Cardiovascular MRI with CT correlation

Thessaloniki (GR), 23-25 June 2022

General Information


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.


Local: A. Kallifatidis (Thessaloniki, GR)
Co-organizer: H. Lamb (Leiden, NL)


Analipseos 26 55236 Panorama
Thessaloniki - Greece
tel. +30 2310 344871

Panagiotis Georgakopoulos
Senior Project Manager
T: +30 210 3250260



Register here.

Certified Radiologist/Specialist: 700€ / 750€ - for early / late registration (before / after April 21st 2022)
Residents / trainees / MRI and CT Technicians (upon proof of status): 500€ / 550€ - for early / late registration (before / after April 21st, 2022)
Registration Fee includes: course participation, digital syllabus, coffee-breaks, lunches, welcome reception 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.


The cardiovascular MRI with CT correlation module was granted 20 European CME credits by the EACCME.


Hildo Lamb (Leiden)
Luigi Natale (Rome)
Marco Francone (Milan)
Arshid Azarine (Paris)
Joana Alves Costa (Porto)
Grigorios Korosoglou (Weinheim)
Francesco Santini (Basel)
Atilla Toth (Budapest)
Theodoros Karamitsos (Thessaloniki)
Konstantinos Michailidis (Kozani)
Efstratios Theofilogiannakos (Thessaloniki)
Constantinos Bakogiannis (Thessaloniki)
Afroditi Tzifa (Athens)
Dimitra Loggitsi (Athens)
Niki Lama (Athens)
Christos Mourmouris (Athens)
Evangelos Alexiou (Larisa) 
Alexandros Kallifatidis (Thessaloniki)


Preliminary Program

Thursday 23rd June

8.15-8.45: Registration
8.45-9.00: Welcome-Introduction

9.00-9.25: Cardiac MRI: a glimpse to the sequences - Artifacts and solutions.   F. Santini
9.25-9.50: Cardiac CT protocols - Artifacts and solutions.   K. Michailidis
9.50-10.15: Cardiac anatomy (CMR and CCT).   A. Kallifatidis
10.15-10.35: Coronary arteries: Anatomy - Variants - Anomalies.   J. Alves Costa
10.35-11.00: CMR and CCT: challenges in acquisition: how do I manage difficult cases?     L. Natale

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.30 Workshop I-II CT & MRI: Cardiac Anatomy-Techniques-Artifacts              

13.30-15.00 lunch

CCT and CMR: Ischemic heart disease

15.00-15.20: Guideline update on ischemic heart disease    C. Bakogiannis 
15.20-15.40: CAD-RADS update    K. Michailidis
15.40-16.05 : CCT perfusion - CCT FFR. M. Francone
16.05-16.30 : Feel no stress and…do your best…Stress Cardiac MRI    A. Kallifatidis
16.30-16.55 : CMR in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy      H. Lamb

17.00-18.00 Workshop CMR – CT Ischemic Heart Disease, Stress perfusion


Friday 24th June

9.00-9.25: Cardiac CT: Plaque characterization   G. Korosoglou
9.25-9.45: Guideline update on non ischemic cardiomyopathy    E. Theofilogiannakos
9.45-10.010: The role of LGE differentiating non ischemic myocardial diseases     L. Natale
10.10-10.35: Parametric imaging (T1, T2, T2* mapping) and recent developments in Iron Quantification    H. Lamb
10.35-11.00: Myocarditis (in COVID-19 Era) N. Lama

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 CMR: Hypertrophic phenotype  A. Kallifatidis
12.00-12.30 CMR: Dilated phenotype  TD. Karamitsos                    

12.30-13.30 Workshop non ischemic cardiomyopathies I

13.30-15.00 lunch

15.00-15.30 Diabesity Imaging H. Lamb
15.30-16.00 Iron Overload (Heart – Liver) A. Kallifatidis – E. Alexiou

16.00-18.00 Workshop non ischemic cardiomyopathies II-III 


Saturday 25th June

9.00-9.30  Evaluation of Congenital Heart disease: why, when, how   D. Loggitsi
9.30-10.00  Congenital Heart disease: Interventional procedures   A.Tzifa
10.00-10.30  4DFlowMR, Valves and the CT   A.Azarine
10.30-11.00  Cardiac CT: TAVI, TMVR and more  C. Mourmouris

11.00-11.30 coffee break

11.30-13.30 Workshop 4D Flow, Valve disease, Congenital Heart Disease

13.30-15.00 lunch

15.00-15.30 Artificial intelligence basics and cardiovascular applications  H.Lamb
15.30-16.00 Cardiac masses and pericardium  L.Natale

16.00-17.30. Workshop TAVI - Plaque - Stenosis  

17.45-18.15 Test


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