ESSR Webinars

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The ESSR live webinars are designed for radiologists and residents in radiology with an interest in musculoskeletal imaging. Other healthcare professionals are also welcomed.
Beside selected open access videos, past webinars can be viewed at the members’ area of the ESSR homepage.

The aim is to promote the society’s mission in education and research of the imaging of musculoskeletal diseases with a focus on the European tradition of problem solving in this field. New knowledge should be brought from science into clinical practice.

The webinars contain interactive lectures given by opinion leaders in their field, clinical case vignettes, live discussions, and practice tips. Presentations are optimized for micro e-learning, i. e. for the comfortable use with mobile devices. The learning objectives are oriented on the requirements of the ESSR Diploma and the musculoskeletal part of the ESR board examination.

Webinar places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. Each webinar will last approximately 60 minutes and consists of a mixture of case presentations, a formal lecture and multiple choice questions with an opportunity for discussion at the end.
The webinar will be available offline after the online presentation (ESSR MyUserArea > Educational Material).

Live Webinars 2019

MSK Ultrasound

Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET (new date!)
Speaker: Prof. Carlo Martinoli, Genoa/IT
Moderation: Dr. Maria Tzalonikou, Consultant Radiologist, Athens/GR
Case Presentation: tba
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Sports Imaging: Imaging athletic groin pain

Time: Monday, April 8, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Dr. Philip Robinson, Leeds/UK
Moderation: Dr. Maria Tzalonikou, Consultant Radiologist, Athens/GR
Case Presentation: Dr Hardi Madani, Leeds/UK

•    Describe Anterior Pelvis Anatomy relevant to Athletic groin pain.
•    Define Imaging Findings for acute injury.
•    List and compare proposed Injury Processes and terminology for longstanding pain.
•    Define MRI and Ultrasound Imaging Findings and Significance in
–    Symptomatic v Asymptomatic athletes
–    Athletes v non-Athletes

Anatomically and functionally the anterior pelvis is extremely complex with considerable reactive forces acting through a number of mobile and fixed articulations, muscle groups, aponeuroses and ligaments. The pelvis contains the centre of gravity of the body and acts as the fulcrum for all athletic movement.
In acute athletic groin pain ultrasound is the initial technique of choice for diagnosing and grading muscle and tendon injuries. MR imaging can be used to confirm low grade injuries or where the field of view for ultrasound is limited (eg in athletes with a large muscle bulk).
The situation in insidious longstanding athletic groin pain is more controversial with a number of aetiologies described. Although not exclusive to soccer (eg ice hockey, rugby and Australian Rules football) it has certainly been described more frequently in soccer players and is a significant problem estimated to comprise at least 18% of chronic soccer related injuries. The increased incidence in sports that require constant changing direction, cutting-in and kicking, may relate to chronic shearing forces when the player is in single stance.
It is thought this process develops with initial low grade injury to the symphysis and parasymphyseal soft tissue (including the inguinal canal). Different clinical authors have focused on the symphysis pubis joint/capsule, the adductor longus enthesis, pubic subchondral stress fractures, abdominal muscle abnormalities as well as inguinal muscular and aponeurotic tears. There is also confusion over clinical terminology with osteitis pubis and sportsman’s hernia encompassing many different potential conditions for different clinicians.
MRI is the technique of choice for assessing these athletes and the most consistent imaging findings relate to the pubic bones and the adjacent soft tissue capsule/aponeurotic junction.
This webinar will review the anatomy, injury processes and the specificity of imaging findings in this complex area.

This webinar is endorsed by the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists
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Spinal Imaging

Time: Monday, May 13, 2019 | 18:00-19:00 CET
Speaker: Dr. Victor Cassar-Pullicino, Oswestry/UK
Moderation: tba


ESOI/ESSR Young Radiologists Join Webinar
Imaging and response assessment of multiple myeloma

Time: Monday, May 20, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Munich/DE
Moderation: ESOI, tba

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MRI of the pediatric knee

Time: Monday, January 14, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lennart Jans, Ghent/BE
Case Presentation: Dr. Bert Degrieck, Ghent/BE
Moderation: Dr. Maria Tzalonikou, Consultant Radiologist, Athens/GR

Musculoskeletal injury in children is common and can lead to lifelong disability. The knee joint is often involved in sports-related as well as in non traumatic pathological conditions in children and adolescents. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the imaging investigation of choice due to the absence of radiation, multiplanar imaging options, high image resolution and superb soft tissue contrast. MRI visualizes the cartilaginous ends of growing bones, bone marrow and supporting soft tissue structures making it ideally suited for evaluation of bone and cartilage injury and the complicating growth disturbance in young patients. Although several of the injuries in the paediatric knee occur in adults as well, the paediatric knee is also subject to unique developmental and pathological processes which may be related to the presence of unfused physes. Musculoskeletal lesions can be the first manifestation of systemic disease. Also, there are normal findings of the growing and developing femoral condyle such as ossification variants that are not seen in the adult population and should be differentiated from pathology. The aim of this presentation is to familiarize the reader with the MR imaging features of the wide variety of lesions that may result in damage to the cartilage and bone in the paediatric knee.

Learning objectives:
– To recognize the normal MRI appearance and normal variants of the maturing knee.
– To review the types of knee injury that are unique to the pediatric population.
– To get familiar with typical MRI features of knee injury in children.

endorsed by the Royal Belgian Radiology Society
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Past Webinars 2018

Webinar Recordings are available in your ESSR MyUserArea

Title: “Imaging of early arthritis – new frontiers for multimodality imaging”
Time: Monday, May 7, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Franz Kainberger, Vienna/AT
Case Presentation: Dr. Omar Albtoush, Tübingen/DE
Moderation: Dr. Danoob Dalili, London/UK
Webinar endorsed by Österreichischen Röntgengesellschaft, Arbeitsgruppe Muskuloskeletale Radiologie

Title: “Imaging of osteoporosis and body composition – new techniques, new diseases”
Time: Monday, October 8, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Speaker: Prof. Giuseppe Guglielmi, Foggia/IT
Case Presentation: Dr. Carmelo Messina, Milan/IT
Moderation: Dr. Danoob Dalili, London/UK
Webinar endorsed by SIRM – Radiologia Muscolo-Scheletrica

Title: “Imaging of the tendons and ligaments of the ankle”
Time: Monday, November 12, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Dr. Eva Llopis, Valencia/ES
Case Presentation: Dr. Alexys Perez, Consorci Hospitalary Terrassa/ES
SERME Introduction: Dr. Maria José Ereño Ealo, Galdacano/ES
Moderation: Dr. Danoob Dalili, London/UK
Webinar endorsed by SERME – Sociedad Española de Radiología Musculoesquelética

Title: “Lumps and bumps of the soft tissue – how to differentiate benign from malignant lesions?”
Time: Monday, December 10, 2018 | 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. Filip Vanhoenacker, Antwerp-Mechelen-Ghent/BE
Case Presentation: D. Julie Desimpel Antwerp/BE
Introduction on behalf of the Belgian Society of Radiology: Prof. dr. Geert Villeirs, Ghent/BE
Moderation: Dr. Danoob Dalili, London/UK
Webinar endorsed by Belgian Society of Radiology

Programme Directors

Webinar Program Director: M. Tzalonikou (GR)
Co-Director: M. Adriaensen (NL), Danoob Dalili (UK)

supported by the ESSR Educational Committee, the ESSR Young Club, and the ESSR Subcommittees



Accreditation in progress for the ESSR Diploma.
CME Accreditation to be defined.