ACR Fact Sheet

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is at the forefront of radiology evolution, representing nearly 41,000 diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists.

The ACR empowers members, through advocacy, quality and safety, and innovation, to deliver exceptional patient care. We create and convene communities of experts to serve as the voice of radiology, demonstrating value and setting standards to advance the field and practice. We improve patient care through quality and safety activities, the best available technology, and ensuring a robust future for the radiological professions.

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Core Purpose
To serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the practice and science of radiological care.

Core Values
Integrity • Visionary • Excellence • Leadership • Transparency • Member-Driven

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Services to the Radiology Profession

Websites  
  • The monthly award-winning Journal of the American College of Radiology  (JACR®) is the profession's only peer-reviewed journal and focuses on practice management, clinical practice, health services, research, policy and education.
  • The ACR Bulletin publishes monthly with news, commentary from leadership, and feature articles on key radiology issues as well as College services and programs.
  • The ACR delivers a variety of subscription-based e-newsletters on advocacy, education, quality and safety and physician career interests.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR
Chair, Board of Chancellors

Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FACR
Vice Chair, Board of Chancellors

Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR
President, ACR

William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR
Chief Executive Officer

Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
Vice President, ACR

Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR
Secretary-Treasurer; Chair, Commission on Breast Imaging

Amy L. Kotsenas, MD, FACR
Council Speaker

Timothy A. Crummy, MD, FACR
Council Vice Speaker


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ACR Education


  • The ACR Education Center provides practicing radiologists the most effective, realistic and efficient training opportunities since fellowship.
  • The Radiology Leadership Institute® offers leadership and business management training specifically for radiologists, with content developed by leading business school faculty and top radiologists.
  • ACR Education includes a suite of online education programs that allow learners to participate in activities that meet their continuing education needs and preferred learning styles.
  • The ACR Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP®) provides a unique radiology training experience for residents and fellows. The AIRP conducts five annual courses for radiology residents and seven categorical courses for practicing radiologists.

ACR Center for Research and Innovation


  • The Center for Research and Innovation offers comprehensive and fully regulatory compliant clinical research services, including:
    • A state-of-the-art imaging and radiation oncology core laboratory
    • Collaborations with world leaders in novel imaging processes and radiotherapy delivery
    • An extensive network of research-ready sites
  • The Mission of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is to establish foundational evidence for health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources and improves patient care.
  • The Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core (IROC®) imaging and radiotherapy quality assurance centers provide quality assurance services for multi-center clinical trials of the National Cancer Institute.

ACR Foundation


The mission of the ACR Foundation® is to advance the profession and practice of radiology to benefit patients with specific emphasis on health policy research. Health policy research donations primarily support the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute®.

1Image Gently® is conducted by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging and founded by the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

2Image Wisely® is a collaborative initiative of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, offering resources and information to radiologists, medical physicists, other imaging practitioners and patients on radiation safety.

3Radiologyinfo.org is produced by the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology.

4Radiology Health Equity Coalition was formed by eight major radiology organizations to positively impact health care equity in the radiology arena and beyond. This network of patient-focused radiology societies will collect, assess, and disseminate resources and best practices, advocate for and connect with patients and community members, and collaborate on programs and services to improve access and utilization of preventative and diagnostic imaging.