Founded in 1979, the Section on Radiology is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Its primary mission is to educate general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists about radiology in their practice.

Section members play an integral role assisting in educational programming, policy statement development and review, serving as a representative to internal and/or external entities, and involvement in many other initiatives and projects.

By joining the Section on Radiology, you can become involved with:


Amplify the pediatric subspecialty advocacy voice on both federal and state levels regarding issues such as access to care, workforce, training, education, research, payment and other areas specifically of interest to pediatrics and pediatric radiology.


Develop leadership skills and assume leadership positions in pediatric radiology by:

  • Serving on the Section on Radiology Executive Committee (elected position) or on a section subcommittee (appointed position).
  • Serving on internal subcommittees, Planning Groups and Editorial Boards such as PREP Self-Assessment, AAP Grand Rounds, Pediatrics and Pediatrics in Review. Section members are encouraged to submit a nomination for these opportunities.
  • Serve as an AAP representative pediatric radiology expert to external groups.
  • Serve as a pediatric radiology subject matter expert on AAP policy, clinical practice guidelines and other AAP groups.
  • Sign up to become a mentor and/or mentee through participation in the AAP Mentorship Program.
  • Engage pediatric radiology fellows’ participation in section activities and opportunities.


  • The SORa Executive Committee has worked collaboratively on activities with internal AAP committees, councils and sections and external organizations such as the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria, and the Image Gently Alliance.


  • Educate general pediatricians regarding radiology issues that impact practices by serving as faculty for AAP national courses and providing suggestions for educational programming content.
  • Assist in the development and review of imaging related public education information and other publications.
  • Receive section emails to keep you up to date on AAP and section activities.


  • Volunteer to review and provide pediatric radiology expertise on draft internal and external policies.
  • Provide feedback regarding external payer policies that impact pediatric radiology payment.
  • Serve as an author and/or on a writing panel to develop policy relevant to pediatric radiology
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