The theme for this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 101st Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly is “Innovation is the Key to Our Future,” which makes perfect sense seeing as innovation is what has fueled this industry from its beginnings.
RSNA will wrap up its year-long centennial celebration Nov. 29–Dec. 4 at McCormick Place, Chicago, with a glimpse of radiology’s future on exhibit in the popular RSNA Centennial Showcase. This free-flowing interactive exhibit will interweave the contributions of RSNA with the latest developments in radiologic science and technology, and will give visitors an opportunity to explore radiology’s newest achievements.
“Last year, the RSNA Centennial Showcase featured historic science, education and technology intertwined with a walk through RSNA’s rich history,” said Ronald L. Arenson, M.D., 2015 RSNA president. “This year, our meeting theme is ‘Innovation is the Key to our Future,’ and we turn our gaze forward with new exhibits highlighting the future of medical imaging.”
According to the show organizers, the showcase, sponsored by McKesson, will include “Our Milestones,” where RSNA’s defining moments are presented in a compelling multimedia presentation; “Cases of the Future,” which will inspire attendees to conceptualize radiology’s future possibilities; “Art & Science,” a collection of captivating and artistically rendered medical images; “Roentgen’s Welcome,” featuring a virtual incarnation of the father of radiology; and the “Centennial Galleries,” focusing on RSNA’s defining principles: community, education, research, innovation and patient care. New this year are exhibits on brain research, artificial intelligence, optical imaging, virtual reality, 3-D printing and personalized medicine.
Be sure to visit the ITN team at Booth: South – 3207. Industry expert Greg Freiherr is joining us again this year as contributing editor, and will be conducting video interviews with key industry leaders to discuss key trends and innovations that are spearheading growth in the industry. These videos will coincide with Tech Reports that will run in ITN’s early 2016 issues. Greg’s videos, related articles and other news being generated at RSNA will be available on our newly redesigned and responsive website, www.itnonline.com, and the RSNA FastPass microsite, www.rsnafastpass.com.
In this issue on page 27, you can see some of the new products and technologies that will be displayed on RSNA’s exhibit hall floor in ITN’s RSNA Show Preview.
Innovation is the key to success. ITN looks forward to what the future holds in radiology and radiation oncology.