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Workshop Date

May 6 - 7, 2021

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

Prof. Dow-Mu Koh
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trustl

Dr. Isabelle de Kock
Ghent University Hospital

Dr. Katja De Paepe
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Casper Mihl
Maastricht University Medical Center

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. Bali, Brussels/BE
A. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
I. De Kock, Ghent/BE
K. De Paepe, London/UK
M. França, Porto/PT
E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
D.-M. Koh, Sutton/UK
O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
C. Mihl, Maastricht/NL
G. Morana, Treviso/IT
V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
J. Winfield, London/UK

Workshop Programme

DAY 1 - Programme  
09:00  Session 1: Technical overview of MRI abdomen  
09:00Welcome remarks C.Mihl, Maastricht/NL
09:05 Essential MRI sequences in the abdomenD.M. Koh, London/UK
09:30Additional value of less often used sequences: what and when? tbc
09:55 Case based / Q&AD.M. Koh, London/UK and tbc
11:45Session 2: Contrast use, MR safety and artefacts  
11:45 Contrast media: types and controversies     
12:10MR safety and artefactsJ.Winfield, London/UK
12:35Case based / Q&AJ.Winfield, London/UK and O. Lucidarme, Paris/FR
14:35Session 3: Diffuse liver disease  
14:35Iron and fat quantification    M.França, Porto/PT
15:00Assessment of liver fibrosis: MR elastography     E. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK
15:25Case based / Q&AE. Godfrey, Cambridge/UK and M.França, Porto/PT
17:15  Session 4: Focal liver disease  
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 / Q&AA. Ba-Ssalamah, Vienna/AT and G.Brancatelli, Palermo/IT
DAY 2 - Programme  
09:00Session 5: Biliary disease  
09:00MRCP: technique, tips and pitfalls     tbc
09:25Benign and malignant biliary disease           V. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE
09:50Case based/ Q&AV. Vandecaveye, Leuven/BE and tbc
11:30Session 6: Pancreas  
11:30MRI protocol: difficulties and considerations G. Morana, Treviso/IT
11:50Is it pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis?         M.A. Bali, Brussels/BE
12:20Case based/ Q&AM.A. Bali, Brussels/BE and G. Morana, Treviso/IT
14:20Session 7: GI Tract  
14:20Rectal cancer: Technique and staging      tbc
14:50Response rectal cancer: findings and warnings     tbc
15:20Case based/ Q&Atbc
17:05Session 8: Perianal fistula  
17:05MRI technique and sequencestbc
17:25Perianal fistula   tbc
17:55Case based/ Q&Atbc
18:55Closing remarks and Adjourn 

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 on-demand lectures after the workshop

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:
An application has been made to the EACCME and the ACI for CME accreditation of this event.

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees at Annual Meetings and Workshops of the Society
  • Exclusive right to participate in Society sponsored activities
  • Free access to “European Radiology” on-line
  • Substantially reduced subscription rate to "Abdominal Radiology"
  • Eligibility to participate in Guideline Working Groups
  • Subspecialty Recognition Certificates
  • Personal ESGAR Account
  • ESGAR e-Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Unlimited access to the ESGAR e-Education Portal
  • Educational and networking activities

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