Bracco Fellowships
Research Fellowship

The goal of this programme is to develop skills in research and research methodology.
This fellowship should help the applicant to develop or set up a programme in his/her institution, therefore the applicant should learn to acquire data, to review images or procedures, to manage data, to search for biases, to collaborate with statisticians/clinicians/clinical scientists, to develop skills in tools and post-processing, to collaborate or write articles, to prepare oral/written presentations.

The fellowships must take place in the first half of each year (January to June). For the year 2018, 6 research fellowships will be available.


1. These fellowships are aimed at young radiologists, residents in the last years of training or recently board-certified radiologists and other biomedical/radiologically related specialists.

2. Fellowships are available for applicants up to the age of 35 years (at the time of application).

3. Applicants must be Full members or Members in training of ESR.

4. Applicants must provide all the required documents together with application.

Please note that candidates can only apply for one of all the offered ESOR training programmes at once. Multiple applications for different programmes will be rejected.  

Duration and funding The fellowship will last for 4 months and must take place in the first half of 2018 (January to June). The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact agreed period as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€5.000,-) upon completion of the training and delivery of a final report, signed by the head of department of the hosting training centre. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training the fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance.


The following programmes can be applied for:

Project 1: Development of CT radiomic signatures for the early detection of liver metastasis of GI cancers

Project 2: Functional pulmonary imaging of airway disease

Project 3: 3D modeling and fusion of cardiac CT&MR for epicardial ablation in arrhythmias

Project 4: Dynamic CT angiography for abdominal aortic endoleaks

Project 5: Multiparametric analysis in brain and head and neck tumours

Project 6: Totally percutaneous microwave assisted liver partition and portal vein embolization (MALPVES) for staged liver resection

Project 7: Role of Multiparametric MR in heart transplant recipients

Project 8: Multiparametric MR in the follow up of EVAR associated Typ II endoleaks

Project 9: Imaging cardiac reinnervation using cardiac PET MR

Project 10: PSMA and MRI-controlled bone biopsies using cone-beam CT guidance for molecular research in patients with metastatic prostate cancer

Project 11: 3D texture, shape and color analysis in CT and MRI of the heart

Project 12: Asphericity of 18F-FDG uptake as novel imaging biomarker for breast cancer with PET/ MRI

Project 13: Predicting tumour response to rectal cancer with MR imaging and Radiomics

Project 14: Predicting recurrence in prostate adenocarcinoma with MRI and Radiomics

Project 15: Feto-Alcoholic syndrome: Advanced MR imaging

Project 16: CNS tumours: Advanced imaging and genetic considerations

Project 17: Is there any correlation between epicardial adipose tissue, coronary calcium scoring, myocardial T1-mapping, aortic stiffness, or other cardiac imaging biomarkers and brain aging imaging biomarkers? The Heart-Brain San Donato study

Certification After successful completion of the training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.
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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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  • Tel: +43-1-533 40 64
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