Russia’s preeminent radiologist continues to reach for the top, after two decades with the ESR

Professor Valentin Sinitsyn is chair of radiology and head of the radiology department at the medical faculty of Moscow Lomonosov State University, Moscow. A pioneer in cardiac imaging in Russia, he has helped advance the field in his country, but believes there is still much to be done to increase MR and CT use. After 20 years of working to advance the ECR and European radiology, he will receive the ESR Gold Medal today.

Sinitsyn has witnessed the introduction of spiral and multidetector CT, high-field MRI and hybrid imaging, and the development of evidence-based radiology and medicine.

Professor Valentin Sinitsyn from Moscow

Professor Valentin Sinitsyn from Moscow, a pioneer in cardiac imaging in Russia, will receive the ESR Gold Medal today.

As he graduated from Sechenov Medical University in Moscow in 1984, cardiac CT and MRI did not yet exist. “With the help of these new modalities, radiology penetrated fields where it had never been used before, and the best example is cardiac imaging,” he said.

Sinitsyn started implementing cardiac imaging back in the 1980s and has very fond memories from that time. Although these were also harsh days for the field, he said.

“Most cardiologists and radiologists believed that cardiac MRI and CT were toys that were good for nothing in real clinical practice. I still remember my first case of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed with cardiac MRI in 1987, when nobody could make a correct diagnosis,” he said.

Today he admits to being a little disappointed with the slow penetration of cardiac MRI and CT in Russian clinical practice. The benefits of modern cardiac imaging are well known, but the percentage of cardiac CT and MR examinations in cardiac imaging is just around 1%. “Low reimbursement for such examinations and insufficient knowledge and motivation from both radiologists and cardiologists are mostly to blame for this situation,” he said.

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Radiography: Because image matters


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José Vilar and Friends Case 4 (Update: Solution!)


Dear friends,

This case goes to basics and it should not be difficult to interpret.
28-year-old. Incidental finding.

What finding is there and what do you think?

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Feb 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 3 (Update: Solution!)

Dear friends,

Warming up after the last case, here we are presented with a case of a 6-year-old boy with suspected pneumonia (cough and fever).

This case was shown to me by Dr. José Vizuete and Gregorio Martin; two former residents and now excellent radiologists at Dr. Peset Hospital.

What do you see from the image? Where is the pathology?
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Feb 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 2 (Update: Solution!)

Dear friends,

Thank you for joining. The last case was a warm up. This one is a little bit more complicated but I know that you will be able to help me with the diagnosis.

This is a 54 year old woman with long standing renal disease.

What do you think?

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

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Jan 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 1 (Update: Solution!)

Dear colleagues,

Edgar; one of our young residents at Hospital Dr. Peset showed me this case:

62 year old woman.
Portable control after catheter placement.

Where is the catheter?:

1- In the pleura
2- In an artery
3- In a vein
4- In a bronchus

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

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Jan 2019
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José Vilar and friends

Dear colleagues,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Prof. José Vilar from Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset in Valencia, Spain. Due to the departure of my friend José Caceres, I will now be heading the MYESR blog under the name ‘José Vilar and friends’ with the help of my team.

This new era of the blog follows the path traced by Prof. Caceres (and with the Muppet´s permission). I will try to keep the blog in line with its previous format, using a combination of my cases and also other cases provided by our many friends in the radiological world.

The first case will be published today as well, so please stay tuned. Feel free to express yourself as you did in Caceres’ corner, and good luck!





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Caceres’ Corner Case 195 (Update: Solution!)

Dear friends,

Today, I am presenting a case of my friend, Alberto Villanueva.
The radiographs belong to a 76-year-old man suffering from back pain.  Read more…

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Dec 2018
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Caceres’ Corner Case 194 (Update: Solution!)

Dear Friends,

Presenting today chest radiographs of a 9-year-old girl with a persistent cough for the last two weeks, vomiting and fever. What do you see?

Check the images below and leave your thoughts in the comments section. More images will be shown on Wednesday, followed by the answer on Friday.

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Nov 2018
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Caceres’ Corner Case 193 (Update: Solution!)

Dear Friends,

Today’s radiographs belong to a 70-year-old man with a chronic cough. What do you see?

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Nov 2018
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