ESU Hands-on Training

The European School of Urology (ESU) and the EAU Section of Urological Imaging (ESUI) offer intensive Hands-on Training courses. We will provide training using simulators.

Registration Fees

  • Members and non-members: €50 incl. 21% VAT
  • Junior Members, Medical Student Members, Non-member residents, medical students, PhD researcher, nurses: €33 incl. 21% VAT

All courses draw high attendance and have limited space available. You can register for these HoT courses by sending an email to our Registrations Department. The ESU course will be added to your registration as an entitlement.

ESU/ESUI Hands-on Training Course in Prostate MRI reading for urologists

Course description
This course will provide interactive teaching from expert Faculty in prostate MRI reading and interpretation and help Urologists to understand the role MRI plays in the management of patients with prostate cancer and how to use the information generated by prostate MRI. The course will address how to use an imaging workstation, how to understand the basic concepts/principles behind different MRI sequences (T2-weighted imaging, DWI-imaging and DCE-imaging), in which order to view the different sequences when interpreting prostate MRI, how to use the PI-RADS and Likert scoring system to score MRIs, and finally to understand what are the standards for a prostate MRI and what quality criteria need to be fulfilled. The participants will do hands on reading and assessment of prostate MRI scans on their own laptops followed by a reference reading provided by expert radiologists and pathological verification.

Aims and objectives
At the end of the course, the participants understand the advantages, handling and limitations of MRI Ultrasound fusion biopsies.

Date & Time
Friday 9 November
09.00 – 12.30
14.00 – 17.30

ESU/ESUT/ESUI Hands-on Training in MRI fusion biopsy

Course description
MRI is increasingly used in patients undergoing prostate biopsies. Different MRI Ultrasound fusion devices allow integrating the MRI information into the daily clinical workflow.

The course will provide an overview on MRI reading, technical basics, and different prostate biopsy approaches. Technical considerations, the transrectal or transperineal approach will be critically reviewed and discussed. During the second half of the course, the participants are able to try out 5 different Fusion biopsy machines in small groups, changing every 10 min.

Aims and objectives of this session
At the end of the course, the participants understand the advantages, handling, and limitations of MRI Ultrasound fusion biopsies.

Date & Time
Friday 9 November
10.00 – 12.00
14.00 – 16.00

ESU/ESUI Hands-on Training Course in Prostate PET for urologists

Course description
This course will provide interactive teaching from expert faculty in prostate PET imaging. It is thought to help Urologists with the interpretation of the images and help to understand the role PET imaging plays in the management of patients with prostate cancer. Moreover,  the course will address how prostate PET imaging works, what different tracers might be used for prostate cancer, and how to use the information generated by PET, i.e.: when PET imaging might add to the clinical decision making and how to modify the management of patients based on PET data.  The current limitations and pitfalls of PET imaging will also be critically assessed and discussed.

Aims and objectives of this session
After the course the attendees should be able to correctly indicate PET imaging, interpret the images and draw the relevant clinical conclusions out of data.

Date & Time
Saturday 10 November
09.00 – 12.30