Education

ESCR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR 2022.05 – Advanced
“Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular imaging”

Date: May 17, 2023, 18:00 CEST

Moderator:
Tim Leiner, Rochester/US



Speaker 1
CT applications
Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL

Short Description

There is increasing interest in the application of AI in radiological imaging, including cardiac CT. So far this concerns primarily dedicated tasks such as segmentation and quantification of specific structures/biomarkers. In this webinar lecture, the current role of AI in cardiac CT is explained, including challenges to clinical implementation. Areas and task in cardiac CT where AI can be applied now or in the foreseeable future are discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • to understand the current role of AI in cardiac CT
  • to learn about areas and tasks in cardiac CT where AI can be applied

Speaker 2
MRI applications
Thomas Weikert, Basel/CH

Short Description

Machine Learning (ML) has been one of the most frequently discussed buzzwords over the past few years, not only in radiology. This talk will shortly describe the working principle of ML and argue that ML and cardiovascular MRI are a perfect match. It will explore algorithms for different tasks such as segmentation and tissue characterization and present some of the currently available applications in the field.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the potential of machine learning (ML) applications in the field of cardiovascular MRI and why ML and cardiovascular MRI are a perfect match
  • To learn about current applications and how they can help in daily routine

Webinars 2023 – Coming up!

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
Jordi Broncano, Cordoba/ES
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

Please note that only active ESCR members, having balanced their membership fee for the current year, will be able to watch the recordings. In order to access the recordings, kindly click on the button below. In case you are not an active member of ESCR, renew your membership here.

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

K-F. Kreitner, Mainz/DE
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.

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 closed

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.

Number of available scholarships

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

Eligibility

The programme applies to radiologists within the first three-four years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.
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.
Applicants must be proficient in English.
Active ESR and ESCR membership fee is required.
Applicants who were selected for this programme in the past cannot be considered for a second time.

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.

Duration of scholarships 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.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.

CARDIOVASCULAR FELLOWSHIP

Application

Application is closed

More information

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

Training Centres

Leiden/The Netherlands
Leiden University Medical Centre

Liverpool/United Kingdom
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

San Donato Milanese/Italy
IRCCS Policlinico San Donato

Rostock/Germany
Rostock University Medical Center

Leipzig/Germany
Heart Center Leipzig – University Leipzig

Vienna/Austria
Medical University of Vienna

Mainz/Germany
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, Medical Center

Zurich/Switzerland
University Hospital of Zurich

Bron/France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Louis Pradel

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

Two 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

The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (iJCVI)

The journal can be ordered with your Membership application or Membership payment.

Reduced price for ESCR members: 50€ (online version)

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