Putting Patients First Program




For the past thirteen years Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with AHRA in support of Putting Patients First program, awarding more than 70 grants dedicated to improving patient care and developing best imaging practices in the areas of CT, PET/CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-ray and Vascular. This collaboration seeks to improve patient care, safety and cybersecurity in imaging through grants that fund programs, trainings and seminars at IDN/hospital systems, local hospitals and imaging centers.

In 2022, five (5) grants will be awarded according to the following categories:


Three grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to single-site hospitals and imaging centers.
 • One grant focusing on diagnostic imaging 
 • One grant focusing on pediatric imaging
 • One grant focusing on oncology imaging

One grant up to $4,250 for a single-site hospital or imaging center on sonography imaging.
 • One grant of $4,250 focusing on sonography imaging

One grant up to $20,000 will be awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN).
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The $20,000 grant will be awarded for projects that improve overall patient care and safety in imaging implemented across the IDN/hospital system.

That is over $50,000 in grant money which we think is a marvelous way to honor AHRAs 50th year of helping to put patients first!

Beyond receiving funds, the grant recipients will publish an article in an AHRA publication about their innovative program to improve patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging.

Applies to USA residents only and submission deadline is November 7, 2022

The 2018 grant winners video below!



Grant Recipient Articles Published in Radiology Management: