HeroImage_HL7_Radiographers Physics in Medical Imaging

We would like to invite you to the ECR 2020 Online Highlight Week #7 on Radiographers / Physics in Medical Imaging.

The ten Highlight Weeks are an integral part of the ECR 2020 Online experience and will take place in-between July and December 2020. Each week is dedicated to exploring a set of carefully chosen topics, a full schedule can be found here.

Live Sessions

Tuesday, October 27
17:00-18:00   EFRS WS 3 - Growing radiography research
18:15-19:00   Radiographers - Live discussion
Thursday, October 29
17:00-18:00   SF 8b - Quantitative MRI: from MR-physics to tissue microstructure
18:15-19:00   Physics in Medical Imaging - Live discussion

On-demand Sessions

BS 15b    Radiographer research: tips to get you started
C 25 Publishing in the radiography journal
C 31 Addressing shortages in the medical imaging workforce
RC 512 Optimising the management of children with cancer: how to improve?
Meets 5    Radiography profession performance and future challenges in Japan
Meets 8b    Radiography profession performance and future challenges in Canada
Meets 12 A guided tour of Slovenia through the modalities
Meets 13 Safety in the Netherlands
RC 214 The role of medical imaging in radiotherapy
EF 11 CT protocol management and optimisation: management (part A)
EF 12 CT protocol management and optimisation: optimisation (part B)
ESR/EFOMP Photon counting detectors: system design and clinical applications of an emerging technology
ESR/ESMRMB    Ultrahigh-field (UHF) MRI goes clinical and beyond
RC 413 Blue skies and current trends in digital radiography (DR), computed tomography (CT) and interventional radiology (IR)

Register now

The Highlight Weeks are freely accessible to all ECR 2020 participants and can be joined by logging into ESR Connect.

ECR 2020: ESR/EFRS Radiographer Awards

For the third time at ECR, the ESR and EFRS have the pleasure to announce this year’s ESR/EFRS radiographer award winners. Our most sincere congratulations!

Radiographer Paper Abstract Award Winners:


Dr. Hiroko Yamashina, Sapporo/ Japan

Research presentation abstract entitled “The eye-tracking system as an assessment tool for mammography positioning


Ms. Jennifer Grehan, Dublin/ Ireland

Research presentation abstract entitled "Postgraduate Education in Radiography: what is the bigger picture?"


Dr. Karen Borg Grima, Naxxar/ Malta

Research presentation abstract entitled "A statistical comparison of a triage tool with exercise myocardial perfusion scan (MPS) data in a cohort of Maltese patients"

Magna Cum Laude Radiographer Poster Award Winners:

Mrs. Aya Inakami, Hyogo/Japan

EPOS poster entitled C-02841 “Right ventricular function assessment with four- dimensional phase-interpolated computed tomography

Dr. Alice Pratesi, Siena/ Italy

EPOS poster C-06298 entitled “Low-medium frequencies loss artifact in arterial phase of dynamic liver studies with Gd-EOB-DTPA

Mr. Satoru Kanzawa, Tokyo/ Japan

EPOS poster C-09151 entitled “Relationship between Amide Proton Transfer Imaging and Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Values for High-grade Gliomas and Metastatic Brain Tumors

Radiography Student Abstract Award Winner:

Mr. Attila Simkó, Umeå, Sweden

Rising Stars Programme – abstract entitled ‘MRI bias correction with an implicitly trained convolutional neural network

New EFRS & ESR MoU signed

ESR and EFRS sealed cooperation for the next three years by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding in Genoa/Italy on November 21, 2019. 

Image caption (from left to right): Assoc.Prof.Dr. Jonathan McNulty, EFRS President & Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors

International Day of Radiology 2019

For IDoR 2019, we are highlighting the crucial role of imaging in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of sports injuries, and the significance of understanding the anatomy, biomechanics and surgical treatment options.

We have published a book on MSK imaging with a focus on sports imaging, including chapters on the radiographer’s role in DXA, imaging at a global sports event and advancing roles and responsibilities of radiographers, all provided by renowned radiographer colleagues.

Visit IDoR 2019


World Radiography Day 2019


The ISRRT special edition on the occasion of the world radiography day has now been published! Page 28 of the publication contains an article written by Prof. Adrian Brady on behalf of ESR.

Read more

Become an ESR Member

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

€ 11 per year

Corresponding Membership

for radiographers or radiographers in training residing outside Europe

free of charge

Join ESR as a Friend

NEW and FREE OF CHARGE for undergraduate radiography students! Sign up as ESR Friend and benefit from the following advantages:

Benefits for ESR Friends

  • Coverage of Article Processing Charges for accepted articles in Insights into Imaging and European Radiology Experimental.
  • Free electronic access to European Radiology (plus monthly contents alert via e-mail), Europe's no. 1 general radiological journal.
  • Opportunity to submit to EURORAD, the largest peer-reviewed online teaching database of radiology - myESR.org/eurorad.
  • Free access to all contents of Education on Demand, the ESR e-learning platform, including the possibility to earn e-CME.
  • Access to your personalised and secured account: MyUserArea.
  • Free receipt of various communications.

Become an ESR Friend

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:

Online media


Involvement of radiographers in our society

The EFRS is officially involved in 7 ESR bodies and can thereby actively contribute to professional and political issues within ESR:

ECR 2020 Programme Planning Committee
Radiographers Subcommittee Co-Chair: Joana Santos (EFRS)
PEP Subcommittee member: Jonathan McNulty (EFRS)

ESR Audit & Standards Subcommittee
Håkon Hjemly (EFRS Representative)
Graciano Paulo (ordinary member)

ESR e-learning Subcommittee 
Andrew England (EFRS Representative)
Jonathan McNulty (EFRS Representative)
Eija Metsäla (EFRS Representative)

ESR Patient Advisory Group (PAG)
Vasilis Syrgiamiotis (EFRS representative)

ESR Subcommittee on Professional and Economics in Radiology (PIER)
Graciano Paulo (ordinary member)
Charlotte Beardmore (EFRS Representative)

ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee
Shane J. Foley (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/EFRS Joint Paper on Patient Safety in Medical Imaging

We are excited to announce the first ever joint publication between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)!

Published in both Insights into Imaging and Radiography, the ESR and EFRS aim to highlight the importance of patient safety in medical imaging and the fundamental roles that radiologists and radiographers play in ensuring the physical and psychological well-being of their patients.

Click here to read the article.

Clinical Audit and the ESR Clinical Audit Tool

Clinical audit is inextricably linked to quality and, if correctly and professionally conducted, a powerful tool to improve patient care, experience and outcome. 

The ESR Clinical audit tool is designed to facilitate the development of local clinical audit across the spectrum of the services provided by clinical radiology and support radiology departments in establishing an developing their clinical audit programme.

The ESR Clinical Audit tool has been published under the name of Esperanto.

Further details are available here.

Esperanto 2019

ECR 2019 in Review

Find out what ECR 2019 had to offer for Radiographers.

ECR 2019 in Review