The field of radiology in general, and ESGAR in particular, have always depended on pioneering individuals and institutions to further its art and science. State-of-the-art research—together with outstanding clinical radiological skills—have always put radiology and radiologists at the forefront of modern medical care, from the discovery of Roentgen rays (X-Rays) and understanding of their interaction with soft tissue and hard metals over the implementation and development of time-resolved MR studies to the knowledge that medical images provide more than the initial visual impression.
As an international professional and scientific society, ESGAR strongly encourages its members to contribute to this advancement and to healthcare in general. In ESGAR’s vision, research provokes critical-thinking and develops problem-solving skills. It enhances our visibility both within academic circles and amongst the wider healthcare community. Research appeals to the brightest residents, fellows and staff radiologists. It attracts industry support and governmental funds, and influences healthcare financing.
In the light of this vision, ESGAR provides research training at its annual meetings and courses and gives guidance for residency programs, as trainees are the Principal Investigators of the future. Radiologists (trainees) should be encouraged to engage in and start research projects during their professional lives. Both basic and clinical research is beneficial, especially the translation of one into the other: “bench to bedside”. At the ESGAR annual meeting, this translation is facilitated by the scientific sessions where scientists meet clinicians.
ESGAR provides an online research platform to foster imaging research in gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology that includes:
For more information about the ESGAR Research Committee and its activities, please click here.