Unveiling Trends in Radiology Science and Education | RSNA 2023

Find RSNA 2023 sessions highlighting the latest advances in medical imaging

Jorge Soto, MD

RSNA 2023: Leading Through Change will bring together an international community of medical imaging professionals and industry partners and will help you stay up to date with the latest radiology advancements.

Featuring over 300 educational courses and more than 3,500 scientific papers, education exhibits and science posters, RSNA 2023 will also include an engaging line-up of plenary speakers sharing insights on the topics that are most relevant to today’s radiologists.

This year, the Technical Exhibits halls are home to more than 650 exhibitors, including over 100 first-time exhibitors. This group of welcome newcomers is comprised of recruiters and academic institutions as well as a variety of industry partners who are excited to share their products and services with you. Come see their offering of next-generation imaging modalities, AI, interoperability, workflow, 3D printing, automation and staffing solutions.

To help attendees plan for RSNA 2023, Jorge Soto, MD, chair of the RSNA Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee (AMPPC) provides a preview of this year’s trending topics. Dr. Soto notes that regardless of your subspecialty or career stage, there is something for everyone at RSNA 2023.

“Members of our committee performed an exhaustive review of the hundreds of abstract submissions,” Dr. Soto said. “It is exciting to have a first-hand look at the breadth and depth of work being done by our global colleagues and to realize the impact this work might have on our profession.”

Watch Dr. Soto discuss this year's RSNA 2023 meeting highlights: 

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In addition to a strong response to the initial call for abstracts, many submissions were received for a second abstract call that focused on late breaking research in the areas of generative AI, sustainability in imaging, imaging of immunotherapy and theranostics.

Sessions selected from the second call will be featured in the Learning Center theaters throughout the week. “After introducing the Learning Center Theater last year for the presentation of research selected during our second call, we are pleased to announce the addition of a second Learning Center Theater to accommodate schedules and seating for this popular new feature,” Dr. Soto said.

Which topics are trending for RSNA 2023?

“Trends vary somewhat, depending on your subspecialty, but applications of AI and photon-counting CT have been popular across nearly every subspecialty,” Dr. Soto said. “Theranostics is also increasing in popularity along with the use of large language models for a variety of different uses.”

Attendees will also enjoy a wide selection of non-interpretive sessions that will help them sharpen skills beyond imaging. With radiology professionals continuing to focus on ensuring equitable access to health care for all patient populations and understanding diversity, equity and inclusion, sessions throughout the week will be available for attendees interested in making changes at their own institutions and practices.

“We’ll have several experts sharing useful insights and ideas for improving in the areas of DEI and health equity,” Dr. Soto said. “These sessions can be thought-provoking both from the research and clinical perspectives.”

Annual Meeting Learning Center

Dr. Soto noted that in addition to the latest research, attendees can also rely on the annual meeting for a robust offering of CME opportunities. “Both in-person and virtual participants will experience an immersive week filled with chances to discover, connect, learn and grow,” Dr. Soto said. “We look forward to providing this world-class experience to our world-class attendees.”

Wondering where to get started? Use this handy quick-reference guide developed with the assistance of AMPPC members to find trending topics and recommended sessions by subspecialty.

Trends by Subspecialty Practice Area

Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Information for this preview was provided by annual meeting program planning committee members:

Jorge A. Soto, MD, chair

Breast Imaging

Stamatia V. Destounis, MD, chair

Hiroyuki Abe, MD

Wendy B. Demartini, MD

Thomas H. Helbich, MD, MBA

Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO

Katja Pinker-Domenig, MD, PhD

Cardiac Imaging

Karen G. Ordovas, MD, MS, chair

Carole J. Dennie, MD, FRCPC

Diana Litmanovich, MD

Michael F. Morris, MD

Ming-Yen Ng, MBBS

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD, FRCR

Chest Imaging

Ioannis Vlahos, FRCR, MBBS,


Saurabh Agarwal, MD

Kristopher W. Cummings, MD

Travis S. Henry MD

Jane P. Ko, MD

Anastasia Oikonomou, MD, PhD

Emergency Radiology Imaging

Manickam Kumaravel, MD, FRCR, chair

Krystal Archer-Arroyo, MD

Christina A. LeBedis, MD

Koenraad H. Nieboer, MD

Claire K. Sandstrom, MD

Scott D. Steenburg, MD

Gastrointestinal Imaging

Courtney C. Moreno, MD, chair

Lauren M. Burke, MD

Aya Kamaya, MD

Avinash R. Kambadakone, MD, FRCR

Jeong Min Lee, MD, PhD

Motoyo Yano, MD, PhD

Genitourinary Imaging

Antonio C. Westphalen, MD, chair

Tharakeswara K. Bathala, MD, MS

Atul B. Shinagare, MD

Kerry L. Thomas, MD

Angela Tong, MD

Stefanie Weinstein, MD

Head & Neck Imaging

Hillary R. Kelly, MD, chair

Paul M. Bunch, MD

Nicholas A. Koontz, MD

Luke N. Ledbetter, MD

Osamu Sakai, MD, PhD

Xin Wu, MD

Imaging Informatics

Christopher J. Roth, MD, chair

Imon Banerjee, PhD

Dania Daye, MD, PhD

Marta E. Heilbrun, MD, MS

Felipe C. Kitamura, MD, PhD

Nina E. Kottler, MD, MS

Interventional Radiology

Julius Chapiro, MD, PhD, chair

Rony Avritscher, MD

Juan C. Camacho, MD

Anne M. Covey, MD

Elika Kashef, FRCR

Gloria M. Salazar, MD


Margarita V. Rezvin, MD, MS, chair

Ichiro Ikuta, MD, MMedSc

Yuliya Lakhman, MD

Nariman Nezami, MD

Stacy E. Smith, MD

Carolyn L. Wang, MD

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Linda Probyn, MD, chair

Hillary W. Garner, MD

Andrew J. Grainger, MD, FRCR

Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD, MBA

Emma L. Rowbotham, FRCR, MBBChir

Reto Sutter, MD


Ajay Gupta, MD, chair

Hediyeh Baradaran, MD, MS

Nancy Pham, MD

Luca Saba, MD

Achala S. Vagal, MD

Max Wintermark, MD

Noninterpretive/Practice Management

Stella Kang, MD, MSc, chair

Matthew D. Bucknor, MD

Cheri L. Canon, MD

Melissa A. Davis, MD, MBA

Jessica G. Fried, MD

Jeffrey G. Jarvik, MD, MPH

Jay R. Parikh, MD

Vinay Prabhu, MD, MS

Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

Don C. Yoo, MD, chair

Esma A. Akin, MD

Pedram Heidari, MD

Phillip H. Kuo, MD, PhD

Helen R. Nadel, MD, FRCPC

Aileen O’Shea, FFR(RCSI), MBBCh

OB/Gynecology Imaging

Deborah Levine, MD, chair

Susan M. Ascher, MD

Edward R. Oliver, MD, PhD

Liina Poder, MD

Caroline Reinhold, MD, MSc

Elizabeth A. Sadowski, MD

Pediatric Imaging

Andrea S. Doria, MD, PhD, chair

Teresa Chapman, MD, MA

Emilio Inarejos Clemente, MD

Amy R. Mehollin-Ray, MD

Ricardo Restrepo, MD

Marcelo S. Takahashi, MD


Guang-Hong Chen, PhD, chair

James M. Kofler, Jr., PhD

Ke Li, PhD

Zheng Feng Lu, PhD

Erin B. Macdonald, PhD

Lifeng Yu, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Anna Shapiro, MD, chair

Megan J. Kalambo, MD

Simon S. Lo, MBBCh

Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, MBA

Tarita O. Thomas, MD, PhD

Meng X. Welliver, MD

Vascular Imaging

Kate Hanneman, MD, MPH, chair

Bradley D. Allen, MD, MS

Jordi Broncano, MD

Nicholas S. Burris, MD

Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA

Jody Shen, MD