ACR Centennial Celebration

In 2023, the ACR is celebrating a major milestone — a century of quality, integrity, leadership and innovation. Our 100th anniversary gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the world-changing achievements and contributions realized by ACR members during our Centennial year celebration. The College commends the lifesaving impact our members have had on radiology, patient care and society.

The ACR member leadership, volunteers and staff are working together to bring about the next century of innovation and to advance medical care.

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby

“Much has changed since 1923, when 20 radiologists created the ACR even before radiology was officially endorsed as a specialty by the American Medical Association,” said William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR, ACR Chief Executive Officer. “Since the early years, what has not changed is our commitment to advance the practice and support improved health equity, quality, delivery and outcomes for patients.”

“The ACR has been at the heart of myriad innovations that have helped improve patient care,” said Jim Borgstede, MD, FACR, Co-Chair of the ACR Centennial Steering Committee. “We hope you join us in celebrating our rich history and engage in our plans for a robust future.”

“Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.’ We would not be here today without the passion and commitment of those who came before us,” said Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR, Co-Chair of the ACR Centennial Steering Committee. “The Centennial is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements and how far we have come.”

View the ACR Historical Timeline

A special 100th anniversary interactive timeline featuring milestones in the history of ACR has been developed for this special celebration. The timeline includes fantastic photos, video clips and highlights (both ACR and cultural) of the past 100 years. Take a trip through the history of ACR to celebrate a century of quality, integrity, leadership and innovation.

You can get involved by uploading your comments and/or a video to the ACR historical timeline. Go to the Share Your Voice button in the upper left hand side of the timeline to submit yours.

Watch Celebratory Videos


Watch these videos from ACR Chapters and other radiological societies congratulating ACR on its Centennial.

Thanks to the Centennial Committee

Thank You to Our Centennial Anniversary Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor

  • Siemens Healthineers


Gold Sponsors

  • GE HealthCare
  • ZOTEC Partners


Silver Sponsors

  • Bayer
  • KA Imaging
  • medimaps group
  • Nuance
  • United Imaging


Bronze Sponsors

  • Hologic The Science of Sure