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CHILI returns on October 25 - online, free, 6 CME
CHILI (Conference on Hybrid Imaging Live) returns with its unique, online-only conference format. On October 25, 2019, a hot mix of lectures, round table discussions and interesting clips and videos on hybrid imaging will be live-streamed from Vienna.
The conference is free of charge and accredited with 6 CME credits (ECMEC®s).
A 15-year-old patient with history of acute lymphocytic leukaemia in treatment with Asparaginase and Cytarabine presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with headache that worsened with effort. The patient’s haematocrit was noted to be 28.5 %. Read more and test yourself
European School of Radiology (ESOR)
ESOR/EIBALL Course on Research in diagnostic radiology - how to build a perfect study, November 16, 2019 (Vienna/Austria) Training level: Residents in radiology Special focus: To learn how to develop a research project to discover and validate an imaging parameter (e.g. radiological sign, perfusion, ADC, diagnostic algorithm, radiomics signature). Click here for more information.
The ESR releases ambitious vision for EU health research
The ESR launches a strategic vision for health research in the EU aiming to firmly embed medical imaging in research programmes which seek to develop innovative and affordable healthcare solutions. The ESR calls for a transnational, multi-stakeholder and patient-centric approach as a recipe for success to overcome existing healthcare challenges. Click here to read the full statement.
Clinical impact of hand and foot ultrasound examination in rheumatoid arthritis
Musculoskeletal US assessment of the 32 hand and foot joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis correlated with the disease activity score and resulted in optimisation of immunosuppressive treatment in half of the study population. Read the full article here.
Tip: Read more about clinical indications for musculoskeletal US here. (Eur Radiol)
Ethics and practice for Artificial Intelligence
This important statement on ethics of Artificial Intelligence was prepared by well-established European and North American societies, including the ESR. An ethical framework is fundamental to make good use of the amazing capabilities of AI to ensure equal respect to human rights and liberties. (Insights Imaging)
The reproducibility of radiomic features in clinical decision making
Dr. Richard Do, author of “Radiomic feature reproducibility in contrast-enhanced CT of the pancreas is affected by variabilities in scan parameters and manual segmentation”, which was recently published in European Radiology,discussed his article on measuring the reproducibility of radiomic features in pancreatic parenchyma and ducta adenocarcinomas in patients who underwent CECT scans.
AI systems changing healthcare
The ESR AI blog spoke to Digital Health global marketing team leader Jörg Aumüller about the growth of medical data, how companies are staying ahead to meet legal, ethical, and regulatory challenges, AI changing professional roles, and much more.
Machine learning in pancreatic cancer: How far can we go?
Radiomic features derived from diffusion-weighted MRI of whole-tumor pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma are analyzed in this article by employing supervised machine learning in an attempt to predict overall survival and tumor subtype. (Eur Radiol Exp)
Pulmonary illness with imaging manifestations in E-cigarettes smokers
The first well-documented series of patients with pulmonary illness due to E-cigarette use is presented in this article. Imaging manifestations include pulmonary infiltrates and ground-glass opacities in both lungs, sometimes with subpleural sparing. (N Engl J Med)
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