ONLINE Rectal Cancer MRI Fellowship

2 - 4 Nov 2022

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Level II - General radiologist

10 EACCME CME Credits

This interactive 3-day online fellowship will take participants through staging and restaging rectal cancer on MRI. Following a series of lectures followed by in case readings and discussions, Dr. Stephanie Nougaret will share her vast knowledge on rectal cancer staging and restaging after neoadjuvant treatment.

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Radiologists (to-be) who would like to become more confident on staging/restaging rectal cancer on MRI will find this fellowship useful. This programme of 3 afternoons provides 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. After the individual case readings there will be an additional lecture followed by a ‘Questions and Answers’ session.

Participants will also benefit from using Dr. Nougaret's Rectal Cancer Staging Template which is also a take-home tool.

TMC Academy fellowships are held in a virtual classroom environment on Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions making use of their camera and microphone in order to recreate the face-to-face experience.

In this small group environment among your peers, you are free to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn together with the support of the radiologist mentor.

This fellowship is organised by TMC Academy, an EACCME Trusted Provider.


It will impact in your daily practice!"
Dr. M. Catarina Tavares, Unilabs, Portugal (Fellow, Mar 2022)

I find this fellowship very useful. It was a great decision to join. I feel much more comfortable with rectal cancer MRI reporting. Great mentor. Thank you!"
Dr. Julita Stepien, Radiologist, Ireland (Fellow, Mar 2022)

Great lectures!"
B, Radiologist, Belgium (Fellow, Mar 2022)

Excellent knowledge and experience level of the course leader. Good cases. Everything was relevant and useful for my future practice."
Dr. Johan Rudenhed, Radiology Resident, Karlstad, Sweden (Fellow, Mar 2022)

"The organization was excellent, as well as the teacher Dr. Nougaret. I now feel more confident in performing my reports."
Dr. Pedro Oliveira, Coimbra University Hospital, Portugal (Fellow, Nov 2021)

I report colon cancer cases and this was a great opportunity to improve my knowledge. I highly valued the interesting and challenging cases followed by case discussion sessions and will definitely use the material and experience earned in my daily practice."
Dr. Florentina Vilceanu, Consultant Radiologist, Telemedicine Clinic, Barcelona (Fellow, Nov 2021)

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 case reading and interpretation on provided cases
  • Group case discussion of the selected cases
  • Plenty of time for Q&A with the radiologist mentor
  • Lifetime access to presentation slides, session recordings, and other course materials
  • Access to discussed cases prior to and after the fellowship (for 1 year)
  • Your own personal dashboard and course materials on TMCA online platform
  • Certificate of attendance


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.

Interested in attending? If you have any questions about seats available or have doubts about whether this fellowship is right for you, feel free to send us an email and we are happy to help!

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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Wednesday - November 2nd 2022
14:00 - 14:15 (GMT +0100) Introduction to the online course and technical tools Introduction
14:15 - 14:45 (GMT +0100) MR anatomy of the rectum and anal canal Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
14:45 - 15:15 (GMT +0100) MRI protocol Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0100) Break Break
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0100) Initial staging and template Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
17:00 - 18:00 (GMT +0100) Starting case individually Case demo
Thursday - November 3rd 2022
14:00 - 15:15 (GMT +0100) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Stephanie Nougaret
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0100) Break Break
15:30 - 18:15 (GMT +0100) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Stephanie Nougaret
18:15 - 18:30 (GMT +0100) Q&A time
Friday - November 4th 2022
14:00 - 15:15 (GMT +0100) Response assessment after neoadjuvant treatment Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0100) Break Break
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0100) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Stephanie Nougaret
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT +0100) The other cancers and common pitfalls Lecture Stephanie Nougaret
17:30 - 17:45 (GMT +0100) Q&A time

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

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

How do I request a refund?

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