HANDS-ON MRI > Courses 2018 > Abdominal MRI
Abdominal MRI

Course postponed - Date tbd
This course is carried out on Philips equipment

Registration will be available online as soon as a date has been fixed!

Course Venue
Service de Radiologie
Hôpital Beaujon
Assistance Publique - hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
92110 Clichy

Course organisers:
Philippe Garteiser
Bernard van Beers
Valérie Vilgrain


Learning Objectives

• To acquire knowledge of the optimal MRI protocols for the liver
• To understand the nature of diffusion processes, their sensitivity
to motion, and identify ways to optimise the acquisition quality
• To handle the post-processing of diffusion weighted images into
parametric images of the diffusion coefficient applied to the liver
• To understand the evolution of the various methods to measure
the extent of fat deposition in the liver
• To handle the post-processing of gradient echo images with
multiple echoes into parametric images of the water content,
the fat content, and the fat fraction in the liver
• To understand the relationship between mechanical properties
and liver fibrosis, and other pathologies, and how to measure
them using MR elastography (MRE)
• To calculate elastograms from MRE datasets and assess their
• To acquire knowledge of the optimal MRI protocols of the kidnies
• To acquire knowledge of the optimal MRI protocols of the
• To get an update on the most recent acquisition techniques in
liver oncologic MRI
• To explore the typical prostate MRI examination strategies
• To evaluate novel opportunities in enterographic MRI

Aim of the course:
This course is part of the Hands-On MRI teaching programme of
ESMRMB. It covers the fields of image acquisition, postprocessing,
analysis and interpretation in the field of abdominal diseases.
Lectures will cover of the main organs examined in abdominal MRI,
with a focus on liver diseases. The impact of recent advances in
MRI acquisition and post-processing techniques on the quality of
radiological patient care will be presented.
During the Hands-On workshop, the techniques will be demonstrated
on volunteers using current generation 3.0T Philips scanner. In
separate training sessions, the Philips Intellispace platform will be
used to demonstrate post-processing methods directly applicable to
the image datasets of interest.

Preliminary Programme:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

12:30 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 13:40 Welcome
13:40 - 14:30 Diffusion-weighted imaging: motion correction strategies
14:30 - 16:30 Fat quantification and iron content measurement
      14:30 - 15:15 How to image and differentiate pancreatic lesions?
      15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
      15:45 - 16:30 Fat and iron: reconstructions
16:30 - 17:15 Kidney MRI

Friday, February 2, 2018
08:15 - 09:30 MRI for liver oncology
09:30 - 11:00 Hands-on session I
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:45 Hands-on session II
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Magnetic Resonance Elastography
      13:45 - 14:15 MRE: Instrumentation and acquisition
      14:15 - 15:00 Applications of MRE to diffuse liver diseases
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Hands-on session III

Saturday, February 3, 2018
09:00 - 10:30 Hands-on session IV
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Hands-on session V
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Hands-on session VI
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 15:45 Pancreas MRI
15:45 - 16:30 Perfusion MRI and hepatobiliary contrast agents
16:30 - 17:15 Prostate MRI
17:15 - 17:45 Enterographic MRI
17:45 - 18:00 Coffee break
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