Daily Bulletin 2016

Special Interest Sessions Highlight Current Issues in Radiology

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

The RSNA Board of Directors has determined these courses to be of particular importance, and increased audience interest is expected. All courses are presented from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today.

SPSI21: Global Medical Radiation Campaigns: Image Gently, Image Wisely and EuroSafe: Is All This Still Necessary?
Room N226

Presenters will review the continuing need for educational campaigns and provide insights for organizational success of such campaigns. They will discuss the impact to date of the Image Gently®, Image Wisely® and EuroSafe campaigns and report on the Dose Index Registry.

SPSI22: A New Model of Patient Care: Value over Volume—a RAD Talk
Room E353B

This session provides tools to align radiology practices with the value-over-volume approach to patient care. Hear first-hand accounts of a patient and radiologists about the importance of patient-centered care and how to make changes to your practice.

SPSI23: Imaging Cognition 2016: Psychosis
Room E350

Presenters will define the clinical features of psychosis and schizophrenia, describe the underlying biological abnormalities and discuss how advanced imaging techniques can assist in the evaluation of patients with psychosis. A panel discussion will address the role of imaging in research and patient care with an emphasis on the first episode of schizophrenia.

SPSI24: Translating Quantitative Imaging from Academia to the Practice of Precision Medicine
Room E351

Learn the role of the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA®) in facilitating the practice of precision medicine and understand the QIBA process and deliverables.

SPSI25: Quality, Clinical Care and Effectiveness in Image-Guided Therapy: Do It Right, First Time, Every Time
Room S404AB

Presenters will discuss the role of interventional radiologists in multidisciplinary cancer care teams and as key players in the decision-making process. Quality assurance procedures and the importance of patient-reported outcomes will also be discussed.

SPSI26: How Radiologists Can Improve Mammography Screening in the U.S.–Get Organized
Room S402AB

Presenters will discuss how improved systems and partnerships with referring physicians can lead to better adherence with regular breast screening. Processes to ensure accurate breast cancer risk assessment for all patients will also be covered.

SPSI27: Preparing Radiologists to Jump into the "Shark Tank"
Room N228

Learn about venture capitalist funding as an alternative to traditional research funding options. Participating researchers will take part in an interactive session modeled after the popular television show "Shark Tank." Tips for creating a proposal and protecting intellectual property will be covered. Look for full coverage of this session in Wednesday's Daily Bulletin.

SPSI28: Special Interest Session: High Impact Clinical Trials
Room S404CD

Three late-breaking clinical trials, selected for their significant contributions to radiology research, will be discussed:

  • Impact of Repeat Injections on Outcomes Following Epidural Injection of Either Corticosteroid and Lidocaine Versus Lidocaine Alone
  • Myometric Data Derived from Routine CT Examinations Predict Adverse Post-Extubation Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients
  • A Randomized Trial Comparing Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography and Stress Echocardiography in Low-to-Intermediate Risk Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain

Question of the Day:

What correction factors do I need to convert CTDIvol to dose?

Tip of the day:

Just because a device is MRI compatible does not mean it will remain so, if it is altered. For example, a neurostimulator may be MRI conditional, but if the base unit is removed (but leads remain in the patent) that patient is not necessarily safe to scan anymore.

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