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RSNA 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

Latest Headlines

 - Michael Walter

At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies were everywhere. Attendees rushed to learn as much as possible about AI, countless educational sessions touched on the topic and exhibitors made sure to mention it in their booths as much as possible. I wouldn’t quite say AI took over the show like some have suggested, but it did make quite an impression on everyone walking through the doors of McCormick Place.

 - Business Leadership

Management skills within healthcare, specifically in radiology, are critical to success. More important than management, however, is leadership, as it means always doing the right thing rather than just doing things correctly.

 - Alexander Norbash, MD

Mentor/mentee relationships are crucial in any healthcare specialty, and radiology is no exception. At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Alexander Norbash, MD, shared some lessons he has learned over the years while working to help develop strong relationships between mentors and mentees.

 - Anna Trofimova

The term “STAT” implies urgency: act immediately. But when clinicians overuse that designation, it becomes more difficult and time-consuming to distinguish true emergencies from cases that can wait, said Anna Trofimova, MD, PhD, a diagnostic radiology resident at Emory University School of Medicine.

 - Vijay M. Rao, MD

Wednesday, Nov. 29, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Vijay M. Rao, MD, was officially named RSNA’s newest president. She had served as president-elect for the last year.

 - social media facebook twitter marketing branding

The buzz around social media in radiology has skyrocketed in recent years, with more and more departments, private practices and specialists starting to use using the various platforms to their advantage. Of course, it’s about more than just using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; to get the most out of these resources, one must also learn the differences between them.

 - man with back pain

For those with lower back pain, trouble can come from anywhere—a misstep on the stairs, the wrong chair, even the weather. But findings presented Nov. 29 at RSNA 2017 in Chicago may offer a glimmer of hope.

 - Contrast agents

Discussion about the safety of using gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in medical imaging has increased in recent years as a result of the element being found in patients’ brains following MRIs. In a new study presented Wednesday at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, however, researchers found no evidence of harm from the gadolinium being retained.

 - weight loss

Cardiometabolic risk may hinge less on body fat mass and more on where in a patient’s body that fat is stored, according to research presented Nov. 28 at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.

 - future-radiology-reports

Radiologists could play a key role in identifying victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, according to a study presented Nov. 27 at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.