The Radiological Society of North America’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2021), held in Chicago’s McCormick Place from November 28 to December 2, shined a spotlight on imaging research and education in COVID-19 and artificial intelligence (AI) and demonstrated RSNA’s ongoing commitment to improving health care equity for patients and diversity, equity and inclusion in radiology leadership and practice. The meeting’s theme was “Redefining Radiology.”

January 5, 2022 — The Radiological Society of North America’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2021), held in Chicago’s McCormick Place from November 28 to December 2, shined a spotlight on imaging research and education in COVID-19 and artificial intelligence (AI) and demonstrated RSNA’s ongoing commitment to improving health care equity for patients and diversity, equity and inclusion in radiology leadership and practice. The meeting’s theme was “Redefining Radiology.”

“After holding the RSNA Annual Meeting virtually in 2020, we were excited to get back to McCormick Place in 2021, and our attendees echoed that sentiment,” said RSNA Executive Director Mark G. Watson. “I am pleased that this year we were able to deliver a safe and productive live meeting experience, as well as a comprehensive virtual program.”

RSNA 2021, the world’s leading radiology forum, featured over 450 educational and science sessions and more than 1,500 education exhibits. Total registration for RSNA 2021 was 29,273. All onsite attendees were required to be fully vaccinated and wear masks in public spaces at McCormick Place.

Popular features like the Image Interpretation Session and Case of the Day offered dynamic experiences for attendees. The rapid-fire “Fast 5” session featured brisk and engaging presentations on how medical insight and research are driving the future of radiology, and a new radiology game show provided a lively and entertaining interactive challenge for both in-person and virtual attendees.

The meeting also offered inspiring plenary sessions and more than 50 scientific presentations, lectures, courses and exhibits on improving health care equity for patients and championing diversity, equity and inclusion in the radiology profession.

“Diversity brings needed perspective to the table,” said RSNA immediate past-president Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., in her President’s Address. “When we have diverse leadership, we ensure that the conversation is not one-sided, that we are not in an echo chamber. We hear new ideas. We see through a different lens.”

COVID-19 continued to be a featured topic, with new research on subjects ranging from diagnosis and management of the disease to the pandemic’s impact on detection and treatment of other illnesses, such as cancer.

AI was also well represented at RSNA 2021, playing a prominent role in hundreds of research papers, courses and education exhibits. Advances in AI technologies were abundant on the technical exhibition floor.

“Artificial intelligence advances will be instrumental in shaping the future of radiology research and practice,” Watson said. “Therefore, we offered our attendees a wealth of AI sessions and numerous AI-focused products and solutions on the exhibit floor.”

RSNA 2021’s Technical Exhibition hosted more than 500 exhibitors—including over 100 first-time RSNA exhibitors—demonstrating the latest medical imaging technologies in CT, MRI, AI, 3D printing, and more.

The Technical Exhibition included the expansive AI Showcase and Theater, as well as the Imaging AI in Practice demonstration, the 3D Printing and Mixed Reality Showcase, Innovation Theater, First-time Exhibitor Pavilion, Educators Row, Recruiters Row and the Virtual Exhibitor Lounge.

The AI Showcase allowed attendees to connect with companies to see the latest in machine learning and AI products and learn more about how to implement these novel applications in their practices.

The AI Theater hosted several engaging presentations, as well as a recognition event for the teams with the top performing models in the RSNA Brain Tumor AI Challenge.

Using clinical scenarios and medical images to show AI tools and health information technology standards in action, the Imaging AI in Practice demonstration illustrated the radiology workflow from imaging examination ordering through reporting and follow-up.

Industry programming at RSNA 2021 included corporate symposia, “lunch and learns,” virtual industry and product presentations, vendor workshops and AI Theater presentations.

Registration is still available for RSNA’s Virtual Meeting, offering 100% of eligible meeting programming with on-demand content through April 30, 2022.

RSNA 2022, RSNA’s 108th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, will take place November 27 to December 1, 2022, in Chicago.

For more information: www.rsna.org

Find more RSNA news and videos


Related Content

News | Radiology Education

May 24, 2024 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced that its ASRT Foundation has ...

Time May 24, 2024
arrow
News | Enterprise Imaging

May 24, 2024 — International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra’s enterprise imaging solution has been ...

Time May 24, 2024
arrow
News | Lung Imaging

May 24, 2024 — Smokers who have small abnormalities on their CT scans that grow over time have a greater likelihood of ...

Time May 24, 2024
arrow
News | Artificial Intelligence

May 23, 2024 — NewVue.ai, born from the radiology technology pioneers behind peerVue and recognized as a trailblazer in ...

Time May 23, 2024
arrow
News | Radiation Therapy

May 23, 2024 — RaySearch Laboratories AB and C-RAD announced a collaboration agreement, aiming at jointly developing ...

Time May 23, 2024
arrow
News | FDA

May 22, 2024 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of the Hologic Inc. BioZorb marker due to ...

Time May 22, 2024
arrow
News | Artificial Intelligence

May 22, 2024 — Lunit, a provider of Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions for cancer diagnostics and ...

Time May 22, 2024
arrow
News | Artificial Intelligence

May 21, 2024 — According to a newly-published study of nearly 5,000 screening mammograms interpreted by an FDA-approved ...

Time May 21, 2024
arrow
News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

May 20, 2024 — Exo (pronounced “echo”), a medical imaging software and devices company, announced the release of Exo ...

Time May 20, 2024
arrow
News | ASTRO

May 17, 2024 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 66th Annual Meeting ...

Time May 17, 2024
arrow
Subscribe Now