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"26th Congress of CIR 2012 El Salvador”

From 18 to 20 October 2012 El Salvador will become the capital of Intercontinental Radiology. The congress’ main appeal will be a vas and detailed scientific program that will include topics related to Pediatrics, Neuroradiology, Breasts, Abdomen and Pelvis, Musculoskeletal Thorax with Interventionism, etc. To deal with all this topics, the best professors from different member countries of CIR and affiliated societies have been selected.

We invite you to participate not only with your attendance, but also with your work and electronic posters that show the activity of Iberian American radiology.

The organizing committee has been generous in its efforts to assure success in an event of massive attendance; therefore, it has the support of official airlines, it offers registrations and “all inclusive” accommodation that will turn your stay into a wonderful experience. To make it even more attractive, El Salvador will offer its geography and kindness of its people.

The Web site: www.cir2012elsalvador.com is available to access all necessary information. Let’s include this even in our schedules and register in order to attend a CIR-CIR event.

El Salvador, October 2012 counts on all of you but we must highlight the participation of doctor Josethy Solorzano, doctor Gloria Soto, doctor Héctor Moreira, doctor Franklin Mónico, doctor Marta Sosa de Cálix, doctor Sergio Mejicano, doctor Eysa Carrasco, doctor Alfonso Cerrato, doctor Maritza Salazar and doctor Héctor Tapia. Together with CIR, RSNA and SERAM, they have sealed the guarantee of success of our upcoming event, CIR El Salvador 2012.

Doctor Oswaldo Ramos N.
President of CIR

26th Inter American Congress of Radiology.

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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ECR 2013 Scholarships.

The European Society of Radiology (ESR), together with the Inter American College of Radiology (CIR) are glad to announce all young radiologists (maximum age: 35) of CIR member countries that once again the chance to obtain the scholarships to attend the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2013) is in force. The scholarships with the following benefits:
Free Registration to ECR 2013.
Accommodation in Vienna during the Congress.
Free public transport within the city during the Congress.

To apply for the scholarships, candidates must comply with the following requirements:
- Being radiology trainees (up to 35 years old.)
- Being associated to ESR (type: “Training Member”)
- Being author of an abstract that should be sent ON Line to ECR 2013
- Being Member of a Society/Association of Radiology that is part of CIR
- English

For more details see: http://www.myesr.org/cms/website.php?id=/en/ecr_2013/rising_stars/inv.htm.

In case you are selected, you should provide your credit card details (only to assure your attendance and the use of the scholarship.) In case you are absent, €300 will be charged to your account.

Associates from Spain and Portugal will not be able to apply through this program.

You should send the following information before 10 September 2013:
- Summarized CV
- Certificate of your ESR association
- Note that certificates your membership in a national society that is part of CIR
- Copy of abstract approval (if applicable)
- Complete information required in the attached Excel spreadsheet

The list of selected candidates will be confirmed approximately in early January 2013 according to the selection of the applications sent by CIR that comply with the date and with the requirements.

Send the application via e-mail with the requested documents in PDF format to: cir.admin@servimed.com.mx

Doctor Carlos Tarzian.
Scholarships Commission

Creation of the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

Dr. Stuart Silverman.
President of SAR.

Doctor Jorge Soto informs us that recently the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) has been created. This event took place during March 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona by means of the merge of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologistsand the Society of Uroradiology. Its president for the period 2012-2013 is doctor Stuart Silverman. He andthe Board of Directors integrated by Alec J. Megibow (elected president), Deborah A. Baugmarten, Judy Yee, William W. Mayo-Smith, MD, Ronald J. Zagoria and C. Daniel Johnson are interested to present it to radiologists from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. That is the reason why they announce they will organize the Annual Course of Abdominal Radiology, which will take place between 24 February and 1 March 2013 in Grand Wailea Resort of Maui, Hawaii.

The event will take into account all the activities that are part of contemporary abdominal radiology practice: diagnostic and interventionism methods emphasizing state of the art applications; new and innovative methods for the study of abdominal and pelvic pathologies. There will also be sessions dedicated to common and important problems in gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology. Furthermore, there will be plenary didactic conferences, a wide variety of interactive workshops, debate panels and presentations of scientific work (oral or in electronic posters).

For more detailed information, you can access the society’s web site: www.abdominalradiology.org.

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

Doctor Ulrike
M.Hamper MD.
President of SRU.

Doctor Ulrike M. Hamper informs us that the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) is the only professional organization in the United States that dedicates to the advance of science, the practice and teaching of the ultrasound specialty for radiologists with the aim of assuring their professional development as ultrasonographists, and of promoting the highest level of patient care.

The SRU has an active membership of almost 800 physicians that are certificated by the radiology council, and they share common goals regarding patient protection and the advance of the profession.

The ultrasound is re emerging in the US due to the increasing concern that arises from the expenses reimbursement and patient safety related to CT scans and MRIs. Because it is a leader in education and training, we ask the CIR to encourage its colleagues, whose practice includes ultrasound, to join SRU and attend the annual meeting that will be held from 26 to 28 October in the Renaissance Hotel, Baltimore Harborplace, in Baltimore, Maryland. This 2-and a half-day event offers up to 15.75 CME credits for attendants and will be preceded by another multinational conference that gathers multiple specialties, about early sonography throughout the first quarter. The conference will focus on establidhing sonographic criteria in order to exclude the possibility of a feasible pregnancy. The meeting will include a plenary session on ultrasound imaging of the liver with an introductory presentation of doctor Beryl Benacerraf. The educational sessions will include musculoskeletal sonography with practical demonstrations, women imaging, gynecology and obstetrics, vascular imaging and pediatrics imaging, as well as sessions regarding mass and pain assessment. The SRU members will pay a reduced registration fee in order to attend the meeting; the membership also includes a subscription to Ultrasound Quarterly in both formats: printed and digital.

There are two easy ways to affiliate to SRU.
To fill in a membership application form on line or to download a printed copy, please click here.
You can also contact the membership department in info@sru.org or call 01(703) 858-9210 for any queries, or to request a printed membership application form.

We hope to welcome our CIR member colleagues as members of SRU.

Authors of CIR: Radiologic Contrast Media.

Medios de Contraste Radiológicos
Lo que un médico no puede dejar de conocer

Ricardo García Mónaco
Lisandro Paganini · Jorge Ocantos

14th Exchange of experiences.

With the presence of CIR professors doctor Mirta Lanfranchi (Argentina) and doctor Jorge Pérez (Venezuela) as conference speakers, we carried out the 14th Exchange Experiences or Radiology Residents meeting during May. It was organized by the Venezuela Society of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (SOVERADI), the deanery of Medicine of UCV, and the Negathoskopio magazine.

The event was held in the lecture room of the deanery of the UCV (Central University of Venezuela) and was attended by over 200 residents from all Radiology postgraduate courses in the country. They had the opportunity to update their theoretic and practical knowledge of breast pathology.

Doctor Mirta Lanfranchi, Doctor Pedro Unshelm (CIR) with The group of Radiology residents.
Doctor Jorge Pérez (CIR), Doctor Gerardo Salazar (UCV) and Doctor Mirta Lanfranchi (CIR).

International Publications online.

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We invite all NOTiCIR readers to visit, 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. 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.

Editor-in-Chief, GO RAD

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The History Corner.


George ZIEDSES DES PLANTES (1902 – 1993) was a Dutch radiologist who was considered the discoverer of conventional tomography or planigraphy together with A. Vallebona.

After finishing secondary school in Brenda, he went on to study electric engineeringat the Institute of Technology in Delft, the very city where Roentgen had started his career. He then studied medicine at the University of Utrechtand obtained his degree in 1928. He furtherspecialized in neurology and psychiatry. From 1940 to 1953 he was head of the neurological clinic of the Municipal Hospital in Rotterdam and later he was appointed Professor of Radiology at the University of Amsterdam. He held that position until 1972.

He had a brilliant and enterprising mind and he experimented with radiographic devices of his own invention. This lead to the development of what he called planigraphy (also known as tomography.) This discovery was the subject of his thesis: “Planigraphy and subtraction: radiographic differentiation methods”, presented in 1934.

He proved theoretically and experimentally that a pluridimensional movement gives the best results in body-section radiography. This idea of movement of the physical agent regarding the organic zone to be represented resulted in a very useful concept that marked a specific time in the development of radiology. The subtraction technique, also developed in 1934, was not generally accepted until the advent of a monography in 1960 that revealed its utility and wide range of applications in angiography, a method little used at the time of his first publication.

As an extension of tomography, he developed seriography: a type of continuous tomography, by combining four exposures from different directions and using partially reflecting mirrors. He also made a reputation inneuroradiology and complemented his training with Schüller in Vienna.

He developed a stereotactic device for lamina terminalis perforation of a drain, especially for tumors of the posterior fossa.

He was the Founding President of the European Society of Neuroradiology and was the author of hundreds of scientific articles. He was Honorary Member of most European and American radiology societies and he was acknowledged with numerous awards: Centre Antoine Beclere Medal and the Gold Medal of the XIV International Congress of Radiology, among others. The medal that is granted by the University if Wurzburg for outstanding achievements in neuroradiology carries his name. But the most outstanding fact in his brilliant career, that was a milestone in the development of radiology, was the description of planigraphy; a result of his ingenious originality.

Doctor Luis Ros
Co Editor of NOTiCIR

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International courtesy registrations

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.