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9-12 Oct 2013: 69th Korean
Congress of Radiology and Annual Delegate Meeting of The Korean Society
of Radiology (KCR2013): Active Collaboration: The Ultimate Future of
Radiology. Coex Seoul, South Korea
radiologists (less than 40 years of age)
8 -11 June 2013 -3rd
World Congress of Thoracic Imaging (WCTI 2013), COEX, Seoul, South Korea
Precongress course for young radiologist is a feature as well as the Young
Investigators’ Scholarship for accepted scientific abstracts is USD500 &
reimbursed on site. Attractive Cash Prizes for Best Scientific Presentations
& Exhibition Awards.
Member Details Update - Please update the College of Radiology Secretariat with your latest contact details, so that information can be sent to you more efficiently via email!
From The President's Desk - Click here to read the message from the President.
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Cardiac Computed Tomography Workshop, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak -
11-12 May 2013
The Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan was
the venue for a clinical cardiac computed tomography (CT) workshop over
the 11-12th May 2013 weekend. Participants were from
Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia and comprised radiologists,
cardiologists and radiographers/radiologic technicians. Dr Cham Yee Ling
was the coordinator of the workshop organized by the Cardiology
Department of the SGH Heart Centre.
AOSR Council Meets in Yokohama at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Japan
Radiological Society, Japan -11-14th April 2013
“Creation, Innovation and Globalization” was the theme of the 72nd
Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society (JRS), held at Pacifico
Yokohama, Japan from the 11th to 14th April 2013. There were sessions in
English and even presentations in Japanese had English slides so that
all could participate in the proceedings. A CT colonography training
course was also held. The JRS also hosted the Asian Oceanian Society of
Radiology Council, Finance and Constitution Committee meetings.
4th Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan –
22-24 Mar 2013
“Personalised Medicine in Abdominal Radiology” was the theme of the 4th
Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology (ACAR 2013) held in the Kaohsiung
Medical University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. There were plenary lectures,
special focus sessions, refresher courses, scientific sessions, image
interpretation sessions as well as the scientific exhibition and
luncheon symposia. The scientific programme was indeed excellent as were
the social programmes. The Chinese Taipei Society of Radiology Banquet
on 23 March 2013 was indeed a spectacular event with a flamboyant
backdrop of lights. Delegates were entertained with special performances
from classical string music to modern dance.
Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology (AAR), Bangkok, Thailand
– 21-23 Mar 2013
The 16th Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology Incorporating
the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Radiologists
of Thailand and the Radiological Society of Thailand has just concluded
and I would say it was a resounding success. A total of 1200
participants registered with local participants making up the most at
850. 26 participants were from Malaysia. The Congress was hosted by the
Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand (RCRT) and the Radiological
Society of Thailand (RST), and held from 21st-23rd March 2013 at Centara
Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand.
to Interpret MR Images of Rectal Cancer: Coloproctology 2013 Post
Congress MRI Workshop, Kuala Lumpur – 17 March 2013
The Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons recently organised
Coloproctology 2013 from 14-16 March 2013 at Shangri La Hotel, Kuala
Lumpur. The College of Radiology participated in support of the Post
Congress MRI Workshop, conducted by Prof Regina Beets-Tan, Professor of
Oncologic Imaging at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. A
total of 60 radiologists and surgeons attended the workshop held on a
Sunday morning. The interactive online learning session was followed by
a Q & A session. The feedback was very positive with both radiologists
and surgeons fostering a better understanding of each other’s roles in
the team approach to patient care.
Memory of Dr Albert Lim & Dato’ Dr K. Kulaveerasingam –
11 Mar 2013
The College of Radiology (CoR) is sad to announce the recent passing of
Dr Albert Kok-Hooi Lim (3 June 1952 - 8 March 2013) and Dato’ Dr K.
Kulaveerasingam (28 June 1930 - 10 March 2013).
Dato’ Dr K.
Kulaveerasingam was one of our professional body’s
founding father and a Past President as well a Past President of the
Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology.
Albert Lim was once Head and Senior Consultant of the Institute of
Radiotherapy and Oncology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and a Vice President of
our College of Radiology (then, known as Malaysian Radiological
The CoR extends
their deepest condolences to the families of both Dr Albert Lim and Dato’
out from behind the curtain and put a face on the radiologist”, Chicago,
USA – 25 Nov
Dr George Bisset III, RSNA President speaks at the Opening Session of
the 2012 RSNA Meeting, emphasising the meeting's theme which was echoed
by colleagues in sessions that followed.
Resnick Wows All In The “Internal Derangements of Joints – Advanced and
Intensive MR Imaging Course”, Kuala Lumpur – 8-11 Nov
Donald L. Resnick, often referred to as the “father of present-day
musculoskeletal radiology” was the programme director and main speaker
for the recently concluded 2nd Annual Asian MRI Course on Internal
Derangement of Joints: Advanced and Intensive MR Imaging Course. The
hall was packed with some 240 participants of which, about 70% were from
Celebrate International Day of Radiology (IDoR) – 8 Nov 2012
The European Society of Radiology (ESR), the American College of
Radiology (ACR), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
celebrate the first annual International Day of Radiology along with
other radiological societies from the world over. The College of
Radiology in Malaysia also supports this initiative to increase
awareness of the value of radiology in safe patient care, and improving
the understanding of the vital role of radiologists in the healthcare
The initial International Day of Radiology will be held on November 8,
the day Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-rays in 1895. Oncologic
imaging has been chosen as the main theme of the day, to reflect how
important radiology is in ALL stages of cancer management from early
detection to prevention to treatment monitoring.
Breast Seminar, Kota Bharu, Kelantan – 28-30 Sep 2012
The College of Radiology extended its continuous education on Breast
Seminar to the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia in 2012. The seminar was
held at the Grand Riverview Hotel in Kota Bharu. A total of 200
participants attended this seminar. The scientific programme included
Malpractice Issues, Client Charter and Risk Management in Mammography as
well as Tomosynthesis. The hands-on radiographers’ workshops were held
in two local hospitals.
Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Creates Worldwide
Awareness for Hospis Malaysia’s Palliative Care Mission, Kuala Lumpur –
13 Sep 2012 Their
Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge created an important
milestone for Hospis Malaysia when they visited the institution in
conjunction with their Official Visit to Malaysia. Their Royal
Highnesses witnessed the launch of the National Paediatric Palliative
Care Initiative by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dato’ Seri Liow
Tiong Lai. The visit also marked the forging of relations between Hospis
Malaysia and the East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH), for which the
Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron. The Duchess of Cambridge also
gave her first overseas speech during the visit!
and Sound: Radiology in the 21st Century – The 14th Asian Oceanian
Congress of Radiology, Sydney, Australia – 30 Aug-2 Sep 2012 It has been 40 odd years since the Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology
(AOCR) was organised and held in Australia. The first AOCR was held in
Melbourne in 1971! The 14th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology
combined with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of
Radiologists (RANZCR) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting was held in the
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia from 30 August to 2
September 2012. The Welcome and Opening Ceremony was graced by The
Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP, Australian Federal Minister for Health.
During the Gala Dinner, retiring AOSR President Prof Byung Ihn Choi
handed over the President’s Chain to Prof Kazuro Sugimura, the new AOSR
President for 2012-2014. Read more here
EIT Breast –A painless way for early detection of breast cancer? Scientists/medical physicists are in the process of conducting clinical studies to solve quite a few issues regarding the use of impedance measurements in the breasts. What is EIT? Can it be used to detect early breast cancer?
How Safe is Radiofrequency? It is time to find out what RF can do FOR rather than TO people! Radiology Malaysia conducts an online with Prof C-K Chou, PhD, a multiple award-winning scientist and currently Motorola Chief EME Scientist, and the Director of Corporate EME Research Laboratory, responsible for RF product safety.
Is Maintaining Hope in the Face of Despair Possible? Hope cannot exist without despair and vice versa. How can one therefore re-ignite hope when all seems pointless or death and suffering seems imminent?
One-On-One with Prof Dr John R. Cameron: His Mission - Making a Difference to Society! Prof Dr John R. Cameron, a medical physicist who has devoted his life to the application of physics in the medical world.
Tobacco Atlas 4th Edition:
This video below sheds light on the global tobacco burden and
tactics employed by the tobacco industry to market their products.
Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world.
The video, developed by the American Cancer Society and World Lung
Foundation, highlights data from The
4th Edition a joint publication by both organisations.
Today, the Atlas is also available
in a new mobile application, which automatically launches when you visit
on your mobile web browser.
n Radiation & Oncology Section
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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) – the ultimate in imaging? PET, despite opening doors to information previously unknown has limitations.
15 Nov 2011: The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Paediatric Imaging and the Society for Nuclear Medicine’s joint campaign “Go with the Guidelines” launched. This is dedicated to radiation protection for children during nuclear medicine procedures. Get the North American Consensus Guidelines here.
14 Feb 2011: Pause and Pulse - Phase 4 of the Image Gently Campaign focuses on diagnostic fluoroscopic procedures. www.imagegently.org
Check it out now for materials with regard justification for procedures, selection of the appropriate examination, using techniques to reduce dose during x-rays and pulsing the x-ray in fluoroscopy as dose-saving measures.
If you are a CoR member, you have been granted free corresponding membership to the ESR. The CoR submits a list of the membership to the ESR periodically to enable them to register you as a corresponding member for free. Please inform us if you have not been contacted by the ESR or have just joined as a CoR member.
The benefits of ESR membership are as follows:
-free electronic access to European Radiology - free electronic access to EURORAD - free electronic access to EPOS™, the Electronic Presentation Online System - free electronic access to eECR - free electronic access to EDIPS Download, ECR's Digital Preview System - all activities of the European School of Radiology (ESOR) are offered exclusively to members of the ESR - free access to the online job forum
EDIPS Download is part of ECR’s Digital Preview System. It enables you to view and download Microsoft® Office PowerPoint Presentations of lectures from ECR 2006 to date, throughout the year. As an ESR member, enjoy browsing for free through 4,058 presentations covering a wide variety of radiological topics, and provided by the most esteemed scientists from all over the world.
International Society of Radiology Imaging of Tropical Diseases DVD
This book developed into DVD form has been made available by its authors (Philip Palmer and Maurice Reeder) and publisher (Springer) free of charge to members of the ISR. If you are a CoR member, access this DVD at www.isradiology.org
Other Resources Available from the International Society of Radiology (ISR): 1. GoRad: Monthly Compendium of practice-related articles selected from 16 leading radiology journals 2. Virtual Congress 3.Other educational contents and reference materials
The BIIJ is a new peer-reviewed open access e journal. It is a multidisciplinary journal covering imaging, nuclear medicine, RT, informatics, molecular imaging, medical physics, biomedical engineering etc. Contributions are welcome and strongly encouraged.
IAEA Calls for Enhanced Radiation Protection of Patients
Advances in medical imaging techniques are allowing doctors to detect hidden diseases and make ever more accurate diagnoses. But radiation safety experts at the IAEA say that overuse of high-tech scanning procedures may unnecessarily expose patients to increased radiation levels. Click here for video
For information about the Safe Use of ionising radiation for patients and health professionals, go to: http://rpop.iaea.org
QA in Mammo: CoR Survey in Malaysia
Quality assurance is crucial in Radiology and particularly so in mammography where poor quality films can mean a higher miss rate for breast cancers. The results of the CoR’s survey of QA in Mammography in Malaysia can be viewed in a poster that summarises the salient points.
The Art of Being Breast Aware: It is Everyone’s Business to be Breast Aware: This is a handy book to learn the basics of being breast aware. This 2nd edition (2009) has updates to relevant sections and a new chapter. Contact the College of Radiology Secretariat for a copy of the book. The book is also available at the Breast Cancer Welfare Association.