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The Executive Board meeting of the International Society of Radiology (ISR) has recently taken place in Athens, Greece. This event included the presence of Institutions and Societies that represent it, such as The World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Radiology Quality Network (IRQN), the Radiology Society of North America, the Asia Society of Radiology, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), the African Society of Radiology, the French Society of Radiology (SFR), the Argentine Society of Radiology (SAR), the Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM), the Italian Society of Radiology (S.I.R.M.), the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT), the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Brazilian College of Radiology (CBR), the Radiological Society of Republic of China, the Australian Society of Radiology (ASR) and the Interamerican College of Radiology (CIR). The session was presided by Dr. Nickolas Gourtsoyiannis, current president of the ISR, who coordinated the agenda in an outstanding way.

It is worth mentioning that this event was the framework to sketch the strategic plan and the upcoming congresses. The ICR 2012 shall be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where the best of worldwide radiology will be gathered. We would like to encourage your attendance in order to make of this event one of high academic level. The Interamerican College of Radiology will be present, so all of us should be there. We have also been invited to the activities organized by the World Health Organisation, regarding equipment and medical imaging. If you wish to obtain further information we are available to answer all your questions.

It's becoming exciting to see the enthusiasm with which our specialty cooperates with medical assistant globally, with one sole purpose: academic excellence. Yes. With no language or cultural barriers, with intercontinental participation and in the hands of the best representatives of Worldwide Radiology. Athens, once the origin of democracy and civilisation 500 AD, was the framework for this.

It must be pointed out the importance of events with vision towards the future and a definite mission in order to carry out programs aimed at the development of Radiology. That's the best award for this Board.

The intercultural exchange and the promotion of agreements and strategic alliances, which are essential for Latin American Radiology, is also beneficial. Because of this, all CIR members are willing to help with any further information required.

On behalf of CIR I would like to thank for the invitation to attend this meeting, and to send my regards not to the institutions and societies but beyond them. I would like to greet all the people who, despite the hard work and the tight schedule, were willing to express their opinions and share experiences for three days in such a wonderful country. If you wish to obtain further information, please visit the links in our Web site.

ευχαριστίες (Thank you), Nick, Otha Linton , Jan Labuscagne, Eric Stern, Richard Barón, Guy Frija, James Brink, James Borgstede, Ruzica Maksimovic, John Patti, Carlo Bartolozzi, Renato Mendoza, Luis Donoso, Ricardo García, Gharbi Hassen, Michael Ward, Yule,Lawrence Law, Byung Choi, Andras Palko y Adriana Velázquez.

Doctor Oswaldo Ramos
President of CIR

Photographs of the Executive Board meeting of the ISR in Athens, Greece.


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

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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.

We hope that you make the most of this program in order to improve everybody’s health and well-being.

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The History Corner CHARLES T. DOTTER

Charles Dotter was a North American radiologist born in Boston, Massachussetts (1920 - 1985). He studied Medicine and Radiology at Cornell University where he worked as part of its staff between 1950 and 1952. Afterwards, he became Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the University of Oregon Medical School for 33 years, until his death.

Doctor Dotter is considered one of the fathers of interventionist radiology. He began by modifying the Seldinger technique with therapeutic purposes. Together with his assistant, Melvin P. Judkins, he described the transluminal percutaneous angioplasty in an article published in 1964 titled: “Transluminal treatment of arteriosclerotic obstruction. Description of a new technique and a preliminary report of its applications”. This article was published by the Circulation magazine. The technique, on the other hand, which was skeptically received in the United States, was quickly accepted in Europe.

The therapeutic side of the Seldinger technique swiftly prooved to be a true revolution in the medical field: the fact of carrying out a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure simultaneously decreased risks and the patient's stay considerably. Furthermore, it banished the need of agressive surgical procedures and costs were reduced.

He also developed the transjugular liver biopsy; first in animals and lately, in 1973, in humans. He was also pioneer in applying the techniques of low-dose fibrinolysis with streptokinase injection directly applied in the thrombus and he was the first to introduce the concept of "artery stent", using the first one in a dog's femoral artery.

Charles Dotter's pioneering work and vision are reflected in four gold medals in radiology and, in 1978, a nomination for the Nobel Prize of Medicine.

Doctor Luis Ros
Co- Editor, NOTiCIR

Creation of the World Federation of Pediatrics Imaging (WFPI)

Doctor María Inés Boechat

In May of the current year, leaders of different international regional societies of Pediatrics Imaging gathered in London and created the World Federation of Pediatrics Imaging (WFPI). This entity's purpose is to overcome any obstacles in order to achieve that all the children around the world have the chance to access diagnostic imaging of high quality.

Focused on education, the creation of standards that prmote a good radiological practice and the application of addequate reference guides, the Federation will work so that pediatric patients, particularly those in underdeveloped regions or countries affected by war conflicts, have a safe and appropriate diagnose.

The founding organizations of WFPI include the Asian & Oceanic Society of Pediatric Radiology (AOSPR), the European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR), the Latin American Society of Pediatric Radiology (SLARP) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. The founding members include doctors María Inés Boechat, Dorothy Bulas, Pedro Daltro, Gloria Soto, Goya Enriquez, In-One Kim, Catherine Owens and David Springer.

SAUMB Congress 2011

From 7 to 9 July, in the Conventions Center of the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, it was held the 3rd Multidisciplinary Symposium of the Argentine Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SAUMB).

The event was very well organized and it included a huge number of attendants and several local and international guests such as Daniel Caficci, Renato Ximenes, Jader Cruz, Jorge Ortega, Arturo Galindo, Mirta Lanfranchi, Miguel Lo Vuolo, Cecilia Hernández, Sylvia Moguillansky, Mariela Tolibia and doctor Stuart Campbell, a worldwide icon of ultrasonography and author of echosonography charts to measure biparietal diameters and the abdominal circunference.

The attendants representing CIR were doctor Gloria Soto (Vicepresident), doctor Pedro Unshelm (Secretary) and doctor Miguel Stoopen, founer editor of NOTiCIR.

All foreign prefessors were kindly appointed Honorary Members of SAUMB by the Executive Board.

Doctor Pedro Unshelm, doctor Miguel Stoopen, doctor Verónique Barois, doctor Stuart Campbell.

Honorary Member RSNA 2011

From NOTiCIR we would like to sincerely congratulate doctor Ricardo García Mónaco, ex president of the Interamerican College of Radiology and of the Argentine Society of Radiology, and current treasurer of the ISR, for having been appointed Honorary Member of RSNA 2011.


Our readers express their opinion

Dear friends of NOTiCIR:

I would like to congratulate you on the exquisit presentation and information of news related to CIR, and I'm honored to be one of the guest teachers.

Thanks a million for taking me into consideration.
My kind regards and a hug.

Doctor Mirta Lanfranchi
Buenos Aires

Visiting Professor Program

They are granted by the society in charge of the organization.
They are addressed to CIR members who belong to other countries and who do not live in the country hosting the event. Requests should be sent to the CIR administration office.

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International courtesy registrations

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They are addressed to CIR members who belong to other countries and who do not live in the country hosting the event. Requests should be sent to the CIR administration office.