American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
The ARRT was founded in 1922 for the purpose of recognizing individuals qualified in the safe and effective application of x rays for medical purposes. Over the years the scope of ARRT's certification activities has expanded, but the fundamental purpose remains the identification of individuals qualified to practice in the profession of radiologic technology.
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
15000 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
800-444-2778 or 505-298-4500
The ASRT is the oldest and largest national professional association for technologists in the radiologic sciences. The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to give medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals the knowledge, resources and support they need to provide quality patient care.
The American College of Radiology (ACR)
The ACR, with more than 30,000 members, is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the US. The college is a nonprofit professional society whose primary purposes are to improve science to the patient, advance the science of radiology, study the socioeconomic aspects of the practice of radiology, and encourage continuing education for those persons practicing in allied professional fields.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
820 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523-2251
American Roentgen Ray Society
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109
From U.S. & Canada: (800) 438-2777
Outside U.S.: (703) 729-3353
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 American Board of Radiology
5255 East Williams Circle, Suite 3200 Tucson, AZ 85711
The Mission of The American Board of Radiology is to serve the public and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomats have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill and understanding essential to the practice of radiology, radiation oncology and medical physics.
Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences, Inc. (AERS).
111 Boston Post Rd. Suite 215
Sudbury, MA 01776
The purpose of the AERS is to advance imaging and radiation sciences, to establish and maintain high standards of radiologic science education, and to encourage the exchange of education.
Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR)
SCAR is devoted to development and dissemination of information on the use of computer technology as a part of medical imaging practice, research and education. A fundamental role is to bridge the gap between engineers and scientists who develop the systems and radiologists and technologists who use them. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in this vital and growing field.
The American Healthcare Radiology Administrators
111 Boston Post Road, Suite 105
Sudbury, MA 01776
(800) 334-2472 or 978-443-7591
The American Healthcare Radiology Administrators is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of healthcare and imaging administrators and promoting the highest level of management practice in the administration of healthcare and radiologic sciences.
International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
The ISRRT is an organization composed of sixty-one national radiographic societies from fifty-seven countries representing more than 190,000 radiographers and radiological technologists. It was formed in 1959 to act as a link between radiographers and radiological technologists throughout the world. The Society is dedicated to the improvement of standards of practice in radiation medicine technology. It is a non-political organization and is not a trade union. It is a not-for-profit organization.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606-2901
The JRCERT is dedicated to excellence in education and to quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiation and imaging sciences.
The Society of Skeletal Radiology
820 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
A society of physicians dedicated to the practice and advancement of musculoskeletal radiology. Organized as the Southeastern Skeletal Radiology Society with its first meeting in 1978, the SSR began with about 15 founding members who met informally once a year to show and discuss interesting case material and other topics relevant to the practice of skeletal radiology in the region. By 1989, membership had doubled to about 30 skeletal radiologists, and by 1994, there were nearly 130 members. The current membership exceeds 270 members. The SSR is the organization that represents the subspecialty of musculoskeletal radiology in the U.S.
Society For Pediatric Radiology
The SPR is a professional medical association committed to improving the health care of pediatric patients by providing excellence in diagnostic medical imaging and treatment of neonates, infants, children and adolescents.
The Fleischner Society
The Fleischner Society is named after Felix Fleischner M.D. who made many seminal contributions to chest radiology. The society was inaugurated in December of 1969.
The National Association of Portable X-Ray Providers
John Cavalier, R.T. (R.), President
7250 West Blvd., P.O. Box 3371
Youngstown, Ohio 44513
The National Association of Portable X-Ray Providers is a national affiliation whose members supply portable x-ray and EKG services to nursing homes and home care patients. Because these services are provided principally to Medicare beneficiaries, the NAPXP represents the industry in Washington, D.C.; before Congress and the Administration, with extensive contacts on Capitol Hill and at the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). When you join with other portable x-ray providers as a member of the NAPXP, you will be part of a team dedicated to preserving an industry that meets the needs of the elderly. Our livelihood depends upon fair and equitable reimbursement for services obtained only through solidarity as a collective industry. We need your support!
American Medical Informatics Association
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20814
The American Medical Informatics Association is a nonprofit membership organization of individuals, institutions, and corporations dedicated to developing and using information technologies to improve health care. AMIA was formed in 1990 by the merger of three organizations - the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI), the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC). The 3,200 members of AMIA include physicians, nurses, computer and information scientists, biomedical engineers, medical librarians, and academic researchers and educators. AMIA is the official United States representative organization to the International Medical Informatics Association.
The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 360
Rockville, Maryland 20852-1150
(301) 738-8401 or Toll Free: (800) 541-9754
ARDMS promotes quality care and patient safety through the certification and continuing competency of ultrasound professionals. ARDMS, incorporated in June 1975, is an independent, nonprofit organization that administers examinations and awards credentials in the areas of diagnostic medical sonography, diagnostic cardiac sonography, vascular technology, and ophthalmic biometry.
Society of Vascular Technology (SVUNET)
4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 260
Lanham, MD 20706
Founded in 1977, the Society of Vascular Technology is the only professional organization completely dedicated to the advancement of noninvasive vascular technology used in the diagnosis of vascular disease. SVT is comprised of more than 3,500 vascular technologists, physicians, and other allied health professionals. SVT offers the educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, and government representation.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
14750 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 100
Laurel, Maryland 20707-5906
(301)498-4100 or (800)638-5352
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of ultrasound in medicine and research through its educational, scientific, literary and professional activities.
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
12770 Coit Rd. Suite 708
Dallas TX 75251-1314
(972) 239-7367 or (800) 229-9506
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers was founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
14750 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 100
Laurel, Maryland 20707-5906
(301)498-4100 or (800)638-5352
The AIUM consists of more than 9,500 physicians, scientists, engineers, veterinarians, sonographers, technicians, manufacturers, manufacturers' representatives, and medical students and provides its membership educational opportunities to participate in the growing field of diagnostic ultrasound through annual conventions, educational courses, publications ? including the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine ? videotapes, committee membership, and sections representing each of the medical specialty areas using and researching ultrasound. Through these activities, the AIUM is able to formulate, recommend and adopt multidisciplinary approaches to the use of ultrasound.
Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR)
820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523
The AVIR is the national organization of healthcare professionals working within Vascular and interventional Radiology and involved in standard of care issues, continuing education and related concerns. Members include Radiographers with a primary focus in Vascular and/or Interventional Radiology who reside in the United States or Canada.
The Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (C.S.D.M.S.)
Sandra Mayer, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1220, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1JO
The society was founded in 1981, is a society dedicated to the enhancement of patient care by promoting the science of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound. The society has established standards of education and training and promotes continuing education for its members. The Society currently endorses the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examinations as its certification tool.
|Nuclear Medicine Organizations|
The American Nuclear Society (ANS)
555 North Kensington Avenue
LaGrange Park, Illinois 60526 USA
ANS is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology. December 11, 1954, marks the Society's historic beginning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. ANS has since developed a multifarious membership composed of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. It is governed by three officers and a board of directors elected by the membership.
Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)
The Society is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine. Its 16,000 members are physicians, technologists and scientists specializing in research and practice of nuclear medicine.
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
911 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814
The ASNC is a professional medical society, whose mission is to foster optimal delivery of Nuclear Cardiology services through developing standards of professional education and training, establishing guidelines for clinical performance of nuclear cardiology, and the promotion of Nuclear Cardiology research.
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
2118 Milvia St. Suite 201
Berkeley, CA 94704
The ISMRM is a nonprofit professional association devoted to furthering the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology. The society holds annual scientific meetings and sponsors other major educational and scientific workshops.
The MR Cooperative
4155 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 1200
Danville, California 94506
The MR Cooperative is a national, membership-based organization of MRI centers, hospital radiology departments and other industry related representatives. The purpose of The MR Cooperative is to provide it's members with valuable information to assist them in running their facilities more efficiently, safely and profitably. The MR Cooperative was organized in 1984 when MRI was in its infancy. Over the years, the MRI industry (and healthcare in general) has undergone a number of important changes. Members of The MR Cooperative will be kept abreast of these changes and will continue to be provided with valuable information to help them run their business more efficiently and effectively.
|Radiation Oncology Organizations|
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators
820 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Founded in 1983, the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators is a professional organization representing the greatest concentration of expertise in the field of radiation oncology management. The Society provides professional development opportunities to members in academic, community, and freestanding practice settings. Activities include networking, educational programs and publications. Our history includes partnerships with other societies, industry suppliers, and other oncology leaders. The Society believes these interactive relationships benefit not only the membership but the oncology community at large.
|Cardiac Imaging Organizations|
The North American Society for Cardiac Imaging (NASCI)
156 South Spruce Avenue, Suite 207A
South San Francisco, CA 94080-4556
NASCI is a non-profit International professional association dedicated to the advancement of cardiac and cardiovascular imaging and the application of imaging methods to the study of the heart and vascular diseases in both the experimental laboratory and clinical settings.