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 - Francesco de Cobelli, Milan/IT; Thorsten Klink, Bayreuth/DE ESCR 2020 webinar 06 (A)Francesco de Cobelli, Milan/IT;
Thorsten Klink, Bayreuth/DE
 - Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE; Luigi Natale, Rome/IT ESCR 2020 webinar 05 (special edition)Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE;
Luigi Natale, Rome/IT
 - Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE; Nicola Galea, Rome/IT ESCR 2020 webinar 04 (A)Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE;
Nicola Galea, Rome/IT
 - Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR; Marco Francone, Rome/IT ESCR 2020 webinar 03 (B)Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR;
Marco Francone, Rome/IT
 - Alexis Jacquier Marseille/FR; Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH ESCR 2020 webinar 01 (B)Alexis Jacquier Marseille/FR;
Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH
 - Klaske Siegersma, Amsterdam/NL; Carlo De Cecco, Atlanta/USA ESCR 2020 webinar 02 (A)Klaske Siegersma, Amsterdam/NL;
Carlo De Cecco, Atlanta/USA
 - Prof. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH; Dr. Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT ESCR 2019 webinar 05 (B)Prof. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH;
Dr. Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT
 - Dr. Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT; Prof. Antonio Esposito, Milan/IT ESCR 2019 webinar 05 (A)Dr. Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT;
Prof. Antonio Esposito, Milan/IT
 - Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE; Prof. Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE ESCR 2019 webinar 04 (B)Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE;
Prof. Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE
 - Dr. Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE; Dr. Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR ESCR 2019 webinar 04 (A)Dr. Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE;
Dr. Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR
 - Dr. Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK; Dr. Ricardo Budde, Rotterdam/NL ESCR 2019 webinar 03 (B)Dr. Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK;
Dr. Ricardo Budde, Rotterdam/NL
 - Elie Mousseaux, Paris/FR; Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH ESCR 2019 webinar 03 (A)Elie Mousseaux, Paris/FR;
Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH
 - Gorka Bastarrika, Pamplona/ES; Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT ESCR 2019 webinar 02 (B)Gorka Bastarrika, Pamplona/ES;
Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
 - Carlo de Cecco, Atlanta/US; Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL ESCR 2019 webinar 02 (A)Carlo de Cecco, Atlanta/US;
Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
 - Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE; Nicola Galea, Rome/IT ESCR 2019 webinar 01 (B)Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE;
Nicola Galea, Rome/IT
 - Francesco Santini, Basel/CH; Ursula Reiter, Graz/AT ESCR 2019 webinar 01 (A)Francesco Santini, Basel/CH;
Ursula Reiter, Graz/AT
 - Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT ESCR 2018 webinar 10Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
 - Alexis Jacquier, Marseille/FR ESCR 2018 webinar 09Alexis Jacquier, Marseille/FR
 - Antonio Esposito, Milan/IT ESCR 2018 webinar 08Antonio Esposito, Milan/IT
 - Marco Francone, Rome/IT ESCR 2018 webinar 07Marco Francone, Rome/IT
 - Rodrigo Salgado, Edegem/BE ESCR 2018 webinar 06Rodrigo Salgado, Edegem/BE
 - Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK ESCR 2018 webinar 05Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK
 - Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE ESCR 2018 webinar 04Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
 - Luigi Natale, Rome/IT ESCR 2018 webinar 03Luigi Natale, Rome/IT
 - Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Rouen/FR ESCR 2018 webinar 02Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Rouen/FR
 - Jan Bogaert, Leuven/BE ESCR 2018 webinar 01Jan Bogaert, Leuven/BE
 - Joachim Lotz, Goettingen/DE ESCR 2017 webinar 10Joachim Lotz, Goettingen/DE
 - Marc Dewey, Berlin/DE ESCR 2017 webinar 09Marc Dewey, Berlin/DE
 - Marco Francone, Rome/IT ESCR 2017 webinar 08Marco Francone, Rome/IT
 - Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL ESCR 2017 webinar 07Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
 - Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE ESCR 2017 webinar 06Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
 - Gianluca Pontone, Milan/IT ESCR 2017 webinar 05Gianluca Pontone, Milan/IT
 - Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK ESCR 2017 webinar 04Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK
 - Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE ESCR 2017 webinar 03Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE
 - Federico Caobelli, Basel/CH ESCR 2017 webinar 02Federico Caobelli, Basel/CH
 - Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH ESCR 2017 webinar 01Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH

Webinars 2020

1. Cardiac stress MR: Avoiding stress at cardiac stress MR
Webinar 01 – Level Basic
Moderator: Dr. Monika Arzanauskaite, Liverpool/UK

Lecture 1 - details

Optimize your cardiac MR: How to set up your cardiac stress MR
Prof. Alexis Jacquier Marseille/FR

Description

In this webinar we will focus on how to deal with stress MR. This will be a basic level course to introduce you to the basic principle of stress MR in clinical practice. Stress MR is highly developed in northern European country and represent a great potential for radiologist involved in cardiac imaging. The technique is straight forward if specific and simple rules are followed. This webinar will be a kick off to start a new activity in cardiac imaging.

Learning Objectives

To understand how to perform Stress MR
• To understand what drugs should be promoted
• To understand risk and security environment required for a stress MR
• To understand how to read and report a stress MR

Teaser Case

• 59 year old male with history of ACT on the circumflex coronary artery at the acute phase. 6 month later he complain about dyspnea during exercise
• He was referred to the radiologist for stress MR

Stress MR Protocol:
• 24 hours before: coffee, tea, chocolate, caffeine restriction
• On site: assessment of contraindication to stress exam, explanation to the patient, check of security environement
• MR
– Lock
– Cine sequence: 2, 4 chamber, short axis
– Injection of dipyridamole
– Stress perfusion 4 min after dipyridamole with: 0.1mmol/kg of gadolinium chelate; Saturation Recovery perfusion sequence with at list 3 slice level per heart beat
– Late gadolinium enhancement
– Rest perfusion

Cine sequence:
• Normal contraction
• No segmental abnormality
• No LV wall thinning
• No valvular abnormality

 

 

 

 

 

Image:
• Stress perfusion: sub endocardial defect on the lateral wall, trans mural defect on inferior and infero septal wall.
• LGE without any infarct scar on the lateral and inferoseptal territory
Patient:
• No complications during exams, no modification of the ECG
• 1h of clinical follow-up
• Referred to the cardiologist

About the speaker

Prof. Alexis Jacquier is a cardiac radiologist in hospital de la Timone, Marseille, France.
He trained in Marseille and Lyon in cardiac radiology and do is PHD program in San Francisco (CA) USA with Maythem Saeed and Charles Higgins. Since 2006 he integrates the CEMEREM research lab (http://crmbm.univ-amu.fr) in the Cardiovascular group. He has a special interest in cardiac MRI.

He has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and has given numerous invited lectures, tutorials and refresher courses at national and international meetings. From 2014 to 2017 he was chairman of the membership committee of the ESCR. He was the chairman of the program planning committee for cardiac imaging at the ECR 2018. He has the vice president position in the French Society of Cardio-Vascular Radiology (Société Française d’imagerie cardiovasculaire, SFICV).

Lecture 2 - details

Optimize your cardiac MR: How to optimize your stress MR examination
Prof. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH

Description

Cardiac MRI is a powerful tool for perfusion imaging, but things can go wrong. Please join this webinar to learn how to optimise your examination.

Learning Objectives

• To learn how to optimise image acquisition.
• To explore remedies for gating problems.
• To understand options to shorten the acquisition protocol.

Teaser Case

First pass cardiac perfusion MRI: Whats wrong with the lateral wall on this short axis view? Is it ischemia, scar or just an artifact?

About the speaker

Jens Bremerich, MD MHBA is Professor of Radiology and section head of Cardiothoracic Imaging at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. He attended medical school in Montpellier (F), Edinburgh (GB), Indianapolis (USA) and Heidelberg (D) where he received his MD in 1991. Following 12 months as a cardiology resident at Heidelberg, he trained in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology at Basel University Hospital. Moreover, he researched cardiac MRI at the University of California in San Francisco during a two year research fellowship with Dr. Charles B. Higgins. He explored distribution and magnetic effects of various contrast agents in myocardial and capillary injury.
Currently Dr. Bremerich is president of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology and he presides the cardiac imaging working group in Switzerland. Dr. Bremerich is a strong advocate of a fruitful cooperation between Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology and MR Physics as it is realised at Basel University Hospital.

 

2. AI in cardiovascular imaging – to be or not to be

Webinar 02 – Level Advanced
Moderator: Prof. Fabian Bamberg, Freiburg/DE

Lecture 1 - details

AI in cardiac MR
Dr. Klaske Siegersma, Amsterdam/NL

Description

During the lecture, the impact of AI on different steps of the imaging chain of cardiac MR will be addressed. This will be supported with examples from recent publications.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
• Understand the impact of AI on the different aspects of cardiac MRI.
Have examples of studies that have been done to analyze the impact of AI in cardiac MRI.
Know about pitfalls, future perspectives and implementation opportunities of artificial intelligence into the clinical practice of cardiac radiology.

Learning Objectives

Comparison between the segmentation of chronic myocardial infarction with deep-learning from nonenhanced cine MRI and the manually delineated segmentation from LGE.

Source: Zhang N, Yang G, Gao Z, et al. Deep learning for diagnosis of chronic myocardial infarction on nonenhanced cardiac cine MRI. Radiology. 2019;291(3):606–7.

About the speaker

I am a PhD-student in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in electronic health records from the cardiovascular domain. During my master’s in technical medicine, I studied the use of radiomic analysis in cardiac MRI in an aortic stenosis patient cohort to predict outcome and classify medical images. I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that AI offers for health care and keen on finding new methods to analyse existing datasets and gather new insights from these analyses. 

Lecture 2 - details

AI in cardiac CT
Prof. Carlo De Cecco, Atlanta/USA

Description

The lecture will be focused on the actual and future AI/ML applications in Cardiac CT.

Learning Objectives

• To describe Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) principles.
• To illustrate AI applications in cardiac CT.
• To provide future perspectives on AI/ML utilization.

 

Teaser Case

CT-Fractional Flow Reserve assessment using a Machine Learning based FFR algorithm (Siemens Healthineers). Patient with decreased fractional flow reserve in the left anterior descending artery (LAD).

About the speaker

Carlo N. De Cecco, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at Emory University in Atlanta. He is board certified from the American College of Radiology and the American College of Nuclear Medicine. His main scientific interest is cardiothoracic imaging and AI/ML applications. He has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, eleven book chapters, and two books. He is on the editorial board of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging and Investigative Radiology, associate editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and he serves as the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning section editor for the European Journal for Radiology. He is a member of numerous scientific societies, and serves as Chair of the Cardiac Radiology Use Case Panel at the Data Science Institute (DSI) – American College of Radiology (ACR). He is a Fellow of the SCCT, SABI, SCBTMR and ESGAR. Since 2014, he is a member of the Board of Experts of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

3. Myocardial tissue characterization

Webinar 03 – Level Basic
Moderator: Dr. Tommaso D’Angelo, Messina/IT

Lecture 1 - details

Conventional imaging
Prof. Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb/HR

Description

During this lecture the role of conventional MRI techniques, including T1 and T2 weighted images and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), in myocardial tissue characterization will be explained.

Learning Objectives

To learn which conventional MRI sequences can be used for myocardial tissue characterization.
• To describe typical LGE patterns in different types of cardiomyopathies.
• To understand the main limitations of LGE in myocardial tissue characterization.

Teaser Case

Late-gadolinium enhancement: Is the signal of myocardium optimally nulled? What is the diagnosis?

About the speaker

Maja Hrabak Paar works as an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia. She finished her residency in Zagreb in 2008. She introduced cardiac imaging in Croatia after training in cardiac radiology as a fellow of the European School of Radiology in AKH Vienna, Austria in 2007. She spent the academic year 2014/2015 as a postdoctoral fellow in cardiac imaging at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. She is president of the Cardiac Section of the Croatian Society of Radiology, a member of the ESCR Education & EBCR Committee, and a congress president of the ESCR Annual Meeting 2020 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Lecture 2 - details

Relaxometry mapping
Prof. Marco Francone, Rome/IT

Description

Cardiac MRI parametric mapping techniques allow visualization and quantification of myocardial tissue changes based on T1, T2, and T2* relaxation times.
T1, T2, and T2* are intrinsic magnetic properties of all tissues. Each pixel in a parametric map represents a specific magnetic tissue property that is derived from the corresponding voxel of a set of coregistered source images and is converted into an image where measurements
Tissue characterisation with parametric mapping methods has the potential to detect and quantify both focal and diffuse alterations in myocardial structure not assessable by conventional late enhancement imaging sequences.
CMR Mapping (both T1 and T2) has emerged as a novel biomarker to support diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic decision making in ischaemic and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies as well as in patients with acute chest pain syndromes.
Present lecture will highlight current and future applications of T1 and T2 mapping techniques; particular emphasis will be given to most recent application in models of diffuse myocardial damage, including drugs-induced cardiotoxicity and subtle forms of myocardial damage in which added value of parametric imaging will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

• To review imaging principles of T1 and T2 mapping imaging
• To understand most common clinical application of mapping imaging in the model of acute myocardial imaging
• To analyse importance of T1 mapping for the dection of tissue fibrosis and its advantage towards conventional LGE sequences
• To review models of diffuse and subtle myocardial damage, in which parametric imaging may serve as a base for diagnosis and follow-up.

Teaser Case

What’s going on here? Two mapping values within an hypertrophic ventricle…

      

If we compared normal vs diseased hearts, we would see there is a gaussian distribution separating two gruops identied respectively as TP and TN with a decision cut-off for differentiation which is placed in the middle and a certain vaiable number of individuls crossig the cutoff point and falling the the group of FN or FP.

About the speaker

Marco Francone is Professor of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome.
He has been frequently invited since years to lecture at major radiological and cardiological conferences such as ESOR, SCMR, ESCR, CIRSE, RSNA, and ECR. At RSNA he lectured at refresher courses for the last three consecutive years, moreover he was Radiographics panelist and member of the Educational Exhibit Awards committee.
His research is dedicated to cardiovascular imaging with CT and MR with specific focus on coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathies. He authored more than 100 indexed papers with an impact factor higher than 500. Currently he chairs the scientific committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology and acts as President Italian College of Cardiac Radiology.
Marco Francone is active in national and international imaging societies. He is member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, and BioMed Research International (task concluded 2017). He is the Executive Committee member of ESCR and President of the Italian College of Cardiac Radiology – Italian Society of Radiology. He supports ESR as cardiac imaging subcommittee member and incoming chairperson, moreover he is appointed to the ESR Research Committee.
He was also recently elected as non-US representative of radiologistis within the Board of Trustees of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonace (SCMR).
Marco Francone seeks to advance cardiovascular imaging technology and to educate physicians in its use with the ultimate goal to provide optimal outcome for our patients. He is a strong advocate of a fruitful cooperation between Radiologists, Cardiologists and Physicists towards this goal.

4. Myocardial strain – tool or toy?

Webinar 04 – Level Advanced
Moderator: Dr. Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR

Lecture 1 - details

The principle and understanding of strain imaging

Tilman Emrich Mainz/DE

Description

Estimation of cardiac contractile function is a major hallmark of non-invasive cardiac imaging, for example with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Ejection fraction (EF) is the traditional parameter to describe left ventricular (LV) function. Nevertheless, its volumetric nature and inability to reflect regional LV function is a major limitation. Further in-depth characterization of LV mechanics through non-invasive evaluation of myocardial deformation (strain imaging) have been dwelling under the surface for the last decades. Strain is the deformation that is created as a result of a force, therefore myocardial strain represents the percent changes in myocardial length in a cardiac cycle (from relaxation to contraction). Additional to EF, strain imaging allows the analyses of different spatial components of contractile function in longitudinal, circumferential and radial directions in a global and regional manner. There are several technical CMR concepts like Tagging, DENSE, SENC or Feature Tracking that allow calculation of strain parameter.
Recently, strain imaging has become extremely popular, leading into extensive numbers of published papers (“myocardial strain” as keyword search hitting nearly 9000 results in PubMed). Nonetheless, myocardial deformation analysis has not yet been implemented in clinical routine due to several concerns like ease of use and post-processing, robustness in real-life and reproducibility.

Learning Objectives

To summarize the basic principles of strain imaging
• To understand the technical background of current deformation imaging modalities.
• To discuss potential future developments and potential implementations of strain imaging

Teaser Case

Strain Imaging: General Principles & Technical Developments in CMR from Tagging to Feature Tracking

About the speaker

Tilman Emrich is currently a researcher at the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of Cardiovascular Research, Medical University of South Carolina, US. Before, Tilman was working as a junior consultant specialized in cardiovascular imaging at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany. After residency, he earned his board certification in diagnostic radiology in 2015, followed by certifications for cardiac imaging (CT and MR) in 2017.
His research focuses on multiparametric cardiac imaging in a general population and disease cohorts, the use of cardiac MRI in acute chest pain / MINOCA as well as cardiac CT for planning of interventional valve therapy. He is a registered young scientist at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and a member of the Young Club of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology.

Lecture 2 - details

Clinical application of strain imaging

Nicola Galea, Rome/IT

Learning Objectives

• To describe main extracting myocardial strain models and their reproducibility
• To illustrate the different myocardial strain components
• To expound the applications of strain assessment in clinical routine and future perspectives

 

Teaser Case

About the speaker

Dr. Nicola Galea, MD PhD, is an associate professor, board radiologist dedicated to cardiac imaging (CT and MRI).
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2006, he completed his radiology residency program in 2011 and he obtained PhD diploma in Cardiovascular Imaging in 2015, at the “Sapienza” University of Rome. Visiting fellowship in 2011 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City (NY).
Since 2007, his professional and research activities lies on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with special focus on: inflammatory, ischemic and metabolic myocardial diseases; 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging of aorta after surgery; developing novel algorithms for the MR images analysis (perfusion, parametric mapping, ECV extraction); clinical-pathological-genetic-radiological correlations in familiar cardiomyopathies and congenital heart diseases.
He is author and co-author of more than 60 scientific papers and book chapters and recipient of various research grants.
From 2017 he is Secretary of Italian College of Cardiac Imaging endorsed by Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM).
European Board of Cardiac Radiology (EBCR) Diploma endorsed by ESCR in 2014.
He is full member of European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) from 2011 and attends the ESCR annual conference from 2007.

5. The role of the cardiovascular radiologist during the COVID-19 pandemic

Webinar 05 – Special edition
Moderator: Dr. Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK

Lecture 1 - details

CMR spectrum of COVID-19 associated myocardial inflammation

Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE

Description

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 has presented an unprecedented challenge for the healthcare community across the world. High infectivity ability to get transmitted even during asymptomatic phase and relatively low virulence have resulted in rapid transmission of the virus leading to a pandemic.

Although respiratory tract is the primary target for SARS-CoV-2, the cardiovascular system may get involved in several different ways:
• Direct myocardial injury: it is defined as significant elevation of cardiac troponins that occurs in up to 8-12 %of all patients.
• Systemic inflammation
• Altered myocardial demand-supply ratio
• Plaque rupture and coronary thrombosis

The spectrum of COVID-19 associated myocardial inflammation ranges from typical appearance of viral myocarditis, stress induced cardiomyopathy to DCM like appearances with signs of persisting inflammation.

Learning Objectives

To understand pathophysiological pathways involving the cardiovascular system
• To illustrate the spectrum of COVID-19 associated myocardial inflammation
• To outline the prognostic impact on mortality in case of myocardial injury

About the speaker

Medical School and Work Experience
1978-1985 Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Medical School,
Germany, MD
1991 Board Certification for Diagnostic Radiology
2002 Associate Professor of Radiology, Johannes Gutenberg-
University Mainz, Germany
2008 Full Professorship, Department of Diagnostic and
Interventional Radiology, Universitätsmedizin, Johannes
Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
October 2011 Visiting Professorship at the University of Toronto, Toronto
and at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
August 2013 Visiting Professorship at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
April 2018 Visiting Professorship at the University of Vienna, Austria

Research Activities:
Musculoskeletal Radiology:

Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Imaging:
About 200 publications in peer reviewed journals, > 20 book chapters

Memberships
DRG, RSNA ARRS, DGHK, ESR, ESCR, ISMRM, ESTI, ESSR, DGMSR, ISS

Reviewer for: RÖFO, European Radiology, Investigative Radiology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, European Heart Journal, European Journal of Radiology, Insights into Imaging, European Journal of Medical Research, American Heart Journal, European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, Skeletal Radiology

2001-2007 Editorial Assistant of the Editor-in-Chief of
the journal European Radiology
2006-2014 Member of the Educational Committee ESCR
2009-2011 Member of the Cardiac scientific subcommittee
of the European Society of Radiology (ESR)
2009-2019 Member of the Editorial Subcommittee “Heart”
of European Radiology
2010-2012 Member of the Editorial Board of „Insights into
Imaging“
2011-2016 Member of the Jury Committee European
Society of Thoracic Imaging ESTI
2015-2017 Chair of the working group “Imaging modalities of the muskuloskeletal system” of the German Radiological Society
since 2010 Expert for the German Research Society (DFG)
since 2011 Reviewer for EPOS (Posterjury of the European
Society of Radiology)
Since 2012 Member of the EBR Case Collection Committee
Since 2013 Member of the Written Evaluation Committee, European Board of Radiology (EBR)
Since 2013 Co-Editor of the journal “Radiologieup2date”
Since 2014 responsible Editor of the journal
“Radiologieup2date”
Since 2014 Member of the Education & EBCR Committee ESCR
Since 2018 Member of the Subcommittee Cardiac of ESR

Hobbies: Family, Jogging, Skiing and Travelling to distant destinations

Lecture 2 - details

How to organize your department during a pandemic

Luigi Natale, Rome/IT

6. Imaging in vasculitis: MR, CT and more

Webinar 06 – Advanced
Moderator: Carlo Catalano, Rome/IT

Lecture 1 - details

Vasculitis imaging using CT, MRI and hybrid techniques

Francesco de Cobelli, Milan/IT

Description

Vasculitides are a group of rare disorders characterized by inflammation of the vasculature. Large Vessel Vasculitis (LVV) covers a spectrum of primary vasculitides predominantly affecting the aorta and its major branches. The two major subtypes involving the aorta are giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA). During the lecture, we will explore role of CT, MR and 18F-FDG-PET imaging in detecting and monitoring Large Vessel Vasculitis (LVV) as well as look into the radiological appearance of the most common LVV findings.

Learning Objectives

• To show the role of CT, MR and 18F-FDG-PET imaging in detecting and monitoring Large Vessel Vasculitis (LVV).
• To understand the radiological appearance of the most common LVV findings.
• To highlight the importance of “hybrid” imaging in the clinical management of LVV.

About the speaker

Francesco De Cobelli (M), is chair of the Radiology Department at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and Full Professor in Radiology, Director of the Postgraduate School in Radiology and Director of the International PhD Course in Clinical and Experimental Medicine at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University Hospital. Principal Investigator and Co-I in a number of investigator driven and sponsored clinical trials, Author and co-author of 222 publications with H-index 39 and 6020 citations (Scopus).

Lecture 2 - details

Diagnostic and follow-up recommendations in large vessel vasculitis

Thorsten Klink, Bayreuth/DE

Description

The clinical diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis (LLV) is often challenging. Although LVV has rather low incidence among the different cardiovascular diseases, it should be an inherent part of subspecialist training programs as the role of imaging in the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of LVV has been more and more acknowledged. This webinar will inform you about recent updates on imaging recommendations in accordance with the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR).

Learning Objectives

• To learn about diagnostic accuracy and evidence levels of different imaging modalities.
• To learn about technical prerequisites and recommendations for different imaging modalities.
• To understand the role of imaging for monitoring LVV during follow-up.

About the speaker

Dr Thorsten Klink, EBCR, is head of the department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Klinikum Bayreuth, a tertiary care centre and academic hospital with 27 departments and 1.096 beds. He lectures clinical radiology at the University of Würzburg, Germany. After attending Medical School at the Universities of Lübeck (Germany), Bern (Switzerland) and Toronto (Canada), he was adult and pediatric cardiac surgery resident at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Later, he completed clinical radiology training at the University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf. After board certification, he worked as radiology consultant at the Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, at the University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany, and at the Australian Telemedicine Clinic in Sydney. His research focuses on cardiovascular CT and MRI, CT techniques, and imaging of autoimmune diseases. He was invited member of the EULAR task force for the project “Recommendations for the use of imaging in large vessel vasculitis in clinical practice”.

Webinars 2019

OVERVIEW

Essentials

1. Optimize your cardiac MR: How to avoid common problems/mistakes
Speakers: Prof. Francesco Santini, Basel/CH and Prof. Ursula Reiter, Graz/AT
Moderator: Prof. Luigi Natale (Rome/IT)

2. Optimize your cardiac MR: Cardiac MR optimization in daily clinical routine
Speakers: Prof. Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE and Dr. Nicola Galea, Rome/IT
Moderator: Dr. Marco Gatti, Turin/IT

3. Modern techniques for Cardiac CT: Anatomy or function or both?
Speakers: Dr. Carlo de Cecco, Atlanta/US and Prof. Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
Moderator: Dr. Maja Hrabak-Paar (Zagreb/HR)

4. Modern techniques for Cardiac CT: Case based assessment of coronary artery disease
Speakers: Prof. Gorka Bastarrika, Pamplona/ES and Prof. Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
Moderator: Dr. Giulia Benedetti, London/UK

5. Modern techniques in Cardiac MR: The fourth and fifth dimension in cardiac MR
Speakers: Prof. Elie Mousseaux, Paris/FR and Prof. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH
Moderator: Prof. Matthias Gutberlet (Leipzig/DE)

6. Modern techniques in Cardiac MR: Case based functional cardiac MR
Speakers: Dr. Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK and Dr. Ricardo Budde, Rotterdam/NL
Moderator: Dr. Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Milan/IT

7. CT and MR in valvular heart disease: Advanced Imaging Techniques (beyond Echo…)
Speaker: Dr. Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE and Dr. Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR
Moderator: Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE

8. Case based valvular Radiology
Speakers: Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Antwerp/BE and Prof. Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE
Moderator: Dr. Tilman Emrich, Mainz/DE

9. Cardiac imaging before intervention in structural heart disease
Speakers: Dr. Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT and Dr. Antonio Esposito, Milan/IT
Moderator: Prof. Marco Francone, Rome/IT

10. Case based cardiac assessment on ungated chest
Speakers: Prof. Jens Bremerich, Basel/CH and Dr. Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT
Moderator: Dr. Lauran Stöger, Vleuten/NL

Webinars 2018

OVERVIEW

Essentials

1. MR myocardial imaging revisited: the new myocardial toolbox of imaging biomarkers
Speaker: Prof. Jan Bogaert, Leuven/BE
Moderator: Prof. Marco Francone, Rome/IT

2. ARVD – often suspected, rarely diagnosed, newly revised
Speaker: Prof. Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Rouen/FR
Moderator: Prof. Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE

3. The role of MRI in ischemic cardiomyopathy
Speaker: Prof. Luigi Natale, Rome/IT
Moderator: Dr. Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR

4. The transplanted heart
Speaker: Prof. Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
Moderator: Dr. Riccardo Marano, Rome/IT

5. The differential of late enhancement in acute chest pain: -itis or not
Speaker: Dr. Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK
Moderator: Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Edegem/BE

6. Imaging of carotid artery vulnerable plaque
Speaker: Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Edegem/BE
Moderator: Prof. Luca Saba, Cagliari/IT

7. Well trained or too much: the hypertrophic phenotype
Speaker: Prof. Marco Francone, Rome/IT
Moderator: Prof. Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT

8. The oncological heart
Speaker: Dr. Antonio Esposito, Milan/IT
Moderator: Prof. Tim Leiner, Utrecht/NL

9. The dilated heart
Speaker: Prof. Alexis Jacquier, Marseille/FR
Moderator: Prof. Iacopo Carbone, Rome/IT

10. Acute aortic diseases: not an obvious diagnosis
Speaker: Prof. Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
Moderator: Dr. Olivier Ghekiere, Liège/BE

Webinars 2017

OVERVIEW

Essentials

1. The role of imaging in modern treatment of “structural” heart diseases
Speaker: Jens Bremerich, Basle/CH

Moderator: Marco Francone, Rome/IT

2. Hybrid Cardiac Imaging: Toy or Workhorse?
Speaker: Federico Caobelli, Basle/CH

Moderator: Marco Francone, Rome/IT

3. Imaging of pulmonary hypertension – what you need to know
Speaker: Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Mainz/DE

Moderator: ESCR Office

4. Approaching dilated hearts: is it only a matter of tissue characterization?
Speaker: Charles Peebles, Southampton/UK

Moderator: Marco, Francone, Rome/IT

5. MR in cardiovascular implants recipients
Speaker: Gianluca Pontone, Milan/IT
Moderator: Fabian Bamberg, Tuebingen/DE

6. Tips and Tricks for performing and analysing CT in congenital heart disease
Speaker: Matthias Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE

Moderator: Marco Francone, Rome/IT

7. Hide and seek – screening for cardiovascular diseases
Speaker: Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
Moderator: Marco Francone, Rome/IT

8. MR in atheletes and those who aim to be
Speaker: Marco Francone, Rome/IT

Moderator: Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT

9. Ten important cardiac imaging trials
Speaker: Marc Dewey, Berlin/DE
Moderator: Luigi Natale, Rome/IT

10. (T)1, (T)2, 3? – MR mapping and beyond
Speaker: Joachim Lotz, Goettingen/DE
Moderator: Fabian Bamberg, Tuebingen/DE