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The third (3rd) RSSA/Leuven HRCT of the Lung Imaging Courses will take place, on 1-3 February 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cape Town and on 8 – 10 February 2019 at the Investec Building, Sandton, Johannesburg.

This hands-on, interactive teaching course on HRCT of the Lung is internationally acclaimed and recognized as “the lung course” to do and is in extremely high demand, especially after the first and second RSSA/ Leuven HRCT Course which took place in 2012 and 2015 respectively. The course will be conducted by internationally renowned and leading Belgium Radiologists, Professor Dr. Johny Vershakelen and Professor Dr. Walter De Wever, of the Department of Radiology, University Hospitals, Catholic University of Leuven, (K.U. Leuven) Belgium. I extend our most sincere appreciation and gratitude to Proff. Drs. Verchakelen and De Wever.

A cost-effective, pragmatic and comprehensive HRCT imaging approach to patients with lung disease is of particular importance to all radiologists providing a service to these patients and the clinicians and therapists, caring for them. The human and social impact, as well as the financial implications of lung disease, is far-reaching, especially in developing countries.

The aim of the course is to train and update radiologists and teach those in training in the state-of-the-art HRCT imaging of the lung. On completion of the course, the participant should be able to recognize the different basic disease patterns that can be seen on a HRCT of the lungs and to make a diagnosis or suggest a differential diagnosis. The indications and limitations of HRCT in different lung diseases will be emphasized.

Starting with an overview of lung disease and applied radiological anatomy, the course will focus upon the HRCT appearance of common and uncommon lung diseases and the interpretation of findings. Apart from lectures, practical teaching will be done during workshops where participants will have the opportunity to test and expand their knowledge by reviewing clinical cases, with direct tutoring and feedback from the teachers.

Due to the technical and logistic requirements in presenting such a course and to ensure interactivity with the teachers, enrolment is limited to 80 participants per course. Click here for course registration details.

The organization of such an event is challenging and no mean feat. I extend my sincere appreciation to the RSSA congress event organizer, ConsultUS and the audio-visual team, DPNG Presentation Staging, for making this possible.

I take great pleasure and pride to welcome Proff. Drs. Johny Verschakelen and Walter De Wever back to South Africa and wish them an enjoyable visit.

Prof Leon Janse van Rensburg
RSSA Congress Chair