A full programme has been announced for the first ESOR course on imaging biomarkers, which will be held on Wednesday, February 29 and is aimed at addressing the following subjects:
- What are biomarkers? Why is there so much interest on them?
- Paradigm shifting from morphology to quantifying function
- Advice on biomarker development – the actual process and at least one practical worked up example
- Short overview of some imaging biomarkers from US, CT, MRI and PET
- The multiparametric paradigm – combination is greater than the parts
- Bias analysis and clinical integration of the information given by the biomarker
- The different levels of evidence between imaging biomarker development for clinical use and medicines development
Moderated by well-known expert in biomarkers, Prof. Luis Marti-Bonmati, each topic will illustrate which ingredients are needed, how and when those should be used, and the evidence accumulated. Target audience are board-certified radiologists and residents in the 4th or 5th year of training, interested in functional imaging and biomarkers. More information is available on the website of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) at www.myesr.org.