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  • Educational Courses

    November 1, 2017

    RSNA 2017 offers educational courses in a variety of formats across all career levels and subspecialties. Here are just a few courses that you might want to include in your meeting agenda for the week.


    Special Interest Sessions
    The RSNA Board of Directors has determined these courses to be of particular importance and increased audience interest is expected.

    • Experiencing Radiology: Patients’ Perspectives
    • The Imaging of Cognition — Dementia
    • Translation of Quantitative Imaging from Clinical Research to Clinical Practice: Why and How?
    • How Focal and Local are Our Interventions? Systemic and Immunologic Effects of Interventional Oncology
    • Integration of CEUS into Radiology Practice
    • High Impact Clinical Trials

    Dementia-Related Sessions
    A full day of sessions will be devoted to the latest advances in imaging of dementia. Sessions include Emerging Technology: Imaging of Dementias; Neuroradiology; White Matter Diseases: Do They Matter? and PET/CT and SPECT/CT in Movement Disorders, Epilepsy and Dementia.

    Molecular Imaging (MI) Symposium
    Experts in MI will present a full day of sessions focusing on the basics of MI and oncologic, neurology and cardiovascular MI applications.

    Colombia Presents
    Diagnostic Imaging in Tropical and Infectious Diseases
    Presenters will discuss radiologic advancements in treating infectious diseases such as malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas Disease, African trypanosomiasis and dengue, among other diseases.


    Quality Improvement Symposium
    Developed by the RSNA Quality Improvement Committee, these sessions help advance the science of quality value proposition to radiologists. Participants can earn a Quality Essentials Certificate for each session by scoring 80 percent or higher on the related test.

    • The IOM Report on Improving Diagnosis
    • Understanding Error and Improvement in Diagnosis
    • Organizational Learning in Radiology

    Israel Presents
    Radiology in Israel — Experience from the Land of Innovation
    Presentations will highlight developments in video capsule endoscopy, deep learning algorithms, interventional radiology, MR-guided focused ultrasound technology, 3-D printing and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury patients.


    RSNA/ESR Hybrid Imaging Symposium
    RSNA and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) are sponsoring a full day of interactive sessions spotlighting hybrid imaging advances.


    New in 2017 — Fast 5 Session
    RSNA will debut its new Fast 5 Session, a lively presentation of transformational ideas, on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Sessions feature five speakers who will each give a five-minute presentation on member-selected topics. Sessions focus on ways to explore, invent and transform radiology. Follow the conversation on social media at #RSNAFast5.

    Throughout the Week

    Sponsored Education Sessions
    Attend educational programming provided by RSNA 2017 exhibitors onsite at McCormick Place during the annual meeting. Access corporate symposium session details at Meeting.RSNA.org, in the RSNA meeting program and on signage outside of the meeting room. CME credit, if provided, will be through a third party provider rather than RSNA.

    Hot Topic Sessions
    Sessions are identified across all subspecialties that cover late-breaking discoveries. Highlights include, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Lung Imaging, Abbreviated Abdomen MRI Protocols and New and Emerging Theranostic Agents for Prostate Cancer.

    Case-Based Interactive Series
    Each interactive series comprises multiple sessions intended to aid self-assessment and increase knowledge. Topics include abdomen, breast, cardiac CT, MR, musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, thoracic imaging and ultrasound.

    Bolstering OnRoradiologic and Oncoradiotherapeutic Skills for Tomorrow (BOOST) Program
    Leaders in radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, biology, neuroradiology and physics provide three days (Monday through Wednesday) of concentrated courses focusing on specific diseases.

    Hands-On Workshops
    In these 1 1/2–hour workshops participants learn proper use of medical equipment through demonstrations. Topics include MRI-guided breast biopsy, techniques for interventional sonography and thermal ablation, big data and 3-D printing.

    RSNA Diagnosis Live™
    Expert-moderated sessions feature a series of interactive case studies to challenge radiologists’ diagnostic skills. Participants submit and discuss responses in a fast-paced game format. Bring your own charged mobile device to compete.