Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI)?

Why did the American College of Radiology (ACR) create the RLI?

Who can participate?

Is ACR membership required to enroll?

Is an application required to participate in RLI activities?

How are RLI credit(s) for activities determined?

Do all RLI educational activities offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (i.e., CME credit), in addition to RLI credit(s)?

What kind of courses are offered?

What is the cost of RLI courses?

Where and how are RLI courses offered?

What is the difference between the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) and the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM)?


What is the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI)?

The RLI is an innovative leadership academy whose mission is to equip practicing and academic radiologists with critical leadership skills for advancing in practice and strengthening the radiology profession.

With innovative programming, the RLI delivers advanced leadership courses designed for various levels of professional experience that build to a high proficiency of leadership acumen.

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Why did the American College of Radiology (ACR) create the RLI?

In response to the many challenges facing radiology from many directions, the ACR recognized the growing need for specialized training to develop leaders who can navigate the increasingly dynamic health care landscape.

The RLI was created to satisfy the need for a professional development and leadership academy for radiologists and is dedicated to providing a robust curriculum relevant to all levels of radiology experience.

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Who can participate?

The multi-phase leadership education program is open to all radiology professionals in both academia and private practice, including diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists, practice managers, radiologic technologists and radiation oncology nurses.

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Is ACR membership required to enroll?

Currently, ACR membership is not required to enroll in the RLI. However, ACR members receive a discount on RLI courses.

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Is an application required to participate in RLI activities?

No application is required to participate in the RLI. However, all participants are encouraged enroll before registering for courses and earning RLI credit(s).

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How are RLI credit(s) for activities determined?

The number of RLI credit(s) awarded for completion of an educational activity is based on completion time for  that activity. For example, a one-hour activity would award 1 RLI credit. 

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Do all RLI educational activities offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (i.e., CME credit) in addition to RLI credit(s)?

All RLI educational activities will be eligible for RLI credit(s). In addition, the RLI will seek to offer CME credit for RLI activities that meet the definition and eligibility criteria for CME certification.

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What kind of courses are offered?

RLI courses will combine best-of-breed content, faculty and technologies to deliver a high-quality, interactive learning experience. RLI activities utilize a blended approach, combining Web-based distance learning and live, face-to-face training. RLI courses include:

  • RLI live meetings and events
  • On-demand courses delivered through the On-demand Learning Portal
  • Leadership webinars hosted by renowned radiology, business and academic leaders
  • Cohort-based projects and online forums with practice-specific content
  • RLI sessions at ACR chapter meetings
  • RLI Annual Leadership Summit

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What is the cost of RLI courses?

Costs for RLI courses vary depending on provider, duration, location, format and other factors. ACR members and RLI affiliates receive special pricing for all RLI courses.

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Where and how are RLI courses offered?

RLI programming is provided using a blended approach that combines elements of web-based distance learning, face-to-face learning, team projects, case analysis and action learning.

Many on-site programs occur at convenient venues (such as ACR chapter meetings) that facilitate large-scale participation by radiologists and related professionals across the country.

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What is the difference between the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) and the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM)?

The goals of the RLI and ARLM programs are very similar; however they differ in approach. The Radiology Leadership Institute, sponsored by the ACR, offers dedicated educational programming for interested parties and recognizes credit for programs offered by affiliate organizations and graduate business schools. The ARLM program is sponsored by a coalition of radiology organizations and builds on educational programs and resources available through multiple societies. Individuals are encouraged to pursue the approach that best meets their needs and preferences.

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