Photo of Xavier MerinoProfessional title: MD, Consultant Radiologist

Year of primary qualification: 1993 (Medicine and Surgery)

Current institution: Body and MSK team. MRI Unit. Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebrón, Barcelona, Spain

Title of presentation: Understanding Pelvic MRI in rectal cancer and anal fistulas (Core Subject Update)

Learning objectives: to describe briefly technical issues and the state-of-the-art of the MR protocols; to become familiar with the normal anatomy of the rectum and anus by MRI; to understand how to staging rectal cancer and how to classify the different types of fistula-in-ano using MRI.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. X. Merino. ¿Cómo se interpreta una Resonancia Magnética? FMC. 2012;19(1):20-2.
  2. S. Quiroga, X. Merino, E. Pallisa, M.C. Sebastià, M. Rodríguez, A. Álvarez. Computed Tomography and Small Bowel: A Radiologic Approach to Disease. The Radiologist 1998;5:165-181.
  3. Lesions of the cardiophrenic space: findings at cross-sectional imaging. Pineda V, Andreu J, Cáceres J, Merino X, Varona D, Domínguez-Oronoz R. Radiographics. 2007 Jan-Feb;27(1):19-32.
  4. Pineda V., Merino X., Gispert S., Mahía P., Garcia Br., Domínguez-Oronoz R. No-Reflow Phenomenon in Cardiac MRI: Diagnosis and Clinical Implications. AJR 2008; 191:73-79.
  5. Vaquero EC, Salcedo MT, Cuatrecasas M, De Leon H, Merino X, Navarro S Gines A, Abu-Suboh M, Balsells J, Fernandez-Cruz L, Molero X. Autoimmune pancreatitis type-1 associated with intraduct papillary mucinous neoplasm: Report of two cases. Pancreatology. 2014;14(4):316-318.
  6. A. Luna, JC. Vilanova, PR. Ros Chapter 10: Rectum-Anus G. Garrido and X. Merino-Casabiel, Editors. Learning Abdominal Imaging (Learning Imaging Series). Ed. Springer-Verlag 2012.
  7. Capítulo 19: estudio de las neuropatías periféricas de la extremidad superior y del plexo braquial por RM. R. Dominguez y X. Merino-Casabiel. Anatomia quirúrgica del plexo braquial y de los nervios periféricos de la extremidad superior. M. Llusá, S. Palazzi, A. Valer. Ed. Médica Panamericana 2013.

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