The ECR 2020 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).

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Radiographers‘ Programme at ECR 2020

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 2020 offers a comprehensive and perfectly tailored programme for radiographers in various stages of experience.

Coffee and Talk (open forum)

Quality and safety in paediatric imaging
Clinical audit and the European-Basic Safety Standards (EU-BSS): where are we now?
Dose management (DM): requirements, promises and reality
Statistics resources for radiology research
How to organise research in radiology
How to get my manuscript accepted: tips and tricks from the editors
How to get my manuscript accepted: getting help from reporting guidelines
Innovative tools to improve the communication between radiologists and patients
How to advance the academic ladder
Guidance for IT in radiology: how radiologist can benefit from DIAM (Digital Imaging Adoption Model)

E³ - Advanced Courses: Hot Topics in Emergency Radiology

Dual energy and subtraction CT in emergency radiology
The role of radiology in the management of mass casualty incidents
Occlusive vascular diseases: no time to lose!

E³ - Advanced Courses: Interactive Teaching Sessions for Young (and not so Young) Radiologists

Gastrointestinal radiology
Paediatric radiology for the general radiologist
Errare humanum est

E³ - ECR Master Class

Whole-body MRI (and PET/MR)
Update of diffusion-weighted MRI
State-of-the-art imaging of postoperative joints
Whole-body MRI in children
Cone-beam, 4D and more: new diagnostic tools for vascular diseases

E³ - European Diploma Prep Sessions


E³ - Rising Stars Programme: Basic Sessions

Radiologic anatomy: abdomen
Hybrid imaging
Radiologic anatomy: chest
Musculoskeletal: essentials of trauma imaging
Abdominal viscera: abdominal emergencies

EFOMP Workshop: CT protocol management and optimisation

CT protocol management and optimisation: management (part A)
CT protocol management and optimisation: optimisation (part B)

ESHI(MT) Session

The importance of identifying technical errors in hybrid imaging: pitfalls and artefacts in PET/CT and PET/MRI

EuroSafe Imaging Session

Paediatric CT doses and risks (MEDIRAD)
Technology developments which impact dose delivery 
Artificial intelligence for dose optimisation
Cumulative dose: too often and too much
Why do we need to know radiation doses in imaging procedures?
European study on clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) (EUCLID) project: final results

Pros & Cons Session

Breast cancer: to screen or not to screen?

Refresher Course

New techniques in cardiac CT: game changers or money makers?
Imaging of 'foreign bodies'
Imaging of forgotten small joints
No time to lose: aortic disease, revisited
Imaging in abdominal emergencies: an (evidence-based) update
Blunt polytrauma: CT protocols, CT interpretation and interventional radiology options
Tumour response assessment in abdominal imaging
Back to basics: how to interpret a chest radiograph?
Contrast media: acute kidney injury and acute adverse reactions
Imaging of frequent queries in children: an evidence-based approach
Functional and molecular imaging techniques in oncology: how to use them in routine practice
Fluoroscopy: a mainstay state-of-the-art in paediatric radiology
Effect of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): moving patients data across hospitals, regions, countries
Intensive care paediatric radiology: the very sick neonate
Blue skies and current trends in digital radiography (DR), computed tomography (CT) and interventional radiology (IR)
Imaging in pregnancy
MR imaging of the knee
Optimising the management of children with cancer: how to improve?
Demystifying MRI: things you always wanted to know
Everything you need to know about 3D post-processing
Current and future trends in personalised clinical dosimetry
Advancing clinical hybrid imaging
Why do I miss fractures in emergency?
The old spine: challenges of imaging and treatment

Transatlantic Course of ESR and RSNA (Radiological Society of North America): Stroke Imaging and Endovascular Treatment: Now and the Future

Current status of stroke work up and treatment
Endovascular treatment
The future strategy for stroke thrombectomy

Hands-on Workshop: Ultrasound

Hands-on Workshop: Vascular Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Advanced applications of Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Interventional Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Abdominal Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Vascular Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Abdominal Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Interventional Ultrasound
Hands-on Workshop: Advanced applications of Ultrasound
Ultrasound Quiz
Ultrasound Quiz

Voice of EPOS

Poster Presentation Sessions

    Lectures/presentations by radiographers at ECR 2020 outside dedicated radiographer sessions

The Voice of EPOS

The Voice of EPOS will again be available at ECR 2020, where the authors of the best posters present their work in person in moderated sessions. This popular format also features sessions in various languages, promoting diversity and bringing the scientific communities of all nations together. One of the stages is dedicated especially to radiographers, which provides an excellent opportunity for scientific exchange and networking among colleagues. Radiographer sessions will take place on VoE Stage 5 on Level 01 near the EPOS Lounge from Wednesday to Saturday, and will also be broadcast via ESR Connect.

ECR 2020: Radiographers' Lounge (Level 02, Foyer C, ACV)

Radiographer attendees at ECR 2020 are welcome to have a cup of coffee and to network with their colleagues from all over the world in the Radiographers' Lounge on Level 02, in Foyer C of the Austria Center Vienna which will host 18 booths representing the societies/ institutions below:

AFPPE Association Française du Personnel Paramédical d'Èlectroradiologie
AITRI  Associazione Italiana Tecnici di Radiologia Interventistica
AITRO Associazione Italiana Tecnici di Radioterapia Oncologica e Fisica Sanitaria
ASRT American Society of Radiologic Technologists
ATARP  Associação Portuguesa de Técnicos de Radiologia, Radioterapia e Medicina Nuclear
CoR The College of Radiographers 
DRI Slovenian Society of Radiographers - Društvo radioloških inženirjev Slovenije
EFRS  European Federation of Radiographer Societies  
FASTeR Federazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche dei Tecnici di Radiologia
HANZE Hanze University of Applied Sciences
IIRRT Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy 
ISRRT International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists
JART Japan Association of Radiological Technologists 
NSR Nordic Society of Radiographers
NVMBR Dutch Society of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy
rtaustria Berufsfachverband für Radiologietechnologie Österreich
STRAEPT Greek Society of TEI‘s Medical Radiological Technologists

ECR 2020: ESR/EFRS Radiographer Award Ceremony (Thursday, March 12, 11:30-12:00)

Radiographers' Lounge, Foyer C, Level 02, ACV

Don't miss the ESR/EFRS Radiographers' Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 12, from 11:30-12:00 in the Radiographers' Lounge during ECR 2020 when Prof. Brkljačić (ESR President) and Dr. McNulty (EFRS President) will award the best radiographer abstracts in various categories and hand out certificates to the winners.  

Radiographer attendees at ECR 2020 are welcome to have a cup of coffee and to network with their colleagues from all over the world in the Radiographers' Lounge on Level 02, in Foyer C of the Austria Center Vienna which will host 18 booths representing the societies/ institutions below:

Radiographer Evening

A ‘Heuriger’ is the Viennese word for a wine tavern. These lovely but rustic places are like being invited into the wine grower’s wooden cabins to enjoy their high class products. Technically, the phrase ‘Heuriger Wine’ means ‘this years wine’, so a Heuriger is simply a place to try the freshest wine direct from the growers.
Historically, Heurigen were simple places, where vineyard owners would open their doors during wine season to serve glasses of this year’s wine and juices to guests. At most, a plate of cold meats and cheese could be served along with the delicious wine.

At the Radiographer Evening we serve delicious, homemade Austrian food, present typical „Heurigen“ music - overall a real feast for all senses.
An organized transfer from and to the Heurigen is included in the price.

Book your ticket today for only €35
March 12, 2020
Starts 7:15 PM

Book now

Children in Focus at ECR 2020

A highlight of this year’s meeting will be Children in Focus, a series of non-scientific sessions dedicated to healthcare and social issues affecting children. The sessions, which are suitable for all congress attendees, will feature a wide variety of speakers from across the spectrum of healthcare industries, both patients and professionals, sharing inspirational stories from their own personal experiences, offering advice, and asking the tough questions about children and the care they receive around the world.

One session, ‘The child as an individual – whose life is it anyway’, will explore issues surrounding parental decision-making, consent and cultural autonomy and will be moderated by Bella Said, a radiographer at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. See the full programme here.

The Cube 3.0

Radiographers will be encouraged to attend the Cube 3.0 - an interactive educational hub dedicated to the captivating world of interventional radiology (IR). Featuring a huge array of simulators, devices, augmented reality, expert-led sessions and more, the Cube is the best place to get an immersive, hands-on introduction to IR. Sessions and simulations will interest all attendees, both experts in the field as well as those who are new to IR. The Cube 3.0 will take place in the Hotel Meliá (DC Tower) located near the congress centre and sessions will be CME accredited

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 -
  • 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:

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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