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NOT i CIR enters its second lustrum

January 2009 marks the beginning of the sixth consecutive year of the publication of this electronical communication media known since 2004 as NOT i CIR. It was created with the intention of providing a channel of communication among the directors, the members of the CIR and the radiological community as a whole. In this six years it has achieved some important accomplishments:

First of all, the continuity and punctuality in the publication. Without these characteristics, no means of communication can be effective. We currently have a constantly growing distribuition. NOT i CIR is sistematically sent on the last days of each month to 22 directors boards of the countries which are members of the College, and the first day of each month to a directory that currently includes almost 10,000 radiologists from America and Spain. In addition to this, a growing number of societies, as well as the CIR itself, have the newsletter published in their web sites, which significantly increases the number of readers reached. Should you wish to review past numbers, since 2004, you may do so in the College’s web site: www.cir-radiologia.org.

We would like to thank the new Board of Directors, presided by Dr. Rodrigo Restrepo, for renewing their trust in us. We would like, in turn, to renew our commitment to keep improving this communication form as well as our constant invitation for everyone in our community to send information that may be of their interest.

Dr Miguel E.Stoopen

Letter from the President

The Board of Directors that I am honored to preside has two main working lines: 1) continue with and increase the actions already existing in the College and 2) develop new work and investigation areas, that favor its growth and presence in the international radiological community.

The first line of actions, carried out by different Commissions and Departments, will be receiving all of our support as well as the support from the members of these groups. The second line will be brought about in the form of “Specific Programs”, the initial development of which I have entrusted to the members of the Board of Directors and to collaborators whose names are quoted ahead in this newsletter. We will be giving more information about each of them as they unfold.

However, I would like to point out today that among all the actions of the CIR, those related to CONTINUOS EDUCATION are still a priority and this Board will support them, both in its succesful virtual version and in the traditional education version, with Visiting Professors (PPV), for which I would like to provide the following information:

  • The Assembly in Chicago approved an increase in the budget for the PPV, from US15.000 to US 20.000.
  • The applications for the following countries, with two professors each, were approved: Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Perú. Dates and courtesies will be informed timely.
  • The assembly authorized the coordinator to decide on other programs, according to budget.

Dr. Rodrigo Restrepo


Directors, Commissions and Departments 2008-2010


Directors, Commissions and Departments 2008-2010 DIRECTORS.- Board of Directors: Dr Rodrigo Restrepo González (COL): President; Dr Oswaldo Ramos Núñez (VEN): President Elect; Dr Aldemir Humberto Soares ( BRA): Secretary; Dr Miguel Angel Pinochet ( CL ): Treasurer, Dr Ricardo García Mónaco ( ARG): Former President.

Regional Vice Presidents: Dr. Raquel del Carpio O’Donovan (CAN): North America, Dr . Pedro Borrego Ruiz (SPA), Caribbean and Spain; Dr. Josethy Solórzano Rivera ( SAL ) ,Central America; Dr Pedro Rafael Unshelm (VEN) , Andean Region; Dr. Gloria Soto (CL) Southern Cone.


C. Education: Rodrigo Restrepo Gonzalez, Coordinator; Dr Alfredo Buzzi (ARG) and Dr. Patricia Castro (COL): Radiological Protection and Quality; Dr Janet Tanus ( MEX ): Certifying y accreditation; Dr Carlos Tarzián (ARG): Grants; Administration: Professors Registry
C. Publications: Miguel E. Stoopen: Coordinator; Francisco Arredondo (GUA): Web Site Editor; Jorge Bisteni: Web Site Co-editor; Dr Luis Ros Medoza ( SPA): NOTICIR Co-editor , Ricardo García Mónaco;Co-Editor for the CIR books…
C. Bioethics: Dr Andrés Peralta Corneille (DOM): Coordinator. C. Statutes y Regulations: Dr-Julián Sánchez Cortazar (MEX): Coordinator; Dr Francisco Arredondo (GUA); Dr Carlos R. Giménez ( USA ) and Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen
C. Awards: Diego Nuñez ( USA ); Coordinator; Dr Aldemir Humberto Soares (BRA); Dr. Francisco Quiroz y Ferrari ( USA ); Dr Eduardo González Toledo (USA ), Dr José Luis Criales Cortés ( Méx ); Dr.Cesar Pedrosa ( SPA )
C. International Relations: Dr Oswaldo Ramos Nuñez, Coordinator. Members yet to confirm


Department of Electronical Education: Dr Javier Rodriguez Recio: Coordinator; Dr Alejandro Berzñak (ARG), Dr.Oswaldo Ramos Nuñez
Department of Investigation and Clinical Epidemiology: In configuration process. Dr Felipe Uriza (COL ): Coordinator

Former Presidents Consulting Board: Dr. Ricardo García Mónaco: Coordinator ; Dr Miguel E.Stoopen, Dr Carlos R.Giménez, Dr Francisco Arredondo, Dr Diego Nuñez

Manager: Dr Jorge Bisteni Bustani , B.P.Servimed. S.A. de C.V.
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Specific Programs 2008-2010

The Board of Directors has decided that, in addition to the institutional work groups, formed by Commissions and Departments, as dictated by the statutes, presented in the previous section, it would be convenient for the progress of our college to work in the development of new areas that will result in great benefits in the future. In order to fulfill that purpose, we have received the approval from the Assembly of 2009, to initiate four specific programs, in the areas and under the responsibility of the people listed below:

Dr. Rodrigo Restrepo

  • Sponsorship Program
  • Dr Rodrigo Rerstrepo González, Dr. Ademir Humberto Soares, Dr. Miguel Angel Pinochet
  • “Institutional Meeting” Program
    Dr- Rodrigo Restrepo,
  • Gema Tours “Intelligent Office” Program
    Dr Jorge Bisteni Bustani
  • CENSO Program
    Dr. Oswaldo Ramos y Oficina central

Report of the 2nd Meeting of Teaching Centers

The International Meeting of Teaching Centers, in numbers

Thirty-six Radiology services, from 11 different countries, have supplied the materials for this second meeting in which more than 2,750 radiologists from 21 countries registered, making 21,784 visits.

The materials provided by the centers included 39 refresher courses with evaluation, 39 interactive clinical cases and 39 protocols. The 43 open discussion topics showed an excellent level of activity, with 274 replies.

To the date of the report (December 15th), 2,546 evaluations, 1,882 of which were approved. During the following 3 months, students who are interested in doing so, will be able to keep taking the evaluations to access the continuos education credits.

The job of all the participating services was excellent. The one that, for its outstanding performance, deserved the “ The Core Curricullum” award, was the following:

Centro Hospitalar do Fuchal. Hospital Cruz de Carvalho de Portugal
Responsible Tutor: Dr Luisa Camacho

Dr. Fco. Javier Rodriguez Recio
Coordinator from the Department
of Electronical Education of the CIR.

New Electronical Education Programs from the CIR are announced.

An attractive educational program is being prepared by the Department of Electronical Education of the CIR, to be presented in its electronical portal www.cir-radiolgia.org during the year that is beginning today, which will include two main activities:

April 2009

  • Cardio Images Course

With the participation of the imaginology centers that are currently working with new modalities for Non-invasive Cardiovascular Image: Ultrasound Cardiography, Heart and vascular CT, Magnetic Resonance and PET-CT. Conferences, Discussion Forums, Photographs, music from different countries and technical innovations such as movile phones visualizing and translations to english and portuguese will be added to the new programs.

October 2009

  • 3rd Virtual Congress of Radiology from the CIR

The third edition of our Virtual Congress will be held in the attractive modality called “CIR is visiting today”, in which it will be possible to dedicate each day to a different reference center in a different country, organizers Javier Rodríguez Recio, Alejandro Beresñak y Oswaldo Ramos Nuñez announced.

The first book of the CIR “Advances” series, devoted to the Liver, is published.

Advances in Imaging Diagnosys

Publicación oficiales de la Radiología regional:

  • Written by highly renowned professors from Latin America and Spain
  • Concise, of swift reading, and written in spanish for the spanish-speaker reader
  • Of fast publishing, avoiding the extense delays caused by translation processes.
  • Excellent printing and presentation quality, including images obtained from the most modern equipments.
  • Advances will allow the reader a rapid tour through the most advanced studies indicated for each pathology. We hope you enjoy them.

Address for Electronic Orders:
Journal Editions, Buenos Aires www.journal.com.ar/avances

Course and teaching in the 2008 CIR`s Visiting Programs.



19 to 20-09 2008 (September)



Gloria Soto.Pediatria







Celia Maria Ferrari










01 to 04-05  2008  (May)



Javier Casillas




10 to 12-09 2008 (September)

Buenos Aires


Jose Luis Criales










26 to 28-09 2008 (September)



Rodrigo Restrepo







Luis Felipe Alva










02 to 04-10  2008 (October)

Viña del Mar


Javier Romero







Mirta Lafranchini










06 al 08-11 2008 (Noviembre)



Jorge Ocantos







Glenn Mena










22 to 27-09 2008 (September)



Jaime Saavedra







Claudio Cortes










22 to 25-10  2008 (October)



Edson Marchori







Raúl Berreda-Escalante










06 to 09-08  2008  (Agust)



Gonzalo Delgado







Jorge Perez




New Board of Directors from the RSNA

Gary J Becker,M.D. from Tucson, AZ, has assumed the Presidency of the Radiological Society of North America during the past annual meeting of the RSNA during the last annual meeting of the RSNA, in the city of Chicago.  

Front row, left to right: Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c., Gary J. Becker, M.D., Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D.
Second row, from the left: N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., Richard L. Baron, M.D., George S. Bisset III, M.D., Burton P. Drayer, M.D., Ronald L. Arenson, M.D.


We invite all the NOT i CIR readers to see directly from this space the monthly informative newsletter: RSNA News which the Radiological Society of North America has kindly offered us.

You will be able to access the most recent issue of the newsletter, as well as the index for previous issues both in the website (html) and PDF file.




SOCHARDI- MD-Anderson course in Santiago

Estimado colega radiólogo:

Dear Fellow Radiologist, The Chilean Society of Radiology is pleased to inform that from March 11th to March 14th the Grand Hyatt Hotel of Santiago will be the venue for the Course: "A Comprehensive Course in Oncologic Imaging: PETCT/, MDCT and MR" , organized jointly by the Chilean Society of Radiology and the MD Anderson Medical Center.

The course will be dictated by 11 distinguished Professors from the MD Anderson, who will be exposing, together with renowned chilean specialists, an interesting program related to the current status of imaging diagnosys for cancer in head and neck, lung, hepatobiliar, pancreatic and genital-urinary, with emphasys in the usefulness of TCMC, PET-CT and MR. The Course includes 35 conferences, 9 workshops and 3 sessions for presentations of interest cases.

The Chilean Society of Radiology would like to extend an invitation to participate to all Latinoamerican Radiologists. Registration fees will be preferential in comparison with the ones for Radiologists from North America.

You will find detailed information in our web site: www.sochradi.cl

We hope to have the joy of sharing with you in the occasion of this interesting course.

Dra. Gloria Soto Giordani Presidenta
President of the Chilean Society of Radiology

El Congreso Franco-Latinoamericano de mayo tendrá traducción en 3 idiomas

Sao Paolo, Brasil 1 y 2 de mayo 2009

Organized by the FSR, the CIR and the SPR, in assocciation wiht the Brazilian Collegue of Radiology.

Offitial languages:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portugues

For each Themet:

  • 15 conferences, 4 round tables and a interpretation session of images with the participation of an French, southamerican and european especialistys.


Service Congrès en France
Véronique Pinçon
424, rue Paradis - 13008 Marseille
Tél : 04 91 16 72 35 - Fax : 04 91 77 84 41
Email : vpincon.tentations@free.fr / groups.orsud@free.fr

Mello Faro Turismo e Viagems Ltda.
Av São Luis 165-Cj01A-01046-911
SãPaulo SP –TEL 5511 3258 -5044

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All messages will be welcome.

From now and on thank you very much!!




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