Press Release https://www.myesr.org/taxonomy/term/47 en Accessing the Ancient Past With Modern Radiology https://www.myesr.org/article/1835 <span property="schema:name">Accessing the Ancient Past With Modern Radiology</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-20T16:25:54+00:00">Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:25</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <h4><strong>European Radiology Experimental Publishes First Comparative Radiological Study of Ancient Egyptian Canopic Jars.</strong></h4> <p> </p> <img alt="European Radiology Experimental banner" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c4a6d3d1-ec2e-45ff-b231-841dae4b863f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/web%20-%20banner%20%28animated%29.gif" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><strong>As a debut in the unique field of paleoradiology, European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL now publishes the first </strong><strong><a href="https://eurradiolexp.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41747-018-0048-3">study</a> </strong><strong>comparing the major radiological modalities to investigate the content of ancient Egyptian canopic jars. Having found CT is the non-invasive modality of choice, also for these unique samples, is an important finding, which may impact professionals’ approach to studying mummified human soft tissue.</strong></p> <p>For the very first time, the three standard clinical imaging modalities (X-ray, CT, and MRI) were compared to research the content of ancient Egyptian canopic jars in a study published by the journal European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL.</p> <p>“Surprisingly, ancient Egyptian canopic jars — containing precious mummified human internal organs — have been mostly neglected in biomedical research so far. This despite their unique value to contribute to the understanding of the ongoing evolution of diseases”, says Prof. Frank Rühli, Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine and senior author of this study.</p> <p>"We explored the general feasibility and diagnostic sensitivity of the three main state-of-the-art diagnostic methods in paleoradiology as applicable on such unique samples” adds Dr. Patrick Eppenberger, first author of the study.</p> <p><strong>CT non-invasive modality of choice</strong><br /> This study concludes CT is the modality of choice for non-invasive investigation of ancient Egyptian canopic jars, seeing that it provides the best diagnostic image quality. X-ray however, often remains the only practicable method for paleoradiological applications, as the portable equipment can be brought onsite, such as to a museum or in the field.</p> <p>The study’s findings are especially useful to professionals seeking to non-invasively research the ancient canopic jars. For instance, to museum curators, selecting which canopic jars with original sealing are worthy of sampling for further invasive research such as molecular analyses.</p> <p>This study is part of the <em>Canopic Jar Project</em> at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zürich, and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Mäxi Foundation.</p> <p><strong>Ancient Egyptian canopic jars</strong><br /> Canopic jars such as investigated in this study stem from the ancient Egyptian period between 2700 and 300 B.C. and contain internal organs considered essential for the mummies’ afterlife, which were removed from the body in the mummification procedure to avoid putrefaction. The so-called ‘bioarcheological specimens’ also often include a variety of non-human materials such as embalming materials or body adornments, the study of which is known under the term of paleoradiology.</p> <p><strong>European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL</strong><br /> The ESR journal European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL is fully open access and was founded in 2016. Its focus lies on the experimental setting and basic science. The first and current Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL is Prof. Francesco Sardanelli from Milan, Italy.</p> <p><a href="https://eurradiolexp.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41747-018-0048-3">Read and cite this article: Patrick E. Eppenberger; Mislav Cavka; Michael E. Habicht; Francesco M. Galassi and Frank Rühli (2018) Radiological findings in ancient Egyptian canopic jars: comparing three standard clinical imaging modalities (X-rays, CT and MRI) Eur Radiol Exp 2:12</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1835" data-a2a-title="Accessing the Ancient Past With Modern Radiology"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:25:54 +0000 myESR 1835 at https://www.myesr.org ESGAR 2018 – ESGAR returns to Dublin https://www.myesr.org/article/1833 <span property="schema:name">ESGAR 2018 – ESGAR returns to Dublin</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-20T13:00:17+00:00">Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:00</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Last week, ESGAR 2018, the 29th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, was held at the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland. This is the second time ESGAR has come to Dublin, the first time being in 2001, and it has since become clear that the Annual Meeting is no longer merely a European meeting, but the largest meeting for GI and abdominal radiology in the world. With its remarkable choice of venue and impressive scientific programme, ESGAR was able to attract 1436 participants from 60 countries.</p> <p>Starting with a postgraduate course on <em>Multidisciplinary management of common GI and abdominal malignancies: what you need to know</em> organised as plenary session on June 12, ESGAR 2018 went on to offer an impressive seven parallel sessions each day from June 13 – 15. Among these were the newly renamed ESGAR Tutorials (former workshops) as well as a huge offer of lecture sessions and scientific sessions. One of the Tutorials was named in honour of the late Richard Baron, who has attended ESGAR every year since its establishment.</p> <p>New session formats included <em>Tricky Cases from My Day Job. <span> </span></em>Here, residents were invited to present and discuss cases from everyday clinical practice (picture below). Over 300 posters and 150 scientific presentations were submitted for presentation.</p> <img alt="ESGAR 2018 Dublin 1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2c48f74a-e256-434d-924d-c7726719cd99" height="282" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Picture1.png" width="424" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p>With the number of members constantly growing (currently, ESGAR has 2478 members) and the number of congress participants also steadily increasing, great things are to be expected from next year’s Annual Meeting taking place in Rome, Italy from June 5 – 8.</p> <p><img alt="ESGAR 2018 Dublin 3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f9f7e51-4263-4ad2-af3f-a0535b230144" height="294" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Picture3.png" width="441" class="align-right" /></p> <p><img alt="ESGAR 2018 Dublin 2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fc63b90e-5a0a-4111-9f92-3e8c9bba368d" height="293" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Picture2.png" width="440" class="align-left" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1833" data-a2a-title="ESGAR 2018 – ESGAR returns to Dublin"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:17 +0000 myESR 1833 at https://www.myesr.org ESSR 2018 closes with participation record https://www.myesr.org/article/1830 <span property="schema:name">ESSR 2018 closes with participation record</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-19T10:23:08+00:00">Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:23</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Another successful meeting of the <a href="https://www.essr.org/">European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology</a> (ESSR) was held in Amsterdam from June 13-16 at the NH Krasnapolsky. Being one of the biggest allied science societies of the ESR, with more than 1700 members from around the globe, the ESR is happy to congratulate them on such an achievement.<br /><br /> The popular Hands-On Workshop in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, offering both basic and advanced levels, took place from June 13-14. This workshop began with a ‘Resident Day’, teaching the basics of shoulder ultrasound, and was followed by a ‘Masterclass on Nerves’ aimed at radiologists with ultrasound experience.<br /><br /> During the next two days, from June 15-16, the main congress and scientific programme focused on ‘Muscle and Nerve’, providing a two-day refresher course for participants. Additional focus sessions were held, concentrating on all other aspects of the musculoskeletal radiology, many of them organised by various ESSR subcommittees: Arthritis, Tumours, Osteoporosis &amp; Metabolism, Pediatric, Sports Imaging and Interventional MSK Radiology.<br /><br /> With almost 1000 congress delegates, the ESSR 2018 reached a new record in participation figures, and is aiming to continue to build on these impressive numbers in future congresses!<br /><br /> ESSR 2019 will take place June 26.-29. in Lisbon, Portugal. <br />  </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <h5>Workshop Video:</h5> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="252" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nMUEzCpvMMY" width="448"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <h5>Congress Video:</h5> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="252" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TmkGwnwotaE" width="448"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1830" data-a2a-title="ESSR 2018 closes with participation record"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:23:08 +0000 myESR 1830 at https://www.myesr.org Health stakeholders call for enhancing patient-centred policy implementation in the EU https://www.myesr.org/article/1824 <span property="schema:name">Health stakeholders call for enhancing patient-centred policy implementation in the EU</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-05T11:43:29+00:00">Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:43</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><span><span><span><em><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">Brussels, June 6, 2018 – At the invitation of host Dr. Biljana Borzan, MEP and the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials, and health stakeholders discussed the importance of successfully implementing health policies in clinical practice at an event at the European Parliament. The medical sector is affected by a number of significant regulatory and policy initiatives passed in recent years, including signature pieces of EU legislation like the basic safety standards (BBS) directive and the medical devices regulation (MDR), and the EU’s comprehensive digital single market strategy. Now is the time to ensure these measures are implemented to result in the best possible care for patients.</span></em></span></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">Opening the event <em>From health policy to practice</em>, Dr. Borzan set the stage for a lively 90-minute discussion that featured the perspectives of speakers representing seven different organisations. According to Borzan, “the diversity of Europe’s healthcare systems is a great strength, but we need common standards to drive quality for patients, safeguard their rights to care across borders, and enhance the mobility of health professionals. Events like today’s discussion can help legislators find the right balance between harmonisation and diversity that spurs innovation.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">The last two parliamentary terms were productive in terms of legislative output regarding health, with the medical devices regulation being a stand-out example of the importance of guaranteeing patient safety while safeguarding Europe’s place as a world-leading marketplace for technological innovation. Borzan stated, “even in the turbulent times since 2008, the EU focused on putting forward-looking policies on the books to modernise Europe’s health sector. Now is the time to focus on properly implementing these initiatives and assessing whether they achieve the desired results. Doing so successfully requires EU institutions to work together more effectively, and we will need to rely on stakeholder organisations’ expertise and networks to ensure benefits reach patients and professionals in the field.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">There was widespread agreement among participants, which included MEPs, representatives of two European Commission Directorates-General, patient organisations, medical societies, and industry bodies, that there is room to improve the positive impact of EU policies through better implementation. Presenters voiced a number of key suggestions for how this can be achieved, including better intra- and inter-institutional cooperation in the EU, giving more emphasis to the voice of patients, and proactive engagement of stakeholders. These principles should be adhered to from the time that a policy proposal is formulated all the way to the point of patient care where the measure’s effect ultimately unfolds.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-left"><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">In representing over 75,000 members of the radiology profession, part of the ESR’s role is to actively engage in the policy-making process at the European level. “Our society works hard to provide its members with the information and tools to comply with regulations, implement best practices, and continue to embrace technological and scientific innovation in delivering patient care”, said Prof. dr. Paul M. Parizel, Past-President of the ESR. “Rational use of medical imaging holds the key to ‘value-based healthcare’, improving patients’ lives, and saving money. Medical imaging is a horizontally integrated discipline, interfacing with almost all other fields in medicine, providing the cornerstone of a correct diagnosis, and guiding the path towards the most appropriate treatment and follow-up of patients. As medical doctors, our job is to judge every measure on its impact on patients: Will that regulation enable us to provide better care? Will adopting this software lead to better patient outcomes? Sharing best practices is a key function of a professional society, and feeding the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t back into the policy-making process can help create a virtuous circle for continuous innovation for the benefit of patients.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">The ESR welcomes the EU’s strengthened focus on the implementation of policies. After all, the most well-crafted law or well-intentioned concept will not achieve the desired impact unless implemented properly. “Policy-making does not end with the publication of a new regulation in the EU’s official journal. In some ways, cooperation between patients, professionals, and industry working together with legislators and policy-makers has its most added value as a policy is translated from paper into real life”, added Parizel.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /> To access photos of the event <a href="https://www.facebook.com/myESR/posts/10155646156692939">click here</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><em><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>European Society of Radiology | ESR         <br /> Press Office          <br /> ESR Office: Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria  <br /> Phone: +43-1-533 40 64-545 | Fax: +43-1-533 40 64-441                </span></span></em><br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org"><em><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>press@myESR.org</span></span></em></a><em><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span> | </span></span></em><a href="http://www.myESR.org/"><em><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>myESR.org</span></span></em></a></span></span></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1824" data-a2a-title="Health stakeholders call for enhancing patient-centred policy implementation in the EU"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:43:29 +0000 myESR 1824 at https://www.myesr.org Advanced Computed Analysis Detects Cancerous Lesions Prior To Visibility By Radiologists https://www.myesr.org/article/1822 <span property="schema:name">Advanced Computed Analysis Detects Cancerous Lesions Prior To Visibility By Radiologists</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-05-30T08:51:41+00:00">Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:51</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <img alt="European Radiology Experimental banner" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c4a6d3d1-ec2e-45ff-b231-841dae4b863f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/web%20-%20banner%20%28animated%29.gif" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p>Malignant liver lesions are detected on magnetic resonance imaging prior to appearing visible to radiologists, an animal study published in European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL says.</p> <p><strong>An experimental </strong><a href="https://eurradiolexp.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41747-018-0044-7"><strong>study</strong></a><strong> based on an animal model, just published in European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL, is the first to show that cancerous lesions can be detected with radiomics prior to their visibility. The implications of these findings bear potential consequences for therapy planning, in particular for surgical treatment as well as for prognosis of patients affected by colorectal cancers.</strong></p> <p>The experimental study in mice shows that cancerous lesions can be spotted on magnetic resonance imaging before appearing visible to the radiologist’s eye. Using a quantitative approach consisting of <em>texture analysis</em> – mathematical analysis of the relations between each small image element and the surroundings, the authors were able to predict the presence of cancerous lesions before they were visible. Texture analysis is one of the tools of a new research field named <em>radiomics</em>, which extracts from images, visible or invisible features correlated with the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases.</p> <p>Co-author Prof. Dr. Andreas Boss: “Texture analysis is a new powerful tool potentially allowing an earlier detection of malignancies compared to the human eye; thereby improving treatment planning and response monitoring.”</p> <h5>Liver primary site for metastases</h5> <p>The liver is the primary site of metastases of cancers such as colorectal cancer, which spread to the liver in about 60% of patients, and is often the reason patients ultimately succumb to their disease. Colorectal cancer itself is the second highest cause of death in men and women suffering from cancer in the Western world.</p> <h5>Potentially improving patient outcomes</h5> <p>These conclusions, even though obtained from an animal model, potentially bear a huge impact, as timely and correct identification of tumour lesions may improve the disease-free survival interval and overall survival rate in oncology. They are especially relevant, as currently two thirds of patients who have undergone liver resection due to metastases from colorectal cancer suffer from recurrence (new liver metastases) within 18 months.</p> <h5>European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL</h5> <p>The ESR journal <a href="https://www.er-x.org/">European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL</a> is fully open access and was founded in 2016. Its focus lies on the experimental setting and basic science applied to radiology. The first and current Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology EXPERIMENTAL is Prof. Francesco Sardanelli from Milan, Italy.</p> <p><a href="https://eurradiolexp.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41747-018-0044-7">Read and cite this article: Anton S. Becker, Marcel A. Schneider, Moritz C. Wurnig, Matthias Wagner, Pierre A. Clavien, Andreas Boss (2018) Radiomics of liver MRI predict metastases in mice. Eur Radiol Exp 2:11</a></p> <p><br /><strong>ESR Press Office </strong><br /> Am Gestade 1, 1010, Vienna<br /><a href="mailto:press@myesr.org">press@myesr.org</a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1822" data-a2a-title="Advanced Computed Analysis Detects Cancerous Lesions Prior To Visibility By Radiologists"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 30 May 2018 08:51:41 +0000 myESR 1822 at https://www.myesr.org Establishment of a Collaborative Research Centre for Diagnostic Radiology at the Charité, Berlin, Germany (spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm) https://www.myesr.org/article/1821 <span property="schema:name">Establishment of a Collaborative Research Centre for Diagnostic Radiology at the Charité, Berlin, Germany (spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm) </span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-05-28T08:46:45+00:00">Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:46</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/matrix.jpg?itok=SRRQIgue" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <p>The German Research Foundation (DFG) has established a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) for Diagnostic Radiology at the Charité, Berlin, Germany. Collaborative Research Centres are highly competitive and among the best funded grants available from the German Research Foundation. This CRC represents the first CRC in the field of Diagnostic Radiology in Germany. Collaborative Research Centres are long-term university-based research institutions, established for up to 12 years (renewal process every 4 years), in which researchers work together within a multidisciplinary research programme. They allow researchers to tackle innovative, challenging, complex and long-term research undertakings through the coordination and concentration of individuals and resources. They enable institutional priority area development and structural development.</p> <p>The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1340 at the Charité, Berlin, Germany with the title “matrix in vision” focuses on the question, how pathological changes of the extracellular matrix can be visualized by techniques available in Diagnostic Radiology. The gained knowledge could contribute to the early detection of diseases and the guidance of therapies.</p> <p>Nearly all diseases, including inflammatory processes and malignancies, are associated with specific cellular changes. However, the research community are recognizing increasingly, that the extracellular matrix also plays a pivotal role, especially in the early phases of disease development. The extracellular matrix has different functions and directly interacts with cellular components of the tissues and is important for the mechanical properties of tissues. The researchers in the SFB 1340 (speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm, Director of the Department of Radiology, Charité, Berlin, Germany) work on the “In vivo Visualization of Extracellular Matrix Pathology”.</p> <p>The proposed CRC for the first time combines biological molecular methods in radiology with new biophysical insights into the role of mechanical tissue parameters in the development of disease, thus enabling</p> <p>1) the investigation of the interaction of molecular imaging probes with the ECM</p> <p>2) the investigation of new imaging approaches using various types of magnetic nanoparticles and gadolinium-based imaging probes</p> <p>3) multiscale quantification of mechanical structural elements of the ECM, ranging from microscopic collagen and glycosaminoglycan networks to macroscopic mechanical parameters investigated by clinical diagnostic elastography</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/2_2.jpg?itok=smBweQMC" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <p>Figure 1: Example of multifrequency MR elastography for the evaluation of viscoelastic properties of ECM in liver tissue. This approach has potential for the noninvasive detection and staging of liver fibrosis.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/3_1.jpg?itok=9PxKjUTk" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> <p>Figure 2: Example of an elastin specific probe for the detection of atherosclerotic plaque in the brachiocephalic artery in a mouse model. The probe visualizes elastin, which is an important structural and signalling component of the extracellular matrix. Using this approach atherosclerotic vessel wall changes can be detected earlier, compared to conventional MR methods.</p> <p>Cooperation partners in this Collaborative Research Centre are: Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und prüfung sowie Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div> <i class="rectangle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-rectangle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rectangle_medium/public/2018-05/4.jpg?itok=Gp8dP3Wk" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1821" data-a2a-title="Establishment of a Collaborative Research Centre for Diagnostic Radiology at the Charité, Berlin, Germany (spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm) "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 28 May 2018 08:46:45 +0000 myESR 1821 at https://www.myesr.org All time high attendance at the European Congress of Radiology 2018 https://www.myesr.org/article/1802 <span property="schema:name">All time high attendance at the European Congress of Radiology 2018</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-03-12T10:38:09+00:00">Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:38</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Vienna, March 12, 2018 (ECR)</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span> – <strong>The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) closed a week ago with an impressive growth in attendance, especially noteworthy as it has been the opposite for many big medical meetings lately. The organisers, the European Society of Radiology (ESR), are proud to announce a total onsite participation of 22,059, including a record number of 13,848 professional delegates, which represents an 8% increase compared to ECR 2017, and a total of 8,211 industry participants. In addition, the ECR Online streaming platform counted 6,415 registered viewers that were not present onsite, which marks an increase of 13% compared to last year. This accumulates to the </strong><strong>record breaking</strong><strong> overall attendance of 28,474.</strong></span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>On top of this, a 10-11% increase in room attendance figures could be seen throughout all days of the congress, with delegates attending sessions<strong> a total of 81,621 times. </strong></span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>ECR 2018 was characterised by the introduction of new session formats, new locations, scientific highlights and a booming technical exhibition with more than 300 companies showcasing their latest products. </span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>The <strong>new My Thesis in 3 Minutes (MyT3) sessions, </strong>where residents and young radiologists presented their thesis’ in just three minutes, as well as the <strong>Coffee &amp; Talk sessions </strong>that offered an open forum for discussion, took off very well and presenters saw themselves facing full rooms throughout each day. Innovating session formats and presenting education and scientific content in the most creative and informative way possible has been one of the ECR’s trademarks for years. </span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>Returning attendees to the ECR will have noticed that the event keeps getting bigger every year. To account for this ongoing development, the ESR decided to take advantage of the area immediately surrounding the main congress building (the Austria Center Vienna), which boasts incredible infrastructure and numerous locations perfectly suited to hosting the diverse range of congress activities. In addition to the Austria Center and the adjacent M-Building, rented from the United Nations, congress attendees were introduced to two new locations, namely the <strong>‘Sky High Stage’</strong> (Wolke 21) on top of the Saturn Tower and<strong> ‘the Cube’</strong> located in the nearby Donaucity church, with all buildings together creating one big <strong>‘ECR City’</strong>.  Also new this year was the ‘Swiss Village’ in front of the main congress building, where participants braved the cold while enjoying various Swiss delicacies and matching each other at games of ice stock sports.  </span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">The Cube, a series of dedicated workshops, was the <strong>biggest interventional radiology (IR) event ever to take place at ECR.</strong> Over the course of four days, the Cube offered interactive presentations, challenges and quizzes led by international experts in the field of interventional radiology. Thanks to the support of more than <strong>25 industry partners,</strong> an <strong>unprecedented number of IR simulators and devices </strong>were available, giving participants the opportunity to experience a wide range of IR procedures. <strong>A total of 480 places </strong>were offered at the inaugural Cube, which was at full capacity each day. Due to this enormous demand and extremely positive feedback from both, participants and exhibiting companies, an <strong>even bigger IR event can be expected at ECR 2019.</strong><br /><br /> Among the scientific highlights, the topic of artificial intelligence stood out and all presenting experts agreed that this will, in one way or another, shape the future of radiology and patient care.<br /> “This congress and the feedback from our participants have proven to us that the current topics of interest are artificial intelligence, big data and radiomics, as well as the challenges that come with those developments. These are exciting issues that we will definitely have to face in the near future, the first step to which is through the recognition of the potential they have for us. I made it my mission at this congress to convince everyone that we need not fear these new developments as threats and that radiologists will always have a pivotal role in both diagnostic and interventional therapeutic patient management. Always keep in mind that innovation means advancement. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone, especially all our attendees, for making this year’s ECR a big success,” said ESR President Professor Bernd Hamm from the Charit</span></span>é <span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"> in Berlin, now Chair of the ESR Board of Directors.</span></span></p> <p>The next European Congress of Radiology,<strong> ECR 2019,</strong> will take place <strong>February 27 to March 3, 2019, in Vienna,</strong> under the aegis of ESR President Professor Lorenzo Derchi from Genoa/IT.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.myesr.org/congress#paragraph_teaser_12351">ECR 2018 Country Statistics</a> </p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1802" data-a2a-title="All time high attendance at the European Congress of Radiology 2018"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:38:09 +0000 myESR 1802 at https://www.myesr.org European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) concludes successful year with well-attended course on hybrid imaging in oncology https://www.myesr.org/article/1210 <span property="schema:name">European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) concludes successful year with well-attended course on hybrid imaging in oncology</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-01-11T07:34:06+00:00">Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:34</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>The society is looking back on an exciting and successful year 2017 with three courses, nine webinars and a rapidly growing membership base.  The latest course on hybrid imaging in oncology, which took place on December 14-15 in Vienna, was attended by over 150 participants from 44 countries and means another great success to the society. </strong></p> <p>The course aimed at last-year residents, general radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and oncologists who want to update their knowledge on state-of-the-art hybrid medical imaging of cancer, with a focus on the latest technological advances and clinical applications. The expert faculty included nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists, as well as physicists, who provided lectures describing imaging pathways for oncological diagnosis, follow-up and treatment response assessment.<br /><br /> ESHI started its course season in early April with a satellite symposium subsequent to the European Molecular Imaging Meeting 2017 in Cologne/Germany dedicated “Evolving hybrid imaging into clinical practice”. Held in collaboration with the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology (ESMOFIR).</p> <p>Early last fall another course, jointly organised by ESHI, the European School of Radiology (ESOR) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), even had to move to a bigger location due to higher than expected demand. In line with its commitment to education and its particular focus on promoting hybrid imaging, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) decided to lift the original attendance cap of 100 places for the fully subsidised course, enabling more participants to learn about this important field of radiology. In addition, 12 participants from low and middle-income countries were able to take advantage of a joint sponsorship package from the ESR and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In the end, 157 attendees from 34 countries attended the course. Overall ESHI has given grants to more than 300 young radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians in 2017.</p> <p>The course year was concluded with an ESHI preparation course for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) under the umbrella of ESOR, which took place in the ESR Learning Centre in Vienna.<br /><br /> Last year ESHI held nine educational webinars on hybrid imaging, which are free of charge for members and in addition, past webinars can be watched on demand. The webinars feature prominent experts in the field of hybrid imaging, which share their knowledge about various modalities and subspecialties related to the fusion of nuclear medicine and radiology as well as molecular imaging. In 2017 almost to 1,000 professionals from 81 countries have registered for the ESHI webinars.<br /><br /> ESHI has seen a constant rise in membership since its foundation in March 2016 and is confident that this will continue in 2018. Since the end of 2016, membership has more than doubled and the society is proud to announce that it currently has 1135 members making it the fastest growing hybrid imaging network in Europe.</p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>"It has not even been two year's since the society's foundation and I'm delighted how membership has grown. This proves to us that there is major interest in hybrid medical imaging and in our endeavour to offer specialized training in this field. In 2018 we will take another important step by introducing a European diploma in hybrid imaging and I am convinced that this will mean another success for ESHI," said ESHI president Katrine Riklund from Umeå/SE.<br /><br /> Preparations for future courses and webinars are at full swing at the ESHI office and will soon be announced on the <a href="http://eshi-society.org/">society webpage</a>.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1210" data-a2a-title="European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI) concludes successful year with well-attended course on hybrid imaging in oncology"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:34:06 +0000 myESR 1210 at https://www.myesr.org ECR 2018 Diverse & United - Spotlight on artificial intelligence and current trends in radiology https://www.myesr.org/article/1209 <span property="schema:name">ECR 2018 Diverse &amp; United - Spotlight on artificial intelligence and current trends in radiology</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-01-11T07:32:03+00:00">Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:32</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><em>The annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) will go under the motto ‘Diverse &amp; United’ aiming at the specialty’s diversity</em> <em>and</em> <em>will promote science and innovation on February 28– March 4, 2018, in Vienna, Austria.</em><br /><br /> Thursday, January 11, 2018 (ESR/Vienna) - The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has a worldwide reputation for tackling new challenges and always being open to and even introducing innovations. Over the last years, the ECR always had something new to offer to its participants and this will also be the case in 2018.<br /><br /><em><span><span>Probably the most spectacular of the new ECR entrants will be ‘Interventional Radiology at the Cube’. The programme there is intended to introduce young radiologists to the fascinating subspecialty of interventional radiology, and to provide enhanced knowledge to radiologists who need it in their everyday professional life. Lectures and hands-on workshops focus on interaction with the participants, simulating clinical routine and concentrating on practice-oriented contents. For the new project, rooms in a nearby church have been rented, a contemporary architectural gem in a cuboid form, made of dark chromium steel; hence the term ‘the Cube’.</span></span></em></p> <p>The ‘Coffee &amp; Talk’ sessions are another new format. In a relaxed atmosphere in one of the Austria Center’s stylish lounges, short lectures and discussions will be offered on topics such as clinical decision support, challenges for department chairs, undergraduate teaching of radiology, radiation protection, and imaging biobanks. <em><span><span>Participants are welcomed and encouraged to stop by and contribute to the informal discussions while sipping their coffee or tea. </span></span></em></p> <p>And last but certainly not least, the new ‘My Thesis in 3 minutes – MyT3’ sessions provide a platform for residents and young radiologists who would like to present their thesis as a first author, in a dynamic and entertaining scientific session. For this format a new location, the Sky High Stage, overlooking the Austria Center and providing a magnificent view of Vienna from the top of the nearby Saturn Tower, has been made available.<br /><br /> The European Congress of Radiology is known for its outstanding scientific programme and high-level radiological education and training.  ECR 2018 will put the focus on the latest and hottest topics in radiology as well as on basic knowledge and training on the highest level.</p> <p>“The current hot topics in radiology are big data; challenges and risks when dealing with ever larger amounts and varieties of data; artificial intelligence; and radiomics. These are exciting issues that we have to deal with in the near future by recognising the potential these developments have for us in terms of improving the quality of our work and patient care. We need not fear them as threats – I firmly believe that radiologists will always have a pivotal role in both diagnostic and interventional therapeutic patient management. Moreover, I also firmly believe that our specialty will benefit from these developments. Innovations mean advancement – a case in point in radiology is hybrid imaging, which will be another focus at ECR 2018,” ESR President Professor Bernd Hamm from the Charité, Berlin on leading topics at ECR 2018.<br /><br /> Some of those topics will be reflected in the three New Horizon Session, which will focus on machine learning, immunotherapy and radiomics. Another format at ECR 2018 that is gaining significance and is presenting the latest scientific results in radiology are the ‘Clinical Trials in Radiology’ sessions. These sessions are a platform for presenting the most recent prospective studies and results of multicentre trials.</p> <p>ECR 2018 is also the official medical meeting for all radiographers in Europe and offers a dedicated scientific programme for them. As in previous years, the strong relationship between the ESR and the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) has had a strong impact on the scientific programme further strengthening this ongoing collaboration. All radiographer sessions held in Room K will be simultaneously translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.</p> <p>A fixed point at ECR, since its introduction two years ago, is the Voice of EPOS™, which will again offer a platform for poster authors to present their work in a moderated poster session to an international audience at ECR 2018. In addition to organ-based topics, the Voice of EPOS™ will feature new exciting sessions such as computer applications, molecular imaging, physics in radiology and radioprotection. In over 20 dedicated country sessions, authors will present their posters in their native language to strengthen the exchange within the communities and serve a multilingual and international audience.</p> <p>To make it more widely accessible, the ECR will again broadcast nearly every lecture via live web streams on <em>ECR Online</em>, a service delegates have used increasingly since its introduction four years ago. Lectures will also be available to watch on demand afterwards. This option will make it possible for delegates who are not able to attend a session in person to catch up on its content afterwards.For ECR 2018, <em>ECR Online </em>will offer a special service to colleagues in China: 50 scientists from various Chinese provinces will come to Vienna and translate 500 selected presentations into Mandarin. These presentations will then be available with Mandarin subtitles, on demand, after the congress in China via <em>ECR Online.</em></p> <p>Another popular feature of the ECR, the ‘ESR meets’ programme, which sees three national radiological societies invited to the congress, will feature China, Portugal and Switzerland as the programme’s guest countries for 2018.<br /><br /> Besides its urge for innovation and its mission to offer a platform for radiology and education, the European Congress of Radiology has always understood itself as a congress for everyone and not only for radiologists. A mission that is reproduced in the ECR 2018 congress motto ‘Diverse &amp; United’.</p> <p>“I strongly believe that our specialty has something to offer for all of us and also for future generations of physicians, radiographers and students. However, like in a mosaic, it is the connection of all the pieces that create the big picture. By using this metaphor I wish to express my sincere wish and hope that, despite these different and interesting facets and subspecialties, radiologists should see themselves as a community and join forces to strengthen our specialty in the best interest of our patients,” ESR President Prof. Hamm extends a warm invitation to everyone with an interest in radiology to join the meeting.</p> <p><br /> ----------</p> <p>The ECR is the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which represents more than 75,500 members worldwide. The ECR is one of the largest medical congresses in the world, attracting more than 25,000 congress participants. With 300 companies exhibiting across more than 26,000m², its exhibition is also one of the largest medical exhibitions in Europe.</p> <p>For further information, please contact:</p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">European Society of Radiology | ESR         <br /> David Zizka          <br /> Press Office          <br /> ESR Office: Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria  <br /> Phone: +43-1-533 40 64-545 | Fax: +43-1-533 40 64-441                </span><br /><a href="mailto:press@myESR.org"><span><span><span>press@myESR.org</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"> | </span><a href="http://www.myESR.org/"><span><span><span>myESR.org</span></span></span></a></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1209" data-a2a-title="ECR 2018 Diverse &amp; United - Spotlight on artificial intelligence and current trends in radiology"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:32:03 +0000 myESR 1209 at https://www.myesr.org European Society of Radiology (ESR) helps build radiology expertise on Palau https://www.myesr.org/article/1204 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology (ESR) helps build radiology expertise on Palau</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/67" lang="" about="/user/67" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">moderator_David</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-12-14T11:10:27+00:00">Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:10</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>The ESR joined the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) national workshop on improving radiology clinical and ancillary services on the island of Palau, which is located in the western Pacific Ocean, by sending a radiology expert to offer training and infrastructural advice.   The joint mission is a result of the IAEA-ESR practical agreement on cooperation in the area of diagnostic imaging signed earlier this year. </strong></p> <p>Over a number of years, the ESR has established a productive working relationship with different departments within the IAEA, in particular its Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section, on issues of common interest such as education and training through expert-level participation in IAEA scientific conferences and technical meetings</p> <p>An agreement signed in early 2017 focuses on capacity building and education, with both organisations committing to engage not only radiologists but also a wider audience, including referring physicians. This includes webinars, sponsored participation in ESR-organised training courses for healthcare professionals from low and middle-income countries, and the development of e-learning materials.</p> <p>The national workshop, which took place on Palau in early November, is part of an IAEA project, which aims to improve the quality of radiology services and the ESR was approached to send an expert on its own expenses to train local radiologists, radiographers and referring physicians on basic imaging, radiation protection and awareness. As it is one of the ESR’s leading principles to serve the healthcare needs of the public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of radiology, the invitation to support the mission was accepted immediately.</p> <p>The ESR nominated Dr Annemie Snoeckx, senior radiologist at the department of radiology at the Antwerp University Hospital, who happily volunteered to support the IAEA’s mission on Palau.<br /><br /> The joint workshop took place at the Belau National Hospital, which has 80 beds, employs 22 medical doctors, and is the only hospital on the island. It mainly serves the people of Palau, which has around 20,000 inhabitants. The radiology department is small and currently consists of eight radiographers and nurses but no radiologist. Diagnostic tasks are done via limited teleradiology services.<br />  </p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p class="text-xs-center"> <a class="btn btn-lg btn-icon" href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/myESR/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155232385677939" target="_blank" > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> Visit our Facebook Photo Album </a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The ESR’s participation in this mission is in line with the society’s endeavour to support the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The 17 SDGs cover a broad range of issues, including general health and well-being (SDG 3) which corresponds to the ESR’s core expertise area. This goal is sub-divided into individual targets with one of them aiming at increasing health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states.</p> <p> “Investing in technology is important, but without investing in people it is not worth much. Investing in human resources, which was the purpose of this mission, is crucial to providing and improving radiological services in order to benefit the people of Palau and I believe that there is a lot the ESR and IAEA can do in this regard. From a technical point of view, the radiology department is pretty well equipped, but I have been told that once there is a technical problem it usually takes quite a while to fix that. During our stay, we gave lectures for radiographers and physicians on basic topics such as positioning, interpretation of radiographs and basic CT, clinical indications for different imaging techniques, reviewed and discussed the radiology department’s standard operating procedures (SOP) as well as future plans and needs. ”, describes Dr Snoeckx her tasks during the mission.<br /><br /> The ESR/IAEA team in Palau was composed of Dr Thomas Pascual, nuclear medicine physician and IAEA technical officer for Asia and Oceania, Dr Asela Barroso, radiologist, and Dr Cheyen Molon, lecturer/docent in Medical Radiation Technology, both from the De La Salle University Medical Center in Manila, Philippines as well as Dr Snoeckx.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=6LxLHHiy 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg?itok=mDoLPo3j 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-06/MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" alt="MYESR_PageBanner6_web.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.myesr.org/article/1204" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology (ESR) helps build radiology expertise on Palau"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:10:27 +0000 moderator_David 1204 at https://www.myesr.org