Japanese radiologists show 'pearls'

September 1, 2005

Prof. Antonio Chiesa, president of this year's European Congress of Radiology, welcomes Prof. Takeo Ishigaki, Prof. Yutaka Imai, Prof. Osuma Matsui, Prof. Hiromu Mori, and Dr. Shinji Hirohashi to the Vienna congress. The conference featured a special "ECR meets Japan" session, in which an invited panel of Japanese radiologists discussed diagnostic imaging of early-stage gastrointestinal cancer. All speakers at the special session, dubbed "Oriental pearls in oncology imaging," were presented with a large red flower to wear. The flowers were chosen to match one presented to Chiesa when he spoke at a conference organized by the Japan Radiological Society. Having treasured the flower as a keepsake, Chiesa wore it again at ECR 2005 as a symbol of fraternity with the Japanese radiological community.

Prof. Antonio Chiesa, president of this year's European Congress of Radiology, welcomes Prof. Takeo Ishigaki, Prof. Yutaka Imai, Prof. Osuma Matsui, Prof. Hiromu Mori, and Dr. Shinji Hirohashi to the Vienna congress. The conference featured a special "ECR meets Japan" session, in which an invited panel of Japanese radiologists discussed diagnostic imaging of early-stage gastrointestinal cancer. All speakers at the special session, dubbed "Oriental pearls in oncology imaging," were presented with a large red flower to wear. The flowers were chosen to match one presented to Chiesa when he spoke at a conference organized by the Japan Radiological Society. Having treasured the flower as a keepsake, Chiesa wore it again at ECR 2005 as a symbol of fraternity with the Japanese radiological community.