Brazilian Radiology is featured in RSNA through CBR activities
CBR was present at the biggest international event in Radiology, the 105th edition of the annual meeting of the Society of Radiology of North America (RSNA), which took place between November 30th and December 6th, in Chicago, United States. With an extensive schedule, including numerous meetings and strategic encounters with other medical societies, the College reaffirmed its role as a representative of Brazilian Radiology at the international level. Brazil had the sixth largest delegation at RSNA 2019. Of the radiologists registered until December 2nd, the largest delegations were: USA (14,089), Canada (1,028), United Kingdom (954), France (837), Japan (689) , Brazil (664) and China (558).
Check out the main highlights of our participation:
CBR and Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM)
The meeting, held during the first day of the event, was marked by the alignment of interests for cooperation between the two entities in the field of education. Another activity involving the institutions was a lecture given by Dr. Manoel Rocha, former president of the College, for SERAM with the theme “The use of social networks by CBR”, in which he addressed the various initiatives of CBR in this area, such as the success of Workplace, which currently has more than 8 thousand radiologists sharing cases, doubts and experiences. He also spoke about the CBR website now in 3 languages (Portuguese, Spanish and English), among other actions.
European Society for Imaging Oncology (ESOI)
A meeting was held between board members, culminating in an inter-institutional partnership.
Japanese Society of Radiology (SJR)
With SJR, which is already a partner, a meeting was held to discuss future actions.
British Institute of Radiology (BIR)
Continuing the actions in partnership with the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), CBR associates will have access to BIR courses, especially the recently launched one on PET-CT. The College continues to strengthen relations in the educational and radiological protection areas, in a joint effort with the CBR Radiological Protection Commission. For the College, doctors Alair Sarmet Santos, president, Valdair Muglia, scientific director, Luiz Ronan Marquez Ferreira de Souza, vice president Southeast, and Jorge Elias, from the Hepatology Commission, were present at this alignment meeting.
Image Gently and Eurosafe
CBR and board members met with Image Gently President Dr. Donald Frush. On the occasion, in addition to reinforcing the College's support to the worldwide organization that aims to improve safety in the performance of imaging tests in pediatrics, Dr. Frush a copy of the summarized version of the “Profile of the Radiologist Physician”, material released earlier this year by the CBR and available free of charge on its website, with all data on the specialty. A meeting was also held with Eurosafe, reaffirming CBR's important support for the initiative and further highlighting the important role of CBR and these entities in projects focused on Radiological Protection.
Argentine Federation of Associations of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiant Therapy (FAARDIT)
Continuing with the partnership already established at the beginning of 2019, a meeting with FAARDIT during RSNA determined the next actions to be put into practice, such as activities that add to the annual congresses of both societies, nominating Brazilian professors for CADI20 ( Argentine Congress of Diagnostics by Images), classes in Spanish at CBR20 and exchange of promotional materials.
2019 International Trends Session
The CBR, represented by its president, Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos, and his second secretary, Dr. Maria de Fátima Aragão, participated in the "2019 International Trends Session" during the second day of RSNA19. On the occasion, Dr. Henrique Carrete Jr., President of CIR and former President of CBR, gave a presentation on the Role of Teleradiology.
Colombian Association of Radiology (ACR)
The Drs. Alair Sarmet Santos, President of CBR, Dr. Valdair Muglia, scientific director, and Dr. Maria de Fátima Aragão, second secretary, met with representatives of the ACR and signed yet another important agreement, further extending the network of international partners of the CBR.
Padi and its results
The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Program (PADI) had its results presented during the event that brought together physicians and specialists in the area from more than 130 countries and from world-renowned health centers. The presentation was given by Dr. Adriano Tachibana, member of the CBR Accreditation Commission.
Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM)
CBR participated in the DICOM Committee at RSNA19 on Thursday (5), being represented by the chairman, Dr. Alair Sarmet Santos, and by the scientific director, Dr. Valdair Muglia. The College is a participating and active member of this committee, representing Brazil, which has several working groups.
Brazilians featured at RSNA 2019
Several Brazilian radiologists actively participated in the last RSNA through moderation in scientific sessions, hands-on and even oral presentations of original work. One of the highlights was Dr. Pedro Daltro, who held a lecture for about 1500 people during the event. It was a presentation with interactive audience participation in cases of pediatric abdomen, with excellent repercussions.