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Prof Henry Kasozi

Prof Henry Kasozi

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Prof Henry Kasozi trained in medicine at Bezanson University, France, completing with an MD in 1972. He went on to train in Radiology at the universities of Glasgow and Bristol in the UK. He returned to Uganda in 1974, to be immediately recruited by Makerere University as Head and lecturer in the Department of Radiology. In 1982 Doctor Kasozi was promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Radiology having a year earlier started training Ugandan Doctors to the level of M. Med Radiology At Mulago. He had also, persuaded Makerere University to award, Diploma in Radiography then being offered by the school of Radiography. The Diploma was in 2002 upgraded to a BMR Degree offered at Makerere University Medical School.With colleagues, Professor Kasozi refurbished the Mulago Hospital X-ray. Department with new imaging equipments in 1981 shortly afterwards started training Ugandan radiologists at Mulago, introduced Mamography and Ultra-sound Imaging in 1988. He tirelessly worked on the creation of a Radio-therapy Unit in 1988, for which he was donated a STABILIPAN 2 machine by SIEMENS.

In the decade starting 1990, with Ugandan colleagues, Prof Kasozi founded the Uganda Society for Sonography (UGASON) and was one of the founder members of imaging professional societies in Uganda and East Africa namely; Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging (USOFARI) and Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI). He was nominated Presi-dent of these bodies. Many confer-ences of the above organizations took place in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and in 2001, Professor Kasozi, led a team of Ugandan Radiologists to a MASU conference in Florence Italy.

At that conference Professor Kasozi was named deputy President of Mediterranean and African Society of Ultrasound.

After building and heading Kadic Hospital Bukoto for 17 years, Profes-sor Kasozi retired and lives in Ntinda with his beloved Sayuni, surrounded by their seven Children and 18 Grandchildren. Professor Kasozi though retired continues to be the Principal of ECUREI, a degree awarding institution specializing in Diagnostic Imaging, Physiotherapy and Biomedical Engineering.

Email: kasozishenry@gmail.com

 

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Prof. Dr. Hadi Özer

Prof. Dr. Hadi Özer

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Prof. Dr. Hadi Özer, as the founder of Turkish US Society, could you summarise for us, the historical events that led to the foundation ?

My first experience with A-mode echoencephalography was at the Hospital of Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia. The indication was to explore why a calcifed pineal gland of a patient had shifted from midline. We also tested a prototype portable US machine, made by Smith-Kline company, to verify the shift of the pineal gland. The date was unforgettable; Nov. 23, 1963. That day President Kennedy was assassinated.

The first B-mode gray-scale US; articulated arm Picker’s Echo-view EDC machine with a 2.5 mHz transducer was installed in Prof. Herbert L. Abrams’ Radiology Department at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1970. As a member of staff, I witnessed this event and attended the lecture given by Dr. Hans Henrik Holm, who was visiting the department. Abdominal US studies had been started by my colleague Dr. Edward H. Smith.During the next 2 years I worked at the same department and learned the basics of US. In June 1972, I returned to Turkey. In 1974, in Ankara University Radiology Department, I used a Siemens machine to perform probably “the first abdominal US” in Turkey. The same year I became the Chairman of the Department of Radiology in Ege University.

I started to use a Picker US machine. Together with my colleague E. Alp Niron, who was educated in USA, we increased the patient numbers in US practice, and started to perform US-guided biopsies. Meanwhile our team also concentrated on imaging hydatid disease. Our studies on hydatid cyst classification were published in British Journal of Radiology in 1981, almost simultaneously with Gharbi’s famous paper. Early US studies done by radiologists and gastro-enterologists, led to a spreading interest in Turkey and many US machines from Siemens, Kretz, and Pie-Data were imported. In parallel with the huge interest, the need for US education was obvious and Turkish US Society (TUD) was founded in 1985, by 10 colleagues from different specialties.

 

 

What has changed since those times in the arena of ultrasound?

Starting from 1987, Turkish Ultrasound Society has organised US Congresses and has participated in scientific activities of MASU and EFSUMB. We have observed and witnessed a huge development in technology along with advancement of the applications of the anatomical and functional imaging.

What are your thoughts about the future of ultrasound in the world?

Many patients are now being “screened” with US either at the office, emergency room or at home. Multidisciplinary use of US necessitates that the learning of basics of US should start at Medical School, before residency. The advanced and comprehensive training should be given during the years of residency accordingly to the specialty chosen.

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Prof Dr. Giovanni Cerri,  WFUMB President 2006-2009

Prof Dr. Giovanni Cerri, WFUMB President 2006-2009

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How and when did you become involved in ultrasound?

I got interested in US during my Residence in Radiology in the HCFMUSP between 1977/1979. The use of US in Internal Medicine was just beginning, which was my interest at the time. After courses and trips, I introduced US in Internal Medicine in the hospital of the university and quickly this method was widely adopted.

Were there any particular people that influenced your work?

I would mention two people:Francis Weill, a great professor and humanist. He had a huge influence in my first years in ultrasonography.Barry Goldberg, also and great professor and researcher, who contributed a lot in a more mature phase of mine.The two of them became my friends and were also my predecessors in the presidency of the WFUMB.

What were your career highlights?

The foundation of the most important school in the formation of ultrassonographists of the country in the Radiology Institute of HCFMUSP, with the publication of countless papers and books that contributed to the formation of many physitians in Brazil and in other countries. As a remarkable example, I mention the professor Cristina Chammas, my great friend and exceptional professional. We worked together for many decades and now she’s the future president of the WFUMB.The presidency of the Radiological and Diagnostic Imaging Society of São Paulo (Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia), Brazilian College of Radiology (Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia), FLAUS, WFUMB and of the World Congress of the WFUMB in Sao Paulo are part of my history in Medical Societies.Dean of the School of Medicine, University of São Paulo and president of the Hospital das Clinicas Council for two terms and secretary of Health.

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What are your impressions of the ultrasound technology available today?

I had the opportunity of working with the first static US equipment and with the first real-time machine. The transformation of ultrassonography was shocking: the expansion of its appliances, the image quality, the Doppler, the 3D and 4D, the contrasts. The most recent tecnologies with transducers of the highest definition to small parts and the Doppler resolution showed that the technique remains in evolution.

Are you still involved with the ultrasound world ?

Totally involved in the University, in a more leading and mentoring position, of course. And performing ultrasound exams as much as the time and the administrative activities allowed. My mission is to help maintain in our Institute the quality of the education and of the infrastructure that allow us to keep molding amazing practitioners and leaders of the specialty.

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The 51st Annual Congress of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM 2020)

▪           Title: The 51st Annual Congress of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM 2020)

▪           Date: May 7 (Thu.) – 9 (Sat.), 2020

▪           Venue: COEX, Seoul, Korea

▪           Official Language: English

▪           Organized by: Local Organizing Committee of KSUM 2020

▪           Hosted by: Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine

▪           Website: http://2020.ksum.or.kr

▪           Important Dates:

–          Abstract Submission Due Date: March 16 (Mon.), 2020

–          Abstract Acceptance Notice: March 30 (Mon), 2020

–          Pre-registration Due Date: April 13 (Mon.), 2020

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December Case of the Month

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View the December Case below, answer the question and then click check >

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WFUMB Congress 2023

WFUMB Congress 2023

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WFUMB Congress 2023

11-14 February 2023 – SAVE THE DATE!
Muscat, Oman

 

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ASUM2020 – 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLD STANDARD

ASUM2020 – 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLD STANDARD

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ASUM is now heading towards our 50th year, back where it all began in Sydney.

We are hosting our ASUM2020 – 50th ANNIVERSAY GOLD STANDARD at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 30 October – 1 November 2020.

More information will follow …

 

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WFUMB Video of the Month October 2019

WFUMB Video of the Month October 2019

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Affiliation

Christoph F Dietrich. Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

Video and take home messages

The normal appendix is a wall layered blind-ending, tubular structure that arises from the variably located caecum. The normal appendix visualized without compression can be best seen within free fluid. The arrow indicates the orifice of the appendix.

Featured references

  • Atkinson NS, Bryant RV, Dong Y, Maaser C, Kucharzik T, Maconi G, Asthana AK, Dietrich CF. WFUMB Position Paper. Learning Gastrointestinal Ultrasound: Theory and Practice. Ultrasound Med Biol 2016;42:2732-2742.
  • Atkinson NSS, Bryant RV, Dong Y, Maaser C, Kucharzik T, Maconi G, Dietrich CF. How to perform gastrointestinal ultrasound: Anatomy and normal findings. World J Gastroenterol. 2017;23(38):6931-41.
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WFUMB Webinar Quiz

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WFUMB Webinar: Fatty Liver an emerging problem in clinical practice

Webinar Quiz: WFUMB Webinar on Fatty Liver an emerging problem in clinical practice

Please complete the following quiz to receive an additional CME Credit after the WEBINAR.

After completing all questions please complete the about yourself information to receive your personalised CME Credit(s) certificate.
Please make sure you input your correct email address to enable us to send it to you.

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WFUMB Video of the Month September 2019

WFUMB Video of the Month September 2019

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Affiliation

Christoph F Dietrich, Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim,

Video Captions

Benign neuroendocrine pancreatic neoplasia(pNET). B-mode (video 1) and contrast enhanced ultrasound using low mechanical index technique (video 2) are shown (Hitachi Ascendus).

Take Home Message

Endoscopic ultrasound is the method of choice to diagnose and exclude small pancreatic neoplasia. Due to the high spatial resolution provided by EUS small cystic and necrotic areas are easily identified. Typical endosonographic features of pNETs are hypoechogenicity and necrotic areas in B‑mode and arterial hyperenhancement after injection of ultrasound contrast agents.

Featured reference

  • Braden B, Jenssen C, D’Onofrio M, Hocke M, Will U, Moller K, Dietrich CF et al. B-mode and contrast-enhancement characteristics of small non-incidental neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors. Endosc Ultrasound. 2017;6(1):49-54.
  • Dietrich CF, Sahai AV, D’Onofrio M, Will U, Arcidiacono PG, Petrone MC, Hocke M, et al. Differential diagnosis of small solid pancreatic lesions. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;84:933-940

 

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Fiji WFUMB COE

Fiji WFUMB COE

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ABOUT COE FIJI

The Fiji COE was established in September 2019

COE FIJI TEAM

Co-Director: Raymond Keshwan, Head of Department of Medical Imaging Science, CMNHS, FNU, Fiji View Raymond's C.V. here
Co-Director: Komal Kritika Singh, Port Moresby General Hospital View Komal's C.V. here

COE COURSES

Coming Soon

COE FIJI REPORTS

All WFUMB COE's are required to provide yearly activity reports:
Coming soon.

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Philippines WFUMB COE

Philippines WFUMB COE

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ABOUT COE PHILIPPINES

The Philippines COE was established in September 2019

COE PHILIPPINES TEAM

Co-Director: Patria Cecilia C. Martinez.
For C.V. Click here

Co-Director: Bee Giok K. Tan-Sales, M.D., FPARM, FACSM, MBAH, CCD, RMSK
For C.V. Click here

COE UPCOMING EVENTS

An AFSUMB Endorsed, GE Supported, Pre-Convention Workshop and PSUCMI – USP Collaboration: Advances in Techniques in the Changing Landscape of Ultrasound Practice in the Philippines.
For full flyer >> Click here

COE PHILIPPINES REPORTS

All WFUMB COE's are required to provide yearly activity reports:
Coming soon.

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EUROSON 2020, Bergen

EUROSON 2020, Bergen

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Dear colleagues,

 

We cordially invite you to Euroson 2020 taking place in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and mountains of Norway. Bergen is a historic city
beautifully located along the western coastline with a pulsating harbor surrounded by 7 mountains.
The venue of the congress is Grieghallen, named after Norway’s famous composer Edvard Grieg, who was born and lived in Bergen. The congress is organized by the National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology and Norwegian Society for Diagnostic Ultrasound (NFUD), and this event will be NFUD’s 44th conference.

Euroson 2020 is arranged in collaboration with the Danish (DUDS) and Swedish (SFMU) ultrasound societies, and SonoScandinavia.

The preliminary program is now launched on the web: www.euroson2020.org. There are 140 invited speakers from all over the world who will present state-of-the-art lectures in 7 parallell sessions in the famous Grieghallen in downtown Bergen.

Submission of abstracts has started and we offer 100 euros in discount to all those who get an abstract accepted. There will be poster exhibition with speed poster presentations and prizes for best posters.

The up-to-date Brochure is available here >>

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WFUMB Video of the Month August 2019

WFUMB Video of the Month August 2019

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Affiliation

Christoph F Dietrich. Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

Video 1 and 2

The contrast enhancement of the heart and lung after intravenous injection follows certain anatomical rules. First the right atrium (video 1, RA), right ventricle (video 1, RV), pulmonary artery, lung parenchyma (video 2, LUNG) and pulmonary veins are enhancing followed by the left atrium (video 1, LA), left ventricle (video 1, LV), coronary arteries & myocardium (video 1, MYO), aorta (video 2, AORTA), bronchial arteries (BA) and the systemic vessels (video 2 including hepatic arteries, portal venous system and liver parenchyma). In other words the venous blood from the heart to the lung parenchyma is featured, which is mandatory for the gaseous exchange. Thereafter, the systemic arterial vascular system is enhancing. In the lung the analysis of the dual blood supply allows the differentiation of lung emboli (pulmonary artery vascular supply followed by pulmonary vein washout) and neoplasia (bronchial artery vascular supply followed by bronchial vein washout). In the liver the dual blood supply allows the differentiation of malignant and benign focal liver lesion. Herewith we demonstrate the contrast enhanced ultrasound enhancement step by step in real-time [1, see also EFSUMB Case of the Month “Amyloidosis”, www.efsumb.org].

Take Home Message

The videos demonstrate the contrast phases in the lung, heart, aorta, bronchial arteries and liver in real-time.

Featured reference

Dietrich CF, Averkiou M, Nielsen MB, Barr RG, Burns PN, Calliada F, et al. How to perform Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS). Ultrasound Int Open. 2018;4(1):E2-E15.

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WFUMB 2021, Timisoara

WFUMB 2021, Timisoara

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) are pleased to invite you to Timisoara, Romania for the 18th WFUMB Congress. This will be held from May 26-29, 2021 at Timisoara Convention Center, Str Marasesti nr 1-3, 300086, Timisoara, Timis, Romania.

The event web site is already up and running and you can Register now for this exciting event > https://wfumb2021.com/

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