During this year as RSNA celebrates its 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, RSNA News will take a look back at milestones in the Society’s history.
Allowing full RSNA membership for medical physicists was one of many ways in which the Society responded to the public’s growing fear of radiation. A physics committee developed a separate physics program that ran in parallel with presentations of medical radiology papers at the RSNA annual meetings and scheduled physics-based refresher courses.
In his welcome remarks to meeting attendees, printed on the first page, 1983 RSNA President Richard G. Lester, M.D., noted that the number of papers being presented had nearly doubled in less than a decade, “due to the proliferation of technologic advances in the radiologic field and the continuing importance of the RSNA meeting as a forum for scientific exchange.”
A Learning Center exhibit at RSNA 1994 showcased RSNA’s foray onto the World Wide Web. The website offered general information about the Society and its annual meeting and education- and research-related projects. Site visitors could also register for the meeting, study meeting programs and view tables of contents for Radiology and RadioGraphics.
The Society began developing annual meeting sessions and other presentations offering guidance in patient-centered practice and in 2012 launched the Radiology Cares™: The Art of Patient-Centered Practice campaign, which encourages radiologists and other imaging professionals to take a pledge committing to more meaningful engagement in the patient experience.
In the January 2006 debut issue, then-Radiology Editor Anthony V. Proto, M.D., noted, “As long as I can remember, Radiology has been known as the ‘Gray Journal’ … the new cover retains some gray, while additional color has been introduced throughout the journal pages along with what we believe to be a more appealing display of … each published article.” The “New Gray” was not merely about appearance, however, as journal content was reorganized and new features were added as well.
Developed by RSNA in collaboration with the education committee of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR), the Web-based portfolio enables residents and their program directors to document their training activities and development as required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The RSNA Board of Directors has announced the distinguished individuals who will deliver plenary lectures at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting:
New Horizons Lecture
Jonathan M. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.Ann Arbor, Mich.
Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology
David C. Levin, M.D.Philadelphia
Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology
Lawrence B. Marks, M.D.Chapel Hill, N.C.
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.Bethesda, Md.
2010 RSNA President Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c., was awarded the Dr. Jean-A Vézina Innovation and Excellence prize of the Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie (SCFR) for her contributions to oncologic imaging, for both gynecological and prostatic cancers. Dr. Hricak is chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, a professor of radiology at Cornell University Medical College and an attending radiologist at Memorial Hospital in New York.
The Albert-Jutras prize was awarded to Laurent A. Garel, M.D., a pediatric radiologist at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal. Dr. Garel is a pioneer in interventional pediatric radiology and is a member of the RSNA Pediatrics Subcommittee of the Education Exhibits Committee. Patricia Noël, M.D., a radiologist at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, received the Bernadette-Nogrady prize. André Boisjoly, a radiologist at the Cité-de-la-Santé de Laval in Montreal, was named winner of the Personnalité prize.
Four physicians recently received the first Advanced Level Quality Certificates from RSNA. Earning the certificate requires successful completion of Quality Essentials Certificate Courses in four domains—Quality Improvement in Your Practice, Staff and Patient Safety, Customer Satisfaction, and Radiologist Performance Improvement—and acceptance of a quality storyboard abstract for exhibit at an RSNA annual meeting.
To learn more about the RSNA Quality Improvement Certificate Program, including the Advanced Level Quality Certificate program, go to RSNA.org/QICP.
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) recently presented a gold medal to 2001 RSNA Honorary Member Lenny K. Tan, M.D., at its annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Tan is an emeritus consultant in the diagnostic imaging department at National University Hospital, Singapore.
Michael D. Dake, M.D., and Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., also received the SIR gold medal. Dr. Dake is the Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor in Stanford University’s Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and the medical director of Stanford’s catheterization and angiography laboratories. Dr. Dake is a member of RSNA’s Public Information Advisors Network.
Dr. Mauro is the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. Dr. Mauro has served on numerous RSNA committees and was most recently the chair of the Scientific Program Committee.
Vincent P. Mathews, M.D., has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Mathews also will hold the James E. Youker Endowed Chair in Radiology.
Dr. Mathews previously served as professor of radiology (neuroradiology) at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and as president and chief executive officer of Northwest Radiology Network.
Dr. Mathews received a 1990 Mallinckrodt Medical Inc./RSNA Research Fellow Grant from the RSNA R&E Foundation and has served on numerous RSNA committees and currently serves on the RSNA Patient Centered Radiology Steering Committee and the Public Information Advisors Network. He is a reviewer for RadioGraphics.
Filipe Veloso Gomes, M.B.Ch.B., (center), was the winner in RSNA’s iPad give-a-way during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting held in March in Vienna. Dr. Gomes, a 2013 participant in RSNA’s IRIYA program, is pictured with RSNA staff members at the RSNA booth at ECR 2014.
James K. Min, M.D., an expert in cardiovascular imaging, has been appointed director of the new Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Min is an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a full-time faculty member in the Department of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Funded by a $20 million gift from the Dalio Foundation, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College created the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging to help reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. The institute will combine research, clinical care and education to uncover new answers about preventing heart disease.
J. Jeffrey Carr, M.D., was named the endowed Cornelius Vanderbilt chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is also professor of clinical biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt. Dr. Carr joined Vanderbilt this past summer after 24 years of service at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Carr, who specializes in non invasive cardiovascular CT and MR imaging, is a founding member and current president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).
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