Paediatric Radiology training

Information on legislation and guidelines pertaining to Paediatric Radiology training within the European union.


European Training Curriculum for Radiology

The European Training Curriculum for Radiology (former European Training Charter for Clinical Radiology) is designed to provide a valuable template for training radiologists and to enhance the quality of care for patients throughout Europe.

With the intention to clarify and update certain areas, and incorporate new knowledge requirements within the radiology curriculum an updated version of the curriculum is available. New elements in the revised curriculum include specific sections dealing with communication skills, molecular imaging, good radiology report writing, multidisciplinary conferencing, trainee logbook procedures and CME.

This existing current version is seen as a living document which is subject to continuous update and revision.

To see the current version please CLICK HERE.


EAR training charter    

The European Association of Radiology (EAR) elaborated in conjunction with the Union of European Medical specialists (UEMS) Radiology Section a revised charterfor training which replaces the previous 2003 charter. This new version is a response to the rapid expansion of the role and diversity of radiology in recent years. The charters designed to provide increased flexibility for trainees in the latter part of training to enable them to pursue agreater variety of training opportunities within the overall efined training period. The charter reiterates that the training period for radiology is five years which recognises the vast amount of knowledge and skills required to deliver a general radiology service. This knowledge includes cell function, physiology, anatomy and physics as well as a wide understanding of all disease manifestations, natural history and treatment.Competence in undertaking and interpreting a wide range of imaging modalities and disease manifestations also takes a considerable time which cannot be condensed into shorter training periods.The charter recognises that most radiologists work in a group providing a general service to a broad range of clinical specialists.
However, the increased complexity of modern medicine and the impact of multi-disciplinary meetings requires a deeper knowledge of disease processes in many circumstances. Therefore, the charter emphasises the need for general radiologists in their final two years of training to develop a more focussed and deeper knowledge of at least two areas in order to enhance the service provided by the group of general radiologists.

A full text of the EAR training charter can be downloaded here.