The rapid technological development observed in the last three decades has led to the emergence of highly sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment capable of producing images that enable close morphological correlation with the macroscopy of anatomopathological studies. An example of this evolution is the high-resolution computed tomography technique, combined with volumetric acquisition through the multi-detector helical system applied to the study of the chest, particularly the lungs.
During these last years there has been a significant increase and the growing interest of the radiological community for the diagnostic image of the chest with stimulating the vocation of young professionals.
At the same time, there has been widespread dissemination of the specialty in courses, conferences and conferences, as well as a rich production of excellent publications in high-impact national and international magazines, studies developed by thoracic radiologists in all regions of our country that informally formed very cohesive group and aligned with the same ideals adding new participants each year. Thus, Brazilian thoracic radiology has gained international notoriety, which enables constant exchange with foreign societies of great prominence in this area.
Given this scenario we proposed the creation of a formal entity, linked to the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR), as a component of the Scientific Committee and with the fantasy brand called Brazilian Group of Thoracic Radiology (GBRT). The GRBT It will aim to integrate all radiologists interested in thoracic diseases and thus leverage the development of the specialty in Brazil and obtain institutional representation abroad.
On October 10, 2019, during the 48th Brazilian Congress of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR19), held in the city of Fortaleza (CE), the CBR represented by doctors Alair Sarmet Santos and Valdair Muglia, respectively chairman and director. Scientific Director of the College, informed the radiological community present in the room where the thorax program was being held, the creation of the GBRT which will have in its directive composition the doctors: Arthur Soares Souza Júnior (coordinator), Edson Marchiori (deputy coordinator) and Cesar A. de Araújo Neto (Secretary).
In due course, broad communication will be held on criteria for integrating those interested in chest radiology into the newly created GBRT.
Dr. Arthur Soares Souza Júnior