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RSNA 2011, Honored Lecturers

This year’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2011) is going to include a lot of interesting events. Among such events are the Honored Lecturers. A number of well-known radiologists and medical professionals will be giving lectures and presentations during the RSNA 2011. In this article, we will highlight their presentations that discuss various hot topics in today’s radiology.

One of the sessions that will be carried out during RSNA 2011 is titled “Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology”. This lecture will be given by Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D., from Durham, N.C. Dr. Petrella will discuss neuroimaging and the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The latter has been investigated recently in a number of studies using functional MRI to gain more information about the disease and its mechanism.

Another interesting session, “Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology”, will be conducted by Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., from Philadelphia. Dr. Hahn will be speaking about proton beam therapy, its application and future. This session will be highly anticipated as proton therapy is now offering new options in radiotherapy field.

The Honored Lecturers sessions during RSNA 2011 continues with an interesting presentation titled “New Horizon Lecture”. A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D., from Malvern, PA, will speak about mechanistic imaging, namely MR-PET and 7 Tesla MRI. Dr. Sorensen will highlight the increasing significance of mechanistic imaging in today’s radiology.

The “Opening Session” will be carried out by Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D., from New York. He will discuss bleeding edge imaging and therapy in vascular disease. Another interesting session, “CT Angiography: 20 Years Old and All Grown-Up”, will be conducted by Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D., from Durham, N.C. Dr. Rubin will discuss the advances and progress of CT angiography and its potential applications.

RSNA 2011’s Honored Lecturers category continues with “Special Lecture” on memory and aging brain. This presentation will be carried out by Gary Small, M.D., from Los Angeles. Dr. Small will highlight the recent studies conducted to gain more information of the mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another “Special Lecture” at RSNA 2011 will discuss the 2nd year after the US health system reform. Peter W. Carmel. M.D., from Newark, N.J., will discuss the current situation of the healthcare system in the US. A third “Special Lecture” will highlight the risks in medical imaging. William R. Hendee, Ph.D., from Milwaukee, Wis., will discuss the risks of medical imaging procedures while differentiating the real threats from the non-proven ones.

RSNA 2011’s Honored Lecturers category will witness the highly anticipated AAPM Symposium. The latter will discuss the nuclear crisis in Japan in a presentation conducted by Marvin S. Fertel, from Washington, D.C.

One final session features Norbert J. Pelc, Sc.D., from Stanford, California. He will speak about advances in CT in a lecture titled “CT 2020” highlighting the potential advances that will improve CT in the near future.

There is no doubt that the Honored Lecturers category at RSNA 2011 is offering a lot of useful and interesting details on the hottest topics in radiology. This is why these sessions are expected to witness a huge number of attendees.


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