The European Society of Neuroradiology, Diagnostic and Interventional, (ESNR) has formulated, in conjunction with the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) Radiology Section, Division of Neuroradiology, a charter for training in Clinical Neuroradiology. This document sets out standards and guidelines for training in Clinical neuroradiology (CNR) within EU with the aim to acquire specialist competence in CNR. The aim is that this curriculum in CNR will constitute an approved training program in all countries within the European Union. It is recognised that there are a number of structural and operational differences in the health care systems, appointment procedures and training systems in these different countries. The document provides the basis for the development of a harmonised, comprehensive, structured and balanced training program in CNR. The training includes, where applicable, the specialist training in Clinical Radiology.
Neuroradiology is a branch of medicine concerned with both diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures related to brain, spine and spinal cord, head, neck, and organs of special senses in adults and children. The aim of specific training in neuroradiology is to prepare a specialist for a career in which his/her clinical and research time will be devoted to diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the areas cited above using imaging modalities. A neuroradiologist will also be expected to adopt and develop new imaging and interventional methods, to disseminate neuroradiological knowledge and, from a basis of strong clinical background, be able to discuss with the referring clinicians the diagnosis and treatment.
The document can be found on the website of the UEMS, on http://www.uems.net