RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q1 2020

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Released: April 14, 2020

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is committed to connecting radiologists and the radiology community to the most timely and useful COVID-19 information and resources. Therefore, RSNA has launched a series of initiatives aimed at providing radiology professionals with the tools they need during the coronavirus pandemic.

RSNA.org Offers COVID-19 Resources Page
RSNA’s COVID-19 Resources page houses the latest guidance, original research, images, online education, and more. The page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

RSNA Announces COVID-19 Imaging Data Repository
RSNA recently announced a new initiative to build a COVID-19 Imaging Data Repository. The open data repository will compile images and correlative data from institutions, practices and societies around the world to create a comprehensive source for COVID-19 research and education efforts. More than 130 institutions have expressed interest in sharing data. Organizations are requested to use the survey form linked here to provide information about COVID-19 imaging data they may be willing share for research.

RSNA COVID-19 Community
RSNA has created a new forum to connect the radiology community with peer-to-peer support, knowledge sharing and useful resources for managing the COVID-19 public health crisis, as it relates to radiology. The COVID-19 Community is free and open to all who are interested in participating. All community users are required to have an active RSNA account to participate. 

Special Focus: COVID-19
Visit the RSNA journals’ collection of research, where you can view cases and commentary on imaging COVID-19.

RSNA Coronavirus Case Collection
RSNA is processing peer-reviewed cases of COVID-19 to provide the global radiology community with a free diagnostic resource to help control this outbreak and get more patients the care they need. RSNA Case Collection: Coronavirus Cases provides an expanding set of case studies and images. To learn more about the details of each case, visitors simply click on an image. 

RSNA Produces COVID-19 Radiology Webinars
To assist radiology departments with their preparedness plans, a group of radiology experts recorded a webinar, “Radiology Preparedness for COVID-19: Radiology Scientific Expert Science Panel.” Participants from different institutions discuss their radiology department policies and procedures associated with COVID-19. Since its launch in mid-March, the webinar has had more than 18,000 views.

In the RSNA webinar “The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Consensus Statement from the Fleischner Society,” authors of the multidisciplinary and multinational statement will provide context for the use of imaging to direct patient management during the COVID-19 pandemic in different practice settings, different phases of epidemic outbreak, and environments of varying critical resource availability. The webinar will take place April 17, 2020, from 1 – 2 p.m. ET. The webinar is free to all, but registration is required.

RSNA Offers Resources for Residents and Fellows
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for numerous radiology residents and fellows. In many cases, the ability for residents to participate in radiological services at their institution is temporarily limited. To help radiology trainees keep learning and take advantage of any downtime, RSNA is highlighting free online learning activities. Learn more.

Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended
The abstract submission deadline for RSNA 2020 has been extended to April 29, 2020. Visit
https://www.rsna.org/annual-meeting/abstract-submission to learn more.

2019 Virtual Meeting Open Through June 30, 2020
RSNA is committed to providing the radiology community access to useful information during these unprecedented times. For that reason, RSNA’s 2019 Virtual Meeting is now available as a free learning resource until June 30 for all our colleagues in the radiology field.

For those currently enrolled in the 2019 Virtual Meeting, access has been extended by two months at no additional charge. New registrants will also enjoy free access through June 30 at 4 p.m. Central Time (CT). Visit RSNA.org/Register for free access to educational programming, scientific presentations, education exhibits and digital scientific posters.

Spotlight Courses Postponed
Upcoming Spotlight courses in Italy and Argentina and have been postponed due to the pandemic. Please visit RSNA.org/Spotlight for the latest updates.

RSNA is an association of 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)