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RRA Task Forces

RRA is working to develop research strategies pertinent to megatrends that will shape the future of radiology. Each year, the RRA establishes a small handful of task forces to understand these trends and help guide radiology departments as they address new challenges. Task forces for the current year are listed below.

Each task force disseminates its findings through a presentation at the AUR Annual Meeting as well as white paper submitted for publication in the journal Academic Radiology.

Task forces are composed of volunteers with all levels of training and experience, including medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and thought leaders.

2018 Task Forces:

Auto-Segmentation Tools for Large Scale Image Analytics
Leon Lenchik, MD - Chair

Comparative Effectiveness Analysis in Imaging
Jason N. Itri, MD, PhD - Chair

Facilitating Transition from Resident to Academic Faculty
Carolynn M. DeBenedectis, MD - Chair

Forensic Radiology
Summer J. Decker, PhD - Chair

Health Care Integration and Mergers: Opportunities and Challenges for Imaging
Rathan M. Subramaniam, MD, PhD, MPH - Chair

Non-Procedural Radiology Skills
Michael L. Richardson, MD - Chair

Perceptual Errors in Radiology
William F. Auffermann, MD, PhD - Chair

Promoting Health and Wellness for Radiologists
Dhakshina M. Ganeshan, MD - Chair

Systematic Review of the Literature: Best Practices
Supriya Gupta, MD, MBBS - Chair

The Role of Radiology in Global Health
Stacy E. Smith, MD - Chair

Previous Task Forces:


3D Printing in Radiology

Deep Learning in Radiology

Multi-Center Research Studies in Radiology

Promoting Collaborations between Radiologists and Basic Scientists

The Impact of Federal and Non-Federal Funding Sources on Radiology Research

Translating New Technologies to Clinical Radiology Practice

Unification of Structured Reporting across Radiology Practices


New Models for Research Mentoring and Collaboration

Research Trends in Quality and Safety in Radiology

Image Data Sharing

Virtual Journal Club and Critical Reading of Literature

The Role of Radiology in Precision Medicine


Big Data in Radiology

COARDRI: Clinically Oriented Academic Radiology Department Research Initiative

Patient-centered Outcomes Research in Radiology

Simulation in Radiology

Value of Imaging in Healthcare


Entrepreneurship/Commercializing Our Discoveries

Quantitative Imaging

Social Networking

Resident Research Opportunities


Digitization of Medicine

Mobile Computing and Social Networking

New Health Care Delivery Environment