EDiR

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 some self-assessment tests on three different topics: abdominal, breast & 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:

https://edir.myebr.org/educational-resources

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.

EDiR APP:

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

  • 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

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

ESOR is continuing to organise foundation courses to prepare/assist those entering examinations for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR). The format will include nine courses, each one dealing with a specific organ/system-oriented theme. The teaching/learning objectives for each of the topics will strictly adhere to Level II of the European Training Curriculum. An exam simulation with multiple-choice questions for each lecture will round-off the exercise. Registration is possible for each single, one-day course, or for several courses of the series. The ESOR Courses for EDiR are intended to help prospective candidates prepare for the EDiR examination. Attendance does not guarantee acceptance to take the examination or success in the examination.

More information can be found on the ESOR webpage.