18 January 2018

08:15 - 08:30

Official opening

08:30 - 10:00

Session 1: Calcium Scoring as First-Line Test in GP Patients

The Challenge in Early Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease in GP patients
F.H. Rutten, MD, PhD (UMCU)
Is there a role for Coronary Calcium Score in General Practice?
Prof. J.E. Wildberger, MD, PhD (MUMC)
American Perspective on Calcium Scoring
Prof. A.E. Stillman, MD, PhD (Emory University)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:30

Session 2: Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Measurement

FFR: What do We Actually Measure?
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU)
CT-FFR: Ready for Practice?
M. Voskuil, MD, PhD (UMCU)
Computational Quantitative Flow Ratio to Assess Functional Severity of Coronary Artery Stenosis
Prof. P. van der Harst, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Value of Stressless FFR
Prof. N. van Royen, MD, PhD (UMCN)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:40

Session 3: ECV and Mapping in Cardiomyopathy

Quantitative Mapping Techniques: The Basics
Prof. H.J. Lamb, MSc, MD, PhD (LUMC)
T1 Reactivity in Coronary Artery Disease
M. van Assen, MSc (UMCG/MUSC)
T1 Mapping & ECV - Ready for Prime Time?
J. Habets, MD, PhD (UMCU)
T2 Mapping - Applications and Limitations
R.N. Planken, MD, PhD (AMC)
Effect of Caffeine Intake on Myocardial Blood Flow
R. van Dijk, MD (UMCG)

19 January 2018

08:30 - 10:00

Session 4: Machine Learning in Cardiovascular Imaging

Introduction to Radiomics and Machine Learning
L. Hogeweg, MD, PhD (COSMONIO)
Initial Experience with Machine Learing in Cardiovascular Imaging
J.M. Wolterink, PhD (UMCU and UU)
Clinical Perspective on Machine Learning in Cardiovascular Imaging
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 11:45

Session 5: Myocardial Perfusion Quantification

SPECT: Requiem or Revival?
Prof. E.J. van Beek, MD, PhD (University of Edinburgh)
MRI: The New Gold Standard?
Prof. M. Oudkerk, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Myocardial Perfusion Quantification: PET is it!
E.V. Garcia, MD, PhD (Emory University)
Myocardial CT Perfusion Imaging on Force CT
Prof. Y. Wang, MD, PhD (Peking Union Medical College Hospital)
CT: Absolute Quantification Within Dose Limits?
Prof. T. Leiner, MD, PhD (UMCU)

11:45 - 12:45

Session 6: Paradigm Shifts

The AMACING Study - To Hydrate or Not to Hydrate?
Prof. J.E. Wildberger, MD, PhD (MUMC)
The Splenic Switch Off Sign
Prof. M. Oudkerk, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Paradigm Shift from Therapeutic to Preventive Purposes in Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease: Lessons from CRONOS-ADM Registry
Prof. J. Im Jung, MD, PhD (Catholic Hospital Seoul)
Low Radiation and Low Contrast Cardiac CT Angiography
Prof. T.H. Kim, MD, PhD (Yonsei University Health System)

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:15

Session 7: Selected EPOS Poster Presentations

Application of speCtraL computed tomogrAphy to impRove specIficity of cardiac compuTed tomographY (CLARITY study): Rationale and Design
Presenter: R.W. van Hamersvelt (UMCU)
Assessment of stress adequacy during Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Splenic Switch-Off, myocardial and splenic native T1-mapping
Presenter: R. van Dijk (UMCG)
Towards a 256-channel Cardiac MR Coil: Evaluation of a 44-channel prototype
Presenter: M. Froeling (UMCU)
Iodine Quantification at Rest and Stress to Differentiate Ischemic, Infarcted and Normal Myocardium using Dual Energy CT
Presenter: M. van Assen (UMCG/MUSC)
Fully Automatic Segmentation of the Renal Cortex and Medulla in Contrast-Enhanced Abdominal CT using Deep Learning
Presenter: J.M. Wolterink (UMCU)
Frequency and spectrum of incidental findings in cardiovascular disease CT screening trial
Presenter: M. Vonder (UMCG)

14:15 - 16:15

Session 8: US Frontiers in Cardiac Imaging

The Role of Advanced Visualization and Quantification in Cardiovascular Imaging
Prof. H.I. Litt, MD. PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
SQUEEZ CT
A. Pourmorteza, PhD (Emory University)
Clinical Applications: Cardiac PET/MRI
Prof. P. Woodard, MD, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Clinical Decision Support Systems in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
E.V. Garcia, MD, PhD (Emory University)

20 January 2018

08:30 - 10:00

Session 9: Imaging in Grown Ups with Congenital Heart
Disease (GUCH)

The Basics of Imaging Protocols for GUCH (ACHD)
Prof. H.I. Litt, MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
When CT? when MR?
H.B. Grotenhuis, MD, PhD (WKZ)
Most common clinical GUCH questions
R.N. Planken, MD, PhD (AMC)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 11:30

Session 10: Indications for Invasive Coronary Angiography

What does the Interventional Cardiologist want from Non-Invasive Imagers?
Prof. P. van der Harst, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Shortcomings of Non-Invasive Techniques
Prof. R. Vliegenthart, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Diagnostic Evaluation in Suspected NSTE-ACS in the Era of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays
M.W. Smulders, MD, PhD (MUMC)

11:30 - 12:30

Session 11: Cardiac Imaging Strategies in Women

Optimized Radiation Dose and Contrast Management in Coronary CTA
Prof. Y. Wang, MD, PhD (Peking Union Medical College Hospital)
Cardiovascular Imaging in Women: A Holistic Perspective
Prof. A.H.E.M. Maas, MD, PhD (UMCN)
Unmasking Elevated Cardiovascualr Risk in Young Women with Imaging
Prof. B.K. Velthuis, MD, PhD (UMCU)
Myocardial Infarction in Women, a Diagnostic Challenge
A. van 't Hof, MD, PhD (MUMC)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Session 12: Dual Energy CTA

Dual Energy Computed Tomography Applications in the Lung
Prof. E.J. van Beek, MD, PhD (University of Edinburgh)
Dual Energy CT of the Heart
Prof. R. Vliegenthart, MD, PhD (UMCG)
Update on Photon-Counting CT
A. Pourmorteza, PhD (Emory University)

14:30 - 15:30

Session 13: Local Caribbean/South-American Session

Imaging in Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboembolic Pulmonary Disease
J.C. Aldana, MD (Fundacion Clinica Shaio, Colombia)
Cardiology in St. Maarten
M.I. Sedney, MD, PhD (St. Martin Medical Center)
Cardiovascular Imaging Modalities Integration in the Modern Era - a Case of Success in Brazil
R. Cerci, MD, PhD (Quanta - Diagnóstico e Terapia, Brazil)
Rheumatic Heart Disease is Alive and Well
C.J. Herrera, MD (Centro Cardiovascular, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

14:30 - 15:45

Closing Remarks, EPOS Award, and Closing of the Meeting

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