Daily Bulletin 2017

RSNA 2017 Sessions Invite Attendees to "Explore. Invent. Transform."

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

In keeping with this year's theme, attendees will discover myriad sessions reflecting the critical role of imaging in the future of healthcare. Below is a sampling.

RCC25 (Educational Course)

How to Translate Radiology Reports to the Language that Patients Understand

Learn how informatics can be used to develop methods to augment your current workflow to make it more patient-centric, by providing multimedia and annotated radiology reports to help patients to understand reports typically written for referring physicians.

Monday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. | Room S501ABC


Construction of Patient-Specific Imaging Phantoms Using a Desktop 3-D Printer and Customized Filaments with a Wide Range of Radiodensities

Researchers will construct patient-specific imaging phantoms using a desktop 3-D printer and customized filaments with a range of attenuation properties, such as those encountered in the human body.

Tuesday, 12:15-12:45 p.m. | Informatics Community, Learning Center, Station 3


Automated Pre-Selection of Mammograms without Abnormalities Using Deep Learning

Researchers evaluate the potential of a computer system to select exams with a low likelihood of containing cancer.

Tuesday, 12:45-1:15 p.m. | Breast Community, Learning Center, Station 4

RC350 (Educational Course)

Targeted Treatment and Imaging of Liver Cancers: Basic to Advanced Techniques in Minimally-Invasive Therapies and Imaging

Presenters will discuss the role of the interventional radiologist in the treatment and management of patients with primary and metastatic liver cancer as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Tuesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m. | Room S403A


Patients Are Expecting a Retail Experience: 5 Principles from Retail Healthcare (Sponsored by the Associated Sciences Consortium) (An Interactive Session)

This session focuses on the underlying people, processes and technologies that create an enhanced retail consumer experience. Attendees will learn to identify opportunities for clinical practices to enhance the patient experience and prepare your organization for the shift to treating the patient as a consumer.

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Room S105AB

SSJ12 (Scientific Session)

Point-of-Care Virtual Radiology Consultations in Primary Care: A New Model for Patient-Centered Care in Radiology

Presenters discuss the value of point-of-care virtual consultations through implementing synchronous video-based virtual consultations in which referring physicians can consult with a radiologist virtually and review studies in real-time while seeing a patient.

Tuesday, 3:10-3:20 p.m. | Room S104B

RC517 (Educational Course)

Emerging Technology: Elastography —Opportunities and Challenges

Presenters will discuss the elastography measurements that are integrated into the management of patients with chronic liver disease as well as the imaging techniques and protocols of US and MR elastography.

Wednesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m. | Room S505AB

RCC42 (Educational Course)

Platforms and Infrastructures for Accelerated Discoveries in Machine Learning and Radiomics

Presenters will discuss the challenges involved in creating machine learning (ML) and radiomics experiments with standard clinical systems and review tools that can bridge the gap between existing clinical systems and translational research in medical imaging.

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Room S501ABC


Invited Poster: Beyond Deep Learning: The Role of Medical Expertise in Guiding Artificial Intelligence

This session will focus on the continued growth of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and the ultimate task that radiologists will need to perform — mapping between biology/pathology and image representations. 

Wednesday, 12:15-12:45 pm. | Room ML009, Machine Learning Community, Learning Center


A Data-Driven Model for Microwave Ablation

The session will feature a data driven image-guided thermal ablation model computed from real patient data that reduces the risk of untreated tumor or damaging critical structures.

Wednesday, 1:30-6:00 p.m. | Room S405AB


Hot Topic Session: Abbreviated MRI Exam — Breast MRI in 5 Minutes

Presenters will discuss the concept of an abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) examination and the role of AB-MR as a screening tool. The session will also cover the role and applications of ultrafast imaging in an AB-MR examination

Thursday, 7:15-8:15 a.m. | Room E450A

RCC51 (Educational Course)

Mission Critical: How to Increase Your Value by Mastering the Intersection of Quality Improvement and Informatics

Presenters will identify the required structural framework necessary for improving quality, describe the improvements facilitated by a range of commercially available informatics tools and discuss how to implement a radiologist-based quality improvement process in your own department.

Thursday, 8:30-10:00 a.m. | Room S501ABC

ML120-ED-X (Education Exhibit)

Deep Learning Applications in Radiology, Recent Developments, Challenges and Potential Solutions

This exhibit offers an overview of different deep learning (DL) architectures and applications of DL for various radiology tasks, and will address challenges and solutions for DL in radiology.

All Day

PH116-ED-X (Education Exhibit)

Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis: What's Next?

The exhibit explores the basics of deep learning (DL) for detection and segmentation tasks, the differences between supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised DL and the potential for DL learning in direct image-based quantification, diagnosis and prognosis.

All Day

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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