COVID-19 Resources

Access vital resources for radiologists to support radiology department preparedness, early detection, prompt treatment and effective public health containment of COVID-19.

View resources

Quality Improvement Certificate Program

Show your commitment to quality improvement in radiology by earning an RSNA Quality Essentials Certificate (QEC) or advanced level quality certificate (ALQC).

Earn certificates by completing quality improvement courses online or in person at the RSNA annual meeting or by reading QEC-eligible RadioGraphics articles

Participants must demonstrate knowledge in one of four quality improvement domains:

  • Quality improvement in your practice
  • Staff and patient safety
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Radiologist performance improvement

When you complete one course or RadioGraphics article from each domain and earn 80% or higher on a related test, you are eligible to receive a QEC. Courses are held on-site at the RSNA annual meeting and are available on the online learning center within six months of the meeting.

The courses are free to members and include an audiovisual presentation as well as a corresponding transcript.

Since the program's inception in 2011, more than 1,700 in-person QECs and more than 3,200 online certificates, have been awarded.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact

QEC domains

Certificate in customer satisfaction

Learn about the value of patient and family engagement to promote high quality care.

Online courses

What is value? (MSQI31-2016)

Learning from mistakes (MSQI33-2016)

Keeping our Customers Satisfied (MQI3213-2017)

Advanced level quality certificate

RSNA rewards accomplished individuals with an advanced level quality certificate (ALQC) for meeting the following criteria:

  1. Attain a QEC (in person or online) in each of the following four domains: quality improvement in your practice, staff and patient safety, customer satisfaction and radiologist performance improvement.
  2. Be an author on quality improvement report at an RSNA annual meeting.