ECR 2018 TOPIC PACKAGE

Abdominal imaging

  • 22 LECTURES
  • 357 MINUTES
  • 21 SPEAKERS
  • ESR MEMBERS €9
  • NON-MEMBERS €19

Learning Objectives

Postoperative abdomen

(C. Hoeffel)
 
  1. To learn how to optimise detection of anastomotic leaks on CT using radiological signs and positive luminal contrast.
  2. To recognise material in the abdomen surgeons may leave deliberately.
  3. To recognise material in the abdomen surgeons may leave by accident.
 

Appendicitis

(J. B. C. M. Puylaert)
 
  1. To learn that US has a pivotal and unique role in appendicitis and should be done prior to CT.
  2. To learn that US in acute abdomen allows the radiologist to get closer to the patient than CT and MRI.
  3. To learn that US should be performed by abdominal radiologists, and not by clinicians or technicians.
 

Bile duct stones

(J. A. Guthrie)
 
  1. To learn that in patients with a high index of clinical suspicion of bile duct stone, MRCP should be employed early.
  2. To know that 2D HASTE/SS-FSE/FSE-ADA/FASE without fat saturation in two planes (oblique coronal and axial) will establish a diagnosis in most cases and are the "work horse" sequences in most patients.
  3. To understand that FISP/GRASS/FFE/SARGE (which can be gated) are a useful adjunct especially in those patients that have difficulty holding their breath.
 

Dilated pancreatic duct

(R. Manfredi)
 
  1. To learn how to diagnose and manage adenocarcinoma of the pancreas mimickers: autoimmune pancreatitis and paraduodenal pancreatitis.
  2. To appraise how to manage incidental cystic lesions of the pancreas.
  3. To learn how to diagnose and manage neuroendocrine neoplasms of the pancreas.
 

Liver biopsy

(V. Vilgrain)
 
  1. To understand the risk/benefit of liver biopsy.
  2. To know the absolute contraindications.
  3. To be aware of the most important technical tricks.
 

Colon polyp

(F. Iafrate)
 
  1. To quickly review different morphological aspects and "weapons" in the hand of radiologist to detect colonic polyps with CT colonography with small focus on correct preparation and the use of CAD.
  2. To define large, small and intermediate polyp size and to review polyp pathology including the risk of cancer and high-grade dysplasia moreover in small and intermediate polyps.
  3. To summarise the current debate with regard to intermediate polyps (conservative management vs polypectomy) and the rational for non-reporting of diminutive polyps. .
 

Acute pancreatitis

(W. Schima)
 
  1. To learn about the proper timing of imaging studies in acute pancreatitis.
  2. To learn about the imaging manifestations of necrotising pancreatitis.
  3. To understand the different nature of fluid collections with regard to further therapy.
 

Crohn's disease

(J. Rimola)
 
  1. To learn about useful signs indicating active Crohn's disease.
  2. To understand the changes which occur after treatment of intestinal inflammation.
  3. To become familiar with complications related to Crohn's disease. .
 

Liver metastases follow-up

(Y. Menu)
 
  1. To learn how to quickly identify three most common systemic treatments of liver metastases (cytotoxic, targeted and immune), and to understand why knowledge of the regimen is essential for the radiological report.
  2. To understand the rationale of international standards for the evaluation of response to treatment, and how to build accordingly a useful report.
  3. To appraise the respective objectives of neoadjuvant and palliative chemotherapy, and to be able to explain the specific endpoints for each clinical situation.

Bowel ischaemia

(M. Zins)
 
  1. To understand the limited value of isolated mesenteric pneumatosis.
  2. To learn about the added value of unenhanced scan.
  3. To understand the crucial role of vascular assessment at CT angiography. .
 

A. Suspected pancreatic tumour

(R. Manfredi)
 
  1. To learn about the role of MRI in the assessment of a patient with suspected pancreatic tumour.
  2. To become familiar with the optimal MRI protocols including the role of DWI and secretin in this group of patients.
  3. To appreciate the advantages and limitations of MRI in comparison with other imaging techniques. .
 

B. Inflammatory bowel disease

(S. A. Taylor)
 
  1. To learn about the role of MRI in patients with IBD.
  2. To become familiar with the optimal MRI protocols including bowel distension in this group of patients.
  3. To appreciate the role of functional imaging techniques for assessment of IBD.
 

C. Pelvic floor disorder

(D. Weishaupt)
 
  1. To learn about the clinical relevance of MRI in the management of patients with pelvic floor disorders.
  2. To become familiar with the optimal patient preparation and MRI protocols in this group of patients.
  3. To appreciate the advantages of MRI relative to other imaging modalities including conventional defecography.
 

Liver

(T. C. Lauenstein)
 
  1. To briefly review MRI challenges in the liver.
  2. To review techniques and methods to optimise image quality.
  3. To compare comprehensive and abbreviated protocol strategies.
 

Pancreas

(N. Kartalis)
 
  1. To briefly review MRI challenges in the pancreas.
  2. To review techniques and methods to optimise image quality.
  3. To compare comprehensive and abbreviated protocol strategies.
 

Ovaries

(E. Sala)
 
  1. To briefly review MRI challenges of the adnexa.
  2. To review techniques and methods to optimise image quality.
  3. To compare comprehensive and abbreviated protocol strategies.
 

A. Perforation of the GI tract

(V. Maniatis)
 
  1. To learn about the main causes and clinical symptoms of GI tract perforation.
  2. To become familiar with the imaging methods used to detect GI tract perforation and with relevant diagnostic algorithms.
  3. To appreciate the important imaging appearances indicative of GI tract perforation. What should radiologists not miss?
 

B. Bowel obstruction

(A. J. B. S. Madureira)
 
  1. To learn about the different types and causes of bowel obstruction.
  2. To become familiar with relevant imaging signs in both small and large bowel obstruction including complications.
  3. To appreciate the most widely used imaging approach for detection and evaluation of bowel obstruction.
 

C. Acute biliary conditions

(C. D. Becker)
 
  1. To learn about the most common pathologies leading to acute biliary conditions.
  2. To become familiar with the relevant multimodality imaging appearances in this group of patients.
  3. To appreciate the role of interventional radiology in the management of these conditions..
 

A. Liver

(C. Ayuso)
 
  1. To learn about indications for liver interventions and different surgical approaches to focal liver lesions.
  2. To understand the role for the different imaging techniques (US, CEUS, CT and MRI) in assessing different types of complications.
  3. To appreciate the spectrum of parenchymal, biliary and vascular complications occurring after liver resection or transplantation.
 

B. Pancreas

(R. M. Gore)
 
  1. To learn about the various surgical approaches for acute and chronic pancreatitis, benign and malignant pancreatic neoplasms.
  2. To understand profound impact that the partial and complete pancreatectomy have on the adjacent abdominal organs.
  3. To appreciate the common postoperative complications of pancreatic surgery.
 

C. Bowel

(L. Curvo-Semedo)
 
  1. To learn about the most common types of major oesophago-gastric, small bowel and colorectal surgical procedures and the expected postoperative anatomy and imaging findings.
  2. To understand how to optimise imaging protocols to maximise the opportunity to detect postoperative complications after enteric surgery.
  3. To appreciate and identify early and late complications after bowel surgery.

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