Welcome Words

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting in Bergen, Norway, from June 12-14, 2025.

The educational programme will include new developments on all the aspects of thoracic imaging. The scientific presentation sessions are planned to give you an opportunity to present and/or display your recent research findings.

With AI looming over radiology, the focus will be on the practical applications of new technologies. The advent of photon counting CT is a new development poised to change CT imaging forever. The focus will be, not only on technology, but of course also on important fields such as interstitial lung disease, infections, cancer staging, lung cancer screening, trauma, vascular pathology, chest radiography – just to mention a few.

The city of Bergen is a world heritage city and the second largest city in Norway with its 300.000 inhabitants. It is the “gateway” to the fjords, surrounded by seven mountains, the starting port for the traditional coast liner “Hurtigruten” and is connected to the capital with a 7-hour train journey if you wish to travel across the mountains (and seasons) with “Bergensbanen”.

The congress centre “Grieghallen”, named after one of our famous composer Edvard Grieg, is a piano shaped building in the middle of the compact city centre. It is only a few minutes’ walk from the central transport station where the airport tram ends. Surrounded by shops, museums, historical attractions, restaurants and hotels, it is an excellent location to venture out into the city and experience the atmosphere of Bergen.

I am eagerly awaiting your arrival to the 31st ESTI Annual Scientific Meeting and to welcome you in Bergen in June 2025.

Best regards,
Anagha P. Parkar
ESTI President