Conferences

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) presented two prestigious awards during its 2019 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed a list of healthcare policy recommendations designed to emphasize AI’s ability to improve patient care, reduce costs and support physicians.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and American College of Radiology (ACR) are hosting a new machine learning challenge as part of a collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) and MD.ai.

Severe side effects are less likely for patients receiving proton therapy than those receiving traditional x-ray radiation therapy, according to research to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Council has elected a new president and vice president, announcing the news at the ACR 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The American College of Radiology Foundation (ACRF) presented its Global Humanitarian Awards during the American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Radiology residents aren’t being properly trained to recognize signs of child abuse in imaging results, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2019 Annual Meeting in Honolulu.

Short-interval follow-up MRI is an effective tool for identifying early-stage breast cancer, according to findings to be presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2019 Annual Meeting in Honolulu.

Ruth Carlos, MD, was named the 2019-2020 president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 49 BC, Julius Caesar led his soldiers across the river Rubicon, defying the Roman Senate and setting up the civil war that led to his becoming dictator for life. Today, many leaders of radiology practices stand on the banks of their own Rubicon.

From HMOs to ACOs to the several arms of CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), policymakers have been pushing healthcare providers to achieve better outcomes for less dollars—i.e., to improve value—for generations now.

The terms “AI” and “machine learning” appear early and often on the agenda for SIIM19, which rolls into Denver the last week of June. The heavy dose of AI-related tech talk is no surprise, given the fast and steady interest in these technologies evidenced by imaging informaticists in medicine.