Abdominal and Urogenital MRI

Vienna (AT), 30 May - 2 June 2019

General Information


Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, MD
Email: ahmed.ba-ssalamah@meduniwien.ac.at
Medical University of Vienna
General Hospital of Vienna (AKH)
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
A-1090 Vienna
Tel: 00431 40400 48930
Fax: 00431 40400 48940

Email: ahmed.ba-ssalamah@meduniwien.ac.at

The course language is English

Contact person: Karin Neckar
Email: karin.neckar@meduniwien.ac.at
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna/Austria
Tel: +43(0)4040048930

Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien - Billrothhaus
Frankgasse 8
1090 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +431 4054777

The Billrothhaus is the seat of the medical society in Vienna. It was built by the architect Ludwig Richter in 1893, under the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph and named after the doctor and former president of the society Theodor Billroth. Billrothhaus is located in a quiet area just a short walk away from the charming city center. Business travelers appreciate the convenient access to public transportation.
You can use this location as an optimal base for exploring Vienna and enjoy the extras it offers. Surrounded by the atmosphere and architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


Registration is accepted after full payment of the fee!
Certified radiologists: .......................... 800 €
Residents (with certification) ..................620 €
Fee includes course participation, syllabus, coffee-breaks, lunches, reception and course dinner
Deadline for registration: April 30th, 2019

1. To learn to effectively select patients who will benefit from MR more than other diagnostic modalities.

2. To learn how to optimize the MR protocols, tailored according to the clinical indication.
3. To learn how to analyze clinical MR studies, recognize normal anatomy and variants, and diagnose disorders and diseases.


Baltzer, Pascal – Vienna, Austria
Ba-Ssalamah, Ahmed - Vienna, Austria
Brancatelli, Giuseppe – Palermo, Italy
Forstner, Rosemarie – Salzburg, Austria
Helbich, Thomas - Vienna, Austria
Hojreh, Azadeh - Vienna, Austria
Ringl, Helmut - Vienna, Austria
Schima, Wolfgang - Vienna, Austria
Schernthaner, Rüdiger - Vienna, Austria
Tamandl, Dietmar - Vienna, Austria
Taylor, Stuart – London, UK
Woitek, Ramona – Cambridge, UK

Zins, Marc – Paris, France


Thursday, the 30th of May

08:00-08.30       Registration
08:30-08:45      Welcome and opening remarks
08:45-09.15       MRI abdominal protocols  – A. Ba-Ssalamah
09:15-09:45       Mechanism of MR contrast agents – G. Brancatelli
09:45-10:00      Short break
10:00-10:30      Vascular disorders of the liver – G. Brancatelli
10:30-11:00      Focal lesions in the non-cirrhotic liver – W. Schima
11:00-11:15      Coffee break
11:15-11:45      Diffuse liver diseases – A. Ba-Ssalamah
11:45-12:15      Focal lesions in the cirrhotic liver – G. Brancatelli
12:15-12:45      Diagnostic workup of biliary diseases – M. Zins
12:45-13:00      Questions and answers
13:00-14:00      Lunch
14:00-15:30      Workshops in smaller groups (GB, MZ, WS), 3 groups
15:30-16:00      Coffee break
16:00-17:30      Workshops in smaller groups (continued) (GB, MZ, AB)

19:00                 Welcome Reception, Billrothhaus Historical Library

Friday,  the 31th of May

09:00-09:30      Solid pancreatic lesions – M. Zins
09:30-10:15      Cystic pancreatic lesions – W. Schima
10:15-10:45      Pancreatitis – M. Zins
10:45-11:15      Coffee break
11:15-11:45      Small bowel – S. Taylor
11:45-12:15      Rectum – D. Tamandl
12:15-12:45      Perianal Fistula - S. Taylor
12:45-13:00      Questions and answers
13:00-14:00      Lunch
14:00-15:30      Workshops in smaller groups (WS, MZ, ST)
15:30-16:00      Coffee break
16:00-17:30      Workshops in smaller groups (continued), (CM, ST, DT)

Saturday, the 1st of June

09:00-09:30      Uterine and Cervical Cancers – R. Forstner
09:30-10:00      Endometriosis – R. Woitek
10:00-10:30      Ovarian Diseases – R. Forstner
10:30-11:00      Coffee break
11:00-11:30      MRI of the Kidney and Urinary tract – P. Baltzer
11:30-12:15      Multiparametric diagnostic workup of the Prostate – T. Helbich
12:15-12:45      Imaging of the Pelvic Floor –  S. Taylor
12:45-13:00      Questions and answers
13:00-14:00      Lunch
14:00-15:30      Workshops in smaller groups (RF, ST, TH)
15:30-16:00      Coffee break
16:00-17:30      Workshops in smaller groups (continued), (RF, PB, RW)

19:00                 Dinner

Sunday, the 2nd of June

09:00-09:30    Practical MRI Physics -  H. Ringl
09:30-10:00    MRA of the Abdomen and Pelvis – R. Schernthaner
10:00-10:30    PET-MRI Clinical Indications- D. Tamandl
10:30-11:00    Coffee break
11:00-11:30     MRI in the Pediatric Population, A. Hojreh
11:30-12:30     Examination
12:30-12:45     Farewell and closing remarks – A. Ba-Ssalamah
12:45                Lunch to go


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