The Michigan Radiological Society (MRS) is a proactive association of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, residents, fellows, and medical students. Over the years, the MRS has achieved numerous successes, including working with the Michigan State Medical Society and the State Legislature to ensure that diagnostic imaging studies are carried out by medically trained specialists specifically trained in radiology. Its efforts have been recognized nationally by the American College of Radiology, receiving accolades for overall excellence, meeting and education, and radiological safety since 2004.

Michigan Radiological Society (MRS) Advocacy, Resources, Recognition, and Fellowship

Representation and Advocacy
MRS provides full-time lobbying services that fight for radiologists to prevent the corporatization of medicine and keep radiology in the hands of radiologists. We represent our members’ interests before the Michigan legislature, serving as the only voice for radiology at the state level. MRS membership offers a vital opportunity to influence state legislation and regulations.

Resources and Opportunities
Our society provides a comprehensive job bank with up-to-date job postings from around the state. We offer members the chance to provide input into the ACR Guidelines and Technical Standards approved by the Council of the ACR. These guidelines are crucial to hospitals, courts, third-party payers, and radiology practice in general.

Preventing Radiology Corporatization
Our society is committed to preserving radiologists’ control of imaging and preventing corporatization in radiology. We are pursuing all legal and political avenues to prevent corporations and Wall Street from taking over and keep radiology in the hands of radiologists. The MRS supports Michigan radiologists in maintaining their independence and opposes non-physician-owned teleradiology companies and imaging centers.

Recognition and Fellowship
In addition to advocacy and resources, the MRS offers recognition and fellowship opportunities for its members. Our members have the chance to become recognized as an ACR Fellow and participate in leadership and involvement opportunities. Through the MRS, members can achieve this recognition and contribute to the society’s mission of promoting and supporting radiologists’ interests in Michigan, while ensuring they maintain their independence and control of imaging.