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Giuseppe Brancatelli, Palermo / Italy

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CME accreditation
ONLY for Live Streaming

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC) was submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

5 CME credits will be available for active participation in the live stream and after the completion of an online evaluation form. No CME credits will be available for watching on demand.


ESOR Foundation Course

ABDOMINAL IMAGING | Online | November 9, 2022

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 Abdominal Imaging. It is strictly adhered to Level I-II of the European Training Curriculum and is designed to update knowledge in the continuously evolving field of Abdominal Imaging. The course includes six topics consisting of 40 minutes of theory and case presentations followed by a live Q&A section after each session for interaction with the faculty members.

Learning objectives

  • to review the imaging features of benign and malignant biliary and pancreatic diseases
  • to learn about abdominal non-traumatic emergencies
  • to review the imaging features of the common and less common peritoneal and retroperitoneal masses

Programme Online

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

12:30-13:10 Imaging of solid pancreatic masses
R. Albazaz, Leeds/UK


– To recognise the characteristic imaging features of solid pancreatic masses, including adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumours as well as rarer solid lesions.
– To learn about the diagnostic pathway for pancreatic cancer including how to optimise CT technique.
– To understand the limitations of staging systems for pancreatic cancer.

13:10-13:50 Imaging of cystic pancreatic masses
M. Pezzullo, Brussels/BE


– To learn about the imaging features of the most common cystic lesions of the pancreas.
– To discuss criteria for differential diagnosis.
– To provide a framework for management strategies.

13:50-14:30 Imaging of abdominal non-traumatic emergencies
R. Cannella, Palermo/IT


– To describe the role of imaging and acquisition protocols in non-traumatic abdominal emergencies.
– To describe non-traumatic emergencies of the gastrointestinal tract, including gastrointestinal haemorrhage, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, bowel infarction, and their differential diagnosis.
– To describe scribe non-traumatic emergencies of the liver and biliary tract, pancreatitis, urinary tract and adrenal glands.

14:30-15:00 Q&A
15:00-15:30 BREAK
15:30-16:10 Imaging of benign biliary diseases
R. Albazaz, Leeds/UK


– To recognise normal biliary anatomy and common variants.
– To learn the imaging appearances of congential and acquired benign biliary diseases including cystic anomalies, inflammation and ischaemia.
– To understand the imaging features that help differentiate between benign and malignant biliary conditions.

16:10-16:50 Imaging of malignant biliary diseases
M. Pezzullo, Brussels/BE


– To recognize biliary tract and gallbladder malignancies and their predisposing conditions.
– To illustrate imaging features and tips for differentiation from mimickers.
– To review staging criteria.

16:50-17:30 Imaging of peritoneal and retroperitoneal masses
R. Cannella, Palermo/IT


– To understand and describe the typical imaging features of peritoneal and retroperitoneal masses.
– To describe the typical imaging features and differential diagnosis of masses originating from the gastrointestinal tract.
– To describe the typical imaging features and differential diagnosis of soft tissue sarcomas in the peritoneum and retroperitoneum.

17:30-18:00 Q&A