Daily Bulletin 2015

Residents/Fellows Share Their Favorite Parts of the RSNA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015

The Daily Bulletin hit the Residents Lounge on Monday to ask doctors the question: What are you looking forward to most at RSNA 2015? Although their answers were as varied as the countries from which they came, most wanted to meet new people, check out the latest technology and further their education in their particular field.

"I want to first look at new things—innovations that relate to my field. And the networking is why I really want to come," said Suha Ghoul, M.D., a second-year fellow at Western University in London, Ontario.

"Mostly the educational courses and the interactive sessions related to interventional radiology and—of course—the social meetings and nights out," said Mohammad Ali Husainy, M.D., a final year resident at Kings College in London, England.

"The educational exhibits and visiting Chicago and meeting other residents and other doctors," said Ane Ugarte Nuno, M.D., a second-year resident at the Hospital Donostia in San Sebastian, Spain.

"I want to learn intervention in the workshops and meet new people and see the new technology and machines," said Saurav Bhagat, M.B.B.S., a second-year resident at the Medical College Hospital in Lucknow, India.

"My plan is to participate in the resident fellow review case which they have every day. And it's a good opportunity to look at the poster presentations to see what people are doing," said Arash Bedayat, M.D., a fourth-year resident at the University of Massachusetts, in Franklin, MA.

"The case reviews should be interesting—to see the work of other people in my field and learn what they are doing," said Bahar Mansoori, M.D., a second year resident at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. "I enjoy meeting other residents coming from Europe to see what they're doing, talking to other residents and comparing, and networking, seeing people and presenting my work."

"I like to hear cutting-edge research about my subspecialty so I can get new ideas about what's going on. I can polish my own research and get new ideas about new topics," said Daddy Mata-Mbemba, M.D., a second-year fellow at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

"I'm looking for new stuff, different points of view and meeting people from all over the world with the same interests," said Ezequiel Mailand, M.D., a third-year resident at the Institute of Jaime Slullitel, in Rosario, Argentina.

Question of the Day:

I want to change the MR imaging parameters for a new protocol based on a research paper I read, but the console says the SAR is too high. What is SAR?

Tip of the day:

Patients who have many follow-up head CTs should be assessed for dose to the eyes as they swiftly become at risk for cataracts.

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