Introduciton of JSRT

Our Society was founded in 1942 on two pillars of scientific research:

(1) accurate imaging where lesions exist and quantitatively analyzing them, means to resolution of illness are to be sought;
(2) through controlling, measuring and analyzing radiation spectrum, the relation with human spectrum is to be thoroughly studied.

Since then it has made vigorous and noted progress in terms of science and an organization. We have more than half a century of scientific knowledge in the writings of numerous prominent scientists.
As for the results of scientific research, the society has released reports in the fields of overall radiology and in the technological areas of imaging medicine. Also I has actively conducted exchanges of scientific information and knowledge between related societies, resulting in a contributing to the progress and the development of related fields.

The society members encompass a wide range of personnel such as radiologists, radiology-related doctors, university instructors, researchers and corporate technical experts who support the society’s research objectives. With an ever-growing number of new members, it has expanded to a large-scale society of currently about 17,000.

We recognize our predecessors’ priceless contribution to the development, both scientific and managerial, of the society. With that in mind, we feel we must continue to make available to the world community the academic achievements of this society.

It is also the society’s belief that it should set up “a place to deliver research results”, thus, we hold presentation sessions in spring and autumn. We have enjoyed reasonably successful sessions and have had
national and international applications of over 700 research subjects.

The society,s monthly journals, another crucial “place to deliver research results”, carry 70 to 80 contributed papers annually. It is delightful that more and more papers have been quoted in related
scientific publications both domestically and abroad.

We hope the society, with its objectives and studies reflecting the community, continues to contribute to improvements in radiological technology as well as radiation therapy.

The objectives of the society are

To release radiological technology related studies
To exchange knowledge
To work in cooperation with related-field associations
To contribute to the progress and development of technology

We meet our objectives by

(1) Holding study releases and lectures
(2) Publishing the society’s journals and scientific books
(3) Contacting/cooperating with domestic and overseas related-field associations
(4) Encouraging studies and commending accomplishments
(5) Researching and developing radiological technology
(6) Conducting other necessary work to achieve our goal

Structure of membership

Consisted of researchers and engineers in the field of radiological
technology, including domestic and overseas radiologists, doctors,
teachers, corporate technical experts, researchers, clinical test
engineers, researchers at universities’ departments of science and
engineering.

Activities

The society holds technological conferences, in particular, two annual
meetings. They are the spring general technological meeting sponsored by
JRC(Japan Radiology Congress of Medical Congress Promotion) and the autumn
technological meeting. There are seven section meetings in the fields of
Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Radiation Imaging, Measurement,
Radiation Protection, Medical Information. On the regional level, there are eight meetings in
Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Tokyo, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku-Shikoku, Kyusyu.

Publishing scientific books

The society publishes monthly journals(12 issues), compendiums of
therapeutic radiological technology and radiological technology studies.

Commendations offered

The japanese society of radiological technology offers a number of
awards which serve to recognize excellence. Those awards are the society
award, the scientific awards, the distinguished service award, the
encouragement awards, the encouragement-for-studies awards.

International exchanges

Short-term study abroad program:
Since 1985 the Society selects one member annually, and dispatches its member to the Kurt Rossmann Radiological Imaging Research Institute in University of Chicago, USA for 3-4 months. Fortunately, a short-term study abroad program to other research institutes besides University of Chicago was launched in 1996, adding opportunities to international researchers.

International sessions

The society enjoys the benefits of international exchanges in
technological conferences.