MR Imaging of the Abdomen

September 12-14, 2019


Course organiser:

Christoforos Stoupis, Zurich/CH

Local organiser:

Carmen Ayuso, Barcelona/ES

Course venue:



C. Ayuso, T. Denecke, L. Fournier, J. Futterer, M. Maas, D. Prezzi, J. Rimola, E. Sala, Ch. Stoupis, G. Zamboni

Course duration:

Thursday morning – Saturday morning


The programme of the course will be announced soon!

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Registration Fees

Early registration fees
(until 8 weeks prior to the course)

Regular fee
Physicists, Physicians, Chemists and other professionals with equivalent university degree

ESMRMB Members € 420
ESR Members € 530
Non-Members € 600

Reduced fee**
Juniors, Radiographers, Seniors

ESMRMB Members € 300
ESR Members € 325
Non-Members € 350

Late registration fees
(from 8 weeks prior to the course)

Regular fee
Physicists, Physicians, Chemists and other professionals with equivalent university degree

ESMRMB Members € 560
ESR Members € 670
Non-Members € 740

Reduced fee
Juniors, Radiographers, Seniors

ESMRMB Members € 400
ESR Members € 425
Non-Members € 450


The aim of this course:

The course aims to convey an in-depth knowledge about MR imaging of the abdomen. The topics covered include modern MRI techniques and updated MR applications for diagnosing focal and diffuse liver disease as well as recent developments in MR imaging of the pancreatic disorders and gynaecological disorders. The course also focuses on MR imaging of the GI tract, the kidneys, adrenal glands and prostate. A team of renowned teachers with expert knowledge in abdominal imaging ensures a high quality teaching programme and looks forward to welcoming you in Bareclona.

Participation requirements:

Physicians who have good knowledge in MR techniques; minimum of 6 months experience in applied MRI of the Abdomen.

Learning Objectives:

Era of Artificial intelligence and Radiomics: Clinical Applications in the Abdomen

  • To be familiar with the principles of artificial intelligence
  • To understand the basic concepts of Radiomics
  • To review established and potential clinical applications of Radiomics

MR Imaging of focal liver lesions

  • To review the role of MR imaging in the characterization of focal liver lesions detected by other imaging modalities
  • To review the characteristic imaging features (fat, vascularity etc) of focal liver lesions
  • To correlate MR imaging findings with pathology
  • To understand the use of hepato-specific contrast agents

MR Imaging of HCC

  • To comment on the different guidelines used today in screening cirrhotic patients
  • To understand the role of MR imaging in the diagnosis and staging of HCC (incl. LIRADS)
  • The discuss the role of imaging in HCC grading and phenotyping using imaging biomarkers
  • To learn about the value of imaging to assess HCC response after treatment in clinical trials

MR Imaging of Pancreatic Lesions

  • Appearance of the normal pancreas and tumours using standardized MR imaging
  • Novel MR imaging techniques and their applications in pancreatic imaging
  • Differentiation based on MRI advanced techniques of focal pancreatitis versus pancreatic tumours
  • Staging of pancreatic tumours

MR Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • To review the imaging protocol and MRI findings of neuroendocrine tumors in the abdomen.
  • To understand limitations and importance of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment
  • To discuss the role of fusion imaging in the diagnosis

MR Enteroclysis of the Small Bowel

  • To describe the examination protocol in detail
  • To explain the comparative merits of the multiple contrast mechanisms
  • To present normal appearances
  • To familiarise with MRE imaging findings
  • To review Crohn disease activity

MR Imaging of Kidneys and Adrenal Glands

  • MRI appearance of the normal kidneys and adrenals
  • The enhancement patterns of the renal and adrenal masses
  • Characteristics of the renal tumours, including RCC, oncocytomas, angiomyolipomas
  • Staging of the RCC, including the diameter of the lesions, and extra-renal and vascular extension
  • In- and opposed-phase imaging
  • Benign and malignant adrenal tumours