Musculoskeletal MRI Joints (from finger to toe)

Mechelen (BE), : 25-29 April 2022

General Information

Filip Vanhoenacker (BE),
Maryam Shahabpour (BE)

M. Shahabpour (Brussels), H. Bloem (Leiden), H. Imhof (Vienna), A.M. Davies (Birmingham)


AZ Sint-Maarten, Mechelen
Liersesteenweg 435
2800 Mechelen

How to get there - Liersesteenweg 435, 2800 Mechelen - for congress center: follow "route 130, congrescentrum"
Mechelen is easy to access by Brussels national airport by train.

€ 850,- / 900,- for early / late registration (before / after July 31st, 2021)
Residents (upon proof of status): € 650,- / 700,- for early / late registration
Bank Account: IBAN: BE79 4042 0796 6133  BIC:   KREDBEBB
Please mention: MRI course Mechelen 2022


The course will be organized as an « in-person » event only


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 (deadline February 23, 2022).
3.    Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund(deadline March 25, 2022).
b. In case of cancellation or postponement by the organizing committee due to exceptional circumstances (e.g. COVID-19 outbreak,...)
1.    Participants will have the choice either to be refunded or to transfer their registration fee for the same module to be held later.
2.    In case of cancellation, the organizer will envisage to organize a virtual meeting alternative.


The course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 30 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

The course language is English



C. Glaser, Munich
E. McNally, Oxford
P. Robinson, Leeds
A. Grainger, Cambridge
E Llopis, Valencia
A. Heuck, Munich
A .Karantanas, Iraklion
C. Schaeffeler, Chur
S. Waldt, Essen
M. Shahabpour, Brussels
F.Vanhoenacker, Mechelen/Antwerp/ Ghent
K. Verstraete, Ghent
B. Vande Berg, Brussels
P. Van Dyck, Antwerp
L. Jans, Ghent
M. Mespreuve, Mechelen/Ghent
M. De Maeseneer, Brussels
J. De Hem, Ieper
A. Van Royen, Brussels
N. Herregods, Ghent
W. Huysse, Ghent
W. Abid, Brussels


Monday 250422

08:00-08:45         Registration, Morning Coffee
08:45-09:00         Welcome/Introduction Shahabpour, Vanhoenacker
09:00-09:30         Knee – ligaments – central, collateral and corners (P. Van Dyck, Antwerp)
09:30-10:00         Knee – menisci and pitfalls (F. Vanhoenacker, Mechelen/Antwerp/ Ghent)
10:00-10:30         Knee – cartilage (C. Glaser, Munich)
10:30-11:00         Coffee
11:00-11:20         Knee – extensor mechanism and lower limb alignment (A. Heuck, Munich)
11:20-11:35         Knee – BMEP as a guide through the injured knee (C. Glaser, Munich)
11:35-12:00         Knee – stress fracture, SONK, Ahlbäck, BME-syndrome: alphabet soup (A. Heuck, Munich)
12:00-12:30         Knee – postoperative (W. Huysse, Ghent)
12:30-13:20         Lunch  
13:20-15:35         Interactive sessions knee (5 groups: Glaser, Heuck, Van Dyck, Huysse, Vanhoenacker)
15:35-15:55         Coffee
15.55-17:25         Interactive sessions knee (5 groups)
17:25-17:55         Benign intra- and periarticular tumors and tumor mimickers (W. Huysse, Ghent)

18:00-19:00         Welcome reception

Tuesday 260422
08:30-09:00         Strategies to optimize routine imaging protocols (C. Glaser, Munich)

09:00-09:20         Shoulder – anatomy and variants (M. De Maeseneer, Brussels)
09:20-10:00         Shoulder – impingement: extrinsic and intrinsic (S. Waldt, Essen)
10:00-10:40         Shoulder – rotator interval and biceps (A. Grainger, Cambridge)
10:40-11:10         Coffee
11:10-11:30         Shoulder – instability (S. Waldt, Essen)
11:30-12:00         Shoulder –Capsulitis, degenerative arthropathy (C. Schäffeler, Chur)
12:00-12:30         Shoulder – Nerve compression syndromes (C. Schäffeler, Chur)
12:30-13:20         Lunch
13:20-15:35         Interactive sessions shoulder (5 groups: Grainger, Waldt, De Maeseneer, Vanhoenacker, Schäffeler)
15:35-15:55         Coffee
15.55-17:25         Interactive sessions shoulder (5 groups)
17:30-18:00         Shoulder – postoperative shoulder: clinical problems and strategies to handle artifacts (A. Grainger, Cambridge)

Wednesday 270422                                
08:30-09:10         Thumb – CMC and MCP joints (A. Van Royen, Brussels)
09:10-09:40         The other fingers – joints, tendons and pulleys: what matters (A. Van Royen, Brussels)
09:40-10:10         Wrist – ligaments incl. postoperative (M. Shahabpour, Brussels)
10.10-10:30          TFCC incl. postoperative (E. Llopis, Valencia)
10:30-11:00         Coffee
11:00-11:30         Elbow – Imaging of tennis and golfers (E. McNally, Oxford)
11:30-12:00         Elbow – Other conditions around the elbow (E. McNally, Oxford)
12:00-12:30         Muscle injuries (P. Robinson, Leeds)
12:30-13:20         Lunch
13:20-15:35         Interactive sessions hand/wrist & elbow, muscles (5 groups: Van Royen, Shahabpour/Llopis, Robinson, McNally, Mespreuve)
15.35-15:55         Coffee  
15.55-17:25         Interactive sessions hand/wrist & elbow, muscles (5 groups)
19:00-22:00         Social activity and dinner

Thursday 280422                                   
09:00-09:30         Groin (P. Robinson, Leeds)
09:30-10.00         Pediatric hip joint (N. Herregods, Ghent)
10:00-10:30         Fore- and midfoot joints & nerves (M. De Maeseneer, Brussels)
10:30-11:00         Coffee
11:00-11:30         Ankle and Lisfranc Joints – acute injury: ligaments and beyond (M. Shahabpour, Brussels)
11:30-12:00         Ankle – acute to chronic: osteochondral lesions, impingement and hindfoot instability (M. Shahabpour, Brussels)
12:00-12:30         Heel, tendons and arches (W. Abid, Brussels)
12:30-13:20         Lunch
13:20-13:40        Understanding techniques to reduce metal artifacts in MRI (J. De Hem, Ieper)
13:40-15:55         Interactive sessions foot/ankle & hip/pelvis (5 groups: Shahabpour/Abid, Herregods, De Hem, Karantanas, Robinson)
15:55-16:15         Coffee
16:15- 17:45        Interactive sessions foot/ankle & hip/pelvis (5 groups)

Friday 290422   

08:30-08:50         Hip - Bone marrow edema (A. Karantanas, Iraklion)
08:50-09:20         Hip - intraarticular lesions and variants (B. Vande Berg, Brussels)
09:20-09:50         Spondylarthropathy and hip inflammation: what is new? (L. Jans, Ghent)
09:50-10:20         Foot – arthropathy and infection (B. Vande Berg, Brussels)
10:20-10:50         Test (F. Vanhoenacker, Mechelen, Antwerp, Ghent)
10:50-11:30         Coffee /Brunch, lunch box
11:30-12:00         Special Focus: Gd and alternatives in MSK imaging (K. Verstraete, Ghent)
12:00-12:40         Test answers presentation (Vanhoenacker, Shahabpour)
12:40-13:00         Certificates and farewell


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