A national physician community for the maintenance of excellence in musculoskeletal radiology.
The Canadian Society of Skeletal Radiology (CSSR) is a network of radiologists dedicated to promoting and advancing musculoskeletal imaging. The society strives to maintain excellence and promote knowledge in the performance of musculoskeletal diagnostic and interventional imaging studies. It also aims to facilitate networking for teaching and advocacy for musculoskeletal imaging across the country and internationally.
- Provide medical education in the practice of skeletal radiology for trainees and practicing radiologists
- Encourage research mentorship and networking
- Lead the development and/or update of CAR-driven skeletal imaging guidelines, standards, and appropriateness criteria
It is an honour and a privilege to accept the position of inaugural president of the new Canadian Society of Skeletal Radiology (CSSR)! I am a musculoskeletal radiologist in the Montreal region of Quebec, Canada, currently in a clinical practice of diagnostic and interventional imaging. Having previously practiced in English and French in large academic settings both in Canada and abroad has given me a good perspective and appreciation of the unique strengths and culture of musculoskeletal imaging in this country.
The CSSR strives to increase visibility of Canadian musculoskeletal radiologists both amongst us and internationally. For our members, we hope the Society will be a mentor and guide to help with their clinical practice and create a sense of community across Canada in musculoskeletal radiology.
In this rapidly changing healthcare environment, it is especially important for us as physicians and radiologists to ensure high standards in patient care relating to musculoskeletal imaging and intervention. As such, the goal of the CSSR is to maintain excellence through practice guidelines, advocacy, and educational initiatives.
I am joined by a stellar Executive Committee in launching this new Society. I hope you will consider becoming an active member of the CSSR!
Viviane Khoury, BSc, MD, FRCPC