EDiR Educational Resources: How to prepare for the EDiR

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.

EDiR – The Essential Guide is a one-stop resource for all potential EDiR candidates wanting to gain a better understanding of the examination.
This EDiR guide has a practical rather than a theoretical focus.

EDiR – The Essential Guide was put together by a pool of experts and incorporates everything candidates need to know to successfully pass the EDiR examination.

The book is divided into the following main sections: one chapter for each subspecialty; one chapter on Safety, Management and Imaging Procedures; another on 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.

Clinical cases 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.

You can purchase your copy at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-20066-4

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.

A platform has been launched where you will find self-assessment tests on the following topics: PAEDIATRICS, GYNAECOLOGY, UROGENITAL, MUSCULOSKELETAL, HEAD AND NECK, NEURO, CARDIAC, CHEST, BREAST, ABDOMINAL and OTHER SUBSPECIALTIES (the latter includes physics, management, pharmacology, etc.)

Each test consists of 20 questions that will help you prepare for the EDiR examination.
You will be able to check the correct answers to all questions. In some questions you will even find a brief explanation of the answer and some references regarding the topic of the question.

Each test is available for €14.99

The tests are available here:


and also on your EDiR App:

Android devices

Apple devices

Select the test that you would like to take and remember to sign up if you do not have an account yet.

As soon as you have completed the payment, you will be able to start the test(s) and to repeat them as many times as you wish.


The best source for high-quality educational material, which is suitable for preparation for the EDiR, is here. Access self-assessment tests, learning materials and the latest news from EDiR anywhere and anytime.

The EDiR app will help you succeed in the EDiR examination!



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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

  • 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: 9780702042959
  • Rumack CM and Levine D (2018) Diagnostic Ultrasound, 5th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0323401715
  • Dähnert W (2017) Radiology Review Manual, 8th edition. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 9781496360694
  • Harisinghani M, Chen J and Weissleder R (2018) Primer of Diagnostic Imaging. Elsevier. ISBN: 970323357746

Radiology by subspeciality

Abdominal Radiology

  • Boland GW (2013) Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 9780323101998.
  • Dalrymple N, Leyendecker J and Oliphant M (2009). Problem Solving in Abdominal Imaging, 1st Edition. Mosby. ISBN9780323043533
  • Hamm B, Krestin GP, Laniado M, Nicolas V and Taupitz M (2009) MR Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis. Thieme. ISBN: 9783131455918
  • Reference book:Federle MP and Raman SP (2015) Diagnostic Imaging: Gastrointestinal, 3rd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9780323377553.
  • Reference book: Federle MP, Jeffrey RB, Woodward P J and Borhani A (2009) Diagnostic Imaging: Abdomen, 2nd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781931884716.
  • Reference book:Semelka RC, Brown MA and Altin E (2016) Abdominal-Pelvic MRI, 4th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell ISBN. 9781119012937

Urogenital Radiology

  • Tublin ME (2015) Diagnostic Imaging: Genitourinary, 3rd edition. Amirsys Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323377089
  • Zagoria R (2015) Genitourinary Imaging: The Requisites, 3rd edition, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323057752.

Breast Radiology

  • Ikeda D and Miyake KK (2016) Breast Imaging: The Requisites, 3rd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323329040
  • ACR BI-RADS Atlas® 5th Edition (2013) Am College of Radiology. ISBN 9781559030168
  • Reference book:Berg WA and Yang WT (2013) Diagnostic Imaging: Breast, 2nd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781931884730

Cardiac Radiology

  • Boxt L and Abbara S (2015) Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455748655
  • Halpern EJ (2011) Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function, 2nd edition. Thieme. ISBN: 9781604063752
  • Reference book: Abbara S (2013) Diagnostic Imaging: Cardiovascular, 2nd edition. Amirsys. ISBN: 9781931884747.

Chest radiology

  • Elicker BM and Webb RW (2018) Fundamentals of High-Resolution Lung CT: Common Findings, Common Patterns, Common Diseases and Differential Diagnosis, 2nd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781496389923
  • Webb WR and Higgings CB (2017) Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology, 3rd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781496321046
  • Goodman LR (2015) Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology, A Programmed Tex, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455774838
  • Reference book:Hansell D, Lynch D, McAdams HP and Bankier A. (2009) maging of Diseases of the Chest, 5th Edition. Mosby. ISBN: 9780723434962

Head and Neck Radiology

  • Koch BL and Hamilton BE (2016) Diagnostic Imaging: Head and Neck, 3rd edition. Amirsys. ISBN: 9780323443012
  • Som PM and Curtin HD (2011) Head and Neck Imaging – 2 Volume Set, 5th edition. Mosby. ISBN: 9780323053556

Interventional Radiology

  • Kessel D and Robertson I (2016) Interventional Radiology: A Survival Guide, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702067303
  • Kaufman JA and Lee MJ (2013) Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites, 2nd edition. Saunders. ISBN: 9780323045841
  • Reference book:Walker GT (2012) Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Procedures. Amirsys. ISBN: 9781931884860

Musculoskeletal Radiology

  • Helms CA (2019) Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology, 5th edition, Elsevier by Clyde Helms. ISBN: 9780323611657
  • Manaster BJ, May DA and Disler DG (2013) Musculoskeletal Imaging: The Requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323081771
  • Reference book:Stoller DW (2007) Stoller’s Atlas of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9780781783897
  • Reference book: Manaster BJ, (2016) Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Non-Traumatic Disease. Amirsys Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323392525


  • Nadgir R and Yousem DM (2017) Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455775682
  • Osborn AG (2017) Osborn’s Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy, 2nd edition. Amirsys. ISBN: 9780323477765
  • Reference book:Jeffrey S. Ross and Kevin R. Moore (2015). Diagnostic Imaging: Spine, 3rd edition. ISBN 9780323377058

Paediatric Radiology

  • Donnelly LF (2017) Fundamentals of Pediatric Imaging, 2nd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323416191
  • Lee E (2017) Pediatric Radiology: Practical Imaging Evaluation of Infants and Children. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 9781451175851
  • Walters MM and Robertson RL (2017) Pediatric Radiology. The requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323323079
  • Reference book:Coley BD (2018) Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 13th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323497480

Emergency Radiology

  • Soto JA and Lucey BC (2016) Emergency Radiology: The Requisites. Elsevier Mosby. ISBN: 9780323376402
  • Singh A (2013) Emergency Radiology: Imaging of Acute Pathologies. ISBN: 9781441995919
  • Raby N, Berman L, Morley S and de Lacey G (2014) Accident & Emergency Radiology; A survival Guide Saunders Ltd. ISDN: 9780702042324
  • Reference book:Jeffrey RB, Manaster BJ and Osborn AG (2013) Diagnostic Imaging: Emergency. 2nd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781931884761
  • Reference book:Blankenbaker DG and Kirkland WD (2016) Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Trauma. 2nd Edition. Amirsys Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323392532

Allied Sciences

Hybrid imaging & Molecular imaging

  • Ell PJ and Gambhir S (2004) Nucleair Medicine in Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. ISBN: 9780443073120
  • O’Mally J and Ziessman H (20202) Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites, 5th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323530378
  • Martí-Bonmatí L and Alberich-Bayarri A (2017) Imaging Biomarkers: Development and Clinical Integration. ISBN: 9783319435022

Information Technology

  • Ranschaert E (2019) Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Opportunities, Applications and Risks. Springer. ISBN: 9783319948775
  • Wu G, Shen D and Sabuncu M. (2016) Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, 1st edition. Elsevier & Micca Society. ISBN: 9780128040768
  • Branstetter B (2010) Practical Imaging Informatics: Foundations and Applications for PACS Professionals. Springer. ISBN: 9781441904836


  • Dance DR, Christofides S, Maidment ADA, McLean ID and Ng KH (2014). Diagnostic Radiology Physics. A Handbook for Teachers and Students. IAEA. ISBN: 978921310101
  • Horowitz AL (2013). MRI Physics for Radiologsits: A Visual Approach, 3rd edition. Springer. ISBN: 9780387943725
  • Allisy-Roberts P and Williams J (2007) Farr’s Physics for Medical Imaging, 2nd edition. Saunders Ltd. ISBN: 9780702028441

Other reference books

  • Agarwala R (2015) Atlas of Emergency Radiology. Springer. ISBN: 9783319130415
  • Medina LS, Blackmore CC and Applegate KE (2011) Evidence-Based Imaging: Improving the Quality of Imaging in Patient Care. Springer. ISBN: 9781441977762

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

These courses are aimed at residents in their 4th and 5th year of training in radiology and recently board-certified radiologists. They are strictly adhered to Level II of the European Training Curriculum The courses includes several topics consisting of 40 minutes of theory and case presentations followed by a live Q&A section after each session for interaction with the faculty members.

More information can be found on the here.