12th – 13th January, 2017
Pelvic MRI for the colorectal MDT

Anatomy, Staging and Decision Making: Interactive case-based learning
and discussions in a two-day multidisciplinary workshop

Royal Society of Medicine

1 Wimpole Street  London  W1G 0AE


Practising rectal cancer surgeons, radiologists and oncologists who wish to increase their understanding of MRI rectal cancer and anatomy of the pelvis.


By the end of the course delegates will be able identify the important anatomic landmarks and use MRI confidently to improve their pre-operative staging assessment and preoperative decision making.

11th – 12th January, 2017

Pelvic MRI for the colorectal MDT

Day One

08:30       Registration and Coffee

09:00       Welcome and objectives

Session 1 

Steps needed to ensure high quality MRI in your institution
Clinical and cadaveric anatomy
Oncological and surgical anatomy of the pelvis – surgeons, radiologists and detailed road mapping for surgical and oncological planning


Colon assessment: implications for colonic resection
Vascular anatomy of colonic resection
CT anatomy – preoperative assessment of colon cancer

13:00      Lunch

Session 2
Staging assessment

T staging assessment
Accurate lymph node characterisation
EMVI in rectal cancer and its clinical relevance
Low rectal cancer staging and assessment
Surgical implications:   ELAPE vs LAR?
Who should receive preoperative CRT?

19:00      Course Dinner


09:00       Coffee, Welcome and objectives

Session 3

Discussion of local excision / TME for early rectal cancer
MRI surveillance and deferral of surgery – tips and tricks
Assessing response to treatment
How to identify complete response using MRI

13:00       Lunch

Session 4

Beyond TME anastomotic considerations
Surgical management of CRM involved tumours – beyond TME strategies
Recognising and staging pelvic recurrences using MRI; surgical and non-surgical management and work up of pelvic recurrence.
MRI assessment of sigmoid cancer
Imaging and strategies for synchronous ulcerative disease.

16:00       Close