Network of imaging centres
The major aim of a EULAR network of imaging centres is to attract rheumatologists and/or trainees in rheumatology who will be educated in a particular imaging technique or in developing research projects.
Interested European centres can apply to become part of the experts network, provided they are able and willing to offer training and/or develop research programmes in one or several of the following imaging techniques applied in rheumatology:
- conventional radiography
- magnetic resonance imaging
- computed tomography (CT)
- musculoskeletal ultrasound
- dual energy CT
- position emission tomography (PET)-CT
- optical imaging
Interested centres can either apply as "training centre" or "research centre". A training centre is able to provide training for the use of an imaging technique applied in rheumatology whereas a research centre is able to develop research projects in imaging. EULAR will not provide any funds, however, potential visitors to a centre may apply for a EULAR scientific bursary.
Each centre application will be carefully reviewed by the EULAR Standing Committee on Musculoskeletal Imaging and upon approval the centre will be listed here. Each designation is valid for 5 years, after which a centre can reapply for prolongation.