RSNA Press Release

RSNA Facts

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Released: November 08, 2019


Sunday, December 1 – Friday, December 6, 2019,
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

(as of 11/25/19)

  • RSNA® has over 53,400 members in 152 countries.
  • The 2018 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting hosted 52,985 registrants, including 27,435 healthcare professionals. The scientific assembly is the premier annual radiology forum in the world. It has been held consecutively in Chicago since 1985. McCormick Place was first used in 1975.
  • Full RSNA members in North America pay 2020 dues of $590 annually. Membership benefits are worth at least $2,629 ($1,045 for annual meeting with advance registration, $301 for virtual meeting, $855 for online and print editions of Radiology and RadioGraphics, $408 for Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Imaging Cancer online editions and $20 for RSNA News—value based on nonmember North American subscription rates).
  • Members receive free access to continuing medical education (SA-CME) credit, RSNA CME Repository, grant opportunities, and many indirect benefits.
  • RSNA publishes five peer-reviewed medical journals.


    • Radiology David A. Bluemke, M.D.
    • RadioGraphics Jeffery S. Klein, M.D.
    • Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, Charles E. Kahn Jr., M.D., M.S.
    • Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, Suhny Abbara, M.D.
    • Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Gary D. Luker, M.D.
  • RSNA offers a comprehensive collection of online continuing education courses covering every subspecialty in radiology.
  • Since 1984, the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grant funding for over 1,450 grant projects.
  • The RSNA Board of Directors has eight members, each serving a six-year term.
  • RSNA employs 242 people.
  • RSNA headquarters is located at 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Ill.

(as of 11/25/19, some numbers subject to change)

The Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) is the world's premier scientific and educational forum in radiology.

Facts about the meeting include:

  • 6 days of educational programs for radiologists, radiation oncologists, physicists in medicine, radiologic technologists and allied healthcare professionals
  • For RSNA 2019, the Society has secured more than 121,000 room nights at 88 downtown Chicago hotels.
  • 740 technical exhibits occupying 452,000 square feet
  • 157 first-time exhibitors at RSNA
  • Attendees will contribute $130 million to Chicago's economy.
  • 1,662 scientific papers in 16 subspecialties: breast; cardiac; chest; emergency radiology; gastrointestinal; genitourinary; health services, policy and research; informatics; molecular imaging; musculoskeletal; neuroradiology; nuclear medicine; pediatric; physics; radiation oncology and radiobiology; and vascular and interventional
  • 440 education courses and 6 plenary sessions
  • 1,905 education exhibits and 904 scientific posters featured in the Lakeside Learning Center