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CIR’s scholarships announcement

The CIR, through the Latin American School of Radiology, invited all members to apply for 3 scholarships that grant a 3-month training on Interventional Radiology (CIR-RSNA scholarship), neuroimaging and breast imaging. The training will take place at prestigious academic centers. Applicants must be members of the CIR, under 40 years of age and they must assist the area of radiology of the scholarship they are applying for.

The scholarship consists of US$3,000. (for transportation and accommodation expenses.)

The requirements to apply are the following:
  • Be a radiologist and member of the CIR.
  • Be under 40 years old.
  • Practice in the area of the scholarship they apply for.
In order to apply for the scholarship, you must send the following documentation to the Secretariat of the CIR cir.admin@servimed.com.mx:
  • Letter from the President of the radiology society of their country attesting their membership.
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae (no longer than one page) including date of birth, nationality, place of work, specific areas in which they practice radiology, academic degree, if applicable.
  • Letter indicating the motivations for applying for the scholarship (maximum 1 page).
The deadline for applying expires on August 15.


Interventional radiology (CIR-RSNA scholarship)
Breast Imaging

Doctor Gloria Soto
President of CIR

New page of CIR

The Inter-American College of Radiology (CIR) is pleased to announce the release of the new interface of its website. Its Home Page has 3 main blocks that include all relevant information and quick access to news.

From CIR, we are proud of having renewed our page, which has been successfully founded and edited for many years by doctor Francisco Arredondo, with the invaluable collaboration of doctor Jorge Bisteni. The current management of the CIR, headed by its innovative and restless president, doctor Gloria Soto, expects to continue the successful path they started.

Moreover, it accompanies our constant update in medicine TICs, with the expectation that more radiologists participate in the permanent training we offer.

We invite you to visit this page and explore it; the address is the same one: www.webcir.org

Invitation to participate in the CIR&RSNA 2013 session

On Saturday November 30th, at Mc Cormick Place, the CIR session at the RSNA, CIR&RSNA 2013, will be held. The topic to be discussed is infection/inflamation and 8 well-known professors of CIR will participate as lecturers, covering the different organs and systems.

The session in Spanish will be broadcasted via Webcast. We invite you to see the Program and to attend this itneresting encounter of the CIR in the framework of the RSNA Congress 2013.


GE-CIR Breast MR Course (Latin American School of Radiology - ELAR)

Supported by the School of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica

Inter American College of Radiology - CIR
Latin American School of Radiology (ELAR)

GE-CIR Breast MR Course


29th Central American Congress of Radiology and Medical Imaging

San José de Costa Rica, 31 July to 1 August
Place: School of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica

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On line international publications

Member countries’ newsletters

We invite all NOTiCIR readers to visit, from this site, the monthly bulletin RSNA News, which is available thanks to CIR member countries.

You can access the latest issue of the newsletter as well as the index of past issues.

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GO RAD is a new program developed by the international society of Radiology in global scope. GO RAD is a new global outreach program developed by the International Society of Radiology. Its purpose is to achieve advanced radiology education throughout a global radiology community by adding current and practical radiology literature with content that is targeted and addressed to the developing nations and populations with scarce resources.

We hope that you make the most of this program in order to improve everybody’s health and well-being.

Doctor Eric Stern
Editor-in-Chief, GO RAD

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Jack Edeiken was an American radiologist (Philadelphia, 1923 - Houston, 2002) who was considered one of the leaders of bone Radiology worldwide.

He was born in a family with medical tradition (his parents, an uncle and a brother were physicians) and his contact with radiology started at the age of eight. His father, Louis Edeiken, who began his career in the field of Radiology in 1917, seven years before Roentgen’s death, encouraged his son’s interest in the "shadows of x-rays" at an early age; he would have him sitting by his side while he interpreted images.

In 1947, after graduating from Medicine School at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Philadelphia, where his father was chief of radiology; later, he conducted his residency at the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Eugene P. Pendergrass.

He developed his career at the Thomas Jefferson University, between 1971 and 1986, as Professor and Chairman, being active until 1996 as Chief of the Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Texas.

In 1967 he published the first edition of his book: "Radiological diagnosis of diseases of the bones", for many years considered the best bone radiology text; several generations of Radiologists around the world have taken their first steps in the field under this this book’s guidance. The fourth and final edition was published in 1989.

He was one of the three founders of the International Skeletal Society (ISS), he held the president position from 1982 to 1984, and he was editor in Chief of the magazine of the Society, Skeletal Radiology, from 1975 to 1984.

Dr. Edeiken was well known for his style when interpreting radiological images, and for his ability to carry out accurate diagnosis for more complex cases. At the beginning of the 1970s, he competed successfully against a computer in the diagnosis of a number of bone tumors,during a session of an annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Not only did he defeat the computer, but also he wondered the audience with the way he interpreted the cases and with his broad knowledge.

Among the large number of awards he received, it is worth to mention the Gold Medal of the American College of Radiology. The Founders Lecture of the International Skeletal Society of 1991 was given in his honor, and it’s his image the one that appears engraved on that society’s Medal.

Doctor Edeiken is considered a classic of musculoskeletal radiology , with more than 100 articles published in this field and a text book which, at the time, constituted a basic body of doctrine in that part of Radiology.

Doctor Luis Ros
Co-Editor of NOTiCIR

11th Book of the CIR ADVANCES series

Advances SERIES in Imaging Diagnostics - CIR
Inter American College of Radiology

Editors: Miguel Stoopen y Ricardo García Mónaco
Guest Editor: Doctor Ricardo García Mónaco
Journal publications 2013 ISBN 978-987-1259-83-0
209 pages

This complete and organized book that is part of the Advances series in Imaging diagnostics offers us a complete and entertaining review of this prevailing disease, analyzed from the imaging point of view.

Initially, it discusses in general the various forms of image, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance and PET/CT, with emphasis on functional and molecular studies as well as on the Diffusion, Perfusion and Spectroscopy in MR and different types of tracers used in PET/CT.

The book also includes an update on diagnosis, staging, possible therapies and follow up of most frequent neoplasms such as pulmonary, prostatic, colorectal and lymphoma, among others, considering the different types of image.

The review on the definition of international standards and their clinical application in order to objectively assess the response of the last tumors to treatment is particularly interesting.

The authors are physicians of national and international prestige, including the United States and France.

Being such as cross-cutting theme in radiology and medicine, I highly recommend it both to residents, fellows, and radiologists.

Address for online orders:
Ediciones Journal, Buenos Aires
www.journal.com.ar/avances, or write to info@journal.com.ar

Doctor Andres O´Brien
Responsible of the body area
Imaging Diagnostics
Las Condes Clinic, Santiago

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International courtesy registrations

They are granted by the society in charge of the organization.
They are addressed to CIR members who belong to other countries and who do not live in the country hosting the event. Requests should be sent to the CIR administration office.