ECR 2016 Press Releases http://myesr.org/taxonomy/term/29 en European Congress of Radiology abstract submission hits a new high http://myesr.org/article/528 <span property="schema:name">European Congress of Radiology abstract submission hits a new high</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="2016-10-27T11:57:25+00:00">Thu, 10/27/2016 - 13:57</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Thursday, October 27, 2016 (ESR, Vienna)</strong> – Abstract submission for the forthcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2017) closed on October 18, 2016, with a record 6,757 abstracts submitted, representing a 22.8% increase on the previous year’s figure and a new record for Europe’s largest imaging meeting.</p> <p>The new record includes abstracts submitted for both scientific papers for oral presentations, which increased by 18% on last year, and electronic posters for the ECR’s EPOS™ exhibition, which saw 27% more submissions. The boost in submissions for EPOS™ in particular is attributed to the overwhelming success of the <strong>Voice of EPOS</strong> sessions introduced at ECR 2016, which give poster authors the opportunity to present their work in person at the congress.</p> <p>Of special note are huge increases in submissions from Latin America, where the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has recently increased its engagement, including a commitment to reserve 100 places on its ECR 2017 Invest in the Youth programme for young applicants from the region. Submissions from Argentina (+163%), Brazil (+154%), Mexico (+120%), Chile (+120%), and Colombia (+106%) all increased significantly, suggesting that the ESR’s efforts to connect with the Latin American imaging community are bearing fruit.</p> <p>Several traditional ECR abstract powerhouses also saw notable increases in submissions, such as Ireland (+59%), Italy (+49%), the UK (+33%) and China (+28%), showing that the appeal of playing a part in one of the world’s biggest medical imaging events is as high as ever.</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/528" data-a2a-title="European Congress of Radiology abstract submission hits a new high"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:57:25 +0000 myESR 528 at http://myesr.org Imaging community to celebrate International Day of Radiology on November 8 http://myesr.org/article/532 <span property="schema:name">Imaging community to celebrate International Day of Radiology on November 8</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="2016-10-13T12:16:52+00:00">Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:16</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Thursday, October 13, 2016 (ESR, Vienna) – Radiologists and radiographers all over the world will once again celebrate the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) on November 8, which this year takes breast imaging as its main theme. The IDoR is an initiative of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).</strong><br /><br /> “Last year more than 140 radiology-related professional societies from around the world celebrated the International Day of Radiology and we hope to see even more joining the initiative and bringing even more momentum to this already fast-growing movement,” said Prof. Katrine Riklund, Chair of the ESR Board of Directors. This year the day is dedicated to breast imaging and the essential role that radiology plays in the detection, diagnosis and management of diseases of the breast.<br /><br /> The initiative is also supported by the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). Both organisations have contributed to various IDoR activities to help stress the significance of radiology in breast healthcare. The involvement of the radiation protection campaigns <em>EuroSafe Imaging</em>and <em>Image Wisely</em> reflects another key objective of the organisers, i.e. to raise awareness of the necessity of using appropriate radiation doses in medical imaging.<br /><br /> “Mammography is a fast, widely available, accurate, cheap and acceptably harmful method for diagnosis and screening of breast cancer. The main aim of mammographic screening is to reduce the mortality from breast cancer,” stated Prof. Boris Brkljačić, Chair of the ESR Communications and External Affairs Committee, who is a specialist in breast imaging and closely involved in the <em>EuroSafe Imaging</em>campaign. “The benefit of early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer far outweighs the risk of the small amount of radiation received during a screening mammogram. The general conclusion of the IARC (International Agency on Research of Cancer) working group confirmed that the probability of saving a life by early detection with screening is at least 100 times greater than the probability of death caused by the radiation from screening. Mammography screening has been considered one of the major medical advances of the past decades, and women need to be provided with the important information that mammography saves lives and that the radiation risk is minimal.”<br /><br /> To inform the general public about the latest developments in breast imaging and in particular screening, and to provide a comprehensive overview of the modalities and technologies used, the ESR has published a book, <strong>Screening &amp; Beyond: Medical Imaging in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Breast Diseases</strong><em>,</em> in cooperation with EUSOBI and the SBI. Further significant contributions to this publication have been supplied by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC), the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), and Europa Donna – The European Breast Cancer Coalition. An interview with a radiographer, initiated through the ESR’s collaboration with the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), underlines the importance of teamwork between radiologists and radiographers in this particular field of imaging.<br /><br /> The ESR has also conducted <strong>interviews with experts in breast imaging</strong> from sixteen European countries, and with specialists from Australia, Latin America, South Africa and the United States, providing an overview of the status quo of screening and treatments in these regions.<br /><br /> Numerous <strong>activities</strong> to celebrate the International Day of Radiology 2016 are planned by societies, institutions and individuals working in the field of imaging all over the world. To keep up with the International Day of Radiology on social media, visit the official <strong>IDoR Facebook page</strong> and follow the hashtag #IDoR2016 on Twitter.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> www.internationaldayofradiology.com </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/internationaldayofradiology" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> IDoR Facebook page </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/activities/" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> IDoR Activities </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/press-pr/expert-interviews/" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> IDoR 2016 Expert Interviews </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/publications/" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <i class="pe-7s-link"></i> <span> IDoR 2016: Screening &amp; Beyond </span> </a> <em>Medical Imaging in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Breast Diseases</em></p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </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/532" data-a2a-title="Imaging community to celebrate International Day of Radiology on November 8"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:16:52 +0000 myESR 532 at http://myesr.org European Congress of Radiology all set to become annual meeting for radiographers too http://myesr.org/article/526 <span property="schema:name">European Congress of Radiology all set to become annual meeting for radiographers too</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="2016-10-11T07:39:49+00:00">Tue, 10/11/2016 - 09:39</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (ESR, Vienna) – </strong>In view of an intensified collaboration with the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has decided to enhance its annual meeting with the aim of making it the essential European meeting for radiographers too.</p> <p>A steady rise in the number of radiographers attending the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), and in particular their enthusiastic feedback, has led the ESR to offer more to cater especially to their needs and make the ECR the annual meeting and the place to be for all radiographers from 2017 onwards. The greatly expanded <strong>scientific programme</strong> reflects this development: nine Refresher Courses, two Professional Challenges sessions (both about different aspects of the significance of teamwork between radiologists and radiographers), and one Special Focus session about the role of radiographers in paediatric imaging constitute the core of this programme. A dedicated Pros &amp; Cons session on ultrasound service, and the EFRS Workshop, organised by the European Federation of Radiographer Societies and dealing with authorship and reviewing, will add to the diversity of the sessions on offer. The ‘EFRS meets’ session, which has been a regular part of the congress for the last four years, will feature Belgium as its guest country at ECR 2017, with the Association des Professionnels en Imagerie Médicale and the Vereniging Medisch Beeldvormers presenting radiographers’ achievements in their home country.</p> <p>The ESR’s well-established ‘Rising Stars’ programme, which has aimed to reach trainee radiographers from the very beginning, has added the EFRS Radiographers’ Basic Session to its programme. The Voice of EPOS, the ECR’s platform for poster authors to present their work in moderated poster sessions, will also offer a separate session for radiographers for the first time.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>“We have learned from discussions with numerous radiographers in various countries that one major obstacle for radiographers who want to attend the ECR is the language barrier,” explained Katrine Riklund, Chair of the ESR Board of Directors. “I am happy to announce that the ESR Board has therefore decided to offer simultaneous translations into four languages (German, Italian, Polish and Spanish) for the majority of radiographer sessions, for the first time at ECR 2017.”</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="/scientific-programme" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> Scientific Programme </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="/congress/registration" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> Online Registration </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>As an additional bonus the ESR is offering all its radiographer members special reduced ECR 2017 registration fees for a limited time. For only €99 radiographers can enjoy the abundance of options the ECR offers its attendees; the rich scientific programme (for which one can obtain up to 28 CME points), the fascinating honorary lectures, the beautiful opening ceremony and the overall unique atmosphere of the ESR’s annual meeting, which is cherished by professionals in radiology, technology and medical physics from all over the world.</p> <p>“We are very glad about the enhanced cooperation with the ESR and the new possibilities we can therefore offer to all radiographers,” stated Hakon Hjemly, EFRS President. “Together we will strive to make the European Congress of Radiology the ultimate place for science, education and networking for radiographers. Teamwork has always been the essence of our common daily routine, and I am certain that the joint efforts of the ESR and the EFRS will greatly benefit radiologists, radiographers and in particular our patients, whose welfare lies at the centre of our work.”</p> <p>ECR 2017 will take place March 1–5, 2017 in Vienna. <strong>Online registration</strong> has been open since September 1 and the <strong>Preliminary Programme</strong> is available on the ESR website.</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/526" data-a2a-title="European Congress of Radiology all set to become annual meeting for radiographers too"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:39:49 +0000 myESR 526 at http://myesr.org ESOR promotes educational exchange in Latin America http://myesr.org/article/139 <span property="schema:name">ESOR promotes educational exchange in Latin America</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="2016-09-26T10:52:36+00:00">Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:52</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Monday, September 26, 2016 (ESR, Vienna) – The European School of Radiology (ESOR)</strong> is poised to step-up its presence in Latin America in 2017, as part of the <strong>European Society of Radiology’s (ESR)</strong> wider mission to promote education and increase engagement with the region’s radiological community. Since 2010, ESOR has organised <strong>27 educational activities</strong> in Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico) in collaboration with seven Latin American societies. In 2017, ESOR will offer an even wider range of activities in Latin America, promoting scientific and educational exchange.<br /><br /> Next year will see an intensified presence of well-established activities in Latin America, such as the fifth edition of the <strong>ESOR AIMS Mexico</strong> Programme, organised in partnership with the Sociedad Mexicana de Radiología e Imagen (SMRI) and the Federación Mexicana de Radiología e Imagen (FMRI). The two seminars on <strong>Imaging in Thoracic and Abdominal Non-Traumatic Emergencies</strong> will be held on April 26, 2017 in Mexico City and April 28, 2017 in Puebla.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>Additionally, the Colegio Interamericano de Radiologia (CIR) and the ESR have combined efforts to organise the <strong>Joint CIR-ESR/ESOR Course on MR Imaging from head to toe,</strong> taking place in Cancún, Mexico on June 8–10, 2017. “Joint efforts such as this course on MRI imaging are very important in order to strengthen the ties between Latin American and European radiologists, especially in the field of education. The course is an excellent opportunity for our societies to work together, and for Latin American radiologists to learn from a high level faculty, both from ESR/ESOR and CIR,” emphasised Dr. Gloria Soto, CIR Educational Director, from Chile.</p> <p>Prof. Luís Donoso, ESR Past President, was recently awarded the CIR Gold Medal, and he especially appreciates the increased cooperation with Latin American societies. “As former ESR President, I am very pleased that the social, political and educational relationship between Latin America and the ESR is constantly growing. Europe and Central and South America have a common history, and are connected not only through language but also arts and increasingly science. It is good to see educational exchange being fostered and I am positive the relationship will continue to flourish,” he stated.</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/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55 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/Prof.%20Donoso_CIR%20Gold%20Medal_September%202016_Pict.%202.jpg?itok=UuqzXg55" 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>The <strong>ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme Colombia</strong> will take place for the third time next year and is being organised in partnership with the Asociación Colombiana de Radiología (ACR). The course in Bogotá will take place at the ESR Office Latin America and will be hosted by former ACR President Federico G. Lubinus, from Bucaramanga, Colombia. “Education and continuing education is extremely important for radiologists at all stages of their career. This intense one-day programme was designed for senior residents, board-certified radiologists and fellows interested in staying up to date with the latest developments in head and neck radiology, and I am very much looking forward to hosting this programme,” said Dr. Lubinus. The <strong>ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme Colombia on Head and Neck Radiology</strong> will take place on August 2, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia and on August 6, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia.</p> <p>The Programme will be expanded in 2017 to include a first-time initiative in collaboration with the Sociedad Argentina de Radiología (SAR) and the Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Radiología, Diagnóstico por Imágenes y Terapia Radiante (FAARDiT). The <strong>ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme Argentina on Abdominal Imaging</strong> will take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina on November 3–4, 2017.</p> <p>Since 2012, ESOR has organised the <strong>ESOR AIMS Brazil</strong> courses, aimed at participants from Brazil, particularly final-year residents, board-certified radiologists and fellows. For 2017, the programme on Emergency Radiology has been organised in cooperation with the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR). The course will take place on August 25–26, 2017 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.</p> <p>Additionally, each year, one <strong>ESOR Breast Imaging Fellowship in New York</strong> has been available exclusively for radiologists from Latin America. Next year, the fellowship will be available in the first half of the year. Furthermore, radiologists from Latin America are eligible to apply for exchange programmes for fellowships in European training centres.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.esor.org/" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> The European School of Radiology (ESOR) </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </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/139" data-a2a-title="ESOR promotes educational exchange in Latin America"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:52:36 +0000 myESR 139 at http://myesr.org Application for the Albert L. Baert European Radiology Editorial Fellowship is open http://myesr.org/article/137 <span property="schema:name">Application for the Albert L. Baert European Radiology Editorial Fellowship is open</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="2016-09-19T10:20:38+00:00">Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:20</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Monday, September 19, 2016 (ESR, Vienna)</strong> – In 2017, the <strong>Albert L. Baert European Radiology Editorial Fellowship</strong> will be offered for the fourth time. The editorial fellowship, which was initiated by <strong>Prof. Albert L. Baert</strong> and the <strong>European Radiology Private Foundation</strong> in 2013, will again provide one successful applicant with a unique opportunity to gain experience within the structure of one of Europe’s top scientific journals.</p> <p>Each year, applicants are encouraged to apply for this programme, which aims to provide training in editorial skills, such as manuscript evaluation, manuscript editing, organisation of peer review, manuscript production and publishing, including electronic publication. Whilst application is open to everyone, candidates still in training or under the age of 35 are preferred.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>“The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for young radiologists interested in scientific publishing to gain first-hand knowledge from an expert. I believe it is very important to promote and encourage young, motivated people to widen their horizons and also understand the other side of publishing,” said Prof. Albert L. Baert, who was Editor-in-Chief of <em>European Radiology</em> for 12 years, from 1996 to the end of 2007, and is now Editor Emeritus of the journal.</p> <p>Candidates must be ESR members and should be able to provide evidence of a record of scientific or clinical research and work in the field of radiology as proven by scientific presentations or publications.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="mailto:office@european-radiology.org" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> Apply for the Albert L. Baert European Radiology Editorial Fellowship </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="/publications/esr-albert-l-baert-editorial-fellowship" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> The ESR Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship information </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>“The fellows are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the technical aspects of handling manuscripts, reviewer recruitment, review evaluation and criteria of decision making. Furthermore they are asked to complete reviews in and outside their areas of expertise. I believe that the Editorial Fellowship equips the candidates with valuable skills beneficial for their academic careers,” said Prof. Maximilian F. Reiser, current Editor-in-Chief of <em>European Radiology.</em></p> <p>Applications should be sent before October 31, 2016 to office@european-radiology.org and include a Curriculum Vitae and letters of reference from the chair of the applicant’s department.</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/137" data-a2a-title="Application for the Albert L. Baert European Radiology Editorial Fellowship is open"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:20:38 +0000 myESR 137 at http://myesr.org First ESOR/ESHI Course on hybrid imaging in oncology proved to be a sensational success http://myesr.org/article/168 <span property="schema:name">First ESOR/ESHI Course on hybrid imaging in oncology proved to be a sensational success</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="2016-09-13T11:54:57+00:00">Tue, 09/13/2016 - 13:54</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (ESR, Vienna)</strong> – On September 1–2 the first <strong>ESOR Asklepios Course on Hybrid Imaging in Oncology</strong> took place in Vienna, Austria, organised by the <strong>European School of Radiology (ESOR)</strong> in cooperation with the <strong>European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI)</strong>. Fully booked with 100 participants from 32 countries, the course confirmed the organisers’ idea that there is a strong demand for education and training that focuses on the combination of radiology and nuclear medicine.</p> <p>Revitalising the great tradition of the world-famous Viennese Medical School of the 19th and early 20th century and transferring its visions of collaboration into the present, ESOR and ESHI invited twelve renowned experts in imaging and nuclear medicine from all over Europe to speak at the course. The lectures highlighted the role of hybrid imaging in areas ranging from non-small lung cancer and lymphoma to head and neck cancer, prostate and gynaecologic cancer.</p> <p>Prof. Katrine Riklund from Umeå, Sweden, who is Chair of the ESR Board and ESHI President, was one of the hosts of the course. “I was myself trained in medical imaging and nuclear medicine; therefore it has always been one of my professional priorities to pass on knowledge in both disciplines and particularly to support education in hybrid imaging. Especially in oncology, hybrid imaging is of the utmost importance to the benefit of our patients,” Riklund emphasised.</p> <p>The course’s other co-host was Prof. Christian Herold from Vienna, Austria, former ESR and ECR President, and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image Guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna. He pointed out that this department works with both radiology and nuclear medicine. “In our daily work we witness the significance of radiology and nuclear medicine working together, and hybrid imaging with PET/CT, PET/MRI and also SPECT/CT is the best example of information from these disciplines complementing each other,” stated Herold.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>The location of the course underlined the meaning of the word ‘hybrid’ in its own special way: the Albert Hall is a ballroom in a neo-classic Palais in the centre of Vienna, formerly owned by Empress Maria Theresia’s favourite book printer and Austria-Hungary’s first large-scale publisher and book dealer. The ballroom was subtly renovated and modernised in recent years and now offers everything today’s conference attendees expect from a first-class venue.</p> <p>The attendees who came from all over Europe, as well as from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, were impressed by the atmosphere of the beautiful setting, but above all by the top scientific level of the lectures and the interactivity these sessions encouraged.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.esor.org/cms/website.php?id=/en/programmes/asklepios_courses/asklepios_courses/hybrid_imaging.htm" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> ESOR Asklepios Course on Hybrid Imaging in Oncology </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.esor.org/cms/website.php?id=/en/programmes/esor_courses_for_edir/hybrid_imaging.htm" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> ESOR Course on Hybrid Imaging </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://eshi-society.org/" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>This enormous success of the ESOR/ESHI Course has inspired the organisers to continue with more courses on the hot topic of hybrid imaging; two to three live courses will be offered per year, starting in 2017, supplemented by online courses in between. The European Society of Radiology (ESR), as mother society of both the ESOR and the ESHI, is looking forward to inviting radiologists and nuclear physicians from around the world to take part in future programmes on hybrid imaging.</p> <p>The next ESOR Course on Hybrid Imaging will take place at the ESR Learning Centre in Vienna on October 29, 2016.</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/168" data-a2a-title="First ESOR/ESHI Course on hybrid imaging in oncology proved to be a sensational success"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:54:57 +0000 myESR 168 at http://myesr.org European Society of Radiology increases commitment in Latin America http://myesr.org/article/167 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology increases commitment in Latin America</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="2016-09-05T11:52:55+00:00">Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:52</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Monday, September 5, 2016 (ESR, Vienna)</strong> – The ESR has taken several steps to strengthen its efforts in Latin America in 2016, to increase the involvement of these countries in the European radiological community. Nineteen per cent of ESR members come from Latin America; promoting scientific exchange and offering educational opportunities, especially for the younger community in this area, has therefore been given priority for the upcoming months.</p> <p>Foremost among these efforts is the provision of 100 subsidised places at ECR 2017, exclusively for Latin American applicants. Whilst the ESR offers support initiatives for European countries – Romania has been chosen this year – crossing the pond to offer new opportunities is an issue of great importance for the ESR. The society’s popular ‘Invest in the Youth’ initiative offers young radiologists, radiographers and medical physicists in training the chance to visit the ECR and benefit from the high quality scientific and educational programme free of charge, with hotel accommodation also fully paid for. This year an increased number of 1,000 sponsored places are available and one in ten will go to applicants from Latin America, who will be provided with economy class flights in addition to the usual benefits.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Another key step is the introduction of special Spanish and Portuguese versions of the society’s members’ newsletter, ESR News. Earlier this year, the ESR conducted a survey to determine which issues were most important to its Latin American members. The majority of participants wanted regular updates on ESR news such as abstract submission, congress information, and eLearning. To that end, ESR News Edición Especial and Edição Especial were initiated and are now being sent monthly to all Latin American members. Both have so far been very well received.</p> <p>“Initiatives like ‘Invest in the Youth’, our special editions of ESR News and the Latin American Voice of EPOS™ sessions at ECR 2017 are very important in order to involve our Latin American members and let them know that although our name is the European Society of Radiology, we want all our members from across the globe to feel included in our community. I believe the effort is worth making in order to unify radiological professionals and the radiological field worldwide and offer the same opportunities for everyone,” said Prof. Katrine Riklund, Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors, from Umeå, Sweden.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>Another example of the ESR’s commitment to international collaboration is the ‘ESR meets’ programme at the ECR, which invites three national radiological societies to present the most recent scientific developments in imaging in their countries. Since 2010, societies from five Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia) have taken part in the programme, and at ECR 2017 Peru will take part, represented by the Sociedad Peruana de Radiología, along with societies from Belgium and the USA.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>In the field of education, the ESR has also made some significant progress. Since 2010, the ESR’s <strong>European School of Radiology (ESOR)</strong> has organised 27 educational activities in Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico) in collaboration with seven Latin American societies. Additionally, ESOR offers Visiting Professorship Programmes and one ESOR Breast Imaging Fellowship in New York, available exclusively for radiologists from Latin America.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.esor.org/cms/website.php" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> European School of Radiology (ESOR) </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>In order to support this expanded activity and presence in Latin America, the ESR has opened an office in Bogotá with a full-time staff member travelling to radiological congresses in the region to represent the ESR onsite. Additionally, the presence of ESR Board Members at congresses in Latin America has increased. ESR President Prof. Paul Parizel recently attended the Colombian Congress of Radiology (CCR) and the annual meeting of the Sociedad Ibero Latino Americana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica (SILAN), while ESR 1st Vice President, Prof. Lorenzo Derchi attended a continuing education course in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to inform Brazilian residents about the ‘Invest in the Youth’ initiative.</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/167" data-a2a-title="European Society of Radiology increases commitment in Latin America"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:52:55 +0000 myESR 167 at http://myesr.org Sardanelli appointed Editor-in-Chief of new ESR journal European Radiology Experimental http://myesr.org/article/165 <span property="schema:name">Sardanelli appointed Editor-in-Chief of new ESR journal European Radiology Experimental</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="2016-06-16T11:52:08+00:00">Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:52</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Thursday, June 16, 2016 (ESR, Vienna) –</strong> The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has expanded its journal family: the new journal <strong>European Radiology Experimental</strong> will provide a forum for basic scientific discoveries, novel approaches and techniques in experimental settings, as an addition to the clinically relevant research published in European Radiology. It will be an online only and fully (gold) open access journal. The scope of the journal will also include new research fields such as radiomics and radiogenomics, and new techniques.</p> <p>Prof. Francesco Sardanelli from Milan, Italy, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental, effective immediately.</p> <p>Sardanelli is a long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology and served as president of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) from 2012 to 2015. He is currently EUSOBI’s delegate to the ESR Research Committee. Sardanelli is professor of radiology and director of the Postgraduation Course in Radiodiagnostics at Milan University, and director of the department of radiology at the Research Hospital (IRCCS) Policlinico San Donato in Milan. Additionally, he is director of the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM) of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Research (EIBIR). He has co-authored more than 300 full articles, six books and 46 book chapters on a large spectrum of topics including breast, cardiovascular, neuro, body, musculoskeletal radiology as well as methodological issues.</p> <p>“The decision to initiate this new journal comes at a time when two major needs for radiology are emerging all over the world: first, to have a specific journal fostering the connection between radiology (imaging, in a broader view) and the experimental setting; second, to answer the increasing demand for open access publishing of radiological research. European Radiology Experimental will be open to innovation in radiology including technical issues and new methodological approaches to clinical study design. Abraham Lincoln said ‘The best way to predict your future is to create it.’ Of course, journals alone cannot do this, but the ESR is already driving relevant processes, working for the next generation of radiologists. In this context, European Radiology Experimental can be a pivotal force and I am happy to contribute to this effort,” Sardanelli said in a first statement.</p> <p>Submission to European Radiology Experimental will open in autumn 2016 and the first publications are expected for ECR 2017.</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/165" data-a2a-title="Sardanelli appointed Editor-in-Chief of new ESR journal European Radiology Experimental"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:52:08 +0000 myESR 165 at http://myesr.org Using sugar to detect cancer: a game changer for cancer screening http://myesr.org/article/33 <span property="schema:name">Using sugar to detect cancer: a game changer for cancer screening</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="2016-05-24T08:40:51+00:00">Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:40</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>The GLINT project will develop a ground-breaking new technology which allows for less invasive, more accurate and earlier cancer diagnosis.</strong></p> <p><strong>Vienna, May 24, 2016 (EIBIR) –</strong> Cancer accounts for 13% of all deaths worldwide and despite recent medical improvements remains one of the most deadly diseases in the world. Early detection, usually through advanced medical imaging, is crucial as it increases the chances of survival and the potential for full recovery. The EU-funded project GlucoCEST Imaging of Neoplastic Tumours (GLINT) will develop an innovative technology for earlier, more reliable and less invasive cancer diagnosis based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).</p> <p>Highly accurate diagnostic methods are urgently needed to enable personalised healthcare for effective cancer treatment. The GLINT project builds on recent research revealing the sensitivity of a technique named glucose-based chemical exchange saturation transfer (glucoCEST) to detect native glucose uptake in tumours. The method takes advantage of the fact that tumours need to consume a vast amount of glucose to grow. This means, cancer can be detected by measuring cellular glucose delivery, uptake and metabolism. Until now, these low concentrations of glucose could only be imaged in positron emission tomography (PET) using radio-labelled glucose. The new method developed in the GLINT project will be non-toxic as it does not rely on radiolabelled compounds. This will significantly reduce patient exposure to radiation and allow for closer monitoring of treatments.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>“GLINT offers for the first time a possibility to bring to the clinics a much-touted new imaging technique, allowing to directly image by MRI native, non-labelled glucose the way PET does it using the expensive radio-labelled sugar analogue fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). This represents among others a huge hope for paediatric patients and for everyone required to undergo continuous surveillance of cancer progression. It also carries the hope to reduce or at least significantly limit the costs of diagnostic cancer imaging,” says Prof. Xavier Golay from University College London (London, UK), Scientific Coordinator of GLINT and original inventor of the glucoCEST method.</p> <p>The non-radioactive imaging of glucose metabolism through glucoCEST MRI will also open the field of metabolic imaging to a multitude of non-cancer diseases. “Next to glucose, also other metabolic products such as proteins can be imaged. The GLINT project will therefore help develop other MRI techniques, thereby increasing the potential applications of this important diagnostic tool,” comments Prof. Klaus Scheffler, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.</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/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/2016-10/4_0.jpg?itok=73RbZ4lj" 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>The GLINT project has the potential to bring to the clinics a game-changing diagnostic tool for cancer imaging and beyond, while also significantly contributing to the sustainability of healthcare systems throughout Europe. Patients will clearly benefit from the more accurate, less invasive and radiation-free GLINT method for cancer assessment, leading to improved clinical decisions and outcomes.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong>Background</strong><br /> The GLINT project started on January 1, 2016 and, for a four-year period, brings together recognised organisations and industry partners from all over Europe:<br /> University College London, UK (Scientific Coordinator); Tel Aviv University, Israel; University of Torino, Italy; Max Planck Society, Germany; University of Zurich, Switzerland; Olea Medical, France; Bracco Imaging, Italy; European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research, Austria.<br /><br /> The GLINT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 667510.</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p><strong>Press contact:</strong><br /><strong>European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research</strong><br /> Katharina Krischak<br /><a href="mailto:kkrischak@eibir.org">kkrischak@eibir.org</a><br /> +43 1 533 40 64-13<br /><a href="http://www.glint-project.eu/">www.glint-project.eu</a><br /><br /><strong>Disclaimer</strong><br /> This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.</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/33" data-a2a-title="Using sugar to detect cancer: a game changer for cancer screening"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:40:51 +0000 myESR 33 at http://myesr.org ESR’s flagship journal celebrates 25 years of scientific excellence http://myesr.org/article/164 <span property="schema:name">ESR’s flagship journal celebrates 25 years of scientific excellence</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="2016-02-24T12:49:51+00:00">Wed, 02/24/2016 - 13:49</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p><strong>Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (ESR, Vienna) –</strong> The ESR is proud to be celebrating 25 years of European Radiology. Founded in 1991 by Professor Josef Lissner, <strong>European Radiology</strong> publishes original articles and state-of-the-art reviews by leading radiologists worldwide. Following Prof. Albert L. Baert and Prof. Adrian K. Dixon, Prof. Maximilian F. Reiser, Director of the Institute for Clinical Radiology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany, is now embarking on his third year as Editor-in-Chief of the leading European journal in its field.</p> <p>With an Impact Factor of 4.014 for 2014, European Radiology is currently ranked 14 out of 125 general radiological journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging category.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <p>In a recent <strong>editorial</strong>, Prof. Reiser states that “The focus of European Radiology lies with original articles, reviews, special reports and technical developments. The aim is to present current developments of the highest scientific level while considering the potential impact on clinical applications at the same time. […]There is a rapid rate of technical and methodological innovation in radiology and associated sciences. This evolution continues to present a challenge for the scientific community and needs to be continuously evaluated in order to adapt it properly for the best possible service to patients.”</p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://www.european-radiology.org/start/" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> European Radiology </span> </a> </p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00330-015-4167-4/fulltext.html" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> 25 years of European Radiology editorial </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The fast-paced development in radiology is reflected in the ever-growing number of submissions to European Radiology. The journal has seen increasing submissions yearly since its inception and an increase of 14% in the past year alone. It has also received more than 400,000 full-text downloads in 2015 according to the journal’s publisher Springer.</p> <p>To honour the hard work of the journal’s reviewers, this year, for the first time, European Radiology will be presenting a ‘Reviewer of the Year’ award to the top five reviewers at the annual Editorial Board meeting, which will be held at ECR 2016 on Friday March 4.</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/164" data-a2a-title="ESR’s flagship journal celebrates 25 years of scientific excellence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a> <a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:49:51 +0000 myESR 164 at http://myesr.org