Abstract submission

Abstract submissions for RSNA 2020 are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted!

If you have questions, please contact us or call 1-877-776-2227 (within U.S.) or 1-630-590-7774 (outside U.S.).

Types of abstracts

A variety of presentation types provide meeting attendees with wide-ranging opportunities to learn. Abstracts are considered in several formats.
Scientific presentation
Hypothesis-driven research that may be submitted as a paper to be presented orally or as a digital poster.
Applied science
Informatics or physics topics that address practical applications designed to improve clinical radiology practice or health care data management. An applied science presentation may be a paper, a hardcopy poster, a digital poster or a stand-alone computer display. All require an oral presentation.
Education exhibit
Education exhibits should be designed to teach or review topics related to medical imaging. They may be presented as hardcopy or digital posters.
Quality improvement report
A presentation of quality assessment and improvement initiatives aimed at improving patient care in radiology. Reports may be presented as hardcopy or digital posters and all require an oral presentation.

Abstract submission overview

Submit abstracts for consideration using an online submission program, which allows you to save and edit your work during the submission period. All abstracts must be submitted online by the posted deadlines in order to be considered for acceptance.

You retain copyright of your content and agree to give RSNA a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to present and archive the content.

For science submissions only: All submissions should be original work not previously presented at other radiological society meetings or submitted for publication. 

Abstract review process

All abstracts are evaluated through a blind peer-review process.

Recognizing excellence

RSNA recognizes top presentations with the following awards.
Kuo York Chynn neuroradiology research award
A $3,000 prize awarded to the top scientific paper in neuroradiology as selected by the Scientific Program Committee.
Trainee research prizes
A $1,000 prize is awarded to an outstanding scientific presentation in each subspecialty presented by a resident, fellow, medical student or physics trainee.
Education exhibit awards
All eligible education exhibits are reviewed by the Education Exhibits Awards Committee appointed by the board of directors and awards are announced at the annual meeting.
Quality improvement report awards
All eligible quality improvement report exhibits are reviewed and awards are announced at the start of the Wednesday afternoon plenary.