Abdominal and Urogenital MRI

Brussels (BE), 21-24 September 2021

General Information

We are pleased to announce that the organizing committee CAN NOW CONFIRM the dates and location for the 2021 ERASMUS ABDOMINAL AND UROGENITAL 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 four-day course that is part of the ERASMUS Course (EMRI) on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a training in the field of abdominal and urogenital MRI. The course format includes formal lectures in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. There is plenty of time for discussion. There is a self-evaluation test at the end of the course.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the course has been postponed to September 2021. We hope that the global situation will allow us to host this physical event.
We are very much looking forward to this meeting and hope it will be a success again.

Frederik Vandenbroucke, MD, PhD

The course language is English

Walter Rijsselaere
Department of Radiology
UZ Brussel
Laarbeeklaan 101
1090 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32(0)24775322

1. To effectively select patients who will benefit from MR more than other diagnostic modalities.
2. To tailor the MR protocols according to the clinical indication.
3. To analyze clinical MR studies, recognizing normal anatomy and variants, and give a short list of differential diagnoses.

No printed syllabus will be available, all learning material will be available online.

Faculteit Geneeskunde en Farmacie Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussels Belgium

Certified radiologists: .......................... 900 €
Residents (with certification) ..................650 €
Fee includes: course participation, online learning material, coffee-breaks, lunches and welcome reception.

Account: BE72 7310 3701 9316 - BIC:KREDBEBB


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,...)
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.


M. Antic, Brussels, BE
G. Brancatelli, Palermo, IT
P. De Visschere, Ghent, BE
E. Dresen, Leuven, BE
N. Hottat, Brussels, BE
B. Op de Beeck, Antwerp, BE
E. Quaia, Padova, IT
M. Ronot, Paris, FR
R. Salgado, BE
D. Vanbeckevoort, Leuven, BE
F. Vandenbroucke, Brussels, BE
F. Vanhoenacker, Mechelen, BE


Tuesday September 21
8.50- 9.00:                  Introduction: F. Vandenbroucke
9.00-9.50:                   DWI in abdominal MRI: E. Dresen
9.50-10.40:                 Hepatobiliary Contrast: G. Brancatelli
10.40-11.00:               Coffee Break
11.00-11.50:               Benign liver lesions: F. Vandenbroucke
11.50-12.40:               Fatty liver lesions: G. Brancatelli
12.40-13.20:               Lunch Break
13.00-14.10:               Focal lesions in cirrhotic liver: E. Dresen
14.10-15.00:               Gallbladder and biliary system: B. Op de Beeck
15.00–17.00:              Workshops: E. Dresen - G. Brancatelli - F. Vandenbroucke - B. Op de Beeck

Wednesday September 22
9.00-9.50:                    Li-Rads: E. Quaia
9.50-10.40:                  Vascular disorders of the liver: M. Ronot
10.40-11.00:                Coffee Break
11.00-11.50:                Diffuse liver disease: M. Ronot 
11.50-12.40:                Solide and cystic pancreas lesions: B. Op de Beeck
12.40-13.20:                Lunch Break
13.20-14.10:                Pancreatitis: E. Quaia
14.10-15.00:                Adrenal Mri: B. Op de Beeck 
15.00–17.00:               Workshops: E. Quaia -  M. Ronot - B. Op de Beeck

Thursday September 23
9.00-9.50:                    MR enterography: D. Vanbeckevoort
9.50-10.40:                  (Colo)-rectal cancer: E. Dresen
10.40-11.00:                Coffee Break
11.00-11.50:                Prostate: P. De Visschere
11.50-12.40:                Perianal fistels and pelvic floor: D. Vanbeckevoort

12.40-13.20:                Lunch Break
13.20-14.10:                Uterus: P. De Visschere
14.10-15.00:                Adnexal masses: N. Hottat
15.00–17.00:               Workshops: D. Vanbeckevoort - N. Hottat - E. Dresen P. De Visschere

Friday September 24
9.00-9.50:                    Endometriosis: M. Antic
9.00-9.50:                    MR angio and MR pediatrics: R. Salgado
10.40-11.20:                Examination
11.20-11.50:                Coffee Break              
11.50-12.40:                Spleen and retroperitoneum: F. Vanhoenacker
12.40-13.00:                Result examination and closing remarks: F. Vandenbroucke