Diploma of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology

The ESSR Diploma is a certificate awarded by the ESSR on satisfactory completion of the programme.
The ESR has revised its guidance on the diplomas issued by specialist societies and this has been accepted by the ESSR. Carlo Martinoli led a small working group (Filip Vanhoenacker, Josef Kramer, ESSR Office) to revise the ESSR diploma in light of the new guidance. Their recommendations have been accepted by the Executive of the ESSR. We are grateful to the members of the working group for their hard work.

The ‘old’ Diploma will be replaced by the new Diploma but we have arranged a transition period, tba, to allow those who have already started to complete the old Diploma or transfer to the new one.


• To provide a uniform, high-quality, pan-European teaching programme in musculoskeletal imaging.
• To provide a focus for CME activities for the registrant over the 5 year period.
• To enhance the profile of musculoskeletal imaging in the field of diagnostic radiology and to strengthen the European perspective of the subspecialty.
• To promote communication and personal contacts amongst European radiologists with an interest in musculoskeletal imaging.

Chair Educational Committee

C. Martinoli (IT)
Officially established since 1. January 2003 (H. Imhof, chair 2002-2006)

Accreditation for Course Organisers

In order to have your course accredited for the ESSR Diploma, please submit the course programme and faculty list to We generally ask organizers not to use the ESSR logo in their leaflets/flyers unless communicated otherwise.