October 18 & 19, 2019
Innsbruck, Austria | AC Hotel – Marriott
Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) is the most common form of primary vasculitis comprising Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TAK).
While a positive temporal artery biopsy has been the gold standard for the diagnosis of GCA for long time, and conventional angiography was used to diagnose TAK; recent EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in LVV point out the importance of imaging as a first-line test for diagnosing LVV. Imaging modalities used in LVV include ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT).
The course is composed of theoretical lectures and practical workshops
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The objective of this course is to improve the competency of rheumatologists and other professionals across the world to use these imaging techniques to assess patients with (suspected) LVV. In addition, skills to read histopathology of temporal arteries should be improved. This course is targeted at all professionals investigating and/or managing patients with LVV