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RSNA 2009 Report

RSNA 2009 Report
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is one of the leading organizations playing an important role in improving medical imaging, not only in US, but all over the world. The organization aims to increase the use of recent technologies for better healthcare services, such as the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the United States. RSNA’s objective was...

RSNA 2010 Important Dates

RSNA 2010 Important Dates
RSNA 2010 annual meeting management has announced a number of important dates related to the forthcoming event. The first date was the 28th of April, were registration and housing were opened. On the 26th of May, general registration and housing were opened. On the next 30th of June, course enrollment will begin, while the dead line for international mailing was set to be on the 22nd of...

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 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 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...

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