RADIOLOGY WEBSITES : RADIOLOGIC ORGANIZATIONS / PROFESSIONAL BODIES |
Few Useful Websites on Radiology Organizations / Professional Bodies 1.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at http://www.rsna.org
is a professional body whose purpose is to promote and develop the highest standards
of radiology and related sciences through education and research. RSNA Launch
Pad at http://www.rsna.org/education/launchpad/index.html
is a spellbinding set of links while the RSNA Index to Imaging Literature
available at http://rsnaindex.rsnajnls.org/
is a useful index for radiologists world-wide. The latter index is updated quarterly
and contains citation references of nearly 40 radiology journals. There is an
interesting section on Clinical Practice Guidelines at http://www.rsna.org/practice/practiceguidelines.html
linking to nearly 25 practice guidelines from leading medical speciality professional
2. American College of Radiology (ACR) at
is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists and clinical
medical physicists in the United States which supports advance of the science
of radiology, study of the socioeconomic aspects of practice of radiology, and
encourages continuing education. The sections on Publications / Products has the
all important and downloadable "Appropriateness Criteria" and "Standards". While
"Appropriateness Criteria" deals with determining appropriate imaging examinations
for diagnosis and treatment of specified medical condition(s), the "Standards"
reflect the radiologic practice to help advance the science of radiology and to
improve the quality of service to patients.
3. American Roentgen
Ray Society (ARRS) is accessible at http://www.arrs.org/.
The Society is dedicated to the goal of educating radiologists and to the advancement
of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences.. Continuing
medical education, which is the foremost goal of the society, is achieved principally
through an annual scientific and educational meeting, and publication of the American
Journal of Roentgenology, besides other activities. From the site one can browse
through the eAJR, at http://www.arrs.org/eajr/
a special online educational resource, which links to Cases of the Week, Pictorial
Essays and AJR Web Review.
American Board of Radiology (ABR) at http://theabr.org/
is the official website of the professional body that encourages to improve the
quality of graduate education in Radiology and to elevate the standards of training
in Radiology and radiologic physics. The official newsletter of the ABR is titled
"Examiner" and makes interesting reading
5. American Society
of Neuroradiology (ASNR) at http://www.asnr.org/
is the official home page of the Neuroradiology Society, which encompasses a variety
of sections and links. An interesting feature is ASNR Webcasts at http://www.asnr.org/webcasts.htm
wherein information presented during the "How-to-Sessions" at the Annual Meeting
can be seen and heard, with the help of Real player. Topics generating interest
in Neuroradiology such as CT, CTA and Perfusion in Acute Stroke by L Tannenbaum,
Physiological Imaging in Ischemic Stroke by H Yonas, and Carotid MRA by W. Bradley
to name a few can be seen here.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) at
http://www.aium.org/ is the website of a multidisciplinary organization dedicated
to advancing the art and science of ultrasound in medicine and research through
its educational, scientific, literary and professional activities. The membership
includes physicians, engineers, veterinarians, sonographers, technicians, manufacturers,
and medical students.
7. Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional
Radiology (SCVIR) or at http://www.scvir.org/
is the website of a professional society for physicians who specialize in interventional
or minimally invasive procedures. The site has sections on Consumers, Membership,
Education material, The engrossing Clinical Practice Guidelines is accessible
and deals with practice principles producing high quality medical care.
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
is "a nonprofit professional association devoted to furthering the development
and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology". The
society publishes two journals, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Journal
of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A newsletter MR Pulse Newsletter online is accessible
9. Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) at http://www.scarnet.org/
"is devoted to advance computer applications and information technology in medical
imaging through education and research". "A fundamental role of SCAR is to bridge
the gap between engineers and scientists who develop the systems and radiologists
and technologists who use them".
10. Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences (AERS) at
has its primary goal to meet the needs of the educator in radiological sciences.
Maintained by Richard Terrass, Medical, the AERS is now considered as one of the
largest organizations for radiologic science educators. A useful Radiology Search
Tool for all Radiologists is available in the form of http://www.aers.org/radiology.html.
Similarly, the resource section at http://www.aers.org/resources.html
is handy too.
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