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


Each day we get closer to the date in which the 25th Inter American Congress of Radiology will take place in the city of Santiago in the beautiful Republic of Chile.

This is the second time our Congress is held in Santiago, which, as it is currently known, it takes place every two years, even though in its early beginnings it was held every four years. The third congress took place in Santiago in 1949 during Dr. Félix Daza Brantes’ presidency.

This year, from 28 to 30 October 2010, the Chilean Society of Radiology will receive us once more and the Congress, which will be presided by SOCHRADI’s president, Dr. Miguel Angel Pinochet and CIR’s president Dr. Rodrigo Restrepo, will be again an opportunity to tighten scientific and frindship bonds among Latin American radiologists.

Editors and Directors of CIR

25th International College of Radiology Congress

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

More information,
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CIR visiting professor’s program


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

Scholarships of Florida International University and the University of Miami

The new Medicine School of Florida International University (FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine) and the University of Miami (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) offer 5 courtesy registrations for young radiologists from the country members of CIR to attend the following course:

“Advances in almost non-invasive treatments”
from 28 June to 2 July, 2010

Organized by: The new Medicine School of Florida International University (FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine) and the University of Miami (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine).

Site: Ritz Carlton Hotel,
South Beach, Miami.

Regards, Dr Manuel Viamonte Jr.
Former president of CIR, associated Dean of International Affaris and Radiology professor in Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Registrations: cir.admin@servimed.com.mx

Breast: the New book of the “Advanced” series of CIR

After the excellent reception of the “Advanced diagnostic imaging” we are glad to announce the release of the volume number 5:


Dr. Miguel Stoopen and Dr. Ricardo García Mónaco

Guest Editors

Dr Román Rostagno (Arg)
Dr Mariana Castro Barba (Arg)

©2010 – Ediciones Journal
ISBN13: 978 – 987 – 1259 – 40 – 3
List Price USD 60.

Review on SERAM’S "Essential Radiology"

At the beginning of the year the book “Essential Radiology” was released. This text, which was promoted by the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology, is a collective, two-volume piece in which 208 Spanish radiologists took part. Throughout more than two years of coordinated effort, they have approached the basic and updated topics of this specialty.

It is, mainly, a practical and accessible work whose chapters reflect the authors’ opinions. All of them are experts in the areas they deal with. Not only is this book a useful tool for residents’ education, but it is also a guide for the essential concepts regarding the specialty that every radiologist must keep throughout their professional life. The book also includes all the knowledge related to radiology interpretation, image management and radiology services, ethics, education or investigation.

This book, which presents an excellent design, includes 3.300 images and has 138 chapters divided in nine sections: general radiology, thoracic and cardiac radiology, abdominal radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, radiology in women, neuroradiology, vascular and interventional radiology, radiology in pediatrics, quality management in the practice of radiology. The book also includes an exclusive web site where you can find a series of supplementary contents: images, charts and videos, all of which together form a set of 6541 graphic and audiovisual documents. This work has been coordinated by Drs. José Luis del Cura, Salvador Pedraza and Ángel Gayete.

All in all, it is a highly appealing piece, which is really useful and practical and which reflects the high level of Spanish radiology today. Its title "Essential Radiology" defines its intention and the role it intends to play: this new text intends to be the reference manual for every radiologist.

Luis H. Ros Mendoza
Associate Editor Not I CIR


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

List of awarded people by CIR in the WEB

People awarded by CIR

The Interamerican of Radiology has given several awards and acknowledgements throughout its history to people who have contributed to its development since its creation. The names of the awarded are not well known and that is why a group of colleagues interested in history has worked to collect data and to complete those files that were not kept in past times.

The current list has been uploaded to the CIR’s web site, where it is available for everyone who would like to consult it.


Dr. Miguel E. Stoopen
Dr. Francisco Arredondo
Dr. Diego Nuñez Jr.

The History Corner: René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec

French physician, (Quimper, Britain in 1781, and died in Kerlouanec, Britain, in 1862.) After being educated by his uncle, who was a physician in Nantes, in 1801 he decided to go to Paris where he attended the École Spéciale de Santé. In 1816 he was appointed physician of the Necker Hospital and he carried out the most important of his discoveries: auscultation by means of the stethoscope.

According to Laënnec, auscultation is a method for physical examination which consists in listening to the sounds produced inside the organism, specially in the heart, vessels and respiratory system: “Either using the stethoscope or locating the ear on the area that the physician wishes to explore, this practice is essential to reach a diagnosis.”

Even though Hypocrites had already perceived the rumor produced by a pleural effusion, it was this French physician who, in 1818 and by means of a stethoscope that he himself invented, showed the importance of such noises in order to reach the diagnosis of different pulmonary and cardiac areas.

The stethoscope as a medical instrument, was first used for thoracic auscultations and to explore other areas of the body which were too difficult to reach for the ear (supraclavicular fossae, axillary cavities, etc.)

In its simplest form, the stethoscope as described by its inventor, was a concave cylinder made of a solid material. Its upper extreme was a widened auricular in the form of a pavilion and the lower extreme had the shape of a bottleneck.

Laënnec taught medicine in the College of France describing many signs of auscultation. He was the first to establish a complete set of clinical and pathological symptoms of tuberculosis, and to describe with great accuracy a type of hepatic cirrhosis (Laënnec cirrhosis). The pages of his work “Traité de l’ascultation mediate et des maladies des pumons et du Coeur” (Paris 1818) have been considered some of the most beautiful and clearest of medical literature.

He died of tuberculosis when he was forty five years old leaving behind the description of a great number of semiology criteria and clinical signs which constitute the core of modern clinical medicine.

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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