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Editor: Dr. Pedro Unshelm Coeditors: Dr. Jorge Bisteni, Dr. Luis Ros Founding Editor: Dr. Miguel Stoopen


Doctor Oswaldo Ramos, President of CIR.
Mr. Bill Clinton,
Ex President of the United States.

Towards the north

We have travelled all around Latin America with the encouraging aim of promoting our most recent commitment: presenting our academic experiences as regards oncologic imaging. For that purpose we have designed a high level program with well known speakers with an outstanding career. The meeting will be held in Chicago during the annual congress of the Radiological Society of North America on Saturday 26 November as from 1 p.m.

We strongly wish to receive a considerable number of attendants from al member countries of the Interamerican College of Radiology. Your presence will evidence the interest in extending Latin America's future participation in RSNA programs.

It is necessary to highglight an important aspect of this gathering: it will be held in Spanish, thus making it even more promising. We want that the residents from post graduate courses, which represent a new generation, also take part in this event, so that the contents dealt with during the session and throughout the following days are transmitted to all reagions of CIR.

I would also like to highlight RSNA's support.

Our goal heads towards the north; it will be an honor to share this project with doctors Miguel Stoopen and Pablo Ros as its moderators, as well as with speakers doctor Juan Spina (Aergentina), doctor Miguel Ángel Pinochet (Chile), doctor José Luis Criales-Cortés (Mexico), doctor Luis Martí Bonmatti (Spain), doctor Adilson Prando (Brazil), doctor Pedro Unshelm Báez (Venezuela) and doctor Jorge Soto (Colombia). This shall be an hisotrical session for the CIR and the RSNA. We hope that you can arrange your schedules so that all representatives and members of the Intercontinental Radiology of the CIR will be present. This invitation is also extended to all societies that are close friends of CIR.

The session program is available at webcir.org of the society.
We look forward to seeing you.

Doctor Oswaldo Ramos
President of CIR


CIR Session during RSNA 2011

Program “in Spanish”
Saturday, November 26th 2011,
from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Oncologic Imaging

A group of specialized radiologists from several Latin American countries and Spain will present the advances in the diagnosis of the most relevant neoplasias.

“You can’t miss it!”

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7th Book of the Advances Series

Official publication of the Inter American College of Radiology

Advances in Diagnostic Imaging – CIR
The updating of the main issues related to each specialty within Radiology

Editors doctor Miguel Stoopen
  doctor Ricardo García Mónaco
Guest Editors doctor Véronique Barois
doctor Antonio Talegón Meléndez

©2011 - Ediciones Journal
ISBN13: 978-987-1259-52-6
216 pages with color pictures and illustrations.
Binding: Encuadernación Cartoné – Format: 26 × 18 cm.

Ediciones Journal
www.journal.com.ar | info@journal.com.ar

Doppler is the seventh edition of the series Advances in Diagnostic Imaging published by the Inter American College of Radiology. The series has been published since 2008 and its main goal is to report on the latest news related to the different areas of Radiology in Spanish.

The previous volumes of the series have been focused on specific organs or systems, such as the liver, the thorax or the musculoskeletal system, and on the Neuroradiology area, which, throughout the past years, has been introducing several valuable imaging procedures.

Vascular non-invasive diagnosis through Doppler is one of the most common and accepted methods in Latin America and for this reason, we have decided we will dedicate this volume to the use of this important tool.

Content of this Book:

Optimization in the use of Doppler
Rafael Pérez Arangüena - Teresa Fontanilla Echeveste

Carotid and Vertebral arteries
Véronique Barois - Miguel E. Stoopen

Concepción Bru - Annalisa Bezigotti - María Á. García-Criado

Aorta and arteries of the digestive tube
Tomás Ripollés - María J. Martínez

Transplanted kidney
Paulina Bezaury Rivas

Renovascular hypertension
Eric Kimura Hayama

Arteries of lower limbs
Luis F. Uriza Carrasco

Thrombosis and venous insufficiency in lower limbs
Claudia Cejas - Marco Caballero

Daniel Cafici

Enrique Remartínez Escobar - Carmen Kraemer Muñoz

Erectile Dysfunction
Juan Pablo Niedmann

Antonio Talegón Meléndez

Musculoskeletal system
Ángel Bueno Horcajadas - Esperanza Naredo Sánchez

Flow patterns in angiogenesis y Doppler’s non-vascular utility
Adriana Rave Salinas - Véronique Barois

Review on the book | Doctor Paola Paolinelli Grunert

Advances in Diagnostic Imaging: DOPPLER
Various authors

Editors: M. Stoopen - R.García Mónaco
Guest Editors:
Verónique Barois, Antonio Talegón Meléndez

Advances Series in Diagnostic Imaging, Interamerican College of Radiology
Ediciones Journal 2008. ISBN978-987-1259-52-6, 190 pages

Continuing with the series of thematic books, this year the CIR presents "Doppler", a book which deals with the main related topics in a clear and brief way.

It's a well-organized, easy-reading text with excellent pictures. It covers the most important topics that every radiologist needs in order to prepare these exams, in a very didactic way. It proves that Doppler is a technique of clear concepts and objectives that we should not "fear".

The book begins with tha chapter called "Optimization in the use of Doppler". This chapter simplifies in a brilliant way a theory that can be sometimes arid and it applies it in such a way that it is very easy to understand, without deepening in complex physical concepts. In this way, the principles that lead to the comprehension of all the applications of Doppler are explained. Furthermore, this chapter describes the important tips that are necessary to do a proper exam.

The chapter "Carotid and Vertebral arteries" is specially clear in the explanation of concepts and it covers all the necessary information about the stenosing pathology, classification of plaques, post treatment assessment and vertebral arteries.

The chapters "Aorta and arteries of the digestive tube", "Arteries of lower limbs", "Renovascular hypertension", "Erectile Dysfunction", "Gynecology", "Obstetrics", "Scrotum" and "Transplanted Kidney" introduce in an extraordinary, complete, simple way the physiopathological concepts, normal values, study techniques and the diagnostic criteria for the most frequent pathologies. The chapter concerning transpalanted kidneys also stands out due to its detailed review on the topic.

The "Liver" chapter highlights the study of portal hypertension, hepathic tumors and the use of contrast agents and transplants, and it provides thorough information on the topics.

"Thrombosis and venous insufficiency in lower limbs" provides clear information on the most prevailing venous pathology and it points out the evolution of the thrombo and physiopatholgy of insufficiency.

A special mention must be given to "Muskuloskeletal System" and "Flow patterns in angiogenesis and Doppler's non-vascular utility", which entail a great contribution to Doppler applications in less common areas and explain the topics in a brilliant way.

In summary, it is a highly recommended, easy-reading book which includes clear and accurate concepts.
Thanks for this great contribution.

Doctor Paola Paolinelli Grunert
Department of Imaging, Las Condes Clinic
Assistant Professor, University of Chile

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GO RAD is a new global outreach program developed by the International Society of Radiology. Its purpose is to achieve advanced radiology education throughout a global radiology community by adding current and practical radiology literature with content that is targeted and addressed to the developing nations and populations with scarce resources.

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Sven-Ivar Seldinger was a radiolgist born in Dalarna, a small province in the north of Sweden. He got his degree of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in 1948 and began his training in the radiology field in 1950.

Seldinger developed a creative idea for a new technique in 1952, when he was a resident at the Karolinska Institute. By means of experiments in phantoms, he showed how useful it was to access the different arteries of the human organism through the femoral veins, using the renal and parathyroid arteries as examples.

In 1953 doctor Seldiger published his article: "Catheter replacement of the needle in percutaneous arteriography; a new technique”, in which he introduced the description of a new percutaneous approach for arteriographies.

The equipment required to perform this practice only includes the puncture needle, a metallic guidewire and a preformed catheter. A simple puncture is enough to access any zone through the cardiovascular system, using fluoroscopic guidance or radiological imaging.

Doctor Seldinger initially applied his technique to locate tumoral pathologies by means of arteriographies, as well as to carry out renal angiographic studies. He also used it to carry out studies of portal venography and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.

He deffended is doctoral thesis: “Percutaneous transhepactic cholangiography” in 1966.

Based on Seldinger's initial work, Charles Dotter and Andreas Gruntzig developed the percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.

The simplicity of Seldinger's technique: needle, guidewire and catheter, still continue revolutionizing the field of Radiology. Its several applications are used not only in radiological interventionism but also in other medical specialties such as Urology, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care.

Doctor Luis Ros
Co-Editor, NOTiCIR

CIR-FLAUS Agreement


In an event of great importance for Latin American Imaging, specially for the ultrasound area, CIR and FLAUS, through their presidents, doctor Oswaldo Ramos and doctor Raúl Sánchez, and with the approval of te majority of both boards of directors, agree to enter into this agreement which emphazises the aim of mutual cooperation, and focuses mainly on the promotion of congresses, conferences, symposiums, training courses and workshops for the different areas related to ultrasound and Doppler as well as conferences and professional training for members of both intitutions.

It is worth-mentioning hat FLAUS, founded in 1983, is the most important organization within the Ultrasound area in Latin America, and it represents our continent before the World Federation Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB).

Doctor Oswaldo Ramos, President of CIR.
Doctor Raúl Sánchez, President of FLAUS.
Doctor Ramón Bataglia, Elected President of FLAUS.
Doctor Pedro Unshelm, Editor of NOTiCIR.
Doctor Raúl Sánchez, President of FLAUS.

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