ESR Science, Education & Research - December 2019
Education ESR Star
European School of Radiology (ESOR)
ESOR Foundation Course on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology, January 30-31, 2020 (Rome/Italy)

Training level: residents and young radiologists who wish to familiarise themselves with Artificial Intelligence.
Special focus: to learn the basics of AI and radiomics and to illustrate what their professional impact will be on ethics, workflow and education.

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Education on Demand: Free course of the month

Access this free video-based course on MR imaging in sports medicine, where users can learn about the anatomy of the ankle, evaluate common ankle injuries and test their knowledge after watching the video. Aim to be the best by checking out more than 320 courses on Education on Demand Premium!
EURORAD Teaching case of the month
47-year-old male patient was referred to our institution due to polytrauma. Abdominal ultrasound (US) was requested and showed abdominal fluid. Consequently, abdominal multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) was performed, which confirmed the presence of the free intraabdominal fluid and spontaneously hyperdense ovoid masses in both adrenal glands.
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EDiR exam on June 6, 2020 in Barcelona

Another EDiR examination will take place on June 6, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Radiologists and radiology residents in their fifth year of training can register now for the exam at

Applicants can consult the EDiR App to prepare for the exam and take advantage of new features such as Structured Reports and Self-Assessment Tests. Additionally, they can use the app to access many other study resources.

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Science ESR Star
Women in Radiology

This article analyses the current state of gender diversity in academic and leadership positions within the field of radiology, the possible reasons for gender inequality, as well as the proactive measures that can be taken to increase representation of women in academic and leadership roles. (Eur Radiol).

A pictorial guide into thoracic imaging
This review provides a pictorial tour of the most important signs, symbols, and naturalistic images used in the diagnosis of thoracic diseases, therefore providing a better understanding of terminology and assimilation of concepts in thoracic imaging. (Insights Imaging)
Digital Twin offers applications in preventive healthcare

In a recent interview with Dr. Dorin Comaniciu, SVP for AI and Digital Innovation at Siemens Healthineers, we discussed Digital Twin Technology. This new tool could change the way a patient’s health is monitored throughout their life, bettering preventive healthcare. Click the link below to read more on the applications of this new technology.

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MRI study on the interaction between muscular fat and strength
Chemical shift encoding-based water-fat MRI was used in this study to evaluate changes in thigh muscle composition by quantifying muscular fat. It found good correlation with isometric strength measurements. (Eur Radiol Exp)
Will digital breast tomosynthesis replace mammography?

Digital breast tomosynthesis improves breast cancer detection in relation to digital mammography screening as shown in the analysis of Trento screening program results. (Breast)

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How to interpret HRCT in patients with diffuse lung disease
This article provides a straightforward and efficient algorithmic approach to HRCT imaging findings in diffuse lung diseases. (Chest)

Research ESR Star
ESR Research Seed Grant
The European Society of Radiology (ESR) in cooperation with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) invites to apply for the ESR Research Seed Grants 2020.
Application deadline: January 15, 2020.

Successful applicants will receive funding for one-year projects or pilot studies on Artificial Intelligence or cardiac imaging.

Find out more and apply now
Current Horizon 2020 research calls relevant to imaging
Find information on relevant, currently open EU funding calls in the December issue of the EIBIR Newsletter.

EIBIR supports imaging researchers to put together competitive research proposals.

Find all EIBIR Research News here