Society

About

The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) is a non-profit medical society based in Vienna, Europe, dedicated to promoting and advancing cardiovascular imaging by offering Annual Scientific Meetings, workshops, webinars, as well as other scientific and educational events.

Dear Colleagues,

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology, ESCR.
Our vision is to improve health by advancing cardiovascular imaging (CVI) in Europe. Specific subspecialized expertise in CVI is built on broad based knowledge in general radiology.

ESCR is the platform for research, education, standardisation, quality-control, networking, advocacy, and certification of radiologists in CVI in Europe. Together with the European Society of Radiology, national societies, and clinical partners ESCR develops this fascinating and rapidly evolving field of CVI.

You are most welcome to join our vision and to become part of the ESCR family.

Prof. Jens Bremerich

ESCR Society President

Statutes

The ESCR Society Statutes are available for download/viewing as PDF documents:

COMMITTEES (2017-2020)

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President J. Bremerich, Basel/CH
Vice President L. Natale, Rome/IT
Past President M. Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
Secretary R. Vliegenthart, Groningen/NL
Treasurer K. Nikolaou, Tuebingen/DE
Chairperson Scientific Committee M. Francone, Rome/IT
Chairperson Education & EBCR Committee C. Loewe, Vienna/AT
Chairperson Membership Committee B. Velthuis, Utrecht/NL
Chairperson Communication & New Media Committee R. Salgado, Edegem/BE
Member C. Peebles, Southampton/UK
Member E. Mousseaux, Paris/FR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chairperson
M. Francone, Rome/IT
Members
J. Lotz, Goettingen/DE
T. Leiner, Utrecht/NL
S. P. Harden, Southampton/UK
F. Bamberg, Tuebingen/DE
A. N. Longang, Liège/BE
A. Esposito, Milan/IT
F. Caobelli, Basel/CH
E. Mershina, Moscow/RU

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chairperson
B. Velthuis, Utrecht/NL
Members
A. Jacquier, Marseille/FR
K. Gruszczynska, Katowice/PL
G. Bastarrika Aleman, Pamplona/ES
O. Duvernoy, Uppsala/SWE
G. Roditi, Glasgow/UK
R. Marano, Rome/IT

REGISTRY STEERING COMMITTEE

Chairperson
M. Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE

EDUCATION & EBCR COMMITTEE

Chairperson
C. Loewe, Vienna/AT
Members
K. F. Kreitner, Mainz/DE
F. Pugliese, London/UK
A. Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki/GR
M. Hrabak-Paar, Zagreb/HR
F. De Cobelli, Milan/IT
S. Feger, Berlin/DE

COMMUNICATION & NEW MEDIA COMMITTEE

Chairperson
R. Salgado, Edegem/BE
Members
J. N. Dacher, Rouen/FR
R. Budde, Rotterdam/NL
I. Carbone, Rome/IT
G. Bastarrika Aleman, Pamplona/ES
O. Ghekiere, Liège/BE
E. van Beek, Edinburgh/UK

ESCR REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER COMMITTEES

ESR Subspecialty and Allied Sciences Committee (2017-2020)
J. Bremerich, Basel/CH

ESR Education Committee (2018-2020)
Ch. Loewe, Vienna/AT

ESR Research Committee (2018-2020)
M. Francone, Rome/IT

ESR Quality, Safety and Standards Committee (2018-2020)
Ch. Peebles, Southampton/UK

Advisory Editorial Board
M. Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE

ESR/EANM Joint Position Statement on Multimodality Imaging in Cardiology
M. Gutberlet, Leipzig/DE
M. Rees, Gwynedd/UK

SOCIETY CONTROLLERS

Term of Office: 2019-2020
Mr. Christoph Mayer, Vienna/AT
Mr. Georg Varga, Vienna/AT

Partners

The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology is happy to announce a closer collaboration with the following companies/societies:

ESCR would like to thank Bracco for their Corporate Membership and valuable support.

Interested in partnership?

Please contact ESCR Office for more information.

Young Club

ABOUT THE YOUNG CLUB

The ESCR Young Club is a working group of medical or PhD students, residents and young radiologists until the age of 35 (incl. the age of 35) with an interest in cardiovascular radiology.
The aim is to create connections and foster collaborations between young specialists and researchers, by providing an international communication platform to share experiences, exchange ideas and knowledge, and opportunities for social interaction.

THE YOUNG CLUB BOARD

CHAIRPERSON - Dr. Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Rome/IT

Buongiorno! I’m Giuseppe Muscogiuri, a radiologist focused on cardiovascular imaging. Currently, I work in Centro Cardiologico Monzino in Milan. My fields of interest include clinical and research activity of cardiac CT and MR on both adult and children.

SECRETARY - Dr. Firdaus Mohamed Hoesein, Utrecht/NL

My name is Firdaus Mohamed Hoesein and I’m a thirty-three year old cardiac and thoracic radiologist working at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I have a special interest in multi-modality imaging of diseases with both pulmonary and cardiac manifestation.

BENEFITS

– Meet young radiologists, experts and make new friends
– Discuss your work and research
– Receive updates on upcoming events
– Help shaping the future of cardiovascular radiology
– Learn more about cardiovascular imaging from the ESCR Webinars
– Attend Young Club initiatives for aspiring cardiovascular radiologists during ESCR Annual Scientific Meetings

VICE-CHAIRPERSON - Dr. Paola M. Cannaò, Milan/IT

Salve! I’m Paola Cannaò, an Italian young radiologist currently working in Policlinico San Donato in Milan. Most of my clinical work is in cardiac CT and MRI but I still continue my research work in my department.

BOARD MEMBER - Dr. Alice Wielandner, Vienna/AT

Hallo! My name is Alice Wielandner. I am a 4th year radiology resident at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna. My research is focused on MRI and PET/MRI in cardiac transplant recipients and EIT in ARDS. I am very excited about the creation of the ESCR Young Club and I am looking forward to the first projects.

YOUNG CLUB BULLETINS

We are proud to present the ESCR Young Club Bulletins.
In case of any suggestions, comments, questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ESCR Office.

Enjoy the reading!

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MR/CT Registry

The MR/CT Registry is a database for cardiovascular radiologists to upload their cases and examinations anonymously. At the same time they have the possibility to review cases of other registered persons.

https://www.mrct-registry.org

CT Submissions

MR Submissions

Contributing users

Participating institutes

The aim of the registry is to document anonymous Cardiac CT- and MR- examinations, which have been performed in Europe, as complete as possible. This seems to be necessary to get a thorough overview of the already existing relevance of these challenging new possibilities in radiology. Further education in the emerging techniques of Cardiac Imaging will be supported.
The registry additionally intends to recruit teachers and identify potential training centers throughout Europe. Furthermore, the MR/CT registry does document and certify personally performed Cardiac CT- and MR-examinations for the application of further qualifying procedures (e.g. European Diploma in Cardiovascular Diploma, etc.). This is necessary on a European as well as on a national level.

STATISTICS

To get an overview of the newest updates, statistics and numbers on the MR/CT Registry download the MR/CT Booklet.

First paper on the acute adverse events in CMR of the MRCT Registry!

The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) proudly presents an article on “Acute adverse events in cardiac MR imaging with gadolinium-based contrast agents: results from the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) MRCT Registry in 72,839 patients”, which now is available for download free of charge via the link below.

We are really proud of that first paper on the Acute Adverse Events in CMR of the ESCR Cardiac MRCT Registry, which nicely demonstrates, that CMR and especially Stress CMR is a safe and reliable method.

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Gutberlet

Chairperson of the MRCT Registry Steering Committee

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Objectives

To assess the incidence of acute adverse events (AAEs) in gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.

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Results

In the study population of 72,839 GBCA-enhanced CMRs, a total of 260 AAEs were reported (0.36%), with a minority of severe AAEs (n = 24, 0.033%). Allergic-like AAEs were less likely than physiologic AAEs (29% versus 71%). Patients without pharmacological stress imaging had a lower AAE rate (0.22%) compared to stress imaging (0.75%), with the highest AAE rates for regadenoson (2.95%). AAE rates also varied by GBCA subtype (overall p < 0.001). There was significant interaction between GBCA and pharmacological stressor (interaction p = 0.025), with AAE rates ranging between 0 and 10% for certain GBCA/stressor combinations. There was further marginal evidence that higher GBCA volume was associated with higher AAE incidence (OR = 1.02, p = 0.05).

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Methods

Gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA)–enhanced CMR data from the multinational, multicenter European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology MRCT Registry was included. AAE severity was classified according to the American College of Radiology Manual on Contrast Media (mild, moderate, severe). Multivariable generalized linear mixed effect models were used to assess the likelihood of AAEs in various GBCA, adjusting for pharmacological stressor, main indications (i.e., suspected or known coronary artery disease or myocarditis), age, sex, and submitting center as a random effect.

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Conclusion

GBCA-enhanced CMR imaging demonstrates low AAE rates comparable to those of other body regions. AAE likelihood correlates with GBCA subtype, pharmacological stressor, and imaging indication. Intravenous fluid administration in patients with cardiac impairment might contribute to these findings.

 

Endorsement

The ESCR board may endorse and support national workshops and congresses if such events fulfill the following rules:
1)      ESCR board members will be included in the programme planning committee
2)      ESCR board members will be actively involved in the time scheduled and organisation of the event
3)      ESCR logo will be included in a local event advertisement after agreement of ESCR board members
4)      ESCR will promote the events by his members network, website and during webinars

In counterpart ESCR board members will be invited to such events; all the costs for traveling and local accommodation will be charged to the local organisation committee. ESCR board members will travel in economy class and local expense will not exceed what could be considered as reasonable by both parties. The number of invited ESCR board members will be set in agreement between both parties.

ESCR shall not be charged by the local organisation committee. ESCR will not be responsible for the financial aspect of the events.
The local organisation committee and local attendees of the event should fulfill the rules of the reduced ESCR membership fee as it works through main countries in Europe.

The Scientific Committee Chairperson and Education Chairperson shall decide whether the event will be endorsed. In order to apply for endorsement please send your documents 6 months prior to your event to office@escr.org.