Much more than other disciplines and specialties in medicine, radiology is teamwork. The team consists of certified radiologists, residents/registrars in training, radiographers, nurses, physicists, technical support staff, managers, etc.
The working relationships between these various professional groups are much closer than in almost all other hospital departments. And, at the end of the day, the quality of our performance depends on the strength of the entire team.
The aims of the EFRS are to support development of the radiography profession in order to continually support national societies in developing services for patients. This development cannot happen in isolation and team working is essential.
We are pleased to collaborate with ESR to further these goals and through the annual ECR conference which is enabling Radiographers to have a European opportunity to share their research findings, to discuss and debate practice and to network with colleagues within the whole
Benefits for ESR members include many different and exclusive things and activities. The ESR offers 3 different membership types for radiographers:
Full Membership for Professionals of Allied Sciences
for radiographers residing in Europe
€ 11 per year
Membership in Training for Professionals of Allied Sciences
for radiographers in training (includes students)
€ 11 per year
for radiographers, radiographers in training, or students residing outside Europe
free of charge
Not only the programme for radiographers has been extended, also a simultaneous translation service will be offered:
The following ESR's educational services are free of charge for ESR members and offer a variety of contents which are also suitable for radiographers:
The EFRS is officially involved in 5 ESR bodies and can thereby actively contribute to professional and political issues within ESR:
ESR Patient Advisory Group (PAG)
Bodil Andersson (EFRS representative)
ESR Subcommittee on Professional and Economics in Radiology (PIER)
Graciano Paulo (ordinary member)
Jonathan McNulty (EFRS Representative)
ESR Audit & Standards Subcommittee
Håkon Hjemly (EFRS Representative)
ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee
Graciano Paulo (in individual capacity as co-opted member/advisor)
EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee
Graciano Paulo (in individual capacity & as EFRS representative, Leader “Ask EuroSafe Imaging” Subgroup)
The ESR and EFRS have joined efforts in various European Commission funded projects. Recently, the societies have jointly contributed as project coordinator or consortium member to the implementation of the below projects. New endeavours are continuously evaluated and pursued.
The EFRS is a shareholder organisation of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR).
The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) is a joint initiative of EIBIR. The EFRS is represented in the alliance by Graciano Paulo.