December 5, 2022

In 2022, the European Society of Radiology (ESR), in cooperation with theĀ European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), launched the ESR Research Seed Grant Global programme to stimulate and provide funding for innovative projects and pilot studies that will subsequently lead to larger studies and further funding applications. The focus of the programme which has been kindly supported by an unrestricted, non-exclusive grant from Siemens Healthineers is on research carried out in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa.

Enhancing quality in radiological imaging and interventional radiology and Value-based radiology were identified as the funding priorities for 2022. After an extensive review by a panel of international experts, three proposals were selected for funding:

A Radiology-Driven Approach to Improve Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Tanzania: A Quality Improvement Project
Erick Mbuguje, Muhimbili National Hospital, United Republic of Tanzania

Assessing the Safety and Effectiveness of the First Interventional Radiology Training Program in Uganda: A Quality Assurance Project
Eva Nabawanuka, Makerere University college of health sciences, Uganda

Improving utilisation of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke by implementation of standardized protocols for patient selection, imaging and referral
Tajana Turk, University Hospital Center Osijek, Croatia

We congratulate the awardees and are looking forward to hearing about the progress in their fascinating research projects during ECR2024.

Find out more about what the researchers aim to achieve in their projects here.