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ESR News June 2019


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ECR 2020 Abstract submission | Invest in the Youth | Shape your Skills
ECR 2020 Abstract submission
Abstract submission for ECR 2020 will be possible from July 1 until October 10. Save the date and don’t forget to submit your work! ECR 2020 takes place from March 11 to March 15 in Vienna, Austria. For more information about the ECR timeline, click here.

Invest in the Youth
The 'Invest in the Youth' programme for ECR 2020 will support 1,000 young professionals in training (radiology residents, medical physicists undertaking PhDs and radiographers in training) with free registration to the congress and an accommodation voucher. Application opens on July 1! Find out more about the eligibility criteria and application procedure here.

Shape your Skills
The 'Shape your Skills' programme is financed exclusively by the ESR to support the continued professional development of radiographers. Successful applicants will be granted free congress registration and a hotel accommodation voucher. Application opens on July 1! Find out more about the programme here.
ESR Membership | Esperanto 2019 | Renewed initiatives | Lung Cancer Screening certification programme
ESR Membership
ESR members can register for ECR 2020 for reduced fees! Make sure you become an ESR member before August 31, 2019 and enjoy all ESR benefits! Click here for more information.

Esperanto 2019 - The clinical audit guide for radiology departments
At ECR 2019, an enhanced version of 'Esperanto' was launched. The ESR, in collaboration with National Radiological Societies and EuroSafe Imaging, is working to improve patient safety and quality of care across Europe by supporting radiology departments in developing a clinical audit programme. Discover the new ESR clinical audit guide and share your experience with us!

Harmonisation of the radiology profession: renewed initiatives
The political debate on the recognition of professional qualifications urges the ESR to put forward its twofold request to the EU institutions of changing the name of the discipline to “Radiology” and extending training to five years. The ESR believes it is the ideal time to act to enhance harmonisation of medical training for radiologists throughout Europe by undertaking a multi-layered approach at national and EU levels.
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Lung Cancer Screening certification programme
To help radiologists introduce Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) and reduce lung cancer mortality, the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) has developed a dedicated LCS training programme: providing training for a high-quality service, including reducing false positives and as low a radiation dose as possible. Apply by October 2019 at www.myESTI.org.This programme is supported by the European Society of Radiology.
ESOR | ESOR Bracco Fellowships 2020 | EDiR & The Essential Guide | ETAP | EuroSafe Imaging
European School of Radiology (ESOR)
ESOR Course on ONCOLOGIC IMAGING FROM HEAD TO TOE, September 5-6, 2019 (Paris/FR) Training level: senior residents and recently board-certified radiologists Special focus: a multimodality approach, using state-of-the-art imaging of a variety of neoplasms in the fields of head and neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. The course will offer lectures and interactive case discussions. Click here for more information.ESOR Course on MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY, September 13-14, 2019 (Madrid/ES) Training level: senior residents, board-certified radiologists and fellows Special focus: common pathologies and imaging pitfalls in the diagnosis of joint, bone, limb nerve and soft tissue disorders. The course will offer lectures and interactive case discussions. Click here for more information.

ESOR Bracco Fellowships 2020 – Application now open
This fellowship programme is aimed at last year residents and young radiologists who wish to increase their knowledge in the following fields of radiology: clinical, management or research. The application deadline is September 15, 2019. Further details are available here.

European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) & The Essential Guide
Join over 500 candidates that have already signed up for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) examinations in 2019 - next exams will be taking place in Barcelona/ES (July 2), Jonköping/SE (Sept. 16), Vienna/AT (Sept. 16, Oct. 24 - 25), Paris/FR (Oct. 25), and New Delhi/IN (Nov. 16 - 17). More information at myEBR.org. 'EDiR – The Essential Guide' is a new text book for all potential EDiR candidates wanting to gain a better understanding of the examination. It will be released this coming September. Pre-orders are possible here.

European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP) - Gold Certificate of Excellence for Parc Taulí Sabadell hospital
ETAP adds another centre to its ranks: Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí Sabadell (Barcelona/ES). The centre has just successfully completed the assessment and has been granted the ETAP Gold Certificate of Excellence. Join the ETAP-assessed centres and stand out from the crowd - more info at myEBR.org/etap.

EuroSafe Imaging: New educational material online
The Ask EuroSafe Imaging initiative has recently published three new Tips & Tricks editions dedicated to dose reduction in paediatric interventional radiology, dose-saving technologies in paediatric radiologyand a First aid kit for complying with the radiation protection requirements in a CT ward. EuroSafe Imaging aims at improving quality and safety in medical imaging. Part of its mission is to improve information for professionals and patients.
How to identify "epilepsy-related" networks in vivo? | Burkitt Lymphoma | Response to lung cancer treatment assessed by perfusion CT | Publications on artificial intelligence: an interview with Prof. Zhi-Cheng Li | Staging colorectal cancer with whole-body MRI: one stop shop? | VI-RADS validation study
How to identify "epilepsy-related" networks in vivo?
This study investigates the presence of disease-specific epilepsy networks in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Machine learning methods on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging provided evidence of ten networks, in various areas of the brain, carrying disease-sensitive information. (Eur Radiol)

Burkitt Lymphoma
This educational review presents what a radiologist needs to know about Burkitt lymphoma, including pathobiology and classification, multimodality imaging evaluation of common and atypical presentations and sites of involvement, therapies, and imaging of treatment-related complications, response and recurrence. (Insights Imaging)

Response to lung cancer treatment assessed by perfusion CT
This prospective study evaluates perfusion computed tomography (PCT) parameters in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. PTC parameters were decreased after treatment in epidermoid tumours responding to therapy. (Eur Radiol Exp)

Publications on artificial intelligence: an interview with Prof. Zhi-Cheng Li
Professor Zhi-Cheng Li (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) discussed his thoughts on the topic of AI in radiological journals. Li offered suggestions on how journals can better appeal to authors, where AI articles fit into classic journals, and what Editors-in-Chief can do to encourage authors to submit papers on AI. Read more here.

Staging colorectal cancer with whole-body MRI: one stop shop?
In this large, prospective, multicentre trial, the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of Whole-Body MRI (WB-MRI) based staging is compared with the standard multimodality staging investigations in patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer. It concludes that WB-MRI staging has similar accuracy to standard staging pathways and reduces the number of tests needed, the staging time, and the cost. (Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol)

VI-RADS validation study
This study evaluates the interobserver agreement and the diagnostic performance of Vesical Imaging-Reporting and Data System (VI-RADS) for the diagnosis of muscle-invasive bladder cancers on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. (Eur Urol)