Breast MRI and Female Imaging

Brussels (BE), 16-18 May 2024

General Information

M. Cannie, N. Hottat, T. Stadnik

The course language is English


telephone: +32 2 476 39 44

Certified radiologists/specialists :  700€  
Residents (certified by head of department ): 350€ 
Includes: Lunches and coffee-breaks, welcome reception, social dinner, syllabus.

If your interest is only in Fetal Imaging (Saturday May 18), the reduced fee for these one day only Saturday talks and workshops is 250 € (full fee), reduced to 100 € for residents (certified by the head of the department, please send this document to

Auditorium Kiekens, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium


M. Aertsen (Leuven, BE)
P. Baltzer (Vienna, AT)
C. Bourgioti (Athens, EL)
M. Cannie (Brussels, BE)
M. Dietzel (Erlangen, DE)
R. Forstner (Salzburg, AT)
N. Hottat (Brussels, BE)
T. Metens (Brussels, BE)
E. Ranschaert (Ghent, BE)
A. Schiettecatte (Brussels, BE)
T. Stadnik (Brussels, BE)
I. Thomassin (Paris, FR)
V. Vandecaveye (Leuven, BE)
C. Van Ongeval (Leuven, BE)
E. Whitby (Sheffield, UK)


Thursday, May 16th, 2024

08:00-08:50 Registration
08:50-09:00 Welcome/Introduction
M. Cannie (BE); N. Hottat (BE); T. Stadnik (BE)
09:00-09:30 Pelvic protocol T. Metens (BE)
09:30-10:00 Physiological and congenital anatomical variations N. Hottat (BE)
10:00-10:30 Myometrial masses: common and rare Thomassin-Naggara (FR)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 O-RADS MRI I. Thomassin-Naggara (FR)
11:30-12:00 Ovarian cancer staging V. Vandecaveye (BE)
12:00-12:30 Cervical cancer: staging and treatment response evaluation R. Forstner (AT)
12:30-13:00 Endometrial cancer: update R. Forstner (AT)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Workshops (3 rotations a 60 min.)
Rotation 1, I. Thomassin-Naggara (FR)
Rotation 2, V. Vandecaveye (BE)
Rotation 3, R. Forstner (AT)

17:00 Erasmus Social Event 


Friday, May 17th, 2024

09:00-09:30 Breast protocol T. Metens (BE)
09:30-10:00 Breast MRI Indications P. Baltzer (AT)
10:00-10:30 BI-RADS MRI P. Baltzer (AT)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Breast MRI screening M. Dietzel (DE)
11:30-12:00 Preoperative staging with MRI M. Van Goethem (BE)
12:00-12:30 MR-guided breast interventions T. Stadnik - A. Schiettecatte (BE)
12:30-13:00 Evaluation of breast cancer response to neoadjuvant treatment N. Hottat (BE)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Workshops (3 rotations a 60 min.)
Rotation 1: M. Van Goethem (BE)
Rotation 2: P. Baltzer (AT)
Rotation 3: Dietzel (DE)



Saturday, May 18th, 2024


09:00-09:20 Fetal MRI for dummies: what the fetal medicine specialist should know about acquisitions and sequences M. Aertsen (BE)
09:20-9:40: Fetal Magnetic resonance imaging: luxury or necessity? M. Cannie (BE)
09:40-10:00 Placental imaging E. Whitby (UK)
10:00-10:20 MRI in post-partum conditions C. Bourgioti (EL)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Workshop Fetal and Postnatal imaging
Rotation 1, M. Aertsen + A. Leus (BE)
Rotation 2, E. Whitby (UK)
Rotation 3, C. Bourgioti (EL)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 Breast implants C. Van Ongeval (BE)
14:30-14:45 AI for breast and pelvis MRI E. Ranschaert (BE)
14:45-15:00 Panel discussion: Moderators: M. Cannie, N. Hottat, T. Stadnik (BE)
15:00-15:30 Endometriosis N. Hottat (BE)
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:45: Test
17:00: Farewell


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