Date and venue

September 21, 2023

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Main building, str. Petru Rares, no 2

Craiova, Romania


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CME Accreditation

The course has been granted 6 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Visiting Professorship Programme to Romania

ESOR Course on Advanced MR of the Abdomen | September 21, 2023

Course information

The course is aimed at senior residents, board-certified radiologists and fellows interested in abdominal oncologic imaging. It is designed as an intense one-day programme, directly linked to the Romanian National Congress of Radiology. A particular focus will be on the applications of MRI in Abdominal Oncology in liver, pancreatic, and rectal cancer in particular on diagnostic criteria, staging principles and clinical role of imaging. This course will also highlight the latest advances in MRI regarding image acquisition and contrast agents for liver imaging techniques,. Renowned European experts will ensure a high-quality teaching programme, combining lectures and workshops, allowing for interactive case discussions.

Learning objectives

  • To learn the latest innovations of MRI in the abdomen
  • To review the diagnostic potential of imaging in the diagnosis and staging of rectal cancer
  • To review the evolving role of MRI in pancreatic diseases
  • To understand the diagnostic and staging challenges of MRI in the diagnosis of primary liver cancer


08:00 – 08:45 Registration
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and introduction
09:00 – 09:30 What is new with MR of the abdomen: contrast-enhanced, abbreviated MRI
M. Zins, Paris/FR
09:30 – 10:00 Which MR contrast agents for liver imaging?
V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
10:00 – 10:30 Primary staging of Rectal cancer
R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 13:00 Workshops
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 MRI of the pancreas: what is important?
M. Zins, Paris/FR
14:30 – 15:00 MRI of primary liver cancer: from diagnosis to staging
V. Vilgrain, Clich/FR
15:00 – 15:30 Response assessment after neoadjuvant treatment of rectal cancer
R. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 18:00 Workshops
18:00 Course evaluation

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