The 13th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology brings radiology experts to Taipei

May 28, 2010
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More than 300 speakers and over 2500 delegates met at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan, for the 13th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (AOCR 2010). Hosted by the Chinese Taipei Society of Radiology in cooperation with the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR) and featuring the theme, “Radiology -– the Core of Healthcare,” the Congress invited top leaders to present lectures on a diverse range of topics in radiology.

More than 300 speakers and over 2500 delegates met at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan, for the 13th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (AOCR 2010). Hosted by the Chinese Taipei Society of Radiology in cooperation with the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR) and featuring the theme, “Radiology -– the Core of Healthcare,” the Congress invited top leaders to present lectures on a diverse range of topics in radiology. The AOCR 2010 teamed up with the 2010 Meeting of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI 2010), which was held at the same venue just preceding the AOCR.

Chinese drums and lion dancing set the pace for the Opening Ceremony, which also included lectures by Prof. Anne G. Osborn from the University of Utah, Prof. Byung-Ihn Choi from Seoul University, Prof. Sugimura from Kobe University, and Prof. Pan-Chyr Yang from National Taiwan University. Also making an appearance at the ceremony were Prof. Hedvig Hricak and Prof. Christian Herold, presidents of the Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology, respectively.

Scientific sessions allowed experts in radiology from Asia-Oceania, Europe, and North America to give lectures on topics such as abdominal, breast, emergency, pediatric, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, head and neck, cardiovascular, and interventional radiology. These sessions were complemented by an impressive 680 paper submissions comprising 157 oral, 123 standing posters, 391 e-posters, and nine abstracts included only in the abstract book. Scientific Paper awards were given to the 10 most outstanding oral presentations and recipients included submissions from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Young Investigators’ Scholarship offered awards to 10 talented young radiologists from China, Korea, Malaysia, India, Singapore, and Taiwan. Detailed information regarding to the recipients of all awards are listed as follows:

Young Investigators’ Scholarship (YIS)

  • Yan Song, Cardiovascular, China, “The application of carotid plaque MRI in stent treatment decision for carotid atherosclerosis patients”

  • Zhi Wang, Neuroradiology, China, “Anatomical organization of the blind's brain: combined VBM and DTI analysis”

  • Jyotirmayi Velaga , Neuroradiology , India, “Hippocampal T2 relaxometry in temporal lobe epilepsy”

  • Ameya Jagdish Baxi , Neuroradiology , India , “Ultrasonographic findings in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and usefulness of resistive index and MRI for prognostication and outcome of mon-cystic periventricular leucomalacia in neonates”

  • Palle Lalitha, Musculoskeletal radiology, India, “Accuracy of peri-articular soft tissue measurement on the radiograph, in predicting acromio-clavicular joint degenerative arthritis – comparison with magnetic resonance imaging”

  • Min Jeong Choi, Pediatrics, Korea, “Novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in children: chest radiographic and CT evaluation”

  • Ahmad Razali, Interventional radiology, Malaysia, “Role of superselective embolization in the management of acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage”

  • Alsaif Hind Saif B, Abdominal radiology, Singapore, “CT demonstration of thrombophlebitis of hepatic veins and gas in abscess cavity-A characteristic of pyogenic liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae?”

  • Hsiu-Ling Chen, Abdominal radiology, Taiwan, “Outcome of left liver grafts in adult living donor liver transplantation: comparison with right liver grafts”

  • Chen-Hui Yang, Abdominal radiology, Taiwan, “Brunner’s gland hamartoma of the duodenum- CT and OTHER IMAGING manifestations”

Best Scientific Paper Award –Oral Presentation

  • Nai-Wen Hsu, Abdominal radiology, Taiwan, “Post-renal transplant hepatocellular carcinoma”

  • Chia-Ling Chiang, Musculoskeletal radiology, Taiwan, “Femoral retroversion mimicking gluteal muscular contracture”

  • Taiki Fukuda, Interventional Radiology, Japan, “The efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolisation for patients with severe blunt hepatic injury”

  • Ok-Hwa Kim, Pediatric Radiology, Korea, “An overview of the radiological features of metatropic dysplasia and spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, Kozlowski type: Presentation of a series of 28 patients”

  • Ran-Chou Chen, other, Taiwan, “Association of Hospital characteristics and diagnosis with repeat use of CT and MR imaging: A nationwide population-based study in an Asian country”

  • Chun-Jung Juan, Head and Neck Radiology, Taiwan, “Comparison of echoplanar and PROPELLER diffusion-weighted MRI for the assessment of ADC values of the salivary glands”

  • Li-Jen Wang, Genitourinary Radiology, Taiwan, “Imaging findings of urothelial carcinomas of the upper urinary tract on multidetector computed tomography urography in kidney-transplant patients”

  • Seitaro Oda, Chest Radiology, Japan, “Diffusion-weighted imaging for diagnosing solid mediastinal tumors: Assessment with apparent diffusion coefficient measurements”

  • Llewellyn Sim, Breast Radiology, Singapore, “Clinical use of elastographic parameters and ultrasound features in assessment of breast lesions – which is better?”

Best Scientific Paper Award –Standing Poster

  • Yicheng Ni, Experimental Radiology, Belgium, “Improving cancer treatability or curability via targeted radiotherapy mediated by small necrosis-avid molecules: a generalized approach?”

  • Masahiro Yanagawa, Chest Radiology, Japan, “Pulmonary CT using adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction: Evaluation of image quality on standard- and reduced-dose CT”

  • Hung-Wen Kao, Neuroradiology, Taiwan, “Agatston calcium score of the middle cerebral artery: Correlation with ischemic stroke”

  • Helen Ackland, Head and Neck Radiology, Australia, “Is cervical spine MRI indicated in alert, neurologically intact trauma patients with midline cervical tenderness and CT negative for acute injury?”

  • Lau Denise, Other, Singapore, “Gray-scale ultrasound artifacts – pearls or pitfalls?”

  • Eiji Takahashi, Computed Aids in Imaging Medicine, Japan, “Detection system for lung cancer and COPD based on multi-slice CT images”

  • Wan-Yuo Guo, Neuroradiology, Taiwan, “Priority approach of risky or less reactive components by embolization in multidisciplinary management of cerebral AVM”

  • Rathachai Kaewlai, Other, Thailand, “Acute adverse reactions to gadopentetate dimeglumine and gadobenate dimeglumine: experience with 32,659 injections”

  • Min-Fong Lin, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Taiwan, Collagen-PRP implantation in menisectomized knee in rabbits: regeneration assessed with quantitative MRI

  • Ping-Hong Lai, Neuroradiology, Taiwan, “Multi-layer sign on contrast-enhanced high-resolution susceptibility-weighted imaging in patients with brain abscesses: Initial experience”

Best Scientific Paper Award – E-Poster

  • Yu-Fang Lin, Abdominal Radiology, Taiwan, “Improve estimation of liver donor by injecting morphine before MRCP scan: Preliminary Experience”

  • Ching-Lan Wu, Abdominal Radiology, Taiwan, “Ability of detection renal artery stenosis using IFIR MRA versus contrast-enhanced MRA”

  • Suguru Kakite, Interventional Radiology, Japan, “Usefulness of administration of superparamagnetic iron oxide prior to radiofrequency liver ablation; early experience in miniature pigs”

  • Chao-Shiang Li, Cardiovascular Radiology, Taiwan, Pre-operative mapping of anterolateral thigh perforator flap using 64-detector raw computed tomography angiography

  • Haruhiko Machida, Head and Neck Radiology, Japan, “Comparison of radiation dose for sinonasal examination between multi-detector CT and digital tomosynthesis with flat-panel detector radiography”

  • Fumio Kotake, Genitourinary Radiology, Japan, “Chemical shift and diffusion-weighted MR imaging using apparent diffusion coefficient values of functioning and nonfunctioning adrenal adenomas”

  • Ling Ling Chan, Head and Neck Radiology, Singapore, 3D MR Volumetric Case Control Study: The Posterior Fossa CSF Space in Hemifacial Spasm

  • Yu Ching Lin, Genitourinary Radiology, Taiwan, “Differentiation of histolopathology pattern in uterine adenocarcinoma: Role of diffusion MR imaging at 3T”

  • Wei-Che Lin, Neuroradiology, Taiwan, “Analyses of white matter anatomy and tract-specific quantification by tract probability maps in carbon monoxide intoxication”

  • Mei-Yu Yeh, Experimental Radiology, Taiwan, “Variations in BOLD response latency estimated from event-related fMRI at 3T: Comparisons between gradient-echo and spin-echo”

Among the activities in the social program was the President’s Dinner, held at the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei, and the AOCR banquet and Taiwan Night at the Grand Hotel. During the latter ceremony, the AOSR honored two attendees with gold medals in recognition of their efforts. The first, Dr. Alexander R. Margulis from the U.S., received the medal to commemorate not only his cooperation with the AOSR and other international entities but also his contribution to radiology as a whole. The second, Dr. Sudarshan Aggarwal from India, was awarded the gold medal for his outstanding work in advancing radiology and in organizing the 1991 AOCR in New Dehli.

The successful efforts behind the AOCR 2010 were directed by the heads of the Organizing Committee: Yi-Hong Chou, M.D. (President of AOCR 2010), Wan-Yuo Guo, M.D. (Secretary General of AOCR 2010), and San-Kan Lee, M.D. (Chair of the Organizing Committee of AOCR 2010).

Since its foundation in 1971, the AOSR has promoted radiology education and aimed to improve interaction among the 25 member countries and municipalities in the Asia-Oceania region through the hosting of AOCR and other education programs and forums.

The 14th AOCR will be held in Sydney, Australia, from Aug. 29th to Sept. 2nd, 2012, and the AOSR encourages all participants with a background in radiology not to miss out.