Multiparametric Liver Ultrasound – noninvasive tissue characterisation

We are pleased to announce a joint EFSUMB / WFUMB Webinar event, sponsored by Bracco. 'Multiparametric Liver Ultrasound – noninvasive tissue characterisation' with the following speakers of approximately 20 min presentations, discussions and a Q&A session to close.

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  1. This EFSUMB / WFUMB Webinar event is sponsored by Bracco.
  2. Once registered your information will be shared with Bracco so they can keep you informed of future webinar events you may be interested in. If you do not wish for your information to be shared please contact us.
  3. The Webinar is run by EFSUMB.
  4. Once registered, EFSUMB will email you with the link to join the webinar.
  5. Each Webinar participant is entitled to an EFSUMB / WFUMB  certificate of attendance if the participant joins the webinar for the required minimum period.
  6. Each EFSUMB / WFUMB Webinar Event has a maximum of 1000 participants to ensure a good quality of presentation is available for all.
  7. The webinar event is recorded and all presentations will available on the EFSUMB & WFUMB websites after the event takes place.
As early as 1973, Gerhard Rettenmaier (Germany) published on histogram analyses in parenchymatous liver diseases. He used an exposure meter he wore on his forehead to assess gray scale attenuation in paper printouts of gray scale images of the liver. Five decades later, we have a whole toolbox of ultrasound techniques for characterizing diffuse and focal liver lesions integraded in our modern high-end ultrasound systems. Ultrasound has become a multiparametric method. Complementing high-resolution direct visualization of fine parenchymal structures, raw data are used to quantify tissue properties such as fatty degeneration and fibrosis by measuring propagation velocities, attenuation, scattering, and dispersion of sound waves. Micro- and macrovascularization of focal liver lesions can be characterized very precisely by contrast-enhanced techniques in combination with high-sensitivity Doppler techniques, and specific flow patterns can be evaluated quantitatively and comparatively. In this joint EFSUMB and WFUMB webinar, leading experts will highlight the current status, clinical importance and perspectives of multiparametric characterization of diffuse and focal liver disease based on current EFSUMB and WFUMB​ guidelines. Moreover we will demonstrate how these techniques practically work and will discuss limitations and how to avoid pitfalls.

We very much look forward to seeing you on screen and discussing with you!

Dr. Christian Jenssen (Germany) & Prof. Dr. Ioan Sporea (Romania)


Modern sonographic toolbox in diffuse liver disease

Learning Objectives:

1) To understand the principle, indications, diagnostic possibilities, accuracy and limitations of new ultrasound technologies for characterization of diffuse liver disease.

2) To become familiar with the similarities and differences of the available ultrasound techniques for steatosis and fibrosis quantification

3) To become familiar with ultrasound-based technologies for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis.

SPEAKER: Alina Popescu

Multiparametric sonographic liver assessment: how it works (case presentation)

Learning Objectives:

1) To learn how to perform ultrasound attenuation imaging and shear wave elastography: step by step

2) To understand limitations and possible pitfalls of using multiparametric ultrasound technologies to characterise diffuse liver diseases and how to avoid mistakes

SPEAKER: Christoph Dietrich

Incidental focal liver lesion: contrast makes the difference

Learning Objectives:

1) To understand the variety, prevalence and clinical significance of incidentally detected focal liver lesions

2) To learn an ultrasound-based algorithm to diagnose incidental focal liver lesions

3) To understand the principle, diagnostic possibilities, accuracy and limitations of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for characterization of focal liver lesions

4) To be become informed on the 2020 WFUMB guidelines on contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the liver and the WFUMB project on incidental findings

CHAIR/SPEAKER: Christian Jenssen

Liver CEUS: how it works (case presentation)

Learning Objectives:

1) To learn how to perform ultrasound contrast-enhanced ultrasound for characterisation of focal liver lesions: step by step

2) To become familiar with optimal presetting of parameters

3) To understand limitations and possible pitfalls in using contrast-enhanced ultrasound to characterise diffuse liver diseases