American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology was founded in 1923 by Albert Soiland, an American radiologist 2. Its core purpose, according to its website, is "To serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care" 1.
In 1923, a bill was passed by politicians in California allowing lay individuals to set-up and run x-ray centers. This development greatly alarmed Albert Soiland (1873-1946), a trailblazing radiologist who worked in Les Angeles. He felt that the time had come for radiology to be recognized as a bona fide specialty in the United States.
The American College of Radiology was founded
The College is organized into 54 chapters (50 states, Washington DC, Canada, and the CARROS (Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies)).
Currently over 38,000, including radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists 1.