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Strength lies in unity

In the CIR we must boost the quality of the teaching practice and the union of societies and radiologists that are members of our College. We should also promote scientific activities with the highest level of academic excellence, as well as the communication and understanding among all societies, with the sole purpose of becoming day by day in one of the most outstanding medical associations acknowledged worldwide.

That is why we invoke team work, the participation of all and each of the MEMBER federations, associations and societies that take part actively in the affiliated countries because they understand that we share the same objectives and a history that proves the importance of fraternal union.

We also ask for a sense of cooperation and constant participation, and a common vision of future. Because of this, we should be united in order to face the proposed challenges, bearing in mind that today we are undergoing a privileged time for intercontinental radiology.

We want that even more people join us, so they participate in all our activities in order to Exchange experiences from each country.

Dr. Oswaldo Ramos
President of CIR

2012: A Year of Big Events.

No doubt, 2012 promises to be a very interesting year for Latin American Radiology. Apart from the countless and interesting congresses, courses and workshops scheduled by the different federations, societies and associations that are part of the CIR throughout Iberian America, with a high scientific level that will ensure success, there are other three events of particular importance.

The first one, in chronological order, will be the Congress of the International Society of Radiology ICR 2012, which returns to our continent after several years, and that will gather some great experts of Worldwide Radiology. The same will be held together with the Congress of the Society of Sao Paulo of Radiology, from May 2nd to May 4th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Second is the great event of the Inter American College of Radiology, CIR 2012, which will take place in Central America for the first time. The Salvadorian Association of Radiology together with the rest of the Central American Associations, supported by the CIR, will be responsible for bringing to this congress scientific and touristic appeal for Latin American radiologists. The date is from October 18th to October 20th in the Royal Decameron Hotel, at the Salinitas beach in El Salvador.

Finally, we should highlight the fact that the 2nd CIR@RSNA Session will be held on Saturday, November 24th in McCormick Place, Chicago, and whose agenda is soon to be published. The scientific committee is working very hard and it will do as much as possible so that this session will be even more successful than the previous one, in 2011.

All the information about these congresses is available in our section Medical Meetings Board of NOTiCIR.
We are waiting for you!

Dr. Pedro Unshelm
Editor of NOTiCIR


Within the framework of the 46th Annual Course of Radiology and Imaging of the Mexican Societyof Radiology, held during the first week of February in Mexico City, the first meeting for the planning of the II CIR@RSNA session took place. In a friendly atmosphere, both boards of directors have outlined the strategies that will be followed so that said event is as successful as in 2011.

Representing the CIR were doctor Oswaldo Ramos (President), doctor Jorge Bisteni and doctor Begoña Bisteni (Administrative Directors), doctor Miguel Stoopen (President of the Scientific Committee), RSNA president, doctor George Bisset, and its Executive Director, Mark Watson attended on behalf of RSNA. Soon we will receive the agenda, which will be published in the different means of communication of the CIR.

CIR@RSNA meeting.


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Ninth Book of the Advances Series

Head and Neck
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 García Mónaco
Guest Editor Doctor Enrique Palacios

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Ultrasound Quarterly is the official organ of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) and it covers the latest and most sophisticated techniques, as well as the deep analysis of important developments in this dynamic field. The magazine publishes its own research and reviews a wide variety of topics, including transvaginal Ultrasonography, detection of fetal anomalies, fluid image with color Doppler, pediatrics Ultrasonography and mammary sonography, and more.

We invite the whole radiologic community of Latin America and Spain to send their manuscripts to:

    Editor in Chief
    Philip W. Ralls, MD
    LA County + USC Medical Center
    1200 N. State Street
    Room 3550
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Phone: 23-409-4396
    Fax: 323-226-7325

NOTE: This information is published in NOTiCIR thanks to Doctor Francisco Quiroz’s courtesy and kindness.

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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


Guido Holzknecht was an Austrian radiologist (Vienna, 1873 – 1931). He may be considered as one as the pioneers in the specialty and as as one of the first martyrs of radiology. He was the son of an industrial worker, whose family came from the Tyrol. He studied in Strasbourg, Könisberg and Vienna.

Initially, he was oriented to psychiatry but the discovery of the Roentgen made him made out the options of this new discipline. In 1905 he was appointed director of the X Ray laboratory at the Vienna General Hospital, and he dedicated his time to value the utility of the oblique projections in the study of the aorta and the esophagus, publishing a 229-page monography with 50 pictures about the radiologic diagnosis of thorax diseases. Ultimately, he established a Central Department of Radiology at the hospital, which became known as the “Guido Holzknecht Institute.” With radiologist Robert Kiemböck (1871-1953) he was a cofounder of the Vienna Radiological Society, and he tried that radiology was acknowledged as new medical science and specialty and not merely as the use of an ingenious instrument.

He was a pioneer in the radiology field. Among his contributions, it is worth mentioning a dosimeter invented by him, known as “chromodiometer”, which was presented at the International Congress of Medical Electrology in Bern in 1902; the retrocardiac space, between the back edge of the heart and the spine, is classically known as Holzknecht space. He is ascribed the diagnosis of the first stomach cancer with radiological means. Many of the neologisms still in use in Digestive Radiology (duodenal bulb, haustrations…) have their origins in Holzknecht’s early work.

Like most of the pioneers in the early times of Radiology, Guido Holzknecht died as a consequence of the lesions caused by radiation. There used to be a Holzknecht statue in the Arne Carlsson Park in Vienna, which was damaged during the war. He was later incorrectly restored as it showed all his fingers intact. His family commissioned the author in order to show that Holzknecht was missing some fingers, which were amputated as a result of a radiodermatitis.

Dr. Luis Ros
Co editor of NOTiCIR

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