Erratum to the August 2013 SAJR
| Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:56 |
Please note that the caption to Fig. 3b on page 103 of the August 2013 SAJR is incorrect. It should read:
Fig. 3b. Fetal MRI, coronal T2, in the same fetus, demonstrating enlarged echogenic kidneys. This finding in conjunction with the molar tooth sign is consistent with a diagnosis of the JSRD renal subtype.
The DOI number for the article concerned is <.">http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAJR.899>. The online text has been corrected.
The publishers of the SAJR apologise for this error.
News Flash: Schemes Administered by Providence Healthcare and Risk Managers
| Wednesday, 17 July 2013 08:39 |
Newflash : Schemes Administered by Providence Healthcare and Risk Managers Attached please find communication regarding some of the schemes administered by PROVIDENCE Healthcare and Risk Managers. Please pay special attention to the amalgamation between Minemed and Bestmed Medical Scheme. Provider Communication (178.38 kB)
News Flash : SORSA/RSSA 2013
| Friday, 28 June 2013 08:06 |
The deadline for early registration has been extended to Tuesday 16 July 2013. In addition , a one day registration category is now also available for RSSA members only. Please visit the website www.2013sorsarssa.co.za
| Wednesday, 19 June 2013 14:29 |
June '13 Issue of the SAJR
The June 2013 issue of the SAJR is now available online at www.sajr.org.za
All hard copy journals have been posted and should therefore be received shortly.
Enjoy this issue.
Promotion of ESR Corresponding Membership
| Wednesday, 19 June 2013 07:59 |
Further to the close association the RSSA has established with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) I wish to encourage all RSSA members, and particularly those in training, to take advantage of the free corresponding membership of the ESR by following the link below. The multiple benefits include:
- Reduced ECR fees
- Free online access to all ESR resources
- 2 scientific journals (European Radiology,Insights into Imaging)
- E-Learning tools (EURORAD, EPOS)
- ESR Self Assessment
- Exclusive option to participate in:
- European Diploma in Radiology: examination based on the ESR European Training Charter for Clinical Radiology
- All activities of the European School of Radiology (ESOR)
For more details, please see: http://www.myesr.org/cms/website.php?id=/en/membership/benefits.htm
| Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:51 |
The RSSA have recently performed a membership update to the website.
Should you experience difficulties logging into and accessing the member section of the website please contact Patricia Trietsch at our administration office on: 011 7944395 or via e-mail:
RSSA - Secretariat
ESR@Work Edition June 2013
| Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:00 |
ESR Community News
Introducing the new ESR President, Professor Guy Frija, and the new Executive Council members
ECR Today spoke to Professor Guy Frija at ECR 2013, who explained how the ESR should address the challenges raised by the explosion of ‘omics’ data and the advent of personalised medicine. Read the interview.
Professor Valentin Sinitsyn also spoke to ECR Today and shared his thoughts in an interview after becoming the new Congress Committee Chairman.
Five further positions within the ESR Executive Council have also recently been filled and the European Board of Radiology has gained a new Scientific Director. Meet them all here.
Update on European Affairs
Find out about the latest developments regarding the Alliance for MRI and the ESR’s involvement in the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, here.
ESR membership application
Application for ESR membership is open until August 28. Renew your membership or join now to take advantage of a whole host of great member benefits. Visit the ESR membership page.
ECR 2014 Abstract Submission opens soon!
Abstract submission for scientific papers and electronic posters (EPOSTM) will begin, as usual, on July 5. Submission of student abstracts will be possible from June 30. Keep an eye on myESR.org for further details.
Invest in the Youth
Application for the Invest in the Youth programme for ECR 2014 opens on July 5. The programme offers free ECR registration, hotel accommodation and public transport to successful applicants, who must be ESR members and submitters of an abstract. More details will be announced soon.
Publications and Statements
Organisation and practice of radiological ultrasound in Europe: a survey by the ESR Working Group on Ultrasound
Volume 4 (2013), published online May 29, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0257-5
Patient communication, confidentiality and consent: radiology policy and practice in Europe. A survey by the European Society of Radiology
Volume 4 (2013) Number 2 (Apr), p.153-156, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0236-x
ESR statement on the stepwise development of imaging biomarkers
Volume 4 (2013) Number 2 (Apr), p.147-152, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0220-5
ESR communication guidelines for radiologists
Volume 4 (2013) Number 2 (Apr), p.143-146, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0218-z
Results of Initial Low-Dose Computed Tomographic Screening for Lung Cancer
(published in the NEJM)
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) proved that screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) instead of chest radiography can reduce mortality rates from lung cancer, one of the biggest causes of cancer-related mortality. This article describes the screening process, diagnosis, and treatment results from the first round of screening within the NLST.
Cancer risk in 680,000 people exposed to computed tomography scans in childhood or adolescence: data linkage study of 11 million Australians
(published in the BMJ)
This cancer risk assessment in an Australian study cohort showed that overall cancer incidence was 24% higher for children and adolescents exposed to low dose ionising radiation from computed tomography (CT) than for patients who were not exposed. Australian Medicare records from 1985–2005 were analysed for this study, and although radiation doses from current CT scans are likely to be lower, a slight increase in cancer risk due to exposure is still possible.
Post-mortem MRI versus conventional autopsy in fetuses and children: a prospective validation study
(published in The Lancet)
400 cases were analysed to evaluate the use of post-mortem MRI as a possible alternative to conventional autopsy for the detection of major pathological lesions associated with death. MRI findings, alone or in combination with minimally invasive autopsy, prove to be roughly as accurate as conventional autopsy.
June will be an extremely busy month in terms of radiological meetings. The annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology takes place in Marbella, Spain, from June 13 to 15, followed by the 2nd annual meeting of the European Society of Emergency Radiology in Milan, Italy, on June 20 and 21, and the International EuroPACS Meeting on June 26–29 in Heidelberg, Germany. The month is rounded off by the OIC Oncologic Imaging Course in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on June 27–29. Highlights later in the year include the ESMRMB annual scientific meeting in Toulouse, France; the annual Management in Radiology meeting in Nice, France, and the 2nd European Symposium on Focused Ultrasound Therapy in Rome, Italy.
Selfmed Medical Scheme Press Release
| Friday, 10 May 2013 08:46 |
Please see the link below for Selfmed's press release 2013
Press Release 9 of 2013 Selfmed (24.25 kB)
HPCSA Media Release - Cautionary notice to healthcare practitioners
| Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:02 |
Attached and underneath, please find a media release on the cautionary notice the HPCSA issued today to all healthcare practitioners for your consideration.
HPCSA Media Release - cautionary notice (82.5 kB)
SAMA supports HPCSA in its Africa Health Conference stance
| Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:34 |
Correspondence received from SAMA - 19 April 2013:
Med-e-mail 19 April 2013 - Volume 08 No 221- SAMA supports HPCSA in its Africa Health Conference stance
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has welcomed this week’s statement by the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) distancing themselves from the upcoming Africa Health Exhibition and Conference based on the strong links the organizers have with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The reason is related to the ongoing “inhumane manner” in which the UAE authorities have handled the case of elderly South African paediatric oncologist, Prof Cyril Karabus.
The stance taken by the HPCSA, the association has noted, serves to reiterate the SAMA position to call for a boycott by doctors and all health professionals of not only working in the UAE but also to withdraw from all UAE-linked organizations or businesses.
“We have just returned from a World Medical Association (WMA) Council meeting in Bali where the WMA issued an advisory to all 102 member associations to warn their members of the risks and legal implications of working in the UAE in the light of the Prof Karabus experience,” SAMA chairperson, Dr Mzukisi Grootboom, said when commenting on the HPCSA stance.
“I am pleased that our stance has been strengthened by our regulatory body, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA), who also announced this week that they have decided to withdraw from the conference and exhibition – not wanting to ‘be associated with the travesty of justice as in this case’.
“We can only agree with these sentiments,” Dr Grootboom added, expressing the hope that Prof Karabus will be on his way home after the second appeal against the withdrawal of his manslaughter charges is heard in Abu Dhabi at month end.