RSNA 2022 Trending Topics

Experience the latest radiology science and education at RSNA 2022

Jorge Soto MD

RSNA 2022: Empowering Patients and Partners in Care provides attendees, both in-person and virtual, with innovative research and educational opportunities in every subspecialty.

This year’s annual meeting schedule includes 400+ educational courses, 2,500 scientific papers, education exhibits and posters and a highly anticipated line-up of plenary speakers, all delivering the very latest in medical imaging innovation and advancements focused on improving patient care.

Sessions include everything from traditional lectures to interactive, hands-on activities that take learning to the next level. RSNA 2022 will also include more networking opportunities and more than 600 exhibitors in the Technical Exhibits halls that will bring the latest innovations in medical imaging including solutions for teleradiology, cybersecurity, 3D printing and AI.

Virtual Access is ideal for those who cannot attend, as well as for attendees who wish to maximize their onsite experience. RSNA 2022 Virtual Access will feature nearly 100% of annual meeting programming. Enjoy sessions as they happen or at your convenience throughout the week. All attendees registered for Virtual Access can watch the virtual content until May 1, 2023.

With so much planned, Jorge Soto, MD, chair of the RSNA Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee offers a preview by specialty of hot topics, trends and innovative research to suit the educational needs of attendees at all career stages.

“The RSNA annual meeting provides one of the best opportunities all year to learn about the latest developments in medical imaging research, education and technology from around the world,” Dr. Soto said.

AI, COVID-19 and DEI Trending in Many Subspecialties

Following a very successful first call for abstracts, a special call for submissions was conducted in the summer aimed at cutting-edge research in specific topics of special interest. “From this second call, 88 abstracts were selected in the areas of molecular imaging, photon counting CT, AI/machine learning and the long-term effects of COVID,” Dr. Soto said. “The cutting-edge research papers will be presented in the new Learning Center Theater throughout the week and will be live streamed for Virtual Access participants. They will also be on exhibit in the Learning Center and available for viewing through the RSNA digital presentation system.”

Trending Topics feature

Dr. Soto noted that AI and COVID-19 continue to be trending topics. AI sessions are planned for nearly every subspecialty with emphasis on using AI tools to aid work flow and provide clinical decision support as well as opportunities to explore AI governance, approaches to model development and discussions about data integrity.

“As we continue to move away from the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic, there is ongoing research on the imaging hallmarks of COVID-19 infection, related complications and the impact of health care inequities,” Dr. Soto said.

In addition, the session Innovative Education for the Future of Radiology will look at changes brought on by remote learning during the pandemic. Dr. Soto also identified several noninterpretive sessions aimed at leadership, addressing organizational bias and evaluating health care inequities.

“Researchers are presenting topics centered on diversity, equity and inclusion and improving patient access to quality health care,” he said.

Additional presentations recommended by Dr. Soto include:

• Cutting Edge GU-specific Diagnostic Classification Systems

• Pareto Principle and IT Projects: What Improves Throughput?

• Multi-system Imaging Manifestations of COVID-19 and Related Complications

• Personalized Imaging and Theranostics in 2022

• Medicare and U.S. Healthcare Policy: A National Conversation

“If you’re coming to the meeting, planning to attend virtually or registering for both access options, take time to look at the programming early to get the most out of your experience,” Dr. Soto said. “Whether you are looking to improve knowledge in your own subspecialty or learn about something new, there is a good chance you will find what you’re looking for at RSNA 2022.”

Click on the subspecialties below to preview the trends and research available at RSNA 2022.

Look for these additional program highlights in each subspecialty.

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Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Information for this preview was provided by the RSNA Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee members:

Jorge A. Soto, MD, chair

Subcommittee chairs and members:

Breast Imaging

Thomas H. Helbich, MD, chair

Hiroyuki Abe, MD

Wendy B. DeMartini, MD

Stamatia V. Destounis, MD


Cardiac Imaging

Eric E. Williamson, MD, chair

Michael F. Morris, MD

Karen G. Ordovas, MD

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD, FRCR


Chest Imaging

Ioannis Vlahos, MRCP, FRCR, chair

Kristopher W. Cummings, MD

Travis S. Henry, MD

Jane P. Ko, MD


Emergency Radiology Imaging

Scott D. Steenburg, MD, chair

Krystal Archer-Arroyo, MD

Ferco H. Berger, MD

Manickam Kumaravel, MD, FRCR


Gastrointestinal Imaging

Zhen J. Wang, MD, chair

Jeong Min Lee, MD

Courtney C. Moreno, MD

Judy Yee, MD


Genitourinary Imaging

Antonio C. Westphalen, MD, chair

Matthew S. Davenport, MD

Atul B. Shinagare, MD

Stefanie Weinstein, MD


Head & Neck Imaging

Tabassum A. Kennedy, MD, chair

Jennifer J. Gillespie, MBBS

Hillary R. Kelly, MD

Nicholas A. Koontz, MD


Imaging Informatics

Christopher J. Roth, MD, chair

Marta E. Heilbrun, MD, MS

Matthew P. Lungren, MD

Luciano M. Prevedello,



Interventional Radiology

Julius Chapiro, MD, chair

Rony Avritscher, MD

Anne M. Covey, MD

Elika Kashef, FRCR



Margarita V. Revzin, MD, chair

Deborah J. Rubens, MD

Anup S. Shetty, MD

Carolyn L. Wang, MD


Musculoskeletal Imaging

Robert D. Boutin, MD, chair

Andrew J. Grainger, MD

Linda Probyn, MD

Reto Sutter, MD



Ajay Gupta, MD, chair

Luca Saba, MD

Achala S. Vagal, MD

Max Wintermark, MD



Practice Management

Stella Kang, MD, MSc, chair

Matthew D. Bucknor, MD

Cheri L. Canon, MD

Melissa A. Davis, MD

Jeffrey G. Jarvick, MD

Vinay Prabhu, MD


Nuclear Medicine &

Molecular Imaging

Katherine A. Zukotynski,

MD, PhD, chair

Esma A. Akin, MD

Helen R. Nadel, MD

Don C. Yoo, MD


OB/Gynecology Imaging

Deborah Levine, MD, chair

Susan M. Ascher, MD

Aya Kamaya, MD

Caroline Reinhold, MD, MSC


Pediatric Imaging

Adina L. Alazraki, MD, chair

Rama S. Ayyala, MD

Andrea S. Doria, MD

Ricardo Restrepo, MD



Guang-Hong Chen, PhD, chair

James M. Kofler, Jr., PhD

Zheng Feng Lu, PhD

Lifeng Yu, PhD


Radiation Oncology

Sung Kim, MD, chair

Simon Shek-Man Lo, MD

Suresh K. Mukherji, MD

Anna Shapiro, MD


Vascular Imaging

Ronald S. Arellano, MD, chair

Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD

Kate Hanneman, MD, FRCPC

Hamid R. Mojibian, MD