ESMRMB - Newsletter Volume 18, December 2014
 Our ESMRMB e-newsletter will provide you with a brief overview of the most important activities and updates of the society. Please just click on the item of interest below and you will be guided directly to the article! Further information on all activities can also be found on our website at!
 In this issue you will find:
  » Welcome by our president
 » Membership: Join ESMRMB now!
 » ESMRMB Congress 2015 - Edinburgh
 » ESMRMB educational activities
 » ESMRMB/ISMRM Teach-the-Teacher in Clinical MRI
 » ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence
 » ESMRMB MAGMA - Journal News
 » ESMRMB Event Calendar
 » Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
 » MR Enterprise section: Bracco
 » Joyful Festive Days!
 Welcome by our president
Dear friends,
At the end of another successful year for the ESMRMB, I would like to convey my best wishes for 2015. After the largest ever joint ISMRM-ESMRMB meeting in Milan, we are slowly gearing up to prepare an unforgettable meeting in Edinburgh on October 1-3, in 2015. I will have the pleasure to preside this meeting, that has a particular resonance to me (pun intended!), as it will take place in the country I elected to work in, the United Kingdom. So, please mark your calendar, as the very talented and hard working team led by Assoc. Prof. Marion Smits from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam is putting together an amazing scientific programme, as always aiming at presenting the best in MR research in a modern and friendly atmosphere.
But our yearly meeting is by all means not the only feat to rejoice to in 2015, our many educational programmes will continue to provide excellence in MR clinical education (School of MRI), advanced MR physics (Lectures on MR) or dedicated hands-on practice workshops (Hands-on MRI).  Please make sure to register well in advance to ensure your place in your course of interest, as places are, as always, limited.
Finally, let me remind you to look at the high-quality publications in our field in our journal MAGMA, which recently introduced email newsletters to all our members with direct links to the latest publications. A certain way to make sure to be read and recognised at the earliest possible time!
And as always, for any update on your society’s newest and best offers, continue to like us on Facebook (@ESMRMB) and follow us on Twitter (@ESMRMB).
Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a very MR-Happy New Year!
Xavier (@ProfXGolay)
ESMRMB President
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 ESMRMB Congress 2015 - Edinburgh
Marion Smits, Chairperson of the Scientific Programme Committee, and Ian Marshall, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee, invite you to the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESMRMB in Edinburgh (UK).

Be part of an exciting congress in Edinburgh, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.

Abstract submission will start in February 2015. Submission deadline is April 30, 2015.

Young Investigator Award Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 (24:00 CEST)
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 ESMRMB educational activities
The ESMRMB is proud to present its educational programme being offered to different target groups in 2015:

School of MRI - education for physicians and technicians/radiographers.
The School of MRI continues its programme in 2015 with 11 advanced clinical courses. The preliminary programme is already available on our homepage. Pre-register now and secure your place!

Lectures on MR - education for MR physicists and other basic or clinical scientists.
Educational courses, exercises, and practical demonstrations on MR Physics, Spectroscopy and Engineering; 7 courses are planned in 2015. The programme and the pre-registration are already available on our homepage.

Hands-On MRI - education for MRI technologists, radiographers and interested physicians.
Courses that combine lectures as well as vendor specific hands-on training on the workstation and scanner will be on the agenda in 2015. The preliminary course programme is already available online. Further courses will be announced soon - find out more here.

Please just send a short email to to be included to our mailing list and make sure to inform us which course programme you would like to receive all information on!
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 ESMRMB/ISMRM Teach-the-Teacher in Clinical MRI
With a successful launch this year, two of five candidates in 2014/2015 finished their two month fellowship programme at high class and much appreciated hosting institutes and tutors, who reinforced the mission of the programme: to spread application and research in the field of MRI, aiming to fostering the MR knowledge/skills and the didactical competence to young radiologists from emerging countries. They emphasised that the programme has had an enriching impact on an educational, as well as personal level, gaining in-depth knowledge as well as new friends within the field. 4 of 5 candidates from India and China are kindly supported by GE Healthcare. Applications for the next TTT circle in 2015/2016 are already in process.
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 ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence
The ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence honours physicians and scientists, being active members of the ESMRMB, who have contributed to education or clinical or basic science within the field of MR.

We are honoured to announce that Prof. Van Beers from France has been awarded this year with this prestigious Certificate.

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence now to prove your excellence in the field of MR!
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 ESMRMB MAGMA - Journal News
2012 MAGMA special issues:
“MR Thermometry“ with Robert Turner as Guest-editor (published in February 2012)
“Arterial Spin Labeling MRI“ with David Alsop as Guest-editor (published in April 2012)

2013 MAGMA special issue:
"MRI and PET together: friends or foes" with Thomas Beyer and Ewald Moser as Guest-editors (published in February 2013)

2014 MAGMA special issue:
“X-nuclei magnetic resonance imaging” with Simon Konstandin and Lothar Schad as Guest-editors (published in February 2014)

NEW MAGMA Special issue !
A special issue on "Tissue segmentaton in MRI" is in preparation with Fritz Schick as Guest-Editor.

The Call for papers will be available on-line in January 2015.
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 ESMRMB Event Calendar
Make use of our Event Calendar to find courses, workhops and congresses of your interest.  Announce and promote your own meetings free of charge and share it within the community.
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 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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We look forward to welcoming you to ESMRMB´s virtual community!
 MR Enterprise section: Bracco
Are There Differences between Macrocyclic Gadolinium Contrast Agents for Brain Tumor Imaging?

The TRUTH study, published online on October 9 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, has shown that ProHance (gadoteridol) and Gadovist (gadobutrol), at the same dose of 0.1 mmol/kg, provide similar contrast enhancement, quality of lesion visualization and ability to characterize lesions in brain MRI.
The TRUTH  Study was a multicenter, randomized, within-patient comparison of the two agents in 198 patients with known or suspected brain tumors. Authors concluded that the two fold higher gadolinium concentration in Gadovist formulation offered no benefit over ProHance for routine morphologic imaging of brain tumors.

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 Joyful Festive Days!
ESMRMB wishes all members, colleagues and friends of the society very joyful festive days, a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2015! We are very much looking forward to a successful year together with you after a happy holiday season.
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