Basic Interventional Radiology

October 22-23, 2020; Athens/Greece
Course informationThis course is intended for residents and recently board-certified radiologists starting or aiming to work in Interventional Radiology (IR). It is designed to provide an introduction into the basic techniques and practices in IR. Important topics in daily clinical work in IR will be treated together with case-based and hands-on activities. In this Basic IR course, tips and tricks for CT-guided interventions including biopsies, drainages and tumour ablations will be presented together with detailed information about IR treatment of peripheral arterial disease from the pelvis down to the foot. Following recent evolutions of interventional techniques, oncology and emergency IR will also be covered (i.e. embolization and tumour treatment). Finally state-of-the-art techniques for interventional line and venous access placement will be presented. The combination of didactic lectures and interactive, case-based and hands-on workshops guarantees the high educational value of this teaching programme.

Learning objectives
  • to learn about indications and contraindications in Interventional Radiology
  • to refresh knowledge about percutaneous arterial access
  • to be familiar with modern techniques for diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease
  • to learn about interventional techniques for tumour treatment and emergency management
  • to become familiar with non-vascular IR techniques including biopsies, drainages and ablation techniques

Programme flyer including learning objectives by topic

Programme Thursday, October 22
13:00-13:45 Registration
13:45-14:00 Welcome and introduction
14:00-14:30 Basics for arterial access                                      
S.D. Qanadli, Lausanne/CH
14:30-15:00 The importance of saying “no”: who to treat, and who not to treat
E. Brountzos, Athens/GR
15:00-15:30 Basics for biopsies, drainages and other non-vascular interventions       
C. Loewe, Vienna/AT
15:30-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-18:00 Workshops
S.D. Qanadli, E. Brountzos, C. Loewe

Friday, October 23
Imaging in peripheral arterial disease
M. Prokop, Nijmegen/NL
Treatment of aorto-iliac disease
P. Reimer, Karlsruhe/DE
Treatment below the groin
M. Rossi, Rome/IT
10:30-10:50  Coffee break
M. Prokop, P. Reimer, M. Rossi
Lunch break
Basic principles of embolization
L. Mailli, London/UK  
Basic principles of ablation
M. Krokidis, Athens/GR
Basic principles of line insertion and venous interventions
S. Spiliopoulos, Athens/GR
Coffee break
L. Mailli, M. Krokidis, S. Spiliopoulos
18:00 Certificate of attendance
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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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  • Am Gestade 1
  • 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Tel: +43-1-533 40 64
  • Fax: +43-1-533 40 64-448
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