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   Editor: Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen
Coeditor: Dr. Luis Ros Mendoza   


Four important meetings are awaiting us

This month, four events of great importance will contribute to further development, knowledge and spreading of the progress of our community. All CIR members and all board members of member societies are invited.

  1. The Interamerican Congress of Radiology. A broad scientific and academic program, plenary sessions, displays and, as every two years, an occasion to strengthen the relationship among attendants.
  2. The General Elections Assembly of CIR will appoint Dr. Oswaldo Ramos Nuñez from Venezuela to his new position and will elect the President of CIR for 2010 to 2014.
  3. The General Assembly of Representatives with the new board of CIR on November 29th at 11 am.
  4. The "RSNA Meets Latin America" session in Chicago on Tuesday, November 30th from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. This is a landmark meeting, coordinated by Ricardo García Mónaco and with the participation of Miguel Stoopen, Francisco Arredondo, Alfredo Buzzi, Eleonora Horvath, Marina Ulla, Patricia M.Carrascosa, Francisco C Carnevale, Nestor Kisilevsky and Herwin Speckter.
Editors and Directors of CIR

XXV Inter American Radiology Congress – Information and registration online

October 29, 30 and 31, 2010.
Sheraton Hotel Conventions Center, Santiago de Chile.

More information,
click here.

CIR Plenary Session in the Congress in Chile

Towards an Ibero-American Radiology of Excellence

Saturday, October 30th. 10.20 am to 12.30 pm.
Coordinators: Miguel Stoopen – Rodrigo Restrepo

    Exhibition Panel: EDUCATION

      Sergio Lucino/ Rodrigo Restrepo
      Miguel Stoopen
      Luis Felipe Uriza
      Jorge Picorel/ Francisco Sendra
      Francisco Arredondo


      Pablo Jiménez
      Luis Donoso
      Enrique Bosh
      Miguel Stoopen
    5. FUTURE CIR 2010 – 2012
      Oswaldo Ramos

CIR Session in Chicago, Tuesday November 30th

"Latin America" presents at RSNA 2010: A journey through Latin American Radiology: Past, Present and Future.

On Tuesday November 30th from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. a very interesting session will take place during the RSNA (Room E353C). Several important issues about Latin American Radiology will be introduced. The session will be chaired by Dr. Hedvig Hricak, RSNA president, and coordinated by Dr. Ricardo García Mónaco. Many distinguished radiologists of our corporation will also take part of this event.

Below there is a detailed description of the session program:
  • Introduction - Dr. Ricardo D. Garcia Mónaco (Argentina)
  • Latin America-RSNA Collaborations: Back to the Future - Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen (México)
  • Endemic Diseases in Latin America: Role of Imaging - Dr. Francisco A. Arredondo (Guatemala)
  • Radiology in Latin America: Contributions to Imaging Science - Dr. Alfredo E. Buzzi (Argentina)
  • Innovations in Imaging Originating in Latin America: Works in Progress – Dr. Ricardo D. Garcia Mónaco (Argentina)
  • TI-RADS: An US Classification of Thyroid Nodules Related to Cancer Risk – Dra. Eleonora Horvath (Chile)
  • Virtual MDCT Pneumoesophagoscopy – Dra. Marina Ulla (Argentina)
  • Virtual MDCT Hysteroscopy – Dra. Patricia M. Carrascosa , (Argentina)
  • Embolization of Prostatic Adenoma – Dr. Francisco C. Carnevale (Brasil)
  • Angiomovil – Dr. Néstor Kisilevzky (Brasil)
  • Functional RM to Replace Wada Test in Epilepsy – Dr. Herwin Speckter (República Dominicana)
It is worth mentioning the importance that RSNA has given to this session of about Latin America. If you wish to learn more about this, click here.

We invite the whole Latin American community to attend the aforementioned session in order to join and support Latin American radiology in this significant event.

Third Residents Meeting

This traditional event organized by the Department of Electronic Education of CIR
will take place for the third time during November 2010.


ECR Scholarships, 2010

The European Society of Radiology (ECR) together with the Inter American College of Radiology (CIR) are glad to announce all young radiologists (maximum age: 35) from member countries of CIR, that they can apply for one of the 20 Scholarships to attend the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2011), which include the following benefits:
  • Free registration for ECR 2011.
  • Accommodation in Vienna during the congress.
  • Free public transport within the city during the congress.
Applicants must meet the following requirements: click here.

Applicants also have to download, fill in and send the following Excel worksheet with the rest of the required documents.
Click here to download worksheet.

Applications must be sent by e-mail together with the required documentation in PDF format to cir.admin@servimed.com.mx

Program of visiting professor of CIR


They are provided by the Organizing Society.
They are destined to members of the CIR that belong to countries different that the one where the event takes place.
Applications should be made to the CIR Administrative Office

CIR Authors



G. A. Casián Castellanos

Editorial Cuellar Ayala


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.



Our readers will be pleased to know that in this 20th anniversary, the Radiological Society of North America has redesigned
its logo as well as the bulletin.
NOTi CIR, which, each month, has the privilege of including a LINK for questions for CIR members, congratulates RSNA News on this anniversary!


¿What is GO RAD?

GO RAD  is a new global outreach program developed by the International Society of Radiology. The purpose is to reach out to and advance radiology education throughout a global radiology community by aggregating current, practical, radiology literature with content targeted and dedicated to developing nations and underserved populations.

As the world of scholarship and education shrinks by virtue of the electronic tools available, it is appropriate for the international leadership in radiology  to look to current and future global needs. 

Most major radiology journals publish online and offer educational content of tremendous value to radiologists and other related healthcare providers, but open and easy access to just published content is only available to subscribers. 

Through agreements with these cooperating major radiology journals, the GO RAD platform provides immediate open access to a limited amount of otherwise restricted access content, providing an electronic link back to the original on-line article, at the time of first publication.

We hope that you take full advantage of this program to improve the health and well being of all.

Editor-in-Chief, GO RAD

The History Corner: Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and bacteriologist. He was born in Dole in 1822 and died in Villeneuve-l’Etang in 1895. He was the son of a humble tanner and he showed as a young boy a tendency to drawing and painting, even though he decided to entirely engage himself in research when he was 19.

He attended Besançon and later he sat for the exams in order to enter the Ecole Normale Paris where he studied Chemistry and Physics. In 1847 he started his first research work for his thesis about crystallography. In 1848 he discovered the compounds of racemic acid, which had not been obtained artificially and in 1849 he was named Chemistry professor in the University of Strasbourg.

He was transferred to the University of Lille in 1854 as the professor in the chair of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science. He investigated alcoholic fermentation and came to the conclusion that every fermentation and decaying process is caused by the action of micro organisms whose elimination prevents unwanted fermentation. These conclusions are the basis of the pasteurization method, in which all agents of noxious fermentation of liquids are destroyed by means of the heat.

Thanks to the study of fermentation, Pasteur discovered the world of microorganisms and was drawn to study their activity; due to his work and discoveries in this field he was given the name of “The father of microbiology.” As a conclusion for his research, which is a model of scientific insight, Pasteur proved that the concept of spontaneous generation was false, even for simpler microorganisms. He proved that these could not grow in substances sterilized and protected from germs. This fact had an important repercussion on the coming evolution of medicine since it became evident that there was a close relation between the presence of microorganisms and certain infections and diseases.

His last research dealt with the possibility of extending the vaccine to other diseases, especially to rabies. The first vaccine he experimented outside his lab was the one for carbuncle, followed by the one for rabies. In July 1885 he certified that the cure for rabies in human beings was already a fact.

For curing 16 Russians who had been bit by a wolf the Czar sent him 100.000 franks to found the “Pasteur Institute.”

Dr. Luis Ros Mendoza
Associated Editor

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They are provided by the Organizing Society. They are destined to members of the CIR that belong to countries different that the one where the event takes place. Applications should be made to the CIR Administrative Office cir.admin@servimed.com.mx