European Diploma in Radiology

Last revised by Andrea Molinari on 3 Jun 2022

The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) is an international diploma issued and certified by the European Board of Radiology. The document certifies a radiologist to have the knowledge and competence in line with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) European Training Curriculum for Radiology 1.

The examination takes place every year in Vienna, Austria, as well as in other European cities with the examination organized by national radiological societies.

Eligibility criteria

  • candidates must be in at least their fifth year of national radiology training at the time of the examination
  • active membership of the relevant national radiological society in the year of the examination
  • candidates must be European Society of Radiology (ESR) full or corresponding members or members-in-training in the year of the examination

Registration is available through the European Board of Radiology website 2.

Exam structure

In March 2016, the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) exam structure was updated from a two-day exam with a viva voce component, to a single day exam 1.

The current exam structure consists of three parts 3:

  • multiple response questions (MRQs)
    • computer-based (90 minutes)
  • short cases (SCs)
    • computer-based examination (90 minutes)
  • clinically oriented reasoning evaluation (CORE)
    • practical-oriented cases, computer-based examination (90 minutes)

The exam is held in English langauge 3.

Details correct at time of writing (2022). 


Historical exam structure

Until March 2016 the European Diploma in Radiology was a two-day exam. 

EDiR day 1 exam was divided into two parts:

  • part 1
    • short cases (SCs): computer-based (90 minutes)
    • multiple response questions (MRQs): computer-based (90 minutes)
  • part 2
    • skills examination: practical-oriented cases, computer-based (40 minutes)

EDiR day 2 exam was divided into two parts. Only candidates that passed day 1 were eligible for the day 2 examination. The examination was oral, and there was one examiner per candidate (30 minutes).

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