RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q1 2024

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Released: April 10, 2024

Nominations Open for RSNA Outstanding Community Impact Award
RSNA's inaugural Outstanding Community Impact Award was introduced in 2024 to recognize and celebrate an individual in the radiologic sciences who has made exceptional contributions to patient care and health care delivery through service to the community. The Outstanding Community Impact Award will be presented each year to one individual at the RSNA annual meeting.

To be considered, individuals should submit the self-nomination form highlighting their measurable and sustainable impact to their communities through an initiative or partnership they created or through a history of efforts in enhancing patient care and health care delivery. Nominations must be submitted by April 30 at 5 p.m. CT.

RSNA, IAEA Join Forces to Advance Radiology Capacities in Low and Middle Resource Countries
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and RSNA have forged a strategic partnership agreement with the goal of building professional capacity in radiology across low and middle resource countries.

Key highlights of the agreement include:
  • Outreach and advocacy to collaborate on awareness-raising of global healthcare inequalities, especially but not only for cancer imaging.
  • Capacity building towards enhancing the skills and expertise of healthcare professionals in radiology through educational programs, conferences, and knowledge-sharing initiatives.
  • Increased access to radiology networks, educational materials and global learning programs offered by RSNA for continuous professional development.
  • Collaboration in research and innovation, promoting the exchange of best practices and the development of strategic frameworks to address evolving healthcare challenges.

"Medical imaging is pivotal in every patient's continuum of care," said RSNA President Curtis P. Langlotz, M.D., Ph.D. "By working together to bring key medical imaging services and resources to underserved parts of the world, the IAEA and RSNA can make great strides toward reducing healthcare disparities and improving patient outcomes."

RSNA & the Academy Co-Sponsor Research Roundtable
In March, RSNA partnered with the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging (the Academy) to sponsor the 2024 Research Roundtable and Medical Technology Showcase at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The Research Roundtable convenes academia, industry and government agencies to foster collaboration and identify research gaps and priorities. The goal is to create a deeper understanding of mutual worlds and how academia, industry, and government agencies can collaborate more effectively together, beyond commercial transactions, and be more impactful for the betterment of the radiological research community.

RSNA Establishes Key Partnerships with ARPA-H
The recently established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) aims to accelerate better health outcomes for everyone by supporting the development of high-impact solutions to today's most challenging health problems.

In January, RSNA was designated as a Spoke of ARPA-H's Customer Experience Hub. ARPA-H has created a nationwide "health innovation network" consisting of three regional hubs and numerous spokes that will work together to ensure that new tools, technologies and innovations generated by ARPA-H thrive after federal funding ends. The Customer Experience Hub is focused on centering patient populations and meeting the needs of providers. Among other types of engagement, in its role as a Spoke, RSNA can serve as a resource to ARPA-H performers focused on designing and developing imaging related tools and platforms to accelerate health futures.

RSNA 2024 Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are open for RSNA 2024. Abstracts are required for scientific presentations, education exhibits and quality improvement reports. Abstracts must be submitted online at RSNA.org/Abstracts. Submissions will close May 1 at noon CT. For more information, contact programs@rsna.org.

Radiology Promotes Sustainability for Earth Day
In late April, RSNA's flagship journal, Radiology, will publish special content on sustainability in honor of Earth Day. Among the sustainability-themed articles featured during the week of Earth Day will be, "Planetary Health and Radiology: Why we should care and what we can do."

RSNA Global Learning Center in Armenia Focuses on Musculoskeletal, Interventional Imaging
The RSNA Global Learning Center (GLC) in Shengavit Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia, will focus its curriculum on musculoskeletal and interventional imaging. The onsite host program director is Narek Matinyan, M.D., head of the MRI Department at Shengavit Medical Center. The RSNA visiting program director is Jay Shah, M.D., pediatric interventional radiologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and assistant professor in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Department of Pediatrics.

Over the next three years, the visiting and host faculty will work together to develop a customized educational plan, including a curriculum with hands-on training, didactic lectures, conferences, online courses and other education offerings. Equipment and technical assistance will also be provided based on the needs of the site.

SERT Workshop Participants Publish White Paper
In a new white paper published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), participants in the 2022 RSNA-ACR workshop on safety, effectiveness, reliability and transparency (SERT) in AI predict that establishing systems that boost these SERT concepts will be the key to full adoption of AI in radiology.

RSNA R&E Foundation on YouTube
The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation has been Funding Radiology's Future® for 40 years. The R&E Foundation YouTube channel includes testimonials from donors and stories from grant recipients describing the research they've conducted with the help of Foundation funding.

Introduction to Research for International Young Academics Application Deadline Nears
The Introduction to Research for International Young Academics (IRIYA) workshop encourages young radiologists from across the globe to pursue careers in academic radiology. During a four-day seminar held during the RSNA annual meeting, participants will learn about academic radiology, gain real-world insights from other RSNA members and network with future mentors.

Participation in IRIYA requires nomination by a radiology department chair or training director. Applicants must be from outside the U.S. and Canada and a resident or fellow currently in a radiology training program, or a radiologist who is no more than two years out of training and beginning or considering an academic career. Applicants must be RSNA members. The application deadline is April 15.

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)