Daily Bulletin 2016

More to See at RSNA 2016: Sessions in Every Subspecialty

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

RSNA attendees can access a vast array of educational courses, scientific sessions and posters and exhibits in a range of subspecialties. View scientific posters and education exhibits in the Learning Center through Friday.

Virtual meeting registrants may also view posters and exhibits by logging on from in or outside McCormick Place.


SG05-01 (Educational Course)

Comparison of Initial and Subspecialist Second Opinion Reads of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Prostate Prior to Repeat Biopsy

Tuesday, 10:30-10:40 a.m., Room N229

Researchers investigate the value of second-opinion evaluation of multiparametric MRI (mpMRIs) of the prostate by subspecialised uroradiologists at a tertiary center for the detection of significant cancer in transperineal MR/US fusion prostate biopsy.

SSK09-06 (Scientific Session)

24 Months Follow-Up Results of MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation for Localized Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, 10:30-12 p.m.

Researchers present results demonstrating whole-gland ablation can be safely and accurately achieved using MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation — a minimally-invasive treatment option for organ-confined prostate cancer.


RC408 (Educational Course)

Trauma Imaging Pitfalls

Tuesday 4:30-6 p.m., Room N228

Presenters address difficult diagnoses and strategies to improve detection while imaging trauma cases of the abdomen, diaphragm, bowel/pelvis and extremities.


RC418A (Educational Course)

Imaging Proteomics Genomics Interaction - New Frontiers Ahead

Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m., Room S40AB

Presenters will discuss the major differences between proteome and genome data, how the proteome signal might be correlated with imaging features and provide insights into imaging of proteomics-genomics interaction.


BR178-ED-MOA8 (Education Exhibit)

Breast Imaging in the Transgender Patient: Traversing New Terrain

Monday, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Breast Community, Learning Center, Station #8

This exhibit provides attendees with an approach to breast imaging in the transgender patient and provides information on the appropriate terminology to use with transgender patients who may present for screening or diagnostic breast evaluation.

MSRT44 (Educational Section)

ASRT@RSNA 2016: The Argument for Screening Mammography (and Against the United States Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations)

Wednesday 1-2 p.m., Room N230B

Presenters will discriminate between the subjective negative conclusions of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the true objective data supporting annual screening mammography beginning at 40.


RCB41 (Educational Course)

Hands-on Basic DICOM with Horos/Osirix

Wednesday, 8:30-10 a.m., Room S401CD

Presenters will describe basic DICOM object metadata structure, demonstrate Osirix/Horos DICOM viewer functions including image display, and measurements and use Osirix/Horos to send/receive DICOM objects.


RC602 (Educational Course)

International Radiology Outreach - Why? How? Who?

Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m., Room E353A

Presenters will discuss the importance of developing safe sustainable initiatives that are beneficial to the international outreach communities and outline opportunities to participate in outreach endeavors.


MSE-TUB (Educational Course)

Multisystem/Special Interest Tuesday Poster Discussions

Tuesday, 12:45-1:15 p.m., MS Community, Learning Center

Sessions include:

  • Revisiting Taxonomy, Classification, and Cross Sectional Imaging Findings in Lymphatic Disorders-A Road Less Travelled
  • Multimodality Imaging in Secondary Hypertension: A Comprehensive Review and Pictorial Essay



RC511 (Refresher Course)

Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging: SPECT/CT and PET/CT

Wednesday, 8:30-10 a.m., Room S504CD

Presenters discuss advancements associated with new scintillation cameras and SPECT-CT and PET-CT cameras, including the benefits of CT attenuation correction and the adjunctive benefits of anatomic definition provided with CT and physiologic/function information provided by SPECT and PET.


SPSC41 (Controversy Session)

Controversy Session: Intravenous Contrast Media: Should There Be Any Contraindications to Use?

Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m., Room S404AB

Presenters discuss the risks of intravenous iodinated contrast media and cover the rationale for current policies on IV media administration.


RC616 (Educational Course)

Communicating Effectively with Patients (Sponsored by the RSNA Public Information Committee)

Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m., Room N229

Patients who are becoming increasingly involved in their healthcare frequently turn to the Internet for information on their conditions, diagnosis and treatment options. This course will provide specific examples and a strategy for communicating honestly and directly with patients.


PD008-EB-X (Education Exhibit)

Arterial Spin Labeling and Its Applications in Pediatric Central Nervous System: Pictorial Review

All Day, PD Community, Learning Center

Presenters will review arterial spin labeling (ASL) methodologies and clinical applications and offer examples of ASL applications in different clinical neuropediatrics scenarios: stroke, hypo-perfusion syndromes, PRES, infection, epilepsy, migraine, encephalopathy, oromotor disorders and neuro-oncology.

Subspecialty content brochures will be available in the Grand Concourse Lobby, Level 3; Lakeside Center, Level 3 and Learning Center.

Question of the Day:

I want to buy a new mammography unit, but it has a tungsten target. Don't I need the characteristic x-rays from Molybdenum to have the optimal energy range for breast imaging?

Tip of the day:

Dose alerts are set for equipment as a complete unit. This means it may help prevent overdosing a patient, but it also means that the alert may kick in during a high-dose procedure like CT-fluoroscopy and interrupt imaging. Always make sure someone in the room has the password to override when performing high dose procedures on dose alert enabled equipment.

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