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 2019, 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 ESR members or Members in training.

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

Please note that during a calendar year, candidates may only apply for one of the offered ESOR training programmes. 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 2019 (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: Atherospectral-CT: Atherosclerosis and Myocardial Imaging by Spectral Photon Counting CT - Lyon/France

Project 2: Functional  pulmonary  imaging  of  airway  disease - Heidelberg/Germany

Project 3: Dual-energy CT lung perfusion in pulmonary hypertension - Lille/France

Project 4: Machine learning in cardiac CT/ MRI - Zurich/Switzerland

Project 5: Development of Radiomic Signatures to predict Treatment Response in patients with breast cancer receiving neo-adjuvant treatment - Lisbon/Portugal

Project 6: Quantitative Structured Reporting in Hepatocarcinoma - Valencia/Spain

Project 7: Quantitative Structured Reporting in Multiple Sclerosis - Valencia/Spain

Project 8: Quantitative Structured Reporting in Soft Tissue Sarcomas - Valencia/Spain

Project 9: Functional and structural neuroimaging of premature babies with brain hemorrhagic disease - Ioannina/Greece

Project 10.1: Role of Multiparametric MR in heart transplant recipients - Vienna/Austria
Project 10.2: Multiparametric MR in the follow up of EVAR associated Typ II endoleaks - Vienna/Austria

Project 11: The post-resection active monitoring phase in low grade glioma: is watchful waiting justified in all molecular subtypes? - Rotterdam/Netherlands

Project 12: Carotid Webs in Acute Ischemic Stroke - Rotterdam/Netherlands

Project 13: Automated Detection/Exclusion of Pediatric Traumatic Bone Injuries on Plain Films Using DEEP LEARNING - Graz/Austria

Project 14: Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI in patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate carcinoma with bone metastases - Barcelona/Spain

Project 15: Effect on prostate location of MRI scanning in lateral decubitus compared to supine positions - Cambridge/United Kingdom

Project 16: Radiomic analysis in predicting the longitudinal behaviour of subsolid pulmonary nodules incidentally identified on chest MDCT examinations - Rome/Italy

Project 17: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Urological Conditions - London/United Kingdom

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

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                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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