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Integration and Globalization

One of the strategic lines of CIR has been Education and the promotion of events of high levels of excellence with the participation of professors in the different member countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador. They have enjoyed this activity, which has also allowed all members to take part by means of courtesy registrations. We invite you to check the events link so you can take part on them. Bear in mind that they are prepared with Congresses of a high level of scientific activity.

It is also important to highlight the great number of applications we have received in order to obtain the CIR sponsorship in the several events related to Diagnostic Imaging carried out in different countries. This turns us into the mandatory reference from an academic and professional point of view.

The participation in the European Congress of Radiology held in Vienna, Austria, was extended to those students attending the postgraduate course by means of agreement scholarships. We invite the coordinators of postgraduate courses to pay attention to these benefits in order to establish academic excellence. It is important that CIR members imitate this offer from the ESR in order to include residents in all scientific activities that are carried out.

We can always work harder in favor of scientific education. We must be proactive and participate in as many events as possible so as to give room to transfer of knowledge and training of talented students with the sole purpose of achieving the excellence in radiology.

We want that the opportunities to get together be many so we can take part in conferences, exchange experiences, strengthen the bonds among the member countries and get acquainted with our cultures. The flag and hymn of CIR, colorful and diverse, respectively, represent this idea. We are proud of these symbols and we wish that our flag travels all around our territory and that our hymn is present in each event, since they identify and unite us with one purpose only: the excellence of Intercontinental Radiology.

Welcome to CIR.

Dr Oswaldo Ramos
President of CIR

CIR RSNA in Spanish

Oswaldo Ramos, President of CIR; George Bisset, President RSNA; Mark Watson, Director of RSNA during the SMRI Congress where CIR-RSNA in Spanish was confirmed.

During the Congress of the Mexican Society of Radiology (SMRI) doctors George Bisset and Mark Watson, both directors of RSNA, announced that the participation of CIR on Saturday, November 26th with a session in Spanish, was accepted. Participation of members is very important for its success so include it in your schedules! All member countries are taking part and we will be able to share an event in Chicago.

Dr Oswaldo Ramos and Dr Burton Drayer, president of RSNA, in the ESR Congress.

6th Book of the Advances Series


Editors Dr Miguel Stoopen
 Dr Ricardo García Mónaco
Guest EditorDra Gloria Soto G

Editorial Journals

CIR Authors


Guide of recommendations for the correct request of samples of diagnostic imaging

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A shade of light
Crossed the delicate hand
Making the image
That was drawn in negative

Radiology thus was born
The most important tool
In medicine

Cir cir cir
Three letters that bind us
For wellbeing,
Science and modernity
Joined for the world, helping others

In black and white
We’ve changed to impressive details
It was impossible to imagine it
Discovering an illness in our body

Now it’s about imaginology
The most important specialty in medicine

Cir cir cir
Three letters that bind us
For wellbeing
Science and modernity
Joined for the world, helping others

Spain, Canada, United States, Mexico, Guatemala,
Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Cuba,
Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia,
Panama, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay,

El Salvador, Peru, Portugal.
Each member of this College
Represents the professional clinical eye
In the specialist we trust
To help many people he wishes to heal

Let’s remember that medicine
Was created by God to save the world
We are hope

Cir cir cir
Three letters that bind us
For wellbeing
Science and modernity
Joined for the world, helping others
Helping others
Helping others.

International Electronic Publications

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We invite NOTiCIR readers to see, from this site, the monthly bulletin RSNA News, which was made available for us by the Radiological Society of North America.

You will be able to access the last issue of the bulletin as well as the index with the previous issues in html and PDF format.



GO RAD is a new global outreach program developed by the International Society of Radiology. The purpose is to reach out to and advance radiology education throughout a global radiology community by aggregating current, practical, radiology literature with content targeted and dedicated to developing nations and underserved populations.

As the world of scholarship and education shrinks by virtue of the electronic tools available, it is appropriate for the international leadership in radiology to look to current and future global needs.

Dr. Eric Stern
Jefe de Redacción, GO RAD

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The History Corner: Alexander von Lichtenberg

Von Lichtenberg (Budapest, 1880 – Mexico, 1949) was an eminent urologist. He is considered the creator of diagnostic uroradiology together with Friedrich Voelcker.

He attended the Medicine course of studies in his native town and later he moved to Heidelberg, Germany, to complete his education. It was there that he met Voelcker and that he began studying the principles of genitourinary surgery.

In 1906 he described the retrograde pyelography, which was adopted with certain skepticism since there were some fatal cases and the quality of the images was not very good. With the improvement of the contrast agents and of the radiologic technique, it finally consolidated as a very useful technique due to its diagnostic capacity to optimize surgical instructions.

In 1920 he moved to Berlin and, together with Binz and Swick, he develops the uroselectan: a iodine compound of relative low toxicity, which was used intravenously in order to get images of the kidneys and excretory organs.

Shortly afterwards, the progresses made with excretory urography as well as the construction of the biggest urology unit in Europe (250 beds) in the Catholic Hospital of St Hedwig, Berlin, strengthen von Lichtenberg’s reputation. He preached for a “functional”, less aggressive urology, with a “conservative” surgery, which was possible thanks to the diagnostic contribution of the excretory urography.

Lichtenberg also propelled important achievements in urological endoscopy since he developed cysto-resectoscopes with new techniques that allowed a better vision.

In 1928 he presided the 8th Congress of the German Society of Urology. His book “Lehrbuch der Urology” (Manual of Urology) was an essential aspect in the fact the Urology was considered a specialty in this country since it gave an overall approach of the different aspects of this discipline.

When the Nazi Party took power and the Government intervened in all the organizations and associations, the German Society of Urology was also affected. Professor von Lichtenberg, of Jewish origin, was removed from his academic position and he was forced to move to Budapest with his family. Later, he moved to Mexico where he died in 1949.

Dr Luis Ros Mendoza
Editor-in-Chief, GO RAD


RSNA Introduction to Research for International Young Academics
Sunday, November 27 – Thursday, December 1, 2011
McCormick Place, Chicago

Since 2000, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has supported international radiologic education through the RSNA Introduction to Research for International Young Academics Program.

The focus of this program is to encourage young radiologists from countries outside the United States and Canada to pursue careers in academic radiology. The program consists of a special seminar that is held during the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.

For further information,
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Please send us your questions, comments or suggestions through the following form:

We expect an active participation, since every message is welcome.

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