RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q2 2018

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Released: July 09, 2018

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

RSNA 2018 HICT Session Call for Abstracts Now Open

The process for submitting abstracts for the High Impact Clinical Trial (HICT) session at RSNA 2018 opened June 1. The session provides a forum for practice-changing clinical research across radiology. Submission deadline is August 1. For more information, visit Special Interest Session: High Impact Clinical Trials.

Patient-Centered Care Curriculum

On July 1, RSNA launched a new curriculum of 13 interactive patient-centered care learning modules for educating trainees in diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology and integrated interventional radiology residencies. The modules were designed to assist program directors in fulfilling Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-mandated instruction in patient-centered care.

RSNA Image Share Project Concludes

After successful completion of project objectives, funding for the RSNA Image Share Network ended in March. The project, launched in 2009, provided a model and operating pilot for expanding patient access to images and reports, an evolution that promises to enable better informed medical decisions. Since the project launched, 20 radiology sites have provided more than 35,000 patients access to their images and reports.

The image sharing network will remain available, and patients will have access to existing accounts for an additional two years. The Image Share Validation testing program will continue to offer conformance testing, and the open-source software tools developed under the program are available to researchers and product developers on a public code repository.

RadLex® — Refreshed, Expanded and Deployed

RSNA is improving RadLex, the Society's lexicon of radiology terms, to expand its reach, enhance its effectiveness and help imaging prepare for a new set of emerging technologies including clinical decision support and artificial intelligence

The RadLex Steering Committee is converting RadLex into Ontology Web Language (OWL), a modern structured data format that allows greater interoperability with other biomedical ontologies and access to new tools for working with RadLex content. The OWL conversion will be completed in summer 2018.

The Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)/RSNA Radiology Playbook has been released. The Playbook provides a single authoritative source for radiology procedure names that can be used to standardize imaging workflows and to facilitate quality improvement efforts. The project was completed through a five-year partnership with the Regenstrief Institute and funded by a contract with the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Radiology: Artificial Intelligence Submissions Now Open

Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, a new online journal from RSNA, is seeking original research and editorial submissions for its 2019 debut. The bi-monthly journal will examine the impact machine learning and artificial intelligence are having across multiple radiological disciplines. For submission details and guidelines, visit Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

R&E Foundation Accepting Pre-Applications for New Education Grants

The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation is accepting pre-applications for two new education grants intended to enhance radiology education through the development of innovative and fresh educational content and products.

Education Innovation Grant
Amount: Up to $175,000 per year for three years ($525,000 maximum)
Topic: Point-of-care education

Education Development Grant
Amount: $30,000 to $100,000 per year for up to three years ($300,000 maximum)
Topics: Imaging cancer, patient education, physician burnout, and women and minorities in radiology leadership

Those interested in applying for one of these education grants must first submit a pre-application by September 3. Grants are restricted to RSNA members. The R&E Frequently Asked Questions webpage provides further information on the grant process.

Fast 5 Session Returns for RSNA 2018

Submissions have closed for the second annual Fast 5 session, where five speakers will each give a five-minute presentation accompanied by slides. The engaging, fast-paced session allows presenters to share their unique ideas about non-clinical topics echoing the RSNA 2018 theme, "Tomorrow's Radiology Today." The Fast 5 session will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1:30 p.m. CT in the Arie Crown Theater. Speakers will be determined by online voting, July 16-25.

RSNA 2018 Registration Opens July 18

Registration for RSNA 2018 will open on July 18 for all members and non-members, including media. Meeting Central (Meeting.RSNA.org) will also be available on July 18 and will include the complete meeting program and exhibitor list, so you can plan your entire meeting experience.

Visit RSNA.org/Annual-Meeting for registration and up-to-date information about RSNA 2018. Visit the RSNA Newsroom for Media Guidelines and other information.

RSNA is an association of more than 54,200 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. (RSNA.org)