EUSOBI Contrast-enhanced Mammography Course

DECEMBER 14-15, 2023

Dear colleagues,

Join us at the EUSOBI Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (CEM) Course 2023 for an immersive and comprehensive two-day programme in Tromsø, Norway, a city known for its stunning winter landscapes and mesmerizing Northern Lights. This course offers a unique opportunity to enrich your understanding of CEM, an innovative and cost-effective technique in breast imaging.

Designed to meet the needs of professionals in the field, the programme seamlessly combines theoretical lectures with practical workshops, guided by a panel of leading European experts in CEM. You’ll delve into the essentials of CEM and understand its diverse clinical applications.

The course offers a blend of scientific rigor and practical skill-building, shedding light on common artifacts, pitfalls, and errors, while providing practical experience in CEM. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the experts, expand your professional skills, and effectively integrate this innovative technique into your practice.

The course directors of the EUSOBI CEM Course are looking forward to welcoming you!

Dr. Rodrigo Alcantara
Dr. Paola Clauser
Dr. Thiemo van Nijnatten
Directors of the EUSOBI CEM Course


Course description

The EUSOBI Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (CEM) Course 2023 is an intensive exploration of CEM as an innovative, sensitive, and cost-effective technique for breast imaging. This program is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of CEM, combining theoretical lectures, expert-led discussions, and interactive workshops. It covers the essentials of CEM, from its fundamental physics and the use of iodine-based contrast agents to practical procedures and image interpretation. The course also highlights the challenges of artifacts, common pitfalls, and errors, along with insights into diverse clinical applications and CEM-guided interventions. Furthermore, it discusses the evolving role of AI and quantitative imaging in CEM, current research trends, and ongoing clinical trials. With limited enrollment, the course ensures ample opportunity for practical experience, fostering a solid understanding of CEM.

Educational outcome

Over the course of 2 days, experts in Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (CEM) will:

  1. Provide up-to-date reviews on the use and technical foundations of CEM, including physics, iodine-based contrast agents, and image interpretation.
  2. Deliver current information on quality assurance, common artifacts, pitfalls, and errors in CEM.
  3. Highlight the varied clinical applications of CEM, from screening and follow-up to pre-operative staging and neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
  4. Utilize interactive teaching, expert discussions, and problem-solving case presentations to enhance learning.
  5. Facilitate workshops to foster practical skills and deepen participants’ understanding of CEM.

This course aims to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in CEM, enabling them to effectively incorporate this technique into their practice.

Course directors

Dr. Rodrigo Alcantara
Dr. Paola Clauser
Dr. Thiemo van Nijnatten

Upcoming Course – FULLY BOOKED

DECEMBER 14-15, 2023

Course programme

The course programme is available for PDF download below.
Kindly note, the programme may still be subject to minor change.

Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosures

It is the policy of the EUSOBI to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigour in the congress programme. Knowledge of possible relationships with sponsors of any kind is mandatory in order to reinforce the educational and scientific message and to relieve any suspicion of bias. Any potential conflict of interest involving the organising committee should be made known so that the audience may form their own judgements about the presentation with a full disclosure of the facts. It is for the audience to determine whether the presenter’s external interest may reflect a possible bias in either the work carried out or the conclusions presented.

Please find an overview of potential conflicts of interest disclosed by the Course Directors:

  • R. Alcantara: GE Healthcare (receipts of grants/research support); GE Healthcare, BD (receipt of honoraria or consultation fees); GE Healthcare, BD (Participation in a company sponsored speaker’s bureau)
  • P. Clauser: Bracco, Guerbet (receipt of honoraria or consultation fees); Siemens Healthineers (Participation in a company sponsored speaker’s bureau)
  • T. van Nijnatten: Bayer, GE Healthcare (receipt of honoraria or consultation fees)
Course venue

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Kaigata 6
9008 Tromsø

Getting to the hotel from Tromso Airport?

By bus: Airport bus to Prostneset stop (125 NOK / 11 €) or Bus No. 42 to Nerstranda stop (41 NOK / 3,50 €)
By taxi: Clarion Hotel recommends Tromso Taxi (+47 776 03000) or Dintaxi (+47 02045). Taxi is approx. 200-250 NOK / 17-22 €.


The EUSOBI CEM Course 2023 is fully booked – therefore registration has closed. If you wish to be on the waiting list, please contact our Office.

Registration fees
DEADLINES EARLY (until Oct 31)
LATE (from Nov 1 onwards)
Regular registration
€ 400.00 € 500.00
EUSOBI Member registration* € 300.00 € 400.00
Resident registration**
€ 240.00 € 340.00

* Reduced member registration is available to all EUSOBI Members in good standing in 2023.

** Reduced resident registration is offered to residents (young radiologists in training). The age limit for a registration as a resident is set at 35 years (incl. the age of 35). Residents have to email a proof signed by their head of department, confirming their status as such within 5 working days after online registration. In case this confirmation is not received, the registration fee will be automatically adjusted to a regular fee.


  • admittance to all lectures & workshops
  • coffee & lunch breaks
  • digital educational syllabus provided after the course
  • certificate of attendance
Course limit

The EUSOBI CEM Course 2023 is limited to a maximum of 120 participants. Kindly note that some waiting list places are offered by emailing to In case of any cancellations, only people from the waiting list could get the chance for a course place. Unpaid registrations may not be considered as finalised and places will be given to other interested participants.


In case of cancellation more than 30 days prior to the course, the registration fee will be refunded minus a cancellation handling fee of EUR 50,00 (refunds are processed after the course). A cancellation less than 30 days prior to the course will not result in a refund. Name changes are not possible and will be treated like the cancellation of the registration and a new registration of the other participant. All cancellations have to be done in writing and sent to the EUSOBI Office (

Please note that no online nor on-demand access will be offered for this course


CME info

The EUSOBI Contrast-enhanced Mammography Course 2023, Tromso, Norway 14/12/2023 – 15/12/2023, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Diamond Sponsor

This Educational Course is supported by...

…an unrestricted educational grant from Bayer.


For any questions, please contact:

Katharina Kienmeyer
Phone: +43 1 533 40 64 912