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One of the most important things that happened in life, was to assume the Presidency of the CIR, which led me to share together with my colleagues and friends, Gloria, Pedro, Carlos, Fermín and Jorge, members of the Board of Directors of the College. It is magical and enriching that, through intercontinental Radiology without geographical boundaries and breaking paradigms, we were able to participate in our specialty with a main role, and with the flag of the high level achieved by our Latin American radiologists and our language in the main events of universal Radiology.

We provide a work adapted to our time and, with a great deal of participation, we use our robust and powerful virtual radiology and different programs where the visiting Professor allowed to occupy an extensive agenda of exchange of knowledge and cultures, guaranteeing the most prominent with the seal of quality of the CIR. It is my opinion that we did what was needed so that radiology in the Americas flourished once more, as it has done during 69 years uninterruptedly in each of its boards. Currently, it is acknowledged as one of the most important associations in the world within the radiology field. We promoted integrating work of each of its members and participation in the different positions in our college.

We made great friends and met many people in the course of our management. This condition will remain in our lives forever as an added value of our responsibilities that are carried out each month through NOTiCIR, the body reporting our activities.

However, this was not enough to quench our thirst since we are optimistic and fully confident that we have the Inter-American College that all we want.

Our target always was to promote the union and the common interest in the development of radiology by promoting scientific activities addressed to radiologists, technicians and new generations of residents, through appropriate scholarships and courtesy registrations that each society grants. We thus guarantee the evolution of the College.

I thank all the advisors, the presidents of member societies and of the Universal Societies for believing in us.

I would like to invite you once more to the CIR congress in October in El Salvador and to the CIR&RSNA Session in Spanish in November. These two events will remind us that “not everything is science” since we will certainly share moments of friendship and cultural entertainment.

We represent an amazing medical specialty that is quickly developing day after day, leaving us stunned since its discovery.

“I hadn’t told anyone about my job. I told my wife that I do something that the people, when taking notes, will say: it seems that Röntgen has gone mad."
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Doctor Oswaldo Ramos N.
President of CIR

26th Inter American Congress of Radiology.

Dear friends, radiologists, technicians and radiology residents from all Iberian America.

This October it will be held the XXVI INTERAMERICAN CONGRESS of Radiology, CIR 2012 in the Republic of El Salvador. As we have mentioned on other occasions throughout the year, it will be the first time that our event is carried out in Central America. This meant a great effort among our organization, the local committee of the host country and the boards of all neighbor countries of that beautiful region, so that we enjoy a high quality event, with an extraordinary scientific and social agenda, with well-known speakers in all areas of radiology.

Besides, will also have the opportunity to enjoy the great tourist attractions offered by El Salvador and its surroundings. That is why we invite you again to join us at this unprecedented congress where we will share once again as the big family of CIR that we are.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Ten courtesy scholarships available for CIR member countries

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Tenth Book of the Advances Series.

Official Publication of the Inter American College of Radiology

Advances in Diagnostic Imaging - CIR
Updating of the main topics of each specialty within Radiology

Editors Doctor Miguel Stoopen
  Doctor Ricardo Garcia Mónaco
Guest Editors Doctor Enrique Palacios
Doctor Bernardo Boleaga

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The History Corner.

Antoine-Henri BECQUEREL

French physicist (Paris, 1852 - Le Croisic, 1908). He grew up in a family of remarkable physicists: his grandfather, Antoine-César Becquerel (1788-1878) is considered one of the founders of electrochemistry, the discoverer of the piezoelectricity (1819) and inventor of the photovoltaic battery (1839); his father, Alexander-Edmond Becquerel (1820-1891) conducted important research on magnetism, optics and electricity, among which his study on the solar spectrum stands out. Therefore, Becquerel continued with the family tradition.

He studied at the Polytechnic School and at the School of Bridges and Roads in Paris.

He was professor of Physics at the Museum of Natural History (1892), like his father and grandfather, and at the Polytechnic School (1895). He studied several problems related to magnetism and solar temperature, as well as the relationship between x-rays and phosphorescence, conducting research on the infrared spectrum and the absorption of light by colors. In 1896, noting that uranium salts have the property of impressing photographic plates, Becquerel attributed such effect to special radiation that took the name of "B rays", thus describing the radiation of uranium salts, which paved the way for the study of radioactivity.

Subsequently, it was discovered that this fact was not an atomic particularity of uranium exclusively and that the designation of "uranium rays" proved insufficient, since other elements also emitted radioactivity. Furthermore, some minerals from uranium (among them, the plechbenda) presented a radioactivity superior than the one that allowed him to preview its content of uranium. This implied that some unknown element existed in those minerals and such element was considerably more radioactive than uranium.

For his work in the field of natural radioactivity, he received the Nobel Prize in physics, which he shared with spouses Curie in 1903.

Member of the Institute of France since 1889, in 1908 he was named Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Sciences in Paris shortly before his death.

Within the field of electromagnetism, the appearance of a potential difference between two electrodes immersed in an electrolytic solution when they are illuminated with different intensities is called the Becquerel Effect.

Doctor Luis Ros
Co-Editor de NOTiCIR

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