ESHI Course 2017

ESHI Educational Course
Hybrid Imaging in Oncology
December 14-15, 2017 | Vienna/Austria

Course Information

In_partnership_with_ESOIThis course is aimed at last-year residents, general radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and oncologists who want to update their knowledge on state-of-the-art hybrid medical imaging of cancer, with a focus on the latest technological advances and clinical applications. No previous practical experience with the subject is required.

The expert faculty includes nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists, as well as physicists and radiopharmacists, who will provide a series of lectures describing imaging pathways for oncological diagnosis, follow-up and treatment response assessment.

Lectures will be followed by interactive workshops, presented jointly by faculty specialists.

>>> Course Flyer [.PDF]


Learning objectives

  • to learn the principles of hybrid medical imaging
  • to learn the key clinical questions at different points in the patient’s journey
  • to understand the indications, limitations and comparative merits of each part in hybrid medical imaging in a wide range of oncologic conditions, including lymphoma, prostate cancer, gynaecological cancers, as well as brain tumors
  • to appreciate the complementary roles of structural and functional/molecular imaging in cancer management
  • to understand the importance of standardized protocols for hybrid imaging, and the clinical impact of structured reporting
  • to understand how information derived from imaging guides patient selection for treatment and supports individualised treatment planning



Thursday, December 14, 2017

09:00-12:00 Optional site visit at Medical University Vienna: PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MR

Join a guided tour through the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine department at the Medical University Vienna and experience the daily work on PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR Scanners from admission of a patient to diagnosis.

There will be 3 tours à 45 minutes.
Places are limited!

12:00-13:00 Registration
13:00-14:00 Introduction to Hybrid Imaging
Technology – Thomas Beyer, AT
Tracers – Markus Mitterhauser, AT
14:00-15:00 Lymphoma
Marius Mayerhöfer, AT
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Hands on Sessions
Artifacts and Pitfalls – Thomas Beyer, AT
Lymphoma – Marius Mayerhöfer, AT


Friday, December 15, 2017

08:30-09:30 Hybrid Imaging in Neuro-Oncology
Sotirios Bisdas, UK
09:30-10:30 Hybrid Imaging in Prostate Cancer
 Irene Burger, CH
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Hands on Sessions
Neuro-Oncology – Sotirios Bisdas, UK
Prostate – Irene Burger, CH
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Hybrid Imaging in Gynaecologic Cancer
Vicky Goh, UK
14:30-15:30 Standardized Protocols and Structured Reporting
Standardized Protocols – Ivo Rausch, AT
Structured Reporting  – Luis Curvo-Semedo, PT
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Hands on Sessions
Gynaecologic Cancer – Vicky Goh, UK
Standardized Protocols – Ivo Rausch, AT
Structured Reporting  – Luis Curvo-Semedo, PT
17:30-18:00 Final Test (multiple choice questions)
18:00 Farewell and Certificates

uems-eaccme-logo13 CME Credits (ECMEC®):

“The Hybrid Imaging in Oncology, Vienna, Austria, 14/12/2017-15/12/2017 has been accredited by
the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European
CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she
actually spent in the educational activity.”

Course organisers


Prof. Dr. Thomas Beyer Vienna, Austria Prof. Dr. Markus Mitterhauser Vienna, Austria
Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Marius Mayerhöfer Vienna, Austria Prof. Dr. Sotirios Bisdas London, UK
PD Dr. Irene Burger Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Vicky Goh London, UK
Dr. Ivo Rausch Vienna, Austria
Prof. Dr. Luis Curvo-Semedo Coimbra, Portugal

Course Venue

Tech Gate Vienna
Donau-City-Straße 1
1220 Vienna