Science & Education
Professionalism is the basis of medicine's contract with society, placing the interests of patients above those of the physician, setting and maintaining standards of competency and integrity, and providing expert advice to society on matters of health—in short, a contract that addresses issues of ethics, knowledge, and communication. In practice, professionalism encompasses a set of beliefs, values, and behaviors that reflect commitments to:
The RSNA Professionalism Committee has developed a series of vignettes about professionalism. These vignettes cover a wide range of topics that radiologists may encounter in their practice.
The objectives of the vignettes are to raise awareness about the need for radiologists to incorporate professionalism into routine practice and to facilitate discussion of this core competency. Go to Vignettes »
Questions or comments? Please contact Professionalism@rsna.org.
Stephen D. Brown, M.D., ChairmanJonathan C. Baker, M.D.Bruce J. Barron, M.D.Kenneth A. Buckwalter, M.D.Stephen Chan, M.DRonald L. Eisenberg, M.D., J.D.Anastasia L. Hryhorczuk, M.D.Brent J. Wagner, M.D.Kate Hanneman, M.D., Resident