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
Luis Riera Soler, Barcelona/ES
Kushaljit Sodhi, Chandigarh/IN

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
Flavio Zuccarino, Barcelona/ES

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.
New members will be approved ONLY at the ESPR annual meeting.