Caceres’ Corner Case 110 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Dr. Pepe has eloped to the Bahamas with Miss Piggy and forgot to prepare the Diploma case. Hope he returns happy and suntanned. In the meantime I will show images of a 57-year-old woman with acute chest pain and mild fever. Check the images below, leave your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Pneumonia
2. Pulmonary infarct
3. Pleural fluid
4. None of the above

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Prof. Bernd Hamm introduces ECR 2015

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Dear Friends of the ECR,

With the European Congress of Radiology 2015 now just around the corner, I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am. As an attendee of every ECR over the last 25 years, I have seen the meeting evolve significantly. I have watched the crowds in the entrance hall and the audiences in the lecture rooms swell to a point where the ECR now regularly attracts more than 20,000 participants. I am confident that this year will be no exception, because the ECR’s deserved reputation is not only for high scientific quality but also for constant innovation in science, education, interactivity, and networking.

Many of you will already have received your congress badge in the post and will be patiently waiting for the moment you can proudly display it as you walk into the Austria Center Vienna. A lot of you have hopefully also made use of the Interactive Programme Planner to browse the sessions and posters on offer at ECR 2015 and to start planning your visit. If you’re not attending in person, you can still use it to start planning your online viewing, as most of the sessions will again be available on our streaming platform, ECR Live.

Bernd Hamm, professor of radiology and chairman of all three merged departments of radiology at the Charité, Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität (Campus Mi e, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, and Campus Benjamin Franklin).

ECR 2015 Congress President, Prof. Bernd Hamm, from Berlin, Germany

An important development this year, which I hope will help to make that planning even easier, is the restructuring of the session formats. Most of the educational sessions at the ECR are now grouped under the heading of E³ – European Excellence in Education, and they are now arranged according to the different levels defined by the European Training Curriculum for Radiology. Here, I would like to introduce you to the five branches of the E³ programme, which reflect the different levels of education in radiology, as well as the different stages of an individual’s professional career:

Rising Stars
The Rising Stars programme is already well established at the ECR; it is a series of sessions prepared especially for residents, medical students, and radiographers in training. This year there are six basic sessions, four student sessions and four different hands-on workshops on ultrasound within the Rising Stars programme.
View the Rising Stars programme in the Interactive Programme Planner > here

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ESR News Quiz Case – February (competition closed)

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This month, the prize on offer is free registration for a course offered by the European School of Radiology (ESOR), anywhere in Europe. Simply leave your answer to the question below, as a comment on this post, before February 23 (comments now closed). All correct answers will be entered into a draw and a winner will be selected by the editor of ESR News. The answer and winner will be announced by the end of February.

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Question: What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Maxillary antroliths
B. Gardner syndrome

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Congratulations to the winner of this month’s competition, Helene Gimonet!

Thank you to all participants and well done to those who got the correct answer. Keep an eye out for the March issue of ESR News and your next chance to win registration for an ESOR course of your choice.

Please note that the competition is open to ESR members only. The choice of ESOR course is open, but the winner must fit any eligibility criteria for the chosen course. The prize must be claimed within 12 months.

Click here for a current overview of ESOR courses.

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Feb 2015
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Caceres’ Corner Case 109 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Muppet insists on showing the following case that he saw recently: preoperative chest radiographs of a 25-year-old male with seminoma. Check the images below, leave us your thoughts in the comments, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Tuberculosis
2. Metastases
3. Mucous impaction
4. None of the above

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Feb 2015
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 70 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I am showing chest radiographs of a 34-year-old male with dyspnea. Check the images below, leave your diagnosis in the comements section and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Mitral disease
2. Pulmonary arterial hypertension
3. Interstitial pneumonia
4. None of the above

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Feb 2015
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Caceres’ Corner Case 108 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Muppet is in Naples this week and left me alone to present the case of a 58-year-old man, asymptomatic. Check the images below, leave me your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Epicardial fat pad
2. Morgagni’s hernia
3. Pericardial cyst
4. None of the above

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Feb 2015
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 69 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I am showing radiographs of a 61-year-old woman who underwent surgery for ovarian carcinoma three years ago.
Examine the images below, leave your diagnosis in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. Carcinoma of the lung
2. Metastases
3. Tuberculosis
4. None of the above

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ECR 2015 Quiz Case #3 (competition closed)

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This month we’re offering you a third and final chance to win free registration for ECR 2015, Europe’s biggest and best imaging meeting. Simply leave your answer to the question below, as a comment on this post, before January 26 (comments now closed). All correct answers will be entered into a draw and a winner will be selected by the editor of ESR News. The answer and winner will be announced by the end of January. Please note that the competition is open to ESR members only.

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Question: Which is the most likely diagnosis?

A: Partial tear anterior cruciate ligament
B: Mucoid degeneration anterior cruciate ligament

Click here to reveal the answer

Congratulations to the winner of this month’s competition, Dr. Victor Konikov, who recieves free registration for ECR 2015!

Thank you to all participants and well done to those who got the correct answer. Keep an eye out for the February issue of ESR News and your chance to win a new ESOR-related prize.

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Jan 2015
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Caceres’ Corner Case 107 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Today I am showing a recent case seen by my good friend Dr. Josep Mata. Radiographs belong to a 48-year-old man with haemoptysis and history of previous TB. Have a look at the images below, leave your thoughts and diagnosis in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:

1. Infected bulla
2. Reactivation TB
3. Carcinoma in previous cavity
4. None of the above

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Jan 2015
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Interview: Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, chair of the ESR Publications Committee

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ESR Office: What is the main purpose of the ESR Publications Committee and how does it operate?
Lorenzo Derchi: The aim of the ESR Publications Committee is to coordinate the society’s many publications and to advance them. Our two journals, European Radiology and Insights into Imaging, as well as our two electronic databases EURORAD and EPOS, are the ESR’s most important scientific endeavours. The two newsletters, ESR@Work and ESR News, are the means through which the society keeps in touch with all its institutional and individual members.

Behind the success of these initiatives is the dedication of a large number of people. The first are the Editors-in-Chief of each publication. Their expertise in relating with the submitting authors, guiding the groups of section editors and scientific reviewers, and choosing the right directions for continuous increase of the standing of their journals are to be underlined. Then, all members of the Scientific Publications Department at the ESR office in Vienna have to be remembered. Their work is essential as they follow each submitted manuscript through the editorial process, ensure all deadlines are met to keep every issue on time, and maintain the house style that makes all ESR publications recognisable among all other publications.

Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, chair of the ESR Publications Committee

Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, chair of the ESR Publications Committee

ESR: What are the main issues currently on the committee’s agenda, and how are they being tackled? What new issues or projects do you think the Publications Committee will be dealing with in the coming years?
LD: During 2014, together with Springer, we decided to start a new online-first textbook series based on the ESR European Training Curriculum for Radiology, which should help candidates preparing to take the European Diploma of Radiology. The books are in fact intended to be written by trainees under the supervision of a senior volume editor. There will be eleven volumes and all contributions will be invited and planned simultaneously, with a target completion date in late 2016 or early 2017. The Series Editor of the whole initiative will be Prof. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, from Munich. ESR members will have free access to the books through SpringerLink, via the ESR MyUserArea.

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Jan 2015
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