Dear Colleagues,

39th National Radiology Congress will be held between 6 – 11 November 2018 in Rixos Sungate Hotel and Convention Centre Kemer, Antalya by Turkish Society of Radiology. I am very happy to invite you to the congress on behalf of the scientific committee.

Our national congress is the most comprehensive organization among all of the scientific meetings held every year traditionally by the Turkish Society of Radiology and these congresses bring together all of the study groups and enable our colleagues to have a multidisciplinary look at Turkish Radiology as well as increase the knowledge and experience of our colleagues.

The Scientific Committee has determined two main topics for this year: “Incidental Lesions” & “Radiologic Follow Up”. Incidental lesions are serious problem for the radiologists, the physicians and the patients in daily practise due to increasing number of imaging and image resolution. What should we consider important – unimportant, which should we pursue or for which ones should we take more interventional procedures? Each unnecessary survey increases time, cost, and burden and stress level to the patient. For this reason, we want to discuss how these lesions we see in daily practice should be handled radiologically. For the second main topic, we want to discuss our road map to follow .

Besides the Abdomen Cross-Sectional Imaging Course”, “Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography Course” and “Cardiac Imaging Course”,  we also planned to organize a panel on “Radiation Safety”, which we think will be useful for our colleagues who work as radiation safety officers in our hospitals.

We have planned the sessions included the main issues of radiology together with the main topics, like we did every year considering about colleagues different levels of knowledge and interest in the congress. We also maintained Level 1 and Level 2 headlines by taking into account feedbacks from you. At Level 1, we placed more basic and general issues of radiology while we planned more detailed sessions that would be more relevant to our interested colleagues at level 2. This year for the first time we will have special sessions where we will discuss the latest innovations as well as current literature under the name of Level 3.  In addition, we will talk about the future and the rapidly changing world of radiology.  The congress has been planned as four full days. We will have an advantage in terms of time since accommodations will be organized only at the congress hotel and we will have the opportunity to have more sessions.

We will discuss the problems of research assistants and attending physicians at the “Among Us” session as in previous years.

“Case of the day”, “Film Reading Session” and other scientific and social events will continue to be enriched this year.

I am looking forward to meet you in TURKRAD2018.

Best Regards,

Murat DANACI, MD
Head of the 39th National Radiology Congress Scientific Committee President