The School of
Clinical Radiology (SCR), second congress 1-2nd
of November in St. Petersburg was held by the
Treatment Centre of the International Institute of
Biological Systems named after Dr. Sergey Berezin
located in St.
Petersburg, Russia. A total of 120 mainly young Russian
radiologists from all over the country attended this two-day
meeting in which a combined national and international
faculty covered topics from the whole body and reported on
new developments in clinical MRI. Participating ISMRM
speakers included Jelle Barentsz, Marco Essig, Thomas Grist,
Stefan Sammet, Siegfried Trattnig and Patrik Zamecnik.
The main focus of the first day was on oncologic imaging
with lectures from Russia, the Netherlands and Germany.
Speakers from Moscow and different institutions in St.
Petersburg reported and strategies in oncologic imaging
including treatment planning and follow-up studies. The
lectures that were simultaneously translated covered the
main oncologic tumors like breast, prostate, lung and brain.
A fruitful discussion concluded each session and the young,
often not very experienced audience war actively
The second day covered the radiological diagnosis of the
lung and cardiovascular system and the newest tendencies in
clinical radiology included hybrid imaging and MRI guided
focused ultrasound. Tom Grist, president of the ISMRM gave
his insights into the newest trends in MRI and cardiac
In the new trend session the focus was on hybrid imaging,
theragnostics and advanced in functional brain imaging