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Application for 2021 CLOSED

Evaluation Committee

M. Argyropoulou

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Paediatric Imaging

University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina/Greece

The department of Clinical Radiology and Imaging at the University Hospital of Ioannina, in Greece (head: Prof. Maria I. Argyropoulou, MD) provides state-of-the-art clinical services in US, CT, MRI, digital X-ray and fluoroscopy. Due to its affiliation with the University of Ioannina, the department educates medical students and trains residents and fellows. The department has been an ESOR reference training centre in paediatric radiology and neuroradiology since 2013. In addition it has stood for many years at the forefront of medical research and currently it is actively engaged in many clinical and pre-clinical research projects especially in the fields of paediatric radiology, neuroradiology and genito-urinary imaging.
In order to provide the highest quality diagnostic and treatment imaging services, the department is fully integrated with the medical care of paediatric patients available at the University Hospital of Ioannina by supporting the communication and promoting the collaboration with other clinical departments. the close relationship with the medical physics and computer science departments allows solid research approaches based on quality assured, optimised imaging protocols and advanced data analysis.

Number of available places

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


  1. The exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification
  2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in paediatric imaging.
  3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of paediatric imaging 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 fees 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 on November 1st, 2021 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 chosen fellow will receive consideration in form of free accommodation for the duration of the fellowship as well as free meals during work days and week-ends during the training period in the hospital cafeteria provided by the University Hospital of Ioannina. No additional financial grant or salary will be provided.

Programme structure

By the end of the year the fellow should have competency in: a) recognizing normal and abnormal radiologic findings and composing an age-appropriate differential diagnosis, b) planning and performing radiologic procedures skilfully, with attention to patient well-being while minimizing radiation dose; determining appropriateness of imaging procedures and efficiently integrate them into the patient’s ongoing clinical care through consultation and coordination with other caregivers, c) presenting a competent, concerned, compassionate professional image; respecting diversity, d) communicating effectively with mentors, radiology and clinical colleagues, co-workers, e.t.c., e) critically evaluating current methods and published research to improve radiology practice; identifying personal limits in knowledge and expertise, set learning and improvement goals, identifying and performing appropriate learning activities, integrating evaluations and suggestions for change.

Research activities are mandatory. The fellow will master a broad spectrum of image analysis methods and their software tools with emphasis on voxel-based analysis, group analysis using standard atlases, automatic segmentation techniques, modelling of functional imaging etc. 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, physicists and engineers will be provided.

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 University Hospital of Ioannina. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.