Education

ESCR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR 2024.06 – How I do it
“Quantification in cardiovascular MRI: When and how to use it?”

 

 

Date: June 5, 2024 | 18:00 CEST

Moderator:
Nicola Galea, Rome/IT

Atrial and ventricular volumes and function
Maja Pirnat, Maribor/SI

Short Description

The lecture will deal with volumetric evaluation of cardiac chambers and what specific parameters tell us. In addition we will discuss how to use this information for diagnosis, evaluation of the cardiac status and prognosis.

Learning Objectives

  • To look at all the possibilities CMR and post processing software offers in evaluation the function
  • How to interpret the results in the clinical setting

Speaker 2
Tissue characterization and myocardial perfusion
Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR

Short Description

In this lecture, recent advances in quantitative CMR techniques will be discussed, focusing in myocardial tissue characterization and myocardial perfusion.

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate recent developments in CMR quantitative techniques and analysis.
  • Understand the importance of quantification in cardiovascular MRI through clinical cases.

Teaser Case

Webinars 2024

WEBINARS 2024 - SCHEDULE

Webinar 1 – BASIC – January 10, 2024
Imaging in stable chest pain
The role of coronary CT angiography
Hatem Alkadhi, Zurich/CH
The role of functional imaging
Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Milan/IT
Moderation: Michelle Williams, Edinburgh/UK

Webinar 2 – ADVANCED – February 21, 2024
Cardiomyopathies
An update on phenotypic approach
Luigi Natale, Rome/IT
Hereditary cardiomyopathies
Birgitta Velthuis, Utrecht/NL
Moderation: Stephen Harden, Southampton/UK

Webinar 3 – HOW I DO IT – March 13, 2024
Vascular imaging
Atherosclerotic carotid artery disease and beyond
Luca Saba, Cagliari/IT
Acute aortic syndrome
Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
Moderation: Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE

Webinar 4 – BASIC – April 17, 2024
10 steps to cardiovascular MRI
First steps
Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE
More advanced steps
Bernd Wintersperger, Toronto/CA
Moderator: Marco Francone, Milan/IT

Webinar 5 – ADVANCED – May 15, 2024
Future of cardiovascular radiology
Cardiovascular CT – What to expect in the next 10 years?
Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
Cardiovascular MRI – The emerging techniques and protocols
Hildo Lamb, Leiden/NL
Moderation: Konstantin Nikolaou, Tuebingen/DE

Webinar 6 – HOW I DO IT – June 5, 2024
Quantification in cardiovascular MRI: When and how to use it?
Atrial and ventricular volumes and function
Maja Pirnat, Maribor/SI
Tissue characterization and myocardial perfusion
Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR
Moderation: Nicola Galea, Rome/IT

Webinar 7 – BASIC – September 18, 2024
Multimodality imaging in patients with acute myocarditis and chronic inflammatory cardiomyopathy
Cardiac MRI
Marco Francone, Milan/IT
Hybrid imaging
Federico Caobelli, Bern/CH
Moderation: Jordi Broncano, Cordoba/ES

Webinar 8 – ADVANCED – October 16, 2024
Interventional cardiovascular MRI
Pre-procedural planning
Hubert Cochet, Bordeaux/FR
Post-ablation imaging characteristics and complications
Casper Mihl, Maastricht/NL
Moderation: Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE

Webinar 9 – HOW I DO IT – November 13, 2024
How to write a good report?
What to do and what not to do?
Sonja Jankovic, Nis/RS
Structured reporting
Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE
Moderation: Monika Radike, Liverpool/UK

Webinar 10 – SPECIAL – December 11, 2024
Winter quiz: Test your knowledge of cardiac imaging
Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR
Dominika Suchá, Utrecht/NL
Moderation: Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT

 

ESCR/NASCI – SPECIAL – June 11, 2024
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse
L. D’Errico, Cambridge/UK
Case Presentations
Case 1: Challenges and Pitfalls with MVP and quantification of MR severity with MRI – Prachi Agarwal, Ann Arbor/US
Case 2: CT to guide MVR intervention – Phillip Young, Rochester/US
Case 3: MRI of Arrhythmogenic MVP +/- MAD – Elsie Nguyen, Toronto/CA
Moderation: Elsie Nguyen, Toronto/CA | Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL

 

Kindly note, the ESCR 2024 webinar programme might still be subject to changes!

Webinars 2023

WEBINARS 2023 - SCHEDULE

Webinar 1 –  BASIC – January 18, 2023
Cardiac MRI in restrictive cardiomyopathies: A hot topic revisited
Cardiac physiology and MRI appearance
Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK
Differential diagnosis        
Luigi Natale, Rome/IT
Moderation: Dominika Suchá, Utrecht/NL | François Pontana, Lille/FR

Webinar 2 – ADVANCED – February 15, 2023
Hybrid cardiovascular imaging: Current and emerging applications
PET-CT
Federico Caobelli, Bern/CH
PET-MR
Patrick Krumm, Tuebingen/DE
Moderation: Michelle Williams, Edinburgh/UK

Webinar 3 – HOW I DO IT – March 15, 2023
Cardiac MRI sequences and postprocessing
Atrial and ventricular volumetry
Monika Radikė, Liverpool/UK
Tissue characterization and flow measurement
Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR
Moderation: Fabio Greco, Bristol/UK | Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE

Webinar 4 – BASIC – April 12, 2023
Multimodality imaging in valvular disease
Aortic stenosis: TAVI and beyond
Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE
Valvular regurgitation
Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR
Moderation: Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Milan/IT

Webinar 5 – ADVANCED – May 17, 2023
Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular imaging 
CT applications
Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/DE
MRI applications
Thomas Weikert, Basel/CH
Moderation: Tim Leiner, Rochester/US

Webinar 6 – HOW I DO IT – June 14, 2023
Cardiac masses and cardio-oncology 
Evaluation of cardiac masses
Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Milan/IT
Cardiotoxicity of anticancer treatments
Elie Mousseaux, Paris/FR
Moderation: Sonja Jankovic, Nis/RS | Konstantin Nikolaou, Tuebingen/DE

Webinar 7 – BASIC – September 13, 2023
Imaging of cardiovascular inflammation
Cardiac MRI in patients with myocarditis
Marco Francone, Milan/IT
Multimodality imaging in patients with pericarditis
Alexander Isaak, Bonn/DE
Moderation: Katarzyna Gruszczynska, Katowice/PL

Webinar 8 – ADVANCED – October 18, 2023
Multimodality imaging in patients with pulmonary hypertension
The role of CT
Deepa Gopalan, Cambridge/UK
The role of MRI
Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE
Moderation: Jens Bremerich, Basle/CH

Webinar 9 – HOW I DO IT – November 15, 2023
Image optimization at cardiac MRI
Standardized and abbreviated scanning protocols
Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE
How to get rid of artifacts?
Rob Holtackers, Maastricht/NL
Moderation: Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE

Webinar 10 – SPECIAL – December 13, 2023
New Year’s Eve in the emergency department
Imaging of cardiovascular trauma
Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
Imaging of non-traumatic cardiovascular emergencies
Maja Pirnat, Maribor/SI
Moderation: Hatem Alkadhi, Zurich/CH

Kindly note, the ESCR 2023 webinar programme might still be subject to changes!

Webinars 2022

WEBINARS 2022 - SCHEDULE

Webinar 1 –  BASIC – January 19, 2022
Everything you should now about MRI stress perfusion
How-I-do-it
Robert Manka, Zurich/CH
Clinical Applications
Luigi Natale, Rome/IT

Webinar 2 – ADVANCED – February 16, 2022
CMR and cardiotoxicity: from leisure drugs to cardio oncology
CMR in cocaine myocardial damage
Marco Francone, Milan/IT
Cardiotoxicity in cardio-oncology and indications to advanced imaging
Lorenzo Monti, Milan/IT

Webinar 3 – CASE BASED – March 16, 2022
Aortic disease
Interactive case session CT
Bernd Wintersperger, Toronto/CA
Interactive case session MRI
Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT

Webinar 4 – BASIC – April 13, 2022
Essentials on Mapping
Imaging technique
Christian Lücke, Leipzig/DE
Clinical applications
Jan Bogaert, Leuven/BE

Webinar 5 – ADVANCED – May 18, 2022
The dilated right ventricle
Congenital diseases
Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE
Acquired diseases
Tilman Emrich, South Carolina/US

Webinar 6 – CASE BASED – June 1, 2022
Imaging after revascularisation
Stents
Konstantin Nikolaou, Tuebingen/DE
CABG
Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE

Webinar 7 – BASIC – September 14, 2022
Advanced MR of cardiac hemodynamics
Basic physics
Francesco Santini, Basle/CH
Clinical applications
Elie Mousseaux, Paris/FR

Webinar 8 – ADVANCED – October 12, 2022
Imaging of GUCH (grown-ups with congenital heart disease)
Imaging in patients after correction of TOF
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT
Imaging in patients after TGA
Ricardo Budde, Rotterdam/NL

Webinar 9 – CASE BASED – November 16, 2022
Cardiovascular imaging in arrhythmia management
CT
Hatem Alkadhi, Zurich/CH
MR Imaging
Gianluca Pontone, Milan/IT

Webinar 10 – SPECIAL – December 14, 2022
Cardiovascular imaging in pregnancy and pregnancy-related complications
Advanced CV imaging in pregnancy: going through the guidelines and beyond
Karen Ordovas, Washington/US
Post partum complications
Alexis Jacquier, Marseille/FR

Kindly note, the ESCR 2022 webinar programme might still be subject to changes!

Webinars 2021

WEBINARS 2021 - SCHEDULE

Webinar 1 – January 13 – BASIC
Imaging after ACS – When the game is over
Speakers: Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE; Tilman Emrich, South Carolina/US

Webinar 2 – February 17 – ADVANCED
Heart failure – Role of MRI
Speakers: Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK; Jan Bogaert, Leuven/BE

Webinar 3 – March 17 – CASE BASED
Imaging of cardiomyopathies
Speakers: Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH; Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR

Webinar 4 – April 14 – BASIC
Pulmonary embolism
Speakers: Alexander Bunck, Köln/DE; Nick Screaton, Cambridge/UK

Webinar 5 – May 12 – ADVANCED
Aortic diseases
Speakers: Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT; Alban Redheuil, Paris/FR

Webinar 6 – June 16 – CASE BASED
Imaging in diseases of the great vessels
Speakers: Ricardo Budde, Rotterdam/NE; Deepa Gopalan, Cambridge/UK

Webinar 7 – September 01 – BASIC
EBCR diploma preparation session
Speakers: Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE; Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR

Webinar 8 – October 13 – ADVANCED
Diastolic dysfunction
Speakers: Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Rouen/FR; Marco Francone, Rome/IT

Webinar 9 – November 17 – CASE BASED
The lesson we learned from large randomized trials and clinical guidelines
Speakers: Rozemarijin Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL; Luigi Natale, Rome/IT

Webinar 10 – December 15 – SPECIAL
Christmas Carrol: Cardiac imaging in 2040
Speakers: Tim Leiner, Utrecht/NL; Marleen Vonder, Groningen/NL

Webinar recordings

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ABOUT THE WEBINARS

Description

The online lectures are held in English language and on set dates and time. The duration of each session is approximately 60 minutes. Two presenters and one moderator will be present during the session. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Participation

Live participation at the ESCR Educational Webinars are free of charge and open to everyone. The on-demand platform is available to all active ESCR members in good standing.

Coordinators

M. Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR  
ESCR Office

Partner

We would like to thank Circle CVI for the kind support of the ESCR webinars.

For active ESCR members in good standing the recordings of the past Educational Webinars are available and can be accessed here.

How-I-do-it

Short and expert-prepared guidelines for your daily practice:

Coronary CTA in patients with chronic coronary syndrome

Casper Mihl, Francesco Secchi, Dominika Suchá

Click here to access the document.

 

Recommended on-demand webinars related to this topic:

ESCR 2019 webinar 02 (A) –  Modern techniques for cardiac CT: Anatomy or function or both?
ESCR 2019 webinar 02 (B) –  Modern techniques for cardiac CT: Case based assessment for coronary artery disease
ESCR 2020 webinar 09 – Should cardiac CT be the new chest pain doctor?
ESCR 2022 webinar 06 – Imaging after revascularization

Click here to access the on-demand platform.

All on-demand webinars are available to ESCR members in good standing. For membership application or renewal please click here

MRI tissue characterization in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathies

Maja Hrabak Paar, Fabio Greco, François Pontana

Click here to access the document.

 

Recommended on-demand webinars related to this topic:

ESCR 2020 webinar 03 – Myocardial tissue characterization
ESCR 2021 webinar 03 – Imaging of cardiomyopathies
ESCR 2023 webinar 01 – Cardiac MRI in restrictive cardiomyopathies: A hot topic revisited

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All on-demand webinars are available to ESCR members in good standing. For membership application or renewal please click here

Stress cardiac MRI in the evaluation of myocardial ischemia and viability

Sebastian Ley, Alexandros Kallifatidis, Marco Das

Click here to access the document.

 

Recommended on-demand webinars related to this topic:

ESCR 2018 webinar 03 – CMR role in ischemic disease
ESCR 2020 webinar 01 – Cardiac stress MR: Avoiding stress at cardiac stress MR
ESCR 2022 webinar 01 – Everything you should know about MRI stress perfusion

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All on-demand webinars are available to ESCR members in good standing. For membership application or renewal please click here

 

ESOR (European School of Radiology)

ESCR is happy to announce its collaboration with the European School of Radiology (ESOR) – an institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. One of its main goals is to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe. With its wide range of activities ESOR additionally aims to raise standards in the field of scientific radiology, to extend and coordinate teaching resources worldwide and to help young radiologists to achieve the knowledge and skills to fulfil tomorrow’s requirements.

For more information about ESOR activities, please visit the official website.

CARDIOVASCULAR SCHOLARSHIP

Application

Application is open!
Deadline: March 18, 2024

More information

For more information on how to apply, please visit the ESOR website.

Aim

The ESOR Visiting Scholarship Programme (Europe) offers qualified trainees the opportunity to get to know another training environment and to kick off an interest for subspecialisation in radiology. During three months of training the scholars will be provided with a structured, modular introduction to different subspecialties and will be supervised by a specialised tutor in a pre-selected, highly esteemed academic training centre in Europe.

Eligibility

  1. These scholarships apply to residents in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of training in radiology who desire to get the benefit of a mentored modular training of a specific subspecialised topic in radiology.
  2. Completion of the training curriculum from at least the first two years of residency is required, verified by the head of the department. Competence in producing a radiological report and communicating with clinicians and patients is appreciated, as well as knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment.
  3. Previous exposure in any field of special interest, including basic knowledge of imaging methods, indications for imaging and clinical expectations, is advantageous.
  4. Applicants must be fluent in English.
  5. An active ESR membership is required. (To renew your ESR Membership or to become an ESR Member, please proceed to the ESR website.)

PLEASE NOTE:

  •  Applicants who were selected for this programme or the Visiting Scholarship Programme USA in the past cannot be considered again.
  • It will be possible to apply for one programme and within this programme for one topic only.
  • As the very baseline of this programme is to gain experience abroad in another training environment, applicants will only be able to apply to institutions outside of their country of residence (no exceptions will be made).
  • The selected candiate must be a radiology resident at the time of the scholarship.
  • The selected candidates will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes.
  • A valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate will be required by most hospitals.
  • The selected scholars are further asked to take care of their health insurance and are responsible for their visa for which they should apply well in time because of longer waiting periods.
  • All applications will be carefully reviewed by an evaluation committee after the submission deadline.

Duration of scholarships and funding

The training will start in the second half of the year in accordance with the training center and last for three months. The scholarship must be completed by the end of 2023. The scholar will receive a grant (€3.500,-) upon completion of the training, delivery of a final report and submission of original flight tickets and accommodation receipts. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training the scholar is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance. The training itself is offered for free. Please note that in particular cases administrative charges may arise, which are to be covered by the grant.

Programme structure

The trainee will have the opportunity to follow and participate in the core knowledge training programme through tutorials and lectures, followed by hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases and/or modality techniques and protocols, led by an assigned tutor.

In non-native English speaking training centres teaching would be in English, while major radiological conferences and reporting may be in the local language. Some knowledge of the local language may be an advantage.

The trainee will be able to observe clinical activities, but will not have direct patient care responsibilities.

It is the trainee’s responsibility to communicate with the centre regarding the details of the training and whether more responsibilities than observer status can be obtained. ESOR solely acts as facilitator and coordinator between the training centre and the trainee.

CARDIOVASCULAR FELLOWSHIP

Application

Application is open!
Deadline: March 18, 2024

More information

For more information on how to apply, please visit the ESOR website.

Training Centres

Vienna/Austria
Medical University of Vienna

Zurich/Switzerland
University Hospital of Zurich

Rostock/Germany
Rostock University Medical Center

Mainz/Germany
Johannes Gutenberg-University

Maastricht/Netherlands
Maastricht University Medical Center

Leiden/Netherlands
Leiden University Medical Centre

Amsterdam/Netherlands
Amsterdam UMC

Maribor/Slovenia
University Clinical Center Maribor

Milan/Italy
Humanitas University and Research Hospital Milan

Bergamo/Italy
ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo- Univerity of Milan Bicocca

Rome/Italy
Sapienza University of Rome

Rome/Italy
Catholic University of Rome, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Gemelli IRCCS

Padua/Italy
University of Padua

Lille/France
Heart and Lung Institute, University Hospitals of Lille

Bristol/United Kingdom
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust (Training at Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Heart Institute and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children)*
*GMC (General Medical Council) registration required

Aim

Recent advances in CT and MR technology and clinical research have rapidly expanded the range of applications of these imaging modalities, particularly in imaging of the heart.

The need to sufficiently qualify further young radiologists to render confident diagnosis in cardiovascular radiology using multi-detector CT and MRI studies, led the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) to take the initiative in establishing an exchange programme for fellowships or subspecialisation training in cardiovascular radiology.

It offers an opportunity to complement subspecialisation training in cardiovascular radiology or an existing structured fellowship programme, through exchange, in this field of radiology. Through three months of training the trainee will be provided with intense modular training in cardiovascular radiology and will be supervised by a specialised tutor in a pre-selected, highly esteemed, academic training centre in Europe.

Number of available places

Four places will be offered and organised through ESOR. The successful applicants will received a grant jointly provided by ESR/ESOR and ESCR.

Eligibility

  1. The programme applies to radiologists within the first three-four years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.
  2. Basic knowledge of current clinical practice in radiology with regard to CT and MRI. Competence in producing a radiological report, in communication with clinicians and patients, and knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment is essential. Understanding the medicolegal implications of uncertainty and errors in diagnostic radiology is necessary. A clinical background in other disciplines, which has been achieved through clinical experience and training prior to entering the fellowship. Clinical experience in cardiology, angiology or cardiovascular surgery is advantageous.
  3. Applicants must be proficient in English.
  4. Active ESR and ESCR membership fee is required.
PLEASE NOTE:
  • Applicants who were selected for this programme in the past cannot be considered for a second time.
  • It will be possible to apply for one programme and within this programme for one topic only.
  • To ensure equal opportunities candidates should apply only to institutions outside of their country of residence/work.
  • All applications will be carefully reviewed by an evaluation committee after the submission deadline.
  • The selected candidates will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes.
  • A valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate will be required by most hospitals.
  • The selected fellows are further asked to take care of their health insurance and are responsible for their visa.

Duration and funding

The training starts in the second half of the year and lasts for three months. The fellow receives a grant (€3.500,-) upon the completion of the training, the delivery of a final report and the submission of original flight tickets and accommodation receipts. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant covers these costs in full. During the training period the fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance. The training itself is offered for free. Please note that in particular cases administrative charges may arise, which are to be covered by the grant.

Programme structure

Based on weekly training programme modules, the trainee will familiarise him/herself with the institution’s imaging equipment. He/She will then learn data handling and post-processing at different workstations, followed by case-by-case hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases with different modalities offered by an experienced staff.

With reviewing at least 100 cardiac cases that require CT and/or MRI evaluation at the end of the training programme, the trainee should be fluent in discussing the appropriate imaging modality and imaging technique with referring clinicians and be able to interpret different cardiac examinations on his/her own.

In non-native English speaking training centres teaching would be in English, while major radiological conferences and reporting may be in the local language. Some knowledge of the local language may be an advantage.

The trainee will be able to observe clinical activities, but will not have direct patient care responsibilities.

It is the trainee’s responsibility to communicate with the centre regarding the details of the training and whether more responsibilities than observer status can be obtained. ESOR solely acts as facilitator and coordinator between the training centre and the trainee.

 

Certification

After successful completion of the three-month training the fellows receive a certificate from ESR/ESOR and ESCR. In order to receive this, the fellows must present a written report about their work and activities during the programme.

JOURNALS

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY

The flagship journal of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) continuously updates scientific knowledge in clinical radiology by publishing original research articles of general interest and importance as well as state-of-the-art reviews, and short communications written by leading radiologists. Members of the ESR receive free electronic access to the journal, which is Europe’s No.1 journal for general radiology. More information at www.european-radiology.org

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING

This online gold open access journal specialises on critical reviews, guidelines and policy statements, and is dedicated to education and strategies in radiology. Article Processing Charges for publication in Insights into Imaging are covered for all corresponding authors who are active members of the ESR. More information at www.i3-journal.org

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY EXPERIMENTAL

The youngest member of the ESR journal family concentrates on basic scientific discoveries, novel approaches and techniques in experimental settings in the field of medical imaging. It is an online gold open access journal. Article Processing Charges for publication in European Radiology Experimental are covered for all corresponding authors who are active members of the ESR. More information at www.er-x.org