Requirements and recommendations for nomination
to become a Fellow of the
Society for Advanced Body Imaging
Requirements for nomination:
The following are necessary for a fellow to be nominated.
- Candidates for Fellow Membership must be nominated in writing by two Fellow Members of the society.
- Candidates may be physicians or scientists. Physician candidates shall have practiced radiology for at least five years after attainment of American Board of Radiology certification, or equivalent certification in their home country. Scientists will have held a faculty or equivalent position for at least five years prior to being considered for Fellow Membership.
Recommended for nomination:
For a member to be nominated to become a Fellow of the society, they must meet at least 4 of the following:
- The candidate should have been a general member in good standing for at least five years before nomination and must have attended a minimum of three meetings.
- The candidate should have contributed to the society in a meaningful manner prior to consideration. This can be accomplished, for example, by distinguishing themselves on a committee, or on an ad hoc initiative (e.g. white paper or ACR consultation) or having been a previous presenter at a recent annual meeting (e.g. scientific session, poster, workshop, round table, or case presentation). Meaningful contributions are not limited to this list.
- At least 50% of the candidate’s clinical and/or research activities should be devoted to work in body imaging (chest, cardiovascular, abdominal, pelvic, musculoskeletal, breast, PET/CT, and PET/MR) including, but not limited to, clinical, laboratory work or teaching. Time occupied by administrative activities may be excluded from the estimation of percent effort.
- Physician candidates should be employed by, teach at, or maintain an affiliation with an academic radiology program with a radiology residency. This recommendation may be waived for scientists or physician candidates who work in academic or research institutions (such as NIH or AFIP) that do not have a residency program.
- Peer-reviewed and other scholarly bodies of work (either a or b, or both):
a. The physician or scientist candidate has had a significant role in 10 original research (non-review article) peer-reviewed publications in the area of body (as defined in #3 above) imaging or related topics. A minimum of 5 of these publications must be within the last 10 years. Of these 10 publications, the candidate must have at least five scientific publications where he/she met the following criteria: first or second author (with a trainee as the first author), or last author (indicating a senior author role).
b. The physician or scientist candidate has made outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of body imaging that may be outside the traditional areas of peer-reviewed original research, in areas such as but not limited to, education, leadership, and service.
The Fellow Nominating Committee will be the final arbiter of eligibility for nomination using the requirements and recommendations above. However, any concerns or questions can be brought to the Secretary of the society for adjudication.
There may occasionally be a candidate for Fellowship nomination who provides high value to the organization but may not be able to meet the requirements and recommendations for nomination stated herein. These candidates can be deemed eligible for nomination by unanimous approval of the Board of Directors; however, as with all nominated candidates, they remain subject to confirmation by the majority of the Fellows at the annual meeting.