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


Letter to our Chilean brothers

Geneva, 01 March, 2010

Dr. Miguel Ángel Pinochet
Chilean Society of Radiology

Dear friend,

The Interamerican College of Radiology deeply regrets the situation your country is undergoing after the earthquakes of the last days.

We express our solidarity and support to all the dear colleagues of your country and to the overall population. Nevertheless, we offer our cooperation in any actions you may consider appropriate.

With our most sincere desire of friendship,


Rodrigo Restrepo González
President of the Interamerican College of Radiology

Invitation to the 25th Interamerican Congress of Radiology

Dear colleagues,

The Interamerican College of Radiology and the Chilean Society of Radiology are glad to invite you to the 25th Interamerican Congress of Radiology to be held in Santiago de Chile from 29 to 31 October 2010.

The Scientific Committee has designed an interesting academic program, which include simultaneous sessions of the main radiological topics. The fact that some of the most important radiologists have been invited to participate as Lecturers, assures the excellence of the event.

The Latin American Society of Pediatric Radiology, the Latin American Association of Thorax Radiology, the Interamerican Society of Intervention and the Iberoamerican Society of Breast Imaging are in charge of the organization of said sessions, thus promoting the identification of these Societies with the aims and programs of the College.

In the main session “Towards an Iberoamerican Radiology of excellence: our main challenges”, we will have the opportunity to approach important issues regarding the practice and development of the specialty in the region and the challenges that we must face as an organization.

One of the main aspects of the Congress is the presentation of scientific work, which allows the different teams to show the advances carried out as regards investigation matters. We invite you to send your work, either in person or by electronic means. Those who want to participate should follow the guidelines described in the invitation published in the web site.
The industry of radiology shall be, as always, supporting us and presenting their products. They will show the latest technological innovations and their clinical applications in several Symposiums.

The Chilean Society of Radiology is honored to be the host society of this gathering. Within the year in which Chile celebrates its bicentennial anniversary, we are proud to receive you in our country. We are sure that you will enjoy the landscapes, the culture and the warmth of its people.

The Interamerican College of Radiology summons the spirit of academic excellence and brotherhood and in that sense this Congress is an opportunity for professional development, exchange of scientific experiences and a step forward to establish bonds of friendship among iberoamerican radiologists.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Santiago de Chile where you will be very welcome.

Rodrigo Restrepo González
Miguel Angel Pinochet
President Interamerican College of Radiology
President Chilean Society of Radiology

Interamerican Congress poster

29, 30 and 31 of October 2010.
Convetion center Sheraton Hotel, Santiago de Chile.

More information will be available soon.

Neuro radiology: fourth book from the “Advances” Series

Advance Series

After the excellent reception of the advances series, we have the pleasure to announce the launch of a new book:


Advances in Imaging Diagnosis - CIR

Editors: M. Stoopen and R. García Mónaco
Neuro radiology
Invited Editors: Enrique Palacios

©2010 - Journal Edition
ISBN13: 978-987-1259-35-9
260 pages - with images and colour illustrations

Cartoné binding – Format 20 x 28 cm.

You can also buy it making click in  PURCHASE

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26th International Congress of Radiology in Shangai

In utterly modern Shangai, China, it will be held the 26th International Congress of Radiology, organized by the International Society of Radiology, in which the CIR represents Latin America.


8 to 12 of April of 2010.
International centre of conventions. Shangai, China


¿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



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.



The history corner


Galen, Claudius, was a famous ancient physician (Pergamon, 129- Rome, 201) and he is considered the most important one after Hypocrites.

Born in Pergamon, he studied Medicine and Philosophy in Smyrna and Alexandria. He lived in Rome for a long time, where he was a surgeon of gladiators and then a court physician for emperors. His work, besides dealing with clinical and therapeutic problems, focused on the study of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and, at the same time, on philosophic speculation.

He was able to gather and assimilate all the medical science of his time and reorganize it according to some original principles.

He established the principle which stated that every alteration of a function derives in the lesion of an organ and, consequently, every lesion of an organ causes an alteration of a function.

Galen’s fame is linked to his investigation method: a critical analysis of the phenomenon he observed and which was consciously provoked. This method may be called experimental. To Galen, this analysis was the basis of the study and treatment of diseases. Unlike Hypocrites, he did not consider that nature had a healing force. Instead, he believed he had to study the different symptoms of the diseases to fight them directly, as an expression of the alteration of the organs affected by the illness.

Galen’s philosophical conception, on the other hand, was in accordance with the Christian conception which prevailed at that time and, therefore, his scientific system was recognized by the Church. Since it was a monotheist system, it was also accepted by Jews and Arabs. This acknowledgement, together with the intrinsic value of galenic works, a hundred of which are still preserved, determined its quick and universal diffusion and its intangible nature up to Renaissance critic.

Its name, after the physician Galen, is used worldwide, figuratively, to designate a professional of medicine. The terms galenic or galenical are also employed to mention anything related to Galen’s system or doctrine and to its followers.

Luis Ros Mendoza
Associated Editor

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