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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, UK (6 months)
Oncologic Imaging



– Advanced neuro imaging (Diffusion, perfusion and spectroscopy)
– Artificial intelligence in brain imaging (Radiomics and Machine learning)
– Diffusion tensor imaging
– Functional MRI
– Diagnostic Neuroradiology training with and without mini research project
– Neuro Teaching training opportunities


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Visiting Scholarship Programme for Chinese Radiologists Jo Li

** Due to the ongoing pandemic related to the spread of the coronavirus, this programme will not be on offer in 2021, i.e. no new applications will be accepted. **


The ESOR Jo Li Visiting Scholarship Programme offers qualified radiologists from China the opportunity to be provided with exposure to advanced techniques, imaging protocols and practices. During three months of training the scholar will be provided with a structured, modular training on the chosen topic and will be supervised by a specialised tutor at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Number of available scholarships

During 2020, one scholarship is available.


  1. This scholarship is applicable to fully qualified and practising Chinese radiologists at any stage of their career.
  2. Competence in producing a radiological report and communicating with clinicians and patients are essential. Knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment are appreciated.  
  3. Previous experience in neuroradiology would be advantageous.
  4. Applicants must be proficient in English.
  5. Candidates may be interviewed prior to selection.
  6. ESR membership fees for 2020 must be settled.


Duration of scholarships and funding

The scholarship will start in the spring/summer of 2020 and will last for three months (May – July). Please note that a postponement of the training period is not possible. The successful applicant will receive a grant by the Jo Li Trust. The training is offered for free. The scholar is responsible for his/her own health insurance.

Programme structure

The programme offers a structured modular training in oncologic imaging with a strong research focus. The scholar will participate in a subspecialty research project under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. The scholar will also have the opportunity to observe case readout sessions with trainee and faculty radiologists, and to attend a variety of didactic lectures and disease management conferences, all with a focus in oncologic imaging. Health insurance will be provided.


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