ACR, ARRS seek partnership, possible merger

May 20, 2008

The American College of Radiology and the American Roentgen Ray Society are looking into collaborative efforts, possibly including a merger, according to ACR officials.

The American College of Radiology and the American Roentgen Ray Society are looking into collaborative efforts, possibly including a merger, according to ACR officials.

The potential relationship would seek to leverage the best services and offerings from both organizations to better meet the needs of radiologists and medical physicists, according to a statement released by the ACR May 20. ACR and ARRS leaders are evaluating the feasibility and scope of such collaboration.

The ACR Council passed Resolution 28F during the organization's 2008 Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. The resolution makes minor adjustments to ACR bylaws that will allow this partnership process to move forward.

Changes outlined in the resolution will take effect only after a written memorandum of understanding regarding the collaboration is drafted and signed by the ACR and ARRS, the statement said.

Both organizations will advise members and radiology stakeholders regarding the status of the collaboration. The ACR and ARRS web sites will release further updates about the partnership plans.