The goals of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Subcommittee serve to exchange ideas among VA radiologists and non-VA radiologists across the nation, resource sharing and project development. This collaborative initiative between ACR and VA radiologists supports the largest health care system and education program in the United States:
|Tahira Fasihi Ahmed, MD||Naomi Kathleen Atkins, DO||Ronald Joseph Boucher, MD, FACR|
|Amanda Susan Corey, MD, FACR||Michelle L Dorsey, MD, MPH, FACR||Eric Brian Friedberg, MD, FACR|
|Amilcare Gentili, MD||John Michael Holbert, MD, FACR||Diane Marie Icenogle-Leuschen, MD, FACR|
|Taj Kattapuram MD||Calvin Thomas Leuschen, MD, FACR||Drew Moghanaki, MD,MPH|
|John Nicholas Nichols, MD, FACR||Robert S Pyatt JR, MD, FACR||Caryl G Salomon, MD, FACR|
|David C Semerad, MD||Ashwini M Zenooz, MD|
ACR persuaded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to abandon a proposal that would have allowed advanced practice nurses and certified nurse practitioners to interpret advanced medical imaging studies. Learn more at the Radiology Advocacy Network.
The online member community Engage provides a forum through which VA radiologists connect with a network of 37,000 radiology colleagues to exchange knowledge and share solutions. VAROCKS is a VA radiologist-focused discussion forum on Engage.
There are networking opportunities to mentor to early career VA radiologists, receive mentoring from a senior VA radiologist and connect with VA Chiefs of radiology, academic chairs and private practice leaders.
The VHA Innovators Network (iNET) launched in 2015 to build and empower a community of VHA employees who actively move VA forward using innovation to better serve Veterans and their families.
In support of increase the access to cancer screenings, the VA-PALS (Partnership to Increase Access to Lung Screening) was formed to increase the veterans’ access to lung screening. There are 1,200 veterans diagnosed with non-small lung cancer each year among 17 participating VA medical centers with a Stage II-IV disease at presentation at 45-65%. By 2021, over 20,000 veterans had been screened for lung cancer at VA-PALS sites.