MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL SYSTEM is now open!
The European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) would like to cordially thank you for your support of the society in the past years. We are happy to inform you that the application/renewal system for 2018 is now open. To apply as a new member of ESCR/renew your membership, you are kindly asked to use the link below:
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We are looking forward to welcoming you again as a society member in the year 2018!
REGISTRATION FOR ESTI/ESCR 2018 is online!
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We are delighted to announce that the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) continues with another interesting webinar programme for 2018.
ESCR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR 06
"Imaging of carotid artery vulnerable plaque"
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 17:00 CET
Speaker: Dr. Rodrigo Salgado, Edegem/BE
Moderator: Prof. Luca Saba, Cagliari/IT
Carotid artery stenosis is a well-established risk factor of ischemic stroke, causing between 10-20% of cerebral strokes and transient ischemic attacks. Following the results of large clinical trials, stratification of patients with carotid artery disease between optimal medical therapy and surgical intervention is traditionally based in the degree of luminal narrowing. As such, imaging of the carotid arteries to quantify stenosis forms today a routine examination performed in every mainstream radiology department. While imaging screening is mostly done using Doppler ultrasound, CT and MR play an important role in the further work-up of these patients, confirming the degree of stenosis but also visualizing the different plaque components.
Nevertheless, there is increasing evidence that, in partial analogy with coronary artery disease, unstable carotid artery plaques can also rupture with subsequent embolization, causing ischemic stroke regardless of the degree of stenosis. During this lecture, we will review the current status on non-invasive imaging of carotid artery disease, and explore the complex relation between luminal narrowing, plaque composition and stability, and the occurrence of cerebral ischemia and stroke.
1. Understand the pathophysiology and risk factors for carotid artery disease
2. Review the different methods to visualize and quantify carotid artery stenosis
3. Understand the significance of and the methods for non-invasive imaging of the different carotid artery plaque components and the features of vulnerability.
4. Review how imaging findings can be incorporated in clinical decision making.
Registration is open and free for all active ESCR members.
ESCR Educational Webinar 06 - Registration
The ESCR ExCom has recently decided on guidelines for endorsement of local/national meetings/workshops on cardiovascular imaging. More information is now available here. In the future the application for ESCR endorsement of your events should be submitted to the ESCR office in Vienna at least 6 months in advance to allow the Scientific Committee and Education Committtee chairs as well as the ESCR Executibe Committee to make a decision.
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