Erasmus Course on Magnetic Resonance Imaging


HISTORY OF THE COURSE:

The Erasmus Course on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (EMRI) was founded in 1991 by Prof. Dr. P. Beeckman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel )and Prof. Dr. Michel Osteaux, Head of the Radiology Department of the University Hospital of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (now: UZ Brussel). The course was centralised and organised from 1991 to 2004 in the University Hospital UZ Brussels by Prof. Osteaux, from January 2004 to now the course was chaired by Prof. Dr. D. Balériaux (Brussels, Belgium), Prof. Dr. H. Imhof  (Vienna, Austria) and Prof. Dr. J.L. Bloem (Leiden, The Netherlands).

In cooperation with the Universities of Aachen, Leiden and Luxemburg, a faculty of national and internationally renowned experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging was composed, the educational and organisational content for the course was proposed and presented to the Erasmus educational programme of the EU (accepted in 1991 under reference Erasmus ECP-93-B-1071/12). At the closure of the Erasmus educational programme (2000), it was decided to continue with the programme and to keep the “Erasmus” name and logo.

The course comprised in 1991 with 7 one-week modules of 40 hours, with restricted number of students, covering the following topics:

Basic Physics (R. Luypaert),
Musculoskeletal (K. Bohndorf, M. Shahabpour),
Cardiovascular (A. de Roos),
Head and Neck (M. Lemort,  J. Casselman),
Central Nervous System I (G. Wilms)
Central Nervous System II (D. Balériaux, P. Parizel)
Abdominal MRI (C. Bartolozzi, B. Marincek)

The Breast module was introduced in 1997 (T. Stadnik, C. Boetes).

An added benefit of the course is to foster understanding and respect among radiologists from the various European countries: teachers of different nationalities learn to work together in forming a new common European standard of knowledge and practice, while the students help in disseminating this standard. Although these courses are mainly professional, they also give ample opportunity to the attendees to get in touch with the different social, cultural and historical environments available in Europe.

The present aim of the course is to attract, as in the past, new faculty members from the younger generations, who will help to continue the course with the same high quality in the future.

This is the list of the 201 courses, which have been organised since the start of the course:

 

1991-1992

Osteo-articular MRI
Aachen (D),  14-18 October  1991, K. Bohndorf – M. Shahabpour

Magnetic Resonance Basics
Cambridge (UK), 15-20 December 1991, L.D. Hall

Head and Neck MRI
L’Aquila (I), 2-6 March 1992, R. Passariello

Chest and Pediatric Body MRI
Leiden (NL), 6-10 April 1992, A.E. van Voorthuijsen

Central Nervous System I
Strasbourg (F), 15-19 June 1992, J. L. Dietemann

Central Nervous System II
Copenhagen (DK), 7-11 September 1992, O. Henriksen

Abdominal MRI
Nantes (F), 5-9 October 1992, R. Rymer

Central Nervous System II
Brussels (B), 16-21 November 1992, D. Balériaux

 

1992-1993

Magnetic Resonance Basics,
Cambridge (UK), 14-18 December 1992, , L.D. Hall

Osteo-articular MRI
Brussels (B),  25-29 January  1993, M. Shahabpour - K. Bohndorf

Head and Neck MRI
L’Aquila (I), 15-19 February 1993, R. Passariello

Cardiovascular and Pediatric Body MRI
Leiden (NL), 8-12 March 1993, A.E. van Voorthuijsen

Abdominal MRI
Nantes (F), 5-9 April 1993, R. Rymer

Central Nervous System I
Copenhagen (DK), 10-14 May  1993, O. Henriksen

Central Nervous System II
Strasbourg (F), 7-11 June 1993, J. L. Dietemann

Central Nervous System III
Brussels (B), 20-24 September 1993, D. Balériaux

 

1993-1994

Basics MRI Physics
Brussels (B), 11-15 October 1993, R. Luypaert

Musculoskeletal MRI
Aachen (D),  January 31- 4 February 1994, G. Adam

Cardiovascular MRI
Leiden (NL), 2-4 March 1994, A. de Roos

Head and Neck MRI
Brussels, 21-25 March 1994, M. Lemort

Central Nervous System I
Leuven, 25-29 April 1994, G. Wilms

Central Nervous System II
Brussels (B), 6-10 June 1994, D. Balériaux

Abdominal MRI
Pisa, 19-23 September 1994, C. Bartolozzi

 

1994-1995

Basics MRI Physics,
Cambridge (UK), 10-14 October 1994, L.D. Hall

Head and Neck MRI
Bruges (B), 13-17 February 1995, J. Casselman

Osteoarticular MRI
Vienna (A),  20-24 February 1995, H. Imhof

Cardiovascular MRI
Leiden (NL), 13-17 March 1995, A. de Roos

Central Nervous System I
Leuven, 21-25 April 1995, G. Wilms

Abdominal MRI
Zurich (CH), 15-19 May 1995, B. Marincek

Central Nervous System II
Antwerp (B), 9-14 September 1995, P. Parizel

 

1995-1996

Angiography, Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Applications of MRI
Leiden (NL), 5-7 October 1995, A. de Roos

Basics MRI Physics,
Brussels (B), 8-12 October 1995, R. Luypaert

Osteoarticular MRI
Leiden (NL), 11-15 December 1995, H. M. Kroon

Abdominal MRI
Pisa (IT), 22-26 January 1996, C. Bartolozzi

Head and Neck MRI
Brussels (B), 12-16 February 1996, M. Lemort

MRI of the Breast
Göttingen, 13-15 March 1996, U. Fischer, J.W. Oestmann

Central Nervous System I
Leuven, 6-10 May 1996, G. Wilms

Central Nervous System II
Firenze (IT), 7-13 September 1996, G. Dal Pozzo

 

1996-1997

Basics MRI Physics,
Cambridge (UK), 6-10 October 1996, L..D. Hall

Angiography, Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Applications of MRI
Leiden (NL), 10-12 October 1996, A. de Roos

Musculoskeletal MRI
Brussels (BE), 12-16 November 1996, M. Shahabpour

Head and Neck MRI
Vienna (A), 17-21 February 1997, H. Imhof

MRI of the Breast
Göttingen, 12-14 March 1997, U. Fischer, J.W. Oestmann

Abdominal MRI
Luxembourg (LUX), 13-17 April 1997, J.-C. Kurdziel

Central Nervous System I
Brussels (B), 9-13 June 1997, T. Stadnik

Central Nervous System II
Ancona (IT), 1-6 September 1997, U. Salvoloni

 

1997-1998

Basics MRI Physics
Rennes (FR), 29 September – 3 October 1997, R. Luypaert

Angiography, Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Applications of MRI
Leiden (NL), 12-14 November 1997, A. de Roos

Osteoarticular MRI
Birmingham (UK), 17-21 November 1997, A. M. Davies

Head and Neck MRI
Bruges (BE), 16-20 February 1998, J. Casselman

MRI of the Breast
Göttingen, 11-13 March 1998, U. Fischer, J.W. Oestmann

Abdominal MRI
Pisa (IT), 7-11 June 1998, C. Bartolozzi

Central Nervous System I
Toulouse (FR), 19-23 June 1998, C. Manelfe

Central Nervous System II
Brussels (BE), 4-9 September 1998, D. Balériaux

 

1998-1999

Basics MRI Physics
Brussels (BE), 21-25 September  1998, R. Luypaert

Angiography, Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Applications of MRI
Leiden (NL), 7-9 October 1998, H. Kayser

Musculoskeletal MRI
Aachen (D), 9-13 November 1998, G. Adam

Head and Neck MRI
Brussels (BE), 15-19 February 1999, M. Lemort

Central Nervous System I
Amsterdam (NL), 26-30 June 1999, F. Barkhof

Central Nervous System II
Firenze (NL), 3-8 September 1999, M. Mascalchi

Abdominal MRI
Zurich (CH), 26-30 September 1999, B. Marincek

MRI of the Breast
Milano (IT), 18-20 October 1999, A. Del Maschio

 

1999-2000

Basics MRI Physics
Dundee (UK), 6-10 September  1999, R.A. Lerski

Angiography, Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Applications of MRI
Leiden (NL), 10-12 November 1999, A. de Roos

Musculoskeletal MRI
Antwerp (BE), 12-16 November 1999, P. Bracke

Head and Neck MRI
Vienna (A), 31 January - 4 February 2000, H. Imhof

Abdominal MRI
Pisa (IT), 21-24 May 2000, C. Bartolozzi

Central Nervous System I
Leuven (BE), 27-31 May 2000, I. Berry

Central Nervous System II
Antwerp (BE), 1-6 September 2000, P. Parizel

MRI of the Breast
Stockholm (S), October 2000, B. Bone

 

2000-2001

Basics MRI Physics
Rennes (FR), 25-29 September 2000, J.D. de Certaines

Angiography, Cardiovascular MRI and Interventional Applications of MRI
Essen (D), 2-4 November 2000, J.F. Debatin

Musculoskeletal MRI
Vienna (A), 29 January – 2  February 2001, H. Imhof

Head and Neck MRI
Bruges (B), 12-16 February 2001, J. Casselman

Central Nervous System II
Firenze (IT), 30 March – 4 April 2001, P. Parizel

Abdominal MRI
Brussels (BE), 6-10 May 2001, M. Osteaux

Central Nervous System I
Leuven (BE), 9-13 June 2001, G. Wilms

MRI of the Breast
Berlin (D), 8-10 October 2001, J.W. Oestmann

 

2001-2002

Basics MRI Physics
Leuven (BE), 1-5 October 2001, P. Van Hecke

MR-Angiography and Cardiovascular MRI
Leiden (NL), 17-19 October 2001, A. de Roos

Musculoskeletal MRI
Leiden (NL), 28 January – 1 February 2002, J.L. Bloem

Head and Neck MRI
Brussels (B), 4-8 February 2002, M. Lemort

Central Nervous System II
Brussels (BE), 15-20 March 2002, D. Balériaux

Central Nervous System I
Dresden (DE), 25-30 May 2002, R. von Kummer

Abdominal MRI
Zurich (CH), 1-4 September 2002, B. Marincek

MRI of the Breast
Barcelona (ES), 23-25 October 2002, M. Sentis

 

2003

Musculoskeletal MRI
Birmingham (UK), 27-31 January 2003, A. M. Davies

Head & Neck
Vienna (A), 10-14 February 2003, H. Imhof –C. Czerny

Basic MRI Physics
Dundee (UK), 31 March - 4 April 2003, R.A. Lerski

Abdominal MRI
Pisa (IT), 18-21 May  2003, C. Bartolozzi

CNS I
Brussels (BE), 2-6 June 2003, T. Stadnik

MR-Angiography and Cardiovascular MRI
Essen (DE),  11-12 September 2003, J.F. Debatin

CNS II
Wroclaw (PL), 26-30 September 2003, M. Sasiadek

Breast and female
Amsterdam (NL), C. Boetes

 

2004

Musculoskeletal
Brussels (B), 26-30 Jan 2004, M. Shahabpour

Head & Neck
Brugge (B), 9-13 Feb 2004, J. Casselman

Breast and female
Amsterdam (NL), 4-6 Feb 2004, C. Boetes

CNS 1
Amsterdam (NL), 20-25 June 2004, F. Barkhof

Abdominal and Urogenital
Lisbon (P), 17-20 October 2004, F. Caseiro-Alves

Basics
Rennes (FR), 11-15 October 2004, J. de Certaines

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Ancona (I), 24-29 September 2004, U. Salvolini

 

2005

Musculoskeletal
Vienna (A), 31-4 Jan 2005  – Feb , H. Imhof

Head & Neck
Brussels (B), 7-11 February 2005 , M. Lemort

Breast and female
Brussels (B), 24-27 May 2005, T. Stadnik

CNS 1
Leuven (B), 28-1 May -June 2005, G. Wilms

Abdominal and Urogenital
Antwerpen (B), 10-14 September 2005, B. Op de Beeck

Basics
Madrid (ES), 17-21 October 2005, A. Santos

Cardiovascular
Leiden, 6-7 October 2005, A. de Roos

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Maastricht (NL), 8-13 October 2005, J. Wilmink

 

2006

Musculoskeletal
Leiden (NL), 23-27 January 2006, J. L. Bloem

Head & Neck
Vienna (A), 20-24 February 2006, H. Imhof

Breast and female
Morzine (FR), 30-3 Jan – Feb 2006, T. Stadnik

CNS 1
Dresden (D), 7 – 11 June 2006, R. Von Kummer

Abdominal and Urogenital
Brussels, 9-12 September, C. Matos

Basics
Cambridge (UK), 11 – 15 Sept 2006, T.A. Carpenter

Cardiovascular
Leuven (B), 3 – 5 May 2006,  J. Bogaert

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Bucharest (R), 26-30 August 2006, I. Codorean

 

2007

Musculoskeletal
Ljubljana (SL), 22-26 January 2007, V. Jevtic

Head & Neck
Bruges (B), 5 – 9 February 2007, J. Casselman

Breast and female
Chios (GR), 1-6 July 2007, T. Stadnik – G. Panagi

CNS 1
London (GB), 1-5 June 2007, T. Yousry

Abdominal and Urogenital
Rome (I), 17-21 September , R. Passariello - C. Catalano

Basics
Brussels (B), 15-19 October 2007, R. Luypaert

Cardiovascular
Leiden (NL), 4-5 October 2007, A. de Roos

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Aachen (D), 29 Sept – 3 Oct 2007, A. Thron - T. Krings

 

2008

Musculoskeletal I
Brussels (B), 21-25 January 2008, M. Shahabpour

Head & Neck
Lisboa (P), 11-15 February 2008, A. Borges

Breast and female
Rome (I), 18-20 June 2008, R. Passariello - C. Catalano

CNS 1
Thessaloniki (GR), 12-16 June 2008, A. Drevelegas

Abdominal and Urogenital
Bucharest (R), 6-10 September 2008, I. Codorean -  A. Laghi

Basics
Dundee (UK), 15-19 September 2008, R.A. Lerski

Cardiovascular
Bologna (I), 13-14 October 2008, R. Fattori

Musculoskeletal II
Valencia (SP), 15-19 September 2008, E. Llopis

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Budapest (H), 27-31 August 2008, K. Karlinger

 

2009

Musculoskeletal I
Birmingham (UK), January 26-30 2009, A. M. Davies

Head & Neck
Vienna (AT), 16-20 February 2009, C. Czerny - H. Imhof

Breast and female
Wroclaw (PL), 4-6 June 2009, T. Stadnik

CNS 1
Amsterdam (NL), 15-19 June 2009, F. Barkhof

Abdominal and Urogenital
Verona (IT), 24-26 September 2009, R. Pozzi Mucelli

Basics
Madrid (ES), 2-6 November 2009, A. Santos

Cardiovascular
Leiden (NL), 8-9 October 2009, A. de Roos

Musculoskeletal II
Bratislava (SK), 5-9 October 2009, V. Belan

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Antwerp (BE), 28 August- 2 Sept 2009, P. Parizel

 

2010

Musculoskeletal I
Vienna (AT), 8-12 February 2010, F. Kainberger

Head & Neck
Bruges (BE), 1-5 February 2010, J. Casselman

Breast and female
Maastricht (NL), 8-10 September 2010, C. Boetes

CNS 1
Leuven (BE), 4-8 June 2010, G. Wilms

Abdominal and Urogenital
München (DE), 25-27 October 2010, T. Helmberger

Basics
Lodz (PL), 13-17 September 2010, A. Materka

Cardiovascular
Vienna (AT), 21-23 October 2010, C. Loewe

Musculoskeletal II
Turin (IT), 20-24 September 2010, C. Faletti

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Firenze (IT), 3-8 September 2010, G. Pellicanò

 

2011

Musculoskeletal I
Leiden (NL), 24-28 January 2011, J.L. Bloem

Head & Neck
Lisbon (PT), 24-28 January 2011, A. Borges

Breast and female
Chios (EL), 7-10 September 2011, S. Chalkias – T. Stadnik

CNS 1
Dresden (DE), 27-31 May 2011, R. Von Kummer

Abdominal and Urogenital
Leiden (NL), 21-23 September 2011, Van der Molen-Wasser

Basics
Cambridge (UK), 12-16 September 2011, A. Carpenter

Cardiovascular
Bologna (IT), 18-19 April 2011, R. Fattori

Musculoskeletal II
Izmir (TR), 12-16 September 2011, R. Arkun

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Istanbul (TR), 19-24 August 2011, E. Turgut Tali

 

2012

MRI of the Joints(from finger to toe)
Brussels (BE), 16-20 January 2012, M. Shahabpour

Head & Neck
Brussels (BE), 23-27 January 2012, M. Lemort

Breast and female
Zagreb (HR), 31 May -3 June 2012, B. Brkljacic

CNS 1
Dubrovnik (HR), 9-13 June 2012, M. Thurnher

Abdominal and Urogenital
Brussels (BE), 26-29 June 2012, F. Vandenbroucke – B. Op de Beeck

Basics
Dundee (UK), 3-7 September 2012, R.A. Lerski

Musculoskeletal (the comprehensive course)
Valencia (ES), 24-28 September 2012, E. Llopis

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Brussels (BE), 8-12 November 2012, Ph. David

 

2013

MRI of the Joints(from finger to toe)
Ljubljana (SI), 21-25 January 2013, D. Babnik - V. Jevtic

Head & Neck
Vienna (AT), 4-8 February 2013, C. Czerny

Breast and female
Brussels (BE), 27-30 May 2013, T. Stadnik

CNS 1
Thessaloniki (EL), 12-16 June 2013, A. Drevelegas

Abdominal and Urogenital
Palermo (IT), 9-11 September 2013, G. Brancatelli / M. Midiri

Basics
Brussels (BE), 9-13 September 2013, B. Müller-Bierl/Y. Fierens

Cardiovascular
Leiden (NL), 17-18 October 2013, H. Lamb

Musculoskeletal (the comprehensive course)
Riga (LV), 14-18 October 2013, M. Epermane

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Bucharest (RO), 31 Aug-4 Sept 2013, I.Lupescu

Basic Musculoskeletal and Neuro MRI
4-8 April 2013, Beirut (LI), N. Khoury

 

2014

MRI of the Joints(from finger to toe)
Vienna (AT), 3-7 February 2014, F. Kainberger

Head & Neck
Brugge (BE), 3-7 February 2014, J. Casselman

Breast and female
Vienna (AT), 8-10 May 2014,T. Helbich

CNS 1
Amsterdam (NL), 16-20 June 2014, F. Barkhof

Abdominal and Urogenital
Ankara (TR), 17-19 September 2014,D. Akata

Basics
Madrid (ES), 6-10 October 2014, A. Santos

Cardiovascular
Vienna (AT), 9-10 October 2014, C. Loewe – H.J. Lamb

Musculoskeletal (the comprehensive course)
Porto (PT), 29-3 Sept-Oct 2014, A. Vieira

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Riga (LV), 6-10 October 2014, G. Krumina

 

2015

MRI of the Joints(from finger to toe)
Paris (FR), 14-18 September 2015, JL. Drapé

Head & Neck
Lisbon (PT), 2-6 February 2015, A. Borges

Breast and female
Valencia (SP), 14-16 May 2015, J. Camps Herrero

CNS 1
London (UK), 8-12 June 2015, T. Yoursy

Abdominal and Urogenital
Coimbra (PO), 23-26 September 2015, F. Caseiro-Alves

Basics
Lodz (PL), 21-25 September 2015, M. Strzelecki

Cardiovascular with CT correlation
Rome (IT), 15-16 October 2015, L. Natale – H.J. Lamb

Musculoskeletal (the comprehensive course)
Birmingham (UK), 19-23 January 2015, M. Davies

CNS 2(Adult Spine & Posterior fossa; Pediatric CNS)
Dubrovnik (HR), 4-8 September 2015, M. Thurnher – M. Spero

 

2016

MRI of the Joints(from finger to toe)
Brussels (BE), 4-8 January 2016, M. Shahabpour

Head & Neck
Krakow (PO), 1-5 February 2016, A. Trojanowska

Breast and Female Imaging
Vienna (AT), 12-14 May 2016, T. Helbich

MRI Abdominal and urogenital
Brussels (BE), 23-26 May 2016, F. Vandenbroucke

CNS 1
Leuven (BE), 6-10 June 2016, Ph. Demaerel

CNS 2
Sheffield (UK), 2-6 September 2016, C. Romanowski
Basic MRI Physics
Cambridge (UK), 19-23 September 2016, S. Sawiak

Musculoskeletal (the comprehensive course)
Heraklion (GR), 26-30 September 2016, A. Karantanas

Cardiovascular with CT correlation
Zürich (CH), 6-7 October 2016, S. Kozerke - H.J. Lamb