Practice exams

Tools containing the 3 parts of the EDiR: Multiple Response Questions, Short Cases and Clinical Oriented Reasoning Evaluation

EDiR Simulation

The  European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) Simulation is a practice test session that offers the closest experience to a real EDiR exam session. Candidates will be able to sit this practice EDiR exam in the same conditions as the real exam, providing them with a reference point to see how they will perform on the real exam day.

UPCOMING SESSION

  • September 1, 2022
  • 15:30h to 17:00h
 CEST

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€120 per place

More information can be found here

Tools containing Multiple Response Questions (MRQs) and Short Cases

EDiR Training Evaluation

The EDiR Training Evaluation is a self-assessment test aimed to review the fundamentals of general radiology.

This is an online evaluation via remote proctoring software, which can be taken at the hospital or from home.

Candidates must be in at least the second year of their national radiology training programme.

UPCOMING SESSION

  • April 28, 2022

REGISTER HERE


€95 per place

More information can be found on the here.

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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Tools containing Multiple Response Questions (MRQs)

MRQs Self-assessment test

MRQs 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:

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.

 

Tools containing Short Cases (Short Cases)

Short Cases Self-assessment test

NEW: Cardiovascular Short Cases self-sssessment

Short Cases self-assessment tests consist of 7 questions each 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

Educational Content

EDiR - The Essential Guide

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.

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Literature

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 and Schaefer-Prokop CM (2020). Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology. A Textbook of Medical Imaging, 7th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0702075247 (Hardcover), 978-0702075629 (eBook)
  • Rumack CM and Levine D (2018). Diagnostic Ultrasound, 5th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0323401715 (Hardcover), 978-0323529631 (eBook)
  • Dähnert W (2017). Radiology Review Manual, 8th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1496360694
  • Harisinghani MG, Chen JW and Weissleder R (2018). Primer of Diagnostic Imaging. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0323357746

 

Radiology by subspeciality

Abdominal Radiology

  • Boland GW (2013) Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites, 4th Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 9780323101998
  • Sahani DV and Samir AE (2017). Abdominal Imaging, 2nd Elsevier. ISBN 9780323377980
  • Hamm B, Krestin GP, Laniado M, Nicolas V and Taupitz M (2011). MR Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis. Thieme. ISBN: 9783131455918Reference books
  • Federle MP and Raman SP (2015). Diagnostic Imaging: Gastrointestinal, 3rd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9780323377553
  • Federle MP, Jeffrey RB, Woodward P J and Borhani A (2009). Diagnostic Imaging: Abdomen, 2nd Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781931884716
  • Semelka RC, Brown MA and Altin E (2016). Abdominal-Pelvic MRI, 4th Wiley-Blackwell ISBN. 9781119012937

Breast Radiology

  • Ikeda D and Miyake KK (2016). Breast Imaging: The Requisites, 3rd  Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323329040
  • (2013), ACR BI-RADS ATLAS, 5th Am College of Radiology. ISBN: 9781559030168
  • Berg Wendle A and Leung J (2019). Diagnostic Imaging: Breast.3rd edition. ISBN-13: 978-0323548120, ISBN-10: 0323548121

Cardiac Radiology

  • Boxt L and Abbara S (2015) Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites, 4th edition. Elsevier.  ISBN: 9781455748655
  • Suhny Abbara and Stephan Achenbach (2019) CT and MR in Cardiology, 1st edition. Elsevier.  Hardcover ISBN: 9780323582124 – eBook ISBN: 9780323582131Reference book
  • Abbara S (2013) Diagnostic Imaging: Cardiovascular, 2nd Amirsys. ISBN: 9781931884747

 

Chest radiology

  • Clarke C and Dux A (2020). Chest X-Rays for Medical Students, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 9781119504153
  • Corne J and Au-Yong I (2022). Chest X-Ray Made Easy, 5th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702082344
  • Wormanns D (2020). Diagnostic Imaging of the Chest. Thieme. ISBN: 9783132415652
  • Rosado-de-Christenson ML and Martinez-Jimenez S (2021). Diagnostic Imaging: Chest, 3rd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323796637
  • Carter BW et al. (2020). ExpertDDx: Chest, 2nd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323524827

Emergency Radiology

  • Patlas M, Katz DS and Scaglione M (2019). Errors in Emergency and Trauma Radiology. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-05547-9
  • Scaglione M, Linsenmaier U, Schueller G, Berger F and Wirth S. (2017). Emergency Radiology of the Chest and Cardiovascular System. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-42582-5
  • Patlas M, Katz DS and Scaglione M (2018). MDCT and MR Imaging of Acute Abdomen.
    New Technologies and Emerging Issues.
    Springer. ISBN: 978-3319707778

Head and Neck Radiology

  • Koch BL, Vattoth S and Chapman PR (2021), 4th Elsevier. Diagnostic Imaging: Head and Neck. ISBN: 978-0323796507
  • Koch BL, Hamilton B, Hudgins P and Harnsberger HR. Diagnostic Imaging: Head and Neck (2016), 3rd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323443012

 

Interventional Radiology

  • Kessel D and Robertson I (2016). Interventional Radiology: A Survival Guide, 4th Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702067303
  • Mauro MA, Murphy KPJ, Thomson KR, Venbrux AC and Morgan RA (2020). Image-guided Interventions, 3th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323612043

    Reference book
  • Walker GT (2012). Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Procedures. ISBN: 9781931884860

 

Musculoskeletal Radiology

  • Helms CA (2019) Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology, 5th edition, Elsevier by Clyde Helms. ISBN: 9780323611657
  • McNally E (2014). Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, 2nd edition. ISBN: 9780702057977
  • Major NM and Anderson MW (2019). Musculoskeletal MRI, 3rd edition. Elsevier Saunders. ISBN:  9780323415606
  • Manaster BJ (2016). Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Non-Traumatic Disease. Amirsys Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323392525

 

Neuroradiology

  • Osborn AG (2017) Osborn’s Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy, 2nd edition. Amirsys. ISBN: 9780323477765
  • Jeffrey S. Ross and Kevin R. Moore (2020). Diagnostic Imaging: Spine, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 100323793991
  • Osborn AG, Ross JS, Moore KR, Anderson JF (2020) Imaging anatomy brain and spine. Elsevier. ISBN: 100323661149

 

Paediatric Radiology

  • Donnelly LF (2021). Fundamentals of Pediatric Imaging, 3rd edition. Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0128222553
  • Lee E (2018). Pediatric Radiology: Practical Imaging Evaluation of Infants and Children. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1451175851
  • Coley BD (2019). Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 13th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0323497480

 

Urogenital Radiology

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

Allied Sciences

Hybrid imaging & Molecular imaging

  • Lin E and Alavi A (2019). PET and PET/CT: A Clinical GuideThieme. ISBN: 9781626231344
  •  O’Mally J and Ziessman H (2020). Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites, 5th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323530378
  • Mettler F and Guiberteau M (2018). Essentials of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 7th edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323483193

 

Information Technology

  • Ranschaert ER, Morozov S and Algra PR (2019). Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Opportunities, Applications and Risks. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3319948775 (Hardcover), 978-3319948782 (eBook)
  • Zhou SK, Greenspan H and Shen D (2017). Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis. Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0128104088
  • Branstetter IV and Branstetter F (2021). Practical Imaging Informatics: Foundations and Applications for Medical Imaging, 2nd edition. Springer US. ISBN: 978-1071617557 (Softcover), 978-1071617564 (eBook)

 

Physics

  • Sperrin M and Winder J. (2020). Scientific Basis of the Royal College of Radiologists Fellowship: Illustrated Questions and Answers. IOP Physics ebooks. ISBN 978-0750321464
  • Shuaib IL, Zin HM, Aziz MZA, Osman ND and Zainon R. (2019). FRCR Physics MCQs in Clinical Radiology. Springer. ISBN 978-981-13-0911-3
  • Bushberg JT, Seibert JA, Leidholdt EM and Boone JM. (2020). The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging. Wolters-Kluwer. ISBN 978-1975103224

 

Other reference books

  • Agarwala R (2015) Atlas of Emergency Radiology. Springer. ISBN: 9783319130415
  • Durham J, Kandarpa K and Machan L (2016). Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ISBN: 9781496302076

 

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

Links to Radiology Journals (only journals with highest impact factor)

Links to Radiology Organisations

Links to E-learning in Radiology (including case-based learning)

Links Dedicated to Radiation Safety

Education on Demand - EDiR Preparation
The EDiR committee has selected courses from Education on Demand platform for EDiR exam preparation. Detailed information on how to use the group keys can be found here.

Courses

EDiR Preparatory Micro Courses: Train your CORE knowledge

The EDiR Preparatory Micro Courses are aimed at radiologists wishing to take and successfully pass the EDiR examination. The content of these microlearning units is exclusively based on Level I and II of the ESR European Training Curriculum for Radiology. Each course includes a brief introduction of the expected learning outcomes to succeed in this corresponding subspecialty of the EDiR and two CORE cases (CORE cases pose a major challenge to EDiR candidates). Both cases are presented, analysed and solved during the session between the attendees and the EDiR examiner in a very interactive and engaging manner.

Learning objectives:

To understand the methodology to solve the CORE cases

To provide information on the degree of difficulty of this section of the exam/of the EDiR

To become familiar with how to solve a CORE case following a structured format

Fee: €75

Upcoming courses

  • Thursday, September 15, 14:30-15:00 (CEST): Paediatric Radiology (Prof. F. Sáez) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, October 13 – 14:30-15:00 (CEST): Abdominal Radiology (Prof. G. Zamboni) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, October 27 – 14:30-15:00 (CEST): Breast Radiology (Prof. C. van Ongeval and Dr. R. Prevos) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, November 3 – 14:30-15:00 (CET): Emergency Radiology (Dr. Blanco) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, November 10 – 14:30-15:00 (CET): Cardiac Radiology (Dr. R. Salgado) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, November 17 – 14:30-15:00 (CET): Chest Radiology (Dr. E. Castañer) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, November 24 – 14:30-15:00 (CET): Urogenital (Prof. M. Bertolotto) REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, December 1 – 14:30-15:00 (CET): MSK (Prof. H.T. Sanal) REGISTER HERE

 

ESoR Foundation Courses

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.