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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 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 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 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...

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