• Informatics
  • Get Involved with RadLex

  • How can I use RadLex in my practice?

    RadLex is freely available for download and use in clinical, research and educational applications. In addition, radiologists and developers of radiology reporting systems can incorporate RadLex terms into their diagnostic reports by adopting the RSNA reporting templates.

    Experts in radiology and medical informatics are invited to participate in the development and curation of RadLex. Comments on RadLex can be submitted to radlexfeedback@lists.rsna.org. To express interest in volunteering for the RadLex committees, contact ric@lists.rsna.org.

  • Committees and Members

  • The RadLex project is led by a steering committee of experts in radiology informatics and medical terminologies and overseen by the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee. In 2005, six RadLex organ system committees were formed in collaboration with more than 30 radiology professional and standards organizations, including ACR, DICOM, and IHE. In 2007, six additional committees were recruited, each focusing on a specific imaging modality. These committees support the steering committee in the ongoing development and curation of RadLex.

    RadLex Steering Committee Members

    Daniel L. Rubin, MD, Chairman
    Stanford, CA 

    Frederick M. Behlen, PhD
    Homewood, IL 

    William W. Boonn, MD
    Philadelphia, PA 

    David A. Clunie, MBBS
    Bangor, PA 

    John Eng, MD
    Cockeysville, MD 

    Bradley J. Erickson, MD, PhD           
    Rochester, MN  

    Charles E. Kahn, Jr, MD
    Milwaukee, WI 

    Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD
    Moorestown, NJ 

    Eliot L. Siegel, MD
    Severna Park, MD 

    Chris L. Sistrom, MD
    Gainesville, FL 

    Ronald L. Arenson, MD, Board Liaison
    San Francisco, CA 

    Steven T. Drew, Staff Contact
    Oak Brook, IL  

    Subspecialty Lexicon Development Committees

    RadLex Committee

    Committee Chair

    Committee Members


    Daniel L. Rubin, MD

    See above list


    Isaac R. Francis, MD

    Teresita L. Angtuaco, MD
    Bernard A. Burnbaum, MD
    Jeffrey J. Brown, MD
    Karen M. Horton, MD
    Elizabeth G. McFarland, MD
    Frank H. Miller, MD
    Donald G. Mitchell, MD
    Nicholas Papanicolaou, MD
    Carl M. Sandler, MD
    Mitchell Tublin, MD
    Judy Yee, MD


    Elizabeth S. Burnside, MD

    Catherine Appleton, MD
    Beverly Collins, PhD
    Wendy DeMartini, MD
    Sara Gavenonis, MD
    Nola Hylton, PhD
    Janie Lee, MD, MS
    Jessica Leung, MD
    Mike Linver, MD
    Jafi Lipson, MD
    Martha Mainiero, MD
    Matt Morgan
    Charlene Sennett, MD


    E. Kent Yucel, MD, PhD

    Andre J. G. Duerinckx, MD, PhD
    Antoinette S. Gomes, MD
    C. Carl Jaffe, MD
    John A. Kaufman, MD
    Warren J. Manning, MD
    Barry Stein, MD
    Lawrence Neil Tanenbaum, MD
    Arthur Conrad Waltman, MD
    William Weigold, MD
    Pamela K. Woodard, MD


    Donald P. Harrington, MD
    David A. Rubin, MD

    Mark W. Anderson, MD
    Thomas H. Berquist, MD
    John A. Carrino, MD, MPH
    Giuseppe Guglielmi, MD
    H. Hugh Hawkins, Jr., MD
    Patrick T. Liu, MD
    Theodore T. Miller, MD
    Wilfred C. G. Peh, MD
    Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
    Mihra S. Taljanovic, MD
    Jeffrey D. Towers, MD
    Hilary R. Umans, MD
    Lawrence M. White, MD


    Adam E. Flanders, MD

    John A. Carrino, MD, MPH
    Bradley Erickson, MD, PhD
    Jerry Jarvik, MD, MPH
    Kelly Koeller, MD
    Elias R. Melhem, MD
    Kevin R. Moore, MD
    Marvin D. Nelson, MD, MBA
    Vijay Rao, MD
    Howard A. Rowley, MD
    Erin M. Simon, MD
    Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD
    Mary E. Jensen, MD
    Jay Pillai, MD
    Elna-Marie Larsson, MD, PhD


    James S. Meyer, MD

    Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS
    J. Damien Grattan-Smith, MBBS
    R. Paul Guillerman, MD
    Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH
    Ann Johnson, MD
    Neil D. Johnson, MD
    Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD
    Frederick R. Long, MD
    Marguerite T. Parisi, MD
    Gilbert Vezina, MD
    Edward Weinberger, MD


    Theresa C. McLoud, MD

    Ronald Arenson, MD
    John Austin, MD
    Phillip Boiselle, MD
    Paul Friedman, MD
    Alex Gottschalk, MD
    David Hansell, MD
    Donald P. Harrington, MD
    Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD
    Carla Morrisey
    Martine Remy-Jardin, MD, PhD
    Irena Tocino, MD
    Richard Webb, MD
    Charles S. White, MD

    Computed Tomography

    Isaac R. Francis, MD

    Jonathon Burdette, MD
    Michael Callahan, MD
    Georges El-Khoury, MD
    Nancy Fefferman-Katz, MD
    Mannudeep Kalra, MD
    Jane Ko, MD
    Thomas M. Link, MD
    Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD
    Chris Sistrom, MD
    Lacey Washington, MD
    William Weadock, MD
    Max Wintermark, MD
    Lifeng Yu, PhD

    Interventional Radiology

    Sanjoy Kundu, MD

    Andy Adam, MB, BS
    Curtis W. Bakal, MD, MPH
    Julia Gates, MD
    Debra Ann Gervais, MD
    S. Nahum Goldberg, MD
    George G. Hartnell, MD
    Maxim Itkin, MD
    John R. Kachura, MD
    Venkataramu Krishnamurthy, MD
    Donald L. Miller, MD
    Wayne Monsky, MD, PhD
    Tarun Sabharwal, MD
    Kenneth W. Sniderman, MD
    Michael J. Wallace, MD

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Donald G. Mitchell, MD

    Matthew A. Bernstein, PhD
    John A. Carrino, MD, MPH
    Adam E. Flanders, MD
    Gary D. Fullerton, PhD
    R. Edward Hendrick, PhD
    Emanuel Kanal, MD
    Timothy John Mosher, MD
    Vamsidhar Rao Narra, MD
    Lawrence H. Schwartz, MD
    Mark E. Schweitzer, MD
    Evan S. Siegelman, MD
    Claude B. Sirlin, MD
    Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD

    Nuclear and Molecular Imaging

    Bennett S. Greenspan, MD

    Gary L. Dillehay, MD
    Edward A. Eikman, MD
    Lorraine M. Fig, MD
    Leonie L. Gordon, MD
    Charles Kahn, MD
    Val J. Lowe, MD
    David A. Mankoff, MD
    Barry L. Shulkin, MD
    Jack A. Ziffer, MD, PhD

    Radiography and Fluoroscopy

    David S. Channin, MD

    Donald P. Harrington, MD
    Paul G. Nagy, PhD
    Benjamin Pierce
    Charles Willis, PhD


    Stephen C. Horii, MD

    Richard Bellah, MD
    Edward Bluth, MD
    Peter Callen, MD
    Emily Conant, MD
    Brian S. Garra, MD
    Charles Kahn, MD
    Beth Kline-Fath, MD
    Sherelle Laifer-Narin, MD
    Deborah Levine-Jesurum, MD
    Chris Sistrom, MD
    Susan Weinstein, MD


    David S. Channin, MD
    Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD

    Alice N. Averbukh
    Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD
    Donald P. Harrington, MD
    Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD
    Daniel L. Rubin, MD
    Chris L. Sistrom, MD

    Editors and Translators

    Andre Coutinho Castilla, MD, PhD
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Dirk Marwede, MD, MSc
    Leipzig, Germany

    RadLex Contributor Attributions

    RadLex is overseen by the RadLex Steering Committee chaired by Dr. Curtis Langlotz (2001-2007) and Dr. Daniel Rubin (2007-present). Development work has been done by volunteer Subspecialty Lexicon Development Committees composed of representatives from numerous organizations across the radiologic and general physician community. Some of these organizations have also contributed existing terminology references. Contributors include:

    American Society of Functional Neuroradiology 

    American Society of Head and Neck Radiology 

    American Society of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology 

    American Society of Neuroradiology 

    American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology 

    American Society of Spine Radiology 

    Cardiovascular Radiology Council of the American Heart Association    

    College of American Pathologists and SNOMED CT® 

    European Society of Neuroradiology

    International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

    North American Society for Cardiac Imaging

    North American Spine Society

    Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

    Society of Body Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance

    Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology

    Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

    Society of Skeletal Radiology

    Society of Uroradiology