The overarching aim of the ESPR Abdominal (GI and GU) Imaging Taskforce Group is to unite both expert- and less experienced radiologists, with a special interest in gastrointestinal and urogenital imaging in children. Our purpose is to facilitate personalized medicine and to improve quality, diagnostic efficacy and patient safety for pediatric GI and GU imaging through evidence and eminence based practice proposals.

The ESPR Abdominal Taskforce aims:

  • to elaborate, discuss and present new recommendations and to supplement existing recommendations for paediatric GU and GI imaging, in order to provide guidance on how to adequately image children’s urogenital tracts and abdomen. Standardised imaging will improve quality and facilitate future meta-analysis to increase scientific evidence on how best to image the GI and GU tracts during childhood
  • to promote high level non-invasive imaging for neonates, infants and children and provide support, education and refresher content as well as updates on state of the art paediatric radiology
  • to promote licensing of contrast media for use in children and adaptations of imaging procedures for paediatric use
  • to foster multi-centre research on and data collection for paediatric uroradiology and abdominal topics, e.g. collecting rare entities to increase knowledge and evidence, to combine individual knowledge to optimised planned research on yet unanswered questions.

Lil-Sofie Ording Müller, Oslo/NO
Philippe Petit, Marseille/FR

New Chairpersons elected from 2024 onwards: Damjana Kljucevsek – Slovenia, Giulia Perucca – UK

Michael Riccabona, Graz/AT
Luisa Lobo, Lisbon/PT
Samuel Stafrace, Al Waab/QA
Annemieke Littooij, Utrecht/NL
Beatrice Damasio, Genoa/IT
Damjana Kljucevsek, Ljubljana/SI
Fred Avni, Brussels/BE
Katerina Ntoulia, Haverfordwest/UK
Marcello Napolitano, Milan/IT
Stéphanie Franchi-Abella, Le Kremlin Bicêtre/FR
Thomas Augdal, Tromsø/NO
Giulia Perucca, Turin/IT
Seema Toso, Geneva/CH
Hans-Joachim Mentzel, Jena/DE
Constanza Bruno, Verona/IT
Magdalena Wozniak, Warsaw/PL
Kassa Darge, Philadelphia/US
Anne Smets, Amsterdam/NL
Nursun Özcan, Ankara/TR
Martijn V. Verhagen, Groningen/NL

If you would like to become a member of the Abdomen Taskforce, please send your CV to

  • Collect data from group members on MRU – ongoing project, mainly driven by Damasio and Vivier
  • Collect data of (late) deteriorating dilatation/PUJO in the group – not realised yet, under discussion
  • Collect paediatric CEUS cases & examples via task force – in progress –lead by Bruno
  • Gadolinium in childhood: new aspects concerning safety considerations – publication in preparation for 2018
  • Pediatric gastrointestinal ultrasound procedural recommendations – publication in preparation for 2018
  • Follow-up in children with testicular microlithiasis – publication in preparation for 2018
  • IBD imaging the very young child – just started, lead by Ording Muller


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ESR – European Society of Radiology
SPR – Society for Pediatric Radiology
SFIPP – Société Francophone d’Imagerie Pédiatrique et Prénatale
GPR – Gesellschaft für pädiatrische Radiologie
BSPR – British Society of Paediatric Radiology
AOSPR – Asian and Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology
SLARP – Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiología Pediátrica
ESGAR – European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
ESUR – European Society of Urogenital Radiology
SPIR – Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology