President's Message

As President of the European Society of Radiology I am delighted to hereby kick off the ECR 2022 abstract submission period. With its theme ‘Building Bridges’, ECR 2022 will create a forum where radiologists and other medical professionals can meet and learn from one another. 

The highlights at ECR 2022 will include many sessions focused on multidisciplinary education by experts from different disciplines. We will learn about the relevant clinical questions and how imaging can impact treatment decisions and outcomes. Apart from an educational programme on imaging innovation for radiologists and radiographers, there will be the In Focus programme, dedicated to patients and their needs. Professional sessions will address timely discussions on a variety of topics such as the radiology of the future, screening programmes and the digital transformation of care.

ECR 2022 will be marked as a congress that has adapted to new times, providing you with a brand-new congress experience. The meeting will breathe interactivity. You will witness ‘open forum’ activities, listen to debates, engage in discussions and meet with R&D industry teams. 

I would like to encourage you all to take this opportunity to present your scientific work and be part of ECR 2022. I am excited to welcoming you back to Vienna at ECR 2022!

Prof.Dr. Regina G.H. Beets-Tan
ECR 2022 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson
ESR President

General Information


Abstract submission is open from July 12 to October 10, 2021.

Submission System

All abstracts have to be submitted online through:

Abstract Type

For ECR 2022, there will be again one abstract type. During the submission process, you will be able to choose your preferred presentation format. Please see the respective sections below for further details:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Student Presentation

Abstract language and editing

All abstracts have to be submitted in English. Please make sure that your abstract is appropriately structured and checked for English spelling and grammar. By following all instructions, you ensure that our language and editing standards are met, thereby making your abstract reader-friendly.

If you wish to edit or withdraw your abstract after the submission, please contact the abstract submission team at


The abstract has to be submitted by the presenting author. The presenter will receive all notifications and is responsible for the poster upload and/or the oral presentation.

Duplicate submissions

It is not allowed to submit the same abstract to more than one presentation format. The submission of duplicate abstracts will lead to the immediate rejection of the abstract(s) involved.

Case Reports

Case reports will not be accepted. We recommend submitting case reports to the ESR’s teaching case platform EURORAD at

Decision Notifications

Decision notifications (acceptance or rejection, final presentation format) will be sent by email to the presenter in December 2021. Invitations for oral presentations must be confirmed by the presenter within the timeframe indicated in the notification letter.

Case-Based Diagnosis Training session - Interlude

Test your knowledge

ECR 2022 will see the return of the popular session for general radiologists and residents at the end of their training looking for a simple update on subjects outside of their usual field.

The Case-Based Diagnosis Training session will offer an interactive way to test your knowledge in a range of subspecialty areas.

If you have any questions, please contact

Imaging signs related to food

It is not only for nutritional purposes that food plays a major role in all our lives!
Eating together as a family or with friends serves a large social function. We enjoy chatting and connecting over – ideally – lovingly prepared meals. Some of us also derive fun from planning meals, shopping for the selected ingredients, either with an emphasis on regional products or certain exotic additions, and then cooking together. It links generations, accompanies celebrations, hands over traditions, and marks seasonal changes during the year where hardly anyone can refrain from relishing the first fresh fruit of the year or early sweet baby carrots from the garden. We associate certain meals with our childhood or trips to foreign countries and can catch a glimpse from other cultures by getting to know their food. Some are better than others in preparing a feast for all senses, where taste and smell are as important as colours and consistency. Consequently, food plays a paramount role in building bridges, which is also the main focus of ECR 2022.
It is not surprising that we radiologists use imaging signs reminding us of certain food items to help us remember the diseases they are typically associated with. Each subspeciality and every body part offers a whole variety of fruit, vegetables, spices, or processed food. We only see what we have learnt to see and, therefore, it is extremely useful to have these bold, eye-catching associations.
Watch out for pancakes, doughnuts and cookies, mints and chocolate, spaghetti and linguine, rice and popcorn; show us the difference between sandwiches and hamburgers, head cheese and Swiss cheese, coffee beans and coconuts, ginkgo and holly leaves, onion skin and celery stalk, or salad oil versus salt and pepper and you can rest assured, not only will you learn a lot by looking into this whole universe of striking signs, but it will also help you to scrutinise your images with the eagerness of a detective looking for the culprit and, hopefully, your patients will profit from a more comprehensive report.

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Figure 1: Temporal bone fracture with ossicular dislocation: a) ice cream (head of malleus) on cone (body of incus), b) CT with dislocated ossicles, c) dislocated ice cream from cone

Are you now tuned in to look for imaging signs related to food and tempted to send us your best cases to be highlighted in the interlude presentation of our case-based diagnosis session? Submit your highly instructive cases with signs related to food, ideally with a photograph or painting of the original food item, using the template below to by December 12, 2021, at the latest.

As an extra incentive, all submitters will receive a recipe sheet with a distinct Austrian flavour that is sure to satisfy.

Come and join us and maybe you will win the award for your excellent work-up. Before and after the Interlude, you can try to solve clinical cases from ten different fields in radiology, where specialists then help to highlight typical characteristics and differential diagnostic entities.

Download the Template

Support Programmes

During submission, abstract presenters can apply for one of the available support programmes: “Invest in the Youth” for radiologists in training and “Shape your Skills” for radiographers (radiological technologists).

Find more information at

Reduced registration fees

A reduced registration fee of EUR 350,- is available for all presenting authors of accepted oral and poster presentations, who are ESR members in good standing by August 31, 2021.
Important information: This offer will only be available if registration is finalised by December 15, 2021. It only applies to the presenting author (no first or other authors) and is not transferable. Please make sure to use the account with the same Personal ID for registration that you used to submit your abstracts.


Awards are available for different presentation formats. Find more information at

Reporting Guidelines

When preparing abstracts for ECR 2022, please make sure to use the most appropriate reporting guidelines for your work. Compliance with reporting guidelines will have a positive impact on rating scores.

More information can be found at the website of the Equator Network (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) at

Links to a selection of relevant reporting guidelines can be found here:

Presentation formats

Oral presentation abstracts will be considered for different session types:

  • Research presentation sessions, allowing a classic oral presentation of 6 minutes followed by a discussion.
  • Clinical Trials in Radiology (CTiR) sessions, dedicated to ongoing or recently finished multicentre trials that are likely to impact clinical practice in the future.
    The following studies are eligible:
    (a) Multicenter studies of any design (can be submitted with their study design, baseline data, or results)
    (b) Single-center studies (only if randomised and results available)

Final presentation formats are decided by the Programme Planning Committee and will be communicated together with the decision notification.

Poster Presentations (EPOS)

General information

EPOS™ is the ESR's Electronic Presentation Online System for scientific and educational posters.
Posters submitted for ECR will be part of the scientific exhibition at the congress and can also be published permanently on the EPOS™ online viewing platform. Find more information at

Presentation formats

Scientific Posters can be submitted for standard scientific studies. Educational posters can be submitted for educational descriptions, e.g. of a particular condition or procedure, or a series of cases.

Poster submissions include:

  • EPOS for Radiologists (standard scientific studies, educational descriptions),
  • EPOS for Radiographers (Radiological Technologists, scientific or educational poster),
  • EuroSafe Imaging

Final presentation formats are decided by the Programme Planning Committee and will be communicated together with the decision notification.

Posters at ECR 2022

Invitations for the poster upload for accepted abstracts will be sent out in January 2022.
If the presenter registers for the congress, the respective poster will be part of the scientific exhibition at ECR 2022. In addition, it is possible to choose a permanent publication of the poster on

All accepted posters are presented electronically in EPOS™ (no paper printouts).

Student Presentations

Student sessions will take place as part of the student programme of the congress (

Frequently Asked Questions

Submission steps

  • It is recommended that authors prepare their abstracts in advance using any standard word processing system and then copy and paste the elements into the appropriate spaces in the submission system.
  • Please do not include references, acknowledgements, pictures, graphics, tables or figures in your abstract.
  • The text should be submitted using standard Latin characters.

Enter the title for your abstract. Titles should be all lower case except for the first letter of the title, acronyms, proper names and after colons. Do not use a full stop at the end of the title. Please spell out any Greek or scientific characters (e.g. beta). Keep titles as long as necessary but as short as possible (max. character count: 200). Company and trade names, special symbols or characters are not allowed in the title.

Select an informative topic for your abstract. Abstract review and session assignment will be based on the topic.

Choose your preferred presentation format (Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation or Student Presentation).

Apply for one of the available support programmes: “Invest in the Youth” for radiologists in training and “Shape your Skills” for radiographers (radiological technologists). Find more information at

Add authors to your abstract. To avoid duplicate entries, you have to search before you are allowed to create a new person entry.

The abstract has to be submitted by the presenting author.

A maximum of 9 authors can be listed. For Clinical Trials, more than 9 authors are allowed; in case of acceptance, additional authors can be added after the notification. Only authors who contributed to the work should be listed; gift authorship is not allowed. Note that the system requires contact information (incl. email address) for each author.

Please indicate potential conflicts of interest for all authors and outline all relationships (remunerated or not) with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services may be related to the subject matter.


Enter the abstract text by typing or copying and pasting plain text from a prepared document. The first four abstract sections apply to all abstracts. Limitations, Ethics committee approval and Funding only have to be used if applicable (otherwise, write ‘Not applicable’ or ‘n/a‘ in those abstract body fields).

Word limit

The body of the abstract should summarise the subject in a maximum of 280 words.


Abstracts of accepted Research Presentations, Clinical Trials in Radiology, My Thesis in 3 Minutes, and Student presentations will be published in the Book of Abstracts in Insights into Imaging after the congress. Note that posters submitted for ECR can also be published permanently on the EPOS™ online viewing platform, and are therefore not part of the Book of Abstracts.


Select the appropriate keywords from each column in the drop-down menu. This selection will help indexing your subsequent presentation/poster online. You can choose up to 3 keywords per column; one keyword in each category is mandatory.


Confirm all mandatory affirmations.


Finalise your submission by leaving the editing view with the bottom left corner Back to Overview. Review your abstract once more through Preview (and submit) before submitting your abstract with the Submit abstract button.


For any questions regarding abstract submission, please contact us via email.