In January 2020 the ESPR Board decided to establish a new Taskforce within the ESPR. The Cardiothoracic Taskforce will deal with the topics of thoracic, pulmonary and cardiac imaging.

The Cardiothoracic Taskforce aims:

  • to organise a cardiothoracic session during the ESPR meeting (e.g. 3 lectures)
  • to help the Education Committee to organise the Cardiothoracic European Course of Paediatric Radiology (ECPR)
  • to maintain contact with other societies that also deal with imaging of the thorax, lungs and heart, such as:
    • European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)
    • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
    • Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)
  • to formulate standards for lung/cardiac imaging in children
  • to organise joint publications on standards in paediatric radiology if necessary
  • to initiate joint European Multicenter Studies


Thoracic imaging group: Pierluigi Ciet (Rotterdam/NL) &  Jovan Lovrenski (Novi Sad/RS)
Cardiovascular imaging group: Pablo Caro Dominguez (Seville/ES) and Aurelio Secinaro (Rome/IT)

Members of the Thoracic Imaging group
Franz-Wolfgang Hirsch, Leipzig/DE
Pierluigi Ciet, Rotterdam/NL
Hubert Ducou Le Pointe, Paris/FR
Sureyya Burcu Görkem, Kayseri/TR
Alistair Calder, London/UK
Jovan Lovrenski, Novi Sad/RS
Catherine Owens, London/UK
Nursun Özcan, Ankara/TR
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR
Julia Geiger, Zurich/CH
Efthymia Alexopoulou, Athens/GR
Thomas Semple, London/UK
Chiara Sileo, Paris/FR
Domen Plut, Ljubljana/SL

Members of the Cardiovascular Imaging group
Aurelio Secinaro, Rome/IT
Pablo Caro Dominguez, Seville/ES
Andrew Taylor, London/UK
Daniel Gräfe, Leipzig/DE
Christian Kellenberger, Zurich/CH
Lucía Riaza-Martin, Barcelona/ES
Maria Navallas, Madrid/ES
Joost van Schuppen, Amsterdam/NL
Marek Kardos, Bratislava/SK
Thomas Semple, London/UK
Charlotte de Lange, Göteborg/SE
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Columbus/US

If you would like to become a member of the Cardiothoracic Taskforce, please send your CV to Please specify which of the groups (Thoracic or Cardiovascular) you are interested in.