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Volunteer to Serve on an RSNA Committee

Join the many dedicated professionals who have volunteered their time and expertise to help RSNA carry out its mission to "promote excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation." Volunteers are the backbone of the Society. RSNA's success in achieving its goals in education and research is due to the high level of professionalism of its members and other colleagues who generously share their scientific knowledge and administrative abilities.

You can make a difference by serving on one of the following committees. To submit your name for consideration for appointment by the Board of Directors:

  • Check the box(es) of the Committee(s) and/or Subcommittee(s) in which you are interested.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Volunteer for Selected Committees" button to continue.

Please note that you must be an RSNA or American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) member to serve on an RSNA committee. To apply online for RSNA Membership or download an RSNA Application for Membership, click here .

RSNA Committees

    Serves as a fact-finding and advisory committee on matters pertaining to the RSNA Bylaws. Edits and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on all proposed amendments and prepares and submits proposals for voting by the membership.
    • Qualifications: Familiarity with RSNA Bylaws.
    • Time commitment: 1 - 2 hours required for review of proposals.
    Responsible for (1) developing a vision for the RSNA portfolio of education programs and products outside of the Annual Meeting and proposing an action plan for fulfilling that vision to the RSNA Board of Directors; (2) scanning the environments of clinical practice and cutting edge research to proactively identify the educational needs of members and to identify emerging educational technologies through which to disseminate RSNA education materials and Maintenance of Certification programs; (3) advising the RSNA Board on strategies to foster academic recognition for the development of educational materials and courses; (4) working with the Advisor for Education Center Products and staff to select and develop high-quality educational materials and courses that meet member needs; and (5) making recommendations to the RSNA Board about editorial policy for educational materials distributed by the Education Center and educational courses conducted outside the RSNA annual meeting.
    • Qualifications: Interest in educational methodologies across the spectrum of professional training and practice (medical school, residency, fellowship, and continuing medical education)
    • Time commitment: Attendance at a 1-day meeting, two teleconferences/webinars throughout the year, and a 2-hour meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    • The CAP was created by the Board, with oversight by the Education Committee, to advise RSNA staff in the creation and enhancement of online learning materials. This group focuses on the creation of learning tools that will help radiologists fulfill the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Specifically the CAP will assist RSNA staff in the following areas: (1) Identify appropriate content for development into Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) and SA-CME activities; (2) Work with RSNA staff to refine questions for use in on-line RSNA SA-CME programs and SAMs; (3) Review performance statistics for SA-CME and SAMs questions currently in use and make suggestions for improvements/modifications when indicated; (4) Select questions appropriate for use in follow-up evaluations of physician learning and behavior change; and (5) Assist in the designing of question formats and guidelines for RSNA CME activities.
      • Time commitment: Attendance at two 1-day meetings, two teleconferences/webinars throughout the year, and a 2-hour meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
    Responsible for (1) implementing Board-authorized programs designed to educate and train qualified international radiologists on issues, skills and technologies not readily available to them, particularly those in developing and emerging nations; (2) pursuing programs, including electronic applications for distance learning, to enhance and elevate the level of radiologic education in emerging nations; (3) providing educational programs and materials at the Annual Meeting to raise awareness of RSNA involvement in international education and outreach, as well as spotlighting relevant issues identified through committee programs; and (4) advising the Board of Directors on international issues in radiology education and research.
    • Qualifications: Interest in advancing radiology education worldwide.
    • Time commitment: Approximately 14 hours, including a 2-hour teleconference, attendance of the National Society Forum breakfast held during the Annual Meeting, subcommittee work, and a 2-hour in-person meeting held during the Annual Meeting, preparation and followup. The Chair spends approximately 4 additional hours in setting the meeting agenda and reviewing correspondence.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    Responsible for monitoring the evolving science and clinical applications of molecular and functional imaging and considering their ramifications for RSNA and RSNA members; working collaboratively with other RSNA Committees or independently, as appropriate, to design and implement programs to integrate molecular and functional imaging science and scientists into the appropriate RSNA programs and products; and making recommendations to the RSNA Board of Directors regarding needed actions, policies, and issues to consider to achieve its vision for the future as it relates to the science and practice of biomedical imaging.
    • Qualifications: Expertise in the molecular imaging subspecialty area.
    • Time commitment: Participation in one or two teleconferences throughout the year, and attendance at a two-hour face-to-face meeting held during the Annual Meeting. The Chair spends approximately 4 additional hours setting the meeting agenda and reviewing correspondence. Some committee members might be asked to develop MI educational programs for the RSNA Meeting or the World Molecular Imaging Congress.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    Responsible for staying current with the American Board of Radiology, American Board of Medical Specialties/Council of Medical Specialty Societies/Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements for competency in professionalism and with the statements on, developments in, and resources for professionalism in other medical specialties; periodically reviewing RSNA educational activities and resources to determine if they strengthen radiologists' understanding of and ability to carry out their responsibilities as professionals; and recommending and helping develop activities and resources in professionalism, and periodically evaluating and revising these.
    • Qualifications: Formal training and/or an interest in issues of professionalism in medicine, and particularly professional issues in radiology.
    • Time commitment: Attendance at a 1-day meeting every other year, several 1-hour teleconferences throughout the year, a meeting held during the RSNA Annual Meeting, and time spent preparing presentations for committee-sponsored courses and other educational materials.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    Provides information in subspecialty areas of expertise for communications with the media or recommends other spokespersons appropriate to the subject, reviews press releases and news features for scientific accuracy, and helps develop and maintain familiarity with RSNA position statements and talking points on topics of public interest.
    • Qualifications: Expertise in one or more radiologic specialty areas, willingness to express an opinion to the media on sometimes controversial issues and to serve as a “second opinion on research presented in press conferences during the RSNA Annual Meeting and in press releases throughout the year. Multilingual skills desireable.
    • Time commitment: Moderate; attendance at a luncheon meeting held during the Annual Meeting and responding to media inquiries when contacted by staff.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    Responsible for developing and overseeing the public information activities, programs and position statements of the RSNA; making public information activity recommendations to the Board of Directors based on needs assessment, the RSNA Strategic Plan, and evaluations of existing programs and activities; monitoring members' public information needs; and evaluating current public information programs and making appropriate modifications to ensure effectiveness.
    • Time commitment: Attendance at a one-day face-to-face meeting, two or three teleconferences throughout the year, and a meeting held during the Annual Meeting, review of various public information related materials as assigned, and service on one of the following subcommittees:
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    • Responsible for the press conference program at the Annual Meeting; press releases on journal articles; and ad hoc public information activities.
      • Qualifications: Interest in explaining radiology to public and knowledge of other radiologists who can also do so.
    • Responsible for assisting in planning, conducting, and evaluating outreach activities.
      • Qualifications: Interest in increasing public awareness of radiology and in the variety of methods for achieving this.
    Responsible for implementing a continuous quality improvement initiative in order to advance the science of quality value proposition to radiologists through RSNA-led education and research.
    • Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in radiology and health care quality issues and programs, as well as some previous experience in CQI programs.
    • Time commitment: Occasional (some years) attendance at a 1-day meeting for new program development, one or two teleconferences throughout the year, and a 2-hour face-to-face meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    Responsible for promoting education and research regarding critical emerging technologies and digital imaging and health care information systems, and for fostering cooperation among the imaging professions and industries to drive innovation and advance the quality and efficiency of patient care through technology.
    • Qualifications: Interest/expertise in medical informatics.
    • Time commitment: Meets at least four days per year along with a face-to-face meeting at the Annual Meeting and a 1½-hour teleconference, and requires additional participation in project activities outside of meetings.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    • Works on a joint committee with members of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to plan collaborative activities between the two organizations.
      • Qualifications: Interest/expertise in medical informatics, distributed education and research systems, clinical trial process systems.
      • Time commitment: Attendance on teleconferences to plan joint SIIM and RSNA collaborative courses for the RSNA and SIIM Annual Meetings.
    • Responsible for providing input and oversight for the IHE® Radiology Planning and Technical Committees to ensure that their work reflects the clinical priorities of radiologists and serves the goal of enhancing patient care.
      • Qualifications: Interest/expertise in medical informatics, distributed education and research systems, clinical trial process systems.
      • Time commitment: Attendance at two 1-day meetings and approximately four 1-hour teleconferences per year. Review and comment on documents published by the IHE Radiology committees.
    • Helps make medical information accessible to the radiology community through the Internet for research, education and clinical care. Responsible for overseeing development of MIRC® software and efforts to encourage the adoption of MIRC by the imaging industry and by users in the radiology community.
      • Qualifications: Interest/expertise in medical informatics, distributed education and research systems, clinical trial process systems.
      • Time commitment: Attendance at two 1-day meetings and approximately six 1-hour teleconferences per year.
      • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    • Responsible for creating lexicons for radiology subdisciplines to develop a single language that can be used to describe salient aspects of an imaging examination (e.g. modality, technique, visual features, anatomy, and pathology) to facilitate the organization of multiple diverse information sources including teaching files, clinical trials databases, clinical structured reports, Web-based information resources, image archives, and other radiology information systems.
      • Qualifications: Interest/expertise in medical informatics, distributed education and research systems, clinical trial process systems.
      • Time commitment: Attendance at two 1-day meetings and approximately four 1-hour teleconferences per year.
    • Responsible for evaluating and developing reporting systems, processes, and tools that enable radiology information to be captured, stored, and presented in a clear, organized, and consistent format. Structured reporting can facilitate the tracking of finding attributes, such as size and location, and can prompt the radiologist to record information necessary for high-quality patient care. Structured reporting processes should be at least as time-efficient as dictation. Radiology report data captured in structure form improves report readability, facilitates many radiology processes including order entry and automated billing, and supports the subsequent use and analysis of radiology information for research, quality improvement, and decision-support.
      • Qualifications: Interest/expertise in structured reporting.
      • Time commitment: Attendance at a 2-day meeting, approximately four 1-hour teleconferences per year, and a meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
      • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
      • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    Responsible for (1) studying, developing and implementing programs to promote research throughout the radiologic community and (2) advising the RSNA Board of Directors about priorities for and RSNA programs in imaging science and research.
    • Qualifications: History of having conducted research in radiology or the radiological sciences.
    • Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours, including attendance at a 1-day face-to-face meeting, one or two teleconferences throughout the year, preparation, and subcommittee work, including oversight and/or planning of research development workshops. The Chair spends approximately 5-10 additional hours setting the meeting agenda and reviewing correspondence.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    The committee will (1) advise the RSNA Board of Directors on the need for and effectiveness of RSNA programs for members-in-training; (2) identify, develop and promote relevant programming for RSNA members-in-training at the RSNA Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly, through liaison relationships with the Scientific Program Committee, Refresher Course Committee, Education Exhibits Committee, the Radiology Informatics Committee, and other committees as appropriate; (3) nominate interested members-in-training for consideration by the RSNA Board for appointment to RSNA committees; (4) provide input on resident/fellow resources on RSNA.org; (5) provide input on resources for residents attending the annual meeting (lodging, restaurants, transportation, viewing the exhibits, etc.); (6) provide input on social networking tools utilized by RSNA; (7) convene groups of trainees to discuss issues of common concern; (8) promote and encourage RSNA membership; (9) author relevant articles for RSNA publications/blogs; and (10) provide input on career development resources.
    • Qualifications: Enrolled in a current Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Oncology residency program or current fellowship program. Interest in working to enhance the RSNA programs for members-in-training.
    • Time commitment: Attendance at a 1-day meeting at the RSNA Headquarters Office in Oak Brook, IL and a 2-hour meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.
    Responsible for the radiology content of the public information website (RadiologyInfo.org) and monitoring and evaluating the success of the website.
    • Qualifications: Interest in increasing public awareness and understanding of radiology.
    • Time commitment: Attendance at a face-to-face meeting and periodic teleconferences throughout the year. Approximately 20 hours, spread throughout the year, in reviewing new and updated website content as assigned throughout the year.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.

RSNA Committees and Boards for Publications

    Editorial board members begin as peer reviewers for RadioGraphics manuscripts and are generally imaging subspecialists who are very knowledgeable in the clinical and research aspects of their subspecialties. Since RadioGraphics articles are review and educational in nature, an extensive knowledge of the imaging literature is also essential. Review, literature search, and comments for the Editor usually take 3-5 hours for the average manuscript.
    Editorial board members begin as peer reviewers for Radiology and are typically individuals who have published numerous articles in scientific journals, are familiar with research study design and the components of a report of original research, and while engaging in clinical practice, spend at least some of their time in research, or individuals who spend all of their time in research.. On average, it takes about 4-6 hours to thoroughly review the average manuscript and prepare detailed comments for the Editor and the authors.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    Responsible for providing general editorial direction for the magazine, reviewing the content plans, suggesting areas of interest for articles and reviewing and approving articles prior to publication.
    • Qualifications: Interest in construction and review of articles and other content intended to inform readers of a broad spectrum of issues related to radiology.
    • Time commitment: Approximately 10 hours, spread throughout the year, reviewing News articles; participating in one or two teleconferences throughout the year; and attending a luncheon meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Members-in-Training may be appointed.

RSNA Committees and Board for the Scientific Assembly

RSNA Research & Education Foundation Committees

    Responsible for developing, recommending, and reviewing all fundraising programs and related benefits of the R&E Foundation, including giving programs for individuals, corporations, and practice groups.
    • Qualifications: Interest and/or experience in fundraising and desire to support the mission of the R&E Foundation.
    • Time commitment: Participation in a 1-hour teleconference, one full-day meeting at RSNA Headquarters, and a 1-hour meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
    • Responsible for development and oversight of the Foundation's corporate giving programs. Assist staff in the identification of corporations for potential participation in Foundation programs. Monitor industry trends and recommend alignment of programs and strategies accordingly, Meet with corporate donors during the Annual Meeting and possibly visit corporations at their offices.
      • Qualifications: Interest and/or experience in fundraising and desire to support the mission of the R&E Foundation.
      • Time commitment: Participation in three 1-hour teleconferences throughout the year. Additional time would also be spent on the solicitation of donors for the Corporate Giving Program.
      • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Responsible for all aspects of individual giving to the R&E Foundation, including oversight of solicitations to potential donors, assisting with the cultivation, solicitation, and promotion of the planned and annual giving programs. Participate in donor recognition activities during the Annual Meeting and possibly visit donors outside the Annual Meeting.
      • Qualifications: Interest and/or experience in fundraising and desire to support the mission of the R&E Foundation.
      • Time commitment: Participation in three 1-hour teleconferences throughout the year. Additional time would also be spent on the solicitation of donors for the Individual Giving Program.
      • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Responsible for all aspects of private and academic practice group giving, including identification, outreach, and solicitation of members working in practice group settings. Participate in donor recognition activities during the Annual Meeting and possibly visit groups at their offices.
      • Qualifications: Interest and/or experience in fundraising and desire to support the mission of the R&E Foundation.
      • Time commitment: Participation in three 1-hour teleconferences throughout the year. Additional time would also be spent on the solicitation of donors for the VIP Program.
    Responsible for (1) periodic review of policies and procedures of all existing programs; (2) recommending and developing new and revised grant/award programs to be implemented by the Foundation; and (3) the activities of the Education Study Section, Radiology and Radiation Oncology Research Study Sections, and the Medical Student Grant Review Panel.
    • Qualifications: The members of the committee include the chairs of the Education and Research Study Sections. The RSNA Science Liaison, the Editor of Radiology, the Editor of RadioGraphics, the chair of the RSNA Research Development Committee, and one appointed international member.
    • Time commitment: Participation in two 1-hour teleconferences throughout the year.
    • Corresponding Members may be appointed.
    • Responsible for evaluating, scoring, and preparing written critiques for the Foundation's education grant applications.
      • Qualifications: Expertise in one or more subspecialty areas and interest/experience in reviewing grants.
      • Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours to review and score grant applications and write reviews from February through March; and attendance at a 1-day meeting in March/April at RSNA Headquarters. (Study sections follow the NIH Model)
    • Responsible for reviewing and scoring Research Medical Student Grant applications.
      • Qualifications: Expertise in one or more subspecialty areas and interest/experience in reviewing grants.
      • Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours to review and score applications within a 4-6 week timeframe in February/March. (Study sections follow the NIH Model)
    • Responsible for evaluating, scoring, and preparing written critiques for the Foundation's radiation oncology research grant applications. (Study sections follow the NIH Model)
      • Qualifications: Expertise in one or more subspecialty areas and interest/experience in reviewing grants.
      • Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours to review and score grant applications and write reviews from February through March; and attendance at a 1-day meeting in March/April at RSNA Headquarters.
    • Responsible for evaluating, scoring, and preparing written critiques for the Foundation's radiology research grant applications. (Study sections follow the NIH Model)
      • Qualifications: Expertise in one or more subspecialty areas and interest/experience in reviewing grants.
      • Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours to review and score grant applications and write reviews from February through March; and attendance at a 1-day meeting in March/April at RSNA Headquarters.
    Responsible for developing recommendations and reviewing all public relations opportunities for the Foundation.
    • Time commitment: Approximately 6 hours, including review of materials and participation in two teleconferences throughout the year.