Membership Levels & Benefits

The Perks of Joining the Society for Advanced Body Imaging

The Society for Advanced Body Imaging (SABI) is the preeminent professional group for the innovation and translation of cutting-edge technology into the practice of body imaging. Through membership in this society founded in 1978 as the Society for Computed Body Tomography, radiologists and other body imagers show their commitment to being on the forefront of the latest imaging innovations and part of a group shaping the future of body imaging.

Society for Advanced Body Imaging Membership Benefits Include:

  • Professional development opportunities, including CME, networking and mentorship
  • Eligibility to submit abstracts to the Society’s annual scientific session and be considered for awards accompanied by research funding
  • Members’ only access to digital resources
  • Valuable discounts on:

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Professional Development

The Society began as the “how to” meeting for body CT and later adopted MR. Today, SABI’s purview includes all imaging modalities and related technologies that are being used to enhance and provide improved patient care. Society membership and attendance at its annual meeting allow radiologists and scientists to stay up-to-date on emerging and established imaging protocols and criteria, as well as to get a closer look into where the field of body imaging is headed.

The Society’s fellows are committed to helping early and mid-career members succeed in their body imaging practice and research. SABI’s annual meeting is formatted in ways – including discussions and debates – that allow for more dialogue between its members. The meeting is the place for body imagers to meet in small group settings, permitting unique opportunities for learning and receiving feedback. SABI also makes use of educational webinars and a mentorship program to better engage with its members and help them maximize the value of their membership.

Scientific Session Participation & Awards/Research Funding

The Society actively encourages new and innovative research in body imaging. Members at all levels are invited to submit abstracts, of which approximately 20 are selected each year for oral presentation at a scientific session held prior to the SABI annual meeting.

Research funding is awarded to the most qualified abstracts in several categories:

  • Hounsfield Award in CT
  • Lauterbur Award in MR
  • Moncada In-training Award
  • Junior Faculty Award
  • Cum Laude Award

Online Member Resources

Society for Advanced Body Imaging members have access to a variety of online tools and resources found at the SABI website. These include:

  • The Society’s membership directory
  • Links to imaging protocols
  • Spotlight, the SABI newsletter
  • Syllabi from the Society’s previous annual meetings

Discounts

Society membership easily pays for itself several times over. Some of the ways in which SABI members make back their annual dues include:

  • Discounted annual meeting registration fee
  • Annual digital access to the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography (JCAT) for $250 (active members or fellow members) or $99 (in-training members) (Non-member price for this digital resource is $654/year.)
  • SA-CME lectures from past meetings on DVD-ROM at a 30% discount from Meetings-by-Mail

Society for Advanced Body Imaging Membership Levels

The Society for Advanced Body Imaging welcomes to membership all physicians and terminal-degreed scientists who image the body regardless of modality used, body system specialization or career level. SABI membership consists of active members, in-training members, and fellows.

Active Membership

Active members are:

  • Physicians actively involved in the field of radiology and who are board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Radiology
  • Non-physician scientists with doctoral degrees who have finished training and are engaged in practice, training or research related to body imaging
  • Scientists without a doctoral degree who have petitioned the Membership Committee for special consideration

The privileges afforded to active members include:

  • The right to vote, hold office, and serve on standing and ad hoc committees
  • Eligibility to submit abstracts to the Research and Science Committee
  • Attendance at the scientific session
  • Attendance at the research reception provided members have authored or coauthored a scientific session presentation

Dues:

  • One year - $250
  • Two years - $475
  • Three years - $675

In-training Membership

In-training members are:

  • Physicians currently enrolled in an approved radiology residency program in the U.S. or Canada*
  • Physicians currently enrolled in a post-residency fellowship program

*Individuals residing outside of the U.S. or Canada may join the Society as members.

The privileges afforded to in-training members include:

  • Eligibility to submit abstracts to the Research and Science Committee
  • Attendance at the scientific session
  • Attendance at the research reception provided members have authored or coauthored a scientific session presentation

In-training applicants must submit a membership application along with verification of enrollment in an approved radiology residency program, including the program name and start and end date of the program.

Dues:

In-training membership is complementary for the length of the residency or fellowship program. Upon program completion, in-training members are automatically eligible for active membership.

Fellow Membership – Fellow of the Society for Advanced Body Imaging (FSABI)

Active members are eligible to become Fellows of the Society for Advanced Body Imaging when they are nominated by at least two Society fellows and meet the minimum requirements as determined by the Fellow Membership Committee and outlined in the SABI bylaws. Candidates who meet these criteria are presented for a vote by the fellows at the Society’s annual meeting. More information about these fellowship criteria and the fellow nomination form can be found here.

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