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Application for 2021 CLOSED

Evaluation Committee

M. Prokop

J. Fütterer

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Interventional Radiology

Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen/Netherlands

RadboudUMC is a leading academic center for patient care, education and research, with the mission “to have a significant impact on healthcare”. Our activities help to improve healthcare and consequently the health of individuals and of society. We believe we can achieve that by providing excellent quality, participatory and personalised healthcare, operational excellence and by working together in sustainable networks. RadboudUMC has over 10,000 employees and 3,000 students, working in healthcare, research and education. the key strenght is medical life-sciences and clinical practice, with an impressive infrastructure comprising state-of-the-art technology platforms and (translational) research facilities. The Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of RadboudUMC Nijmegen is headed by Prof. Dr. Mathias Prokop. The department has focus on research, education and patient care. The department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine has extensive expertise in terms of interventional radiology, CT, (functional) MRI and ultrasound imaging, cancer imaging and oncologic needle interventions. Advanced MRI facilities for both patient care and (animal experiment) research are available and accessible. State-of-the-art interventions will be performed in the MITeC (Medical Innovation & Technology expert Centre), which is a conglomerate of three Operating Rooms (OR’s) in the newly built OR-complex. These ORs will be fully equipped to serve as a center for patient centered innovation with “state of the future diagnostic equipment and operating facilities”.

Number of available places

During 2021/2022 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist, who is a full member of ESR.


  1. This exchange programme applies to European radiologists within the first three years after certification.
  2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in interventional radiology.
  3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of interventional radiology as well as basic skills in image interpretation.
  4. He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and scientific presentations and publications.
  5. Knowledge of the English language (level C1) is a definite prerequisite.
  6. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview via Skype.
  7. ESR membership fee for 2020 or 2021 must be settled.

Please note that each candidate can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once.

Duration and funding

The fellowship will start in autumn 2021 (exact date to be determined together with candidate) and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000,-) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

The fellow will first focus on gaining a thorough understanding and knowledge of prostate MRI and image-guided prostate biopsy using various methods. This is combined with participation in one of the multiple research projects on prostate interventions. At a later stage, the fellow will be actively involved in clinical work: prostate biopsy and prostate treatment under image guidance.

The research duties are mandatory. The topic is prostate interventions, which includes diagnostic MR imaging, intervention MRI or ultrasound-MRI fusion system. The fellow should be able to select patients, organise and monitor the examinations, collect and analyse the data, under supervision, including demographics and other clinical data and write a scientific article. Collaborations with other physicians and engeneers or physicists in the institution will be needed. Research oppotunities will be explored with the trainee as well, with the goal of at least one published paper by the end of the fellowship.

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.


After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Radboud University Medical Center. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.