EuSoMII Annual Meeting 2018 6-Fold growth of the society

On November 3rd, EuSoMII organised its 2018 Annual Meeting in Rotterdam (NL), which was attended by more than 150 participants. The EuSoMII board made a tremendous work of composing an excellent program.

Following to the success of EuSoMII Academy 2017, the meeting venue was located at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. Gabriel Krestin and Wiro Niessen provided an unparalleled support for the meeting and the society.

We enjoyed our lasting collaboration with the SIIM, that was represented by the keynote lecturers Raymond Geis and Marc Kohli.

The sponsors of the EuSoMII annual meeting were Bracco, Philips, Sectra and TeraRecon. A special track for AI-startups attracted several AI-companies such as Aidence, Contextflow, Oxipit, Quantib, and Quibim.

In the first part of the morning a general overview of AIMI developments was provided. Raym Geis prudently outlined possible business models of the future, such as “Amazon Radiology”, “Google Radiology”, “Walmart Radiology”, whereas Marc Kohli focused on the ethical issues related to the implementation of AI-tools in radiology.

The intense AI-startup pitches in the second part of the morning were followed by a plethora of blitz- and cross-questions, discussion  and a voting. The questions came from a critical jury, which was a combination of radiologists, clinical physicists and imaging informaticians. The winner took a 1000 EUR prize. This session was organized with the support of MedicalPHIT, an IT-consultancy company.

In the following scientific session 7 researches  were able to present their work,  raising a lot of interesting questions from the audience. A lively interaction between the audience and speakers is quite a typical feature of all EuSoMII events.

In the next session on “AIMI use cases” Prof. Prokop pointed out that research demonstrated that on the average radiologists achieve a reading accuracy of  85% and “radiographer+CAD” 93%. Although this case has a limited generalizability, the trend is obvious.

Professor Bram van Ginneken referred to his recent paper overviewing 50 years of computer analysis of chest imaging, emphasizing that from the practical point of view nothing has really changed yet. He also stressed a current  waterfall of AI publications. From research performed at his department on the amount of data needed for training of algorithms, it could be concluded that increasing the amount of input data from 20k to 200k studies only results in a minimal improvement of the  accuracy of those algorithms.

In general AI is able to reduce the ineffective radiologist’s time with 30 minutes per day, which  according to Contextflow data equals a cost savings of 7000 EUR per radiologist per year and a total of 336 mln EUR per year in Europe. This perspective is complementary attractive for physicians, researchers and startups.

EuSoMII Executive board 2018-2020

The past EuSoMII board delivered splendid teamwork for making our society grow. As a result of all these efforts, the total number of EuSoMII members grew spectacularly and had a 6-fold increase, namely from 37 members in 2016 to 220 in 2018.

The EuSoMII General Assembly meeting was held from 4-5pm CET and has gathered 98 members and 9 executive board members. A quorum was reached. Two rounds of voting were organized, of which the first online in October (17 votes) and the second at the General Assembly (107 votes).

The new Honorary Members were unanimously approved: Emanuele Neri and Mansoor Fatehi.

The General Assembly of EuSoMII members has unanimously voted for the new board composition for the next 2 years as follows:

  • President: Erik Ranschaert
  • Past President: Sergey Morozov
  • Vice-president: Elmar Kotter
  • Treasurer: Peter van Ooijen
  • Secretary: Daniel Pinto dos Santos
  • Auditor: Federica Zanca
  • Chair Scientific committee: Wiro Niessen
  • Chair Industry & startup committee: Angel Alberich Bayarri
  • Chair PR & media committee: Paul Algra
  • Chair ML & DL committee: Bram van Ginneken
  • Chair Challenge committee: Antoine Jomier
  • Chair Society Partnership committee: Sotirios Bisdas
  • Chair Young members committee: Florian Jungmann
  • Chair education committee: Bettina Baessler
  • Vice-chair education committee: Peter Pokieser
  • Board Member at large: Nadya Pyatigorskaya
  • Board Member at large: Francesca Coppola
  • Board Member at large: Annalisa Trianni

Please welcome the new EuSoMII leadership team. The subspecialty of Imaging Informatics in Radiology is now in very professional hands.
According to Elmar Kotter, the new EuSoMII Vice-President and chairman of the ECR 2019 Imaging informatics subcomittee, the ECR 2019 meeting has 500 abstract submissions for the Imaging Informatics subspecialty track. However much more is still to be developed in the field if imaging informatics, and will also be implemented in the medical and radiological practices across Europe and around the world.


2019 Webinars

We have prepared an exciting season of free webinars:

February 21:


George Shih; Building AI Superpowers For Radiologists 

March 21:


Jacob Visser; Value based imaging

April 18 :


Manuela França; MR quantification of hepatic fat and iron:
how does it works in practice

May 23:


Erik Ranschaert : Protection of patient data in EU vs. US

June 13:


Federica Zanca : How do dose tracking tools change the practice of radiologists

July 4:


Maartje M.L. de Win: Communication of Critical and Incidental Findings

….and more to be announced!


Stay tuned for registration links!

A full overview of the EuSoMII past webinars can be found on our Youtube channel 

Nadya Pyatigorskaya

Annual Meeting 18-19 October 2019 Valencia

We are extremely glad  to announce the Annual Meeting of EuSoMII to be held at  Hospital Universitario y Politécnico de La Fe in Valencia on October 18 and 19, 2019.

Building upon the large success of the 2018 meeting in Rotterdam, we will present an innovative program for AMI2019.

The scientific program will be presented on 18th October,  while the second day will concentrate on workshops and Invited Speakers sessions.

Both the educational program with invited speakers and the scientific program will focus on the application of AI and Machine Learning in Medical Imaging.


Tickets available soon here 

EuSoMII participation in ESOR course in Barcelona

The European School of Radiology (ESOR) is an institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. One of its main goals is to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe.

We are proud to announce the support of EuSoMII in the:

ESR/ESOR Course on The Perfect Vision of AI
April 5-6, Barcelona/Spain


This is an initiative from our past president Prof. Emanuele Neri, now honorary member.

Please find a full overview here



 the homepage now offers updated information on news and events organised by EuSoMII and by our partners, including the announcement of the 2019 Annual Meeting in Valencia. This year the meeting will be 2 days, so keep an eye on the announcement and program if you want to participate. We will keep you informed about the submission of papers and posters.


Since November last year we have an entirely new board, so the board member page was updated. Don’t hesitate to go there and meet the new team and committees.


We are proud to announce a new exciting  of interesting webinars to which you are all invited participate. The more attendees we have, the more interactive the webinars are! Feel free to make any suggestions for webinar topics and/or speakers. All the past webinars are now available for all visitors – you will  get a complete overview by clicking here.


our online newsletters give you a better insight into EuSoMII’s value proposition and projects. All new newsletters are announced by e-mail, from which you can visit our website to read the full articles.


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You are welcome to join our Community and to discover the benefits with the free demo. Please join  one of our groups to network with and to get inspired by other EuSoMII enthusiasts.


  • The new EuSoMII book on Artificial Intelligence will soon be announced on the website. Members will be able to purchase it for a reduced price. Keep an eye on it!
  • The website has moved from the *.pro to the *.org domain. You have probably not even noticed it, but we would like to inform you!


EuSoMII participation in ECR


The ECR is one of the largest medical meetings in Europe and the second-largest radiological meeting in the world.

The ECR attendees span all areas of the radiology arena including: radiology professionals, radiographers, physicists, industry representatives, and press reporters for both the medical and consumer press.

The next ECR will be held in Vienna, Austria from February 27 – March 3, 2019. The congress venue’s address is: Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria

Discover the EuSoMII Board Members  Lectures by clicking here:

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Book by Springer

The ebook has now been published and has already been downloaded +1k times!!

The book covers all aspects of AI for medical imaging: It provides a thorough overview of the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on medical imaging; Opportunities, possible and available clinical applications and risks of using AI.

This book provides a thorough overview of the ongoing evolution in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare and radiology, enabling readers to gain a deeper insight into the technological background of AI and the impacts of new and emerging technologies on medical imaging. In the first part the historical and technical aspects of deep learning are explained, including the evolution of AI in computing science and medical image computing , with explanation of basic principles and the types and subtypes of AI. Subsequent sections address the use of imaging biomarkers, the development and validation of AI applications, and various aspects and issues relating to the growing role of big data in radiology. Diverse real-life clinical applications of AI are then outlined for different body parts, demonstrating their ability to add value to daily radiology practices. The concluding section focuses on the impact of AI on radiology and the implications for radiologists, for example with respect to training.

The first 30 printed copies will be available at the Springer booth at ECR 2019 in Vienna (27th Feb-3rd March) at a special conference discount!!!

All the EuSoMII members will soon receive a token by email to get a reduced price (20%) for the hardcover (soon available) and e-book (already downloadable!)


  • Win 2 AI-books by participating in the #eusomii Social Media competition!
  • During the ECR make a video, take a selfie at our booth or write a post on Twitter inspired by EuSoMII.
  • Be creative and use the hashtag #eusomii !!
  • The most original post will receive a book, the other book will be assigned by random selection.
  • The winners will be announced on Twitter Saturday morning.

Win a free copy by participating in an interview

How does artificial intelligence (AI) impact radiology profession? What do various domain experts think regarding the impact of AI and how do they react to it? In an international academic study, we are examining the impacts of AI on various professional groups in the domain of radiology and explore the different ways in which radiologists (can) react to the opportunities and challenges of AI. Led by KIN research group at Vrije University Amsterdam and European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EUSOMII), we would like to reach out to you during ECR conference 2019 and inquire about your views and experiences. By participating in this study, you are the first one who will know about the results of our study, with benchmarking insights into the various strategies to benefit from AI opportunities. We will award one of the participants a free copy of the upcoming book Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging, kindly provided by Springer. Please indicate your tentative interest for participating in this study through here. Accordingly, we will contact you to make an appointment for talking to you during ECR at EUSOMII booth.


Also, we are proud to announce that we will be starting a dedicated EuSoMII podcast series during ECR 2019. We will be sitting down and talking with some of radiology’s most prominent figures and most prolific researchers, discussing their career paths and their views on the state of our profession.

We hope that this will provide you with new insights on what is currently being done not only in the world of medical imaging informatics in radiology, but also in a broader range of topics. Also for younger members, we hope that this will be an inspiring series to learn about how others have gotten to where they are now and what you may want to be looking out for when you are embarking on planning your path in our exciting field!

Author: Erik Ranschaert

Author: Daniel Pinto dos Santos

EuSoMII highlighted EPOS at ECR 2019

While planning for ECR 2019 continues, the ESR has asked EuSoMII to provide five posters to be highlighted this year on a dedicated EPOS online space. After careful considerations we chose to highlight one previous EPOS that was presented at ECR 2015 as well as two of the best oral presentations and two of the best poster presentation from our last Annual Meeting in Rotterdam!

  • Grey Matter Age Prediction as a Biomarker for Risk of Dementia: A Population-based Study
  • Robustness and reproducibility of radiomics in magnetic resonance imaging – a phantom study
  • Social Media in Radiology
  • Automatic Detection and Characterization of Coronary Artery Plaque and Stenosis using a Recurrent Convolutional Neural Network in Coronary CT Angiography
  • Automated X-Ray bone segmentation of the elbow using a conditional adversarial network

We are thankful for this opportunity to further promote our members during this years congress in Vienna and would like to encourage you to continue supporting our society by being part of and submitting your research to our coming Annual Meetings!

Daniel Pinto dos Santos MD

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