Radiology Health
Equity Coalition

Radiology Health
Equity Coalition

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Health Equity Resources

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RSNA's Health Equity Committee collaborates with other major radiology societies in the Radiology Health Equity Coalition to make a positive impact on health care equity in the radiology arena and beyond. While disparities and inequities in health care have been evident for many years, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the disproportionate numbers of people of color in the U.S. affected by inadequate care.

RSNA’s partners in the Coalition are the American Board of Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association Section Council on Radiology, Association of University Radiologists, National Medical Association Section Council on Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments and Society of Interventional Radiology. Specialty and state Radiology organizations are also joining the initiative.

Because medical imaging touches most patients at some point, radiologists are uniquely positioned to help eliminate inequities in health care. The Coalition brings together the radiology community to address health disparities and measurably change outcomes. This network of patient-focused radiology societies 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.

Use this page to get updates from the Coalition and access additional news coverage, original research and educational resources related to the ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the field of radiology.

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Annual meeting

Educational content and news from previous annual meetings focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

RSNA 2022: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sessions

Curated by RSNA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, these DEI sessions benefit all career levels, from trainees to established leaders. Available to Virtual Access registrants until May 1.

Unprofessionalism in the Workplace: Professional Transgressions

Disruptive workplace behaviors, including discrimination, bullying, harassment and a lack of teamwork, are both problematic and costly.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 28, 2022

Disparities in Cancer Imaging Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery

Research from four hospitals in Massachusetts identified the groups most affected by delays in cancer imaging during COVID-19.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 29, 2022

High Deductible Leads Women to Skip Testing after Abnormal Mammogram

One in five women is likely to forgo additional testing after an abnormal finding on a screening mammogram if there is a deductible, according to a new study presented at RSNA 2022.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 29, 2022

Helping Radiologic Technologists Support Transgender Patients With Imaging Needs

Learn strategies for creating a more comfortable and inclusive environment for transgender and gender diverse populations.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 30, 2022

Study Emphasizes Benefits of DBT in a Safety-Net Hospital

Lowered abnormal interpretation (recall) rates and decreased false positive rates are among key reasons to use digital breast tomosynthesis screening
Daily Bulletin Dec. 1, 2022


Annual meeting

Educational content and news from previous annual meetings focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

RSNA 2022: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sessions

Curated by RSNA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, these DEI sessions benefit all career levels, from trainees to established leaders. Available to Virtual Access registrants until May 1.

Unprofessionalism in the Workplace: Professional Transgressions

Disruptive workplace behaviors, including discrimination, bullying, harassment and a lack of teamwork, are both problematic and costly.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 28, 2022

Disparities in Cancer Imaging Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery

Research from four hospitals in Massachusetts identified the groups most affected by delays in cancer imaging during COVID-19.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 29, 2022

High Deductible Leads Women to Skip Testing after Abnormal Mammogram

One in five women is likely to forgo additional testing after an abnormal finding on a screening mammogram if there is a deductible, according to a new study presented at RSNA 2022.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 29, 2022

Helping Radiologic Technologists Support Transgender Patients With Imaging Needs

Learn strategies for creating a more comfortable and inclusive environment for transgender and gender diverse populations.
Daily Bulletin Nov. 30, 2022

Study Emphasizes Benefits of DBT in a Safety-Net Hospital

Lowered abnormal interpretation (recall) rates and decreased false positive rates are among key reasons to use digital breast tomosynthesis screening
Daily Bulletin Dec. 1, 2022

Education and multimedia

Educational resources from webinars, podcasts, online courses, videos and more.

Online Learning Center: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Access a variety of educational resources focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in the Online Learning Center.

Building An All-Inclusive Specialty: Working as an Ally
 

Becoming an ally is a lifelong process. Watch our community talk about what it means to work as an ally.

Building An All-Inclusive Specialty: A Culture of Allyship Means...
 

Allyship culture means we're all in this together. Watch our community talk about what it means to create a culture of allyship.

Building An All-Inclusive Specialty: Why Allyship is Important

When everyone feels like they belong, groups are stronger. Watch our community talk to learn more about why allyship is important.

Community Outreach Guide

The Radiology Health Equity Coalition developed this downloadable guide to demonstrate how radiology professionals, imaging practices and health care institutions can advance image equity in underserved communities.

On-demand webinar: A Call to Action: Cultivating a Diverse Radiology Workforce

Join this panel of experts dedicated to fostering a diverse radiology workforce and learn strategies to increase diversity and inclusion at your hospital or practice.

On Demand: COVID-19 and Health Disparities — A Call for Action Webinar

Learn about contributing factors of health disparities and the radiologist’s role in implementing strategies and initiatives to tackle this issue.

Podcasts: Racial Disparities in Oncologic Imaging and Oncology Care

Jana Ivanidze, MD, interviews four physician-scientists who study racial disparities in oncologic imaging and discuss ways to address them in this podcast episode from Radiology: Imaging Cancer.


Education and multimedia

Educational resources from webinars, podcasts, online courses, videos and more.

Online Learning Center: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Access a variety of educational resources focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in the Online Learning Center.

Building An All-Inclusive Specialty: Working as an Ally
 

Becoming an ally is a lifelong process. Watch our community talk about what it means to work as an ally.

Building An All-Inclusive Specialty: A Culture of Allyship Means...
 

Allyship culture means we're all in this together. Watch our community talk about what it means to create a culture of allyship.

Building An All-Inclusive Specialty: Why Allyship is Important

When everyone feels like they belong, groups are stronger. Watch our community talk to learn more about why allyship is important.

Community Outreach Guide

The Radiology Health Equity Coalition developed this downloadable guide to demonstrate how radiology professionals, imaging practices and health care institutions can advance image equity in underserved communities.

On-demand webinar: A Call to Action: Cultivating a Diverse Radiology Workforce

Join this panel of experts dedicated to fostering a diverse radiology workforce and learn strategies to increase diversity and inclusion at your hospital or practice.

On Demand: COVID-19 and Health Disparities — A Call for Action Webinar

Learn about contributing factors of health disparities and the radiologist’s role in implementing strategies and initiatives to tackle this issue.

Podcasts: Racial Disparities in Oncologic Imaging and Oncology Care

Jana Ivanidze, MD, interviews four physician-scientists who study racial disparities in oncologic imaging and discuss ways to address them in this podcast episode from Radiology: Imaging Cancer.

Original research

Original research, reviews and commentary on health care equity and disparities published in RSNA Journals.

AI for Population and Global Health in Radiology

Radiology: Artificial Intelligence June 22, 2022


Original research

Original research, reviews and commentary on health care equity and disparities published in RSNA Journals.