14th Course on Advanced techniques in Medical Imaging

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging

With the participation of top-level international speakers.

In person course accredited with 16.0 CPE-DPCs by SEAFORMEC/UEMS
January 26-27th 2022
Auditorio del Hospital Clínico San Carlos

Course directors:

Antonio Luna Alcalá
Director científico HT Médica. Jaén.
Christine O. Menias
Abdominal Imaging section. Radiology department. Mayo Clinic. Scottdale, Az. Editor in chief of Radiographics.

Online course

Access from February 6 to April 9

January 26-27th 2022

Course directors:

Antonio Luna Alcalá
Director científico HT Médica. Jaén.
Christine O. Menias
Abdominal Imaging section. Radiology department. Mayo Clinic. Scottdale, Az. Editor in chief of Radiographics.


Review course on the latest advances in imaging of the liver, biliary system, and pancreas. We will analyze the role of CEUS and US-elastography, spectral and perfusion CT and morphological and functional MRI in the different clinical scenarios of hepatobiliary and pancreatic pathology. With special focus on the optimization of acquisition protocols and the interpretation and quantification of the information obtained.

All this taught by a first-class faculty from several of the main academic centers in the USA (Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Center, Pittsburgh liver center, NY university, John Hopkins Hospital and Northwestern University), completed with other selected lecturers.


  • Review the technical imaging advances that allow optimization of CT and MR acquisitions for the assessment of hepatobiliary system and pancreas
  • Update diagnostic imaging criteria based on clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • Analyze how to increase the detection and improve the characterization of the different focal hepatic lesions with CEUS, spectral CT and MRI.
  • To review the role of multi-echo MRI sequences, MRI-elastography and US-elastography in the assessment of diffuse liver disease.
  • Evaluate the role of MR cholangiography in the study of the gallbladder and the bile ducts.
  • Update the role of advanced imaging studies in the evaluation of focal and diffuse pancreatic disease.
  • Analyze the maturity and implementation in clinical practice of Artificial Intelligence solutions for medical imaging in the evaluation of liver, pancreatic and biliary system pathology

International teachers

Victoria Chernyak
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
Alessandro Furlan
Department of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging Division, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.
Hersh Chandarana
Associate Chair for Clinical & Translational Research, Department of Radiology. NY Lagoon Health. New York, NY.
Sudhakar Venkatesh
Body Imaging section. Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN
Frank Miller
Chief of Body Imaging in the Department of Radiology. Northwestern University. Chicago, IL
Atif Zaheer
Cross-Sectional Body Imaging Fellowship Director. Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science. John Hopkins hospital. Baltimore, MD.
Avinash Kambadakone
Chief, Abdominal Imaging Division. Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Medical Director, Martha’sVineyard Hospital Imaging. Boston, MA
Cooky Menias
Abdominal Imaging section. Radiology department. Mayo Clinic. Scottdale, Az. Editor in chief of Radiographics.
Dr. Andre Clevert.
Radiology department. University Hospital Grosshadern. Munich, Germany
Tommaso D´Angelo
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Unit, University Hospital Messina, Italy Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

National Teachers

Antonio Luna Alcalá
Director científico HT Médica. Jaén.
Daniel Eiroa
Medical Advisor at Sycai Medical
Javier Sánchez González
Científico clínico de RM en Philips Cuidados de la Salud. Madrid.
Elena Canales
Sección de Radiología abdominal. Hospital Ramón y Cajal. Madrid
Teresa Fontanilla Echeveste
Sección de Ecografía. Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro. Majadahonda (Madrid).



Day 1 January 26th, 2022
Liver imaging

09:00 - 11:30h Imaging techniques. CT & MRI

  • 09:00 - 9:30h Novel methods for robust and rapid MR imaging - Hersh Chandarana. New York, NY.
  • 09:30 - 10:00h Optimization of abdominal MRI acquisitions - Javier Sánchez. Madrid.
  • 10:00 - 10:30h Liver and pancreas CT perfusion - Avinash Kambadakone. Boston, MA
  • 10:30 - 11:00h Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the liver and pancreas - Frank Miller. Chicago, IL.
  • 11:00 - 11:30h Applications of spectral CT on liver & pancreas imaging – Elena Canales Lachén. Madrid

11:30 - 12:00h Coffee break

12:00 - 14:00h Focal liver disease I

  • 12:00 - 12:30h LIRADS: CT/MRI overview - Victoria Chernyak. New York, NY.
  • 12:30 - 13:00h Focal liver masses in non-cirrhotics - Frank Miller. Chicago, IL.
  • 13:00 - 13:30h Multimodality manifestations of infection in liver and biliary tract: The routine, weird and wacky -Victoria Chernyak. New York, NY.
  • 13:30 - 14:00h Imaging of liver metastases - Frank Miller. Chicago, IL.

14:00 - 15:00h Lunch

15:00 - 17:00h Focal liver disease II

  • 15:30 - 16:00h HCC: response to locoregional therapy - Alessandro Furlan. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 16:00 - 16:30h Hepatic adenomas- update with new molecular classification - Sudhakar K. Venkatesh. Rochester, MN.
  • 16:30 - 17:00h MRI for post-liver transplant assessment - Alessandro Furlan. Pittsburgh, PA.

17:00 - 17:30h Coffee break

17:30 - 19:00h Diffuse liver disease

  • 17:30 - 17:50h Advances in imaging of liver fat, iron and fibrosis - Hersh Chandarana. New York, NY.
  • 18:00 - 18:30h US Elastography - Andre Clevert. Munich
  • 18:30 - 19:00h MR Elastography of liver – 2023 update - Sudhakar K. Venkatesh. Rochester, MN.

Friday - January 27, 2022
Pancreas & biliary system imaging

09:00 - 11:00h Gallbladder & Biliary system

  • 09:00 - 09:30h MRCP and pancreatobiliary imaging - Hersh Chandarana. New York, NY.
  • 09:30 - 10:00h Fibropolycystic disease of liver and biliary tree - Sudhakar K. Venkatesh. Rochester, MN.
  • 10:00 - 10:30h Cholangiocarcinoma & other bile duct tumors - Alessandro Furlan. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 10:30 - 11:00h Imaging of gallbladder carcinoma - Cooky Menias. Scottsdale, AZ.

11:00 - 11:30h Coffee-break

11:30 - 13:00h Contrast media and AI

  • 11:30 - 12:00h Liver CEUS (Contrast-enhanced ultrasound) - Teresa Fontanilla Echeveste. Madrid
  • 12:00 - 12:30h Spectral CT: managing contrast media administration - Tommaso D´Angelo. Messina Italia
  • 12:30 - 13:00h AI and radiomics of liver and pancreatic tumors - Daniel Eiroa. Barcelona

13:00 - 14:00h Diffuse pancreatic disease

  • 13:00 - 13:30h Imaging of acute pancreatitis - Atif Zaheer. Baltimore, MD.
  • 13:30 - 14:00h Imaging of chronic pancreatitis - Atif Zaheer. Baltimore, MD.

14:00 - 15:00h Lunch

15:00 - 16:00h Pancreatic cancer

  • 15:00 - 15:30h Multimodality Imaging in the Work-up of Suspected Pancreatic Cancer - Atif Zaheer. Baltimore, MD.
  • 15:30 - 16:00h Pancreatic cancer response - Avinash Kambadakone. Boston, MA.

16:00 -16:30h Coffee break

16:30-18:00h Other focal pancreatic lesions

  • 16:30 - 17:00h Autoimmune pancreatitis. An update - Atif Zaheer. Baltimore, MD.
  • 17:00 - 17:30h MR of pancreatic cystic lesions and malignancy: assessment, guidelines and field defect - Frank Miller. Chicago, IL.
  • 17:30 - 18:00h Imaging of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas - Avinash Kambadakone. Boston, MA.

18:00 - 18:30h Case-based session

  • 18:00 - 18:30h From Cooky´s Jar: Challenging hepatobiliary and pancreatic cases - Cooky Menias. Scottsdale, AZ.