ESR offers a wide range of learning and training opportunities in accordance with its mission to promote diagnostic and interventional radiology and associated disciplines through pre and postgraduate education and research, and to formulate teaching and examination programmes to provide equivalent training for radiologists and other staff working in radiology departments in the relevant countries.

European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR)

For full information about EDiR, please visit the European Board of Radiology (EBR) website at

Success in the EDiR examination will certify a standard of radiological knowledge deemed appropriate by the ESR for independent practise in General Radiology. The knowledge base for the examination is as laid out in the ESR European Training Curriculum for Radiology.

The examination is open to radiologists and radiology residents in their fifth year of training in compliance with the requirements. 


  • The examination will provide an objective test of knowledge for radiologists at the end of training.
  • Success in the examination can be anticipated to be of high value to radiologists in their career development.
  • In the context of medical migration, this examination will facilitate procedures by providing an ESR-endorsed qualification to confirm proof of training supplemental to any national qualifications.
  • The examination represents a significant step towards transnational harmonization of radiological standards throughout Europe.
  • The Diploma certifies that a candidate has passed a high quality examination in General Radiology performed in English language.
  • This European Diploma does not replace any national board certificate.

Visit the EDiR website

European School of Radiology (ESOR)

The European School of Radiology (ESOR) is an established and growing project, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

One of its main goals is to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe. With its wide range of activities ESOR additionally aims to raise standards in the field of scientific radiology, to extend and coordinate teaching resources worldwide and to help young radiologists to achieve the knowledge and skills to fulfil tomorrow’s requirements.


  • to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe
  • to support the implementation of the European Training Curricula
  • to kick off an interest for subspecialisation in radiology
  • to support the development of subspecialty fellowships in radiology through structured training
  • to serve professional development by continuing radiological education
  • to extend and coordinate educational activities in radiology in Europe and beyond

EPOS - Electronic Presentation Online System

In 2003, ECR took a bold step and introduced an all-electronic scientific exhibition using EPOS™, the Electronic Poster Online System, thus setting new standards in the medical meeting industry.

EPOS™ is the largest poster database in radiology, and it is open and free of charge.

Visit the EPOS database

EURORAD - Radiological Case Database

Eurorad is the largest peer-reviewed radiological teaching case database and offers readers access to a wealth of medical information and imaging data, whose accuracy and quality have been validated by some of the most experienced radiologists in Europe.

Eurorad will be relaunched in Spring 2019.

Submission is open!

Submit your case report now

Radiology Trainees Forum Subcommittee (RTF)

The Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) was established as an organisation to represent the views of radiology trainees. You will find more details in the section on its history.

It is coordinated by its board and invites all ESR member countries to appoint a trainee representative. The current list of delegates can be viewed by clicking on the link "National delegates" on the left.

Rising Stars

The ECR is like the Benjamin Button of congresses, it just keeps getting younger. Every year, more and more young radiologists and radiographers take advantage of the ECR’s special sessions for trainees; about one quarter of participants at recent ECRs have been students and trainees.

More than 6,400 students have attended the ECR over the last five years, and that figure is set to rise at ECR 2017, with many more taking advantage of the special low fee. Many students can also attend the congress free of charge by submitting one of the top 32 student abstracts or by applying for the Invest in the Youth programme.

European Training Curriculum for Radiology

The European Training Curriculum for Radiology (former European Training Charter for Clinical Radiology) is designed to provide a valuable template for training radiologists and to enhance the quality of care for patients throughout Europe.

This existing current version is seen as a living document which is subject to continuous update and revision and is therefore solely available in electronic format.



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Further Curricula

This section presents curricula the ESR has developed in association with other societies.

Core curriculum for medical physicists in radiology (ESR-EFOMP)

Some years ago it was decided that a European curriculum should be elaborated for medical physicists professionally engaged in the support of clinical diagnostic imaging departments. With this in mind, ESR and EFOMP (European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics) nominated a joint expert working group to develop a curriculum.
The curriculum is intended to promote best patient care in radiology departments through the harmonisation of education and training of medical physicists to a high standard in diagnostic radiology. To view the curriculum please click here.

Core curriculum for medical physicists in radiology. Recommendations from an EFOMP/ESR working group
Volume 3 (2012) Number 3 (Jun), p.197-200, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-012-0170-3

Multimodality imaging curriculum (ESR-EANM)

The Multimodality Imaging Curriculum is a joint European initiative between the EANM and the ESR to define the scope of training for medical specialists in hybrid imaging. The curriculum is a framework outline that may be used by member societies where appropriate to form the basis of discussion on the optimisation of further training of medical specialists.

Multimodality Imaging Training Curriculum - general recommendations.
Volume 2 (2011), Number 2 (Apr), p.99-101, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0067-6

Multimodality Imaging Training Curriculum — Parts II and III
Volume 3 (2012) Number 3 (Jun), p.191-196, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-012-0172-1

Undergraduate Education in Radiology

One of the ESR's aims is to attract the best students to our discipline. The Subcommittee on Undergraduate Education was established to suggest ways to standardise and promote the radiological education amongst medical students.

The following publications are available for download:


Definition of CME/CPD

Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Diagnostic Radiology is a programme of educational activities to guarantee the maintenance and upgrading of knowledge, skills and competence following completion of postgraduate training. CME is an ethical and moral obligation for each radiologist throughout his/her professional career, in order to maintain the highest possible professional standards.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This deals with the acquisition and maintenance of new knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, in order to ensure that radiologists are able to maintain and improve their competence to practice in their specialist area, as well as in any area of additional responsibility in education or management. This improves the overall quality of service to patients.

Contact information:

ESR Office
Am Gestade 1
1010 Vienna