RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q1 2016

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Released: April 12, 2016

To keep you informed about its current activities, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will be distributing brief quarterly updates. For more information about any of these activities or to interview a spokesperson, contact RSNA Media Relations staff.

RSNA 2016 Looks Beyond Imaging

Plans are underway for RSNA 2016, with exciting new sessions designed to push radiologists to think "Beyond Imaging," recognizing the larger role they play in the healthcare landscape. The opening session topic will be "Digital Revolution in Radiology – the Good and the Bad."

RSNA will partner with other societies, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), the French Society of Abdominal Imaging (SIAD), the Korean Society of Abdominal Radiology (KSAR) and the Japanese Society of Abdominal Imaging (JSAI) to develop a symposium addressing new topics in liver imaging on Friday, December 2.

High-Impact Clinical Trials

The RSNA Board approved a new process to showcase the results of late-breaking, high-impact clinical trials in the annual meeting program. The process will provide a mechanism for important findings to be presented at the meeting, even if results become available after the close of the standard abstract submission period. Qualifying abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a multi-disciplinary subcommittee. Up to three studies will be presented in a dedicated Special Interest Session allowing for longer, more in-depth presentations than are possible in the traditional format.

ACCME Accreditation

RSNA has received Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation with Commendation, extending to March 31, 2022. ACCME accreditation is necessary for RSNA to provide CME credits for physicians through its annual meeting and various programs.

RSNA/SPR Partnership

RSNA and the Radiological and Diagnostic Imaging Society of Sao Paulo (SPR) have formed a partnership for the joint planning of the 2016 Jornada Paulista de Radiologia (JPR), the leading medical imaging meeting in Latin America. The meeting will be held April 28 – May 1. The two organizations teamed up to present JPR in 2014, and will partner again in 2018.

Collaboration for Educational Excellence

RSNA and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) have collaborated to produce 45 online physics modules designed to educate radiologists and radiology residents on important concepts in physics. These modules have logged over 100,000 completions since they were first made available in 2009. RSNA and AAPM are working together to ensure the modules provide the most current information. All 45 modules will be updated over the next five years.

Radiology Seeks New Editor

Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D., has announced he will leave his post of Radiology editor at the end of 2017, and the Board appointed a search committee to begin the process of finding a new editor to succeed him. The committee, led by Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., Board liaison for publications and communications, will conduct interviews with the goal of having a final selection made by the end of 2016. More information about the search process is available on at

New Professionalism Vignette

A new vignette, "Professionalism from the Resident's Perspective," is now available on The vignette offers residents background on the right way to handle certain difficult situations. RSNA's Professionalism Vignettes cover a wide range of topics that radiologists may encounter in their practice. The objectives of the vignettes are to raise awareness about the need for radiologists to incorporate professionalism into routine practice and to facilitate discussion of this core competency. Launches New Section

The website has recently been expanded with the addition of a new section called "Radiology and You." The section offers information that can help patients better understand the overall radiologic experience and the role of radiologists in their medical care. Topics such as "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" and "How to Read Your Radiology Report" are included to empower patients and help them become more active participants in their healthcare.

RSNA Spotlight Course in Emergency Radiology

Registration continues for RSNA Spotlight: Radiología de Urgencias: Curso Interactivo con Casos to be held June 2 to 4, 2016, at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún Resort & Spa in Cancún, Mexico. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

RSNA is an association of more than 54,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (