ESOR Course - Aims

Lung cancer

H.U. Kauczor, Heidelberg/DE

  • to consolidate knowledge about the current TNM categories
  • to learn about recommendations for the appropriate use of CXR, CT, MRI and hybrid imaging in staging and therapy response evaluation
  • to understand the rationale for image-based characterisation

Solid and cystic pancreatic neoplasms

R. Manfredi, Verona/IT

  • to illustrate diagnostic imaging findings of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine neoplasms of the pancreas
  • to illustrate diagnostic imaging findings useful in the differential diagnosis between pancreatic adenocarcinoma and non-neoplastic pancreatic mimickers such as autoimmune pancreatitis and paraduodenal pancreatitis
  • to show diagnostic imaging findings of cystic pancreatic neoplasms and the features helpful for the differential diagnosis

Preoperative image staging of colorectal cancer

S. Gourtsoyianni, London/UK

  • to learn about optimised MDCT techniques for colon cancer staging
  • to discuss the role of MRI for baseline rectal cancer staging
  • to critically review imaging findings impacting on patient management

Imaging of the immunocompromised patient

H.U. Kauczor, Heidelberg/DE

  • to consolidate knowledge of various types of immunodeficiencies and their related infections
  • to appreciate the role of the radiologist in immunocompromised patients
  • to understand the value and limitations of CXR, CT and MRI
  • to become familiar with typical patterns of bacterial, viral and fungal pneumonias as well as non-infectious differential diagnoses

MR imaging of endometrial and cervical cancer

R. Manfredi, Verona/IT

  • to illustrate the MR imaging signs of endometrial and cervical carcinoma of the uterus
  • to indicate the surgical anatomic landmarks and anatomical structures that are useful for treatment planning (surgery and radiation therapy) and how to recognise them on MR images
  • to illustrate the anatomically sited and the morphologic features of pelvic lymph nodes in uterine neoplasm

Assessing treatment response of locally advanced rectal cancer

S. Gourtsoyianni, London/UK

  • to learn the rationale for following-up on patients after neoadjuvant chemo radiation
  • to understand morphological imaging criteria for assessing tumour response
  • to discuss the role of functional imaging methods available