CARROS was jointly founded by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in 1978. Since 1986, CARROS has been a chapter of the ACR serving to promote activity in radiation oncology through the ACR at the local and regional level. Additionally, CARROS -
- Serves as a mechanism to develop consensus on issues in radiation oncology and to transmit information to CARROS members and to the parent organizations;
- Provides the radiation oncology membership of the ACR with a dedicated seat on the ACR Council, and
- Provides a pathway to Fellowship in the ACR for radiation oncology and medical physics members.
Membership in CARROS
Individuals: All ACR members who are radiation oncologists or medical physicists in the practice of radiation oncology are members of CARROS; they are also members of their ACR state chapters (based on where they work or practice).
Constituent Organizations: Organizations recognized as chapters of the ACR are considered “constituent” organizations. Other formally organized societies or groups of radiation oncologists that represent a defined geographic area or demographic group are also “constituent” organizations. Constituent organizations have representation on the CARROS Board of Representatives.
CARROS Membership Benefits
- You are part of a network of radiation oncology members
- You will be kept informed about socioeconomic and governmental actions and developments relevant to the clinical practice of radiation oncology
- You will be asked for your input on major issues affecting radiation oncology
- You will be included in the process to develop ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards
- You have a CARROS representative (Councilor) who is a voting member on the ACR Council; through this representative you have a voice and a vote on resolutions presented at the ACR Annual Meeting.
- The resources and influence of the ACR can be applied to issues important to radiation oncology
CARROS is a pathway to Fellowship in the ACR for physicians and medical physicists in radiation oncology (it is an alternative to your state chapter pathway).