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Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases – The Role of Imaging

Moderators:
Katrine Riklund Umea/SE, ESR Chair
Regina Beets-Tan Amsterdam/NL, ESR representative

8:00 – 8:10 
Introduction
K. Riklund, Umea/SE, chair ESR

8:10 – 8:40
Key points in detection and characterization of liver metastatic diseases
W. Schima, Vienna/AT

Learning Objectives

  • To propose a cost-effective algorithm for the pre-treatment staging of CRC liver metastases
  • To discuss the performance of US, CT, MR and PET-CT for staging colorectal liver metastases
  • To  provide an update on Whole body Imaging techniques 

8:40-9:10
Interventional Therapy for Colorectal liver metastases - an update
T. Helmberger, Munich/DE
Learning Objectives

  • To explain the position of interventional treatment, curative and palliative, relative to other treatment options
  • To review the indications, complications, and outcome of Radiofrequency Ablation, Chemo- and Radio-Embolisation of colorectal liver metastases

9:10 - 9:40
Monitoring response to chemo and interventional treatment of liver metastases
V. Vilgrain, Clichy/FR
Learning Objectives

  • To explain the accuracy of CT and MR for assessment of response to chemotherapy
  • To discuss the role of CT and MRI for the assessment of residual and recurrent disease after RFA and TACE
  • To explain whether MR imaging biomarkers can be used to evaluate treatment response

9:40 – 10:20
Panel discussion

10:20 – 10:45 Break

Imaging of HCC and Pancreatic tumors

10:45 – 11:15 
Imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma
G. Brancatelli, Palermo/IT

Learning objectives

  • To discuss the performance of CT and MRI for the detection of HCC
  • To provide the evidence for functional and liver specific contrast enhanced MRI for imaging HCC
  • To explain the key criteria for the differentiation between HCC and other liver lesions in patients with liver cirrhosis..

11:15 – 11:45  
Imaging of pancreatic tumors
R. Manfredi, Rome/IT

Learning objectives

  • To know the performance of CT and MRI for the diagnosis and staging of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor
  • To discuss imaging features of malignancy in solid and cystic pancreatic tumours
  • To explain the imaging technique most useful for follow-up of pancreatic adenocarcinoma  and to know its performance for the detection of recurrence after pancreatic surgery

11:45-12:00
Conclusion
K. Riklund, Umea/SE, chair ESR

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