Our Joint Initiatives
The EIBIR Joint Initiatives represent interdisciplinary groups working towards a common biomedical imaging-focused research goal.
We have recently published a Strategic Research Agenda for Biomedical Imaging Research, highlighting key challenges and illustrating how biomedical imaging can contribute to overcoming them
EIBIR currently supports six Joint Initiatives with specific activities, including the coordination of collaborative research efforts, communication and dissemination of research results or announcements, and the organisation of workshops, meetings and training.
AI for medical imaging
The mission of the AI for Medical Imaging Initatives is to represent artificial intelligence and biomedical image analysis research on a European and international level and to establish research and educational activities in this field.
The mission of the Preclinical Imaging Initiative is to create an integrated network of chemists, biologists, physicists, computer scientists and physicians dedicated to the development and validation of robust imaging tools for preclinical imaging, including contribution to the design and fabrication of innovative imaging probes, new tracers and contrast agents.
European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM)
In response to a need for evidence for the rational use of imaging technology, EIBIR established the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM), to systematically assess radiological technology and seek evidence for its best use in clinical practice.
Medical Radiation Protection Research
The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) is working to improve medical care and medical radiation protection issues through sustainable research efforts.
European Imaging Biomarker Alliance (EIBALL)
The European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (EIBALL) is a subcommittee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). The activities of the former ESR Subcommittee on Imaging Biomarkers, ESR Working Group on Personalised Medicine and ESR-EORTC Working Group were merged into EIBALL, which operates as an EIBIR Joint Initiative since March 2016. Among others, EIBALL aims at coordinating European research activities concerning imaging biomarkers, establishing a network of European centres of excellence and defining possible imaging biomarkers in different human body regions.
The mission of the Paediatric Radiology Initiative is to facilitate and enhance multi-institutional, multinational research in paediatric imaging, image-guided intervention and radiation protection, in particular prospective multi-institutional clinical trials with their origins in paediatric radiology