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Course Moderator / Coordinator

C. Loewe


Registration information

All ESOR 2023 Foundation Courses are included in the ESR Premium Education Package 2023, which provides access to numerous educational services such as Education on Demand, Eurorad, and content on ESR Connect.

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CME accreditation
ONLY for Live Streaming

The course has been granted
5 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),

Certificates with CME credits will be issued only after watching the live stream and completing an online evaluation form.

No CME credits will be available for watching on demand.

ESOR Foundation Courses

CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING ONLINE |  January 18, 2023 | 12:30 – 18:00 CET

Course information

This course is aimed at residents in their 4th and 5th year of training in radiology and recently board-certified radiologists interested in Cardiovascular Imaging. It is strictly adhered to Level II of the European Training Curriculum. The main purpose of this course is to familiarise radiologists with the latest technical and methodological advances and with a systematic approach to selected, timely clinical problems in Cardiovascular Imaging. The course will address six clinical topics and how they can be approached by modern cardiovascular imaging including Cardiac CT and Cardiac MR. Every topic will be presented by a 40 minutes lasting mix of theory and case presentations. Each session will be followed by a live Q&A section for interaction with the faculty members.

The ESOR Foundation Courses are intended to help prospective candidates to prepare for the European Diploma in Radiology examination. Attendance does not guarantee acceptance to take the examination or success in the examination but represents for sure a good basis for passing the examination successfully.

Learning objectives

  • to recall cardiac and coronary anatomy
  • to understand the role of cardiac MRI in the characterisation and differential diagnosis of ischemic myocardial diseases
  • to become familiar with the emerging role of cardiac CT in the management of patients with chronic coronary syndrome
  • to learn about the comprehensive approach to the cardiovascular involvement in pulmonary hypertension

Programme Online

Wednesday, January 18, 2023


Cardiac CT anatomy, anatomical variants and anomalies

C. Loewe, Vienna/AT

– To get familiar with segmental coronary anatomy

– To be informed about segmental approach to myocardial anatomy

– To learn about the most common anatomical variants and coronary anomalies


MR techniques to characterize myocardial tissue

M. Pirnat, Maribor/SL

– To get familiar with sequences used in CMR

– To understand the information one can get with the use of different sequences

– To overview some of the CMR protocols


Cardiac CT in chronic coronary syndromes

M. Francone, Milan/IT

– To review the central clinical role of cardiac CT in the various clinical scenarios of stable angina according to the latest clinical guidelines

– To understand the differences between anatomic vs functional assessment of coronary arteries disease with cardiac CT

– To learn the prognostic role of cardiac CT in the setting of chronic coronary syndromes

14:30-15:00 Q&A
15:00-15:30 BREAK

Ischemic cardiomyopathies

M. Pirnat, Maribor/SL

– To get and overview on pathophysiology in the ischemic heart disease
– To get familiar with the typical presentation of myocardial infarction as well as MINOCA, MI type 2 and microvascular disease
– To get familiar with stress CMR
– To get familiar with possible protocols



Cardiac CT in valvular interventions: pre-procedural planning and post-procedural evaluation

C. Loewe, Vienna/AT

– To learn about CT acquisition techniques to diagnose valvular diseases

– To become familiar with the value of cardiac CT prior to valvular repair

– To be informed about the most common normal and abnormal findings after valvular repair



Advanced cardiac imaging in right ventricular enlargement

M. Francone, Milan/IT

– To review the pathophysiology of RV adaptation to pressure and volume overload

– To understand the added value of second line imaging tools, for the differential diagnoses

– To become aware of the typical CMR hallmarks of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (including its variants) and its main differential diagnoses

17:30-18:00 Q&A