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Moderator/ Organiser

Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/Austria


Prof. Thomas Helbich, Vienna/Austria
Dr. Ritse Mann, Nijmwegen/The Netherlands

Registration fees

Online registration is available via the ESR MyUser Area (=> Workshop Registration). The number of participants is limited to 40 places. Places will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration will be closed as soon as all available places have been given away. The registration fee does not include any hotel accommodation. Participants are asked to arrange accommodation for themselves (you may want to consult:

ESR members in training (radiology residents)EUR 390
ESR members EUR 590

Please note that 10% VAT will be added during the registration process.
(If you need to renew or apply for the ESR membership 2022, please click here.)

Course venue

Medical University Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 9
8036 Graz

Map of the Venue

COVID Prevention

The course venue is located within the University Hospital.
Participants must be able to present (upon request) either a valid vaccination certificate, OR a recovery certificate (valid for 180 days) OR a valid PCR test certificate (PCR Test result is valid for up to 72 hours after having made the test). Wearing of face mask is mandatory.

CME accreditation

An application for CME accreditation for this event has been submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

17 CME credits will be available for onsite participation and after the completion of an evaluation form. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Asklepios Course

BREAST IMAGING |  October 19-21, 2022 | Graz, Austria

Course information

This course is mainly aimed at residents in their late years of training as well as board-certified radiologists interested in updating their knowledge on breast radiology. Topics from essential basic information on mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast US and MRI technique as well as imaging protocols across clinical scenarios and symptoms to advanced applications such as automated 3D ultrasound, contrast-enhanced mammography and image guided breast interventions will be addressed. There will be a focus on multi-modality breast imaging case presentations, including a quiz session, as well as live sessions. Internationally renowned European experts guarantee for a high-quality teaching program.

Learning objectives

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • To consolidate knowledge on technical aspects of mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound and breast MR Imaging;
  • To learn about different approaches of how to use mammography, ultrasound and MR Imaging, depending on clinical symptoms;
  • To understand present and future indications and applications in breast imaging;
  • To understand state-of-the-art reporting of ultrasound, mammography and MRI;
  • To learn about image guided breast intervention.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Welcome and introduction to the Asklepios Course

M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT

10:00-10:30 Mammography – basics and interpretation
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
10:30-11:00 Mammography screening – present and future
K. Pinker, New York/USA
11:00-11:30 Pearls and pitfalls of DBT
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
11:30-12:30 Mammography – DBT cases
Th. Helbich, Vienna/AT; P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:15 US performance and reporting
M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
14:15-14:45 Cystic and complex lesions
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
14:45-15:15 Artificial Imaging for Breast Imaging
R. Mann, Nijmegen/NL
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 ABUS in clinical practice
R. Mann, Nijmegen/NL
16:15-18:00 Workshop: Handheld ultrasound and ABUS – BI-RADS assessment and expert cases
R. Mann, Nijmegen/NL; M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT

Thursday, October 20, 2022

10:00-10:30 MRI protocols
R. Mann, Nijwegen/NL
10:30-11:15 MRI reporting and BI-RADS
K. Pinker, New York/USA
11:15-12:00 MRI Screening
Th. Helbich, Vienna/AT
12:00-12:30 MRI staging and monitoring
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 Interactive MRI Workshop I
Th. Helbich, Vienna/AT
14:30-15:30 Interactive MRI Workshop II
F. Kilburn-Toppin, Cambridge/UK
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Contrast enhanced mammography (CEM)
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT
16:30-18:00 CEM workshop
P. Clauser, Vienna/AT; K. Pinker, New York/USA

Friday, October 21, 2022

09:00-09:45 US and stereotactic guided biopsy
F. Kilburn-Toppin, Cambridge/UK
09:45-10:15 MRI guided biopsy
K. Pinker, New York/USA
10:15-10:45 Minimal invasive therapy
M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 US of the axilla
F. Kilburn-Toppin, Cambridge/UK;
11:30-12:45 Hands-on ultrasound guided interventions I
R. Mann, Nijmegen/NL; K. Pinker, New York/USA; P. Clauser, Vienna, AT; F. Kilburn-Toppin, Cambridge/UK; M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
12:45-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-15:00 Hands-on ultrasound guided interventions II
R. Mann, Nijmegen/NL; K. Pinker, New York/USA; P. Clauser, Vienna, AT; F. Kilburn-Toppin, Cambridge/UK; M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
15:00-16:00 Case presentations
G. Adelsmayr, Graz/AT; J. Steiner, Graz/AT; M. Merdzo-Hörmann, Graz/AT
16:00-17:00 Quiz-Session
M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
17:00-17:30 Closing ceremony
M. Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT