Candidates for the ESR Electronic Elections

January 14 - January 27, 2020

ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee Chair


ESR Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chair


ESR Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chair


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    ESR Electronic Elections


    Deniz Akata
    Ankara, Turkey

    ESR Electronic Elections 2020

    Prof.Dr. Deniz Akata
    Candidacy for the position of: ESR 2nd Vice-President

    Professor and Chair,
    Department of Radiology,
    Hacettepe University School of Medicine,
    Sihhiye, 06100
    Ankara, TURKEY

    Tel: +90 312 3051891

    Place/Birth: Istanbul/1965
    Marrital Satatus: Married, 2 children


    Graduate (1983-1989)
    Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Received M.D., 1989

    Postgraduate (1990-1994)
    Residency, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine


    October 2015-present
    Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine

    October 2004-present
    Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Abdominal Imaging Section

    October 1998–2004
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine

    July 1999-June 2000
    Clinical Fellow, Digital Imaging Section, Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US)

    October 1996–1998
    Assistant Professor of Radiolog, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine

    Specific Clinical Expertise: Abdominal and female pelvis imaging, cardiovascular imaging


    • European Society of Radiology (ESR)
    • European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)
    • European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR)
    • Balkan Society of Radiology (BSR)
    • European Society of Hybrid Imaging (ESHI)
    • International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R) Member of Executive Council
    • Turkish Society of Radiology (TSR)
    • Turkish MR Society
    • President of Programme Planning Committee of TURKRAD 2008


    European Society of Radiology (ESR)
    March 2017-present
    Chair, Finance and Internal Affairs Committee, Executive Council
    March 2016-March 2017
    Chair, European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP)
    March 2013-March 2016
    Chair, National Societies Committee, Executive Council
    Editor-in-Chief, ESR@Work Newsletter
    Member, ESR Working Group on Economics
    Member, ESR Radiation Protection Subcommitte, Audit and Standards Subcommittee, eHealth and Informatics Subcommittee
    Examiner, European Diploma in Radiology

    European Congress of Radiology
    Invited Lecturer ECR 2009-ECR 2019
    Member of Program Planning Committees of ECR 2011-2012, 2014, 2018-2020
    E3 Academies, Coordinator of Update on Hepatobiliary Imaging; ECR 2018
    Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Subcommittee (Abdominal Viscera), Co-Chair ECR 2014.

    European School of Radiology Course ESMRMB, School of MRI course; Advanced Imaging of Abdomen, Host Organiser, Ankara/Turkey 2011
    Faculty of ESOR (Odessa 2012, Warsaw 2013, Malmo 2014, Bratislava 2017, Bucharest 2018)

    Major projects and articles related to management, informatics and ESR activities

    • Consequences of Economic Crisis in Radiology. A. Giovagnoni, E.J. Adam, D. Akata, B.Brkljačić, P. Cavanagh, P. Mildenberger, M. Özmen, E. SchoumanClaeys. Insights Imaging (2015) 6:573–577
    • Project Coordinator of “Text mining in radiological reports” funded by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 2013-2014.
    • Consultant “Infrastructure Development for Strengthening and Restructuring of Health Services’ Financial Management”; National Health Insurance infrastructure project, supported by Ministry of Finance, and of Health, 2005 - 2012.


    • 126 articles in PUBMED (Sum of cited 2473-Google scholar).
    • More than 240 invited lectures for international and national meetings.
    • Section editor of Urogenital Imaging in DIR Journal between 2004-2009.
    • Co-Editor, Ultrasound Clinics, 2008
    • Co-Editor, Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Genitourinary System. Springer International Publishing AG 2018

    Top articles:

    • Ünal E, Karaosmanoğlu AD, Ozmen MN, Akata D, Karcaaltincaba M. Hepatobiliary phase liver MR imaging findings after Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in cancer patients. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018: 9.
    • Basaran C, Karcaaltincaba M, Akata D, Karabulut N, Akinci D, Ozmen M, Akhan O. Fat containing lesions of the liver: Cross-sectional imaging findings with emphasis on MRI. (2005) American Journal of Roentgenology, 184 (4), pp. 1103-1110.
    • Küpeli S, Hazirolan T, Varan A, Akata D, Alehan D, Hayran M, Besim A, Büyükpamukçu M. Evaluation of coronary artery disease by computed tomography angiography in patients treated for childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma (2010) Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28 (6), pp. 1025-1030.
    • Durhan G, Hazırolan T, Sunman H, Karakaya J, Karçaaltıncaba M, Aytemir K, Karaağaoğlu E, Akata D. Does coronary calcium scoring with a SCORE better predict significant coronary artery stenosis than without? Correlation with computed tomography coronary angiography. (2015) European Radiology, 25 (3), pp. 776-784.
    • Akata D, Kerimoglu U, Hazirolan T, Karcaaltincaba M, Köse F, Özmen M.N, Akhan O. Efficacy of transvaginal contrast-enhanced MRI in the early staging of cervical carcinoma (2005) European Radiology, 15 (8), pp. 1727-1733.
    • Akata D, Akhan O. Liver manifestations of cystic fibrosis. (2007) European Journal of Radiology, 61 (1), pp. 11-17


    • European Radiology
    • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
    • European Journal of Radiology
    • Insights into Imaging
    • La Radiologica Media
    • Abdominal Imaging


    As a radiologist, educator and scientist, I have been serving the radiological community at local, regional and international levels for more than 25 years. Over the last 10 years, I played numerous leadership roles in radiology, the foremost among them the membership of the ESR Executive Council.
    I was born and educated in a social and geographical environment that featured the values worthy of a location at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations. With this background, I have had great satisfaction in serving the ESR, which embraces all cultures and diversities in our profession.
    As the elected head of the radiology department of one of the leading medical schools of my country, I cherish every day the great privilege and benefit of working with a highly competitive, productive and successful faculty as well as serving as an educator for a top-scoring, bright group of residents and students.

    My major professional goals have always been two-fold: to invest in education and to increase the visibility of radiology. The opportunity to work with many national and international pillars of radiology during my professional career rendered invaluable experience in attaining my goals. My long-term role in the program planning committees of several ECRs and chairing the European Training Assessment Programme have provided me, among other things, deep insights into education, teamwork and arbitration. In an era mostly characterised by fast-paced technological progress, I plan to increase the visibility of radiology as a problem-solving and value-based profession—an essential part of the multidisciplinary management of healthcare. I would consider it a great honour to serve this society.

    Adrian Brady
    Cork, Ireland

    ESR Electronic Elections 2020

    Dr. Adrian P. Brady
    Candidacy for the position of: ESR 2nd Vice-President



    • Head of Department & Consultant Radiologist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
    • Medical Director, National HHT (Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Centre, Ireland
    • Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University College Cork, Ireland


    • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
    • Radiologist, Wellesley Hospital, Canada 1992-1995

    Birth: 26/08/1961, Ireland.

    Personal: Married, 2 children.


    University College Dublin, MB, BCh, BAO 1984

    General Internal Medicine:
    Dublin, 1985-1987

    Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin 1987-1991
    Fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Interventional Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1991-1992

    Postgraduate qualifications:

    Royal College of Radiologists FRCR 1990
    Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland FFRRCSI 1990
    Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada FRCPC 1991
    European Board of Interventional Radiology EBIR 2011

    Internal Medicine:
    Royal College of Physicians of Ireland FRCPI 2001

    Practice interests: Abdominal and Interventional Radiology

    Academic output:

    • 77 peer-reviewed journal papers, 1 book chapter
    • 66 Invited lectures - Ireland, UK, Canada, Austria, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Dubai, Nigeria, Georgia, Poland, Belgium
    • Journal reviewer:
      • European Radiology (member, Scientific Editorial Board),
      • Insights into Imaging
      • Clinical Radiology
      • British Journal of Radiology
      • Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal
      • Irish Journal of Medical Science
      • Journal of Medical Genetics
      • Irish Medical Journal
      • Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

    Recent first-author publications on radiology professional issues:

    • Measuring Consultant Radiologist workload: method and results from a national survey. Insights into Imaging (2011) DOI 10.1007/s13244-011-0094-3.
    • Measuring Radiologist Workload: How to do it, and why it matters. European Radiology (2011) DOI 10.1007/s00330-011-2195-2.
    • Discrepancy and Error in Radiology: Concepts, Causes and Consequences. Ulster Med J (2012);81(1):3-9.
    • Error and Discrepancy in Radiology – Inevitable or avoidable? Insights into Imaging (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s13244-016-0534-1
    • Radiology reporting – from Hemingway to HAL? Insights into Imaging (2018) DOI: 10.1007/s13244-018-0596-3

    Recent significant co-author publication

    • Ethics of AI in Radiology: Summary of the Joint European and North American Multisociety Statement. ESR/ACR/RSNA/EuSoMII/SIIM – Geis R, Brady A, Kotter E et al – published in Insights, Radiology, JACR & CARJ Oct. 2019

    Leadership experience (Ireland):

    Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2010-2012
    National Society President & Head of Training for Ireland and Kuwait.

    • During my term as Dean
      • Established National Radiology Quality Improvement (QI) program introduced, encompassing all hospital departments in Ireland
      • Designed a radiologist workload measurement method, taking account of all activities (reporting, MDMs, academic etc.), setting standards for future radiologist numbers.

    Chief Examiner
    FFRRCSI (final Irish radiology qualifying) exam , 2004 to 2008.

    Clinical Lead
    Medical Validation Ireland project with Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, 2013-15 to assess all Consultant doctors in Qatar.

    I represent Radiology & Radiation Oncology on the committee approving all Consultant posts in Irish public hospitals (since 2009).

    Leadership experience (ESR):

    Executive Council

    ESR Quality, Safety & Standards Committee (2017-2020)
    with responsibility for these subcommittees:

    • Audit & Standards
    • eHealth & Informatics
    • Radiation Protection, including
      • Eurosafe Imaging Steering Committee
    • ESR iGuide
    • Ultrasound

    ESR/EFRS Working Group on Patient Safety


    • Patient Advisory Group
    • Professional Issues and Economics in Radiology Subcommittee
    • Value-Based Imaging Working Group
    • Education Committee

    ESR nominee

    • ESR/ACR/RSNA/RANZCR/CAR/IS3R working group writing multi-society paper on Value-Based Imaging (with M. Fuchsjäger) – submitted (Lancet)

    European Diploma in Radiology
    Examiner 2011
    Coordinator and CORE Team Leader for Abdominal Radiology 2015-18

    ESR publications and position papers (Insights into Imaging), contributions:

    • 2017
      • Value-Based Radiology
    • 2018
      • Structured Reporting in Radiology
      • Proper use of Mobile Devices in Radiology
      • ESR Audit Tool (Esperanto)
    • 2019
      • Methodology for ESR iGuide content
      • ESR Digital Imaging Adoption Mode
      • Ultrasound fusion imaging technique: Liver, Kidney and Pancreas
      • How to manage accidental and unintended exposure in radiology
      • Patient safety in medical imaging: joint ESR/EFRS paper
      • Current status of uptake of European BSS Directive (2013/59/Euratom) requirements
      • Current status of radiological clinical audit
      • What the radiologist should know about artificial intelligence
      • Portable ultrasound devices
      • In preparation
      • Performance indicators for radiation protection management
      • Current status of radiological audit and feedback on Esperanto

    European Congress of Radiology (ECR)

    • Many presentations & lectures, 2005 to the present
    • PPC member, ECR 2021

    European Radiology societies

    • Fellow
      • ESGAR
      • CIRSE
    • European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBiR) - 2011

    Meeting organization

    • 50th anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting of the Faculty, Dublin 2011.
    • Member, local organizing committee, ESGAR, Dublin, 2001.
    • Meeting President, 10th International HHT Conference, 2013.

    Personal Statement

    The ESR is a hugely influential international society; keeping it strong, representative of all European radiologists, capable of responding to the issues facing all member countries, matters greatly. My professional career, working in large countries and small, has afforded me the privilege of understanding the cultural and professional diversites of Europe, Ireland, North America and the Middle East. I have extensive practice experience in a smaller European country, with a healthcare system sharing many of the good and bad features of systems elsewhere. Healthcare systems differ, but, large or small, well-funded or resource-starved, radiologists’ goals are the same: provision of high-quality, safe care for our patients. Through my ESR involvement, and my research and publishing interests in professional matters affecting radiology practice, I understand the issues affecting our working lives, and have contributed to assisting European colleagues to meet the demands of regulation, legislation and new developments.

    Radiology faces challenges and threats, from other specialties, from healthcare funders (who don’t always understand its complexity), and from technologies that seek to diminish or replace our role. It is a great honour for me to be considered as a candidate for ESR 2nd. Vice President. If elected, I pledge to devote my attention to ensuring ESR is relevant to individual radiologists across the wide variety of countries and healthcare systems which form our membership, keeping members up-to-date with changing technologies and regulations, providing educational support for future generations, and protecting and developing our specialty.

    My diverse roles (radiologist, examiner, academic, executive, researcher) have prepared me to represent you, to listen to you and to act on your behalf as 2nd. Vice President.

    Andrzej Cieszanowski
    Warsaw, Poland
    Andrzej Cieszanowski
    Candidacy for the position of: Communication and External Affairs Committee Chair



    Professor of Radiology

    Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, I Faculty of Medicine, Habilitation

    IIº Specialization in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Poland

    Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, I Faculty of Medicine, Ph.D.

    Iº Specialization in Roentgenology

    Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, I Faculty of Medicine, M.D.

    Academic appointments

    2015 – current
    Chairman, Department of Radiology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre, Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland

    2002 - 2015
    Head of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department; II Department of Clinical Radiology, Medical Academy of Warsaw (from 2008 Medical University of Warsaw), Poland. Associate Professor

    Assistant, Department of Radiology, Bielanski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland

    1988 - 1989
    Intern in Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

    Habilitation Thesis: „Detection and differentiation of focal liver lesions using magnetic resonance imaging”; Medical Academy of Warsaw 2008

    Ph.D. Thesis: „Differentiation of adrenal tumors by computed tomography based on their attenuation values”; Medical Academy of Warsaw 1999


    Overall IF= 58,326; HI=12
    Participation in several international and domestic research grants and projects.

    Major fields of scientific and educational interest:

    • Abdominal imaging, including liver MRI (DWI, H-B contrast agents), biliary, pancreas and bowel disease
    • Whole body MR imaging
    • Adrenal and renal imaging
    • Research on nanomaterials in MRI

    Selected recent scientific papers:

    1. Pasicz K, Podgórska J, Jasieniak J, Fabiszewska E, Skrzyński W, Anysz-Grodzicka A, Cieszanowski A, Kukołowicz P, Grabska I. Optimal b-values for diffusion kurtosis imaging of the liver and pancreas in MR examinations. Phys Med. 2019 Oct;66:119-123. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2019.09.238. Epub 2019 Oct 7. IF = 3.177
    2. Cieszanowski, A., Anysz-Grodzicka, A., Podgorska, J., Jagielska, B., Pałucki, J. Magnetic resonance imaging of uncommon hepatic mesenchymal tumours: Haemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma. Current Medical Imaging Reviews 2019, 15(4), 362-368. IF = 0.533
    3. Czernicki T., Maj E., Podgorska A., Kunert P., Prokopienko M., Nowak A., Cieszanowski A., Marchel A. Diffusion tensor tractography of pyramidal tracts in patients with brainstem and intramedullary spinal cord tumors: Relationship with motor deficits and intraoperative MEP changes. J Magn Reson Imaging 2017; 46:715–723. IF: 3,083
    4. Cieszanowski A., Lisowska A., Dabrowska M., Korczynski P., Zukowska M, Grudzinski I.P., Pacho R., Rowinski O., Krenke R. MR imaging of pulmonary nodules: detection rate and accuracy of size estimation in comparison to computed tomography. PLos ONE 2016; 11 (6), e0156272. IF: 3,057
    5. Cieszanowski A, Maj E, Kulisiewicz P, Grudzinski IP, Jakoniuk-Glodala K, Chlipala-Nitek I, Kaczynski B, Rowinski O. Non-contrast-enhanced whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in the general population: the incidence of abnormal findings in patients 50 years old and younger compared to older subjects. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 26;9(9):e107840. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107840. eCollection 2014. IF: 3,543;
    6. Poplawska M, Bystrzejewski M, Grudzinski IP, Cywinska MA, Ostapko J, Cieszanowski A. Immobilization of gamma globulins and polyclonal antibodies of class IgG onto carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles functionalized with various surface linkers. Carbon 2014; 74: 180-194. IF= 6,160;
    7. Grudzinski IP, Bystrzejewski M, Cywinska MA, Kosmider A, Poplawska M, Cieszanowski A, Fijalek Z, Ostrowska A. Comparative cytotoxicity studies of carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles in murine glioma cells. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2014; 117: 135-143. IF= 4,287
    8. Cieszanowski A, Stadnik A, Lezak A, Maj E, Zieniewicz K, Rowinska-Berman K, Grudzinski IP, Krawczyk M, Rowiński O. Detection of active bile leak with Gd-EOB-DTPA enhanced MR cholangiography: comparison of 20-25 min delayed and 60-180 min delayed images. Eur J Radiol. 2013 Dec;82(12):2176-82. IF: 2,160;
    9. Cieszanowski A., Anysz-Grodzicka A., Szeszkowski W, Kaczynski B., Maj E., Gornicka B, Grodzicki M, Grudzinski I. P., Stadnik A, Krawczyk M, Rowinski O.: Characterization of focal liver lesions using quantitative techniques: comparison of apparent diffusion coefficient values and T2 relaxation Times. Eur Radiol 2012; 22(11):2514-24. IF: 3,548;

    Scientific societies; Organization of conferences and courses:

    • President of Polish Medical Radiology Society (2019-2022)
    • Vice President of Polish Medical Radiology Society (2016-2019)
    • National Representative of Poland in ESGAR
    • Head of Commission of Education of Polish Medical Radiology Society (2013-2016; 2016-2019)
    • Head of e-education program and platform for radiologists in Poland
    • Scientific Chairman of the ESGAR Workshop “Liver Imaging” April 2018, Warsaw, Poland
    • Scientific Chairman of the ESMRMB Workshop Hands-On MRI "MR Imaging in Oncology. How to optimize image acquisition, analysis” and interpretation?" February 18-20, 2016, Warsaw, Poland
    • Scientific Chairman of the numerous domestic courses (2007 – 2019).

    Selected awards:

    • The first award of European Congress of Radiology in the category Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award 2014 within the topic "Abdominal Viscera" for the oral presentation: „Detection of active bile leak with Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR cholangiography: comparison of 20-25 min delayed and 60-180 min delayed images”. Cieszanowski A., Stadnik A., Lezak O., Maj E., Zieniewicz K., Rowinska-Berman K., Grudzinski I.P., Krawczyk M., Rowinski O.: European Congress of Radiology. Vienna, 6-10.03.2014.
    • Acknowledgment of the ECR oral presentation:
      “The non-contrast-enhanced whole body magnetic resonance imaging in general population: the prevalence of abnormal findings in two age groups” Cieszanowski A., Maj E., Kulisiewicz P., Grudzinski I.P., Jakoniuk-Glodala K., Chlipala-Nitek I., Kaczynski B., Rowinski O.: European Congress of Radiology. Vienna, 6-10.03.2014.
      as one of „Top 10 stories of ECR 2014” by an American radiology web-site
    • 11 Scientific, Educational and Organizational Awards of The Rector of Medical University of Warsaw

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR so far

    • Member of ESR Education Committee (current)
    • Member of National Societies Committee (current),
    • Member of ECR Vascular Subcommittee (twice),
    • Member of Abdominal Subcommittee (several times including present)
    • Eleven oral presentation and lectures during European Congress of Radiology,
    • Planned and confirmed organization of European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) in Warsaw on 18 October 2020,
    • The first award of European Congress of Radiology in the category Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award 2014 within the topic "Abdominal Viscera"
    Nikoleta Ivanova Traykova
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nikoleta Ivanova Traykova, MD, PhD
    Candidacy for the position of: Communication and External Affairs Committee Chair

    Assoc. Professor of Radiology
    Chair Department of Radiology
    University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment “St.George” Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    Tel: +359-888-272765
    E-mail: ​

    Professional appointments

    ​Medical Doctor, Medical University /MU/ Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    1994 - present
    Department of Radiology at UMHAT “St.George” Plovdiv, Chair Department 2015-present

    Radiology training with scholarship of the German
    Service for Academic Exchange /DAAD/, Radiologisches
    Institut Staedtische Kliniken- Akademisches
    Lehrkrankenhaus Fulda,Germany

    ​Doctor’s degree - granted by SAC educational and scientific degree “Doctor" of scientific specialty Medical Radiology (including usage of radioactive isotopes)

    ​Radiology training with scholarship by Saxony-Anhalt Province, University Clinic of Radiotherapy and Radiooncology, Dresden, Germany

    Acquired Specialty of Diagnostic Imaging

    Granted by SAC scientific degree “Assoc. Prof” of scientific specialty Medical Radiology

    Acquired educational-qualification degree Master in “Health Care Management”

    ​Consultant Radiologist and Vice Director of educational activities and international cooperation at Uni Hospital, Panagjuriste

    ​Director of Medical College at MU Plovdiv

    Member of the National Commission for State Exam in Radiology /Diploma in Radiology/

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR:

    European Society of Radiology (ESR)
    ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee – Member at large /2016-2018/
    ESR Communication and External Affairs Committee – Chair /2018-2020/
    ESR Executive Council /2018-present/
    ESR Education committee – Society delegate /2016-2019/

    ECR - European Congress of Radiology
    Program planning committee ECR 2019 – member of the Scientific Papers Subcommittee
    Program planning committee ECR 2020 - member of the Scientific Papers Subcommittee
    Program planning committee ECR 2021 - Chair Scientific Papers Subcommittee

    European School of Radiology (ESOR)
    ESOR Steering Committee member /2018-2021/
    ESOR Faculty /2016, 2017, 2019 /
    ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme, Plovdiv – Host Organiser 2015
    ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme, Varna – Host Organiser 2019

    Society/Committee positions

    Bulgarian Association of Radiology /BAR/
    Member of BAR Executive Committee /2017-present/
    Secretary/Treasurer of BAR /2017-present/
    President of National Congress of Radiology 2015
    Chair of Bulgarian Society of Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Radiology
    Member of Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

    Balkan Society of Radiology /BSR/
    Member of BSR Executive Committee /2016-present/
    Chairperson of the Program Planning Committee /2017, 2018/
    Chairperson of Bylaws Committee /2018-present/
    President of Balkan Congress of Radiology 2020

    Radiology Section- National delegate /2018-present/

    Member of European Society of Neuro Radiology, European Society of Head and Neck Radiology, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, American Society of Neuro Radiology, World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies

    Medical University Plovdiv

    Member of the Faculty board at the Faculty of Public Health

    From 2011
    Member of the Board of Rectors, Academic board, College Board at Medical College Plovdiv, Board of International Cooperation, Commission for State examinations for “X-ray Technician”

    From 2012
    Member of the Central University Commission for preparation and organization of the student candidates campaign

    Personal Statement:

    Radiology is the most dynamic and rapidly evolving medical specialty, being at the same time a great challenge and pleasure to be involved in. My career began at a large multiprofile university hospital in my home town Plovdiv. Over the years the specialization in my country and abroad and especially the involvement in ESR structures has served as a tremendous push in my professional development. It has been an honor for me to participate in the ESR, ESOR, ESR Committees’ activities over the years and to represent this largest multinational radiological society in the world. As part of the ESR Committee of Communication and External Affairs I had the opportunity to interact with colleagues from around the world, discuss common issues and work together to increase the visibility of radiology and its potential for development. Working with patient organizations within the ESR-PAG have helped to formulate our priorities, aimed at providing the most efficient, effective, safe and accurate imaging modality according to the needs of each patient.

    I am truly honoured to be part of the Executive Council of ESR and I hope to continue my work as Chair of the Committee of Communication and External Affairs.

    Maja Marolt Mušič
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Maja Marolt Mušič, MD. PhD.
    Candidacy for the position of: Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chair

    Head of Dept. of Radiology
    Institute of Oncology
    Zaloška 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Phone: + 386 1 5879 696

    Current position:
    ✓ Radiologist & Head of Dept. Of Radiology
    Inst. Of Oncology; Ljubljana, Slovenia
    ✓ Lead Radiologist in National screening Programme
    ✓ Assist. Prof. Medical Faculty Ljubljana, Slovenia
    ✓ President od Slovenian Assotiation of Radiology

    Birth: 1. December 1963/ Ljubljana
    Personal: Married, 3 children

    Postgraduate qualifications:

    Medical Degree achieved at Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana

    passed the Board Exam in Radiology

    employed as a radiologist, Inst. Of Oncology, Ljubljana

    assist. prof. of Oncological imaging

    Lead Radiologist in Breast Cancer Screening in Slovenia

    assist. prof. of Medical Imaging at Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana

    achieved Ph. D., Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    elected as assist. prof. ( Dozent) of Radiology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Practice: Oncological imaging, specially Abdomen, Pelvis and Breast imaging and Intervention


    • Slovene
    • English
    • German
    • Croatian

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR so far

    ✓ Chair of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) Subcommittee since March 2019 and in this function member of the Education Committee Board, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee and ESOR (European School of Radiology) Steering Committee
    ✓ Member of the e-learning Subcommittee since 2014
    ✓ Slovenian delegate in the ESR National Societies Committee (coincides with term of Presidency of Slovenian Society of Radiology)
    ✓ Slovenian Delegate in the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee

    EBR (European Board of Radiology)
    ✓ Member of the ACI (Accreditation Council in Imaging) reviewing committee

    ✓ Scientific Session Moderator at ECR 2018 and 2019

    ✓ Commitments ECR 2020:
    Subcommittee Member Topic Oncologic Imaging
    ✓ Moderator:RTF - Radiology Trainees Forum - Highlighted Lectures
    ✓ Moderator: ESR meets Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia
    ✓ Speaker: Refresher Course Breast: Interventional breast imaging: the increasing role of the radiologist (Presentation title: B. Breast lesion localisation: going beyond wires)
    ✓ Coffee & Talk (open forum) Session: Quality and standards (Presentation title: What a fellow wants to learn about "Quality and Standards")

    ✓ Other:
    IDoR 2016: Interview on Breast Imaging

    Personal Statement

    My academic and clinical interest is in oncological imaging, especially Breast and Abdomen. Since 2007 I am involved in the education of young people such as medical students, residents and also radiographers. As an invited speaker I have participated in many courses and conferences in Slovenia and abroad and I have also organized some courses on national and also international levels. As a radiologist, I was involved in creating Slovenian guidelines in oncology gynecology malignancies and I am a member of several projects at the Oncology Institute Ljubljana. For the project “Electrochemotherapy in treatment of deep seated tumors” the team was awarded with “Excellent in science 2015 award” by Slovenian National Research Agency.

    Being privileged to gain experience in the leadership role as Head of dept. since 2007 and President of Slovenian Association of Radiology since 2014 I am well aware of challenges in modern radiology.

    My personal bibliography contains 164 publications: 142 articles and other component parts (37 original scientific articles and 105 conference contributions), 7 monographs and other completed works, etc. I am also a reviewer for scientific journal Radiology and oncology.

    Jacob Sosna
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Prof.Dr. Jacob Sosna M.D.
    Candidacy for the Position of: ESR Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chair

    Chairman, Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
    Zimmerman Professor of Radiology
    Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center,
    Vice Dean,
    Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    President, Israel Radiological Association

    Date of Birth: March 18, 1965
    Place of Birth: Lublin, Poland
    Citzenship: Israel, Poland

    Marital Status: Married, 2 children
    Telephone: 972-2-6776901

    Higher Education

    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, MD With Distinction

    Rotating Internship, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqvah, Israel

    Radiology Residency, Hadassah–Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

    Fellow in Abdominal Imaging and Advanced Cross Sectional Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, US

    Academic Appointments at The Hebrew University–Hadassah School of Medicine

    Clinical Instructor in Radiology

    Senior Lecturer in Radiology

    Associate Professor of Radiology

    Professor of Radiology

    Clinical Appointments and Additional Roles

    Resident, Department of Radiology

    Chief Resident, Coordinator of Medical Students, Instructor

    Attending Physician, Department of Radiology

    CT Coordinator, Department of Radiology

    2003–ongoing Director, 3D Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology

    Research Coordinator, Department of Radiology

    Director, Experimental CT Laboratory, Department of Radiology

    Director, Applied Radiology Laboratory, Department of Radiology

    Director, Computerized Tomography Center, Department of Radiology

    Residency Program Coordinator, Department of Radiology

    Co-Director, Applied Radiology Laboratory, Department of Radiology

    Member, Medical Student Acceptance Oversight Committee, Hebrew University–Hadassah School of Medicine

    Chairman, Department of Radiology

    Chairman, Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

    Co-Director, Wohl Center for Translational Medicine and Pre-Clinical Imaging

    Specific Clinical Expertise
    Abdominal Imaging, CT, Oncological imaging, AI

    Editorial Roles

    Member editorial board, World Journal of Radiology​

    Associate Editor, Radiology

    Consultant to the Editor-in-Chief, Radiology

    Milestones & Recognition in Academic Publishing

    2005, 2006, 2008–2011
    Radiology Editor's Recognition Award for Reviewing with Special Distinction

    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow

    BMJ Editor's selection as one of the top 10% of peer reviewers

    Awards & Recognition

    MD With Distinction, Dean’s List 1984–1986

    Scholarship from the Israel Cancer Society in support of research on imaging in lymphoma

    The Risa and Felix Young Investigator Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, US

    2005, 2006, 2008–2011
    Radiology Editor's Recognition Award for Reviewing with Special Distinction

    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow

    BMJ Editor's selection as one of the top 10% of peer reviewers

    Hadassah Medical Organization Outstanding Researcher award

    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award

    Outstanding lecturer, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine

    Honorary Fellow of the ACR for 2017

    Honorary member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

    Honorary member of the Radiological Society of Croatia

    Research Funding
    More than 2.5 million Euros in competitive grants

    160+ peer reviewed publications
    200+ abstracts
    120+ Scientific Lectures

    ECR involvement

    "ECR meets Israel" coordinator and invited speaker

    GI imaging subcommittee member for ECR 2014

    Post graduate speaker 2016-2020

    "ECR meets Israel" Organizer

    Programme Planning Committee – Member

    ESR involvement

    Member of the Quality and Safety subcommittee

    Member of the National Societies committee

    European School of Radiology (ESOR)
    Faculty (2017-2018)

    Personal Statement

    My academic and clinical interest is mainly focused on abdominal imaging and advanced imaging applications. Committed to promoting clinical excellence, education and research I have organised multiple courses and congresses on national and international level. I was privileged to gain experience through multiple leadership roles in Israel and worldwide and was internationally recognized by leading radiological organizations. Based on that, I have the understanding of the challenges facing the modern-day radiologist. To ensure high quality of Radiology in Europe membership of ESR in an integral part. The ESR reached a record of more than 120,000 !!! members making it the largest radiological society in the world if not one of the largest medical societies over all. I ask for your support for my candidacy as chair of the Finance and Internal Affairs Committee and I will do my utmost to maintain a high professional standard for our society members and keep close to you and your concerns.

    Núria Bargalló Alabart
    Barcelona, Spain
    Ms. Núria Bargalló Alabart MD, PhD
    Candidacy for the position of: ESR Quality, Safety, and Standards Committee Chair


    1994-at present:
    Consultant in Neuroradiology. Centre de Diagnóstic per la imatge
    Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. (internal professional rank: Specialist 1994- 2000; Senior Specialist 2001-2005; Consultor 2005-2012,
    Senior consultant 2012 at present),

    2011 at present:
    Coordinator of Magnetic Resonance Image core facility. Institut de Recerca Biomèdica August Pi I Sunyer. IDIBAPS,

    2011- present:
    Head of Neuroradiology Section. Centre de Resonancia Magnética Alomar. Barcelona,

    Consultant in Neuroradiology. Telemedicine Clinic,

    Honorary Consultant, Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology, NHNN/UCLH,

    Radiology residency in Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.


    • Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery; School of Medicine. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (1983-1988)
    • Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery; School of Medicine. Universitat de Barcelona (2004)


    • European Society of Neuroradiology since 1996 –Chair of Social Media Committee 2016-2018. Diagnostic Committee member 2015-present,
    • Sociedad Española de Neuroradiología since 1996; Member of the Board committee. Visepresident 2015-present; Educational vocal 1996-1998 and Scientific vocal, 2009-2014,
    • SERAM Sociedad Española de Radiología Médica. Since 1990,
    • European Society of Radiology, since 2007,
    • American Society of Neuroradiology, since 2009,
    • Sociedad Ibero lationamericana de Neuroradiología (SILAN) since 2019, - Honorary Member, Sociedad Vasca de Neurología, 2006.


    • 2008-present. Assistant professor, Master in Neuroscience. Universitat de Barcelona.


    My H-index is 52 (Sum of times cited: 10.488). Supported by 5 active grants and documented by 377 papers, my research is focused on advanced imaging in epilepsy, neurodegenerative disease and psychiatric disorders. I have a strong collaboration with other medical and engineering specialities. In epilepsy, my research has been focused on understanding the cerebral networks involved in the seizure origin and propagation using advanced images such as EEG-fMR, structural and functional connectivity and ASL. My goal in this investigation line is to find clinical diagnostic tools based on imaging that would help in localizing the seizure onset and improve the surgical target. (Epilepsy, 2009, Neuroimage 2011, Epilepsia 2013, European Journal of Neurology 2016). In neurodegenerative disease, my line of interest is to look for neurodegenerative biomarkers using advanced MR techniques that could be easily applicable in clinical environment (ALFA study and BBHI) (Neuroimage clinic 2019 Brain 2019). I have also participated in a large study related to Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative risks. Finally, in psychiatric disorders, my research has been focused on improving the understanding of the physiopathology of mental health disorders, with a particular focus in child and adolescent mental disorders. (J Am Acad Child Adolesc, Psychiatry. 2017).

    I have been participating in several joint international research initiatives such ENIGMA in epilepsy, OCD, anorexia, ADHD and psychosis; GENFI for frontotemporal dementia and MELT for epilepsy, that sharing of analysed data is allowing to understand better these diseases.

    Selected publication of the past 2 years.

    1. Illán-Gala I, Montal V, Borrego-Écija S, Vilaplana E, Pegueroles J, Alcolea D, Sánchez-Saudinós B, Clarimón J, Turón-Sans J, Bargalló N, González-Ortiz S, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Lladó A, Rojas-García R, Blesa R, Sánchez-Valle R, Lleó A, Fortea J; Catalan Frontotemporal Dementia Initiative (CATFI) and the Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Neuroimaging Initiative (FTLDNI). Cortical microstructure in the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia: looking beyond atrophy. Brain. 2019.
    2. Cano-López I, Calvo A, Boget T, Carreño M, Donaire A, Setoain X, Pintor L, Rumià J, González- Bono E, Junqué C, Bargalló N. Typical asymmetry in the hemispheric activation during an fMRI verbal comprehension paradigm is related to better performance in verbal and non-verbal tasks in patients with epilepsy. Neuroimage Clin. 2018.
    3. Estruch R, Ros E, Salas-Salvadó J, Covas MI, Corella D, Arós F, Gómez-Gracia E, Ruiz-Gutiérrez V, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Lamuela-Raventos RM, Serra-Majem L, Pintó X, Basora J, Muñoz MA, Sorlí JV, Martínez JA, Fitó M, Gea A, Hernán MA, Martínez-González MA; PREDIMED Study Investigators. Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Extra- Virgin Olive Oil or Nuts. N Engl J Med. 2018.

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR so far

    • Member of the 'Neuro' scientific subcommittee of the ECR from 2011-2013. - Member of the ESMOFIR Board (2011-2012).
    • EURORAD reviewer 2011-2015.
    • EPOS reviewer 2013- present.
    • *I was proposed as chair of the Neuro scientific subcommittee 2019 however I renounced because I was abroad for one year.

    Personal Statement

    As a board member of the Spanish Society of Neuroradiologist, I have been very active in promoting the standardization reports in neuroradiology. I have promoted the creation of working groups to establish standardized reports in different disease with the idea to discuss them in the Annual Meeting of the Society and to reach a broad consensus.
    As a member of the diagnostic committee of the ESNR, I have been participating in working groups in dementia and tumours to establish a recommendation for standardized acquisition protocol (Dementia imaging in clinical practice: a European-wide survey of 193 centres and conclusions by the ESNR working group. Neuroradiology, 2019 and Glioma imaging in Europe: A survey of 220 centres and recommendations for best clinical practice. Eur Radiol. 2018) and I am leading a working group in standardizing language fMRI in epilepsy.
    I also have participated in a European project Pharamacog that has work in standardizing advanced techniques for multicenter studies (Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 and 2015 and Neuroimage 2016, 2014, 2014).
    I have been very active in participating in various aspects of safety and quality relevant to a department and to radiology in general.

    As the appointed coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance Image core facility at IDIBAPS I have established a post in Control Quality to ensure that all the Clinical research that includes MR acquisition to post- processing analysis are conducted safely and at the highest quality. This position gave me the opportunity to address general and specific research quality and safety needs from the perspective of radiology and beyond.

    It is with this background that I am seeking the ESR members’ support for the Chair of the ESR Quality, Safety and Standards Committee.

    Rahel Kubik-Huch
    Baden, Switzerland
    Rahel Kubik-Huch
    Candidacy for the position of: ESR Quality, Safety, and Standards Committee Chair

    Prof. Dr. med., MPH
    Chief Physician (“Chefärztin”) of the Institute of Radiology Head of the Department of Medical Services, member of the executive board, Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland

    Professional address:
    Dept. of Medical Services
    Kantonsspital Baden AG
    CH-5404 Baden, Switzerland

    Tel: +41(0)56/ 486 38 01/02
    ORCHID Nr. 000-002-3636-8697

    Swiss and German citizenship
    Married, two children

    Professional career

    Since 5/2010​
    Member of the Executive Board, Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland

    Since 11/2005​
    Titular Professorship, University of Zurich

    Since 1/9/2005​
    Head of the Institute of Radiology and Chair of the Department of Medical Services, Kantonsspital Baden

    ​Completion of inter-university postgraduate studies (Zurich, Berne, Basel); Master of Public Health

    1/2002- 09/2005
    ​Head of MRI, Institute of Radiology, Kantonsspital Baden

    ​Venia legendi for the field of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Zurich

    02/1997 - 12/2001
    ​Senior Physician, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

    11/1995 - 01/1997
    ​Senior Assistant Physician, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

    02/1993 - 10/1995
    ​Assistant Physician, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland (incl. 1 year of clinical research at the magnetic resonance centre)

    ​Department of Nuclear Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    01/1992 - 12/1992
    ​Rockefeller University Hospital, New York, NY, USA

    Electoral offices & functions since postdoctoral lecture qualification 1999 (selection)

    Since 2019​
    Member of the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology IS3R

    Since 2017​
    Lectureship Bachelor study medicine, Technical University ETH Zurich

    Since 2017​
    Member Evaluation committee “Filling the gap”, University Zurich

    ​Member Scientific board IBUS Breast Imaging Courses Zürich

    Since 2014​
    Course Co-Director, International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD,

    Since 2015​
    Honorary Member, Swiss Society of Radiology

    Since 2014​
    Member Kommission Lehre, Universität Zürich

    Since 2013​
    Member of the scientific evaluation comittee of the Helmut Hartwigs. Fonds of the Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften SAMW

    Since 2012
    ​Promotionsrecht (“right to award doctorates”) University Zurich

    President of the Swiss Society of Radiology SGR-SSR

    Since 2012
    ​Deputy Editor, European Radiology

    Satellite Course Advisor, Breast Imaging, International Diagnostic Course (IDKD)

    Since 2010​
    Member of the core team (since 2016 scientific advisor) of the MIBB working group, Swiss Society of Senology

    Head of the Department of Further and Advanced Training of SGR-SSR

    Since 2007​
    Member of the Female Pelvis ESUR Subcommittee

    Section Editor Urogenital, European Radiology

    Member of the organisation committee of the School of MRI, ESMRMB, and course organiser Advanced Breast and Pelvis Imaging 2004-2012

    Editor of the SGR-SSR bulletin

    Member of the Executive Board of SGR-SSR

    Member of the scientific programme committee of the Swiss Society of​Radiology SGR-SSR

    Since 2000​
    Member of the scientific advisory council of the Radiologie Up2Date magazine, Thieme Verlag

    Deputy Chairwoman of the Specialised Sub-Commission (SPUK) for Special Subjects of the Cantonal Ethics Commission

    Member of the Scientific Editorial Board, Section Uroradiology, European Radiology

    Section Editor Diagnostic Radiology. TumorDiagnostik & Therapie. Georg Thieme Verlag

    Prof. Rahel Kubik has a strong interest in female imaging with expertise in all imaging modalities and minimal invasive breast interventions. She has published over 150 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to many guidelines for female pelvis and breast imaging and has presented more than 200 invited lectures nationally and internationally.

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR so far

    European Radiology:
    Deputy Editor for European Radiology (breast and pelvis section) since 2008, before Section Editor Uroradiology

    Representing the Swiss National Society SGR-SSR as President, 2010-2012 (board member 2003-2016; elected Honorary member 2014)

    Invited lecturer & Chairperson ESR since 1999

    Women in Focus Program, ECR 2019: Chairperson, Co-organizer, Co-author

    ECR 2020: Member of the Scientific Subcommittee Urogenital Radiology

    Fellow; Member of the female imaging working group; co-author of several guidelines and the ESUR quick guide female imaging; invited lecturer

    Personal Statement

    Since I have a great interest in the strategic development of Radiology and the future success of our specialty, the tasks and responsibilities of the advertised position of the ESR Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chair appeal to me very much. Based on my curriculum, I strongly believe that I would well qualify for this position: I have management andleadership experience as department chair for 15 years, also serving as a member of the Executive Board of our hospital.
    I have a high academic reputation and clinical expertise in the field of female imaging. As listed above, I have a longstanding history with ESR and its subspecialty organizations ESUR and, to an albeit lesser extent, EUSOBI. Due to my involvement with ESR/ECR, but also other professional organizations (SGR-SSR, IDKD, School of MRI of the ESMRMB, IBUS, Swiss Society of Senology, IS3R), I have an excellent national and international network in our field. I have very good communication and organizational skills (having successfully organized many radiological courses and meetings). Since I have decided to resign from my position as Deputy Editor of European Radiology in 2020, having completed a term of 8 years, I would not only have the necessary time but would especially also love to further contribute to the success of our European Society.
    I would be honoured and delighted to serve as Chair for this important committee and to support the ongoing and future initiatives.

    Peter Mildenberger
    Mainz, Germany
    Peter Mildenberger
    Candidacy for the position of: ESR Quality, Safety, and Standards Committee Chair

    Vice-Chair and Head of Radiology-IT, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany

    Langenbeckstr. 1, D-55131 Mainz
    Tel.: +49 6131 177126

    Place / Date of Birth ​Wiesbaden (DE), April 16th 1958
    Family​Married, 3 Children

    Professional / Clinical History

    Oct 1983​
    Graduation as MD

    Jan 1984​
    Residency: Institut für Klinische Strahlenkunde, Universitätsklinik Mainz

    Aug 1991​
    Board Certification as Radiologist

    Jan 1998​
    Habilitation for Radiology at the University Hospital Mainz
    Thesis: Experimental and clinical investigations for the quantification of vascular stenosis by spiral CT

    Feb 2006​
    Appointment as associate Professor by the President of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

    1995 – present
    ​Head of Radiology-IT group and AI-Lab

    2002 – present​
    Involvement with many professional and scientific societies, e.g. representative to DICOM Standards Committee and IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), national Working Group on Radiation Protection (2011 – 2018), Working group on Telemedicine for the Federal Medical Chamber (2013 – 2015) and others, Chair of ESR-RSNA TLAP (Template Library Advisory Panel) Committee (since 2018)

    Specific Clinical Expertise
    Cardiovascular Imaging, Emergency Radiology, Oncology, Uroradiology

    120+ peer-reviewed papers, 140+ lectures, 9 book chapters

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR so far

    • Chair ESR ICT Subcommittee (Information and Communication Technology) 2008 – 2011
    • Chair ESR MIR Subcommittee (Management in Radiology) 2011 – 2016
    • Chair ESR PIER Subcommittee (Professional Issues and Economics in Radiology) 2016-present
    • Member of ESR Research Committee (ex officio)
    • Member of ESR eHealth Subcommittee (2019 – present)
    • Member of the ESR Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee (2016 – present)
    • Member of the Scientific Board of EBR (European Board of Radiology) 2012 – 2018
    • EDiR (European Diploma in Radiology) – examiner since 2011
    • Representative for ESR in DICOM and IHE (2008 – present)
    • Core member in the selection/introduction of the ESR Clinical Decision Support Tool (iGuide)
    • Core member in the development and introduction of ESR-HIMSS DIAM-Project (Digital Imaging Adoption Model)
    • Partner in ESR / EIBIR led EU-Project MEDIRAD (Implications of Medical Low Dose Radiation Exposure)
    • Subcontractor in ESR led EU-Project EUCLID (European Study on Clinical Diagnostic Reference Levels for X-ray Medical Imaging)
    • Contributor to EuroSafe Imaging Initiative
    • EURAMED Member (European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research)
    • Reviewer for European Radiology and Insights into Imaging
    • Many postgraduate educational lectures at ECR
    • Coordinator for MIR (Management in Radiology) congresses 2010 – 2015
    • Coordinator for ECR session on MIR@ECR (2014 – 2016) and PIER@ECR (2017 – present)
    • ESR representative to the International Economics Committee of the ACR Commission on International Relations
    • Member ESUR and EuSoMII
    • Contributor to several papers in context with ESR, e.g.
      • How to manage accidental and unintended exposure in radiology: an ESR white paper, Insights into Imaging, 2019, 1:23
      • IT development in radiology - an ESR update on the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM), Insights into Imaging, 2019, 10: 27
      • ESR concept paper on value-based radiology, Insights into Imaging, 2017, 8: 447
      • European Society of Radiology (ESR) and American College of Radiology (ACR) report of the 2015 global summit on radiological quality and safety. Insight into Imaging, 2016, 7: 481
      • International Perspectives on Radiology in Preventive Screening, M. Brus-Ramer et al., 2016, 13: 1289
      • Renewal of Radiological Equipment, Insights into Imaging, 2014, 5:543
      • International perspectives on radiology practice metrics: Australia, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and USA. F. Lexa et al., JACR, 2014, 11: 1081
      • Proceedings from the first Global Summit on Radiological Quality and Safety, E. Stern et al., JACR, 2014, 11: 959

    Personal Statement

    Radiology is certainly one of the most versatile and fascinating subjects in medicine. The further development of radiology takes place on many levels. The development and introduction of new imaging techniques is, of course, a central part of this. At the same time, radiology has a great potential to improve the quality of health care as a whole and thus to prove its value by considering the aspects of diagnostic pathways, treatment procedures, the optimization of image quality and radiation protection, the further development of evidence-based indications, structured documentation and the communication with referring physicians, as well as the patients themselves. The ESR is the largest radiological and one of the most important scientific societies internationally. In my opinion, the exchange on these topics at an European level and a cooperation with the aim of further developing of standards is an important task and opportunity for the ESR. Particularly with regard to current developments in image processing and evaluation (e.g. Radiomics, Artificial Intelligence), criteria for quality assurance and standardization are of particular importance. Based on my previous activities in the ESR, which are closely related to standardization, radiation protection or quality aspects, I have gained a lot of experience in the European landscape. In the context of my long-standing activities for the ESR, it would therefore be a great honour for me to serve as Chair of the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee for the ESR and its members.

    Apostolos Karantanas
    Heraklion, Greece
    Prof.Dr. Apostolos Karantanas, MD, PhD
    Candidacy for the position of: ESR Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chair

    Professor of Radiology
    Chair Department of Radiology,
    Medical School, University of Crete
    Chair Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Head,
    Advanced Hybrid Systems, ICS/FORTH
    Heraklion, Greece

    Tel.: +30-2810-392541

    Professional and Academic appointments

    ​MD, University of Ioannina, GR

    ​Radiology Training, University Hospital, Ioannina, GR

    ​Fellowship, Metabolic bone disorders, NYU/USA

    ​PhD, QCT and metabolic bone disorders, University of Ioannina

    Fellowship MSK/MRI Manchester Medical School, UK

    ​ ​Adjunct Ass. Prof, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, GR

    Fellowship MSK/MRI Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

    Consultant and Chair, Department of Cross Sectional Imaging, District ​Hospital, Larissa, GR

    ​Associate Professor, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, GR

    ​Chair, Dpt of Medical Imaging, University Hospital, Heraklion, GR

    ​Affiliated Researcher, Computational BioMedicine Laboratory-​Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), GR

    ​Professor, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, GR

    ​Head, Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems, Institute of Computer ​Science - FORTH, GR


    Imaging of musculoskeletal disorders including trauma and emergencies, bone marrow, osteoporosis, hip joint, spondyloarthropathies and osteoarthritis.

    Imaging and image-guided treatment of sports injuries, imaging and image-guided treatment of inflammatory and degenerative disorders.

    Applications of newer MR sequences and advanced models of data analysis focused on Radiomics and Precision Medicine.

    Faculty member - teaching activities:

    • European Congress of Radiology (ECR)
    • International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD)
    • International Skeletal Society (ISS)
    • Erasmus courses Musculoskeletal MRI
    • School of MRI/ESMRMB
    • European School of Radiology (ESOR)
    • European Society of Musculo-Skeletal Radiology (ESSR)
    • EFORT - AO Trauma
    • EULAR
    • Visiting Professor in 3 national and 2 European Universities

    Invited lectures >600 at radiological and clinical societies meetings in 34 countries.

    Scientific publications >250 in peer review journals (>5600 citations, H index 39, i10 index 120), 6 books (4 international), and 70 chapters in books.

    Previous Academic and other Positions

    • President of European Society of MusculoSkeletal Radiology(2008-2008)
    • Member of the ESOR Programme Planning Committee
    • President and Founding member of the Hellenic Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology
    • Member of the Educational and Research Committee of the European Association of Radiology
    • Founding member of the M.AVATAR project on leadership, provided by the ESSR
    • Member of the Ethical Committee-University of Crete
    • Member of the Ethical Committee, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Postgraduate Studies Committee and Vice Dean of the Medical School, University of Crete
    • Consultant to the Director-Thessaly Regional Health Service
    • Guest Editor in three issues of pubmed journals
    • Reviewer in 33 Pubmed Journals
    • Editorial Board in 7 Pubmed Journals

    Chair Meetings/Congresses

    • ESSR annual meeting in Crete (2011)
    • Erasmus musculoskeletal MRI courses in Crete (2016, 2019)
    • ESMRMB School of MRI courses in Crete (2005, 2006)
    • ESSR sports subcommittee - Imaging of sports injuries courses, Heraklion (2003) and Athens (2017)
    • 2nd M.AVATAR meeting, Heraklion (2019)

    Current appointments

    • Chairman Scientific Committee - Heraklion University Hospital
    • Affiliated Researcher in Computational BioMedicine Laboratory/Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
    • Member of the MEDIRAD European Project on Radiation Protection
    • Member of the Sports Injuries Subcommittee / ESSR
    • Section Editor European Journal of Radiology
    • Associated Editor Hellenic Journal of Radiology
    • President of the Hellenic College of Radiology
    • Chair Committee for Coordination of Academic Institutes in Crete
    • Member of Ethical Committee Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
    • Honorary President of the Radiological Society of Crete
    • Board member of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR

    Constant for two decades:

    • Invited speaker (refreshing courses, E3, interactive sessions, etc)
    • Panelist in image interpretation session, twice
    • Moderator, Quiz interpretation session (2019)
    • Member of the educational committee (EAR, ECR)
    • Member of the research committee (EAR, ECR)
    • Member of the programme planning committee
    • Member of the musculoskeletal committee, twice
    • Chair, musculoskeletal committee
    • Numerous scientific presentations and exhibitions
    • Numerous moderations

    Personal Statement

    Following a 20-year involvement in European Radiology issues, it is my honour to apply for the position of: Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chair.
    This fantastic journey through the European Radiology Environment, provided me with knowledge, friendships, communication skills, open horizons and happiness. My aims will be concentrated in giving all possible opportunities to young radiologists and in crossing the boundaries in-between the various subspecialties, in an attempt to shield and further enlarge the clinical and academic field of Radiology. I kindly ask for your support.

    Alexandre Krainik
    Grenoble, France
    Prof.Dr. Alexandre Krainik, MD, PhD
    Candidacy for the position of: Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chair

    Professor of Radiology, University Grenoble-Alps, France

    Department of Neuroradiology
    CS 10217, University Hospital of Grenoble
    38043 Grenoble cedex9, France

    Tel.: +33476765485

    Spoken languages: French, English, German

    Medical background

    • 1993: Graduation in Medicine (Medical School Pitié-Salpêtrière, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France)
    • 1998: Graduation in Radiology and Medical Imaging (University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France)
    • 2005: Graduation in Neuroradiology (National Board, France)
    • 2006: Graduation in Medical Teaching Skills (University Grenoble-Alps, France)
    • 2009: Full Professor of Radiology

    Medical activity

    • Diagnostic neuroradiology, including advanced techniques (vascular, perfusion, diffusion, spectroscopy, functional imaging) (MRI, CT): 3607 examinations and 58 on-call duties in 2018

    Teaching activity

    • Lecturer in medical, technician, and engineers schools of Grenoble (46h/y)
    • Lecturer in the national board of radiology, 3 masters in science, 3 national post-graduate diplomas (23h/y)
    • Lecturer in ESOR (ESR) and European Course of Neuroradiology (ESNR)
    • Organization of 62 trainings workshops in France, China, Vietnam
    • Invited lectures in neuroradiology: 172 including 51 abroad
    • Author/co-author of 30 teaching review articles, 10 book chapters

    Scientific background

    • 1997: Master in Statistics and Modelization (University Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)
    • 2000: Master in Neurosciences (University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France)
    • 2002-2003: Invited scientist in the Max-Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig, Germany)
    • 2004: PhD in Neurosciences (University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France)
    • 2007: Habilitation to conduct research (University Grenoble-Alps, France)

    Scientific activity

    • Researcher in Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences
    • Main research on stroke, dementia, cognitive neurosciences using advanced MRI incl. fMRI, cerebral vascular reactivity.
    • Director of 8 PhD in neurosciences and biomedical imaging, 9 MSc, 5 MD
    • Principal investigator of 19 projects (incl. 10 ongoing projects); Associate investigator in 18 projects
    • Author/co-author >100 original scientific articles, >100 scientific oral communications, >100 scientific posters

    Main responsibilities

    • Head of Department of Neuroradiology and MRI (University Hospital of Grenoble, France) (2011-2019)
    • Director of MRI research platform IRMaGe (Grenoble, France) (since 2016)
    • President of the French Society of Neuroradiology (SFNR) (2015-2017); past-president (2017-2019)

    Involvement in the ESR and ECR so far


    • Chair of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee (since 2019)
    • Member of the Quality, Safety and Standards Committee (2017-2019)
    • Member of the EIBIR (since 2019)
    • Member for more than 10 years


    • Regular attendee since about 20 years
    • Member of the Subcommittee Neuro (since 2017)
    • Chair of the Subcommittee Neuro 2021


    • European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)
      • Member since 2015
      • Member of the Rules Committee (2016-2018)
      • Member of the Steering Committee of the European Board of Neuroradiology (since 2019)
    • World Federation of NeuroRadiological Societies (WFNRS)
      • French delegate (since 2018)
    • French Society of Neuroradiology (SFNR)
      • Member since 2000
      • Member of the executive committee (2011-2015)
      • President (2015-2017)
      • Past-president (2017-2019)
      • President of the Annual Congress 2019
    • French Society of Radiology (SFR)
      • Member since 1994
      • Member of the research committee (since 2015)
      • Member of the international relationships committee (since 2019)
    • University Hospital Grenoble-Alps
      • Member of the research committee (since 2011)
    • French Union of Hospital Radiologists (SRH)
      • Member of the executive committee (since 2018)

    Personal Statement

    I remain very grateful to the ESR that assigned me the « GE William D. Coolidge Innovation Grant » in 2003.

    This scholarship allowed me to spend 1 year in the Max-Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences of Leipzig in Germany. This outstanding experience has improved my skills in scientific methodology, image analysis, statistics, and computer coding. Since then, I am much more aware of potentials and limitations of advanced imaging techniques.

    This ESR support also considerably strengthened my motivation to pursue an academic career. Then, I chose to move from Paris to the University Hospital of Grenoble in 2004 where a vigorous MR research in neuro has been conducted since decades by excellent research teams.

    Besides my personal medical and academic activities, I headed the Neuroradiology Department of the University Hospital of Grenoble. I am still heading the MR research platform of Grenoble. I have actively empowered my colleagues to develop and conduct original researches, including head and neck imaging, percutaneous pain management, and cognitive neurosciences, offering exciting results in research and human management.

    At the national level, I was very involved in the French Society of Neuroradiology (SFNR) that I headed during the achievement of the mechanical thrombectomy. My work has reinforced the unity of neuroradiologists and radiologists to face organizational and educational challenges. I also created an original session during the annual congress of SFNR entitled “SFNR loves Europe”. This session has allowed to meet and share the expertise of European leaders in neuroradiology. As president of the annual congress of SFNR in 2019, I further increased our European relationships by organizing 2 sessions “SFNR loves Europe” in both diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, and the 1st SFNR-DGNR Stroke Course with our German colleagues.

    At the European level, I was recently appointed Chair of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences (SSAS) Committee after the resignation of Prof. A. Gangi. During the last months, I appreciated the impressive commitment and achievements of the presidents of all European SSAS societies, ESR board of directors, and ESR office. The vitality of the radiological galaxy is inspiring. Indeed, the European SSAS societies raised various hot topics, dealing mainly with medical practice, medical organization and management, initial and ongoing education, research and innovation, including AI. First innovative ideas arose from fruitful discussions that I am eager to share and fully support. And I am sure that the ESR would consider several initiatives using the ECR, its journals, its website, and even new tools that could be further developed.

    Now, I need your vote to pursue my involvement as Chair of the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee to promote your expertise within the large radiological community. Being more tightly involved in the ESR leadership would be a wonderful opportunity to honor my commitments to the success of Radiology in Europe.