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Organizing Committie

President: Niels Egund
Vice president: Hans Rovsing
Vice president: Carsten Thomsen
Secretary: Sten Karstrup
Scientific secretary: Karl Erik Jensen
Treasurer: Anne Grethe Jurik

Contact can be done though the Congress Office:

Postal address: Scandinavian Society of Radiology
Department of Radiology R
Secretary Mette Flamand
Aarhus University Hospital
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Telephone: +45 8949 2394
Telefax: +45 8949 2410
Electronic mail:
WWW home page:

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Final announcement

Scandinavian Society of Radiology
53rd Congress
Panum Institute
June 2-5, 1998

Dear Friends

In the second century of Röntgen's discovery of the x ray, plain radiography is still the most common medical imaging method and the number of examination in most countries increases at a constant rate although the spectrum and behaviour of diseases remains rather unchanged. At the same time, no medical science has seen such profound changes as radiology and no medical science is as prepared as radiology to move forward in an era of changes. Each major technologic advance require the imager to further refine his or her understanding of both anatomic structure and disease and to learn or relearn the appropriate imaging principles involved. In the process of health care effectiveness and cost/efficacy, the Scandinavian countries has much in common when solving the comprehensive aspects of traditional radiography with related radiation protection, advancing new technology, information and education.

The superior aim of the 53rd Congress of the Scandinavian Society of Radiology is to share with each other specific subjects of radiology in which general diagnostics, advanced technology, evolution and effectiveness are put together as a whole for educational purposes. Each of the Scandinavian countries will present a programme of their own with invited speakers followed by shorter lectures and scientific presentations or short communications related to the subject of the programme for which we call for papers.

Please accept our invitation to attend the 53rd Congress of the Scandinavian Society of Radiology, which will take place in the heart of wonderful Copenhagen with excellent facilities for both the professional activities and a stimulating exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in June 2 - 5, 1998.

Yours sincerely

Niels Egund

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Preliminary program

Tuesday, June 2nd, 1998

09.00 - 18.00 Registration  
16.00 - 17.30 Opening meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Radiology 53rd Congress.
The Nordic Radiology Prize
The Forsell Lecture:
  Common toolboxes for surgery and radiology.
  Present and for the future.
Music: Mozart, Clarinet Quintet
Frode Lærum, Norway
S. Dorph, A. Øigaard a.o.
18.00 - 20.00 Wellcome reception at the Panum Institute  

Wednesday, June 3th, 1998

07.30 - 18.00 Registration

Lundsgård Auditorium
Sweden: The Acute Abdomen

08.00 - 08.05 Introduction Olle Ekberg
08.05 - 08.25 The surgeons perspective
Cost effectiveness
Bengt Jeppson
08.30 - 09.20 Ultrasound J.B.C.M Puylaert, the Netherlands
09.25 - 09.45 Comparison of CT and ultrasound Thomas Josephsson
09.45 - 10.15 Coffee/tea at the exhibition area  
10.15 - 10.45 MR and MRCP Peter Leander
10.45 - 11.00 Discussion  
11.00 - 12.00 Scientific and short presentations  
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch at the Panum Cafeteria and Exhibition  

Lundsgård Auditorium
Danish Society of Ultrasonography: Contrast Media in US

13.00 - 13.05 Introduction Sten Karstrup
13.05 - 13.30 Developement in US-technology Jacques Souquet, USA
13.30 - 14.00 Developement and physics of echoenhancers Reinhard Schlief, Germany
14.00 - 14.30 Practical use of echoenhancers David Cosgrove, UK
14.30 - 14.50 Echoenhancers - economical considerations Jan Marcus Sverre, Norway
14.50 - 15.20 Coffee/tea at the exhibition area  
15.20 - 15.30 Liver flow Anders Elvin, Sweden
15.30 - 15.50 Contrast enhanced liver imaging Paul Gordon, UK
15.50 - 16.05 Breast tumours D. Cosgrove, UK
16.05 - 16.20 Indication for US-contrast enhancement during colour Duplex scanning of extracraniel carotid and vertebral arteries Carl-Erik Slagsvold, Norway
16.20 - 16.45 Echoenhanced voiding urosonography in the diagnosis of reflux in children Kassa Darge, Germany
16.45 - 17.45 Short communications and case histories.
Latest experiences of ultrasonography and enhanced imaging from the scandinavian countries with discussions

Thursday, June 4th, 1998

Lundsgård Auditorium
Denmark: Radiology of Musculoskeletal Trauma

08.00 - 08.05 Introduction Niels Egund
08.05 - 08.20 Subtle injuries to the joints: incidence, radiography and CT Niels Egund
08.20 - 08.30 Computerized radiography of subtle fractures Asbjörn Jonsson
08.30 - 09.15 MR imaging techniques and MR appearances of trauma to the joints John V. Crues, III, US
09.15 - 09.45 Cost efficacy of musculoskeletal MR in trauma with emphasis on the knee John V. Crues, III, US
09.45 - 10.15 Coffee/tea at the exhibition area  
10.15 - 10.35 Fractures of the child: classification and general principles of treatment related to radiology Kaye Wilkins, USA
10.35 - 11.05 Fractures of the child: upper extremity Kaye Wilkins, USA
11.05 - 11.45 Scientific presentations and short communications  
11.45 - 12.00 Discussion  
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch at the Panum Cafeteria and Exhibition  

Lundsgård Auditorium
Finland: Aspects of Teleradiology - PACS

13.00 - 13.05 Introduction C-G Standertskjöld-Nordenstam
13.00 - 13.15 Teleradiology and PACS as concepts C-G Standertskjöld-Nordenstam
13.15 - 13.45 Digital image archiving and networking.
The Turku experience
Martti Kormano
13.45 - 14.15 Teleradiology connecting primary health care and a university hospital Seppo Soimakallio
14.15 - 14.45 Gradual introduction of PACS/RIS into a working radiological department.
The Helsinki experience
Soeren Bondestam
14.45 - 15.15 Coffee/tea at the exhibition area  
15.15 - 15.45 Technology and cost assessment in teleradiology.
The Oulu experience
Jarmo Reponen
15.45 - 16.00 General discussion  
16.00 - 17.00 Scientific and short presentations  

Friday, June 5th, 1998

Lundsgård Auditorium
Norway: Aspects of Liver Radiology

08.00 - 08.05 Introduction Steinar Aasen
08.05 - 08.40 Historic milestones in the solutions of the imaging of hepatic anatomy Steinar Aasen
08.40 - 08.55 Segmental anatomy at CT Trond Mogens Aaløkken
08.55 - 09.10 Segmental anatomy at US Tor S. Egge
09.10 - 09.35 Bileducts vascular structures and segmental anatomy Steinar Aasen
09.35 - 09.40 Liver lymphatics and imaging Steinar Aasen
09.40 - 10.00 Diagnostic work up in portal hypertension Jarl Å. Jakobsen
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee/tea  
10.30 - 11.00 Hemangiomas and metastases.
Work-up and biopsy techniques
Arne Heilo
11.00 - 12.00 Scientific and short presentations  
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch at the Panum Cafeteria  

Lundsgård Auditorium
Closing meeting

13.00 - 14.00 Film reading session Peter Aspelin
14.00 - 14.15 Results of film reading competition Hans Rovsing
14.15 - 14.45 Congress closing  

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Call for papers


Oral presentations of 5 to 10 minutes (including 1 or 2 minutes for discussion) may present results of research or departmental/ personal experience, e.g. with new technology. The subject of the presentations we ask for should preferable be related to the main topics of one of the sessions of the Congress being:

Posters may be related to any subject or area in radiology and intervention.
Abstracts are to be written, in English, on the form included in the printed program mailed to all members and including instructions. They should be submitted no later than April 15th to: Karl Erik Jensen, Department of Radiology X, 3023, Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.
Abstracts will be judged by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance of presentations and posters will be received before April 20th, 1998. Abstracts will be printed in the proceedings.

Please indicate if your submission is intended as:

*This session is open for presentation of short 6 min. communications or case stories. Every kind of topics related to the use of echoenhancers in ultrasound is wellcomed. Video presentations possible. Abstract is not needed. For presentations contact: Steen Karstrup, Dept. Radiology, Roskilde Hospital, DK 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. Phone +45 4632 3200. Fax +45 4635 2933.

Information for speakers

The time for a free paper is 8 minutes or shorter for the presentation and 1-2 minutes for discussion. Please, keep within time limit. Dual slide projection (carousel and magazine projectors for 50 x 50 mm frames), video projection (PALVHS 1/2") and PC-presentation with Power Point will be available. Please make your request when you submit your abstract. Slides should be mounted in thick frames (about 3 mm) with glass for 80 dias European carousel (unlike US carousels). Slides must be handed in 2 hours before the beginning of the session. They must be clearly labeled with the author's name and programme number.


Each poster presentation should be sized to fit within a poster board of 150 x 90 cm (height/width). Fixation devices will be available. Each poster should contain the title of the presentation, the names of the authors and the affiliations. All items should be visible at a distance of 2 meters.

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Practical information


The Congress will be held at the Panum Institute of Copenhagen University, Blegdamsvej 3, which is the site of the Medical Faculty's theoretical and research institutes and the Royal Dental College, connected by a tunnel to the National University Hospital. It is centrally located in the heart of Copenhagen with walking distances to most hotels and downtown.


The Congress opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1998, and ends at approximately 3 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998.


Before and after the Congress During the Congress from Tuesday, June
Department of Radiology, R 2, 9 a.m. to Friday, June 5, 3 p.m.
Mette Flamand, secretary Scandinavian Congress of Radiology
Aarhus University Hospital Panum Institute
Aarhus Kommunehospital Blegdamsvej 3B
DK-8000 Aarhus C DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Denmark Denmark
Phone: +45 8949 2394, 2395, 2396        Phone: +45 3532 6504
Fax: +45 8949 2410 Fax: +45 3532 6506
E-mail: E-mail:


All lectures will be held in English or in Scandinavian languages, but abstracts and slidetexts must be in English only.


The Organizing Committee has reserved rooms for congress participants at the following hotels:
Hotel Kong Arthur, Ibsens Hotel, Hotel Selandia, Hotel Absalon, Hotel Nyhavn 71.

Reservations may be made on the enclosed registration form and sent to the Organizing Committee. Hotel rooms will be assigned in order of incoming registrations. In case of cancellation please note, that cancellation before May 1, 1998 is free of charge. At cancellation after May 1, 1998 you will be charged in procentage of the total price of the reservation as follows: 1) 21days before arrival 50%, 2) 14 days before arrival 75%, 3) 7 days before arrival 90% and 4) 24 hours before arrival 95%.


Arrival in Copenhagen
At arrival by flight in Copenhagen, SAS Airlines operate a bus service from Copenhagen Airport to the City Air Terminal/Central Rail Station every 15 minutes. The fare is DKK 35 per person. There are also public bus services serving the city centre as for example bus number 250S, and the fare is approximately DKK 20 per person. A taxi from the airport to downtown city costs approximately DKK 140.

Transportation to and from the Panum Institute
Public bus terminals are located adjacent to the Panum Institute, and during working hours a bus passes every 5 minutes in the direction of downtown. Fares within the center, zone 1, of the city are DKK 15.Ten trip cards for 1 zone cost DKK 100. Cards for all trains and busses within 50 km from the center, including Elsinore and Roskilde are available at the Congress Office, DKK 70 per day.


Suitable parking facilities are available at the Panum Institute. Most hotels have closed parking facilities.


Lunch is included in the congress fee and will be served at the cafeteria adjacent to the auditories and the exhibition. Coffee/tea, danish pastries and fruit or cookies will be served a.m. and p.m. For working lunch, the traditional Doctors Pub opposite the Panum Institute serve a lunch buffet. Table reservation at the Congress office.


An exhibition of technology in radiology will be shown on June 3 and 4, 10 a.m to 17 p.m. The exhibition area is situated between the two auditories, and participants are enchoraged to visit the stands during the breaks, including coffee and lunch break. In charge of the exhibition is: Dr. Niels Egund, Department of Radiology, R, Aarhus Kommunehospital. DK-8000 Aarhus C. Phone: +45 89 49 23 77, Fax: +45 89 49 24 10. E-mail:


Tuesday June 2, afternoon: Following the opening of the congress an informal wellcome reception will be held at the Panum Institute, included in the fee. The evening is free for adventures in the forest of restaurants in Copenhagen.

Thursday June 4, 8:00 p.m: The Congress Banquet will be at the Langelinie Pavillion with a picturesque view of the old harbor of Copenhagen and the Little Mermaid. The evening start with an historic introduction to the defense of Copenhagen at the Citadel (Kastellet) 7:00 p.m. with a brief presentation of the ancient Copenhagen defences.
Dress: Informal. Price: 300 DKK for particpants; 500 DKK for accompanying persons.

NOTE. Advance registration is required for the social events and should be made on the enclosed registration form.


A fee of 200 DKK includes the opening ceremony and the wellcome reception at the Panum Institute. The banquet at the Langelinie Pavillion cost 500 DKK extra for accompanying persons. On Wednesday June 3, a special tour to Lousiana and Hamlets Kronborg(7 hrs. incl. lunch) will be arranged at a prize of 700 DKK.
The Copenhagen Tourist Office offers a number of popular arrangements, available at the Congress Office. These include Royal Copenhagen Porcelain and Royal Copenhagen (4hrs.) and The City, the Canals and the Harbor (3 hrs.).
Registration for the get-together reception, banquet, and the guided tour should be made on the enclosed registration form.
It is easy to make tours on your own in Copenhagen. The city holds many beautiful and interesting sites. Amalienborg (residence of the Danish royal family), Christiansborg (the House of Parlament), Tivoli, Nyhavn, Strøget, the Little Mermaid, the Old Stock Exchange, Rosenborg Palace, the Navy Church, Kristianshavn incl. Kristiania, Thorvaldsen's Museum, Glyptoteket etc. All sites are located in the city area and can easily be reached on foot.


For most stores and banks the hours of business are as follows:

Shops Banks
Mon - Wed 09:30 - 18:00 09:00 - 17:30 09:30 - 16:00
Thu 09:30 - 18:00 09:00 - 17:30 09:30 - 18:00
Fri* 09:30 - 20:00* 09:00 - 19:00* 09:30 - 16:00*
Sat 09:30 - 15:00 09:00 - 13:00 Closed
Sat Closed Closed Closed

*Please note that Friday June 5th is a public holiday in Denmark and all stores, shops and banks are closed.


Please return the Registration Form in the printed program by fax or mail to the Congress Office, as specified on the Registration Form or register via the congress home page: The registration is only considered effective, when payment has been received. To guarantee hotel reservation, the Congress Office must receive the registration along with corresponding payment.


The registration fees for the 53rd Scandinavian Congress of Radiology are:

Participants, before April 15, 1998 DKK 1.800
Participants, after April 15, 1998 DKK 2.000
One day participants DKK 600
Accompanying persons DKK 200

The registration fee for full participation covers all conference activities, the Wellcome Reception, lunch (3 days) and coffee/tea during the conference.
The registration fee for one day participants includes all conference activities of the day of interest, lunch and coffee/tea.
The registration fee of DKK 200 for accompanying persons covers the Opening Ceremony and the Wellcome Reception.


Provided a written notice of cancellation to the Congress Office is recieved before May 1st, 1998, pre-registered participans will get a refund of their paid Congress fee(s) with a deduction of a processing fee of 500 DKK. After May 1st, 1998 no refund can be expected. The fee for accompanying person(s) will not be refunded regardless date of cancellation. All refunds will be processed after the conference.


All payments must be made in Danish Kroner (DKK) to "SSR 53rd Congress" c/o Anne Grethe Jurik, Department of Radiology R, Aarhus University Hospital. No registration or hotel reservation will be confirmed, before the Congress Office has received the corresponding payment. Please indicate your preferred mode of payment on the Registration Form:

Remember to state name of participant and
"SSR 53rd Congress" on all payments!

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Must be filled out not later than April 15, 1998.


(Mr. , Ms. ) (MAX 1 PERSON)

Family name: First name(s):
Postal address:
Postal code: City: Country:
Telephone: Fax: E-mail:


Family name: First name(s):


Registration fee (in DKK), before April 15, 1998 1.800
Registration fee (in DKK), after April 15, 1998 2.000
  Events (Please read practical information) Indication MUST be stated
Yes: No: Wellcome reception 0  
Yes: No: Gala Dinner + tour at the Citadel 300
Yes: No: Registration fee (in DKK) 200
Yes: No: Wellcome reception 0  
Yes: No: Gala Dinner + tour at the Citadel 500
0: 1: 2: Sightseeing tour to Louisianna and Kronborg castle 700
Kindly indicate total amount. Total amount =>


All payments must be made in Danish Kroner (DKK) and payable to SSR 53rd Congress c/o Anne Grethe Jurik, Department of Radiology R, Aarhus Kommunehospital, Noerrebrogade 44, Dk-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
Please note that VAT is not added on congress payments in Denmark, and therefore is not deductable. Registration or hotel reservation will be confirmed when payment has been recieved. - Payment must be remitted as follows:

by banker's draft or cheque drawn on Sydbank
by bank transfer to bank account Reg. No. 7110, account No. 106147-2 (SSR 53rd Congress) in Sybank, Store Torv 12, DK-8100 Aarhus C, Denmark.
by postal giro transfer to Danish giro account No. 311-6573 (SSR 53rd Congress)

Hotel Reservation

Arrival date: - Depature date:
Please use date.month.year: Example 02.06.98 for the 2nd june 98

Price Level (approx.) Single room. DKK per night No. of rooms Double room. DKK per night No. of rooms
A 1.000-1.200 1.100-1.500
B 700-900 900-1.100
C 650-700 700-900
D 550-650    

Prices include service charge, taxes, and breakfast. All rooms are with bath and shower.

I wish to share room with:
Special wishes:

With a push on submit I confirm that I have read and are fully aware of the cancellation conditions described in the section about practical informations.

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