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RSNA 2012 and Healthcare IT

There is no doubt that the application of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare industry represents one of the topics expecting highlights during the coming RSNA 2012 meeting.  A lot of countries have started already plans to encourage the adoption of IT solutions in medical settings. For example, the United States has the Meaningful Use program that offers incentives to the...

RSNA 2011 Important Dates

RSNA 2011 Important Dates
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has announced important dates for its coming 97th Scientific assembly and Annual meeting (RSNA2011), which is going to take place during the period from 27th of November to the 2nd of December at McCormick Palace in Chicago, IL. Among these dates is the deadline for abstract submission, which will be the 31st of March. Members...

Radiological Society of North America Aw...

Radiological Society of North America Awards Honorary MembershipsRadiological Society of North America Awards Honorary Memberships
CHICAGO—Today the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) awarded honorary membership to three individuals who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to the field of radiology and its allied sciences. The recipients were Claude Manelfe, M.D., from Auch, France; Iain McCall, M.D., D.M.R.D., F.R.C.R., from Shrewsbury, U.K.; and Kazuro Sugimura, M.D., from Kobe,...

Quality Improvement: Controversies and O...

Quality Improvement: Controversies and Opportunities for Communicating Results
Time: 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Author: G. Scott Gazelle MD, MPH, PhD Code: QI31 Objective: This session has three sections. First is What Are the Real Implications of Failure to Communicate Abnormal Results? which discusses the importance of communicating significant abnormal radiologic findings to both referring physicians and patients. The second section is What Lies Ahead:...

Critical Issues Facing the Profession of...

Critical Issues Facing the Profession of Radiology: An ACR Leadership Perspective.
Time: 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Author: John A. Patti, MD, Bibb Allen, MD, James H. Thrall, MD, and Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD Code: RC227 Objective: This session discusses major issues facing radiology today. Attendees will learn what steps the American College of Radiology (ACR) is taking to address these issues. The session highlights the process of political advocacy and how...

Saving Our Profession: How Radiologists ...

Saving Our Profession: How Radiologists Can Thrive in the Challenging Times Ahead.
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM Author: Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, Bruce J. Hillman, MD, and Jeff C. Goldsmith, PhD Code: RC127 Objective: This session is discussing personalized medicine and its influence on imaging technology development. Attendees will identify trends affecting radiology over the next five years. The session highlights the importance of service in radiology. Attendees will...

Patient-centered Radiology: It’s G...

Patient-centered Radiology: It’s Good Business.
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM Author: Mary C. Mahoney, MD, Michael N. Brant-Zawadzki,MD,  Gary M. Glazer, MD, and Harvey L. Neiman, MD Code: RC116 Objective: Attendees will understand the growing rationale for and value of increased personalization of patient interactions in diagnostic radiology. They will also recognize the best opportunities for increasing patient awareness of...

MEDRAD to showcase CTPA app

MEDRAD to showcase CTPA app
MEDRAD will offer RSNA 2010 attendees hands-on demonstrations of personalized-protocol software that individualizes CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) contrast dosing, and has proven to increase the percentage of diagnostic-quality studies to rule out Pulmonary Embolism (PE) when compared with an institution’s standard protocol (at a slightly higher contrast dose than a standard...

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 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...

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