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 AAR 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.



The Radiology Journal Club:  Best Practices from Across the Country
Angela Choe

Imaging Genomics multi-omics
Anugayathri Jawahar, MD 

Defensive medico-legal imaging vs. evidence-based practice
Nadja Kadom, MD

Addressing Radiologist Suicide
Gary J. Whitman, MD, FAAR

Optimizing Cybersecurity in Radiology
Jonelle Petscavage-Thomas, MD

Contrast reactions and approaches to staffing the contrast reaction management team
Dhiraj Baruah, MD


2021 Task Forces:

Supriya Gupta, MD, MBBS

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD, FRCR

Erik H. Middlebrooks, MD

Matthew E. Zygmont, MD

Judah Burns, MD


Previous Task Forces:



AI Tools





#MeToo and Radiology

Business Analytics in Radiology

Dealing with Disruptive Workplace Behavior in Radiology

Evolving Status of Radiology Fellowships

Hidden Curriculum in Radiology

Incidental Findings on Imaging: To Report or Not Report…That is the Question

Non-imaging Interpretation Uses of AI

Patient-centered Radiology Reporting

Radiology and Undergraduate Education

Social Media and Me: Do I Need an Online Professional #SoMe Profile?


Bioethics in Clinical Radiology Practice

From Peer Review to Peer Coaching for Radiologists

Making Learning Fun: Gaming in Radiology Education

Radiologist as a Life-long Learner: Strategies for Ongoing Education

Radiology, the Internet of Things, and Mobile Devices

The Role of Imaging in Health Screening

Trends in Radiology: Volumes, Needs, Types of Studies, and Predictions


Auto-Segmentation Tools for Large Scale Image Analytics

Comparative Effectiveness Analysis in Imaging

Facilitating Transition from Resident to Academic Faculty

Forensic Radiology

Health Care Integration and Mergers: Opportunities and Challenges for Imaging

Non-Procedural Radiology Skills

Perceptual Errors in Radiology

Promoting Health and Wellness for Radiologists

Systematic Review of the Literature: Best Practices

The Role of Radiology in Global Health


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