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Cardiac imaging produced a more than sevenfold increase in detection of such heart inflammation, according to research presented Monday at RSNA21. 

Mary Mahoney, MD, explored these themes during her presidential address kicking off RSNA's annual meeting Sunday. 

As of Monday, about 23,000 individuals had registered for the world's largest medical imaging conference compared to 51,800 in 2019. 

RBMA’s board approved the new Radiology Patient Action Network during the group’s annual PaRADigm conference in Las Vegas.

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The Japan-based imaging giant cited its "Made for Life" management philosophy, prioritizing the health and safety of patients and providers. 

The Radiology Business Management Association is asking all 2021 PaRADigm attendees to provide proof of inoculation prior to arriving in Las Vegas next month. 

For those who cannot comply, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based professional society said it’s offering a “robust” virtual component for its popular annual meeting that kicks off Nov. 28. 

The society was seeking coverage for losses related to last year's annual meeting, but a federal judge said the event insurance clearly excluded communicable diseases

The announcement comes the same day HIMSS said it will require attendees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they want to attend its Las Vegas conference in August.  

During remarks made Sunday, the noted University of Colorado Denver professor implored his peers to focus on the specialty's promising future, rather than its past. 

A panel of judges winnowed the final list down to five after receiving dozens of submissions from some of the biggest names in imaging. 

“The health and safety of ACR members and the patients they serve, as well as that of ACR employees and local hospitality staff, are the primary reason for this transition,” Geraldine McGinty, MD, chair of ACR’s Board of Chancellors, said in a statement.   

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