July 2017

ESR and IAEA sponsor participants for ESOR-ESHI course on hybrid imaging in oncology


As part of the technical arrangement between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 13 participants sponsored by the ESR and the IAEA will participate in the European School of Radiology (ESOR) Asklepios Course ‘Introduction to Hybrid Imaging in Oncology’, organised in cooperation with the European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) from August 31-September 1 in Vienna, Austria.

This ESOR course marks the first major cooperative activity in the area of education following the signing of the practical arrangement between the ESR and the IAEA on February 28, 2017. Facilitated by the IAEA's Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section, this agreement is the first of its kind between the IAEA and an international imaging society. The organisations’ priorities for this arrangement are capacity building and education, focusing primarily on middle and lower income countries.

The Asklepios Course 'Introduction to Hybrid Imaging in Oncology' is part of the ESR and ESOR’s effort to support young radiologists, oncologists and nuclear medicine physicians in their specialty training as well as to aid recently board-certified radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians by fully subsidising this unique ESOR course and enabling participants to learn more about hybrid medical imaging. Through the ESR’s cooperation with the IAEA, this support was extended to participants from selected IAEA member states.

The course is aimed at final-year residents, general radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and oncologists who want to update their knowledge on new applications and state-of-the-art hybrid medical imaging of cancer. No previous practical experience of the subject is required. The expert faculty comprises nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists who will provide a series of lectures describing optimal imaging pathways for oncological diagnosis, follow-up and response assessment. Lectures will be followed by interactive workshops, presented jointly by faculty specialists.