EUSOBI was founded in 1997, based on individual friendly relations between a few European breast imaging specialists.
The goals of the newly born society were to support the medical field of „breast imaging“ in the widest sense of the word, both with basic education and as support for basic and advanced research. EUSOBI organises since its foundation scientific meetings that aim for both – giving continuous education in breast radiology and update on the latest research.
The founding members joined forces and organised the first EUSOBI Symposium, which was held in Amiens, France, in 1998. The first Symposium was a success and the founders continued their efforts. By the time of the second conference in Salzburg, in 2000, the society doubled in size and, albeit relatively small, had already caught the attention of many radiologists interested in the rapidly developing field of breast imaging.
The decision to move the conferences to Vienna before the ECR, in 2004, helped the society reach a wider audience.
With the ongoing success of the society, the need for an independent Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) became clear. Since 2012, EUSOBI organizes its ASM around Europe. The ASM is now one of the most renowned events for breast radiologists and is attended every year by more than 600 participants.
Since its foundation, EUSOBI grew to become a landmark for radiologists with a special interest in breast imaging in and outside of Europe.