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ESR Education, Science & Research - January 2020
ECR 2020 Highlights ESR Star
Coffee & Talk (open forum)

The enormously popular ‘Coffee & Talk (open forum)’ is back at ECR 2020; a highly interactive session format with a lot of time for discussion and the possibility to enjoy a coffee or tea. In a relaxed atmosphere, delegates discuss topics such as radiation protection, quality and safety in imaging, imaging biobanks, support in imaging research, tips & tricks for manuscript submission and many more.

ECR Live
Transatlantic Course of the ESR and RSNA on stroke imaging

Do not miss the Transatlantic Course of the ESR and RSNA on ‘Stroke Imaging and Endovascular Treatment: Now and the Future.
At ECR 2020, a series of sessions delving into the multifaceted considerations that go into current stroke imaging and treatment will be presented by experts from Europe and North America.

Artificial Intelligence

Experience a clear vision of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology at ECR 2020. From the informative courses dedicated to European Excellence in Education (E³), to the New Horizons, Coffee & Talk and AIX Theatre sessions, you can expect a thorough exploration of the foundations of the field as well as fascinating insights into the latest AI discoveries in radiology.

AI @ ECR 2020

Research ESR Star
The GLINT Project: New Insights into GlucoCEST MRI

The GlucoCEST Imaging in Neoplastic Tumours (GLINT) project led by Prof. Xavier Golay from UCL (London/UK) and supported by EIBIR concluded in December 2019.
GLINT has significantly contributed to the development of novel, non-invasive CEST-based procedures for cancer imaging. Find out about the results of this ambitious project in the project newsletter and on its website.

Education ESR Star
EURORAD Teaching Case of the month

A 16-year-old male patient presented with headache and blurring of vision since few months. On examination the patient was afebrile. There was raised cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure with normal CSF analysis.

Read more and test yourself
Education on Demand: Free course of the month

This month we are featuring a self-assessment on “Endometriosis”, which covers the clinical presentation, anatomy, and some cases of endometriosis. Self-assessments offer a great opportunity to test your knowledge on a number of topics where you will immediately receive an explanation for each question after completing the test.
SRIHER as first Indian institution awarded ETAP Silver Certification of Excellence

The European Board of Radiology is proud to announce that the Radiology Department of Sri Ramachandra Institution of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER) in Chennai, India was awarded the Silver Certification of Excellence in Radiology Education by the European Training Assessment Programme - ETAP 2.0.
SRIHER is the first medical institution in Asia and the fifth in the world to be awarded this certificate. 

Science ESR Star
Quantification of multiple sclerosis on MRI

This study assessed the burden of multiple sclerosis (MS) by employing artificial neural networks for automated detection, segmentation and volumetric measurements of MS lesions on routine MRI sequences. (Eur Radiol)

Imaging in the era of cancer immunotherapy

This comprehensive review summarises the current cancer immunotherapy approaches, the imaging manifestations of patterns of disease response and complications, as well as the immune-related response evaluation criteria. (Eur Radiol Exp)

CT/MRI findings in gynaecologic emergencies

These reviews illustrate the cross-sectional imaging appearances of the wide spectrum of acute gynaecologic disorders, enabling the radiologist to accurately diagnose and differentiate uterine, ovarian and pelvic inflammatory diseases from acute gastrointestinal and urologic disorders. Read more here and here. (Insights Imaging)

The role of imaging in oligometastatic disease

This article presents a comprehensive system for the characterisation and classification of oligometastatic disease, which incorporates imaging findings. Patients with true oligometastatic disease exhibited improved survival when radical local therapy was added to standard systemic treatment. (Lancet Oncol)

The great potential of AI in developing countries

With shortages of radiologists worldwide, the impact it is having is much more pronounced in developing countries. In countries like Uganda, new artificial intelligence technologies have the potential to fill these gaps and assist radiologists in much needed areas like image interpretation and work requiring ultrasound.

Read more on the AI blog here
Ultrasound in ulcerative colitis treatment monitoring

This large, prospective, multi-centre study in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) provides data to support that intestinal ultrasound has the potential to be used in everyday clinical practice for monitoring the course of UC disease and for assessing short-term treatment response. (Gut)