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Abstract structure and format

In this section, you will find information regarding the general structure of your abstract.

Titles should be all lowercase 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 (i.e., beta). Keep titles as long as necessary but as short as possible. Company and trade names, special symbols or characters are not allowed in the title.

Select an informative topic for your abstract. Your abstract will be reviewed and assigned to a session based on the topic.

Choose your preferred presentation format. 

Here is an overview of what to expect within each format: 

Oral presentation abstracts will be considered for two different session types:
  • Research Presentation Sessions (RPS), allowing a short classic oral presentation followed by a short 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:
    1. Multicentre studies of any design (can be submitted with their study design, baseline data, or results).
    2. Single-centre studies (only if randomised and results are available).

EPOSTM 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 EPOSTM online viewing platform. Find more information at

The poster presentation format is divided into three categories:

  • EPOS for Radiologists (standard scientific1 studies, educational2 descriptions).
  • EPOS for Radiographers (radiological technologists).
  • EuroSafe3 Imaging (poster abstracts submitted with the keyword “Radioprotection” will be reviewed for the EuroSafe poster category).
  • EPOS on the Go: a new feature that re-introduces poster presentations delivered live in a casual setting.

Scientific: Scientific posters can be submitted for standard scientific studies.

Educational: Educational posters can be submitted for educational descriptions, i.e. of a particular condition or procedure or a series of cases.

EuroSafe: EuroSafe Imaging posters can be submitted for all radiation protection-related topics.

Student Sessions will take place as part of the student programme of the congress. Find out more about the programme here.

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

Add authors to your abstract. The authors you intend to input could already have a profile in our system. To avoid duplicate entries, please search for the author in the system before creating a new person profile. Please note the following points:
  • The abstract must be submitted by the presenting author. Presenting authors can be changed after the submission is complete.
  • A maximum of 9 authors can be listed.
  • 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.
  • For Clinical Trials, we understand there could be more than 9 authors; in this case, only the main authors are added to the author list, while additional authors can be represented under a group name of your choice.

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.

Abstract body

In this section, you will find information regarding the general structure of your abstract.

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. If they are not applicable, then use the text provided under the tab General Formatting Tips of the Language and Editing section below.

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

Abstracts of accepted Research Presentation, Clinical Trials in Radiology and Student Sessions 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 index your subsequent presentation/poster online. You can choose up to 3 keywords per column; one in each category is mandatory.

Confirm all mandatory affirmations.

Language and Editing

Please make sure that your abstract is appropriately structured and checked for English spelling and grammar before submitting it. By following all instructions, you ensure that our language and editing standards are met, thereby making your abstract reader-friendly.

  • All abstracts must be submitted in the English language. Abstracts submitted in other languages will be withdrawn.
  • Kindly note that we use the British English spelling system.
  • Every section of the abstract body must be written in the form of a paragraph.
  • Every section of the abstract body must finish with a full stop, except the title.
  • Generally, numbers less than 10 should be spelt out (i.e., six), while numbers 10 and above should be written numerically (i.e., 10).
  • Months should be formatted as per the British system (day.month.year).
  • In the sections regarding study limitations and funding, please indicate as follows:

    • Limitations:
      If there are limitations: The limitations of the study are…

      If there are no limitations: No limitations were identified.

    • Funding:
      If there is funding: Funding was provided by…
      If there is no funding: No funding was received for this study.
  • Ethics Committee approval:
    If the Ethics Committee approval applies: select “Yes” and fill out further information on the provider of the approval and the reference number (i.e., The study was approved by XYZ (reference number)).
    If the Ethics Committee approval is not applicable: select “Not applicable” and explain why (i.e., The study is retrospective or educational).

When preparing abstracts for ECR 2024, 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:

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