RSNA in Brief—Q4 2022
Released: January 13, 2023
Radiology Celebrates Centennial
Editor Linda Moy, M.D., is celebrating the 100th anniversary of RSNA's flagship journal Radiology with 12 centennial issues. Each issue will highlight Radiology's legacy of publishing exceptional and practical science to improve patient care. Read the centennial issue editorial "Radiology 2040."
Dr. Moy assumed editorship of the journal this month, having previously served as senior deputy editor. She is the first woman to serve as Radiology Editor. Eight of the 10-member Editorial Board are women.
RadioGraphics Shines Light on Racial Disparities in Radiology
The latest issue of RSNA's journal RadioGraphics highlights the important topic of racial disparities and inequities in medical imaging. "How We Got Here: The Legacy of Anti-Black Discrimination," by Julia Goldberg, M.D., M.B.A., et al., and "From Unacceptable to Intolerable," an invited commentary by RSNA Board member Jinel A. Scott, M.D., M.B.A., discuss racial disparities in diagnostic imaging access as a consequence of longstanding structural racism in the U.S. and offer potential solutions to address barriers to care.
"Although acknowledging these historic events is painful and uncomfortable, to disregard them would be injurious to the specialty and directly harmful to Black physicians, radiologists and patients," Dr. Scott wrote.
New Funding Available for Emerging Issues Research
New funding is available, and applications are being accepted for RSNA Research and Education Foundation Emerging Issues grant opportunities. Aimed at rapidly and effectively addressing timely and urgent health crises, the grants support research in two areas of focus: interventions and solutions to health care disparities and the long-term effects of COVID-19. Application deadline is January 31, 2023. Learn more.
New Spotlight Courses Planned for 2023
RSNA offers radiology education around the world through its Spotlight Courses. Spotlight Courses are designed to deliver practical insights on essential topics in medical imaging at locations across the globe. Course programs are tailored to meet the needs of each audience.
AI Adoption and Implementation: Applications and Opportunities in Radiology- May 19–20, Dubai, UAE AI Implementation: Building Expertise and Influence- May 26–27, London, England MSK & Sports Medicine - June 2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina Stay informed about Spotlight courses—sign up for email updates at RSNA.org/Spotlight.
Reserve Your Hotel for RSNA 2023
Take advantage of discounted rates and reserve your preferred hotel early for RSNA 2023. Save over 30% with exclusive discounts when you reserve through RSNA at RSNA.org/Hotel-Reservations.
RSNA Seeks Abstract Reviewers
RSNA is seeking experts in all radiology sub-specialties to review scientific and education abstracts for RSNA 2023. Selected applicants will assist RSNA in reviewing and scoring abstracts submitted through the RSNA Official Call for Abstracts. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity at RSNA.org/Volunteer.
Experience RSNA 2022 on Demand until May 1, 2023
Virtual Access for RSNA 2022 offers nearly all meeting content until May 1, 2023. Registrants can take advantage of the opportunity to attend the education and science sessions and earn CME at their convenience.
If you have not already done so, register at RSNA.org/Register to access educational programming, scientific presentations, education exhibits and digital scientific posters.
MIDRC Virtual January Seminar Series
Members of the medical community can attend one or more of the virtual Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) seminars scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. CT.
The next seminar will be held on January 17, 2023, and will feature RSNA Board Chair Curtis P. Langlotz, M.D., Ph.D., and Tessa S. Cook, M.D., Ph.D., discussing "Natural Language Processing of Clinical Text for COVID-19 Identification." The online session will include live Q&A for all attendees. MIDRC is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, hosted by the University of Chicago, and jointly developed by RSNA, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Learn more at MIDRC.org.
RSNA/AAPM Offer Modules to Prepare for the ABR CORE Exam
RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules help residents prepare for the ABR CORE Exam. Accessible through the RSNA Online Learning Center, the self-guided modules are developed by radiologists and physicists and help trainees review important physics content. The modules are available to RSNA and AAPM members for free. Visit RSNA.org/Education/Trainee-Resources/Physics-Modules.
Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop
Registration is open for the Writing a Competitive Grant Workshop (March 31-April 1, 2023, RSNA HQ, Oak Brook, Ill.) designed for researchers in radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and related sciences who are interested in actively pursuing federal funding. The 1 ½-day program is guided by a faculty of leading researchers with extensive experience in all aspects of grant applications and funding.
The program will focus on developing specific aims to be included in a grant application. Participants will be provided tools for getting started in the grant writing process and developing realistic expectations.
For additional information and to register online visit RSNA.org/WCGP.
RSNA Seeks Volunteer Speakers
RSNA is offering an opportunity to volunteers who are available for speaking engagements. The RSNA Speaker Database is designed to identify speakers for various educational formats including RSNA's online education, live education and workshops, blended learning opportunities, short educational videos and RSNA's annual meeting education sessions. Interested members can volunteer or nominate a colleague to fill one of the 100 available slots. Learn more at Communities.RSNA.org/Volunteeropportunities.
Renew Your Commitment to Image Wisely
Radiology professionals are encouraged to pledge or renew their commitment to Image Wisely. Founded in 2010 by RSNA, ACR and other radiology organizations, Image Wisely aims to raise public awareness, lower the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging exams and eliminate unnecessary procedures.
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, Illinois. (RSNA.org)