RSNA 2019 Educational Courses

Experience the wide variety of courses and formats for all career levels and subspecialties

Here is a sampling of RSNA 2019 courses attendees might want to include in their meeting agenda for the week. Add courses to My Agenda at


Special Interest Sessions

The RSNA Board of Directors has determined these courses to be of particular importance.

  The Best of Radiology in 2019—The Editors of Radiology Keep You Up to Date – SPSI21

  Translating Evidence-based Health Interventions into Routine Clinical Practice—Implementation Science – SPSI22

  Value MR Imaging—Paradigm Shift from Generic to Targeted—Why and How – SPSI23

  The Role of AI in Radiology in the Developing World?  – SPSI24

  Paths to Recovery: What Can Neuroimaging Teach Us about Depression and Its Treatment – SPSI25

  Corporatization of Radiology – SPSI26

•  E-cigarette/Vaping-associated Lung Injury (EVALI) – SPSI27

Molecular Imaging (MI) Symposium

Experts in MI will present a full day of sessions focusing on the basics of MI, oncologic MI applications, neurological MI applications and MI theranostics. – MSMI21-24

India Presents: Indian Radiology — Serving a Billion Population

Presentations will highlight topics of importance in India, including imaging trends in oncologic imaging, breast imaging, radiology practice in rural India, status of radiology practice in corporate hospitals in India, evolution of fetal radiology, radiology post-graduate education in India and artificial intelligence (AI) in India. – SPCP21

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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. This year’s sessions:

  Staff Wellness and Development – MSQI31

  Patient-Centered Care – MSQI32

  Quality Program in Radiology – MSQI33

Egypt Presents: Radiology in Egypt Case-Based Approach

Presentations include 15 cases presented by top Egyptian radiologists including, Image the Past, See the Future! and Most Prevalent Chest Problems in Egypt. Other topics include MRI of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, cardiovascular CT, pelvic floor dysfunction, lung ablation and contrast-enhanced mammography. – SPCP31

Fast 5

Five speakers will present for five minutes each in the Arie Crown Theater. The innovative, non-clinical topics were selected by popular vote. Follow the conversation on social media at #RSNAFast5.

Moderated by Richard E. Heller III, MD – SPFF31

  How Does Imaging Help Us to Understand What it Means to Be Human?  – Michael H. Lev, MD

  Patient-Centered Care and Radiology Reports – Teresa Martin-Carreras, MD

  Patient Counseling in the Lung Cancer Clinic – Samir J. Parikh, MD

  Master the Next Level of Science Communication – Reto Sutter, MD

  Child Care Services and Women in Radiology – Sherry S. Wang, MBBS

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RSNA/ESR Sports Imaging Symposium

RSNA and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) are sponsoring full-day interactive sessions on upper extremity sports injuries and lower extremity sports injuries, musculoskeletal interventional procedures and postoperative imaging of sports injuries.


 Artificial Intelligence

Attendees can choose from a number of noteworthy sessions on AI topics including:

  Controversy Session: AI: Is it Ready for Your Practice? – SPSC50

  Musculoskeletal Series: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Musculoskeletal Imaging – RC604

  Machine Learning and Radiomics in MRI – RC629

  RSNA Medical Imaging Deep Learning Classroom: Data Wrangling, Segmentation – SPAI22

  Deep Learning: An Imaging Roadmap – RCC55

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The Imaging Symposium: Healthy Aging Reimagined — A Multidisciplinary Approach

The symposium begins with Reimagining Imaging and Aging and concludes with a panel discussion. Session topics include a keynote speaker on aging organs and aging systems, the role of body composition in healthy aging, the role of brain imaging in healthy aging and deep learning and the imaging of aging.

Taking Action to Promote Gender Inclusion in Radiology: A Roadmap for Progress

Sponsored by the RSNA Professionalism Committee, the sessions focus on unconscious bias in recruiting female radiologists, sexual misconduct in radiology, work-life balance radiologists with young families and informal/formal programs for mentoring women in radiology.

International Symposium on Cardiothoracic Imaging

Presenters from around the world will define the role of imaging in the diagnosis and characterization of cardiothoracic diseases and describe available advanced imaging techniques in the evaluation of the disease. Session topics include diffuse lung disease, lung nodules and cancer, imaging of community-acquired pneumonia and thoracic manifestations of HIV infection.

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Throughout the Week

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.

Controversy Sessions

Sessions present opposing viewpoints on topics that are particularly controversial. Topics are diagnosing pulmonary emboli, MR elastography vs. ultrasound (US) elastography of the liver, incidental pancreatic cyst management, radiology practice standards, proton therapy, AI, contrast agents, hepatocellular carcinoma and radiologist burnout.

Hands-On Workshops

In these 11/2-hour workshops, participants learn proper use of medical equipment and other tools through demonstrations. Topics include making the most of Google docs, contrast-reaction management, live US interventional procedures, artificial intelligence for non-coders and PI-RADS.

Hot Topic Sessions

Sessions are identified across all subspecialties that cover late-breaking discoveries. Highlights include radiomics, patient-facing nuclear medicine clinics for prostate cancer, mass casualty incidents, acute ischemic stroke imaging, imaging of the placenta and imaging of traumatic brain injury.

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.

Corporate Symposiums

Attend educational programming provided by industry leaders. CME credit is offered for select Corporate Symposiums through a third-party provider.

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