The start of this month saw vendors, providers and radiologists alike gather in Vienna to attend the European Society of Radiology’s headline meeting, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
After several years of disruption thanks to the global Covid-19 pandemic, which saw events canceled, rescheduled or made 100% virtual, ECR 2023 marked the first time since 2019 that the meeting returned to its established late winter slot. Matching this return to tradition was also a return to form, with an event that, unlike last year’s event when Covid-19 had a greater impact on vendors’ decisions to attend and coincided with many would-be attendees’ summer holidays, saw footfall closer to those seen before the pandemic at 17,000 attendees compared to 23,000 in 2019.
That isn’t to say Covid’s impact has been completely expunged from the show. While ECR itself has largely returned to normal, the pandemic has left providers with difficult challenges which vendors are helping to solve.