MR imaging is now part of the standard work up of patients with rectal cancer because it can stratify patients into a differentiated treatment with positive impact on patient’s outcome. MRI is increasingly adopted as a valuable tool for assessment of response after chemoradiotherapy. There is no doubt that high quality MR protocol and accurate interpretation of images are crucial to achieve a good treatment outcome.
This course aims to provide in-depth knowledge in the value of MRI during the management of rectal cancer. Attendees will learn how to accurately interpret staging and restaging MR images and deal with difficulties by evaluating numerous cases from daily practice on a personal computer. A faculty of experts in rectal cancer will provide intensive teaching. The goal is that after attending this course the participants will not only be able to implement high quality MR protocol in own center but also to accurately interpret MR images both before and after chemoradiotherapy and to gain own confidence.
Radiologists dealing with rectal cancer management or part of a multidisciplinary rectal management team who have some experience in interpreting rectal cancer MRI.