The IRS is the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Radiology. To be a member of the IRS, you must be a member of the ACR.

Non-physicist members pay an additional $105 annually to be a member of the IRS; to join the CRS is an additional $45 a year, and the CIRS is another $10 annually.

Physicist members pay an a extra $20 a year to join CRS and $10 annually to join CIRS. Dues for allied health professionals to become members of IRS are $25 annually.

More information about membership dues is on the ACR’s web site. Email Merle Hedland at or call him at (630) 428-4655 for more information.

Want to become a member of the American College of Radiology? Get started on your ACR membership application here. The ACR’s main membership page is a starting point to gather information about becoming a member of the ACR and IRS.

Member benefits are many so make sure you are making the most of your ACR membership. The ACR serves its members in a variety of ways, including its efforts in advocacy, economics and health policy, quality and safety, education and clinical research. The ACR provides many direct benefits to members.

As an ACR member, the following are available free or at reduced rates:

  • The monthly ACR Bulletin
  • Professional Self-Evaluation Series – syllabi for CME credit
  • ACR Learning File and other educational programs on CD-ROM
  • Practice accreditation programs in radiation oncology, mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy and MRI
  • Resource materials on practice issues, including partnerships and hospital contracts, regulatory compliance manuals, etc.
  • Substantial discounts on ACR publications
  • ACR Professional Bureau – job listing services free of charge to members
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria
  • ACR Practice Parameters
  • Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI) Program for CME credit
  • Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI)