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External Radiology Orgs

Radiology Organizations

Consider joining some Radiology organizations for networking & news.
Organization (with link) What it is  How much?
American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP)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 (AFIP) Walter Reed facility.  All residents attend this course during their training and receive a $2100 stipend for the expenses.
American Board of Radiology (ABR)The ABR 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).  Find more information about the core exam registration and schedule on their website.

For the practicing radiologist, the ABR administers the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam and the subspecialty certificates in the following disciplines: Hospice and Palliative MedicineNeuroradiologyNuclear RadiologyPediatric Radiology, and  Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
 $640 annually (required; covered by department)


New York Roentgen Ray Society (NYRS)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 in the Fall (all residents attend, covered by department).

They also hold events on one Monday each month. Our incentive in attending is the resident quiz with prize money!!!
 $75 (paid by department)
American College of Radiology  (ACR)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. 
 FREE
  • Also gives you membership to the State chapter (New York State Radiology Society (NYSRS)), which holds an annual fall mixer for residents and various networking events.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)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. FREE
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)Founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States.
Publishes the American Journal of Roentgenology.
 FREE
American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) Founded in 1981 to provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology, and related professions. The Association sponsors programs that promote opportunities for women, facilitate networking among members and other professionals, and provides mentorship opportunities for the next generation of women radiologists.   FREE
  • Keep an eye out for free lunches at ARRS and RSNA, and their networking events.
Association of University Radiologists (AUR)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. $60 (on your own)
(However, is $30 for half-year membership; consider if attending/presenting at the conference)