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We warmly invite you to the 5th International Meeting on Renal Imaging in Ghent, Belgium on September 11-12, 2023. Please save the date!

The 2023 meeting will continue the tradition of previous meetings by soliciting content across all relevant disciplines, with this year a particular emphasis on Ultrasound and nuclear medicine alongside MRI.

Be part of our next for our next International Meeting on Renal Imaging in Ghent! The abstract submission is now open! Submission deadline is 15th June 2023.

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Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Submission form (requires Google login)

Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word document (*.docx). The body of the abstract should contain the following sections:

  • Introduction “Why was this study/research performed? What unsolved problem are you addressing?”

  • Methods “How did you study this problem?”

  • Results “Report the data, analyses and/or outcomes”

  • Discussion “How do you interpret the results?”

  • Conclusion “What is the relevance to clinical practice or future research?”

  • References (not part of the body of the abstract)


  • Title: max 125 characters
  • Body of the abstract: max 850 words
  • Arial 10.5pt
  • Maximum of 5 figures only, with maximum 500 character caption.

Abstract Template

Download a template here.

Program committee

The program committee is responsible for selecting topics, speakers, and proffered papers from submitted abstracts.

Lejla Aganovic, MD, PhD
UC San Diego
San Diego, USA
Lena Berchtold, MD, PhD
Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève
Genève, CH
Sophie De Seigneux, MD, PhD
Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève
Genève, CH
Pieter De Visschere, MD, PhD
Ghent University Hospital & Ghent University
Gent, BE
Ilona Dekkers, MD, PhD
Leiden University Hospital
Leiden, NL
Alexandra Ljimani, MD, PhD
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, DE
Pim Pullens, PhD
Ghent University Hospital & Ghent, University
Gent, BE

Local Organising committee

Pim Pullens PhD vice-chair
MR Physicist at Ghent University Hospital & Ghent University
ISMRM renal MRI studygroup member
Pieter De Visschere, MD PhD
Urogenital radiologist Ghent University Hospital
active ESUR member
Marijn Speeckaert, MD PhD
Nephrologist Ghent University Hospital

Preliminary program

Session Time Talk
Monday 11 September
8:30-9:00 Coffee desk upon arrival
1st Session
9:00-10:00 Opening
9:00 Welcome and Objectives
9:30 Renal imaging in ESUR
9:45 Renal imaging in ISMRM
10:00-10:30 Break
2nd Session
Renal urological imaging
10:30-12:10 Renal urological imaging
10:30 Speed dating Radiology/Urology: clinical needs of the urologist
10:50 Imaging solid renal lesions: new developments in US, CT and MRI
11:10 Imaging in urological interventions
11:30 MR urography: adults + pediatric
11:50 How to protect kidney: contrast agent safety and novel developments
12:10-13:30 Lunch (+poster viewing)
13:30-14:00 Power pitch session (3 minutes talks)
3rd Session
Imaging renal function (part 1)
14:00-16:00 Imaging renal function (part 1)
14:00 Speed dating Radiology/Nephrology: clinical needs of the nephrologist
14:20 Development and Validation of a Modified Full Age Spectrum Creatinine-Based Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate
14:40 MRI: opportunities for functional renal imaging
15:20 NUC: renal dynamic scintigraphy and opportunies for dynamic PET for functional kidney imaging
15:40 US: Functional reserve imaging using CEUS and other techniques
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:00 Power pitch session (3 minutes talks)
4th Session
Imaging renal function (part 2)
17:00-18:00 Imaging renal function (part 2)
17:00 Renal stress testing: clinical relevance and opportunities for imaging?
17:20 Biased renal MRI: How the drugs influence our image data
17:40 MRI: New developments in targeted MRI tracers for renal filtration and perfusion
18:00-18:10 Closure
Evening 19:30-22:30 Course diner
Night 22:30-? The T2 stars? Jazz trio?
Tuesday 12 September
8:30-9:00 Coffee desk upon arrival
5th Session
CKD imaging
9:00-10:30 CKD imaging
9:00 Clinical trials on added value of MRI in CKD
9:20 MRI: fibrosis imaging and possibilities for the kidney
9:40 Imaging in ADPKD: beyond total kidney volume
10:00 Validation of MRI biomarkers by histopathology
10:15 MRI: Physiological changes during dialysis assessed using MRI?
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Power pitch session (3 minutes talks)
6th Session
AKI imaging
11:30-12:30 AKI imaging
11:30 General talk on AKI
11:45 Multiparametric MRI assessment of renal structure and function in acute kidney injury and renal recovery
12:00 NUC: Renal scintigraphy to predict persistent renal failure after acute kidney injury
12:15 Multi-modality renal imaging (CEUS/scintigraphy/mpMRI) in dogs (and humans)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Power pitch session (3 minutes talks)
7th Session
Transplant imaging and imaging of DKD
14:00-15:30 Transplant imaging and imaging of DKD
14:00 Diagnostics in renal transplant care and imaging opportunities
14:20 mpMRI before and after kidney transplantation? -> overview of clinical trials
14:40 Prognostic imaging biomarkers for diabetic kidney disease (iBEAt)
15:00 Cardiorenal syndrome: Overview of metabolic imaging biomarkers in obesity-related renal disease
15:30-16:00 Break
8th Session
Image processing
16:00-17:00 Image processing
16:00 Multimodality and multiscale imaging for renal vascular systems biology
16:20 Image processing in a clinical environment: where do we stand?
16:30 Image processing in a clinical environment: where do we stand?
16:40 Image processing in a clinical environment: where do we stand?
16:50 Image processing in a clinical environment: where do we stand?
17:00-17:30 Closing

Location and Travel

City of Ghent/Gent, Belgium

“There’s no better place to acquire and share knowledge than Ghent.”

Belgium’s conference hotspot excels, both on a national and on an international level, in sectors ranging from art to agro, food, technology and biotech. Ghent is home to various educational institutions, research centres and knowledge clusters and is simply a nice place to organise a conference: hospitable, charming, historical, sustainable and innovative. In short, a city on a human scale.

City of Gent

Why Gent?

Conference Center “Het Pand”

Conference Center “Het Pand” is located in the historic center of Ghent. Hotels, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance.

Conference center Gent

Safety and Stability

Ghent is well known for its open minded people and positive attitude towards diversity and inclusivity.


Cities are increasingly making efforts to limit their environmental impact. In Ghent, sustainability is more than a buzzword, it is a call for action. For many years, Ghent has been committed to protecting the environment with initiatives ranging from vegetarian capital of Europe (since 2009) to the largest low-traffic pedestrian zone in Europe (since 2017). As a result, discovering Ghent on foot or by bike is an absolute must! It is a city on a human scale, easily navigable by pedestrians.


  • Centrally located in Belgium, the heart of Europe
  • Less than 1 hour by direct train from Brussels Airport
  • Close to other famous historic cities like Bruges & Antwerp
  • Direct 1 hour train from Brussels Airport to Ghent Central station
  • London UK accessible by high speed train (3.15 hrs)
  • Paris FR accessible by high speed train (2.5 hrs)
  • Flights to Amsterdam NL have direct train connections to Gent (2 hrs)

Location Gent