Application CLOSED

Evaluation Committee

M. Alison

M. Elmaleh-Berges

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Pediatric and Fetal Imaging

Robert Debré Mother and Child University Teaching Hospital, Paris/FR

The department of pediatric and fetal imaging at the University Robert DEBRE Mother and Child hospital (University of Paris, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris) in France (Head: Prof. Marianne ALISON) is dedicated to mother and children imaging, and provides all pediatric radiology subspecialities for tertiary level care including advanced neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, neonatal anf fetal imaging (US and in utero MRI), musculoskeletal, abdominal, chest, cardiovascular and oncologic imaging.

The department is well equipped with 3T and 1.5 T MRI dedicated to pediatrics and fetal imaging, wide coverage (16cm) CT scanner with spectral imaging, 4 ultrasound (Canon and Aixplorer) including ultrafast Doppler, elastography and contrast options, Ultra low dose 2D-3D radiology last generation equipment (EOSedge) for advanced pediatric orthopaedics imaging. Ten specialized Pediatric Consultant Radiologists work full time in the department.

Weekly specialized meetings enforce the close collaboration between the imaging department and the clinical pediatric departments (neurology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, visceral and urological surgery, orthopedics, rheumatology, cardiology, pneumology, neonatology, obstetrics, hematology and endocrinology)

Research is strongly encouraged. The department is part of the Research Unit on Neurodevelopment Imaging from fetus to adolescent (Inserm U1141, team 5 In Dev, Robert Debré Hospital), directed by Lucie Hertz Pannier and Jessica Dubois, working with an engineer on the MRI/ EEG platform ( in collaboration with Neurospin resaerch center.

Number of available places

During 2023/2024 one place will be available for a recently board-certified radiologist from an EU country or in the possession of a PAE test (if not from an EU country), who is an active member of ESR.


  1. The exchange programme applies to radiologists from an EU country or in possesion of a PAE test (if not from a EU country) within the first three years after certification
  2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in paediatric radiology.
  3. He/She should have experience with imaging techniques and image interpretation of paediatric imaging.
  4. He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and scientific presentations and publications.
  5. Knowledge of the French language (level B2) is a definite prerequisite.
  6. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview via Skype or Zoom.
  7. Applicants need to be active ESR members.

Please note that each candidate can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once.

Duration and funding

The fellowship will start either on October or November 1, 2023 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible.

This fellowship will be supported by a grant which supports the fellow’s travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training that fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance.  The grant (approx. €2,500 gross per month) will be paid out on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

The trainee will familiarize him/herself with the department imaging equipment and protocols. He/ she will be involved in daily imaging practice, learning to become proficient at diagnostic strategy and imaging examinations. Daily lecture or didactic clinical cases discussion with experienced pediatric radiologists will be performed. Participation to multidisciplinary meetings, which take place weekly for each subspecialty, will complete the formation of the trainee, according to his/ her topics of interest. A research study can be performed by the trainee according to his/her topic of interest, under the supervision of a consultant radiologist. Collaboration with physician, researcher or engeneer from the research team will be provided. A detailed individual programme will be determined at the beginning of the fellowship in agreement with the fellow.



After having completed the one-year fellowship and provided a written report about it, the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and the Robert Debré University Hospital.