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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 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...

What is RSNA-part 23

During the mid-1980s, it was obvious that RSNA meetings that took place at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel were becoming very crowded. Attendees started to think that McCormick Place has become too narrow to continue hosting RSNA meetings. On the other hand, RSNA continued to publish its Radiology, RadioGraphics and the Scientific Program for each annual meeting. There was a plan to...

What is RSNA-part 24

By mid 1980s, there was continuous application of advanced computer technologies in radiology practice. Therefore, RSNA Board of Director decided to establish a new committee in 1986, which was called “the Electronic Communications Committee” The objective of the new committee was to assess computer software and hardware, in addition to the magnetic and optical data storage devices...

RSNA History- Part 26

In this episode of RSNA history, we discuss the main event that took place during early 1990s. Digital imaging technology started to appear during early 1990s. While RSNA 1992 meeting took place, infoRAD included, for the first time, a public demonstration of a standard for digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM), which was designed by the American College of Radiology...

RSNA History-Part 27

In this episode of RSNA history, we discuss the major events that took place during late 1990s and early 2000s. Anthony V. Proto, M.D., in 1997, started to serve RSNA as a new editor-designate of Radiology. Dr. Porto worked for while with the previous editor, Stanley S. Siegelman, M.D., before the latter decided to resign for retirement. The first Radiology issue published under Dr’...

RSNA History-Part 28

This episode of RSNA history discusses the major events that took place during the 2000s period. Rapid development in communication technology was having its effects on radiology. During RSNA 2003 meeting, Mobile Computing Pavilion included technical exhibit featuring the latest wireless technologies. The Pavilion also included the Pathway to Progress demonstration which discussed...

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