Executive Council

Board of Directors & Committee Chairs

Regina G.H. Beets-Tan
Chair of the ESR Board of Directors
Regina G.H. Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL
Chair of the ESR Board of Directors

Professor Regina Beets-Tan, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Radiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.

Professor Beets-Tan's clinical expertise is in oncologic and abdominal imaging. Her track record is in colorectal cancer imaging research. The research at her department focuses on planar imaging of various cancer types, including research in interventional oncology and artificial intelligence.

Professor Beets-Tan is the current Chair of the ESR Board of Directors and member of the EU Mission Board for Cancer. As president of various societies, Professor Beets-Tan has instigated a collaboration between radiological and other medical organisations because she believes that a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment is the key to better patient outcomes.

Professor Beets-Tan is a member of several editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals and books, has authored or co-authored over 350 publications, and delivered over 550 lectures in radiological and clinical society meetings. She takes part in research councils of the Dutch Organisation of Science and the Dutch Cancer Society. She has received several scientific and teaching awards, including the 2013 ESOR Best Teacher Award and the ISMRM Outstanding Teacher Award in 2008, 2009, and 2014.

Adrian P. Brady
ECR 2023 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson
Adrian P. Brady, Cork/IE
President | ECR 2023 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson

Adrian Brady is a consultant radiologist at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, with particular interests in interventional radiology and abdominal (GI and GU) imaging.

After medical school and radiology training in Dublin, he moved to Canada for fellowship training in Hamilton, Ontario, before becoming a staff radiologist in Toronto. In 1995 he moved to his present post in Cork.

Prof. Brady is also Medical Director of the National Centre for Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) in Ireland and has a particular interest and expertise in the management of pulmonary AVMs. He has served in many posts within the Irish National Radiology Society (which also runs nationwide specialist radiology training) - the Faculty of Radiologists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - having been Dean (President) of the Faculty from 2010 to 2012. He has been involved in ESR activities for many years, chaired the ESR Quality Safety & Standards Committee from 2017 to 2020, and is currently ESR President.

Prof. Brady has published and spoken widely in recent years on professional issues, including radiologists' workload, errors and discrepancies in radiology, radiology reporting style and structure, value-based imaging, and artificial intelligence in radiology (with a particular emphasis on ethics).

Carlo Catalano
ESR 1st Vice-President & ECR 2024 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson
Carlo Catalano, Rome/IT
ESR 1st Vice-President | ECR 2024 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson

Carlo Catalano is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Policlinico Umberto I, Professor of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome, and Chair of the Radiology Training Programme of Radiology.

Professor Catalano is a co-founder of STITCH (Sapienza information-based Technology Innovation Center for Health) and the European Working Group on MR-guided FUS. His main clinical and research interests are cardiovascular imaging, oncologic imaging, specifically abdominal and genitourinary diseases, and interventional radiology, primarily in image-guided therapy. He was among the first users of MR angiography and, more recently, of MR-guided interventions.

As an educator, Professor Catalano has been Chair of the Radiology Training Program at Sapienza, the largest in Italy, for more than ten years. He is currently ESR 1st Vice President and a board member of several of the most prestigious radiological journals and a member of numerous societies, having been President of the Italian Society of Cardiac Radiology, a member and treasurer of the Executive Committee of the ESCR (European Society for Cardiac Radiology), and currently on the board of the Italian Society of Radiology representing international relationships.

Andrea G. Rockall
2nd Vice-President
Andrea G. Rockall, London/UK
2nd Vice-President

Andrea Rockall graduated from King's College London Medical School, London, in 1990 and trained in radiology at St Mary's Hospital and University College Hospital, London. She was awarded the Rohan Williams Medal (Gold Medal) for the FRCR examination. In 2000, she was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging at Queen Mary University London and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Barts and The London NHS Trust.

Following appointments at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden Hospital, Professor Rockall was appointed as Clinical Chair of Radiology, Imperial College London, in April 2018. She is currently ESR 2nd Vice President.

Professor Rockall's special interests are in genitourinary cancer, image-based clinical trials, and machine-learning applications in radiology. She is Chief Investigator of the CRUK MAPPING trial, the NIHR trials MALIBO, MALIMAR (machine learning studies), and the NIHR MROC study (multicenter UK trial in ovarian cancer). She contributes widely to undergraduate, postgraduate, and specialist radiology education.

Michael Fuchsjäger
Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT

Professor Michael Fuchsjäger is Professor of General Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Medical University Graz, Austria.

Professor Fuchsjäger received his MD degree from the University of Vienna and completed his residency at the Medical University of Vienna, Department of Radiology. He was a research fellow at the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, and served as Chair of the Clinical Imaging Institute at Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Professor Fuchsjäger's clinical work and research are dedicated to diagnostic and interventional breast radiology, with a focus on minimally invasive therapy. He serves on various committees for national and international radiology and senology societies, first and foremost the European Society of Radiology where he currently serves as ESR Past-President hosted his European Congress of Radiology as president of the society in 2021. Furthermore, he is a member of the executive boards of the European Society of Breast Imaging, the Austrian Roentgen Society, and the Austrian Society of Senology.

Professor Fuchsjäger is a member of the editorial boards of several of the most prestigious radiology journals, including Radiology and European Radiology. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters, and has also presented more than 400 educational lectures at the most prestigious radiology conferences worldwide.

Nikoleta Traykova
Communication and External Affairs Committee Chair
Nikoleta Traykova, Plovdiv/BG
Communication and External Affairs Committee Chair

Nikoleta Traykova is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology, St. George University, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment (UMHAT), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Professor Traykova is a member of the Executive Committee of Bulgarian Association of Radiology, the National Commission for State Exams in Radiology, the Executive Committee of the Balkan Society of Radiology (BSR), the ESR Executive Council, the ESOR Steering Committee, and the ESNR. She also chairs the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee, the Bulgarian Society of Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology, and the BSR Bylaws Committee. Professor Traykova is a member of the PPC 2023.

Professor Traykova's primary clinical and research interests are head and neck imaging and oncologic imaging.

Minerva Becker
Education Committee Chairperson
Minerva Becker, Geneva/CH
Education Committee Chairperson

Minerva Becker is currently Professor of Radiology and Head of the Imaging Unit of Head and Neck and Maxillofacial Radiology, Diagnostic Department, at the University Hospitals of Geneva.

Professor Becker studied medicine at the University of Berne in Switzerland and specialised in radiology at the Insel Hospital, University of Berne. Her main fields of research include head and neck oncology, base of the skull, salivary glands, hybrid and multiparametric imaging, and texture analysis towards a personalised treatment approach.

Professor Becker has received over 30 international and national scientific awards and prizes and has obtained several research grants supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is the author of over 150 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-editor of Valvassouri's Head and Neck Imaging. She also reviews numerous international scientific journals and participates equally as an external expert in international and national juries for university nominations and promotions.

Professor Becker is an enthusiastic teacher with over 350 invited lectures at international and national meetings. As Chairperson of the Education Committee of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR), she was in charge of the European training curriculum and subspecialty diploma in head and neck radiology. She is the Past-President of the ESHNR and an honorary member of the European Laryngological Society.

Since March 2021, Professor Becker has been the Chairman of the Education Committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

Maja Marolt-Music
Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson
Maja Marolt-Music, Ljubljana/SI
Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson

Maja Marolt Music is Lead Radiologist in the National Screening Programme in Slovenia and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana.

Professor Marolt Music graduated in 1992 from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. In 2000 she passed the board exam in radiology and went on to obtain a PhD in 2010. From 2017 to September 2020, she was Head of the Department of Radiology at the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana.

Professor Marolt Music is a full member and President of the Slovenian Association of Radiology and the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson of the European Society of Radiology. Her academic and clinical interest is in oncological imaging, focusing on breast and abdominal imaging.

Professor Marolt Music has published articles in various international journals and contributed several chapters in Slovenian books for medical students and institutional treatment guidelines. She has also participated as a radiologist in many clinical phase II and III trials at the Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana.

Christian Loewe
ESR National Societies Committee Chair
Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT
ESR National Societies Committee Chair

Dr Christian Loewe is Chairman of the Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Bioimaging and Image-Guided Therapy, at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He also currently chairs the Guidelines Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR). Additionally, Christian Loewe is President-Elect of the Austrian Rontgen Society and was Chairman of the Program Planning Committee of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2019 and 2021 and Program Director of the ESR Summer Edition in 2021. He is also Chairperson of the National Society Committee at ESR for the period 2022 – 2025.

Dr Loewe is especially interested and active in postgraduate education in his home country and throughout Europe. He chaired the European Board of Cardiovascular Radiology (EBCR) for six years and was responsible for the European Diploma in Cardiovascular Radiology. He serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the European School of Radiology (ESOR), and he is Chairman of the Austrian Board Examination in Radiology.

Dr Loewe was a member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology from 2002 to 2011, Associate Editor of Radiology from 2011 to 2017, and is currently Consultant to the Editor. Since 2020, he has also been Deputy Editor of Insights into Imaging (I3).

The main focus of Dr Loewe's clinical and scientific work includes non-invasive cardiovascular imaging (CT and MRI of the heart, CT angiography, and MR angiography) and diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases. He has given more than 350 invited lectures, authored and co-authored more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored five book chapters.

Marc Dewey
Publications Committee Chairperson
Marc Dewey, Berlin/DE
Publications Committee Chairperson

Marc Dewey is Heisenberg Professor of the German Research Foundation and Vice-Chair of Radiology at Charité, Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.

Professor Dewey's primary research interest is cardiovascular imaging. He coordinates the Pan-European randomized DISCHARGE trial published in NEJM, the COME-CCT consortium, and the Quantitative Cardiac Imaging Study Group.

He was the first radiologist to be appointed Heisenberg Professor at the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2012. Marc Dewey is editor of the textbook Cardiac CT published by SpringerNature and is consultant to the editor of Radiology. His team has more than 230 publications with an impact factor of more than 1,400 and his h-index is more than 50 (more details here).

He has received the two highest scientific awards of the German Röntgen Society (DRG): the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Award in 2009 and the Marie Curie Ring in 2012. He was secretary of congress of the DRG in 2010 and president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Radiological Society from 2011 to 2013, when he introduced the Gustav Bucky Award to recognize a German radiologist who pioneered x-ray techniques and was forced to leave Germany in 1933.

He initiated the Clinical Trials in Radiology sessions at ECR 2015 and the "My Thesis in 3 minutes" sessions together with Dr. Marc Zins in 2018. Marc Dewey served as chair of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) scientific program committee from 2019 to 2020, and is member of the ESR Executive Council from 2019-2025: first as Research Committee Chair from 2019 to 2022 and from 2022 until 2025 as ESR Publications Committee Chair with a focus on intensifying the collaboration between subspecialties and national societies.

At ECR 2018, Marc Dewey presented the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture, "Value-based radiology: the future is now!" which was published as a summary in The Lancet in the same year and in full in Nature Digital Medicine in 2019.

You can read more about his research activities on his group website.

Núria Bargalló
Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson
Núria Bargalló, Barcelona/ES
Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson

Núria Bargalló graduated from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1988 and was trained in radiology in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. She obtained her PhD in 2004 at the University of Barcelona. Currently is head of the Neuroradiology section of the Radiology Department at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Associated Professor at the University of Barcelona and Strategic Director of the Magnetic resonance Image Core Facility of the Research Institute IDIBAPS in Barcelona.

She has been very participative in scientific societies. She is the president of the Spanish Society of Neuroradiology and the chair of the Quality Safety, Standards Committee of the ESR.

Professor Bargalló's field of expertise is advanced neuroimage in epilepsy, degenerative disease, and psychiatry. She has led several research studies on clinical application of advanced MR technique sequences and post-processing. She participates in international consortiums to increase image data on psychiatric diseases and epilepsy (ENIGMA and MELD). She participates in numerous national and international education activities, disseminating her knowledge in Neuroradiology.

Marion Smits
Research Committee Chairperson
Marion Smits, Rotterdam/NL
Research Committee Chairperson

Marion Smits is full professor and chief of neuroradiology at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. She is senior fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), fellow of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), and honorary member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). In 2021, AuntMinnie Europe declared Professor Smits Most Influential Researcher in Radiology.

Professor Smits combines clinical work as a neuro- and head & neck radiologist with scientific research into applied physiological MR neuroimaging, such as functional MRI, diffusion, and perfusion imaging. She uses these techniques to visualise the brain's function and microarchitecture and to study the pathophysiological and regenerative processes in various neurological diseases. Her primary focus is neuro-oncology.

Professor Smits actively participates in key national and international organisations. She is chair of Research & International Relations on the board of the Radiological Society of the Netherlands (NVvR) and chair of the Brain Tumour Group imaging committee at the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). She was chair of the Publications committee at ESR 2019-2022 and President of the ESMRMB in 2020. She uses this unique combination of affiliations to establish productive connections between relevant clinical research questions and implement scientific innovation in clinical practice while disseminating knowledge and expertise through her numerous teaching activities.

Apostolos Karantanas
Subspecialities and Allied Sciences Committee Chairperson
Apostolos Karantanas, Heraklion/GR
Subspecialities and Allied Sciences Committee Chairperson

Dr. Apostolos Karantanas undertook musculoskeletal training on metabolic bone disorders in New York University Medical Center and on MR imaging-MSK applications in Manchester Medical School/Manchester Royal Infirmary. His PhD (1989) was focused on the development and applications of Quantitative Computed Tomography in metabolic bone disorders. He has been given more than 650 invited lectures in 36 countries and is a regular faculty member in European Congress of Radiology, IDKD, ISS, Erasmus courses MSK MRI, School of MRI/ESMRMB, ESOR and ESSR. He is the author of more than 310 publications in peer review journals (>7.500 citations in Google Scholar, h-index 46, i10-index 150), 7 books (3 international), and 80 chapters in books. His main research is focused on imaging of musculoskeletal disorders including trauma and emergencies, bone marrow, osteoporosis, sports injuries, hip joint, osteoarthritis, spondyloarthropathies, and applications of newer MR sequences.

Dr. Karantanas is currently Professor of Radiology-Medical School-University of Crete, Chairman of the Dpt of Medical Imaging - Heraklion University Hospital, Affiliated Researcher in Computational BioMedicine Laboratory and Head Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems/Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Member of the Sports Injuries Subcommittee/ESSR, and Board Member of the "Greek Atomic Energy Commission". He is chairing the "European Society of Radiology Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee ".

Valérie Vilgrain
Director of the European School of Radiology (ESOR)
Valérie Vilgrain, Paris/FR
Director of the European School of Radiology (ESOR)

Dr. Valérie Vilgrain is Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital and Professor of Radiology at the University of Paris Cité, France. Her major research interests are diagnostic and interventional imaging of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts.

Dr. Vilgrain is member of several international and national societies, such as ESR (European Society of Radiology), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), ESGAR (European Society of Gastro Abdominal Radiology), EASL (European Association for the Study of Liver), SFR (French Radiological Society), and International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R). She was chairman of the Education Program Committee of the SFR annual meeting from 2000-2008 and has been Vice-Chairman of the French Society from 2010 to 2014. She chaired the RSNA Regional Committee for Europe (2015-2018). She is member of ESGAR Executive committee and she is the Scientific Director of ESOR (European School of Radiology) since March 2018. 

Dr. Vilgrain has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers (H-Number: 78) and has been a principal investigator of several large multicenter clinical trials, including the SARAH trial. Since 2012 she has participated to many European guidelines: liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases, management of benign liver tumours, management of hepatocellular carcinoma, consensus statement on liver MR imaging and clinical use of liver-specific contrast agents, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and cystic liver lesions.

She has served on the Editorial Board of Radiology (Associate Editor 2007-2012, Consultant to the Editor 2012-2017), and she is currently on the Editorial Board of Abdominal Radiology. She is a reviewer for several radiological journals: Radiology, European Radiology, AJR, European Journal of Radiology, and clinical journals: Gut, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and European Journal of Cancer.

Peter Baierl
Executive Director
Peter Baierl
Executive Director

ESR Committees and Subcommittees

Committee Members:

Chairperson Nikoleta Traykova (BG)
Members at large

Lil-Sofie Ording Müller (NO)
Valdair Francisco Muglia (BR)

Co-opted Members

Zheng Yu Jin (CN)

Emina Talakić (AT)

ESR President Adrian Brady (IE)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Andrea Rockall (UK)
Director of ESOR (ex-officio, non-voting) Valerie Vilgrain (FR)
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting) Peter Baierl (AT)


Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG):

Caroline Justich
Be accepted Caroline Justich Be accepted Caroline Justich, an experienced salesperson, with a focus on communication, financial services and real estate holds commercial power of Infomica Immobilienbörse GmbH.

Always aware of the big picture, she brings all stakeholders together to lead them towards a common target. She studied Industrial Psychology in Miami at FIU and a module of languages, economics and law at Karl Franzens University in Graz.

She joined the ESR-PAG group in 2019 with the goal to create a better doctor-patient relationship in order to meet all participants’ needs. This has a lot to do with communication. Due to her experience, she is able to train and develop tools and strategies to improve this interaction. This will strengthen the radiologists’ position as its unique selling point (USP) in times of surge of the artificial intelligence and improve “how” critical information is transmitted to a patient. The importance of the way information is communicated has been shown in various studies.

Nikoleta Traykova, Chairperson of the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee

Representatives of pan-European patient organisations
Judy Birch
Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN) Judy Birch Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN)
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Judy Birch is a member of the International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO) , the European Federation of Pain (EFIC) and founder member in 2011 of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE).

As the co-founder of the Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN), she provides support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain via the website, the message board and Facebook. The network advocates for those with pelvic pain at policy, clinical, guideline development meetings and conferences keeping up to date with research and practice.

A key aim is to improve health care professional and public awareness of the impact of pelvic pain. They deliver university sessions on “patient experience” for undergraduate health professionals as well as for practicing clinicians. Judy represents those with pelvic pain in many research trials and studies to improve the quality of life of those with pelvic pain. All of her roles are voluntary, and she supports research trials to improve the Quality of Life of those with pelvic pain.

Judy became a member of the ESR-PAG in 2013.

Erik Briers
Europa Uomo (European Prostate Cancer Coalition) Erik Briers Europa Uomo (European Prostate Cancer Coalition) Erik Briers is Belgian and born in Hasselt, Belgium.

He is co-founder (2004) of the European Prostate Cancer Coalition (Europa Uomo), board member of the Belgian patient prostate cancer support group Us-Too Belgium, and chief editor of the magazine “PROSTAATinfo”. Erik played many roles in patient engagement including on medicines and development of new medicines.

He served a 3 year-term as an alternate patient representative on the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) of the EMA, and acts regularly as a speaker on how to engage patients in the development of both new medicines and clinical trials.

One of his key issues is the imbalance between literacy and access to healthcare, novel medicines, and clinical trials - patients must be able to understand documentation. Erik was an invited speaker at many fora on this subject and on doctor-patient communication.

He has been an active member of ESR-PAG since 2013. He believes imaging in all its forms is of highest importance for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancers, including his own, with the increased importance of new guidelines including MRI imaging.

Cheryl Cruwys
Dense Breast Info Cheryl Cruwys Dense Breast Info
Twitter | Facebook

Cheryl Cruwys is British, born in London, UK.

Cheryl was diagnosed early with breast cancer in 2016 in France thanks to the French standard practice of performing supplemental screening on dense breast tissue.

She is co-founder of Breast Density Matters UK and has been instrumental in the UK Breast Density Education effort for both health professionals and patients, raising awareness of the implications of dense breasts. Based on her research-driven approach to raising awareness, Cheryl was invited by medically-sourced DenseBreast-info to join the organization as European Education Coordinator.

Cheryl regularly lobbies Westminster for improved education for patients and more effective screening for women with dense breasts. Cheryl is also a patient representative on the ecancer medical science Editorial Board. All her roles are voluntary.

In March 2019, she became a member of the European Society of Radiology’s Patient Advisory Group, and recognised that the ESR-PAG offers the ideal platform to encourage discussion on patient-focussed initiatives. Her principal aim is to improve information and communication between imaging experts and patients.

Stefan Gijssels
Patient Expert Center Stefan Gijssels Patient Expert Center
Twitter | LinkedIn

In 2016, after he recovered from a metastatic colon cancer, Stefan Gijssels became a patient advocate and health policy consultant.

Stefan is the pro bono Chair of the Patient Expert Center (PEC) in Belgium, an organisation that trains members of patient organisations to become patient experts in their disease area.

He is Patient Expert at Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC), the international organisation created by the European School of Oncology.

Stefan Gijssels is a health policy consultant, publicist and speaker, primarily focused on making health systems more patient-centric and smarter.

In 2019, Stefan Gijssels co-founded and led Digestive Cancers Europe, as the continuation of EuropaColon, moving the organisation from the UK to Belgium, expanding its scope, hiring new staff and significantly increasing the organisation's activities and funding.

Stefan is the author of the “Roadmap for the Prevention and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer in Europe”, published in 2021 by Digestive Cancers Europe. He is the co-author of the European Code of Cancer Practice, organised by the European Cancer Organisation.

He was formerly:
- Co-Chair of the Patient Advisory Committee of the European Cancer Organisation, and a member of the Board and the Executive Committee.
- Member of the Board and Executive Committee of FT3P (From Testing to Targeted Treatment Programme)
- Co-Chair of the European Alliance for Value in Health.

Before his advocacy work, Stefan was a public affairs consultant in various agencies, as well as VP Public Affairs & Communications at Johnson & Johnson.

Natalia Maeva
BSPPH Natalia Maeva Bulgarian Society of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

Natalia Maeva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria and holds a master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She started her career as a radio reporter and continued to work as a PR & marketing specialist for several Bulgarian ministries, banks and private companies. Her international career led her to Greece, Poland and Switzerland, where she worked as a regional manager.

Starting from her personal drives it is essential to share that she have been fighting pulmonary hypertension (PH) for more than 13 years. In addition, she is also a double lung transplant patient (2016), who is blessed to live a normal active life for the last six years.

Natalia is a founding member and current President of the Bulgarian Society of patients with pulmonary hypertension (2012). She is Vice President of the Bulgarian National Patient Organization, responsible for rare diseases and transplantation (December 2021). Since 2018 she also works as a Deputy Chair of the Bulgarian association of patients with respiratory failure and lung transplantation. As well as this, she is a Board member of PHA Europe (2022-2024).

Natalia is also a PAG member of the European Lung Reference Network, which covers nine groups of rare lung diseases, as well as a member of the COVID-19 PAG and part of the European Lung Foundation’s (ELF) united PAG’s group. She was scholar of EURORDIS Leadership school 2021.

She joined the ESR-PAG in December 2021 with the goal to create a better doctor-patient relationship in order to meet all participants’ needs.

Lavinia Magee
Lung Cancer Europe (LuCe) Lavinia Magee Lung Cancer Europe (LuCe)

Lavinia Magee is Nurse Consultant, Thoracic Oncology, Royal Papworth Hospital. Her Papworth career started in 1997 as clinical research nurse and database manager. As a Lung Cancer Nursing UK (LCNUK) member she was awarded the first Research Interest Group Grant to look at the psycho-social impact of taking TKIs. In 2013 she became a committee member of LCNUK and was involved in developing the Using Your Voice (UYV) and Thoracic Oncology Research Concept to Home Run (TORCH) projects. She represents LCNUK within the UK Lung Cancer Coalition and Lung Cancer Europe and is a member of LORD NCRI subgroup.

I would be delighted to help in any way I can and represent LuCE.

Evelyn Steinthaler
(no affiliation)

Additional members
Dr. Dominique Carrié / Radiologist, Toulouse (France)

ESR 2nd Vice-President
Andrea Rockall

ESR Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson
Núria Bargalló Alabart

ESR National Societies Committee Chairperson
Christian Loewe

ESR Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chairperson
Apostolos Karantanas

European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)
Dr. Andrew England

The ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG) was launched during the ECR in March 2013.

The group is chaired by a patient representative, and the Chairperson of the ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee serves as vice-chairperson.

The goal of ESR-PAG is to bring together patients, the public and imaging professionals in order to positively influence advances in the field of medical imaging to the benefit of European patients.

Please click here for more information.


Chairperson (ESR President)  Adrian Brady (IE)
ESR 1st Vice-President  Carlo Catalano (IT)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Andrea Rockall (UK)
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors Regina Beets-Tan (NL)
Past President Michael Fuchsjäger (AT)
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting) Peter Baierl (AT)
Chairperson of the Research Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Marion Smits (NL)
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting)

Minerva Becker (CH)


For full composition please click here: https://www.myesr.org/programme-team-ecr-2023




Chairperson (ESR 1st Vice-President) Carlo Catalano (IT)
ESR 2nd Vice-President  Andrea Rockall (UK)
ESR President Adrian Brady (IE)
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors Regina Beets-Tan (NL)
ESR Past-President Michael Fuchsjäger (AT)
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting) Peter Baierl (AT)
Chairperson of the Research Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Marion Smits (NL)
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Minerva Becker (CH)


Experts to be appointed

Board Members:

Chairperson Minerva Becker (CH)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Andrea Rockall (UK)
Chairperson of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Apostolos Karantanas (GR)
Chairperson of the National Societies Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Christian Loewe (AT)
Chairperson of the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Núria Bargalló Alabart (ES)
Chairperson of the e-Learning Subcommittee (ex-officio) Sue Barter (UK)
Chairperson of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) Subcommittee (ex-officio) Martin Reim (EE)
Chairperson of the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee (ex-officio) Vicky Goh (UK)
ESOR Director (ex-officio, non-voting member) Valérie Vilgrain (FR)
EDiR Scientific Director (ex-officio) Laura Oleaga (ES)
ETAP 2.0 Scientific Director (ex-officio) Hannu Aronen (FI)
Members at large Miguel Souto Bayarri (ES)
Anagha P. Parkar (NO)
Giulia Zamboni (IT)
Ulrike Attenberger (DE)


Society Delegates:

ARMENIA Kostan Galumyan AUSTRIA Martin Uggowitzer
AZERBAIJAN Malakhat Sultanova BELARUS Vitali Rymasheuski
BELGIUM Inneke Willekens BULGARIA Kamelia Genova
CROATIA Gordana Ivanac CYPRUS Eleni Eracleous
ESTONIA Annika Tähepõld FINLAND Jussi Hirvonen
Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara
GEORGIA Mikheil Okujava GERMANY Marc-André Weber
GREECE Sotiria Stathopoulou HUNGARY Akos Jaray
ICELAND Maríanna Gardarsdóttir IRELAND Mark Knox
ISRAEL Michal Amitai ITALY Ernesto Di Cesare
KAZAKHSTAN Zhanar Abdrakhmanova LATVIA Maija Radzina
LITHUANIA Algidas Basevicius MALTA Luise Reichmuth
MONTENGRO Danica Raičević THE NETHERLANDS Jan Cees de Groot
NORWAY Johan Castberg Hellund POLAND Joanna Podgórska
PORTUGAL Manuela Franca ROMANIA Lucian Florescu
RUSSIA Elena Mershina SLOVAKIA Andrej Klepanec
SLOVENIA Maja Pirnat SWEDEN Luis Gorospe
SWITZERLAND Thomas Frauenfelder TÜRKIYE Fazil Gelal
UKRAINE Nataliia Dichko UNITED KINGDOM Stephen Harden


CIRSE Colin Nice ESHIMT Michel Eisenblätter
ESMRMB Carlo Quattrocchi EUSOBI Fleur Kilburn-Toppin
ESCR Karl Friedrich Kreitner ESER Ana Blanco Barrio
ESGAR Damian Tolan ESHNR Stephen Connor
EuSoMII Elmar Kotter ESSR Miraude Adriaensen
ESNR Meike Vernooij ESOI Clemens Cyran
ESPR Maria Raissaki ESTI Annemiek Snoeckx
ESUR Valeria Panebianco


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Committee Members:

Chairperson Maja Marolt Mušič (SI)
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors Regina Beets-Tan (NL)
ESR President Adrian P. Brady (IE)
ESR 1st Vice-President Carlo Catalano (IT)
ESR 2nd Vice-President  Andrea Rockall (UK)
ESR Past-President Michael Fuchsjäger (AT)
ESR Executive Director Peter Baierl (AT)

Committee  Members:


Christian Loewe (AT)

ESR President

Adrian P. Brady (IE)

ESR 1st Vice-President

Carlo Catalano (IT)

ESR 2nd Vice-President

Andrea Rockall (UK)

Director of ESOR(ex-officio, non-voting)

Valerie Vilgrain (FR)


Society Delegates:


Arben Rroji


Kostan Galumyan


Gertraud Heinz


Yunus Afandiyev


Irina Abelskaya


Tom De Beule


Haris Huseinagić


Nikoleta Traikova


Goran Roić


Chyrsa Tziakouri Shiakalli


Miloslav Roček


Charlotte Trampedach


Martin Reim


Jussi Hirvonen 


Marie-France Bellin


George Tsivtsivadze


Jörg Barkhausen


Konstantinos Lymperopoulos


Doros Attila


Hjalti M. Thorisson


Peter Kavanagh


Jacob Sosna


Andrea Giovagnoni


Raushan I. Rakhimzhanova


Ilir Ahmetgjekaj


Saulius Lukoševičius


Maija Radzina


Melvin D'Anastasi


Yves Lasar


Žanka Cerović


Semion Marga


Aleksandar Gjoreski


Jet Quarles van Ufford


Andrzej Cieszanowski


Fredrik Nomme


Ioana Gheonea


Luís Curvo Semedo


Ružica Maksimović


Valentin Sinitsyn


Maja Marolt Mušič


Viera Lehotská


Sara Sehlstedt


Asunción Torregrosa Andrés


Can Cevikol


Johannes Heverhagen


Katharine Halliday


Tatyana Yalinska







Committee  Members:

Chairperson Marc Dewey
Editor-in-Chief of "European Radiology" Yves Menu
Editor-in-Chief of "Insights into Imaging"  Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Editor-in-Chief of "European Radiology Experimental" Francesco Sardanelli
Editor-in-Chief of "EURORAD" Filipe Caseiro-Alves
Editor of EPOS Ioana G. Lupescu
ESR Executive Director Peter Baierl
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors Regina Beets-Tan
2nd Vice-President Andrea Rockall
Chairperson of the Finance & Internal Affairs Committee (ex-officio, non-voting) Maja Marolt Mušič


Committee Members:

Chairperson Núria Bargalló Alabart (ES)
Members at Large Peter Lauritzen (NO)
Jaako Niinimäki (FI)
Mathias Prokop (NL)
Luca Sconfizena (IT)
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Audit and Standards Roman Klöckner (DE)
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on eHealth and Informatics Elmar Kotter (DE)
Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Ultrasound Paul Sidhu (UK)
Chairperson of the Working Group on MR Safety & Quality Francesco Santini (CH)
Chairperson of the Imaging Referral Guidelines Subcommittee TBC
Chairperson of the EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee Boris Brkljačić (HR)
EMA Expert (co-opted member) Olivier Clément (FR)
ESR 2nd Vice-President Andrea Rockall (UK)
Chairperson of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Apostolos Karantanas (GR)
Chairperson of the National Societies Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Christian Loewe (AT)
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member) Minerva Becker (CH)


Society Delegates:

ARMENIA Narek Matinyan AUSTRIA Gertraud Heinz
AZERBAIJAN Rasim Bayramov BELARUS Siarhei Kharuzhyk
BELGIUM Paolo Simoni BULGARIA Mariya Nedevska
CROATIA Goran Roić CYPRUS Eliza Protopapa


Juhana Hakumäki FRANCE Jean-Francois Chateil
GEORGIA Mikheil Baramia GERMANY Christiane Kuhl
GREECE Kyriaki Tavernaraki HUNGARY Levente Lánczi
ICELAND Halldor Benediktsson IRELAND Rachel Ennis
ISRAEL Eli Atar ITALY Silvia Pradella
KAZAKHSTAN Zhanar Kozhakhmetova LATVIA Ilze Apine
LITHUANIA Saulius Lukosevicius MALTA Melvin D'Anastasi
NORTH MACEDONIA Dimitar Veljanovski NORWAY Helga M. Brøgger
POLAND Maciej Guziński PORTUGAL Paulo Donato
ROMANIA Costin Minoiu RUSSIA Tatyana Bergen
SLOVAKIA Viera Lehotská SLOVENIA Silva Breznik
SPAIN Fatima Matute Teresa SWEDEN Joakim Crafoord
SWITZERLAND Andreas Gutzeit TÜRKIYE Şükrü Mehmet    Ertür
UKRAINE Oleksandr Berezovskyi UNITED KINGDOM Teik Choon See


CIRSE Laura Crocetti ESCR Rodrigo Salgado
ESER Marcela De La Hoz Polo ESGAR Maija Radzina
ESHIMT Sergios Gatidis ESHNR Davide Farina
ESNR Tarek Yousry ESOI Marius Mayerhöfer
ESSR Eva Llopis ESTI Helmut Prosch
ESUR Rossano Girometti EUSOBI Eva Maria Fallenberg
EuSoMII Daniel Pinto dos Santos ESMRMB Francesco Santini


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Subcommittees, please click here.

Board Members:


Marion Smits (NL)

EIBIR Scientific Director

Gabriel P. Krestin (NL)

Four Members at Large Steve Halligan (UK)
Alejandro Rovira (ES)
Luís Curvo Semedo (PT)
Anne Cotten (FR)

RTF representative (co-opted)

Martina Pecoraro (IT)

ESR 2ⁿᵈ Vice-President 

Andrea Rockall (UK)

Chairperson of the European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance - EIBALL (ex-officio full member)

Aad van der Lugt (NL)

Research Committee Board Interoperability Expert

Peter Mildenberger (DE)


Society Delegates:

Armenia Hovhannes Vardevanyan Austria Richard Nolz
Azerbaijan Leyla Musayeva Belarus Volha Vadzianava
Belgium Piet Vanhoenacker Bulgaria Silvia Tsvetkova
Croatia Krešimir Dolić Cyprus Chrysa Tziakouri
Czech Republic Tomáš Andrašina Denmark Michael Bachmann Nielsen
Estonia Juhan Reimand Finland Roberto Blanco Sequeiros
France Laure Fournier Georgia Dudana Gachechiladze
Germany Frank G. Wacker Greece Kyriakos Stringaris
Hungary Zsigmond Tamás Kincses Iceland Helgi Már Jónsson
Ireland Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh Israel Eli Konen
Italy Massimo Midiri Kazakhstan Zhanibek Baiturlin
Latvia Ardis Platkajis Lithuania Jurate Dementaciviene
Malta Kelvin Cortis Montenegro Marija Abramović
The Netherlands Anouk Van Der Hoorn North Macedonia Menka Lazareska
Norway Karen Rosendahl Poland Katarzyna Katulska
Portugal Hugo Marques Romania Ioana Gheonea
Russia Konstantin Zavadovsky Serbia Mirjan Nadrljanski
Slovakia Kamil Zeleňák Slovenia Peter Popovic
Spain Josep Munuera del Cerro Sweden Katrine Riklund
Switzerland Jean-Paul Vallée Türkiye Ulku Kerimoglu
Ukraine Olena Odoshevska United Kingdom Luc Bidaut


CIRSE Peter Reimer ESCR Birgitta Velthuis
ESER Mehmet Erturk ESGAR Jaap Stoker
ESHIMT Ivo Rausch ESHNR Berit Verbist
ESMRMB Andrew Webb ESNR Sven Haller
ESOI Evis Sala ESPR Owen Arthurs
ESSR Mario Maas ESTI Mario Silva
ESUR Evis Sala EUSOBI Ritse Mann

Peter van Ooijen


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Committee Members:

Apostolos Karantanas (GR)
ESGAR representative
Andrea Laghi (IT)
ESR President
Adrian P. Brady (IE)
ESHI-MT representative
Clemens Cyran (DE)
ESR 1st Vice-President
Carlo Catalano (IT)
ESHNR representative
Bert De Foer (BE)
ESR 2nd Vice-President
Andrea Rockall (UK)
ESMRMB representative
Benedikt Poser (NL)
Chairperson of the Education Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Minerva Becker (CH)
ESNR representative
Tarek A. Yousry (UK)
Chairperson of the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Núria Bargalló Alabart (ES)
ESOI representative
Emanuele Neri (IT)
Chairperson of the Research Committee (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Marion Smits (NL)
ESPR representative
Karen Rosendahl (NO)
Director of the European School of Radiology (ESOR, ex-officio, non-voting member)
Valerie Vilgrain (FR)
ESSR representative
Carlo Martinoli (IT)
ESR Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting member)
Peter Baierl (AT)
ESTI representative
Jürgen Biederer (DE)
CIRSE representative
Christoph Binkert (CH)
ESUR representative
M. Milagros Otero-García (ES)
ESCR representative
Rozemarijn Vliegenthart (NL)
EUSOBI representative
Ruud Pijnappel (NL)
ESER representative
Cem Calli (TR)
EuSoMII representative
Elmar Kotter (DE)


Quality means different things to different people. Patients expect to receive high-quality examinations and reports in a timely and efficient manner and to be confident that their radiation exposure is both justified and minimised, and also that the safety of procedures is assured. Payers have a particular interest in appropriateness and good outcomes with minimisation of costs.

In the United States, healthcare payments are increasingly linked to quality and outcome metrics. Examples of good practice include department quality and value scorecards to capture data on appropriateness, and various quality metrics to provide evidence-based data.

Similar trends are emerging in Europe, and, in 2016, the ESR established a subcommittee on value-based imaging to evaluate the situation in Europe, develop an ESR concept for value in radiology, and support radiologists in fulfilling their central role in patient care. It is in the interest of radiologists themselves to demonstrate the value of their service, and develop appropriate metrics, which capture their true contribution and added value to patient care.

Despite the difficulties presented by COVID-19, the ESR Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee was active in 2020, with the publication of an article in JAMA on Radiology and Value-Based Health Care and co-publishing a multi-society statement on the value of radiology in healthcare. Additionally, the results of a pan-European patients’ survey, conducted by the Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee in 2019 were recently published indicating ways in which value to patients might be increased.


Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee Chairperson

Andrea G. Rockall, London/UK
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors

Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL

Immediate Past-President

Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT

Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson

Núria Bargalló Alabart, Barcelona/ES

Education Committee Chairperson

Minerva Becker, Geneva/CH

National Societies Committee Chairperson

Christian Loewe, Vienna/AT

EuroSafe Imaging Chairperson & Industry liaison (COCIR)

Boris Brkljacic, Zagreb/HR

ESR-PAG Representative

Judy Birch, Poole/UK

Member & CIRSE Representative

Thomas Kröncke, Augsburg/DE


Conduct Policy for officers of the European Society of Radiology

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of Radiology in all European countries. The Society’s mission at all times is to serve the health care needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of radiology.

The integrity of its officers is essential to achieve this mission. It is critical to the integrity of the ESR that those serving in elected or appointed positions avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest. All decisions and actions must be made solely to the benefit of the ESR, without regard to personal considerations.

In order to comply with these principles, all ESR officers are asked to complete a disclosure declaration form, following the ESR’s requirement to disclose any possible conflict between their duties towards the ESR and their private interests.

Declaration forms will be updated annually. When encountering potential conflicts of interest, ESR officers must identify the potential conflict and, when required, remove themselves from all discussion and voting on the matter.

The ESR may disqualify any individual from their activities within the ESR if a conflict of interest is not disclosed or cannot be resolved.