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Dr. Alejandro Beresñak
Dr. Jorge Bisteni, Dr. Dante Casale, Dr. Luis Ros
Founding Editor:
Dr. Miguel Stoopen


On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who are working so that the CIR carries out the projects that we have planned as a board:

• To the members of the different working committees that make possible that the college improves its programs and projects: Education, Virtual radiology, Communication, Publications, Virtual Magazine, Radiological Protection, Center of Studies of Latin American Radiology, Statutes, International Relations, etc.

• To the advisors from member countries of the college, who are responsible for spreading among its partners the activities of the CIR, and of providing us with feedback with their vision as regards what the College should do to improve radiological practice in the region.

• To the coordinators and teachers who will take part in the First Refresher Course in Radiology that will take place in May in Cancun; they are working to make this event a success and meet the expectations we have set.

• To our administrative collaborators, who are always willing to offer their support.

• To the companies that have committed themselves to our projects and are willing to support us in order to make them true.

To all and each of you we thank you for your dedication and for making possible that the CIR takes the direction we have set as the Directive Board. Our goals are ambitious and we know that there is much to be done, that the challenges are many and not always easy to deal with, that the work that must be done is great and that the time you dedicate you is valuable. We also know that if we work together, as a team and with discipline, if the solidarity that arises from feeling like brothers prevails above any other consideration, we can achieve such goals.

As the Board of Directors, we assume this challenge with enthusiasm and we thank you for being part of this project. We are confident that with your help we can achieve that the College be an increasingly strong, representative organization, and that it fulfills its mission of bringing together all radiologists, ensuring their professional development, to improve radiological practice in the region for the patients’ benefit.

We wish you and the whole community of the CIR a 2013 full of satisfaction and achievements, both personal and professional, and hope that by the end of next year we can say, with pride, that the CIR has complied with the Iberian American radiologists.

Doctor Gloria Soto
President of the CIR

New editor’s message

Dear Iberian American colleagues:

It is a stimulating challenge, to assume the leadership of the NOTiCIR, trying to maintain both the level of fraternal communication conferred to it by its creator, Dr. Miguel Stoopen for 7 years, and the efficient dynamics achieved by his successor, Dr. Pedro Unshelm.

Sharing relevant information provided by the Member societies of all countries of the radiological community continues to be the main objective of this virtual channel of monthly publication.

Together with the Coeditors Doctor Jorge Bisteni, Doctor Dante Casale and Doctor Luis Ros, and the invaluable support of our founder Editor, Dr. Miguel Stoopen, we wish to continue with the essential participation of all of you. In addition, the unconditional support of the new Board of Directors of the CIR makes it easier to face this new stage with renewed vigor.

I take this opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous 2013.

Doctor Alejandro Beresñak
NOTiCIR Editor

Report on the SIRCAI

Doctor Rodrigo Restrepo informs us the following:

On Monday, 26 November from 2 to 4 pm was held a meeting of the Integrated System of Radiology for the Iberian American Certification (SIRCAI), with attendance from 15 countries.

The project and the current state of the program was presented. Besides, the launch for 2014 of the "DIAR" (Iberian American Diploma of Radiology) was announced, which may be granted to radiologists members of the College.

At the end of this productive meeting, all countries confirmed their commitment to incorporate the SIRCAI individually.

1st Course of Radiology Update Cancun 2013 - CIR


To offer the Iberian American community of radiologists a high quality course on updates and advances in imaging diagnostics in differente areas of the specialty.

To gather radiologists of CIR in an environment of academic excellence, comradeship and fraternity.

To strengthen friendship and collaboration bonds between the CIR and the guest scientific societies.

To launch a platform of the CIR in that will allow to organize and carry out scientific events.

9 to 11 May, 2013
Place: Cancun, Mexico.

2nd CIR@RSNA session in Spanish

As expected, the second CIR@RSNA 2012 session in Spanish on TRAUMATIC EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY has been a success. The room was full of radiologists from all Iberian America; there was translation into English, live transmission in the Web and a session of questions via Twitter. All goals set have been accomplished once again so, by provision of the Directive Board of RSNA, said session will take place every year from now onwards.

The doctors that took part in the program were: Oswaldo Ramos (Venezuela), Miguel Stoopen (Mexico), Pablo Ros (USA), Sergio Moguillansky (Argentina), Giuseppe D’ Ipólito (Brazil), Gloria Soto (Chile), Erik Kimura (Mexico), Diego Nuñez (Venezuela - USA), Felipe Munera (Colombia-USA), Dulce Gómez - Santos (Spain) and Jeanette Perez-Roselló (Puerto Rico).

Congratulations to all the speakers and attendees!

Radiological protection in the CIR

In the ordinary assembly of the college held on 24 November, during the RSNA congress in Chicago, the radiation protection program was presented by Doctor Alfredo Buzzi, President of the Argentine Society of Radiology, who is in charge of that commission.

The main objective of the program is to ensure that no practice is adopted unless its introduction causes a positive and net benefit, that all necessary exposures are kept as low as reasonably possible (taking into account economic and social factors), and that the doses that individuals receive do not exceed certain limits.

Dr. Alfredo Buzzi
President of the SAR (Argentine Society of Radiology)

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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The history corner


Physician and researcher (Brno, Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1874 - Melbourne, Australia, 1957), he is considered one of the pioneers of otorhinolaryngological radiology and the creator of the term Neuroradiology.

Son of a medical otorhinolaryngologist, he was already an outstanding student in high school and studied medicine in Vienna (capital of the Empire, 160 km from Brno). As a physician he took his first steps in the field of the Neuropsychiatry. One of his teachers, Professor Wagner Jauregg, Nobel Prize in 1927 for having developed the therapy of malaria against syphilis, sent Schüller with his friend Guido Holzknecht to the Central Röntgen Laboratory of the Vienna General Hospital of Vienna.

There his area of interest was the diagnosis of diseases of the brain and the skull; with this orientation he undertook the radiological study of all skull preparations from the museums of pathological anatomy and forensic medicine. In 1905 he had an x-ray apparatus in his consulting room and published his first book: The Skull Base on the Radiogram, which showed his knowledge on anatomy, both normal and pathological, and exposed various radiological projections.

In 1906 he described an oblique view of the mastoid apophysis with a tube in a 25-degree angle in a caudal direction. In that same year he also recognized and interpreted the radiological image of the calcified pineal gland.

In 1908 the otorhinolaryngologist Oskar Hirsch introduced the transsphenoidal approach to pituitary tumors under the radiologic advice of Schüller.

In 1912 he published his book Rontgen Diagnosis of Diseases of the Head, translated into English in 1918, which was the standard textbook of neuroradiology for many years. In 1914, at the age of 39, he was appointed Professor of the University of Vienna, thus becoming the youngest member of the faculty.

During 1915 he described two cases of what he called map-like skull, which was part of a triad of exophthalmos, diabetes insipidus and cranial lytic lesions. An American pediatrician, Alfred Hand, had communicated in 1893 a similar case with polyuria; in 1920, Henry Christian, published in Boston another description of the same syndrome, which was called 'Hand-Schuller-Christian disease'.

He published more than 300 works on Neurology and Neuroradiology, and he was the one who coined the term "neuro-Radiology". He also made an extremely important contribution in dentistry, when he described the technique for the radiological study of the TMJ, performed in three positions: rest, centric occlusion and maximum opening mandibular position, with cefalico-caudal angulation of 30 degrees (special position of Schuller).

The expansion of Nazism forced him into exile to Australia at the end of 1939, since Schüller and his wife were both Jewish. In Australia, he worked in several hospitals and obtained the title of Doctor of Medicine by the universities of Melbourne and Sydney.

Doctor Luis Ros
Co-Editor of NOTiCIR

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