Carestream university hospital research partners presenting at RSNA16
More than 1,700 scientific papers will be presented by esteemed medical imaging researchers at the 2016 meeting of the RSNA. In addition, more than 400 educational courses are being offered. The scientific talks and educational courses run concurrently on subject areas representing each of the clinical specialties, imaging informatics, physics, and healthcare policy.
In parallel with the oral presentations, the Lakeside Learning Center will host the poster sessions and case of the day exhibits. Posters and exhibits can be reviewed independently, or alternatively, discussed with the authors during specifically designated days and times. Conveniently, there are extended hours for viewing posters and exhibits, so there is ample opportunity each day before and after the close of the trade show floor to take these in.
Included in the 1,700 plus scientific presentations will be several talks delivered by Carestream’s university hospital research partners. These presentations will highlight Carestream’s clinical research initiatives in the areas of cone beam computed tomography and digital tomosynthesis. These are applications that utilize high performance flat panel digital radiography detector technologies. Each of these talks is embedded within a 1.5 hour duration scientific session. Each session is comprised of a variety of presentations on related clinical performance or imaging physics topics.
In addition, the Deputy Director of Information Technology and Communications of the Andalusian Health Service will give a presentation on how they are using Carestream’s software to share images and information throughout their public healthcare system that serves more than 8,500,000 inhabitants.
Plenary sessions are especially worthwhile
Perhaps the most visionary and thought-provoking talks however, are those presented each year by luminary radiology leaders during the plenary sessions. The official kickoff of the RSNA meeting program is the President’s Opening Session on Sunday morning at 8:30 in the Arie Crown Theater. The opening session sets the stage for the theme of the RSNA meeting. This year, the opening session will feature talks by the president of the RSNA (Dr. Richard Baron) with an address on the digital revolution in radiology. He will be followed by Dr. Keith Dreyer who will speak on machine intelligence in radiology. The opening session concludes with a talk by Dr. Robert M. Wachter on lessons learned for radiology as medicine enters the digital age. For those who are unable to attend the opening session, the good news is that an inspiring plenary session will be given each day throughout the week at RSNA.
Plan ahead for a successful conference
With so many interesting scientific papers being presented, it is important to prepare a schedule in advance, in particular as the talks might be spaced across different pavilions and require travel time. I’m in the process of building my own schedule of talks to attend. In addition to the plenary sessions and sessions containing the presentations by Carestream research collaborators, I’ve identified a few talks (listed below) that I won’t want to miss.
The complete list of RSNA16 plenary sessions, scientific papers, and posters can be accessed via the RSNA program website, including more information about the papers being presented by researchers from leading universities in collaboration with Carestream.
Science Session with Keynote: Musculoskeletal (Metabolic and Systemic Processes: Effects on the Musculoskeletal System and Beyond); Anne Cotton,MD; Leon Lenchik, MD; and Musculoskeletal Keynote Speaker: Metabolic and Systemic Disease Targets in the Musculoskeletal System: Imaging Considerations; Martin Torriania, MD; 10:45 – 12:15 Room/SSA14/ S406A
Science Session with Keynote: Breast Imaging (Multimodality Screening); Rachel F. Brem, MD, and Maxine S. Jochelson, MD; and Breast Imaging Keynote Speaker; Multimodality Screening Part 1, Rachel F. Brem, MD; 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m./SSA01/Arie Crown Theater
Science Session with Keynote: Chest (Nodule/Radiomics); Jo-Anne O. Shepard, MD; Christian J. Herold, MD; and Chest Keynote Speaker: Fleischner Society Nodule Guidelines Update, Heber MacMahon, MD; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m./SSC03/S404CD
Science Session with Keynote: Pediatrics (Interventional Radiology); John M. Racadio, MD; C. Matthew Hawkins, MD; and Pediatrics Keynote Speaker: Central Venous Access in Pediatric Patients, David J. Lord, MD; 3-4 p.m./SSM19/S102AB
David H. Foos is Chief Technology Officer at Carestream Health and is Director of Research and Innovation. Mr. Foos holds a M.S. degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has 34 granted patents and 17 peer reviewed journal publications.