Daily Bulletin 2017

Special Interest Sessions Highlight Current Issues in Radiology

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

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: Experiencing Radiology: Patients' Perspectives

Room S402AB

The session will help radiologists put the concepts of patient-centeredness and value-over-volume into practice. Learn how to understand your patients' perspectives as they navigate through the healthcare continuum, especially as it relates to radiology.

SPSI22: The Imaging of Cognition — Dementia

Room E353C

Presenters will discuss how to integrate structural and functional biomarkers in dementia imaging, the role of MR and PET imaging for patients with dementia and those at risk and the future of imaging research in dementia. Learn about the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) study and the use of amyloid PET for patients with cognitive decline or dementia.

SPSI23: Translation of Quantitative Imaging from Clinical Research to Clinical Practice: Why and How?

Room E353B

Learn about the opportunities and advantages of quantitative imaging biomarkers in clinical and academic practice and the role of the RSNA Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA), particularly in the era of precision medicine. Presenters will discuss examples of FDG PET/CT SUV measurements in oncology and CT volumetry QIBA processes that aid in the translation of quantitative imaging biomarkers.

SPSI24: How Focal and Local Are Our Interventions? Systemic and Immunologic Effects of Interventional Oncology

Room N226

Presenters will discuss the current clinical results of immuno-oncology, including the potentially beneficial and harmful systemic effects of focal interventional oncologic therapy. Learn how immuno-oncologic techniques can be combined with both percutaneous and transcatheter interventional oncologic therapies to potentially achieve better clinical outcomes.

SPSI25: Integration of CEUS into Radiology Practice

Room N228

Presenters will discuss how to integrate CEUS into a radiology practice, especially for multimodality liver tumor assessment of focal liver lesions in non-cirrhotic liver, the liver at risk for HCC and renal mass imaging. The session will feature up-to-the-minute information about the first-in-human clinical trials of molecular imaging with ultrasound for patients with prostate, ovarian and breast cancer.

SPSI26: Preparing Imaging Investigators to Dive into the "Shark Tank"

Room S404AB

Learn about venture capital 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 developing a proposal and protecting licensing rights will be covered. Look for full coverage of this session in Wednesday's Daily Bulletin.

SPSI27: 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:

  • Decision Quality and Quality of Life after Treatment for DCIS: A Trial of the ECOG-Acrin Cancer.
  • Core Laboratory versus Local Site Interpretation of Coronary CT Angiography (CTA): Association with Cardiovascular Events in the PROMISE (PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain). This study will be published online in Radiology this week. Look for full coverage of this session in Wednesday's Daily Bulletin.
  • A Pivotal Study of Opto-Acoustic Imaging to Diagnose Benign and Malignant Breast Masses: A New Evaluation Tool for Radiologists. This study will be published online in Radiology.

Tip of the day:

Increasing the SID for upright radiographic exposures from 40" to 72" improves image quality through reduced focal spot blur and reduces patient dose.

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