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Radiology Resource Guide: Organizations, Groups, & Societies

Organizations, Groups, and Societies


American College of Radiology (ACR) - The 36,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and allied health professionals. For over three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) -

The American Roentgen Ray Society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. The society has been a forum for progress in radiology since shortly after the discovery of the X-ray and is dedicated to the goal of the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences. The goal of the ARRS is maintained through an annual scientific and educational meeting and through publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The annual meeting consists of instructional courses, scientific paper presentations, forum, scientific exhibits, and commercial exhibits. A special categorical course is also offered. Category 1 CME credits are available on an hour-for-hour basis. All members of the Society may attend the annual meeting with discounted payment of the general registration fee.

The monthly American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) is a highly respected peer-reviewed journal with a worldwide circulation of more than 25,000. For almost 100 years the AJR has been recognized as one of the best specialty journals in the world.

The quarterly ARRS InPractice magazine keeps members informed of annual meeting plans and general Society information.

The Society invests in the future of radiology by awarding scholarships and awards to deserving individuals.

Chicago Medical School Council UIC-COM -This the student body government for the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UIC-COM). Class leaders, committee representatives, and student organization officers report to CMSC. In turn, CMSC falls under two umbrella organizations. First, the University Medical Student Council (UMSC), which is the student body government across all four campuses: Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, and Urbana. Second, the Health Professions Student Council (HPSC) that oversees all the health professional schools at UIC.

Chicago Radiological Society -

The Chicago Radiological Society (CRS) is dedicated to disseminating knowledge in the radiological sciences, hosting multiple educational meetings each year. Members of the society also engage in political and socio-economic advocacy for our profession at the local, state and national level.

The CRS has a long-standing tradition dating from its founding in 1913, and has the distinguished honor of being the oldest, continuously active radiological society in the United States. The CRS is comprised of physicians and other medical professionals who specialize in the use of radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, and serves as the local division of the American College of Radiology and Illinois Radiological Society.

Illinois Radiological Society -

The Illinois Radiological Society (IRS) is a Chapter of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Membership includes radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

The IRS is comprised of two divisions: the Chicago Radiological Society (CRS), covering Chicago and its suburbs, and the Central Illinois Radiological Society (CIRS) covering the balance of the state. The State is divided about two thirds in the CRS and one third in the CIRS. Leadership is divided along the same lines.

Radiological Society of North America -

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 51,000 members across the globe. RSNA hosts the largest medical meeting in the world, drawing 60,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago, and publishes two top peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, the highest-impact scientific journal in the field, and RadioGraphics, the only journal dedicated to continuing education in radiology.

Through its educational resources, RSNA provides hundreds of thousands of continuing education credits toward physicians' maintenance of certification—more than 827,000 CME certificates have been awarded since 2000. The Society also develops and offers informatics-based software solutions in support of a universal electronic health record, sponsors research to advance quantitative imaging biomarkers, and conducts outreach to enhance education in developing nations. Through its Research & Education (R&E) Foundation, RSNA provides millions of dollars in funding to young investigators, helping to build the future of the profession.


MedPix Radiology Teaching Files & Medical Image Database-

MedPix® is a free online Medical Image Database, provided by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. MedPix Teaching File Creator for Power Point: You can upload your own images (.jpg, .tif, .gif, or .png) and your own Case data, text, and image captions, then export your case into PowerPoint!