Six dedicated EIBIR sessions will take place during ECR 2023 from March 1-4, 2023. We invite you to learn about and discuss our running and new research projects and explore further the current advancements and funding opportunities of the following topics: AI for health imaging; advances in cancer management, improving quality and safety in imaging and therapy; medical applications of ionising radiation; AI applications in radiation protection and many more!

Visit the EIBIR booth on level -2 to talk to us about funding opportunities for imaging research. We look forward to seeing you at ECR!

All project-related sessions will also be streamed online for free (*).


Paving the way for a European infrastructure for AI for health imaging*

March 1, 13:00-14:30 CET, Room D (level -2)

– Chairpersons’ introduction (Luis Martí-Bonmatí; Valencia/ES, Gabriel P. Krestin; Rotterdam/NL)
– EuCanImage project: towards a European cancer imaging platform for enhanced artificial intelligence in oncology (Martijn Starmans; Rotterdam/NL1)
– CHAIMELEON project (Ignacio Blanquer; Valencia/ES)
– Incisive project (Gianna Tsakou; Marousi/GR)
– PROCANCER-I project: AI modelling strategies with multi-centric data (Nikolaos Papanikolaou; Lisbon/PT)
– PRIMAGE project (Angel Alberich-Bayarri; Valencia/ES)
– EUCAIM project (Luis Martí-Bonmatí; Valencia/ES)
– Discussion

European efforts to improve quality and safety in imaging and therapy*

March 2, 10:30-11:30 CET, Room D (level -2)

– Chairperson’s introduction (Gabriel P. Krestin; Rotterdam/NL)
– i-Violin project (Christoph Hoeschen; Magdeburg/DE)
– SIMPLERAD project: study on the implementation of the Euratom and the EU legal bases with respect to the therapeutic uses of radiopharmaceuticals (Bernd Krause; Rostock/DE)
– AlternativesToGd project (Rachel Katz-Brull; Jerusalem/IL)
– EIBIR activities and upcoming opportunities (Katharina Krischak; Vienna/AT)
– Discussion

European Research Agenda for medical applications of ionising radiation: the EURAMED rocc-n-roll project*

March 3, 10:30-12:00 CET, Room D (level -2)

– Chairperson’s introduction (Guy Frija; Paris/FR)
– Medical radiation application research needs and radiation protection (Katrine Riklund; Umea/SE)
– Links between centres of excellence and research infrastructures for the field of medical applications of ionising radiation research (Jean-Michel Dolo; Gif sur Yvette/FR)
– Generating a framework for improved transfer of knowledge to industry and clinical routine (Riccardo Corridori; Brussels/BE)
– A consensus-based European Strategic Research Agenda for medical applications of ionising radiation (Christoph Hoeschen; Magdeburg/DE)
– Discussion

Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment: EIBIR projects*

March 4, 08:00-09:00 CET, Room D (level -2)

– Chairperson’s introduction (Regina G.H. Beets-Tan; Amsterdam/NL)
– Optical imaging for neuronavigation in brain tumour surgery: the HyperProbe project (Francesco Pavone; Florence/IT)
– Holistic and trustworthy AI evaluation in breast cancer imaging: the RadioVal project (Karim Lekadir; Barcelona/ES)
– A European swarm learning network for training of AI algorithms for breast cancer detection in MRI:  The ODELIA project (Daniel Truhn; Aachen/DE)
– European funding opportunities for oncology (Peter Gordebeke; Vienna/AT)
– Discussion

AI applications in radiation protection: the experience of the SINFONIA project*

March 5, 09:30-11:00 CET, Room D (level -2)

– Chairpersons’ introduction (John Damilakis; Iraklion/GR)
– Machine learning in CT dose estimation (John Damilakis; Iraklion/GR)
– Person and object tracking for real-time dosimetry of nuclear medicine personnel (Daniel Santiago Rondon; Mol/BE)
– AI-assisted learning in medical radiation protection (Jurgen Jacobs; Leuven/BE)
– Panel discussion: How can AI support radiation protection in clinical practice?

Funding the future of imaging: the ESR research seed grant

March 4, 08:00-09:00 CET, Foyer C

– Chairpersons’ introduction (Marion Smits; Rotterdam/NL,Gabriel P. Krestin; Rotterdam/NL)
– The brain age biomarker initiative in stroke (Martini Bretzner; Lille/FR)
– PI-QUAL and artificial intelligence: a pilot study to test a novel tool to assess the quality of multiparametric MRI of the prostate (Francesco Giganti; London/UK)
– Diffusion probabilistic models to reduce the use of contrast agent in breast MRI (Teresa Nolte; Aarchen/DE)
– Fetal MRI radiomics for machine learning-assisted lung maturation assessment and outcome prediction (Florian Prayer; Vienna/AT)
– Artificial intelligence for fracture detection in paediatric osteogenesis imperfecta (Susan Shelmerdine; London/UK)
– A convolutional neural network for automated segmentation of solid renal tumours on CT images (Johannes Uhlig; Göttingen/DE)
– Feasibility and pathophysiologic implications of endovascular portal vein arterialisation in a porcine model (Rene Michael Mathy; Heidelberg/DE)
– ICE STUDY – to detect cryoimmunologic response induced by ultrasound-guided cryoablation on early breast cancer: evaluation of specific local and circulating markers (Francesca Galati; Rome/IT)
– Safety and oncologic outcome of percutaneous cryo-ablation compared to partial nephrectomy for T1b RCC: a propensity score matching analysis (Elisabeth G. Klompenhouwer; Amsterdam/NL)
– Application of perinterventional computed tomographic perfusion imaging before and after intraarterial application of vasoactive substances during treatment of primary and secondary liver cancer with radioembolisation and chemoembolization (Christine March; Magdeburg/DE)
– Open forum discussion


How to register for open access sessions at the ECR

In order to access the open access sessions please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the session page on ESR Connect and select the session you would like to attend.
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  3. The session is now saved in your user menu under ‘My Courses’ which can be accessed via your user icon in the upper right corner.
  4. When the session starts, log-into your account and visit the session page, where the livestream will start automatically.