ECR 2020 – Official annual meeting of ESHI

ECR 2020 – Official annual meeting of ESHIMT

ECR 2020 – Official annual meeting of ESHIMT

The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is not only the largest and most important medical imaging conference in Europe, it is also the official annual meeting of ESHIMT.

The congress is a trend-setting, dynamic and service-oriented congress, well-known as one of the most innovative meetings within the scientific community, embedded in a unique and inspiring ambience in Vienna, Austria. Every year more than 30,000 participants from more than 100 countries attend the ECR at the Austria Center Vienna.

There will be a large variety of sessions and scientific presentations on hybrid, molecular and translational imaging and, as such, we highly recommend to join the congress.

Visit our booth!
ESHIMT will have a large booth in the entrance area. Stop by and visit us!

Join the congress online

All sessions will be live streamed via the ESR connect platform and are available on-demand until March 31, 2020.

There are two options how you can participate in the congress from home:


  • ECR Live (without CME credits) grants access to the ECR 2020 live stream and on-demand videos (until March 31, 2020).
  • The Participate from home ticket (with CME credits) allows to claim CME credits for attended sessions and includes an exclusive daily moderated live broadcast from the technical exhibition.

Hybrid imaging highlights at ECR 2020

Wednesday, March 11

16:00-17:30 - Merging the best: hybrid imaging

Refresher Course
M-Building / Room M 1

Gerald Antoch

A. Hybrid imaging with SPECT/CT
Andrew Scarsbrook

B. Hybrid imaging with PET/MRI
Fabian M.A. Kiessling

C. Hyperpolarised MRI
Ferdia A. Gallagher


>> Read more here

Thursday, March 12

08:30-10:00 - Optimising the management of children with cancer: how to improve? (ESHI-ESOI-ESUR)

Refresher Course
ACV / Descartes (Room D3)


Chairperson’s introduction
Karen Rosendahl

A. The role of SPECT and SPECT/CT
Boel Johnsen

B. Can PET/MRI replace PET/CT?
Helen Nadel

C. Radiation doses and patient exposure issues
Hunor Kertesz

Panel discussion:
The future direction of nuclear medicine imaging in paediatric oncology [RC 512-5]


>> Read more here

14:00-15:30 - Prostate cancer management: pushing the diagnostic frontier (ESHI-ESOI-ESUR)

Refresher Course
ACV / Descartes (Room D3)


Chairperson’s introduction
Osman Ratib

A. The role of MRI
Valeria Panebianco

B. The role of molecular imaging: PSMA-PET/CT and PET/MR
Heinz-Peter Schlemmer

C. Theranostic approaches to prostate cancer management
Harun Ilhan

Panel discussion:
Beyond the frontier: next steps in imaging of prostate cancer


>> Read more here

16:00-17:30 - Advancing clinical hybrid imaging

Refresher Course
M-Building / Room M 1


Chairperson’s introduction
Thomas H. Helbich

A. Cost-effectiveness of hybrid imaging
Barbara M. Fischer

B. PET/MRI in clinical routine
Vicky J. Goh

C. How PET/MRI enables accurate fusion of radiation treatment?
Uulke van der Heide

Panel discussion:
Clinical hybrid imaging in the real world


>> Read more here

Friday, March 13

08:30-10:00 - Hybrid imaging: beyond FDG PET/CT

ESHI Session
ACV / Room X

Thomas Beyer


A. Prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) hybrid imaging in guiding prostate cancer therapy
Clemens C. Cyran

B. Somatostatin receptor imaging and therapy
Luigi Aloj

C. Hybrid PET and SPECT for cardiovascular imaging
Albert Flotats

D. Imaging to guide immuno-oncology
Umar Mahmood

Panel discussion: New trends in hybrid imaging


>> Read more here

16:00-17:30 - Pitfalls and artefacts in PET/CT and PET/MRI

ESHI Session
M-Building / Room M 1

Melvin D’Anastasi
Johannes Rübenthaler

A. Artefacts on PET/CT and PET/MRI
Ivo Rausch

B. Pitfalls in FDG-PET/CT
Jose Luis Vercher-Conejero

C. Beyond FDG: pitfalls and artefacts
Clemens C. Cyran

Panel discussion:
Clinical relevance of misinterpreting pitfalls and artefacts in hybrid imaging. How can we augment diagnostic confidence in hybrid imaging?


>> Read more here

Saturday, March 14

14:00-15:30 - E³ - Rising Stars Programme: Hybrid Imaging

E³ – Rising Stars Programme: Basic Sessions
ACV / Room F2

Umar Mahmood


A. Clinical applications of hybrid imaging
Katrine Riklund

B. Hybrid imaging: thorax
Deena Neriman

C. Hybrid imaging: abdomen and pelvis
Sergios Gatidis


>> Read more here

and much more!