease
  • To provide MR state-of-the-art imaging protocols in a variety of abdominal pathological conditions
  • To provide an update on contrast media in MR imaging tailored to the clinical question
  • To provide an overview on MR safety measures and aspects affecting image quality in MR imaging
  • To provide a detailed overview of the artefacts in MR imaging
  • To give a comprehensive overview of the MR imaging features of diffuse and focal liver disease
  • To review imaging features of biliary disease and how to use MR imaging modalities
  • To review MR imaging features and pitfalls in interpretation of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and pancreatitis
  • To review MR imaging features and pitfalls in rectal cancer and response after therapy
  • To describe MR imaging features findings in perianal fistula
  • To provide interactive discussions based on clinical cases that may help in daily practice

Workshop Faculty

M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
D. Boll, Basel/CH
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
K. De Paepe, London/UK
M. França, Porto/PT
E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
S. Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
D.-M. Koh, Sutton/UK
T. Lauenstein, Dusseldorf/DE
M. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
G. Morana, Treviso/IT
M. Rengo, Rome/IT
V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
J. Winfield, London/UK

Workshop Programme

DAY 1 - Programme 
09:00  S1: Technical overview of MRI abdomen Moderators: D.M. Koh & C. Mihl
09:00Welcome remarks D.M. Koh, London/UK
09:05 Essential MRI sequences in the abdomenD.M. Koh, London/UK
09:30Additional value of less often used sequences: what and when? 

D. Boll, Basel/CH

09:55 Case-based discussionD.M. Koh, London/UK & D. Boll, Basel/CH
11:45S2: Contrast use, MR safety and artefacts Moderators: D.M. Koh & K. De Paepe
11:45 Contrast media: types and controversies    O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
12:10MR safety and artefactsJ. Winfield, London/UK
12:35Case-based discussionJ. Winfield, London/UK & O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
13:35Lunch break 
14:35S3: Diffuse liver disease Moderator: C. Mihl
14:35Iron and fat quantification    M. França, Porto/PT
15:00Assessment of liver fibrosis: MR elastography     E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
15:25Case-based discussionM. França, Porto/PT & E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
17:15  S4: Focal liver disease Moderators: M.A. Bali, K. De Paepe
17:15 Lesion characterization: extra-cellular contrast agents    G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
17:40Lesion characterization: hepatobiliary contrast agents    A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
18:05   Case-based discussionA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT & G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
DAY 2 - Programme 
09:00S5: Biliary disease Moderator: C. Matos
09:00MRCP: technique, tips and pitfalls     C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
09:25Benign and malignant biliary disease           V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
09:50Case-based discussionC. Matos, Lisbon/PT & V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
11:30S6: Pancreas Moderator: M.A. Bali
11:30MRI protocol: difficulties and considerations G. Morana, Treviso/IT
11:50Is it pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis?         N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
12:20Case-based discussionN. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE & G. Morana, Treviso/IT
13:20Lunch Break 
14:20S7: GI Tract Moderator: M. Rengo
14:20Rectal cancer: Technique and staging      M. Maas, Amsterdam/NL
14:50Response rectal cancer: findings and warnings     S. Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
15:20Case-based discussionM. Maas, Amsterdam/NL & S. Gourtsoyianni, Athens/GR
17:05S8: Perianal fistula Moderators: T. Lauenstein & M. Rengo
17:05MRI technique and sequencesT. Lauenstein, Dusseldorf/DE
17:25Perianal fistula   M. Rengo, Rome/IT
17:55Case-based discussionT. Lauenstein, Dusseldorf/DE & M. Rengo, Rome/IT
18:55Closing remarksD.M Koh, London/UK

Registration Fees


ESGAR Member

€ 330.00

Non Member

€ 540.00

Radiologists in Training (Residents)
ESGAR Member€ 120.00
Non Member€ 220.00

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 on-line Workshop: All you need to know about Abdominal MRI, Vienna (ONLINE), Austria, 24/02/2022-25/02/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 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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