RSNA Press Release

RSNA Facts

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Released: November 12, 2021


Sunday, November 28 – Thursday, December 2, 2021
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
(as of 10/30/2021)


  • RSNA® has over 48,200 members in 145 countries.
  • The RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting is the premier annual radiology forum in the world. It has been held consecutively in Chicago since 1985. It typically hosts more than 50,000 attendees, including more than 27,000 healthcare professionals. McCormick Place was first used in 1975.
  • Full RSNA members in North America pay 2021 dues of $615 annually. Membership benefits are worth at least $3,183 ($1,100 for annual meeting with advance registration, $800 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 Christine (Cooky) O. Menias, 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 $70 million in grant funding for over 1,600 grant projects.
  • RSNA employs 236 people.
  • RSNA headquarters is located at 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Ill.

(as of 10/30/2021, 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:

  • 5 days of educational programs for radiologists, radiation oncologists, physicists in medicine, radiologic technologists and allied healthcare professionals
  • 495 in-person technical exhibits occupying 296,000 square feet
  • 52 virtual exhibits, including 32 virtual-only exhibits
  • 88 first-time exhibitors at RSNA
  • 858 scientific papers in 18 subspecialties: breast; cardiac; chest; gastrointestinal; genitourinary; head & neck; informatics; interventional; multisystem; musculoskeletal; neuroradiology; noninterpretive skills/practice management; nuclear medicine/molecular imaging; pediatric; physics; radiation oncology; reproductive imaging; and vascular
  • Over 300 education courses and 7 plenary sessions
  • 1,521 education exhibits and 1,266 scientific posters featured in the Lakeside Learning Center