Week in Review: Making bold career moves | Race begins for ESR presidency | New Danish cardiac CT study

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Leaving a safe and secure job in the latter part of your career and moving into a new field takes great courage and conviction. But when it pays off, the outcome must be hugely rewarding.

In August 2020, when the COVID pandemic was creating massive uncertainty and misery, Prof. Risteárd Ó Laoide left his job as a consultant radiologist in Dublin to head up the National Cancer Control Programme. He shared his experiences in a powerful plenary lecture at ECR 2023. Find out more in the Women's Imaging Community.

The race for the presidency of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) may not be quite as sensational and headline-grabbing as the 2024 battle for the U.S. White House, but the implications of the upcoming ESR elections are likely to be highly significant for radiology. For the first time, a candidate from a country located geographically outside of Europe -- Israel -- is standing for the post.

Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet has a global reputation in cardiac research. The Department of Cardiology has six professors, five associate professors, 30-35 doctoral fellows, and 20 master's degree students and 30 senior researchers, according to ERN GUARD-Heart. Its latest study is about coronary CT angiography. Learn more in our CT Community.

Another study that caught our attention this week is about the use of MRI in the follow-up of brain cancer patients. New Dutch research deserves a close look in the MRI Community.

Finally, we have a story from Sapienza University of Rome, one of the largest European universities by enrollment and one of the oldest in history, founded in 1303. Researchers from the facility have published their latest results about treating individuals with chronic sciatic pain.

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