Education Science Research
November 2019
Education ESR Star
e-Learning - Education on Demand is back

After its downtime, learners can now choose from two options, fitting to their individual needs: free and easy, or comprehensive and accredited.

For both options, learners will benefit from our new platform with a powerful search function, intuitive design and hand-picked content from the ESR e-Learning subcommittee.


ESR Connect - Exclusive video packages

Exclusive Topic Packages are available on ESR Connect!
Check out our range of topic packages available only on ESR Connect and enjoy watching our best performing lectures.

- 18 packages and more to come
- Best of ECR 2019
- Highlights from the ESR universe

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EURORAD Teaching case of the month

A 62-year-old man was admitted to our hospital, after spending time in a peripheral hospital for having large liver mass. Past medical history includes HBV-infection.

An abdominal CT scan showed the presence of a liver mass and pulmonary nodular lesions suggestive of metastasis.

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European School of Radiology

ESOR One Year Fellowships 2020—2021: Application starts now

Training level: Board-certified radiologists
Topics offered: Abdominal Imaging, Chest Radiology, Imaging of Cancer, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology/Head and Neck Radiology, Paediatric Imaging and Paediatric Radiology
Application: November 15, 2019 - February 15, 2020

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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 basis of AI and radiomics and to illustrate what their professional impact will be on ethics, workflow and education.

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Science ESR Star
MR elastography vs US-based elastography techniques

This prospective, dual-center study compares liver stiffness measurements obtained by three elastographic techniques, using histology as a gold standard. MR Elastography yields higher diagnostic accuracy than transient elastography and point shear-wave elastography. (Eur Radiol).

Imaging in peripheral neuropathy

This prospective study investigates the role of imaging in diagnosing peripheral mononeuropathy using high-resolution ultrasound and MR neurography, and taking electrodiagnostic findings as a gold standard. Proton density fat-saturated MR sequence had the highest sensitivity, while T1 MR sequence had the highest specificity. High-resolution ultrasound might serve as a screening tool. (Insights Imaging).

Semiautomated body fat segmentation: operator dependability

This study evaluates the inter- and intra - observer variation of semiautomated body composition segmentation of abdominal CT images in both healthy and diabetic subjects. It discloses high reproducibility and a very low level of operator dependability. (Eur Radiol Exp).

AI adding value

The AI blog spoke with founder and CEO of icometrix, Wim Van Hecke, on the state of AI. This technology has become valuable in its ability to improve workflow, but its efficiency depends on reliable data on which to train.

Read more on AI tools, related challenges, and much more by clicking here.


4D-CT in wrist kinematics and pathology

This article provides a critical overview of the role of 4D CT in the assessment of wrist kinematics and its ability to diagnose pathology. The advantages of the technique and its current problems are addressed. (Bone Joint J).

Contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasound in prostate cancer

This study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced transrectal US in patients with prostate cancer, using radical prostatectomy specimens as the gold standard. (Urology).

Research ESR Star
ESR and EIBIR to launch Seed Grants for researchers

Together with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), the ESR launched a new seed funding programme for innovative one-year projects and pilot studies on AI or cardiac imaging.

More information about the ESR Research Seed Grants and details on how to apply are available on the ESR and EIBIR websites.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 (11:59 am CET)

AlternativesToGD project kicks-off at EIBIR offices

EIBIR is pleased to announce the start of the AlternativesToGD project. During the next three years, the project will develop a new class of gadolinium-free contrast agents for MR imaging, which are safe and completely washed out after injection.

The consortium consists of 10 partners with expertise in the development of MR imaging and contrast agent development.

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