Scott appointed to the Radiology Health Equity Coalition

Coalition works to address radiology-related health disparities

Jinel Scott

RSNA has appointed Jinel Scott, MD, as its representative to the recently established Radiology Health Equity Coalition (RHEC).

The RHEC brings together the radiology community to address health disparities and measurably change outcomes. This network of patient-focused radiologists will collect and disseminate resources and best practices, advocate for and connect with patients and community members, and collaborate on programs and services to empower their colleagues to improve health care equity.

“At the National Convention of the Medical Committee of Human Rights in 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr said, ‘Of all the forms of inequity, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,’” Dr. Scott said. “Radiology has a role in addressing inequities in health care and I am proud to represent the RSNA as a part of the Radiology Health Equity Coalition.”

Dr. Scott is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, and director of emergency imaging, quality and patient safety services at Kings County Hospital Center, both in New York City. In addition to being the RSNA representative to the RHEC, Dr. Scott is a member of RSNA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

RSNA joins the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Board of Radiology (ABR), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) and the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) in support of RHEC, a critical effort for our patients.

For More Information

RSNA News is running a series on health care equity, which will highlight relevant activities and resources of the RHEC as they become available.

Access Dr. Scott and colleagues’ recent Radiology Review article, “Narrowing the Gap: Imaging Disparities in Radiology.”