Membership — Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How do I become a member of the ARRS?
A: You must complete a membership application, which may be done online or by using a downloadable application. Some membership categories require that prospective members meet specific criteria. For example, In-training members must have their program director or department chair verify the in-training information indicated in the application. You must pay the applicable dues amount for the category of membership to which you wish to belong and renew your membership each year on your anniversary date. The application must be completely filled out to be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing of membership applications submitted to the ARRS including those submitted online. Busy times of the year such as the month before and the month after the ARRS Annual Meeting or the time period from mid November through the end of the year will require the full 4 weeks for processing. Requests for applications to be processed in less than 4 weeks will not be granted as applications are processed in the order received. Those submitting Annual Meeting or Regional Symposia registrations with a membership application will be given priority.

The contact information for the ARRS is:

Mail
ARRS
Membership Services
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109

Telephone
From the United States and Canada: 866-940-2777
From outside the United States and Canada: 703-729-3353

FAX
703-729-4839

E-mail
membership@arrs.org  

Q: Are there specific join dates to become a member of the ARRS?
A:
No, you may join anytime. The ARRS welcomes membership applications throughout the year.

Q: What does ARRS membership include?
A: Membership benefits include:

  • ARRS SHERPA®  
  • ARRS Goldminer® CME
  • Prestigious, monthly imaging journal – American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)
  • CME and SA-CME credits offered in every issue of the AJR  
  • Online CME credit/SA-CME credit/PQI educational offerings
  • Online ARRS Lifelong Learning CME/Self Assessment Tracker
  • ARRS InPractice news magazine
  • ARRS InPractice Insight e-newsletter
  • AJR InBrief e-newsletter
  • Relevant and timely member e-alerts
  • Annual Meeting
  • ARRS Regional Symposia
  • ARRS Web Lecture Series
  • Professional committees & volunteer opportunities
  • ARRS Career Center
  • ARRS GoldMiner®
  • Awards & Recognition Programs
  • ARRS social media including Twitter and Facebook

Q: What is the difference between a Print and Online Membership and an Online Only Membership?
A: A Print and Online Membership means you will receive a print version of the AJR as well as access at AJR Online. An Online Only Membership means you will not receive a print version of the AJR. You will have 24 hour access to AJR Online, the official journal of record. All of your other benefits remain the same.

Q: Why is there a difference in cost between Print and Online Membership and an Online Only Membership?
A: The difference in cost is the postage and delivery for the Society to deliver the print journals to your designated mailing address.

Q: What if I change my mind on whether to receive the print version of the AJR?
A:
You may contact the ARRS at any time if you selected Online Only and then decide you would prefer Print and Online or if you selected Print and Online and then decide you want Online Only. The ARRS is ready to work with you to make sure you have the membership that meets your needs.

Q: Do I receive anything once I join the ARRS?
A: You will receive an email from the ARRS Membership Services Team with your 6-digit member ID number and directions to access your AJR Online member account. This member number will also give you access to the member only areas of the ARRS Web site. You will also receive a member card by regular mail.

Q: How do I pay my membership dues?
A: You may pay your dues online or by telephone, fax, or mail. Payments are accepted by check (payable to the ARRS in U.S. funds) or by the following credit cards: American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Members have the option to pay their dues for a one-year, two-year or three-year period. The ARRS does not accept payments by wire transfer.

Q: I've applied for membership and my payment was processed. When will I have online access to the AJR? When will I start receiving print copies of these journals?
A:  Members will receive an email once the membership application has been processed with their 6-digit ARRS member ID number and instructions to access the AJR Online. If you selected a Print and Online membership, the first issue of the print version of the AJR will be mailed to you in 4–6 weeks. If you have questions regarding your membership account, please contact the ARRS Membership Services Team at 866-940-2777, 703-729-3353, or via email at membership@arrs.org.

Q: How do I log into the ARRS website?
A: When you initially login to the ARRS website, use the first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name with your six-digit ARRS member ID number. Your password is your six-digit ARRS member ID number. Please capitalize your initials when you type your login. For example, John Smith with an ARRS member ID number of 123456 would login with:

Login: JS123456
Password: 123456

If you do not know your six-digit ARRS member ID number, click here.

Q: How may I locate my ARRS member number?
A: Your six-digit ARRS member ID number may be found on the mailing label of the print version of your AJR directly above your name, on the mailing label on your ARRS InPractice Magazine and also appears on your membership renewal invoices. You may also retrieve your member number by clicking here. It may also be obtained by contacting the ARRS Membership Services Team at 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 or email at membership@arrs.org. Your ARRS member number is always a six-digit number.

Q: How do I access the AJR Online?
A: You may access the AJR Online at www.ajronline.org. On March 1, 2013, a new AJR Online site launched at 
www.ajronline.org. Your ARRS member login and password replaced any separate logins and passwords you have previously used at www.ajronline.org.  If you do not remember your login information, go to www.arrs.org. You may retreive your ARRS member/customer number by clicking here. The ARRS encourages you to sign up for e-alerts. The Email Alert service notifies registered users via email when new content is made available on the site. The ARRS Membership Services Team may also assist you at 866-940-2777, 703-729-3353 or membership@arrs.org 

Q: What if I do not remember my ARRS login or password?
A: Go to 
www.arrs.org and click on login in the right-hand corner. Click on "Forgot your login and/or password". Enter your email address and click "Submit". Your password will be emailed to you. You may also call the ARRS Member Services Team at 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 or email membership@arrs.org to request your password be reset to your ARRS login or ARRS member number. You can reset your password the next time you log into the ARRS Website.  

Q: How can I access ARRS SHERPA®?
A: To access ARRS SHERPA®, go to http://sherpa.arrs.org. You will then login using your ARRS login and password. Once you have logged in, click on the Dashboard tab to begin. You start by completing a short profile to aid ARRS SHERPA® in selecting questions most appropriate for your practice. ARRS SHERPA® helps you to identify your knowledge gaps and guides you to educational resources tailored specifically to fill those gaps.

Q: How do I access ARRS Goldminer® CME:
A: To access ARRS Goldminer® CME go to http://goldminer.arrs.org/login.php?ReturnPage=http.//goldminer.arrs.org/cme.php. You will then login using your ARRS login and password. With your ARRS membership, your GoldMiner® reserach can be claimed for CME credit.

Q: I'm moving. How do I let the ARRS know my new address and contact information?
A: Update your membership information by logging into the ARRS website. Once you have logged in, click on "My Profile" and then click on Update Profile. You may also email your old and new contact information (address, telephone, fax, and email for both your home and work addresses) along with an indication of what address you want used for mailings and what address you want used for billing to the ARRS Membership Services Team at membership@arrs.org. Your membership record will be updated accordingly to ensure you continue to receive all of your ARRS correspondence including your print version of the AJR.

Q: I am not receiving my print version of the AJR. What should I do?
A: Contact the ARRS Membership Services Team at 866-940-2777, 703-729-3353, or email membership@arrs.org to confirm you have a Print and Online Membership. If you have an Online Only Membership, you will not receive a print version of the AJR.

Q: Why do I receive renewal notices months before my membership expires?
A: It is the best way to ensure your membership with the ARRS does not lapse. Renewing early helps avoid lapses in membership and other possible complications such as not receiving the print version of the AJR or the ARRS InPractice or having online access to the AJR.

Q: Do my membership benefits expire on December 31st of each year or 12 months from the time I join on my anniversary date?
A: Your membership benefits expire 12 months from the time you join on your anniversary date.

Q: Can I subscribe to the AJR without being a member?
A: Yes. Nonmember individual and institutional subscriptions are available. For more information and pricing, click here, or email subscribe@arrs.org. If you are a nonmember individual that wants to subscribe to the AJR, it will cost less to join the ARRS as a member than to be nonmember subscriber.

Q: I'm a subscriber to the AJR and would now like to become a member. What do I need to do to convert my ARRS subscriber account to a member account?
A: Download an ARRS membership application. Once you have completed the application, please make a notation on the form that indicates you are currently a subscriber and then fax the application to 703-729-4839 or mail the application to the ARRS Membership Services Team. Once the application has been received, in 2-4 weeks your subscriber account will be converted to a member account. You will maintain the same 6-digit ARRS ID number to access the AJR Online. Once the process is complete, you will receive a new member card welcoming you to the ARRS.

Q: How often is the magazine, ARRS InPractice, published?
A: The ARRS InPractice magazine is published and mailed to members quarterly. Click here to view the current issue of the ARRS InPractice Magazine.

Q: I understand the ARRS occasionally rents mailing lists to companies with radiology related products and services. How do I set up my membership account to exclude me from such lists?
A: On the membership application, you may designate that you do not wish to be included on these rental lists. If you are already a member, email membership@arrs.org or call the ARRS Membership Services Team at 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 and the staff will make the change to your membership record.

Q: How can I get more involved with the ARRS?
A: The ARRS encourages its membership to get involved. Volunteers are the foundation of ARRS and allow the society to ensure its mission and strategic initiatives are achieved. Click here to review volunteer opportunities with the ARRS and complete a volunteer form.

Q: What is The Roentgen Fund® and how may I donate to it?
A: The mission of The Roentgen Fund® is to promote and support the educational, scientific and research programs of the ARRS. The Roentgen Fund® welcomes and encourages donations, gifts, and bequests. Donations by individuals are deductible as charitable gift contributions. Click here for additional information about the Roentgen Fund®, or email rfund@arrs.org.

Q: What happens if I let my membership expire?
A: Your ARRS membership is active for one year from the date at which you joined (unless you paid a multi-year membership). Prior to and after your anniversary date, you will receive invoice reminders. If your membership has lapsed for more than 12 months, you must reapply for membership.

Q: I received a member dues invoice but I am still in training. What do I need to do?
A: Please provide a letter from your program director or department chair with the name and contact information of the institution where you are completing your training, begin and end dates of your residency or fellowship and the specialty you are studying within radiology. This letter may be emailed to membership@arrs.org or faxed to 703-729-4839, Attn: ARRS Membership Services Team. Once the ARRS has received your current information, your membership record will be updated and you will continue as an in-training member until your residency or fellowship ends.

Q: I'm a retired radiologist. Do you have a special membership rate for me?
A: The ARRS has an Emeritus membership category for current members who are fully retired from active practice and who has been a member of the ARRS for the previous ten or more consecutive years. Emeritus members receive complimentary access to the AJR Online and are extended a reduced rate if they wish to receive the print version of the AJR and a reduced rate if they wish to attend the ARRS Annual Meeting. Please contact the ARRS Membership Services Team if you believe you are eligible for the Emeritus membership category for further information.

Q: What is the Senior Radiologists Section (SRS)?
A: The ARRS has a special interest group specifically for senior radiologists called the Senior Radiologists Section or SRS. This group provides an opportunity and a forum for senior members of the ARRS. Membership is open to all ARRS members who are 65 and older as well as Emeritus members who are age 60-64 and are fully retired. You must be a current member of the ARRS to join this special interest group within the ARRS membership. SRS dues are $50 per year and are in addition to any membership dues that are owed to the ARRS related to your membership category. A discounted annual meeting registration rate is available to all SRS members and there are several SRS activities planned in conjunction with the ARRS Annual Meeting. SRS members also receive a quarterly newsletter. Interested ARRS members should contact the ARRS Membership Services Team to learn if they qualify for this special interest group and to request an application form.

Q: What are the dates and locations of the upcoming ARRS Annual Meetings?
A: 

  • April 19–April 24, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada
  • April 17–April 22, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
  • April 30–May 5, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
  • April 22–April 27, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC 

Q: Where may I obtain information on ARRS educational meetings?
A: All current information on the ARRS Annual Meeting and other symposia offered by the ARRS may be found in the Meetings section of the ARRS Web site or by writing to meeting@arrs.org.

Q: Does the ARRS have chapters?
A: No, the ARRS does not have state or local chapters.