This time of year in Chicago means bright holiday lights, first snowfalls, cold weather… and RSNA. The 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, where the latest developments from the cutting edge of healthcare technology are showcased, takes place from November 30th through December 5th this year.
Expect exciting healthcare innovations from around the world, with unveilings and announcements that are sure to build on and continue the century-old RSNA tradition of taking healthcare to the next level.
This year, as ever, trends expected to be highlighted will set the tone for the future of the discipline, both in terms of technology and best practices. The rise in importance of software and data management over ‘big-iron’ machines, along with the increasing awareness and importance of radiology in healthcare today will be some of the topics sure to stimulate discussion at the show.
This year at RSNA, GE Healthcare will be hosting The Future of Imaging, an initiative to provide all with a window into the ever-evolving world of medical imaging. Through videos, interviews and blog posts, a panel of experts will act as RSNA insiders.
They will illustrate the high-tech centerpieces of the show with comments on emerging trends and reviews of the most important advances in radiology to date.
Making up the panel will be radiologist Dr Joe Russo, a breast imaging expert from St Luke’s University Hospital; Dr Shreyas Vasanawala, associate professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine; and Dr Satchidanand Hiremath, a vascular and interventional radiology specialist from Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Wisconsin.
Another focal point of this year’s convention will be breast care. Following surveys that showed three quarters of women are not aware that having dense breast tissue (a natural variation that occurs in around 40% of women) sharply raises the risk of developing breast cancer, GE will demonstrate their efforts to enable clinicians to better diagnose breast cancer, and to better inform women about dense breasts. Drop by the RSNA Google Hangout on Monday December 1st, to learn about the ever-changing face of radiology, the cornerstone of modern medical practice.