Daily Bulletin 2015

Run for a Cause at RSNA 2015

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Fun Run

Jonathan Kraas, M.D., the winner of the men's division in last year's RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation 5K Fun Run, almost didn't make it to the race at all. Unable to hail a cab that morning, Dr. Kraas and fellow runner Daniel Wessell, M.D., Ph.D., set off at race pace from the hotel to reach the start line in time.

"It may have made the race a mile or two longer for Dr. Wessell, but it was great fun to run through the streets of Chicago to arrive in the nick of time for the actual race," Dr. Kraas said.

RSNA 2014 5k Fun Run winners

2014 Men's Division top finishers. Romain Labas, Jonathan Kraas, M.D., and Aaron Snolnik.

A lifelong runner, Dr. Kraas lettered as a walk-on track athlete at the University of Notre Dame. He also won the Jacksonville Marathon in 2006 in the midst of his residency, just two weeks after presenting at the RSNA annual meeting.

Mari Vaananen was the top finisher in the women's division.

The Fun Run kicks off at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, at Arvey Field, South Grant Park, Chicago. Runners will follow the scenic shore of Lake Michigan while supporting grants for radiologic research and education. Last year nearly 900 registrants raised $37,000 for the Foundation.

5k Fun Run

The 2014 Fun Run raised over $37,000 for radiologic research and education.

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a casual stroller, you can sign up for the run online at RSNA.org/ Registration or at the Fun Run desk (Grand Concourse, level 2.5 of McCormick Place) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Pre-registered runners should visit the desk to pick up their bibs and T-shirts. The tax-deductible $40 race fee benefits the Foundation, and runners will receive a commemorative T-shirt while supplies last.

Question of the Day:

What is a safe dose for a radiation worker's lens?

Tip of the day:

Marking the floor of fluoroscopy exam rooms can help keep staff aware of radiation, especially for personnel like speech pathologists who may be less aware of radiation dose regions than radiology personnel.

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