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posted Jul 7, 2013, 3:28 PM by RadRez Administrator   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 12:28 PM ]

The American Board of Radiology conducts examinations and offers professional certification for medical specialists in Radiology.  The ABR administers certification exams (previously the physics, written, and oral boards and now the exam of the future starting with the class of 2014).   For the practicing radiologist, the ABR administers the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam and the subspecialty certificates in the following disciplines: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, and  Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

  • Membership fee for residents: $640 annually (required)
  • Find more information about the core exam registration and schedule on their website

The American College of Radiology  is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United States, with more than 30,000 members.  It is responsible for the accreditation of individual practices, radiology departments, guidelines on radiation safety, writing the Manual on Contrast, has extensive ACR teaching files for residents, and most importantly publishes the ACR appropriateness criteria, which are the guide to indications and interpretation of all radiological studies.

The American Institute for Radiologic Pathology runs a four-week Radiologic Pathologic Correlation Course in AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.  It is now a program of the American College of Radiology (ACR), it was formerly held at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology's Walter Reed facility.  All residents attend this course during their training and receive a stipend for the expenses.

The Association of University Radiologists  encourages excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice, stimulates interest in academic radiology education as a medical career, advances radiology as a medical science, and represents academic radiology.  AUR has an annual meeting and is a great opportunity to get research work presented.

  • Membership fee for residents: $60

The Radiological Society of North America holds an annual meeting in Chicago around Thanksgiving, late November to early December.  40,000 medical imaging professionals are members of RSNA, including radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and allied scientists.  RSNA hosts the world's largest annual radiology meeting, publishes two highly respected peer-reviewed journals (Radiology and Radiographics), offers opportunities to earn CME, and provides research and education grants to young investigators.

  •  Membership fee for residents: FREE 

American Roentgen Ray Society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States and publishes the American Journal of Roentgenology.

  •  Membership fee for residents: FREE 

The New York Roentgen Ray Society was founded in April 1912 to address the scientific and clinical practice concerns of physicians specializing in the new field of radiology.  Now, it runs a local meeting at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue), on one Monday each month from fall through spring every year.  Our incentive in attending is the resident quiz with prize money!!!

  • Membership fee for residents: $75