RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q4 2020

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Released: January 14, 2021

RSNA 2020: Human Insight/Visionary Medicine offered a successful week of educational programming, scientific presentations, education exhibits and product demonstrations, attracting more than 29,000 registrants around the world.

On-demand registration is still open. Attendees may also upgrade standard registration to premium and access the extended meeting content. On-demand access is available through April 2021.

Giving Tuesday Boosts R&E Foundation Donations

In 2020, Resoundant committed $25,000 to the RSNA Research and Education Foundation to support its Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts. This donation came with a challenge to individuals to join in donating to the Foundation. Donors responded, and the challenge exceeded its goal, helping the Foundation raise more than $25,000 in additional donations during RSNA 2020.

Swiss Researcher Receives RSNA Chynn Award for Neuroradiology Research
Eike Piechowiak, M.D., a neuroradiologist at Bern University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, was awarded the 2020 Kuo York Chynn Neuroradiology Research Award for his research, "Early Renal Pelvis Opacification on Post-myelography CT as an Indicator for Increased CSF Resorption in Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension," which was presented at RSNA 2020.

The award honors the author of the top neuroradiology research paper presented during the RSNA annual meeting, determined by the Scientific Programming Committee. The researcher who captures the award receives a $3,000 prize.

Registration Opens for NIIC-RAD Course

Registration is now open for Term 2 of the National Imaging Informatics Course – Radiology (NIIC-RAD), to be held March 8 – 12, 2021, from 12-4 p.m. ET. NIIC-RAD is made possible by a partnership between RSNA and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and has been developed by a faculty comprised of experts in imaging informatics from around the world. The course offers fundamentals of imaging informatics with an emphasis on practical concepts and knowledge. The course is designed for 4th-year residents but is open to all. The course offers up to 20 hours of SIIM IIP credits.

Radiology Publishes COVID-19 Monograph
Radiology has published an online monograph on COVID-19, a curated selection of 18 important research, opinion, and guidance articles. A print-on-demand option is available.

Special Report Provides Details on RICORD
A Special Report on the RSNA International COVID-19 Open Annotated Radiology Database (RICORD) appears in the January issue of Radiology. RICORD is the first multi-institutional, multi-national expert annotated COVID-19 imaging data set made freely available and designed for the machine learning community. The first annotated RICORD data set was published by The Cancer Imaging Archive in December 2020.

Radiology Publishes International Perspectives on COVID-19 and Value-based Care
"RSNA International Trends: A Global Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Radiology in Late 2020" details experiences and insights from radiology experts in representative countries from around the world. These insights provide a guidepost to help address management challenges as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many parts of the world and suggest modifications in workflow that are likely to continue after this pandemic subsides.

"Radiology in the Era of Value-based Healthcare: A Multi-Society Expert Statement from the ACR, CAR, ESR, IS3R, RANZCR, and RSNA" describes the role and contributions of radiology in value-based healthcare models.

RSNA President Looks to Radiology's Future
In "My Turn: A New Era for Radiology," published this month in RSNA News, RSNA President Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., reflects on the challenges faced by radiologists over the past year and stresses the importance of worldwide engagement in 2021.

Writing a Competitive Grant Workshop Canceled
The Writing a Competitive Grant Workshop scheduled for April 9-10, 2021, at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois has been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

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)