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ESGAR presents

Liver Imaging Workshop

June 27 - 28, 2024


from € 290,-

Registration Deadline: June 14

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Workshop Date

June 27 - 28, 2024

Workshop Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel
Aleea Stadionului nr. 1
400375 Cluj-Napoca

Workshop Language

The workshop will be held in English.

Local Organiser

Dr. Adriana Mirela Calin-Vainak
Institutul Regional de Gastroenterologie si Hepatologie “Octavian Fodor”
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Christoph J. Zech
Universitätsspital Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Workshop Faculty

R. Cannella, Palermo/IT  
V. Bura, Cluj-Napoca/RO

G. Porrello, Palermo/IT  
A.M. Calin-Vainak, Cluj-Napoca/RO
C. Caraiani, Cluj-Napoca/RO
M. Comsa, Cluj-Napoca/RO 
M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
T. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE   
J. Podgórska, Warsaw/PL
A. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI      
G. Zamboni, Verona/IT

Workshop Programme

Thursday, June 27, 2024

09:00 - 10:40Session 1: Imaging modalities  
09:05Multiparametric US application in liver A. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI
09:30MDCT of the Liver G. Porrello, Palermo/IT
09:55Liver MRI: Extracellular agents R. Cannella, Palermo/IT
10:15Liver MRI: Hepato-biliary contrast agents N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
10:40Coffee break   
11:00 - 12:45Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)   
 Cases from my workstation with focus on MRI N. Kartalis, Stockholm/SE
 Cases from my workstation with focus on CT  G. Porrello, Palermo/IT 
 Cases from my workstation with focus on US A. Brodnjak, Maribor/SI
12:45Lunch break  
13:45 - 15:15Session 2: Focal and diffuse diseases in the non-cirrhotic liver  
13:45Benign lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – value of hepato-biliary agents A. Calin- Vainak, Cluj-Napoca/RO
14:10Vascular liver diseases G. Zamboni, Verona/IT
14:35Biliary diseases: benign and malignant lesions T. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
15:15Coffee break  
15:45 - 17:30Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)  
 Cases from the MDT Board: Biliary tumors T. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/DE
 How MRI can help to characterize a lesion in the non-cirrhotic liver A. Calin- Vainak, Cluj-Napoca/RO
 Vascular liver diseases G. Zamboni, Verona/IT

Friday, June 28, 2024

08:30 - 09:55Session 4: HCC and fibrocystic diseases   
08:30Diagnosis and staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): Current guidelines M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
08:55Focal lesions in cirrhosis: Not always HCC C. Caraiani, Cluj-Napoca/RO
09:20Structured reports using LIRADS V. Bura, Cluj-Napoca/RO
09:55Coffee break   
11:20 - 12:50Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)   
 Practical guide to LIRADS V. Bura, Cluj-Napoca/RO
 Staging of HCC M. Karçaaltıncaba, Ankara/TR
 Differential diagnosis HCC – Regenerative Nodule R. Cannella, Palermo/IT
12:00Lunch break   
13:00- 13:50Session 5: Malignant Liver Diseases   
13:00Liver metastases detection and staging prior to surgery: methods and problems J. Podgórska, Warsaw/PL
13:25Liver Imaging in HCC after locoregional and systemic therapies M. Comsa, Cluj-Napoca/RO
13:50Coffee break  
14:00 - 15:45Interactive case discussions (3 x 30min)  
 Detection of focal liver lesions J. Podgórska, Warsaw/PL
 My hardest cases: Incidental lesions in the cirrhotic liver C. Caraiani, Cluj-Napoca/RO
 Response Assessment after local regional therapies M. Comsa, Cluj-Napoca/RO

Quiz Cases

Incidental liver lesion   A. Calin- Vainak, Cluj-Napoca/RO

DD Regenerative nodule vs HCC  C. Caraiani, Cluj-Napoca/RO

Adenoma DD FNH I. Nygård, Bekkestua/ NO

Biliary disease case T. Lauenstein, Düsseldorf/ DE

 A. Calin- Vainak, Cluj-Napoca/RO



 Radiologists, PhysiciansRadiologists in Training (Residents)

ESGAR Member

€ 490.00€ 290.00

Non Member

€ 690.00€ 390.00

Registration fee includes

  • access to lectures and interactive case discussions
  • final programme
  • electronic syllabus
  • coffee breaks
  • lunch or lunchbox
  • certificate of attendance

The number of participants per workshop is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Together with the registration payment is necessary. Registrations as radiologist in training (Residents) must be accompanied by a confirmation of the head of the department confirming the status as Resident.

CME Accreditation

The ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop, Cluj- Napoca, Romania 27/06/2024 - 28/06/2024, has been accredited by the European
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical
specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association,
physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the
process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be
Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

City Information

Situated in the heart of Transylvania, Cluj is a city that harmoniously combines its historical roots with a vibrant, modern atmosphere. The cityscape is marked by an intriguing blend of medieval architecture and contemporary influences. Cluj is a compelling destination that encourages discovery, presenting a charming amalgamation of history and innovation, framed by the scenic beauty of its surroundings and enhanced by the hospitality of its residents.

Language: Romanian

Time zone: UTC+1

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: 220 – 240 V

Country dialing code: +40

Closest airport: Cluj International Airport


from € 290,-

Registration Deadline: June 14