Special Focus Session
11:21F. Bolster, Dublin / Ireland
1. To obtain an overview of brain death and the clinical determination of brain death.
2. To become aware of ancillary testing in brain death with a particular focus on multimodality radiology imaging in the determination of brain death, including digital subtraction angiography, transcranial Doppler, nuclear medicine scintigraphy, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT and MR angiography, and CT and MR perfusion.
3. To understand the role of the radiologist in the early recognition of brain death, to review some conditions that can mimic brain death/pitfalls, and to review donor evaluation.
11:58F. Vernuccio, Palermo / Italy
1. To obtain an overview of the key surgical considerations and the role of imaging for the evaluation of living liver and kidney donors.
2. To provide an outline of the optimal CT imaging protocol used in the preoperative evaluation of living liver and kidney donors.
3. To discuss the main reportable findings for the diagnostic imaging work-up of living liver and kidney donors.
11:30R. Girometti, Udine / Italy
1. To understand the role of preoperative imaging in selecting candidates for liver transplant.
2. To understand the role of postoperative imaging in assessing transplant-related complications.
3. To summarise the main imaging algorithms and findings in pre- and post-operative scenarios.
12:14M. Debray, Paris / France
1. To learn about the imaging features evaluated in recipients before lung transplantation and to understand those that may favour mono- or bi-pulmonary transplantation and those that may lead to exclusion from the waitlist.
2. To learn to recognise the normal imaging appearance of the lung allograft in the early phase after transplantation.
3. To obtain an overview of the imaging features of the most common complications after lung transplantation.
13:01D. Clevert, Munich / Germany
1. To learn about actual indications and applications of CEUS in the follow-up after transplantation of the kidney.
2. To demonstrate better parameter settings for optimal technical results.
3. To illustrate the tips and tricks for technical and clinical successful examinations.
4. To become familiar with common transplantation pathologies of the kidney.