RSNA Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Program


Whether you’re new to comparative effectiveness research (CER), or are an experienced imaging researcher who wants to take your research to the next level, RSNA’s Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) program is designed to help you achieve your goals and learn the key methodologies needed to perform CER, such as decision analysis and systematic review.

Led by a multi-institutional team of experienced faculty, this innovative and interactive nine-month program uses a blended learning approach by incorporating:

  • Hands-on training
  • Web-based videos
  • Webinars and readings
  • Faculty support
  • Extended access to course material

The VOICE program is one of the few that provides imaging science researchers with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to eliciting the value and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic imaging procedures and imaging-based procedures. Plus, the program includes ongoing faculty support online and access to a discounted student license to TreeAge software during the second part of the course.

Who would benefit from this program?

This program is recommended for radiologists and radiation oncologists at all levels of clinical experience in addition to imaging researchers.

Learning objectives

Upon completing the program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain principles and methods of comparative effectiveness research, including:
    • Evidence synthesis and systematic review
    • Decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Use software programs for systematic review, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Course dates and locations

Course duration: September 2022 to June 2023

  • Workshops will be a combination of in-person and virtual:
    • September 23 to 24, 2022 | In-person at RSNA's headquarters; Oak Brook, Illinois
    • February 24 to 25, 2023 | Virtual workshop
  • Three online courses occur in between the workshops that consist of web-based videos, readings, assignments and webinars 

Pricing and registration 

  • Trainees: $488
  • RSNA members: $975
  • Non-members: $1,200

Up to twelve $1,000 awards will be available to support trainees in the form of reimbursement for course registration fees or travel expenses (provided by NYU Langone Health on a first-come-first-served basis).

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Course directors

  • Stella Kang, MD, MSc
  • Pina C. Sanelli, MD, MPH

Required textbooks

CME Credit Information

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

ACCME Accreditation Statement 

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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