Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)


In this introductory workshop held during the weeks preceding or following the RSNA 2020 Virtual Meeting, PhD scientists in imaging research and biomedical engineering are introduced to the scope of research and the keys to success in the imaging sciences.

As a result of RSNA 2020 pivoting to a virtual meeting, the ITAR/ITARSc program directors are working to offer a shortened, modified web-based program. Details tbd. Due to the virtual format, financial awards are not available for the RSNA ITARSc program.


Learning objectives

  • Introduce participants to the scope of research in the imaging sciences.
  • Highlight the important role of PhDs in the imaging sciences.
  • Identify keys to success for PhD scientists in imaging research.
  • Introduce participants to successful radiological researchers that may serve as future mentors.


Applicant criteria

This workshop is intended for postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers in the imaging sciences or biomedical engineering with no more than six years since award of their doctorate.



The ITARSc program will be held in the weeks immediately preceding or following the RSNA 2020 Virtual Meeting, November 29 - December 5, 2020. 



Virtual format 


Application process 

The application deadline for 2020 has passed. Applications for next year’s workshop will be available by March 2021. 



Please direct all workshop questions to and we will be happy to assist you.