6th ESMRMB-GREC Meeting
October 6, 2021, online
09:00 – 15:00
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance
The meeting is designed for scientists and consultants.
Alexander Radbruch (DE)
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 6th ESMRMB-GREC meeting, to be held online on October 6, 2021, the day before the ESMRMB Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 (October 7-9).
This meeting is designed as a unique context aimed at sharing ideas and data on MRI contrast agents research and possible gadolinium toxicity after the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). We believe that joint international efforts will remain essential to optimize diagnostic efficacy and improve patient safety in MR imaging. Moreover, in the last two editions the third mission of the working group has emerged with a dedicated session on the emissions of gadolinium into the environment.
This 6th GREC meeting will give updates on four main topics: improving image quality awareness of gadolinium contrast-enhanced imaging, updates on patient safety with scientific data from preclinical and clinical studies, updates on environmental safety, artificial intelligence applications for contrast-enhanced imaging.
GBCAs are a mainstay of clinical MR imaging in the real life. As a working group of experts with multidisciplinary background, we support the MR community with continuous education, information and scientific updates on the use and clinical applications of GBCAs.
Objectives: To be adapted according to speakers..
- To present state of the research on:
- gadolinium deposition and related GBCA toxicity issues
- Artificial Intelligence approaches in contrast-enhanced imaging
- Sustainable GBCA use and GBCA emissions in the environment
- To further develop and improve preclinical and clinical GBCA research
- To provide guidelines and recommendations on the use of GBCAs
Institutional Scientific Patronage from ESMRMB
Wednesdy, 06 October, 2021
Welcome and practical meeting issues
(Carlo C. Quattrocchi, IT)
Introduction by ESMRMB-GREC Chairs
(Aart Nederveen, NL)
Artificial intelligence apps for contrast-enhanced imaging
(Greg Zaharchuk, USA)
Discussant: Aart Neverveen, NL
Moderator: Alex Roviera-Cañellas, ES
Discussant: Silvio Aime, IT
The way toward enhancing the relaxivity of Gd(iii) complexes
(Eliana Gianolio, IT)
Feasibility of MR imaging of the brain g-lymphatic clearance pathway
(Carlo A.Mallio, IT)
Moderator: Olivier Clement, FR
Discussant: Aart J. van der Molen, NL
Gadolinium in the skin: clinical evidence beyond the brain
(Alexander Radbruch, DE)
Updates on gadolinium chelation treatment
(Miguel Ramalho, PT)
Safety assessment of intrathecal injections of GBCAs
(Greg A. Ringstad, NO)
Moderator: Uwe Karst, DE
Discussant: Gerard Stroomberg, NL
Threats of Gadolium to aquatic ecosystems – environmental concentrations and impacts to aquatic invertebrates
(Rosa Freitas, PT)
The hydra vulgaris assay to test teratogenicity of Gd in freshwaters
(Massimiliano Scalici, IT)
The role of macroalgae in the protection of Gadolinium impacts towards marine ecosystems – Mytilus galloprovincialis as an example
(Eduarda Pereira, PT)
Summary and Conclusions (Aart Nederveen, Carlo C. Quattrocchi)
Adjourn: See you at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB
GREC members and speakers meeting for a discussion on future activities, proposals of work together.
Liaisons with scientific societies for recommendations, clinical studies.
(Restricted access – not open to audience)