ESSR Sports Imaging Course and 3rd Rostock Summer School on Musculoskeletal Cross Sectional Imaging 2020 goes virtual

Sports In Spotlight - August 2020

Focus in 2020

What the residents need to know in sports imaging to pass their board-review examination and what the general radiologists need to know of sports imaging for coping with the daily practice.

The following presentations will be available as online-seminars on demand between August, 23th and 30th 2020.


The Knee

  • MRI of the knee with focus on cartilage
  • Menisceal tears
  • Acute and chronic ACL tear - primary and secondary signs
  • Osteoarthritis after untreated ACL tear and postoperative evaluation of ACL graft
  • Posteromedial corner and medial ligaments, what you should report to the surgeon?
  • Lateral ligaments and posterolateral corner
  • Rupture of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Preoperative and Postoperative Assessment
  • MRI of the paediatric knee


  • The Lisbon 2019 agreement on Femoroacetabular Impingement Imaging
  • MR and CT arthrography – when to do it?
  • Intraarticular pathology
  • Labral tears – update on classifications

Imaging in sports and sports injuries

  • Imaging of the wrist
  • Overview of MR imaging protocols – tips and tricks
  • Biochemical cartilage imaging – ready to use in sports imaging?
  • Imaging of muscle injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • MRI findings in piriformis muscle syndrome
  • Rotator interval of the shoulder
  • Normal variants and pitfalls at the elbow joint
  • MSK tendon pathologies that are easy to miss
  • MRI of heel pain – interpretation pearls and pitfalls

On Saturday August, 29th there will be a live streaming event hosted by the Chairmen:

09:30 – The Knee

10:45 – The Hip

13:00 – Sports injuries and résumé


All registered participants receive a one-week access to the password-protected videos on demand if they register in time (until August, 14th 2020).

Current information regarding COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Sir or Madam,

this year, due to the Corona Pandemic, it will be unfortunately not be possible to hold our ESSR Sports Imaging Course in Rostock as a face-to-face event. In order to make the exciting lecture possible for you, we would like to invite you to join the ESSR accredited virtual ESSR Sports Imaging course.

You, as registered participant, can see and listen and watch to the lectures for one week (from August 23rd till August 30th 2020) and communicate your questions to the local organizing committee until August 28th. The lectures will be available 24 hours on a secure platform of the University of Rostock. On Saturday, August 29th there will be a live stream with the speakers, where questions about the presentations as well as nice quiz cases will be discussed in a large round.

We have decided to reduce the participation fee for the online event to 99 €. If you have already paid the previous, higher fee, we will transfer the difference back as soon as possible. It is planned that this online-seminar will also be certified with CME points by the Ärztekammer Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. We are still coordinating the final score with the medical association, the online course is also fully accredited for the ESSR diploma. The final information about the CME credits points will be available as soon as possible, too. If you have already booked a hotel room, you can still cancel it free of charge.

We heartily welcome you on board to this year´s ESSR Sports Imaging Course online event!

The ESSR Sports Imaging Course 2021 will take place in Rostock again and we would like to invite you all to be there! Please save the date: 03./04.09.2021!

We are already looking forward to welcome you personally to our beautiful Baltic Sea coast!