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RSNA History – Part 12

RSNA History – Part 12
In this section, we are about to discuss the efforts conducted by RSNA leaders to overcome a huge problem; which was the increasing number of members attending its events. Over crowded meetings was something that significantly affected both RSNA members, and companies exhibiting their products at the RSNA exhibitions. In April 1960, Dr. Donald S. Childs, who was the RSNA...

RSNA History – Part 13

RSNA History – Part 13
By 1963, RSNA was the largest scientific society for radiology all over the world. In this section, we continue to highlight the history of RSNA during mid-1960s. RSNA celebrated its 50 years anniversary in 1964. On the occasion, Howard P. Doub, MD, and the editor of Radiology, wrote a definitive history of the Society and published it in the November issue of Radiology just before the...

RSNA History – Part 14

RSNA History – Part 14
In the previous section, we highlighted the steps taken by RSNA leaders to cope with the increasing number of members, in addition to the taxes situation of the organization according to the negotiations with IRS. It was obvious that the growth of RSNA, specially its Assembly and Annual Meeting, was continuous. Palmer House was struggling to be able to host the progressing number of...

RSNA History – Part 15

RSNA History – Part 15
In the previous part, we discussed the huge efforts carried out by RSNA executive members to cover the need for larger spaces for educational sessions and exhibitions. In this section, we continue to discuss the history of RSNA at the beginning of 1970s. By 1970, there was significant improvement in diagnostic imaging techniques. This resulted in the appearance of new imaging modalities...

RSNA History – Part 16

RSNA History – Part 16
In the previous part, we continued to discuss the efforts carried out by RSNA leaders to cope with the increasing number of attendees, in addition to the appointment of a new RSNA Executive Director, Adele Swenson, who succeeded the previous director, Marguerite Henry. In 1971, Swenson was working along with Henry in order to have enough information before managing her responsibilities...

RSNA History – Part 17

RSNA History – Part 17
In this section, we continue to discuss the efforts carried out by the leaders and members of the RSNA executive committee to overcome the over-crowded meetings and exhibitions, in addition to improve the contents and layout of the society’s journal, Radiology. RSNA leaders were realizing the problems caused by limited spaces that affected the outcome of the RSNA annual meetings and...

RSNA History – Part 18

RSNA History – Part 18
In the previous part, we discussed how RSNA leaders were looking for another venue to host the over-crowded annual meetings. Eventually, Chicago’s McCormick Place was chosen and RSNA 1975 annual meeting took place at the convention center. The meeting was attended by a total number of 12,192 individuals; among them were 1,589 non-RSNA members and 4,473 exhibitors. RSNA leaders and...

RSNA History – Part 19

RSNA History – Part 19
In the previous section, we discussed the first two successive RSNA annual meeting to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, which took place in 1975 and 1976. We also noted that the time of the meeting was changed to allow the society’s members to spend Thanksgiving with their families and friends. In this section, we spotlight the changes in managerial levels of the RSNA, which...

RSNA History – Part 20

RSNA History – Part 20
In the previous section, we highlighted the major changes in the organization of the RSNA which took place during the 1970s, in addition to discussing the first two RSNA annual meetings held at Chicago’s McCormick Palace. In 1978, RSNA had conducted four successive annual meetings at McCormick Place. Yet, a number of RSNA members, especially those who were not living in Midwest, were...

RSNA History-Part 21

This episode of RSNA history discusses the meetings that took place in the early 1980s. It also highlights the rule of the Society in delivering educational content to cover all radiology sub-specialties. The 1970s was a golden period for radiology. A number of medical imaging procedures appeared for the first time such as CT, nuclear medicine, MRI in addition to interventional...

What is RSNA-part 22

In the previous episode of RSNA history, we highlighted the fact that development in radiology was faster and more significant during 1970s more than the 1980s. One of the leading causes of this fact was funds. As the majority of funds offered by the US government were used by physicians in researchers relating to surgery or internal medicine. One the other hand, the RSNA 1984 meeting...

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