ACR Centennial Celebration

ACR is celebrating a major milestone — a century of quality, integrity, leadership and innovation. Our 100th anniversary, from March 2023 to March 2024, 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.

Looking to the future, the ACR member leadership, volunteers and staff are working together to bring about the next century of innovation and to advance medical care. Check out thought leadership on the future of the profession and what ACR has in store.

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.”

ACR will continue to advocate for the profession for the next 100 years. See below for recent articles, podcasts and webinars exploring what that future might look like and the challenges we face. 

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.

Centennial Photos and Videos

See the great photos from the ACR Centennial Reception and Gala during the ACR 2023 Annual Meeting.

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Messages From the ACR Chapters

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

Looking to the Future

The ACR Future Committee, a subcommittee of the ACR Centennial Committee, has developed these thought-provoking articles, podcasts and webinars about the future of the profession. 

RLI Taking the Lead Podcast - Part 1
Five Experienced Radiology Leaders Share Their Perspectives on Radiology’s Evolution and the Opportunities and Threats Ahead
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RLI Taking the Lead Podcast - Part 2
Four Rising Radiology Leaders share their most rewarding experiences in the field so far, and their goals for themselves and the future of radiology.
Listen now»

Radiology: The Long Game
What will the role of the radiologist look like in the future? How will technology impact the way we work? Hear insights from leaders.
View the recordings»

Building the Future of Radiology with AI
This JACR Journal Club video focuses on the current and future impact of artificial intelligence on the field of clinical radiology.
View the video»

Health Equity in Radiology
Learn how to optimize imaging care for underserved patient populations in this Bulletin podcast.
Listen in»

Bulletin Articles
What The Future of Radiology Looks Like: On Our Members Minds»
You’ve spoken and we are listening. Our latest survey shows you’re looking toward the future while coping with the challenges of today.

Artificial Intelligence — AI All Day Every Day»
The ACR Data Science Institute® and the Commission on Informatics continue to guide radiologists into the future of AI.

The Value of ACR Membership
As busy radiology professionals, ACR members don’t always stop to think about what it means to be part of the College. The benefits are numerous.

Meeting the Challenges of Providing of Providing Equitable Healthcare

ACR is taking the lead in advancing health equity by providing a roadmap of strategies and resources for radiologists, their partners and the patients they serve.

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