Saturday 24th February

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8:30 - 10:30

Session 1: Keynote

Chairperson: Dr Jessica Yang
Moderator: Dr Wayland Wang

8:30 - 8:40


Dr Jessica Yang

8:40 - 9:15

Abdominal and pelvic complications related to oncologic therapy

Prof Perry Pickhardt

- Identify the categories of complications related to non-operative oncologic
- Recognize imaging findings of oncologic therapeutic complications
- Understand immune-related adverse events and its relevance to modern cancer care

9:15 - 9:45

The challenging HCC: A case-based review

A/Prof Cher Heng Tan

To review important entities and conditions that make routine imaging diagnosis of HCC challenging in practice, specifically:
- review of HCC imaging guidelines
- early and small HCC (hepatocarcinogenesis)
- histopathological subtypes

9:45 - 10:15

Top tips for assessment of the small bowel

Dr Damian Tolan

- To understand how to optimise technique for assessment of small bowel diseases with CT and MRI (including the role of Buscopan)
- To know the key emergency and outpatient conditions radiologists find challenging on imaging small bowel
- To learn top tips to improve interpretation

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2A: Liver, Pancreas and Spleen

Chairperson: Dr Jash Agraval
Moderator: Dr Chee-Yan Hiew

11:00 - 11:30

Hepatobiliary MRI: Emerging opportunities

A/Prof Cher Heng Tan

To discuss the role of hepatobiliary MRI beyond liver tumor detection, such as:
- liver tissue functional assessment
- surveillance of non-hypervascular hypointense nodules (NHHN)
- depicting tumor microvascular invasion

11:30 - 11:55

Cases from my pancreatic MDM

Dr Mark Goodwin

- Case review from Dr Mark Goodwin’s pancreatic MDM at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne

11:55 - 12:20

Spleen: The intermittently interesting organ

A/Prof Tom Sutherland

- Review types of focal splenic lesions and an approach to narrowing the diagnosis
- Review the modalities available for assessing splenic lesions including CEUS
- Discuss role of biopsy
- Discuss when we can safely ignore the spleen
- Review splenomegaly and the role of elastography

12:20 - 12:30


11:00 - 12:30

Session 2B: Gynae

Chairperson: Dr Shohreh Rezai
Moderator: Dr Sharon Winters

11:00 - 11:20

MRI for uterine fibroid and adenomyosis embolisation

Dr Eisen Liang

- To understand the imaging work-up for fibroid embolisation
- To understand the importance of adenomyosis in women's health
- To appreciate the post embolisation changes on MRI

11:20 - 11:40

O-RADS MRI and adnexal lesion characterisation - The whats, whys and hows

A/Prof Clair Shadbolt

- To understand WHAT the O-RADS MRI risk stratification reporting system is
- To understand WHY using it will improve communication between radiologists and referring clinicians
- To understand HOW it can be used so that women with benign lesions or borderline tumours avoid unnecessary or over-extensive surgery while women with malignant masses receive prompt referral to gynae oncology specialists

11:40 - 12:00

MRI cervical cancer staging

Dr Yu Xuan Kitzing

- To understand the role of MRI in cervical cancer staging and its influence on treatment decision
- To be familiar with the MR appearance of the cervix following definitive chemoradiotherapy and the imaging features of recurrence
- To be aware of the broader differentials of cervical lesions encountered on MRI

12:00 - 12:20

Periurethral and perineal cysts

Dr Annah Lane

- Review anatomy of the female pelvic floor and perineum
- Recognise and characterise the most common cystic lesions of the female lower genital tract

12:20 - 12:30


12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:00

Session 3A: Radiology in Public Health

Chairperson: A/Prof Tom Sutherland
Moderator: Dr Geertje Noe

1:30 - 2:00

Opportunistic CT screening

Prof Perry Pickhardt

- Understand the potential value added by body composition measures at CT that are incidental to the indication for imaging
- Discuss the challenges related to implementation of opportunistic CT screening into clinical practice
- Discuss the emerging role for AI for automated CT-based opportunistic detection of a variety of preventable and treatable conditions

2:00 - 2:20

CT colonography - How it is used in the UK and NZ

Dr Damian Tolan and Dr Joe Feltham

- To learn how CTC has developed in the UK and NZ in the last 20 years
- To understand the current challenges facing UK CTC, particularly related to reader performance
- To know the educational developments and standards for improving outcomes for patients in the UK and NZ

2:20 - 2:50

Emerging trends in abdominal radiology for improving population health

A/Prof Cher Heng Tan

- To highlight the importance of appropriate use of imaging for surveillance of abdominal conditions
- To discuss the role of structured template reporting for value-based radiology
- To discuss the potential role of AI in advancing the practice of abdominal imaging

2:50 - 3:00


1:30 - 2:10

Session 3B: Pelvis

Chairperson: Dr Katerina Mastrocostas
Moderator: Dr Gayani Mallawa

1:30 - 2:10

MRI rectum update

Dr Kirsten Gormly

- Review the key staging elements and their prognostic significance
- Understand how to identify and report tumour deposits
- Understand how to report a post treatment MRI

2:10 - 2:30

MRI anal SCC and other anorectal cancers (non-adenocarcinoma)

Dr Verity Wood

- Understand the differences between anal SCC and adenocarcinoma: imaging appearances, staging and management
- Review other anorectal malignancies and their imaging features

2:30 - 2:40


2:40 - 3:00

Research Forum

Dr Numan Kutaiba

- Current topics for research in abdominal imaging from ANZ perspective
- Challenges in conducting multi-centre radiology research and sharing of imaging data

3:00 - 3:30

Afternoon Tea

3:30 - 5:00

Session 4A: Acute Abdomen

Chairperson: Dr Duncan Ramsay
Moderator: Dr Mohammed Hamdan

3:30 - 4:05

MR for non-traumatic acute abdomen and use of positive oral contrast in CT

Prof Perry Pickhardt

- Assess the relative advantages and disadvantages for CT and MR imaging in the setting of non-traumatic acute abdomen
- Compare the diagnostic performance of CT and MR for both appendicitis and alternative conditions
- Describe the increasing use of MR for abdominal imaging in the ED setting
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages for the use of enteral contrast
- Compare and contrast the various types of enteral contrast (positive, neutral and negative)
- Assess the appropriateness of the use of enteral contrast according to specific study indication

4:05 - 4:20

Chronic mesenteric ischaemia - What a pain

Dr Gabes Lau

- Update on diagnostic criteria from Consensus statements
- Update on treatment

4:20 - 4:35

Acute pancreatitis

Dr Won Kyung Sung

- Understand the role of imaging in diagnosis, assessment and prognostication of acute pancreatitis
- Reporting template for pancreatitis - updated Atlanta classification and CT severity index

4:35 - 4:50


Dr Arj Somasundaram

- Learn about the pathogenesis of cholecystitis
- Identify advanced signs to diagnose acute cholecystitis
- Review the role radiologists can play in cholecystitis management

4:50 - 5:00


3:30 - 5:00

Session 4B: GU and Pelvis

Chairperson: Dr Nick Kenning
Moderator: Dr Sanila George

3:30 - 4:00

Prostate cancer diagnosis in the era of targeted biopsies

A/ Prof Cher Heng Tan

- To review international guidelines on the diagnostic algorithm for prostate cancer
- To discuss the role of MRI; video of fusion
- To identify opportunities for refining our approach to prostate cancer diagnosis

4:00 - 4:25

Fistula in ano (basic and advanced)

Dr Damian Tolan

- To know the optimal technique for evaluating fistula in ano with MRI
- To know how MRI can influence patient management
- To know the classification of fistulas and guidelines for reporting
- To understand the essential mimics and complications of fistula in ano to evaluate

4:25 - 4:50

Adrenals: More than a number and a URL?

Dr James Seow

- To overview the history and basics of adrenal lesion imaging
- To review and critique the international guidelines for managing adrenal incidentalomas
- To present the most recent evidence and propose new changes to established practice

4:50 - 5:00


5:00 - 5.45

Abdominal Fellowship Information Session

Trainee Hub, Industry Exhibition

5:00 - 5:45

Welcome Drinks

Industry Exhibition

7:00 - 11:00

Meeting Dinner

Eureka 89

Sunday 25th February

8:00 - 9:00

School of ARGANZ

Dr Sarah Skinner, Dr Gabes Lau

Sponsored by Bayer

8:30 - 10:30

Session 5

Chairperson: Dr Chris McKee
Moderator: Dr Chris Allen

8:30 - 9:05

CT colon cancer staging

Dr Damian Tolan

- To understand the strengths and limitations of CT staging colon cancer with TNM version 8
- To know how CT features influence the treatment pathways selection for patients with colon cancer
- To learn how to evaluate patients after neoadjuvant therapies
- To know the imaging features of complications from neoadjuvant therapies
(Includes 5 minutes Q&A)

9:05 - 9:50

Challenging unknown cases

Prof Perry Pickhardt

- Identify key abnormal findings on radiologic studies that are critical to making a specific diagnosis
- Construct a logical list of differential diagnoses based on the radiologic findings, focusing on the most probable differential diagnoses
- Choose the most likely diagnosis based on the cumulative clinical and radiologic information

9:50 - 10:00

The accuracy of computed tomography in diagnosis of urothelial malignancy in correlation to histopathology: A retrospective audit of 395 CT Urogram studies between 2017-2021

Dr Joseph Howell

10:00 - 10:10

Spectral dual layer CT for choledocholithiasis: A blinded comparison study

Dr Alexander Kirwan

10:10 - 10:20

Diagnostic performance of MR Enterography imaging features in the characterisation of Crohn’s disease activity

Dr Adrian Law

10:20 - 10:30

Automated triage of abdominal X-ray reports using large language models

Dr Thu Nguyen

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 - 1:00

Session 6: Lower GI MDT

Chairperson: Dr Will Bugg

11:00 - 11:20

Lower GI and peritoneal disease

Prof Sandy Heriot

11:20 - 11:40

Latest update in colorectal cancer: A Medical Oncology perspective

Prof Jeanne Tie

- The role of immunotherapy in the management of colorectal cancer
- The changing treatment landscape for rectal cancer
- The role of circulation tumour DNA in detecting clinical occult disease for early stage colorectal cancer

11:40 - 1:00

Lower GI MDT

Dr Teng Han Tan (Chair/Radiologist), Dr Sid Levy (Radiologist/Nuclear Medicine Physician), Dr Catherine Mitchell (Pathologist), A/Prof Michael Ng (Radiation Oncologist), Prof Sandy Heriot (Surgeon), Prof Jeanne Tie (Medical Oncologist), Mr Jacob McCormick (Surgeon)

1:00 - 1:15

ARGANZ Annual General Meeting


1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 4:00

Session 7: Cases and Updates

Chairperson: A/Prof Damien Stella
Moderator: Dr Christine Wong

2:00 - 2:05

Mendelson Research Prize Announcement

2:05 - 2:35

One Case 3 Lessons

Dr Damian Tolan, Dr Deepak Prasad and Dr Divya Mehta

- The one case 3 lessons format has run at ESGAR conferences for several years. Experts present a case where they have made an error related to GI radiology and their reflections and learning from it.
- The group then discuss the common themes and challenges with the audience. This should be an enlightening and stimulating session where we share and understand the challenges we face in our day to day work

2:35 - 2:50

Gallbladder polyps - Dollops or wallops?

Dr Dean Rabinowitz

- Review the pathology and subtypes of gallbladder polyps
- Recount the recent history of polyp management and the evidence for and against this management
- Rethinking our approach and recognising the new guidelines for polyp surveillance and management

2:50 - 3:05

Buscopan use in GI imaging - Busting the myth

Dr Angela Gerstenmaier

- Review the up to date safety profile and contraindications for the use of Buscopan
- Review the current indications for the use of Buscopan in imaging studies
- Outline a reasonable pre study check list

3:05 - 3:15

Appendicitis - Beware of the gas

Dr Chantelle Ip

- To review CT appearances of acute suppurative appendicitis and gangrenous appendicitis, and how this may affect management

3:15 - 3:25

Fatty liver disease - What’s in a name

Dr Leon Winata

- Review the new nomenclature for fatty liver disease
- Review of multi-modality imaging of fatty liver disease

3:25 - 3:35


3:35 - 3:55


Dr Arj Somasundaram

- Test your mettle in the greatest battle of intelligence known to humankind
- Experience the dizzying highs of complete domination
- Experience the crushing nadir of total defeat

3:55 - 4:00

Closing Remarks

Dr Jessica Yang

12.25 RANZCR CPD hours may be claimed for the meeting

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