ISR President invitation

Dear Colleagues.. I am honored to serve as the President of the ISR. As such, it is my pledge to assure that the Society serves the best interest of radiologists throughout the world. I wish to express my thanks to Prof Nick Gourtsoyiannis, our Past President, for his leadership over the past term ….. Read more

Dr.Jan Labuscagne

President, International Society of Radiology (ISR)

Bunbury, Western Australia

ESRNM President invitation

Dear Guests.. TThe International Society of Radiology (ISR) and the Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (ESRNM) are pleased to sponsor and organize the 28th International Congress of Radiology (ICR) from September 9th to September 12th at the World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE ….. Read more

Dr.Tarek El-Diasty

Chairman , Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (ESRNM).

Mansoura , Egypt

Deadline for Registration 10th July 2014Preliminary Program

Topics

ICR 2014 will be providing the most updated topics through a rich variety of the following subspecialties

ICR 2014 Head and Neck Program

Basic level

  • Cranial nerves: CT vs. MR evaluation
  • Bone fracture mimics on CT
  • Cysts on the neck: from development to malignancy
  • Sinonasal anatomy at MDCT: critical anatomy and structured reporting
  • Sinonasal inflammatory disease: MDCT patterns and atypical infection
  • Sinonasal Tumors: imaging and staging
  • Post-Surgical Sinonasal (FESS) Patient
  • Ocular lesions in child and adults
  • Orbital infection, pseudotumor and Graves disease
  • Simplified approach to orbital tumors
  • Vascular orbital lesions
  • Simplified approach to suprahyoid neck spaces
  • Imaging of parotid and submandibular glands
  • Ultrasound approach to thyroid nodule, diffuse thyroid enlargement
  • Imaging of parathyroid gland mass
  • Craniofacial, orbital and mandibular Trauma
  • Temporal Bone and Posterior Skull Base Trauma.
  • Imaging algorithm in cases of CSF rhinorrhea
  • Laryngeal Trauma and Airway Compromise
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal and oral cancer
  • Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer
  • Cranial nerves in cancer imaging
  • Anatomic and biologic evaluation of Nodal Disease
  • US and US elastography of cervical lymph nodes
  • Routine and biologic imaging in post treatment of head and neck cancer
  • Pre and post imaging of microvascular flap to Head & Neck
  • Anatomy and techniques of temporal bone
  • Cholesteatoma (pre and post) and Inflammation of temporal bone
  • Tumors of the Temporal Bone
  • Cochlear implant Cochlear implants: patient selection and surgical techniques
  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Craniofacial Disorders and congenital disorders of Temporal Bone
  • Head and neck infections and tumors in children
  • Vascular malformations and hemangiomas

Advanced level

  • Tumors of the orbit: staging and grading
  • RT planning for head and neck tumors
  • Imaging of cervical lymphadenopathy
  • PET-CT in head-neck cancer
  • US of thyroid masses
  • Staging laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Localization of abnormal parathyroid glands
  • Diffusion MR imaging of head and neck
  • Dynamic contrast MR and Perfusion MR imaging of head and neck
  • MR spectroscopy of head and neck cancer
  • Application of 3 tesla and PET-MR at head and neck
  • Perfusion CT of head and neck cancer
  • PET-CT of head and neck cancer
  • Virtual CT of head and neck
  • Radiation dose at CT of head and neck and low dose CT
  • Simplified approach to Jaw Lesions
  • MR imaging of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental CT (MDCT and Cone beam CT)
  • Imaging for dental Implants
  • Embolization of head and neck vascular lesions and tumors
  • Imaging guided biopsy of thyroid, parotid and node
  • Imaging assisted and robotized surgery in Otology and head and neck surgery
  • Diagnostic Methods in Obstructive Sleep Apnea


ICR 2014 Neuroradiology Program

Basic level

  • Main imaging features of brain and spinal tumors
  • Most common pediatric brain and spinal tumors
  • The spectrum of infectious diseases of the brain and spine
  • Demyelinating diseases of brain
  • Neurodegenerative disorders: role of imaging
  • Vascular anomalies: how many can be diagnosed?
  • Ictus imaging and cerebrovascular disorders

Advanced level

  • Spectroscopic clinical applications in daily practice
  • Perfusion clinical applications beyond ictus
  • Diffusion tensor and Tractography: clinical applications
  • Traditional fMRI and functional connectivity: clinical applications
  • Susceptibility weighted (SW) imaging: new clinical applications
  • Imaging in epilepsy: from qualitative to quantitative evaluations
  • Hippocampal imaging: MR changes with disease
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy imaging findings
  • Imaging in dementia: limits of imaging
  • Neuralgia imaging: does imaging have a role?
  • Stroke and predictions of final infarct size
  • Thrombus imaging in ischaemic stroke
  • Stroke therapy: the role of intervention
  • Can imaging differentiate the different malignant lesions?
  • PET-CT in non-malignant neurological disorders
  • Substantia nigra imaging: changes associated to disease
  • Mineral deposits in the brain: imaging and diseases


ICR 2014 Cardiac Program

Basic level

  • MRI and MDCT aspects of vascular anatomy and circulation
  • Cardiac MRI techniques and anatomy: differences on 1.5 and 3 Tesla magnets
  • Role of Cardiac CT in daily practice: study technique and optimal study design
  • The best MDCT post-processing techniques in routine clinical practice
  • The newest contrast enhanced MR and MDCT scan protocols
  • CT Angiography of the aorta: definitive appropriate clinical applications
  • Valvular heart diseases evaluation: should we use CT or MRI?
  • Ischemic heart diseases and coronary stenosis assessment

Advanced level

  • Updates in MDCT coronary imaging: the flow, the lumen and the wall
  • Acute coronary syndromes: viability
  • Recognize how to manage incidentalomas in cardiac & MRI imaging
  • Advances in cardiac MR imaging: function and estructure
  • Cardiac imaging: PET-CT cutting edge
  • Characterization of atherosclerotic plaque in CT
  • Myocardial perfusion with MR and MDCT
  • Imaging in congenital abnormalities in adult patients
  • Imaging in congenital abnormalities in children
  • Myocardial masses and pseudo-masses: spectrum of findings
  • Myocardiopathies: how to imaging hypertrophy
  • Myocardial dysfunction evaluation with cine MR and CT images.
  • Imaging of the pericardium: from normal appearance to main diseases


ICR 2014 Thoracic Program

Basic level

  • Anatomy-based imaging review of lung disease: where is the origin?
  • The beauty of basic knowledge: interpretation of chest x-ray
  • State-of-the-art lung MDCT scanning and its impact in clinical practice
  • Thoracic infections: what the radiologist must report
  • Radiation dose in MDCT: how to minimize exposure and keep image quality
  • Ground glass opacity patterns in chest radiology: the simple and the complex
  • Diffuse lung diseases: what the radiologist should report on plain films
  • Imaging airway anatomy and the most common large and small airways diseases
  • Most common chest neoplasm: staging, risk assessment and surgery planning
  • Update on the solitary pulmonary nodule: screening, characterizing and treating
  • Acute pulmonary embolism: relevant signs and findings CT angiography
  • Combined MDCT evaluation of the heart, the vessels and the lungs
  • Smoking–related lung diseases: most relevant imaging findings
  • Pleural diseases: imaging techniques and differential diagnosis
  • Thoracic imaging in the immunosuppressed patient
  • Imaging quality: properly combination of Kilovoltage and contrast agent properties

Advanced level

  • The missed diagnosis on CT scans: pitfalls and solutions
  • Adult vascular anomalies within the lungs
  • Imaging the lung-heart interaction: the pulmonary and bronchial circulations
  • Quantitative Lung Imaging: asthma, emphysema and COPD related measurements
  • Imaging findings in Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
  • Personalize PET-CT imaging in non-small cell lung cancer
  • Guidelines and Structured Report on MDCT imaging of lung cancer
  • Solitary pulmonary carcinoma: imaging biomarkers and patient survival
  • State of the art in pulmonary embolism: biases and problematic situations
  • Thoracic MR imaging including parenchyma, mediastinum and vessels imaging
  • Diffuse lung diseases: what the radiologist should report on HRCT
  • Imaging findings in cystic lung diseases
  • Occupational lung diseases and radiology


ICR 2014 Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Program

Basic level

  • Role of different imaging modalities in the GIT inflammation
  • Different imaging modalities in GIT tumor
  • Non-neoplastic intestinal lesions: bias and pitfalls
  • Imaging findings and staging in abdominal trauma
  • Imaging of liver regeneration, dysplasia and neoplastic lesions
  • Keys to differentiating benign from malignant liver lesions
  • Imaging of cholangiopathies
  • The pancreas: defining the best approach to inflammation and tumoral imaging
  • Pancreatic carcinoma: imaging characterization and staging
  • Acute pancreatitis: imaging grading, treatment options and complications
  • Chronic pancreatitis: is there any role for imaging
  • Imaging approach for splenic disorders
  • Biliary disease: the different causes of biliary obstruction and imaging appearances
  • Evaluation of biliary obstruction: techniques and clues to differential diagnoses
  • Biliary cancer: disease appearance and staging
  • How to handle incidentally found lesions (liver, kidney, adrenal, pancreas, gallbladder)
  • Differentiating gallbladder cancer from complicated cholecystitis, etc.

Advanced level

  • MDCT and MR Enterography for inflammatory bowel disease
  • MR enterography: small bowel lesions beyond Crohn’s disease
  • New advances in the imaging modalities for GIT disorders
  • Imaging anal carcinoma
  • PET/CT in abdominal lesion: solid malignancies
  • PET/CT in abdominal lesion: lymphatic and hematological malignancies
  • Cystic lesions of the pancreas: imaging management
  • Imaging mimikers of pancreatic cancer: how to avoid them
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: pearls and pitfalls
  • HCC and borderline lesions: imaging clues
  • HCC after treatment: how to assess efficacy
  • Liver carcinogenesis assess with hepatobiliary MR contrast agents
  • Adenoma and FNH: imaging clues to subtypes
  • Standard and new response evaluation in colorectal liver metastases
  • Liver fat and iron: how to diagnose and grade
  • How to grade liver cirrhosis
  • Findings after percutaneous biliary drainage
  • Clinical use of PET-CT and PET-MRI in abdominal lesions
  • Main intervention liver procedures: indications and basic skills


ICR 2014 Musculoskeletal Program

Basic level

  • Role of the different imaging modalities in the evaluation of muscles
  • The imaging of tendons and ligaments
  • Proper imaging evaluation of the common fractures
  • Imaging approach for non-traumatic bone lesions
  • Common non-neoplastic bone lesion: imaging clues
  • Imaging sport injuries of MSK structures
  • Internal derangement of the joints: best imaging examinations
  • Benign neoplastic focal osseous lesions: key aspects for characterization
  • Soft tissue tumors: how to characterize them
  • Basic MSK intervention procedures

Advanced level

  • New advances in the structural and functional imaging of MSK disorders
  • Imaging of nerve disorder: lesions and entrapments
  • Imaging approach for developmental, endocrinal and metabolic MSK disorders
  • State of the art evaluation of cartilage lesions
  • Imaging evaluation of cartilage: from depiction to quantitation
  • Imaging in bone marrow disorders
  • Imaging evaluation of bone marrow: from depiction to quantitation
  • Advance intervention and endovascular MSK procedures
  • Neoplastic bone lesions: old truths and new insights
  • MSK US applications: from perfusion to elastography
  • MRI arthrography: how I do it
  • Benign and malign fractures: accurate differentiation
  • PET-CT in the management of bone metastases


ICR 2014 Interventional and Vascular Program

Basic level

  • Percutaneous ablating of liver malignancy: PEI vs. RFA
  • Microwave tumor ablation
  • Percutaneous ablation of lung malignancy
  • Percutaneous ablation of bone malignancy
  • TACE: results and complications
  • Liver interventions in the post-transplantation patient
  • TIPS: new skills and indications
  • Uterine fibroid interventions
  • HIFU for uterine fibroid
  • International management of varicose veins
  • Interventional management of venous occlusions
  • Interventional management of GIT bleeding
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Infra-popliteal arterial angioplasty and stenting
  • Interventional management of stoke

Advanced level

  • Intra-cranial vascular intervention (aneurysms and vascular malformation)
  • The role of radioembolization (Y-90) in HCC
  • Irreversible electroporation in abdominal tumors


ICR 2014 Woman’s Imaging Program

Basic level

  • BIRADS lexicon Interpretation: Mammography, US and MRI
  • Classification of breast microcalcifications
  • Breast MRI: non mass like enhancement
  • Breast US: complex cystic lesions diagnosis and management
  • Gynecological disease: indications for imaging techniques
  • Gynecological malignancies: MRI review of grading and staging systems
  • State of the art imaging of endometriosis.
  • Uterine malformations: classification systems and imaging
  • US of complex fetal anomalies: from 2D to 3D
  • Common problems in imaging the female pelvis
  • Obstetrical US: early pregnancy and complications
  • Fetal MRI: optimum technique and anatomy

Advanced level

  • Role of multidisciplinary breast care committees
  • Management of patients with high risk of breast cancer
  • Screening mammography: biases and pitfalls
  • Screening outcome of women referred at screening mammography
  • Breast US: 2D vs. 3D
  • Breast Tomosynthesis: pros and cons
  • Contrast enhanced mammography: the different techniques
  • MRI guided interventional procedures in the breast: pros and cons
  • Pseudolesions at contrast enhanced normal breast MRI: evaluating the associated factors
  • How to performed dynamic breast MRI: assessing the perfusion properties of tumors
  • Sonographic appearance of carcinomas of the breast
  • Breast biopsy and re-biopsy: trends and options.
  • Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy vs. surgical excision
  • Undiagnosed breast cancer at MR Imaging: How to avoid them
  • Impact of Tomosynthesis in breast lesions management
  • Lymph node imaging and characterization in breast cancer
  • How to characterize ovarian masses: is it possible?
  • Ovarian cystic disorders: imaging based classification and grading
  • Adnexal lesions: can MR make a definitive diagnosis?
  • Imaging on Endometriosis: lesion type classification and sensitivity
  • Endometrial and cervical cancer: early detection, accurate grading and best staging
  • Staging genitourinary malignancies: the role of the different modalities
  • Imaging of pelvic floor dysfunction

ICR 2014 Urinary Tract and Male Pelvis Imaging Program

Basic level

  • CT Urography: update.
  • Imaging protocol of renal masses
  • Imaging protocol of living donor renal transplant
  • Doppler evaluation of renal artery and vessels
  • Contrast media nephropathy: an update
  • Diagnostic imaging and staging of renal trauma
  • Role of different imaging modalities in renal inflammation
  • Different imaging modalities in depicting and staging kidney tumors
  • Imaging kidney insufficiency
  • How to work up and evaluate urinary tract obstruction
  • How to work up and evaluate hematuria
  • How to approach an incidental adrenal lesion
  • Basic imaging of testes: benign conditions and neoplastic tumors
  • Imaging the prostate: the good and the bad lesions

Advanced level

  • Imaging approach for adrenal disorders: morphology and functional approaches
  • Imaging evaluation of transplanted kidney
  • Imaging mimickers of kidney cancer: how to avoid them
  • Contrast-enhanced US in renal cancer
  • Role of functional Imaging in the assessment of renal tumors
  • Cystic lesions of the kidney: from developmental to neoplastic
  • The different types of malignant kidney tumors: a new role for imaging?
  • The different benign kidney tumors: imaging clues to characterization
  • Imaging diagnosis and staging of urinary bladder lesions: pearls and pitfalls
  • Prostate cancer: from blinded biopsy to target therapy
  • Prostate cancer: local and distant staging
  • PET-CT in genitourinary malignancies

Appropriate imaging of the incidental small renal mass


ICR 2014 Pediatric imaging program

Basic level

  • Brain trauma update: the skull, the brain and the child
  • US and MR imaging of neonatal intracranial hemorrhage
  • CNS infection: neuroimaging update
  • Neuroimaging updates of spinal tumors
  • MR imaging of spinal dysraphism
  • Brain imaging of metabolic disorders
  • Imaging of congenital neck lesions
  • Adequate imaging of pre and post cochlear implants
  • Non traumatic orbital emergencies
  • Imaging of congenital airway disorders
  • Properly done pediatric chest US
  • Pulmonary infection revisited
  • Congenital heart imaging: MDCT and MR imaging
  • Contrast enhanced MRA of vascular disorders in children
  • Imaging of skeletal growth disorders
  • MR imaging of bone marrow disorders in children
  • Child abuse and skeletal imaging
  • MRI of pediatric bone tumors
  • MDCT and MR imaging of physeal injuries
  • Arthritis imaging technique updates.
  • Minimally invasive pediatric percutaneous intervention procedures in oncology
  • Bowel US in pediatric GIT disorders
  • Justification and Optimization in CT in children

Advanced level

  • Radiation dose with new CT protocols: the image gently campaign
  • Advanced neuroimaging of brain tumors in the pediatric group
  • Diffusion imaging and connectivity in brain lesions
  • Lung evaluation by CT and the new MR approaches
  • Cardiac anomalies in children: CT and approaches
  • Cystic fibrosis evaluation: methods, findings and grades
  • Imaging evaluation of bone dysplasia
  • Staging of retinoblastoma
  • Staging of neuroblastoma
  • Liver vascular lesions in children
  • Juvenile Arthritis imaging findings and scoring system
  • Functional MR evaluation in pediatric urogenital disorders
  • Advanced MR imaging findings of liver masses
  • MRCP of pediatric biliary disorders.
  • MR enterography of inflammatory bowel disease


ICR 2014 Oncology Program

Basic level

  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Urogenital tumors in childhood
  • Other pediatric oncology topics
  • Colorectal cancer staging and post-treatment follow-up
  • Difficult liver lesions in patients with cancer

Advanced level

  • Integrating morphologic and functional imaging in response assessment
  • Prostate cancer imaging
  • Post-treatment imaging of prostate cancer
  • Whole body diffusion MRI
  • Advance molecular and functional Breast MRI
  • MRI guided high intensity focused ultrasound ablation of breast cancer
  • Pelvic cancer recurrence: the role of the radiologist
  • Imaging in lymph nodes staging
  • Staging esophageal cancers
  • Staging gastrointestinal cancers
  • Screening for lung cancer
  • Staging lung cancer
  • Imaging follow-up of lung cancer
  • RECIST, PERCIST, WHO and irRC (immune related response criteria)
  • Cervical nodal metastases of unknown primary
  • How to approach the No and N+ neck and oral cavity cancer
  • Imaging of post-therapeutic head and neck tumors


Emergency

Emergency

ICR 2014 Non-Interpretative Issues in Radiology

Research level

  • Research Networking: how can we speed the research process?
  • Clinical trials and Imaging: how can we do it properly and pro-actively?
  • Imaging biomarkers in Medicine: how can we improve our job?
  • Biomarkers in Radiology: Basics concepts and stepwise development.
  • Molecular Imaging: What do we see when we speak on Molecular Imaging?
  • Molecular Imaging: What do we need to know?
  • Communicating research: How can I publish in first quartile international journal?
  • Funding opportunities. How can I get a grant for my research?
  • Clues on how to properly review a scientific manuscript
  • The importance of mentorship in Radiology

Management and Devices level

  • Technology Assessment: case based on MR (1.5 vs. 3T magnets)
  • New Imaging Developments: is there a place for spectral and phase-contrast CT?
  • Information technology, dashboards and business intelligence in Imaging Departments.
  • Modern RIS-PACS: How can they help private practice market?
  • Management and Strategy in Radiology: Imaging outside Radiology Departments
  • Management in Radiology: lessons from governmental and private facilities.
  • Radiation Protection and Monitoring: Patients and Professionals perspectives
  • Image Gently
  • Animal-Veterinary Imaging: filling the gap with Human Imaging
  • Pathological Radiological Correlation: How to do it properly
  • Emergency Radiology: Imaging of Life-Threatening conditions

History of Radiology

Alfredo Buzzi


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