RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q4 2018

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Released: January 24, 2019

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: Tomorrow's Radiology Today

Nearly 53,000 attendees at RSNA 2018 explored the remarkable artificial intelligence applications and emerging technologies transforming the way radiology is practiced. The Connections Center and Discovery Theater continued to be popular spots to relax, network and learn. The Discovery Theater stage offered myriad entertainment and presentations, including a lively head-to-head RSNA Diagnosis Live™ game among residency programs, with Brigham and Women's Hospital taking the trophy.

The Machine Learning Showcase was doubled in size this year and drew enormous interest. The Start-up Showcase and the Advanced Visualization and 3-D Printing Showcase were also crowd-pleasing features on the technical exhibit floor.

Popularity of the Virtual Meeting continued with more than 200 live-streamed and on-demand courses.

RSNA 2018's official registration was 52,985. The technical exhibition was 433,800 square feet and consisted of 723 exhibitors, including 130 first-time exhibitors.

RSNA 2018's economic impact to the City of Chicago is estimated at $160 million.

Planning Underway for RSNA 2019

RSNA has already turned its attention to the 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. RSNA President Valerie P. Jackson, M.D., has selected the theme, "See Possibilities Together." RSNA 2019 will take place December 1 to December 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Radiology: AI

The first of the RSNA's new journals debuts this month. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence will offer the latest research in this exciting specialty. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence will be published bi-monthly, exclusively online. RSNA members will receive a complimentary subscription to the new journal as a member benefit. Institutions can receive free access through December 31, 2019 by registering at

RadInfo 4 Kids

The new RadInfo 4 Kids section of the website offers a variety of resources that were created by kids for kids to help explain radiologic exams. RadInfo 4 Kids will continue to add child-friendly content. Families looking to submit their stories can visit the RadInfo 4 Kids page on to learn more about the process or email

RSNA Offers New AI Webinar

RSNA will offer the last in its series of artificial intelligence webinars next month. "AI: an Ally or an Enemy? A Roundtable Discussion" will be held Feb. 21, 2019, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT. Featured speakers are Dr. Curt Langlotz, Dr. Paul Chang and Dr. Adam Flanders. Registration is now open.

Designed for radiologists from all practice settings in mind, the webinar series began with a broad introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning and went on to discuss the current state and future perspectives of the technology for radiology professionals. Previous webinars in the series are available on demand.

2019 Spotlight Courses Scheduled

RSNA has scheduled four Spotlight Courses for 2019. Designed to offer practical insight on essential topics in medical imaging, the courses will be held in cities around the world. Topics and locations for the 2019 Spotlight Courses are:

  • April 12-13, Chest Imaging, Santiago, Chile (Spanish-language course)
  • May 3-4, AI, Paris, France (English-language course)
  • May 31-June 1, AI, San Francisco, Calif.
  • September 27-28, Cancer Imaging, São Paulo, Brazil

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Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop

Registration is open for "Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop," a two-day workshop designed for researchers in radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and related sciences who are interested in actively pursuing federal funding. The course will be held at RSNA headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., on March 8; fee is $225. Register online at

Journal Podcasts

RSNA journal podcasts summarize the importance and context of selected recent articles. Listen to Radiology editor David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., discuss this month's research at Listen to RadioGraphics editor Jeffrey S. Klein, M.D., and authors discuss articles from recent issues of RadioGraphics at

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

RSNA's Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) held its inaugural meeting at RSNA 2018. The CDI will identify gaps and make recommendations to ensure that appropriate programs and tools are available to raise awareness of D&I issues in the profession, provide education, promote outreach and mentorship, identify resources for D&I improvement, and more.

RSNA is an association of over 53,400 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. (