Workshop Date

February 16 - 17, 2023

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.

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

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
T. Barrett, Cambridge/UK
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
D. Boll, Basel/CH
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
K. De Paepe, London/UK
L. Fournier, Paris/FR
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
D.-M. Koh, Sutton/UK
O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
S.A. Taylor, London/UK
V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
J. Winfield, London/UK

Workshop Programme

DAY 1 - Programme 
09:00  S1: Technical overview of MRI abdomen
Moderation: C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
09:00Welcome remarks D.M. Koh, London/UK
09:05 What sequences do we use and what do they tell us?D.M. Koh, London/UK
09:25What’s new in abdominal MRI?D. Boll, Basel/CH
09:45 Case-based discussionD.M. Koh, London/UK
D. Boll, Basel/CH
11:15S2: Contrast use, MR safety and artefacts
Moderation: K. De Paepe, Cambridge/UK
11:15When to use contrast and what to use? O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
11:35Safety in MRI and MRI artefactsJ. Winfield, London/UK
11:55Case-based discussionO. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
J. Winfield, London/UK
13:00Lunch break 
14:00S3: Focal liver disease
Moderation: D.M. Koh, London/UK
14:00Lesion characterization using extra-cellular contrast agents G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
14:20Lesion characterization using hepatobiliary contrast agents     A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
14:40Case-based discussionG. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
16:10  S4: Pelvic imaging: Adnexal masses and the prostate gland
Moderation: D.M. Koh, London/UK
16:10MRI of adnexal masses    L. Fournier, Paris/FR
16:30MRI of prostate   T. Barrett, Cambridge/UK
16:50  Case-based discussionL. Fournier, Paris/FR
T. Barrett, Cambridge/UK
DAY 2 - Programme 
09:00S5: Biliary disease
Moderation: C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
09:00MRCP: technique, tips and pitfalls     C. Matos, Lisbon/PT
09:20The dilated biliary duct on CT and US: Problem solving using MRI        M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
09:40Case-based discussionC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
11:10S6: Pancreas
Moderation: V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
11:10Pancreatic MRI protocol: how to do it wellC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
11:30MRI for characterizing cystic lesions of the pancreas  N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
11:50Case-based discussionC. Matos, Lisbon/PT
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
12:50Lunch Break 
13:50S7: GI Tract
Moderation: S.A. Taylor, London/UK
13:50Essentials of small bowel MRI   S.A. Taylor, London/UK
14:10Essentials of MRI for low rectal cancersI. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
14:30Case-based discussionS.A. Taylor, London/UK
I. Santiago, Lisbon/PT
16:00S8: The peritoneal and retroperitoneal compartments
Moderation: M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
16:00MRI of peritoneal diseasesV. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
16:20MRI of retroperitoneal massesV. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
16:40Case-based discussionV. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
17:40Closing 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 on-line Workshop: All you need to know about Abdominal MRI, Vienna (ONLINE), Austria, 16/02/2023-17/02/2023 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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