RSNA 2023 Highlights

Posted on December 2023

Efren Flores, MD; Maria Daniela Martin Rother, MD; Anand Narayan, MD, PhD; Jade Anderson, MD; Arissa Milton, MS

Three dozen of UW Department of Radiology’s faculty and trainees participated in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting November 26-30 in Chicago. The conference, which is the largest in the U.S. for radiology, featured a theme of “Leading Through Change.” 

Aligned with that theme, Elizabeth Burnside, MD gave the plenary on Monday, November 27 titled “Leading Through Technology: Valuing Artificial and Human Intelligence.” The presentation drew a large crowd and was reported upon in the Healthcare Innovation article, “Wicked Problems”: At RSNA, a Radiologist Leader Dissects Process Issues Around AI, as well as the Imaging Technology News article, RSNA 2023 Day Two Overview: Big Partnerships, BI-RADS Update Plans, Technology Trends.

Elizabeth Burnside, MD

During the conference, Meghan Lubner, MD received the 2023 Lifetime Honored Educator Award from RSNA. In addition, David Bluemke, MD, PhD received his third consecutive Honored Educator Award from RSNA. The Honored Educator Award acknowledges those most invested in furthering radiologic education through the creation of high-quality educational content in their field of study.

Perry Pickhardt, MD also accepted his 2023 Minnie award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher during the conference. colleagues also interviewed Dr. Pickhardt about the promise of AI body composition analysis for enabling opportunistic screening.

On Tuesday, the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging inducted the Council of Distinguished Investigators Class of 2023, which includes Alan McMillan, PhD and Ke Li, PhD. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging. The class will be welcomed as part of the broader Council which includes a network of nearly 500 imaging investigators.

In addition, RSNA awarded Certificates of Merit to four educational exhibits. 

The conference also provided a chance to connect with colleagues and alumni from around the country. On Sunday, November 26, the department hosted a social event on the Vu Rooftop Bar for friends of the department. In addition, many of our faculty braved the cold on Tuesday, November 28 to take part in the RSNA 2023 5k Fun Run, which raised funds for the RSNA Research & Education Foundation.

Photos from the conference are below and mare are on our Flickr account. Review the schedule for all of our faculty and trainees at the conference.

Thomas Grist, MD; Meghan Lubner, MD; Brian Nett, PhD; Tim Szczykutowicz, PhD; Orhan Ozkan, MD
Meghan Lubner, MD; Tabby Kennedy, MD; RadioGraphics Editor Christine Menias, MD; and RSNA Board Member Cynthia Santillan, MD
Ian Kuckelman, MS4 and Andrew Ross, MD
Caroline McShane, MD; Maddie Jentink, DO; Isha Pathak, MD; Meghan Lubner, MD; Elizabeth Stoeckl, MD
Tim Szczykutowicz, PhD
Kenneth Lee, MD and Jade Anderson, MD