Inspired by the ECR 2022 motto 'Building Bridges', next year's congress will feature Patients in Focus, an exclusive programme dedicated to the biggest stakeholder in medical imaging — the patient. Through a mixture of headline sessions, open discussions and brand new session formats, this series will focus on exploring and enhancing the relationship between medical imaging professionals and patients.
Patients in Focus will feature inspirational and insightful talks from patients, radiologists, and radiographers, as well as clinicians and representatives from other medical disciplines. It will highlight the critical role radiology has in the healthcare continuum whilst seeking to pinpoint exactly what patients want from their doctors and how our care for them can be improved. The programme is being coordinated by Erik Briers and Caroline Justich in collaboration with the ESR Patient Advisory Group.
Meet your 2022 programme planning team on our new digital brochure site or by clicking the link below!
ECR 2022 will see the return of the popular session for general radiologists and residents at the end of their training looking for a simple update on subjects outside of their usual field.
The Case-Based Diagnosis Training session will offer an interactive way to test your knowledge in a range of subspecialty areas.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
It is not only for nutritional purposes that food plays a major role in all our lives!
Eating together as a family or with friends serves a large social function. We enjoy chatting and connecting over – ideally – lovingly prepared meals. Some of us also derive fun from planning meals, shopping for the selected ingredients, either with an emphasis on regional products or certain exotic additions, and then cooking together. It links generations, accompanies celebrations, hands over traditions, and marks seasonal changes during the year where hardly anyone can refrain from relishing the first fresh fruit of the year or early sweet baby carrots from the garden. We associate certain meals with our childhood or trips to foreign countries and can catch a glimpse from other cultures by getting to know their food. Some are better than others in preparing a feast for all senses, where taste and smell are as important as colours and consistency. Consequently, food plays a paramount role in building bridges, which is also the main focus of ECR 2022.
It is not surprising that we radiologists use imaging signs reminding us of certain food items to help us remember the diseases they are typically associated with. Each subspeciality and every body part offers a whole variety of fruit, vegetables, spices, or processed food. We only see what we have learnt to see and, therefore, it is extremely useful to have these bold, eye-catching associations.
Watch out for pancakes, doughnuts and cookies, mints and chocolate, spaghetti and linguine, rice and popcorn; show us the difference between sandwiches and hamburgers, head cheese and Swiss cheese, coffee beans and coconuts, ginkgo and holly leaves, onion skin and celery stalk, or salad oil versus salt and pepper and you can rest assured, not only will you learn a lot by looking into this whole universe of striking signs, but it will also help you to scrutinise your images with the eagerness of a detective looking for the culprit and, hopefully, your patients will profit from a more comprehensive report.
Figure 1: Temporal bone fracture with ossicular dislocation: a) ice cream (head of malleus) on cone (body of incus), b) CT with dislocated ossicles, c) dislocated ice cream from cone
Are you now tuned in to look for imaging signs related to food and tempted to send us your best cases to be highlighted in the interlude presentation of our case-based diagnosis session? Submit your highly instructive cases with signs related to food, ideally with a photograph or painting of the original food item, using the template below to [email protected].
The deadline for submission has now been extended to June 12, 2022, so it is not too late to be a part of this exciting session!
As an extra incentive, all submitters will receive a recipe sheet with a distinct Austrian flavour that is sure to satisfy.
Come and join us and maybe you will win the award for your excellent work-up. Before and after the Interlude, you can try to solve clinical cases from ten different fields in radiology, where specialists then help to highlight typical characteristics and differential diagnostic entities.