ESMRMB - Newsletter Volume 16, December 2013
 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 Certificate of Excellence
 » ESMRMB Congress 2013 – Review & Picture Gallery
 » ISMRM-ESMRMB Joint Meeting 2014
 » ESMRMB educational programme – Preview 2014
 » ESMRMB MAGMA - Journal News
 » NEW ESMRMB Event Calendar
 » Alliance for MRI
 » ESR Leadership Institute
 » Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
 » Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
 » MR Enterprise section: Bracco
 Welcome by our president
Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends of the ESMRMB,

As president of our society I am very happy to report that the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting 2013 in Toulouse has been a very successful event with great science, discussions and interaction thanks to our SPC chair, Prof. Xavier Golay, and our LOC chair, Prof. Isabelle Berry. The 30th Anniversary of our congress was well celebrated and I think everyone enjoyed the very humorous 30th Anniversary Session.
Our next meeting will be held jointly with the ISMRM in Milan in May 2014, which we are very much looking forward to. Please note that ESMRMB members benefit from reduced registration fees!
In 2014 we will also continue with our successful educational programme. Let me encourage you to check out our School of MRI, Lectures on MR and Hands-On MRI courses 2014 and make sure to register well in advance to assure your place in your course of interest, as places are limited.
Furthermore, our journal MAGMA is continuing to convey new scientific results as well as updates on new MR achievements.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New MR Year!

With my kindest regards,
Prof. Elna-Marie Larsson
 Membership: Join ESMRMB now!
Renew your membership or become a new member of ESMRMB now and take advantage from the benefits!
Special member fees at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society (including the Joint ISMRM-ESMRMB Annual Scientific Meeting in 2014!)
• Special member fees at the Educational courses of ESMRMB
• Free subscription to the online Society journal ‚MAGMA‘
• Access to the MyUser Area, providing contact information on all Society members & Society documents
• Continuous information about the Society and MR in Europe

Login with your existing login data (last name and PersonaliD) to your MyUser Area to renew your membership or enter our online membership application tool MyMembership and start a new application!

In 2014 new membership fees apply! For further details on membership types, benefits and fees, please click here.

If you need your login data for the MyMembership section, please contact the ESMRMB Office at
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 ESMRMB Certificate of 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. Carles Arús and Prof. Ahmet Muhtesem Agildere have 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 Congress 2013 – Review & Picture Gallery
The ESMRMB Congress 2013 was once again a huge success with participants from 44 countries attending at the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toulouse/FR contributing to its success as well as celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

Visit the picture gallery and download some memories from the past meeting in Toulouse or take the quiz of the 30th Anniversary session!
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 ISMRM-ESMRMB Joint Meeting 2014
Enjoy superior MR education, cutting-edge technology & career-boosting networking opportunities at the ISMRM-ESMRMB Joint Meeting in Milan/ITALY, May 10-16, 2014.

The Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB is the largest meeting dedicated to promoting communication, research, development and applications in the field of magnetic resonance in medicine and biology, as well as providing an invaluable channel and facility for continuing education in the field. Join over 6,000 clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists and technologists from more than 70 countries around the world for the premier meeting in the MR global community.

Active ESMRMB Members benefit from reduced registration fees!

Make sure to register now!
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 ESMRMB educational programme – Preview 2014
The ESMRMB is proud to present its educational programme being offered to different target groups  in 2014:

School of MRI - education for physicians and technicians/radiographers
The School of MRI continues its programme in 2014 with 10 advanced clinical courses. The programme is already available on our homepage. Pre-registration is already available now!

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; 9 courses are planned in 2014.

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 2014 - 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!
 ESMRMB MAGMA - Journal News
2012 MAGMA special issues:
MR Thermometry“ with Robert Turner as Guest-editor (published in February 2012)
Arterial Spin Labelling 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)

Forthcoming MAGMA Special issue (first issue of 2014)!
X-nucleus magnetic resonance imaging’ with Lothar Schad and Simon Konstandin as Guest-Editors

Papers already available online on the Springer website: enter via the MyUser Area (access only for active members of ESMRMB with online journal access).
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 NEW ESMRMB Event Calendar
We proudly present our brand-new ESMRMB Event Calendar.

As the ESMRMB is eager to provide an all-embracing overview of events in the field of MR we want you to join and contribute! With this online tool, we offer you a platform to find courses, workshops and congresses of your interest and promote your events free of charge.
Be part of it and use our ESMRMB Event Calendar  just as you wish!
 Alliance for MRI
Successful conclusion of the ESR-driven Alliance for MRI

Earlier this year, the ESR-led Alliance for MRI successfully concluded its campaign to secure the future use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology and patient access in Europe. Launched in 2007, the Alliance for MRI brought together scientific societies, MEPs and patient groups to fight for adequate regulation of MRI.

Due to the Alliance for MRI’s relentless efforts the European Parliament finally approved the revised Directive on the protection of workers from electromagnetic fields including the demanded derogation for MRI, which was followed by an unanimous adoption by the Council in June this year.
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 ESR Leadership Institute
As an allied sciences society of the ESR we would like to inform you on the following:
The ESR Leadership Institute is for active ESR members who are willing to comment on the ongoing activities of their society. This body also serves as pool of committed ESR members not yet holding any office for potential future recruitment within the organs of the society.
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 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
ESMRMB wishes all members, colleagues and friends of the society Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to an exciting and successful year 2014.

If you have any questions, or require further information, please check out our website at and do not hesitate to contact us.
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 MR Enterprise section: Bracco
Recently MultiHance® (gadobenate dimeglumine) has received a formal indication for use in breast MRI; in fact, the U.K. Medicines and Health Care products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the use of MultiHance® in MRI of the breast in adult patients within a Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) that involves several European countries.
In the new prescribing information, MultiHance® is indicated for “MRI of the breast, for the detection of malignant lesions in patients where breast cancer is known or suspected on the basis of previous mammography or ultrasound results”.
Please also consult the full prescribing information; for more information, please read the Bracco Press Release.
 Please contact the ESMRMB Office in case you have any questions or require further details. All details on the ESMRMB activities can also be found online at!
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