ECR 2015 Press Conference http://myesr.org/taxonomy/term/25 en Communicating the results of radiological studies to patients: from high-tech to human touch imaging http://myesr.org/article/78 <span property="schema:name">Communicating the results of radiological studies to patients: from high-tech to human touch imaging</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="2015-03-04T10:03:33+00:00">Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:03</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>ECR 2015 to look at the communication between patients and radiologists.</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (ECR)</strong> – Good communication between patients and doctors is essential for proper patient care. A session organised by the European Society of Radiology Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG) will focus on this crucial aspect of healthcare on Sunday at ECR 2015, said Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General of the European Patients’ Forum and Chairperson of ESR-PAG, ahead of the ECR Opening Press Conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>“Doctors and patients have different views on what makes good and effective communication, therefore it is important to discuss ways in which these differences can be bridged. A dialogue on patient-doctor communication can be beneficial for both stakeholders. On the one hand, it helps radiologists to better understand their patients’ needs, to adapt their practice accordingly and to improve their communication skills. On the other hand, close collaboration with professionals will allow patients to obtain better understanding of the work of all the people involved in a radiological department, of the advantages and limitations of imaging, and of what can be expected from a radiological examination or an imaging-guided interventional procedure,” she explained.</p> <p>The session, titled ‘Communicating the results of radiologic studies to patients: from high-tech to human-touch imaging’ will outline the importance and challenges of doctor-patient communication in relation to delivering news to a patient and how patients want to be informed. It will also address highly sensitive issues such as the involvement of psychological support.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>Two patient representatives from brain disorder related associations (the European Federation of Neurological Associations and the Stroke Alliance For Europe) will take part in the session to convey an impression of how communication with those affected by brain disorders is especially challenging, in terms of the neurological deficits of patients, coupled with the complexity of the pathology and the severity of the diagnosis.</p> <p>“The session is a step in strengthening our efforts to improve patient-doctor communication and it provides a platform for direct interaction between patients and doctors on this important issue,” Bedlington said.</p> <p>On Saturday, the ESR-PAG will hold another session, in which it will present a driver diagram on patient-centred care, which has been developed in cooperation with the ESR Audit and Standards Subcommittee. This diagram should provide a framework on how to embed patient-centred care in radiology departments, and offer a platform to examine the ethics behind patient-centred care from the perspective of both patient and radiologist.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bedlington_Nicola.jpg?itok=gc78uz4E" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>It is the first time the ESR-PAG has organised two sessions at the ECR. The group, which was established at ECR 2013, comprises seven patient representatives, one radiographer representative and five ESR representatives. It aims to ensure a patient-centred, human approach is embedded in the work of the ESR, and works toward the improvement of communication between radiologists and patients.<br /> ***</p> <p><strong>Nicola Bedlington:</strong> Secretary General, European Patients’ Forum, Vienna, Austria</p> <p> </p> <h4>Saturday, March 7, 10:30–12:00, Room L 1</h4> <p><strong>ESR Patient Advisory Group</strong><br /><strong>ESR-PAG 1 The challenges of providing true patient-centred care: moving forward together</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Chairmen’s introduction</strong><br /> N. Bedlington; Vienna/AT<br /> P. Cavanagh; Taunton/UK</li> <li><strong>Ethics in patient-centred radiology </strong><br /> C.D. Claussen; Tubingen/DE</li> <li><strong>Lost in radiology: is there a doctor in the department?</strong><br /> E. Briers; Hasselt/BE</li> <li><strong>An ESR framework for delivering patient-centred care in radiology’s services</strong><br /> P. Cavanagh; Taunton/UK</li> <li><strong>Panel discussion: on the ‘driver diagram for patient-centred care in clinical radiology’</strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <h4>Sunday, March 8, 10:30–12:00, Room L 1</h4> <p><strong>ESR Patient Advisory Group</strong><br /><strong>ESR-PAG 2 Communicating the results of radiological studies to patients: from high-tech to human touch imaging</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Chairmen’s introduction</strong><br /> N. Bedlington; Vienna/AT<br /> B. Brkljačić; Zagreb/HR</li> <li><strong>Who is the patient of the radiologist? </strong><br /> L.E. Derchi; Genoa/IT</li> <li><strong>Communicating results of radiological studies to the patient with breast cancer: view of the patient who is also a physician </strong><br /> A. Balenović; Zagreb/HR</li> <li><strong>Brain disorder – the communication challenge</strong><br /> D. Walsh; Dublin/IE<br /> M. Messmer-Wullen; Lochau/AT</li> <li><strong>Panel discussion: From high-tech to human touch - how do we ensure this transition and what are the roles for the ESR and member societies?</strong></li> </ul> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://myesr.org/article/78" data-a2a-title="Communicating the results of radiological studies to patients: from high-tech to human touch imaging"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:03:33 +0000 myESR 78 at http://myesr.org ECR 2015: a congress without borders http://myesr.org/article/39 <span property="schema:name">ECR 2015: a congress without borders</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="2015-03-27T09:46:19+00:00">Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:46</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>ECR more than ever a roof for European science in 2015.</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (ECR)</strong> – As economic turmoil divides Europe, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) will be a celebration of the unity of the European scientific community, as well as the tenth anniversary of its organiser the European Society of Radiology (ESR).</p> <p>ECR 2015 is expected to attract more than 20,000 participants and will see the latest trends in imaging unveiled from March 4 to 8. The congress will unfold under the motto ‘radiology without borders’, highlighting its unifying role, said ECR 2015 Congress President Prof. Bernd Hamm, Chairman of the three merged departments of radiology at the Charité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität, ahead of the Opening Press Conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>“ECR 2015 will mark the anniversary of the ESR, whose establishment brought a much needed unity to radiology in Europe. This unity has led to great improvements in the benefits available to imaging professionals and trainees, including the huge educational and scientific opportunity offered by the ECR. Our motto reflects this strength in unity and the fact that the ECR brings together radiologists and radiographers from so many nations across Europe and the globe,” he said.</p> <p>The record number of submitted abstracts (5,750) will further ensure that ECR 2015 goes down in history. Delegates will also remember 2015 as the year of clarity, as a partially restructured programme will help them make the most of the huge range of educational sessions offer.</p> <p>Many of the educational session formats have been merged under the European Excellence in Education (E³) label, which will cover the whole range of educational levels, from undergraduate medical education to subspecialised continuing professional development.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>The E³ programme will include the Rising Stars sessions and Beauty of Basic Knowledge sessions, as well as three new session formats. The European Diploma Prep Sessions will help trainee radiologists prepare for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) examination, by providing a concise overview of the diploma curriculum. EDiR certifies a standard of radiological knowledge deemed appropriate by the ESR for independent practice in general radiology.</p> <p>The ECR Academies will offer sessions on emerging issues that should appeal to general radiologists or radiologists with a subspecialisation. Topics at ECR 2015 will include hybrid imaging, image-guided interventions in oncology, and modern imaging of the GI tract.</p> <p>Finally, the ECR Master Classes have been designed for participants and subspecialists seeking cutting-edge information in specific fields of interest. One ECR Master Class will be offered for each subspecialty in radiology (level III and beyond) and presented by experts in the field.</p> <p>These five branches will reflect the different levels of education in radiology, by covering all the different stages of an individual’s professional career.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hamm_Bernd_ECR_2015_Congress_President.jpg?itok=QXk44UEo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>“We expect that the new structure, which emphasises the importance of lifelong learning, will make it easier for participants to choose the courses that will benefit them most. It might also help speakers in preparing their presentations, by providing a clearer idea of the kind of audience to address,” Prof. Hamm said.</p> <p>The ECR’s iconic Invest in the Youth programme has again given young radiologists and radiographers in training the chance to participate in the meeting, by providing free registration for ECR 2015 and a €350 accommodation voucher. More than 4,000 radiology trainees and radiographers in training have benefited from this initiative over the past twelve years.</p> <p>The ‘ESR meets’ programme will welcome the German Radiological Society, the Turkish Society of Radiology and the Korean Society of Radiology. In addition, the European Association of Urology will be a guest of the programme.</p> <p>The European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) will also host their own ‘meets’ session, namely ‘EFRS meets Germany’, in which they will invite the German Society of Radiographers to give insight into radiographers’ clinical and research work with high-end and hybrid technology.</p> <p>Furthermore, the ECR in cooperation with the EFRS will offer dedicated sessions for radiographers, to match their growing interest in the ECR and foster interdisciplinary dialogue. “We are happy for ECR to become ‘the’ congress for radiologists and radiographers as well,” Prof. Hamm said.</p> <p>As a special service ECR Live will enable viewers to attend the congress remotely by broadcasting over 1,500 lectures via live web stream accessible via the ESR website. The popular Social Media Wall will also return, bringing together all ECR-related social media activity in one convenient online stream, which will be visible on more than 100 screens throughout the venue.<br /> ***</p> <p><strong>Bernd Hamm:</strong> Chairman of the three merged departments of radiology at the Charité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany; ECR 2015 Congress President</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://myesr.org/article/39" data-a2a-title="ECR 2015: a congress without borders"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:46:19 +0000 myESR 39 at http://myesr.org Image-guided interventions of the prostate http://myesr.org/article/68 <span property="schema:name">Image-guided interventions of the prostate </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="2015-03-04T09:59:12+00:00">Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:59</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>MRI guided interventions to help redefine prostate cancer management).</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (ECR)</strong> – Prostate cancer diagnosis and management have to be radically rethought and redefined, speakers will argue in a session on image-guided interventions of the prostate on Friday at ECR 2015. Session chairman Anwar R. Padhani, a consultant radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, and Professor of the Institute of Cancer Research, London, explained why ahead of the ECR Opening Press Conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>“The prostate cancer diagnostic and therapy pathway is controversial. Serum PSA causes false alarms and gives false reassurance, while biopsies, which are systematic but non-targeted miss at least 20– 30% of cancers and underestimate cancer aggressiveness in 20–30% of cases. Our current diagnostic methods are insufficient for distinguishing non-aggressive disease from virulent cancers,” he said.</p> <p>Under the current pathway, clinically indolent cancers are identified by chance, significant lesions are missed and important cancers are incorrectly classified as unimportant. As a result, men undergo whole-gland treatment for cancers that would not affect their lives, often with consequences that are a significant burden (incontinence, impotence) and costly.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>“Men with prostate cancer are under-diagnosed and over-diagnosed, under-treated and overtreated; it’s a mess,” Padhani said. “Men are demanding rapid improvements and imaging is the way forward,” he added.</p> <p>It is imperative that the killer prostate cancer within the gland is detected, defined and targeted. New ultrasound techniques and multi-parametric MRI used during biopsies now enable us to do that, and radiologists must know how to make the most of these tools.</p> <p>The session will provide a comprehensive overview of the imaging technologies available for focal prostate gland sampling in patients with suspected malignancy, and a discussion of imaging methods for therapy of malignant and benign diseases of the prostate gland, including long-term results and complications. It will also offer a forum for open discussions on the needs for minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment technologies for the prostate gland.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Padhani_Anwar.jpg?itok=-sEXtQVi" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Padhani hopes the session will inspire radiologists to change their approach to prostate cancer management. “We must change, and for that, we must think differently. Prostate cancer is the last cancer in which imaging is not a key element of the diagnostic pathway. Multi-parametric MRI is becoming a key component of the prostate cancer diagnosis pathway and targeted biopsies of lesions under MRI guidance are likely to become a part of the diagnostic pathway. Tissue preservation, by active surveillance and focal therapy, will reduce the over-treatment burden of localised disease,” he concluded.<br /> ***</p> <p><strong>Anwar R. Padhani</strong>: Consultant radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, and professor of the Institute of Cancer Research and honorary senior lecturer at University College, London, United Kingdom</p> <p> </p> <h4>Friday, March 6, 08:30–10:00, Room E2</h4> <p><strong>NH 9 Image-guided interventions of the prostate</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Chairman’s introduction: defining the target</strong><br /> A.R. Padhani; London/UK</li> <li><strong>MR-targeted prostate biopsy</strong><br /> J.J. Fütterer; Nijmegen/NL</li> <li><strong>MR-US fusion prostate biopsy</strong><br /> F. Cornud; Paris/FR</li> <li><strong>Image-guided tumour ablations</strong><br /> H.U. Ahmed; London/UK</li> <li><strong>Prostate artery embolisation (PAE) for benign hypertrophy </strong><br /> F.C. Carnevale; Sao Paulo/BR</li> <li><strong>Panel discussion: Do organ-sparing prostatic treatments make sense?</strong></li> </ul> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://myesr.org/article/68" data-a2a-title="Image-guided interventions of the prostate "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:59:12 +0000 myESR 68 at http://myesr.org Imaging in population-based studies http://myesr.org/article/53 <span property="schema:name">Imaging in population-based studies</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="2015-03-04T09:54:23+00:00">Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:54</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Heightened interest in population imaging benefits patients and radiologists.</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (ECR)</strong> – Population imaging studies are gaining ground in healthcare, as will be shown during a Professional Challenges Session at the ECR. From the most recently available imaging biomarkers to genomics and metabolomics, imaging large cohorts of patients is becoming central to the prognosis of countless diseases, said Prof. Norbert Hosten, professor of radiology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald, Germany, ahead of the ECR 2015 Opening Press Conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>Information gathered in population imaging studies contributes in different ways to medical knowledge, according to Hosten, who will chair the session this Thursday.</p> <p>“First, the relevance of imaging findings may be confirmed by long-term follow-up. Then, imaging findings may be connected to other information, like results of cognitive function tests, etc. Population imaging plays an important role for radiology, as the large number of subjects included in these studies lead to better acceptance of scientific results,” he said.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>Many large multicentre studies are ongoing in Germany, such as the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP), in which radiologists have teamed up with epidemiologists and performed free whole-body MRI in healthy subjects. Another, the Trauma Cohort multicentre study being carried out by the German Society of Trauma surgery (DGU) and the German Roentgen Society (DRG), aims to identify the most common-sense methods for performing trauma imaging, and determine standardised protocols in the country.</p> <p>In the Netherlands, significant population imaging studies have been performed over the past two decades, including on a population cohort of 10,000 to 15,000 inhabitants near Rotterdam to find out if population imaging helps to predict neurodegenerative diseases. Biomarkers such as regional brain volumes, distribution and quantification of white matter lesions, subclinical brain infarcts or microbleeds have been identified, and researchers have also been able to pinpoint the structural and microstructural integrity of the white matter associated with the development of mild cognitive impairment and full-blown dementia long before any symptoms arise.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa- 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa- 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa- 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa- 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa- 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa- 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Hosten_Norbert_0.JPG?itok=2BctgQa-" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Population imaging is also useful in cardiac and oncology applications, to track early signs of tumour development, and a number of other conditions ranging from liver cirrhosis to osteoporosis, for instance. Multicentre studies in Germany and the UK will be presented during the session, which will also raise the question of the radiologist’s responsibility in these studies. This is an important point in cases where an abnormality is spotted, Hosten pointed out.</p> <p>“In a traditional epidemiological study, you don’t intervene. In radiology, you know what a kidney tumour looks like, so if you do an MR scan and spot such a tumour, I think you are obliged to intervene. The big question is: when do we and when do we not intervene?” he said.<br /> ***</p> <p><strong>Norbert Hosten:</strong> President of the German Radiological Society, Director of the Institute for Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald, Germany</p> <p> </p> <h4>Thursday, March 5, 16:00–17:30, Room L 1</h4> <p><strong>PC 8b Imaging in population-based studies</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Chairman’s introduction </strong><br /> N. Hosten; Greifswald/DE</li> <li><strong>Population imaging for the prediction of neuro-degenerative diseases</strong><br /> G.P. Krestin; Rotterdam/NL</li> <li><strong>The German National Cohort: population based imaging in a nation-wide multi-centre setting</strong><br /> F. Bamberg; Munich/DE</li> <li><strong>Population-based cardiac imaging</strong><br /> S. Petersen; London/UK</li> <li><strong>The Trauma Cohort: a joint project of the German Röntgen Society and the German Society of Trauma Surgery</strong><br /> S. Langner; Greifswald/DE</li> <li><strong>Ethical aspects of population imaging</strong><br /> R. Schmücker; Münster/DE</li> <li><strong>Panel discussion: What does the individual gain from population imaging studies?</strong></li> </ul> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://myesr.org/article/53" data-a2a-title="Imaging in population-based studies"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:54:23 +0000 myESR 53 at http://myesr.org European Society of Radiology: a decade of development http://myesr.org/article/30 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology: a decade of development</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="2015-03-04T09:16:58+00:00">Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:16</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>ESR to launch support initiative to help trainees from low-income countries.</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (ECR)</strong> – In many ways, ECR 2015 will be a milestone for its organiser the European Society of Radiology (ESR) – first and foremost because it marks the society’s tenth anniversary. Over the course of a decade, the ESR has grown to serve an increasing number of radiologists, explained ESR President Prof. Lorenzo Bonomo, Chairman of the Department of Radiological Sciences and Bioimaging at the A. Gemelli Hospital in Rome, ahead of ECR 2015 Opening Press Conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>“The ESR has taken enormous strides since its creation, growing to become the largest community of imaging professionals in the world,” he said. Very early on, the society made a commitment to invest in the future of the discipline. Its iconic Invest in the Youth programme, for example, has enabled over 4,000 trainee radiologists and radiographers from all over the world to attend the ECR free of charge since 2003.</p> <p>The popularity of the programme has grown exponentially and the ESR has increased the number of places available from 360 to 700 to help more trainees to attend ECR 2015. More than 3,500 students have attended the congress over the last three years, and that number is expected to rise this year.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>To assist future radiologists further, the ESR has just launched a new social responsibility project called the ESR Support Initiative. The aim is to improve access to training, education and resources for radiologists and related scientists in less affluent regions, thereby improving healthcare standards for patients, focusing on one country or region each year.</p> <p>“As the economy continues to struggle in many parts of Europe, the ESR Support Initiative comes at exactly the right time to help alleviate major shortages in radiological resources and training,” Prof. Bonomo said.</p> <p>Benefits will include a number of Invest in the Youth places reserved for residents from the chosen country or region; a number of scholarships and fellowships within initiatives of the ESR and the European School of Radiology (ESOR); free access to ECR On Demand throughout the year; and fellowships at European hospitals and institutes, among others.</p> <p>Eligibility criteria for the ESR Support Initiative include factors such as the official length of training in the country, the average salary of trainees, the number of trainees per year, the total number of radiologists and the amount of equipment available. All national radiological societies who are ESR Institutional Members are invited to apply.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div> <i class="circle"> <article class="media media-medium-image view-mode-image-circle"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Bonomo_Lorenzo_ESR_President.jpg?itok=Mw9Ez7-b" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </article> </i> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Bulgaria will be the first country to benefit from the initiative. Prof. Bonomo, who founded the ESR Support Initiative, hopes it will translate into increased participation of Bulgarian radiologists in ESR activities, and that the project will become a long and successful one.</p> <p>“I am delighted that we now have the chance to share our resources with colleagues in Bulgaria. For me, this is just the beginning of the ESR Support Initiative’s great work, as we will continue to serve our community so that they can better serve their patients,” he said.<br /> ***</p> <p><strong>Lorenzo Bonomo:</strong> Chairman of the Department of Radiological Sciences and Bioimaging at the Catholic University of Rome, A. Gemelli Hospital, Italy; ESR President</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?itok=d-ZgclW6 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/2016-10/affairs.jpg" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://myesr.org/article/30" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology: a decade of development"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:16:58 +0000 myESR 30 at http://myesr.org