RSNA 2021 Total Registration Nearly Hits 30K with 23K in Attendance

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Total registration for the Radiological Society of North America’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2021), held in Chicago’s McCormick Place from November 28 to December 2, was 29,273, according to the association. Just under 23,000 registrants were onsite at McCormick Place.

RSNA 2021’s Technical Exhibition hosted more than 500 exhibitors—including over 100 first-time RSNA exhibitors—demonstrating the latest medical imaging technologies in CT, MRI, AI, 3D printing, and more.

“After holding the RSNA Annual Meeting virtually in 2020, we were excited to get back to McCormick Place in 2021, and our attendees echoed that sentiment,” said RSNA Executive Director Mark G. Watson. “I am pleased that this year we were able to deliver a safe and productive live meeting experience, as well as a comprehensive virtual program.”

RSNA 2021 featured over 450 educational and science sessions and more than 1,500 education exhibits. Total registration for RSNA 2021 was 29,273. All onsite attendees were required to be fully vaccinated and wear masks in public spaces at McCormick Place.

The meeting also offered inspiring plenary sessions and more than 50 scientific presentations, lectures, courses and exhibits on improving health care equity for patients and championing diversity, equity and inclusion in the radiology profession.

“Diversity brings needed perspective to the table,” said RSNA immediate

past-president Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., in her President’s Address. “When we have diverse leadership, we ensure that the conversation is not one-sided, that we are not in an echo chamber. We hear new ideas. We see through a different lens.”

COVID-19 continued to be a featured topic, with new research on subjects ranging from diagnosis and management of the disease to the pandemic’s impact on detection and treatment of other illnesses, such as cancer.

AI was also well represented at RSNA 2021, playing a prominent role in hundreds of research papers, courses and education exhibits. Advances in AI technologies were abundant on the technical exhibition floor.

“Artificial intelligence advances will be instrumental in shaping the future of radiology research and practice,” Watson said. “Therefore, we offered our attendees a wealth of AI sessions and numerous AI-focused products and solutions on the exhibit floor.”

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RSNA 2021 Total Registration Nearly Hits 30K with 23K in Attendance.  Appl Radiol. 

By News Release| December 21, 2021
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