Journal of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Official Organ of the European Association of Radiology (EAR) European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR) European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) European Radiology (ER) was founded as the European forum of radiology. It will continuously update the scientific knowledge in radiology by the publication of excellent original papers and state-of-the-art reviews written by leading radiologists. Through its link to the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) European Radiology will improve the communication with the other journals in the world. A thorough and competent refereeing procedure will serve the authors' need for critical feedback. A well balanced combination of review articles original work short communications from the congress and information on society matters makes ER an indispensable source for current information in this field. European Radiology will be subscribed by all participants of the European Congress of Radiology and will thus reach a regular audience of several thousand readers worldwide.