European consensus on patient contact shielding
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01085-4

Impact of COVID-19 on radiology education in Europe: a survey by the ESR Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF)
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01113-3

COVID-19 pneumonia imaging follow-up: when and how? A proposition from ESTI and ESR
Eur Radiol (2021) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-021-08317-7

Online teaching in radiology as a pilot model for modernizing medical education: results of an international study in cooperation with the ESR
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01092-5

The current status of uptake of European Basic Safety Standard (2013/59/Euratom) requirements: results of a follow-up survey in European radiology departments
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01078-3

Value-based radiology: what is the ESR doing, and what should we do in the future?
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01056-9

Dosimetric quantities and effective dose in medical imaging: a summary for medical doctors
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01041-2

ESR white paper: blockchain and medical imaging
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01029-y

The role of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 disease
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-021-01013-6

Referral guidelines for medical imaging in children: an ESR-EuroSafe Imaging survey on availability, awareness and use in clinical practice among European radiologists
Eur Radiol (2021) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-021-07906-w

Cumulative effective dose from recurrent CT examinations in Europe: proposal for clinical guidance based on an ESR EuroSafe Imaging survey
Eur Radiol (2021) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-021-07696-1

Summary of the proceedings of the International Forum 2020: “Radiologists fighting COVID-19: a united response to a global crisis”
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00959-3

Incorporating radiomics into clinical trials: expert consensus endorsed by the European Society of Radiology on considerations for data-driven compared to biologically driven quantitative biomarkers
Eur Radiol (2021) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-07598-8

Improving justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation: considerations and approaches from the European Society of Radiology
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00940-0

ESR EuroSafe Imaging and its role in promoting radiation protection – 6 years of success
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00949-5

Patient survey of value in relation to radiology: results from a survey of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) value-based radiology subcommittee
Insights Imaging (2021) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00943-x


Radiology in the era of value‑based healthcare: a multi‑society expert statement from the ACR, CAR, ESR, IS3R, RANZCR, and RSNA
Insights Imaging (2020) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00941-z

Performance indicators for radiation protection management: suggestions from the European Society of Radiology
Insights Imaging (2020) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00923-1

The identity and role of the radiologist in 2020: a survey among ESR full radiologist members
Insights Imaging (2020) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00945-9

Position statement and best practice recommendations on the imaging use of ultrasound from the European Society of Radiology ultrasound subcommittee
Insights Imaging (2020) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00919-x

Imaging alternatives to colonoscopy: CT colonography and colon capsule. European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) Guideline – Update 2020
Eur Radiol (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-07413-4

Radiation dose management systems—requirements and recommendations for users from the ESR EuroSafe Imaging initiative
Eur Radiol (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-07290-x

Diagnostic Reference Levels based on clinical indications in computed tomography: a literature review
Insights Imaging (2020) DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00899-y

ESR Statement on the Validation of Imaging Biomarkers
Insights Imaging (2020) 11:76 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00872-9

Medical conferences in the post-COVID world: a challenge, and an opportunity
Eur Radiol (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-06933-3

COVID-19 patients and the radiology department – advice from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)
Eur Radiol (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-06865-y

Harmonisation of imaging dosimetry in clinical practice: practical approaches and guidance from the ESR EuroSafe Imaging initiative
Insights Imaging (2020) 11:54 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00859-6

The Current Status of Radiological Clinical Audit and Feedback on the ESR Guide to Clinical Audit in Radiology and the ESR Clinical Audit Tool (Esperanto) – an ESR Survey of European Radiology Departments
Insights Imaging (2020) 11:37 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-020-00843-0

ESR/ERS statement paper on lung cancer screening
Eur Radiol (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-06727-7

Summary of the proceedings of the International Forum 2019: “What are the strategies to engage the young generation”
Insights Imaging (2020) 11:7 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0827-2


ESR statement on new approaches to undergraduate teaching in Radiology
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:109 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0804-9

European Training Assessment Programme 2.0
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:106 DOI:10.1186/s13244-019-0797-4

Impact of artificial intelligence on radiology: a EuroAIM survey among members of the European Society of Radiology
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:105 DOI:10.1186/s13244-019-0798-3

Ethics of artificial intelligence in radiology: summary of the joint European and North American multisociety statement
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:101 DOI:10.1186/s13244-019-0785-8
Full statement (supplementary file to the above): click here

ESR statement on portable ultrasound devices
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:89 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0775-x

Validated imaging biomarkers as decision-making tools in clinical trials and routine practice: current status and recommendations from the EIBALL* subcommittee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:87 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0764-0

Diagnosis of peripheral bone and prosthetic joint infections: overview on the consensus documents by the EANM, EBJIS, and ESR (with ESCMID endorsement)
Eur Radiol (2019) DOI: 10.1007/s00330-019-06326-1

The Current Status of Uptake of European BSS Directive (2013/59/Euratom) Requirements – Results of a Pilot Survey in European Radiology Departments with a Focus on Clinical Audit
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:50 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0734-6

The current status of radiological clinical audit - an ESR Survey of European National Radiology Societies
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:51. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0736-4

Patient Safety in Medical Imaging: a joint paper of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:45. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0721-y

What the radiologist should know about artificial intelligence – an ESR white paper
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:44. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0738-2

Summary of the proceedings of the International Forum 2018: “Value-based radiology”
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:34. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0717-7

Methodology for ESR iGuide content
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:32. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0720-z

IT development in radiology - an ESR update on the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM)
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:27. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0712-z

How to manage accidental and unintended exposure in radiology: an ESR white paper
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:23. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0691-0

Interventional radiology in European radiology departments: a joint survey from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:16. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0698-6

Strategic research agenda for biomedical imaging
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:7. DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0684-z

Abdominal applications of ultrasound fusion imaging technique: liver, kidney, and pancreas
Insights Imaging (2019) 10:6 DOI: 10.1186/s13244-019-0692-z

Consensus document for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections: a joint paper by the EANM, EBJIS, and ESR (with ESCMID endorsement)
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2019) 46: 971. DOI: 10.1007/s00259-019-4263-9

Consensus document for the diagnosis of peripheral bone infection in adults: a joint paper by the EANM, EBJIS, and ESR (with ESCMID endorsement)
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2019) 46: 957. DOI: 10.1007/s00259-019-4262-x


The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR): investing in the future of the new generations of radiologists
Insights Imaging (2018) 9:665. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-018-0665-7

The ESR Audit Tool (Esperanto): genesis, contents and pilot
Insights Imaging (2018). DOI:10.1007/s13244-018-0651-0

Radiology trainees forum survey report on workplace satisfaction, ESR education, mobility and stress level
Insights Imaging (2018). DOI:10.1007/s13244-018-0649-7

ESR paper on the proper use of mobile devices in radiology
Insights Imaging (2018) 9:247-251 DOI: 10.1007/s13244-017-0589-7

Summary of the proceedings of the International Forum 2017: “Position of interventional radiology within radiology”
Insights Imaging (2018) 9:189-197. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-018-0594-5

ESR paper on structured reporting in radiology
Insights Imaging (2018) 9:1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-017-0588-8


Infection prevention and control in ultrasound - best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group
Insights Imaging (2017) 8:523–535. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-017-0580-3
Endorsed by the Radiology Section of the UEMS

ESR concept paper on value-based radiology
Insights Imaging (2017) 8:447–454. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-017-0566-1

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation: what the radiologist should know
Insights Imaging (2017) 8:295–299. DOI:10.1007/s13244-017-0552-7

Common strategic research agenda for radiation protection in medicine
Insights Imaging (2017) 8:183–197. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-016-0538-x

Summary of the proceedings of the international forum 2016: “Imaging referral guidelines and clinical decision support - how can radiologists implement imaging referral guidelines in clinical routine?”
Insights Imaging (2017) 8:1. DOI:10.1007/s13244-016-0523-4


Infection prevention and ultrasound probe decontamination practices in Europe: a survey of the European Society of Radiology
Insights Imaging (2016) 7: 841. DOI:10.1007/s13244-016-0528-z

ESR teleradiology survey: results
Insights Imaging (2016) 7:463-479. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-016-0485-6

European Society of Radiology (ESR) and American College of Radiology (ACR) report of the 2015 global summit on radiological quality and safety
Insights Imaging (2016) 7:481-484. DOI: 10.1007/s13244-016-0493-6

Summary of the proceedings of the International Summit 2015: General and subspecialty radiology
Insights Imaging (2016) 7:1-5. DOI: 0.1007/s13244-015-0453-6


The consequences of the economic crisis in radiology
Insights Imaging (2015): 6:573-577, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0434-9

ESR/ERS white paper on lung cancer screening
Eur Radiol (epub May 2015), DOI: 10.1007/s00330-015-3697-0

Summary of the European Directive 2013/59/Euratom: essentials for health professionals in radiology
Insights Imaging (2015) 6:411-417, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0410-4

ESR Position Paper on Imaging Biobanks
Insights Imaging (2015) 6:403-410, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0409-x

Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting - a promising new approach to obtain standardized imaging biomarkers from MRI
Insights Imaging (2015) 6:163-165, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0403-3

The ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG)
Insights Imaging (2015) 6:167-171, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0395-z

Medical imaging in personalised medicine: a white paper of the research committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Insights Imaging (2015) 6:141-155, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0394-0

Research education in Europe: an opinion paper by the European Society of Radiology
Insights Imaging (2015) 6:157-162, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-015-0397-x


International Summit 2014: Organisation of clinical ultrasound in the world
Insights Imaging (2014) 5:641-644; DOI 10.1007/s13244-014-0358-9

Renewal of radiological equipment
Insights Imaging (2014) 5:543-546; DOI 10.1007/s13244-014-0345-1

ESR white paper on teleradiology: an update from the teleradiology subgroup
Insights Imaging (2014) 4:1-6; DOI 10.1007/s13244-013-0307-z


European survey on imaging referral guidelines
Volume 4 (2013), published online Dec 13, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0300-6

Imaging referral guidelines in Europe: now and in the future—EC Referral Guidelines Workshop Proceedings
Volume 4 (2013), published online Dec 13, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0299-8

The strategy of ESR and Insights into Imaging regarding the application for an impact factor
Volume 4 (2013), Issue 6 (Dec), p.735-736, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0292-2

ESR statement on radiation protection: globalisation, personalised medicine and safety (the GPS approach)
Volume 4 (2013), Issue 6 (Dec), p. 737-739, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0287-z

Joint ESR-EFSUMB recommendation on archiving and reporting ultrasound examinations
Volume 4 (2013) Issue 4 (Aug), p.525-526, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0263-7

MD PhD programmes with relevance to imaging. Results from a European survey
Volume 4 (2013) Issue 4 (Aug), p. 409-415, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0249-5

Organisation and practice of radiological ultrasound in Europe: a survey by the ESR Working Group on Ultrasound
Volume 4 (2013) Issue 4 (AUg), p. 401-407, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0257-5

Patient communication, confidentiality and consent: radiology policy and practice in Europe. A survey by the European Society of Radiology
Volume 4 (2013) Issue 2 (Apr), p.153-156, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0236-x

ESR statement on the stepwise development of imaging biomarkers
Volume 4 (2013) Issue 2 (Apr), p.147-152, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0220-5

ESR communication guidelines for radiologists
Volume 4 (2013) Issue 2 (Apr), p.143-146, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-013-0218-z


Education in research: results of a survey commissioned by the research committee of the European Society of Radiology
Volume 2 (2012) Issue 6 (Dec), p.535-542, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-012-0184-x

ESR statement on good scientific practice and publishing
Volume 3 (2012) Issue 4 (Aug), p.303-306, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-012-0174-z

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

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

Results of a survey by the European Society of Radiology (ESR): undergraduate radiology education in Europe—influences of a modern teaching approach
Volume 3 (2012), Issue 2 (Apr), p.121-130; DOI: 10.1007/s13244-012-0149-0

Editorial on the revised European Training Charter for Clinical Radiology
Volume 3 (2012), Issue 1 (Feb), p.5-6; DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0143-y

ESR Guidelines for the Communication of Urgent and Unexpected Findings
Volume 3 (2012), Issue 1 (Feb), p.1-3; DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0135-y


Management in Radiology: Abstracts from the MIR 2011 Annual Meeting (September 29–30, Nice/FR)
Volume 2 (2011), Supplement 3, p.453-461; DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0141-0

Medical imaging in personalised medicine: a white paper of the research committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 6 (Dec), p.621-630; DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0125-0

Is the radiological community within Europe ready for audit?
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 4 (Aug), p.375-377, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0098-z

Undergraduate education in radiology. A white paper by the European Society of Radiology
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 4 (Aug), p.363-374, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0104-5

White paper on radiation protection by the European Society of Radiology
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 4 (Aug), p.357-362, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0108-1

Usability of irreversible image compression in radiological imaging. A position paper by the European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 2 (Apr), p.103-115, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0071-x

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

European Commission guidelines on clinical audit. Statement by the European Society of Radiology.
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 2 (Apr), p.97-98, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0065-8

Good Practice for Radiological Reporting. Guidelines from the European Society of Radiology.
Volume 2 (2011), Issue 2 (Apr), p.93-96, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-011-0066-7


Radiology and Primary Care in Europe.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 2 (May), p.46-52, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-010-0024-9

White paper on imaging biomarkers.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 2 (May), p.42-45, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-010-0025-8

Research in Cardiac Radiology: a European Society of Radiology White Paper.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 2 (May), p.37-41, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-010-0020-0

Multimodality imaging in Europe: a survey by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 1 (Jan), p.30-34, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-009-0001-3

ESR position paper on ultrasound.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 1 (Jan), p.27-29, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-009-0005-z

Clinical Audit - ESR Perspective.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 1 (Jan), p.21-26, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-009-0002-2

The professional and organizational future of imaging.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 1 (Jan), p.12-20, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-009-0008-9

The future role of radiology in healthcare.
Volume 1 (2010), Issue 1 (Jan), p.2-11, DOI: 10.1007/s13244-009-0007-x

ESR Brochures

ESR Brochures were published until 2009. 
Please click on the links below to obtain the documents in pdf format.