ONLINE Rectal Cancer MRI Fellowship

9 - 11 Nov 2021

100% Online

Level II - General radiologist

9 EACCME CME Credits

This 3-day online fellowship covers key topics related to MRI of rectal cancer and provides basic and early advanced knowledge. We will discuss rectal cancer staging and restaging after neoadjuvant treatment with several lectures, followed by reading on selected cases with subsequent group discussion.

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Radiologists (to-be) who would like to become more confident on staging/restaging rectal cancer on MRI will find the fellowship useful.

The Online rectal cancer MRI fellowship that TMC academy provide in-depth knowledge in the value of MRI during the management of rectal cancer.

Radiologists (to-be) will learn how to interpret staging and restaging MR images and deal with difficulties by evaluating numerous cases. After attending this course, the participants will not only be able to implement high quality MR protocol in own center but also will be able accurately interpret MR images both before and after neoadjuvant treatment.

Each module starts with a lecture. After the lecture you will be challenged with practicing on real anonymised key cases from the TMC academy teaching file. After the individual case readings there will be an additional lecture followed by a ‘Questions and Answers’ session.

Learning objectives

  • Upgrade your knowledge by immersion in a learning environment without distraction of daily practice to read rectal cancer MRI
  • Become familiar and feel confident with basic and early advanced MRI of rectal cancer as encountered in daily practice
  • Discriminate common variants from pathology to avoid pitfalls
  • Learn to construct an adequate report through structured reporting

Programme will include

  • Lectures on reading rectal cancer MRI for staging and assessing tumor response with quiz cases
  • Individual reading on provided cases
  • Group case discussion of the reported cases


Level II - General radiologist
Level II/III - Subspecialisation training Radiologists with little or with early advanced knowledge in rectal cancer MRI will benefit most from the fellowship.

Technical requirements

The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.

Hardware Tablets * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 2 Gigabyte 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core 1.85 Ghz Dual core 2 Ghz Quad core 2.5 Ghz
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software Tablets Desktop
Browser: Safari * Chrome **
  • * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.


  • Stephanie Nougaret M.D. Ph.D.
    Montpellier, France

    Consultant oncologic radiologist at the Cancer Institute of Montpellier, France

    Stephanie Nougaret, MD, PhD, is a consultant oncologic radiologist at the Cancer Institute of Montpellier, France, with a focus on imaging of pelvic malignancies especially rectal cancer. Her research aims to develop and validate novel MRI biomarkers for assessing prognosis and treatment response in pelvic malignancies. For this purpose, she has received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant in 2022.


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Tuesday - November 9th 2021
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0100) Introduction to the online course and technical tools Introduction
13:45 - 14:45 (GMT +0100) MR anatomy of the rectum and anal canal Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0100) Break Break
15:00 - 15:30 (GMT +0100) Rectal cancer report template Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
15:30 - 17:15 (GMT +0100) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Stephanie Nougaret
17:15 - 17:30 (GMT +0100) Q&A time Lecture
Wednesday - November 10th 2021
13:30 - 14:45 (GMT +0100) Initial rectal cancer staging Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0100) Break Break
15:00 - 17:00 (GMT +0100) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Stephanie Nougaret
17:00 - 17:45 (GMT +0100) The other cancers and common pitfalls Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
17:45 - 18:00 (GMT +0100) Q&A time
Thursday - November 11th 2021
13:30 - 14:45 (GMT +0100) Response assessment after neoadjuvant treatment Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0100) Break Break
15:00 - 16:30 (GMT +0100) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Stephanie Nougaret
16:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0100) Key points/common pitfalls Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT +0100) Q&A time

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What is the cancellation/refund policy?

TMC Academy offers a 7-day money back guarantee from the moment of the online fellowship purchase. 

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