Bulletin #4 – 1.

BOOK LAUNCH: EDiR – The Essential Guide.

As part of the team of authors responsible for this book, I am very happy to announce the release of EDiR – The Essential Guide, the first book created and reviewed directly by members of the European Board of Radiology (EBR) to serve as a precise, effective guide for candidates preparing for the EDiR examination.

EDiR – The Essential Guide directly meets the needs of those who want to find all the information they need to gain a better understanding of the examination in a single resource.

Being a certification of excellence in general radiology, the knowledge base for the examination is based on the ESR European Training Curriculum, Level I-II, and we are very aware that this represents a huge amount of information.

Indeed, ever since the examination launched in 2011 many candidates have been asking for some guidance beyond the literature list and other sources listed at the EBR website. Unfortunately, we found on the market some publications that claimed to include specific material to prepare for the EDiR, but they were far from suitable to do this, offering a partial or deficient approach to the contents and the structure of the EDiR examination.

It was a big challenge to create a book of the same standard of excellence as the examination and to coordinate a team of over 15 contributors, who I would like to thank for the time and effort they dedicated to this project. I would also like to thank Springer for believing in this project and editing the book. Special thanks to all EBR staff in Barcelona without whom this project could not have been achieved, thank you very much for all your effort and support.I speak on behalf of all the EBR when saying that we are very proud of the result and we hope the readers find it very useful!


EDiR – The Essential Guide is divided into the following main sections: one chapter for each subspecialty; one chapter on Safety, Management and Imaging Procedures; another on the Principles of Imaging Techniques and Processing; and lastly, one on Management. This structure follows the same pattern as the EDiR examination, which is based on the European Training Curriculum (ETC) for Radiology released by the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

Each subspecialty is covered using the same basic structure: Multiple Response Questions (MRQs), Short Cases (SCs) and CORE Cases from one of the most recent EDiR examinations. Students will thus be able to see all the questions from a recent examination and learn from the answers and comments provided by our pool of experts.

To complete the book, clinical cases will be provided as electronic supplementary material complete the book, and links to EDiR preparation sessions are also included, allowing students to improve their knowledge of specific areas.

This article was written by Prof. Laura Oleaga (Barcelona, Spain), European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) Scientific Director.
She is co-author and has coordinated EDiR – The Essential Guide.

EDiR – The Essential Guide has now been published and is available to buy at Springer.com. You can purchase your copy here.