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Diagnostic Neuroradiology Committee

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Diagnostic Subcommittee



The committee promotes excellence in diagnostic neuroradiology by supporting experimental and clinical research, education and training. This will be achieved by supporting aspiring, emerging and established neuroradiologists, disseminating knowledge, facilitating networking between the individual members as well as between neuroscience centres, and by supporting large scale funding applications. The committee advises ESNR on research and teaching activities.



To achieve these aims and to cover the wide field of diagnostic neuroradiology, working groups (WG) will be established based on diseases or on specific cross-cutting themes. These WG are flexible structures, chaired by a lead, an expert in the field, who will select members of the group, which will vary from one WG to another and will specifically include junior neuroradiologists.

Each WG

1.    will identify a specific question or theme they will address;

2.    will be encouraged to engage the wider ESNR community in debating this question or theme, using the available ESNR facilities (web site, blog, ESNR section in Neuroradiology, etc.);

3.    will engage with appropriate groups in other societies (ESR, ESMRMB, ENS, etc.) to enrich the debate and add more weight to the final outcome;

4.    could organise a session at the ESNR annual meeting in which their question or theme would be publicly addressed;

5.    will finally produce a guideline, review or position paper that would be published in a peer review journal;

6.    will engage with funding organisations and other professional societies to enable and support large scale funding applications.

The prerequisite of a WG is the identification of an engaging leader. The existence of a WG will depends on its activities and productivity thereby allowing a healthy turnover.

In the first instance, the following WGs are suggested:

a)     Disease based:  Tumours; epilepsy; dementia; ischeamic stroke; multiple sclerosis; movement disorders; infections; and neuromuscular diseases.

b)    Cross cutting:  Quality & Safety; High field (7T) imaging; ASL


This approach will allow a wide participation of ESNR members; will allow the emergence of the next generation of leaders and teachers and will enable us to establish European Guidelines and publish Review and Position articles.



To support the WGs in applying for large scale grants and to engage junior neuroradiologists in basic and applied research from the earliest stages possible funding mechanisms are necessary; these would include:

1.    Scientific workshops engaging at least 3 centres

2.    Research fellowships (1year) in prestigious institutions

3.    Seed funds for neuroimaging projects

4.    Enabling large scale grant applications (support writing group meetings).

Some of the required moneys could come from the ESNR profits, or could be joined with other national neuroradiological or European Radiological, Neurological and other societies.



  • Prof Meike Vernooij
  • Erasmus MC University Medical Center
    Dept. of Radiology, section of Neuroradiology
    The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr Alexandre Krainik
  • University Hospital Grenoble CHU
    Neuroradiology and MRI
    Grenoble Cedex 09
  • Dr Luc van den Hauwe
  • Antwerp University Hospital

Diagnostic Neuroradiology Committee