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Holiday greetings from the ESR

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As this year is slowly drawing to a close, I take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for contributing to the success and growth of the European Society of Radiology in 2017.  The year 2017 will be remembered in our annals as a fantastic year, an “Annus Mirabilis”, both for the society (ESR) and for the congress (ECR).  More good things are to come in 2018, and I look forward to continue working with you all to reach these new achievements in the coming year.

On behalf of all of us at the ESR, I wish you a peaceful, healthy and joyous Holiday Season, and I look forward to seeing you in Vienna at ECR 2018 (February 28 – March 4)!

Prof. dr. Paul M. Parizel
Chair of the ESR Board of Directors

ESR helps build radiology expertise on Palau

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.

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.

Congress

ECR 2018 Party Tickets

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ECR 2018 Preliminary Scientific Programme

Start planning your congress! Lots of information about the ECR 2018 Scientific Programme is now online, including our Interactive Programme Planner packed with details of courses, sessions, workshops and symposia taking place in Vienna in March.

ECR 2019 Programme Planning Committee

On December 7, 2017, the ECR’s 2019 PPC held its inaugural session to discuss new topics for the European Excellence in Education (E³) programme, New Horizons Sessions, State of the Art Symposia, Special Focus Sessions and Professional Challenges Sessions. Numerous proposals have already been provided by the scientific subcommittees.

ECR 2018 Breaking news from the EBR

The EBR is thrilled to announce that accepted candidates to the EDiR during ECR 2018 will receive free admission to the congress. Apply now and benefit from free registration for ECR 2018!

Education

Bracco Fellowships - Application for 2018 Fellowships now open

As announced by Mr. Fulvio Renoldi Bracco, CEO of Bracco Imaging, during ECR 2017 in Vienna in March, Bracco is proud to support a NEW fellowship programme under the umbrella of the European School of Radiology (ESOR). These 90 fellowships are aimed at young radiologists, residents in their last years of training or recently board-certified radiologists, who are Full members or Members in training of ESR under the age of 35 at the time of application.

Application deadline is January 10, 2018.

Radiology in other disciplines

EAU – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UROLOGY

16 - 20 March 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark

Society

ESR Membership 2018 - Get your membership now!

Application for or renewal of ESR Membership for 2018 is open until August 31, 2018.

Benefits include reduced congress registration fees for ECR 2019, coverage of Article Processing Charges for accepted articles in Insights into Imaging, free electronic access to European Radiology, Europe’s no. 1 general radiological journal, and more.

Electronic Elections 2018

The voting period is from January 15 – 28, 2018. Entitled to vote are all ESR Full Members who have settled their ESR membership fee for 2018 and whose proof of profession has been validated by January 14, 23:59 (CET).

"Infection prevention and control in ultrasound - best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group"

The ESR is happy to announce the publication in Insights into Imaging of the paper “Infection prevention and control in ultrasound – best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group”.

EuroSafe Imaging Stars - Be a Star for your patients

The EuroSafe Imaging Stars is a network of radiology departments committed to best practice in radiation protection. Become a EuroSafe Imaging Star and show your patients that you put their safety first.

EuroSafe Imaging

The ESR is a cooperating organisation for the IAEA International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, held in Vienna from 11 – 15 December 2017. Represented by chair Prof. Guy Frija, the EuroSafe Imaging campaign has submitted a paper and poster, and announced the launch of a new ESR iGuide web portal.

EFOMP Guidelines on the transposition of EU BSS art. 60

The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) published the “EFOMP Guidelines on the transposition of EU BSS art. 60 in national legislations”. The guidelines were recently endorsed by EuroSafe Imaging and provide guidance on optimisation and the role of the Medical Physics Expert (MPE) to support the implementation of the Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom (Basic Safety Standards – BSS).

EU Affairs

The ESR-led thematic network on medical training and professional development for patient safety was concluded at the 2017 meeting of the EU Health Policy Platform (HPP) in November 2017.

Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM)

It is our great pleasure to announce that King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) Riyadh has become the first radiology facility to achieve stage 6 of the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM). With an average global DIAM score being 3.0, KAMC is well ahead of the curve, and intend to keep climbing as the aim for DIAM 7 in the near future. Join our project to gain access to unique benefits and global benchmarking.

Science

Can radiological findings predict the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Using multiphasic CT, this case-cohort study investigates radiological findings predicting the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (Eur Radiol)

Detector-based spectral computed tomography under review

This study discusses the principles of detector-based spectral CT, which is a novel dual-energy CT technology collecting simultaneously low- and high-energy data. It also includes an illustration of common clinical applications of detector-based spectral CT. (Insights Imaging)

European position statement on lung cancer screening

This EU position statement presents available evidence and outlines the EU view on the major issues that need addressing for successful implementation of low-dose CT lung cancer screening in Europe. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening can save lives. (Lancet Oncol)

Breat Cancer Screening with Mammography and Ultasonography/MRI at Diagnosis and post Breast Conservation Therapy

The multicenter, prospective, nonrandomized study aimed to find out what the screening yield and tumour characteristics detected by combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography in women was. Patients tested were diagnosed at ≤50 years and underwent breast conservation and radiotherapy for breast cancer. (JAMA Oncol)

Combined Clinical Parameters and Multiparametric MRI for Advanced Risk Modelling of Prostate Cancer

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging is gaining widespread acceptance in prostate cancer diagnosis and significantly improves prostate cancer detection. This study analyzed the clinical parameters of 1159 men who underwent Multiparametric MRI prior to MRI/transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy between 2012 and 2015. (Eur Urol.)