Euro-BioImaging builds pan-European research infrastructure

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Euro-BioImaging will become a pan-European research infrastructure for biomedical imaging technologies. The project’s initial preparatory phase aiming at the development of the technical, legal, governmental and framework of Euro-BioImaging will end in mid-2014.

The results of the first Open call for Nodes

The results of the first Open call for Nodes

During the last year of the preparatory phase, Euro-BioImaging successfully carried out the first call for Nodes and finalised plans for its infrastructure model and user access policies.

In spring 2013, Euro-BioImaging published the first open call for Nodes, taking concrete steps towards the construction of a coordinated, open-access imaging infrastructure. Euro-BioImaging invited imaging facilities to submit their expressions of interest in becoming Euro-BioImaging Nodes. In total, 71 proposals for Euro-BioImaging Nodes were submitted by 221 institutions from 19 European countries. Fourteen proposals came from the medical imaging field and presented sound concepts for Nodes on Ultra-highfield MRI, MR/PET, population imaging and phase-contrast imaging. Ten proposals for molecular imaging were submitted.

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May 2014
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Caceres’ Corner Case 92 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Muppet wants to test your diagnostics skills with the following case of a 39-year-old smoker with dyspnea. Check the images below, leave your diagnosis in the comments, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Bronchogenic carcinoma
2. Endobronchial TB
3. Benign endobronchial tumour
4. None of the above

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May 2014
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 56 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I am presenting radiographs of of 41-year-old woman operated on for Ewing sarcoma of T-12 one year ago. Examine the images below, leave me your diagnosis in the comments and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. Enlarged azygos vein
2. Mediastinal lymph node
3. Mediastinal mass
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner Case 91 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

This time I want you to make an easy diagnosis in the case of a 79-year-old woman who was found unconscious at home. Supine chest film obtained on admission. Is the chest abnormal? What do you see?

Examine the image below, leave your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Apr 2014
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 55 – SOLVED!

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Dear friends,

Today I am presenting today chest radiographs of a 48-year-old man with previous resection of a carcinoid tumour of the ileum. Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Granulomas
2. Amyloidosis
3. Calcified metastases
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner Case 90 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

This week we are presenting pre-op radiographs of a 71-year-old man with torn ligaments of the right shoulder. As you can see, an unsuspected abnormality was found. What would be your diagnosis?

Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

1. Hydatid cyst
2. Carcinoma of the lung
3. Fibrous tumour of pleura
4. None of the above

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Apr 2014
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ESR initiatives to strengthen the visibility and role of imaging in personalised medicine

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An interview with Prof. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Heidelberg/DE, ESR Research Committee Chair

ECR Today: What are the Research Committee’s objectives?
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor: Our main tasks are to periodically survey the needs of the research community, as well as develop recommendations for radiologists to engage with different fields of research and innovation. We also work to assess the current status and develop recommendations on how to improve education in research and to provide strategic recommendations for the research field to the executive council. Last but not least, we aim to leverage cooperation between research disciplines and foster networking and liaising with scientific biomedical European societies.

Hans-Ulrich Kauczor is professor and chairman of radiology at the University of Heidelberg and director of diagnostic and interventional radiology at University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany. He chairs the ESR’s Research Committee.

Hans-Ulrich Kauczor is professor and chairman of radiology at the University of Heidelberg and director of diagnostic and interventional radiology at University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany. He chairs the ESR’s Research Committee.

ECRT: Why is it important to have a dedicated ESR subcommittee for imaging biomarkers?
HUK: The Subcommittee on Imaging Biomarkers was established to address the issues concerning the future development of image-derived quantitative biomarkers, its assessment, validation and standardisation.

The development of imaging biomarkers has become an integral part of modern medicine with a huge potential to advance the development of personalised medicine. Different types of imaging biomarkers (anatomical, functional, and molecular) are used for the detection and treatment of major diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurological and psychiatric diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, metabolic diseases, as well as inflammatory and autoimmunity based diseases. In contrast to other biomarkers, imaging biomarkers have the advantage of remaining non-invasive. They are also spatially and temporally resolved, non-destructive and repeatable over a long period, and have the potential for broad application. But before imaging biomarkers can be widely adopted, measures for standardisation and quality assurance must be implemented.

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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 54 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to this week’s case. Radiographs belong to a 43-year-old male with chest pain. Leave me your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
2. Mitral disease
3. Non-cyanotic congenital heart disease.
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner Case 89 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Muppet is concerned about the few responses in the last case. He wants to show an easy case to stimulate participation. Showing pre-op radiographs of a 41-year-old woman with rectal prolapse. The opacity in the right lung was not seen in the CT. What do you think?

Examine the images below, leave me your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Mar 2014
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 53 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I am presenting radiographs of a 36-year-old woman with shortness of breath increasing over the last three months. Examine the image below and leave me your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments. Come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Metastatic disease
2. Sarcoid
3. Interstitial pneumonia
4. None of the above

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Mar 2014
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