Founded in 1913, the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) is a scientific association of which its membership includes the majority of Italian radiologists, counting about 11,000 members at the end of 2019.
SIRM’s aim is to encourage the progression of diagnostic imaging by promoting studies and research regarding its physical, biological, safety related and clinical aspects, to culturally and professionally stimulate its members through developing educational and research projects and through supporting scientific meetings and seminars. In effect, it promotes any initiative intended to enhance the professionalism of its members and to improve the efficacy of radiology within the health system.
SIRM is composed of regional groups which mainly participate in professional activities and in specific scientific sections, of which the main purposes are to spread scientific knowledge concerning diagnostic imaging. The scientific sections cover all radiologic interests: chest, breast, musculoskeletal, gastroenteric, urogenital, neuro, sport medicine, head and neck and dentomaxillofacial, paediatrics, imaging management, etc. Groups and sections organise annual meetings to debate and share knowledge and research activities. From several years SIRM organise research groups and to sponsor national research projects and several screening projects. SIRM organises a free biennial National Congress as well as annual courses and scientific meetings. It promotes editorial initiatives and subsidises scholarships and research awards.