Paul M. Parizel

Chair of the ESR Board of Directors

Much more than other disciplines and specialties in medicine, radiology is teamwork. The team consists of certified radiologists, residents/registrars in training, radiographers, nurses, physicists, technical support staff, managers, etc.

The working relationships between these various professional groups are much closer than in almost all other hospital departments. And, at the end of the day, the quality of our performance depends on the strength of the entire team.

Håkon Hjemly

EFRS President

The aims of the EFRS are to support development of the radiography profession in order to continually support national societies in developing services for patients. This development cannot happen in isolation and team working is essential.

We are pleased to collaborate with ESR to further these goals and through the annual ECR conference which is enabling Radiographers to have a European opportunity to share their research findings, to discuss and debate practice and to network with colleagues within the whole
Imaging team.

ECR 2018 for Radiographers


The ECR is recognised as the official annual scientific meeting in medical imaging for radiographers by both the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

ECR 2018 offers a comprehensive and perfectly tailored programme for radiographers in various stages of experience.

Custom-made scientific programme, special fees and support programmes, dedicated abstract submission category - find out everything the ECR has to offer for radiographers.

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ECR 2018 - Shape your Skills (Radiographers support programme)

The new 'Shape your Skills' programme has been installed and exclusively financed by the ESR in view of the continued professional development of radiographers.

It is dedicated to radiographers at the beginning of their career and supports 500 professionals by giving them free registration for the ECR and two nights hotel accommodation.

Are you a radiographer in your first five years of practice? Then you are eligible to apply!

Application is now closed.

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ECR 2018 - Invest in the Youth

The 'Invest in the Youth' programme supports 1,000 young professionals by giving them free registration for the ECR and up to four nights hotel accommodation.

Are you a radiographer in training under the age of 30? Then you are eligible to apply!

Application is now closed.

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ESR membership includes various exclusive benefits.

The ESR offers 3 different membership types for radiographers:

Full Membership for Professionals of Allied Sciences

for radiographers residing in Europe

€ 11 per year

Membership in Training for Professionals of Allied Sciences

for radiographers in training (includes students)

€ 11 per year

Corresponding Membership

for radiographers, radiographers in training, or students residing outside Europe

free of charge

Education for radiographers

The following ESR's educational services are free of charge for ESR members and offer a variety of contents which are also suitable for radiographers:

ECR Online

Online media


Involvement of radiographers in our society

The EFRS is officially involved in 5 ESR bodies and can thereby actively contribute to professional and political issues within ESR:

ESR Patient Advisory Group (PAG)
Bodil Andersson (EFRS representative)

ESR Subcommittee on Professional and Economics in Radiology (PIER)
Graciano Paulo (ordinary member)
Jonathan McNulty (EFRS Representative)
ESR Audit & Standards Subcommittee
Håkon Hjemly (EFRS Representative)

ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee
Graciano Paulo (in individual capacity as co-opted member/advisor)

EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee
Graciano Paulo (in individual capacity & as EFRS representative, Leader “Ask EuroSafe Imaging” Subgroup)


EU & international affairs

The ESR and EFRS have joined efforts in various European Commission funded projects. Recently, the societies have jointly contributed as project coordinator or consortium member to the implementation of the below projects. New endeavours are continuously evaluated and pursued.

  • Evaluation of national actions regarding the transposition of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom’s requirements in the medical sector - BSS Transposition (2016-2017)
  • European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging - PiDRL (2013-2016)
  • Referral Guidelines for Imaging (2011-2013)
  • Medical Radiation Protection Education and Training - A study on the implementation of the Medical Exposure Directive’s requirements within the European Union - MEDRAPET (2010-2013)

The EFRS is a shareholder organisation of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR).

The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) is a joint initiative of EIBIR. The EFRS is represented in the alliance by Graciano Paulo.

ESR Supporting Members