The CAR plays an integral role in the quality assurance of radiology services in Canada through the preparation of standards, guidelines and advisories and its accreditation programs. These services are only possible because of member involvement.
Check out the CAR working groups to see the areas working groups are currently working in. Let us know if you are interested in any of these areas. However, as the CAR regularly introduces new working groups to address new timely issues, let us know your particular area of interest beyond those listed. The CAR may be calling on you at any time!
The CAR also needs volunteers to assist in its Mammography Accreditation Program – volunteer reviewers evaluate mammogram images as part of the accreditation process for mammography units (a volunteer orientation is given to reviewers).
Volunteering in the core services of the CAR gives you an opportunity to directly influence the future of radiology in Canada! Email us to volunteer. Thank you!
Working groups are composed of volunteers, mostly radiologist members and other medical specialists as required, who assist, guide, consult, create materials, research or advise as necessary to ensure that their assignments reflect the most accurate and professional results.
Many of the working groups are put in place to provide the CAR staff with advice and direction on very specific operations or programs run by the CAR office, such as the CAR’s Mammography Accreditation Program and each year’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Working Groups are also established to help the CAR formulate policies and timely guidance on very specific topics, such as position statements and advisories, or broad policies such as for finances, which are sent to the CAR Board of Directors for consideration and adoption. All Working Groups are task-specific and time-limited, which can range from weeks to months or longer if required.
The CAR regularly introduces new working groups to address timely issues. Let us know your particular area of interest beyond those listed. Some of the current CAR working groups are listed below.
We encourage our members to participate on our working groups. There is great satisfaction in having an opportunity to shape the future of radiology. To volunteer for one of the CAR working groups, please contact us.