The Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists (NSAR) is a non-profit, voluntary professional association that represents more than 100 radiologists working in hospitals and community clinics in Nova Scotia.
The organization is devoted to representing both the public and its members in the advancement of medical technology and the promotion of high quality patient care through improved access to medical imaging services including x-ray, mammography, ultrasound, bone mineral densitometry (BMD), nuclear medicine, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and interventional radiology procedures.
The NSAR takes an active leadership role in promoting the specialty and has contributed to the advancement of technology in diagnostic imaging procedures in the medical community and health care system. The NSAR is an advocate for quality patient care with regard to both the diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services provided in Nova Scotia hospitals and clinics across the province.
In order to ensure that patients have access to the diagnostic imaging tests, and that new modalities are available in our health care system, the NSAR regularly consults with, and is consulted by, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, The Canadian Association of Radiologists, Doctors Nova Scotia and many other radiology organizations and health organizations on a provincial, national and international level.
The NSAR has worked closely with the Department of Health and Wellness to improve patient access to CT and MRI scanners to develop an approval process which has resulted in a major expansion of these state-of-the-art imaging technologies.