A radiologist, Dr. Sammie I. Long has accrued more than 30 years of medical experience at institutions that include the University of South Alabama Medical Center and the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. A winner of the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award, Dr. Sammie I. Long is also involved in professional organization that include the Radiological Society North America (RSNA).
A global organization, RSNA spans 130 countries, which benefit from its work to improve patient care through radiological excellence. In addition to radiologists, the organization represents physicians and other medical professionals who have access to professional advancement, software solutions, and special programs like the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance.
Implemented in 2007, the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance seeks to advance the use of imaging biomarkers in radiological techniques and push the field to a more quantitative focus. To achieve this goal, the alliance brings together medical professionals, researchers, and clinicians to identify challenges and solutions within the profession.
Moreover, the program seeks to standardize software and hardware to ensure accurate quantitative results from imaging. For additional information on the alliance, which is funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institutes of Health, visit www.rsna.org.