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RSNA History – Part 1

RSNA History – Part 1
On November 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen, a German physicist, was able to see the radiographic picture ever, since then;  radiology and diagnostic imaging have been providing significant help to the medical practice. Till now, there are diseases and other medical condition that are not diagnosed or identified without using radiography or other techniques of diagnostic imaging. In earlier...

RSNA History – Part 2

In this part, we highlight the initial stages that took place before starting RSNA. At the  meeting held in the office of Miles B. Titterington in St Louis, the attending physicians decided to ask other colleagues in the Midwest.  George W. Brady, an x-ray equipment manufacturer and salesman, offered to handle this task depending on his relations with a lot of medical professionals in...

RSNA History – Part 3

In the previous part, we discussed the initial steps of forming RSNA, and that the first official meeting was held in 1915 in Chicago, while the recent organization back then was named The Western Roentgen Society. The Western Roentgen Society started as an organization aiming to join Midwest radiologists. It started to get popular when the second annual meeting took place in 9th and...

RSNA History – Part 4

We continue to highlight the history of RSNA, in this part, we will discuss the change of the name of the recently established organization, the Western Roentgen Society, to the current name, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The sixth annual meeting of the Western Roentgen Society was held in December 1920. It took place at Hotel Sherman in Chicago. Albert F. Tyler, MD,...

RSNA History – Part 5

RSNA History – Part 5
In this section of RSNA history review, we are discussing the development of RSNA’s journal. In December 1920, the Western Roentgen Society was renamed the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), a name that remained unchanged until today. The sixth annual meeting of the newly named RSNA took place in Hotel Sherman in Chicago. Albert F. Tyler, MD, was selected to be a new...

RSNA History – Part 6

RSNA History – Part 6
In the previous section of the RSNA history review, we discussed the establishment of the RSNA’s journal, Radiology, and the steps that took place before the journal was published consistently. In this part, we discuss the difficulties the RSNA had to face during 1920s depression. At the beginning, RSNA was getting revenue from publishing advertising materials in its Radiology...

RSNA History – Part 7

We continue to discuss the history of the RSNA. In this section, we are about to highlight the difficulties the society had overcome during the Great Depression, which took place in the United States throughout the 1930s. While the Depression was taking place, it was noted that the attendance of the RSNA annual meeting was decreasing. Facing this challenge, Donald S. Childs, MD, the...

RSNA History – Part 8

RSNA History – Part 8
In the previous section, we discussed how RSNA survived the Great Depression which took place during 1930s in the United States. We also discussed the intersociety meeting that resulted in dividing tasks between RSNA and other radiology organizations such as ARRS and ACR. RSNA was the one responsible for continues training programs as a primary task. In 1938, Dr. Childs, a man who...

RSNA History – Part 9

RSNA History – Part 9
In this section, we discuss RSNA history during World War II. The great event took place from 1939 to 1945, resulting in a huge number of deaths; some researchers estimate that number to exceed 50 million individuals. RSNA 27th annual meeting was carried out at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco in 1941. The meeting ended few days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. As a result to the...

RSNA History – Part 10

In the previous part, we discussed how the RSNA survived extremely adverse conditions during World War II. In this section, we highlight the significant radiology advances that took place following the end of war. It is a fact that several radiology technologies, applied in war, were used later in healthcare industry, as a result to the major radiology advances in the late 1940s. As a...

RSNA History – Part 11

RSNA History – Part 11
In the previous section, we discussed the significant advances that started to take place in radiology practice after the end of World War II. In this section, we continue to highlight those advances. During early 1950s, RSNA had an elevated number of members, after it was joined by women, who worked as radiology technicians during war, and the radiologists from Southwestern US and...

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