EDiR HOW TO PREPARE

Please find below some tips about how to prepare for the examination.

The references below have been checked and approved by the EDiR Scientific Board as suitable sources to prepare for the examination.

WARNING: The EBR has found some publications which claim to include specific material to prepare for the EDiR, but have not been published, reviewed or approved by the EBR. Therefore, the EBR cannot be held responsible for the contents of such publications and does not guarantee their content to be appropriate to prepare for the EDiR.

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RECOMMENDED LITERATURE LIST

In order to assist candidates preparing for the EDiR, the European Board of Radiology (EBR) has compiled a list of recommended reference textbooks.

These books cover basic physics, general radiology and examination techniques as well as the major subspecialties on which the EDiR is based.

The list is intended as a general guidance only, and there are many other standard textbooks and teaching materials available in general radiology. The EBR does not claim any copyright on third party textbooks provided for educational purposes.

We are aware that there are other excellent radiology textbooks available, including many non-English publications, which are eminently suited for the EDiR preparation and were not included here. Moreover, some sources of information are too extensive to be included.

A familiarity with other ESR publications including the revised European Training Curriculum for Radiology, European Radiology and Insights into Imaging is recommended. Additionally, it is recommended to make use of the EDiR sample test available on the EBR website or via the ESR e-learning tool Education on Demand.

European Training Curriculum of Radiology

ESR Education on Demand

  • General Radiology
  • Brant WE and Helms CA (2012) Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology, 4th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1608319121
  • Rumack CM, Wilson SR, Charboneau JW and Levine D (2011) Diagnostic Ultrasound, 4th edition. Elsevier Mosby. ISBN: 978-0323053976
  • Prokop M and Galanski M (2003) Spiral and Multislice Computed Tomography of the Body. Thieme. ISBN: 978-0865778702
  • Reimer P, Parizel PM, Meaney JFM and Stichnoth FA (2010) Clinical MR Imaging: A Practical Approach. Springer. ISBN: 978-3540745013
  • Huda W (2016) Review of Radiologic Physics, 4th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1496325082
  • Dähnert W (2011) Radiology Review Manual, 7th edition. W. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1451118124
  • Adam A, Dixon AK, Gillard JH, Schaefer-Prokop C, Grainger RG and Allison DJ (2014) Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology. A Textbook of Medical Imaging, 6th edition. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0702042959
  • Weissleder R, Wittenberg J, Harisinghani M and Chen JW (2011) Primer of Diagnostic Imaging: Expert Consult, 5th edition. Elsevier Mosby. ISBN: 978-0323065382
  • Breast Radiology
  • Heywang-Koebrunner SH, Schreer I and Barter S (2014) Diagnostic Breast Imaging: Mammography, Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Interventional Procedures, 3rd edition. Thieme. ISBN: 978-3131028938
  • Cardiac Radiology
  • Bogaert J, Dymarkowski S, Taylor AM and Muthurangu V (2012) Clinical Cardiac MRI (Medical Radiology), 2nd edition. Springer. ISBN: 978-3642230349
  • Halpern EJ (2011) Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function, 2nd edition. Thieme. ISBN: 978-1604063752
  • Chest Radiology
  • Webb WR and Higgings CB (2010) Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology, 2nd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1605479767
  • Reed JC (2010) Chest Radiology: Plain Film Patterns and Differential Diagnoses, Expert Consult, 6th edition. Elsevier Mosby. ISBN: 978-1437723458
  • Emergency Radiology
  • Soto JA and Lucey BC (2009) Emergency Radiology: The Requisites. Elsevier Mosby. ISBN: 978-0323054072
  • or
  • Marincek B and Dondelinger RF (2011) Emergency Radiology: Imaging and Intervention. Springer. 
ISBN: 978-3642065682
  • Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
  • Boland GW (2013) Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-0323101998.
  • Hamm B, Krestin GP, Laniado M, Nicolas V and Taupitz M (2009) MR Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis. Thieme. ISBN: 978-3131455918
  • Head and Neck Radiology
  • Mafee MF, Valvassori GE and Becker M (2004) Imaging of the Head and Neck, 2nd edition. Thieme. ISBN: 978-1588900098
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Valji K (2012) The Practice of Interventional Radiology. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-1437717198
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Resnick DL and Kransdorf MJ (2005) Bone and Joint Imaging, 3rd edition. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-0721602707
  • Helms CA, Major NM, Anderson MW, Kaplan PA and Dussault R (2008) Musculoskeletal MRI, 2nd edition. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-1416055347
  • Neuroradiology
  • Osborn AG (2012) Osborn's Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy. Amirsys, 2012. ISBN: 978-1931884211
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Donnelly LF (2008) Pediatric Imaging: The Fundamentals. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-1416059073
  • Urogenital Radiology
  • Kim SH (2012) Radiology Illustrated: Uroradiology, 2nd edition. Springer. ISBN: 978-3642053214

Websites

In order to assist candidates preparing for the EDiR, the European Board of Radiology (EBR) has compiled a list of links.

The list is intended as a general guidance only, and there are many other standard websites and teaching materials available on general radiology. The EBR does not claim ownership of any content of the third party links provided for educational purposes.

A familiarity with other ESR publications including the revised European Training Curriculum for Radiology, European Radiology and Insights into Imaging is recommended. Additionally, it is recommended to make use of the EDiR sample test available on the EBR website or via the ESR e-learning tool Education on Demand.

European Training Curriculum of Radiology

ESR Education on Demand

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