Conferences

Annual mammography screening beginning at age 30 may provide value to patients with dense breast tissue, a personal history of breast cancer or a family history of breast cancer, according to new research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

What does it take to get your research published in a major radiology journal? David A. Bluemke, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of RSNA's Radiology journal, shared some advice with attendees Wednesday, Nov. 28, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Radiologist Puneet Bhargava, MD, spoke Wednesday, Nov. 28, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago about how to enhance personal productivity.

Taken by the numbers, the population at RSNA 2018 isn’t hard to get a handle on. A pre-conference survey showed the largest three cohorts by job title to be radiology administrators (29.3 percent), technologists (19.5 percent) and radiologists (17.7 percent). That’s all interesting enough, but numbers don’t talk. People do.

Radiologist Paul Chang, MD, medical director of enterprise imaging at the University of Chicago, began his presentation Tuesday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2018 by saying radiologists were in need of a reality check when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI).

Medical imaging equipment is highly susceptible to cyberattacks, putting hospitals and imaging centers at a serious risk of losing functionality of those systems and even having data stolen by an outside entity. This concerning issue is the focus of two studies being presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Patient-centric radiology is critical to providing high-quality patient care, and radiologists are beginning to take note. Olga R. Brook, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, will be discussing patient-centric radiology Thursday, Nov. 29, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to reduce the amount of gadolinium patients are exposed to during MRI scans, according to research presented Monday, Nov. 26, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

2019 will see the launch of three new peer-reviewed journals published by RSNA, including one dedicated to AI in medical imaging. On Monday, Nov. 26, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago, the managing editor of the new titles filled in some details on what to expect and watch for.

As time goes on, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more widely accepted as a necessary component of clinical workflow in medical imaging. According to Tarik K. Alkasab, MD, PhD, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, AI has the potential to make radiology reporting much more consistent and ultimately help radiologists make smarter decisions.

During her speech Sunday, Nov. 25, at the opening session of RSNA 2018 in Chicago, RSNA President Vijay Rao, MD, noted that today's radiologists will be empowered by new technologies, not replaced by them. 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how radiologists think about and perform studies, so it’s no surprise AI and machine learning will take center stage this year at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.