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General Information

The trend toward increasing subspecialisation led the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), supported by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European School of Radiology (ESOR), to take the initiative in establishing an exchange programme for fellowships or subspecialisation training in abdominal imaging.


The application for the ESGAR/ESOR Exchange Programme for Abdominal Radiology Fellowships is now open.
Submit your application by March 18, 2024 and spend three months at an ESGAR training centre of your choice.

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The application of new technologies to abdominal and gastrointestinal radiology has resulted in amazing breakthroughs, with rapid development and refinement of sophisticated diagnostic imaging tests. These technologic advances over the past decade have affected the requirements for the practice of abdominal imaging.

The Exchange Programme for Abdominal Imaging Fellowship offers an opportunity to complement subspecialisation training in abdominal imaging or an existing structured fellowship programme, through exchange, in this field of radiology. The three months exchange programme will provide an intense modular training in all areas of abdominal imaging, including conventional radiology and fluoroscopy, sonography, CT, MRI, and image-guided biopsies and therapeutic interventions.

The exchange programme is organised through ESOR and will expose trainees to all aspects of abdominal imaging under the supervision of an assigned mentor who is fellow member of ESGAR, in a pre-selected European reference training centre.

Number of available places

There are several places offered and organised through ESOR and the successful applicant will receive a grant jointly provided from ESR/ESOR and ESGAR.


  1. This exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.
  2. The applicant must have knowledge of current clinical practice in radiology with regard to cross-sectional imaging. Competence in producing a radiological report, in communication with clinicians and patients, and knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment are essential. Understanding the medicolegal implications of uncertainty and errors in diagnostic radiology is necessary.A clinical background in other disciplines which was achieved through clinical experience and training prior to entering the fellowship is important, whereas, clinical experience in gastroenterology, oncology or visceral surgery would be a benefit.
  3. Applicants must be proficient in English.
  4. ESR and ESGAR membership fees for the respective year must be settled.

Successful applicants 2023

Dr. Diana Florian (Cluj-Napoca/RO) → Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy/FR

Dr. Serkan Güneyli (Izmir/TR) → Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht/NL

Dr. Natália Henz Concatto (Porto Alegre/BR) → La Pité-Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne Université, Paris/FR

Dr. Faezeh Khorasanizadeh (Tehran/IR) → University of Palermo, Azienda Ospedaliere Universitaria "Paolo Giaccone", Palermo/IT

Dr. Jurgis Petkevicius (Kaunas/LT) → Paula Stradina Clinical University Hospital, Riga/LV

Dr. Sumit Rana (Sonipat/IN) → Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Paris/FR

Dr. Danielle Santos (Taguig/PH) → University of Padova, Padova/IT