Cardiovascular MRI with CT correlation

Porto (PT), 2-4 September 2021

General Information

We are pleased to announce that the organizing committee CAN NOW CONFIRM the dates and location for the 2021 CARDIOVASCULAR COURSE!!
Thanks to the extensive vaccination campaigns among health care providers and in the general population, we can breathe again and we can restore our normal professional and social lives. The conditions for traveling are becoming less strict and people want to physically follow an intensive and interactive radiology training again!!

This course is dedicated to teaching the clinical applications of CT and MRI of the heart and vessels. Different pathologies and important issues for daily clinical practice will be discussed in plenary sessions, as well as the technological advances that contribute to a faster and more reliable diagnosis including future perspectives. Workshops will be given to practice image processing tools for MRI.
The course is aimed at Radiologists, Cardiologists, MRI and CT Technicians, Residents in radiology and cardiology, Physicians and Physicists who currently work or will work in the future with MRI and/or CT regarding cardiovascular diagnosis. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the basic knowledge as well as the advanced applications of cardiovascular normal or pathologic conditions.
Those who pass an examination at the end of the course will receive a certificate.
Officially accredited by EACCME® for 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®)


Local: J. Alves Costa (Porto, PT)
Co-organizer: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)



Hotel HF Ipanema Park
Special price for registers who want to stay at this hotel.

Diana Martins, JCC Diagnostic Imaging
Rua Rosália de Castro n.4, Viana do Castelo, Portugal (Headquarters)
Work email:
Phone: +351 962031370
Certified Radiologist/Specialist: 750€ / 800€ - for early / late registration (before / after May 14th 2021)
Residents / trainees / MRI and CT Technicians (upon proof of status): 550€ / 600€ - for early / late registration (before / after May 14th, 2021)
Bank Account: IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 56601840002 87  SWIFT/BIC:   BBPIPTPL
Please mention: Erasmus Course Cardiac 2021 
Registration fee includes: course participation, digital syllabus, coffee breaks, lunches and a course dinner, this last if the situation permits. Hotel is not included but we have a special hotel offer with lower rate.

a. In case of cancellation by the participant
1.    Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees. 
2.    Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. 
3.    Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund. 
b. In case of cancellation or postponement by the organizing committee due to exceptional circumstances (e.g. COVID-19 outbreak...)
Participants will have the choice either to be refunded or to transfer their registration fee for the same module to be held later.


Hildo Lamb
Dept. of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Albert de Roos
Dept. of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Luigi Natale
Institute of Radiology, Dept. of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University of Rome, Italy

Marco Francone
Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS Humanitas Biomedical Sciences, Milan, Italy

Rodrigo Salgado
Dept. of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital UZA, Antwerp, Belgium

Maria João Baptista
Dept. of Pediatric Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal

João Sarmento
Dept. of Pediatric Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal

Joana Alves Costa
Cardiac Imaging Unit, JCC Diagnostic Imaging, Viana do Castelo – Vila Real – Braga – Porto, Portugal

Paulo Donato
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra
Dept. of Medical Imaging, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal

Nuno Bettencourt
Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, Portugal

Miguel Vieira
Cardiac Imaging Unit, JCC Diagnostic Imaging,

Viana do Castelo – Vila Real – Braga – Porto, Portugal

Henrique Rodrigues
JCC Diagnostic Imaging, Viana do Castelo – Vila Real – Braga – Porto, Portugal


Thursday 2nd September 2021
8.00-8.15: Registration
8.15-8.30: Introduction: (J. Alves Costa, Porto, PT)
Basics, Technical Issues and New Technologies
8.30-9.00: CMR: the future is 3D and EZ: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)
9.00-9.30: CCT acquisition: a refresh of basic technical aspects: N. Bettencourt (Porto, PT)
9.30-10.00: CMR and CCT: challenges in acquisition: how do I managed difficult cases? L. Natale (Rome, IT)
10.00- 10.20: Coronary arteries CT anatomy and variants J. Alves Costa (Porto, PT)
10.20-10.40: Cardiac CT anatomy besides coronary arteries: M. Vieira (Porto, PT)
10.45-11.05: Coffee break
CCT and CMR: Ischemic Heart Disease
11.10-11.30: Coronary CTA indications and how I report it: M. Vieira (Porto, PT)
11.30-12.00: What to report in CTA for evaluation of stents and CABGs: R. Salgado (Antwerp, BE)
12.00-12.30: New techniques: CT- FFR vs CMR stress perfusion: Nuno Bettencourt (Porto, PT)
12.30-12.50: CMR in Ischemic Heart Disease: from perfusion to infarction: J. Alves Costa (Porto, P)
12.50-13.00: Questions & Answers
13.00-14.30: Lunch
14.30-17.45: Workshops
Workshop I (60’): CMR perfusion and viability: how I do it (L. Natale)
Workshop II (60’): Coronary CTA: stenosis quantification (N. Bettencourt)
Workshop III (60’): CT: anatomy of the heart and coronary arteries anomalies (M. Vieira)

Friday 3rd September 2021
CMR: Non Ischemic Myocardial Diseases
8.30-9.00: The role of LGE differentiating non ischemic myocardial diseases: L. Natale (Rome, IT)
9.00-9.30: Parametric imaging (T1, T2, T2* mapping) and recent developments in Iron Quantification: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)
9.30-10.00: Does T1 mapping and ECV minimize the need of biopsies in cardiac amyloidosis? H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)
10.05-10.25: Coffee break
10.30-11.00: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - tissue characterization: M. Francone (Rome, IT)
11.00-11.30: Myocarditis – the role of parametric imaging: A. de Roos (Leiden, NL)
11.30-12.00: Diabesity Imaging: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)
12.00-12.10: Questions & Answers
12.15-13.45: Lunch
14.00-17.15: Workshops
Workshop IV (60’): Hypertrophic heart and CMR: different diagnosis (M. Francone & J. Alves Costa)
Workshop V (60’): Myocarditis and special cases (A. de Roos)
Workshop VI (60’): CMR in non ischemic heart disease: differentials (M. Vieira)

Saturday 4th September 2021
Congenital Heart Disease and Novel Tools for Image Analysis
8.15- 8.40: Pre-chirurgical evaluation of Congenital Heart Diseases: CMR or CCT? A. De Roos (Leiden, NL)
8.40-9.10: Post-chirurgical evaluation of Congenital Heart Disease patients: A. De Roos (Leiden, NL)
9.10-9.40: The cardiologic pediatric point of view: what is it important to know from CCT or CMR before chirurgical repair of different congenital heart diseases: M.J. Baptista (Porto, PT), João Sarmento (Porto, PT)
9.40-10.10: Artificial Intelligence basics and cardiovascular applications: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)
10.15-10.35: Coffee break
Valvular Heart Disease
10.40-11.10: Evaluation Pre – and Pos- TAVI: R. Salgado (Antwerp, BE)
11.10-11.40: Valvular Heart Disease: CMR evaluation with 2D and 4D Flow: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)
Aortic Diseases
11.40-12.10: Acute and chronic aortic diseases: when to use CT or MR? R. Salgado (Antwerp, BE)
Cardiac Masses and Pericardium
12.10-12.40: Cardiac masses and pericardium: L. Natale (Rome, IT)
12.40-12.55: Questions & Answers
13.10-14.40: Lunch
14.45-18.00: Workshops
Workshop VII: Congenital Heart Diseases: CCT cases (H. Rodrigues)
Workshop VIII: Evaluation of Aortic Stenosis: how I do it (R. Salgado)
Workshop IX: Aortic evaluation: acute syndromes and chronic diseases (Paulo Donato)
18.10-18.40: Test
18.40: Adjourn


Please if interested, follow the link below to register, and please send an email to, with the proof of payment. Payment information is indicated on the registration form.

 After complete registration with effective payment, you will receive a confirmation email by the secretary also giving you options of hotels where you have a special price. You just need to inform the hotel that you will participate at ERASMUS COURSE CARDIAC PORTO, when booking your room.
Course registration is only effective after payment.