Daily Bulletin 2015

Germany, Mexico Honored at RSNA 2015

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

As RSNA convenes its 101st annual meeting in an era of increasing globalization, the Society is pleased to highlight Germany and Mexico as part of the international "Country Presents" series. Both sessions will also be featured in the Virtual Meeting live and on-demand.

Norbert Hosten, M.D.

Norbert Hosten, M.D.

Jose L. Ramirez-Arias Sr., M.D., Ph.D.

Jose L. Ramirez-Arias Sr., M.D., Ph.D.

Each 90-minute special course—Germany on Monday, Nov. 30, and Mexico on Tuesday, Dec. 1—features presentations by celebrated radiology leaders from each country.

RSNA is partnering with the German Radiological Society (DRG), the Mexican Federation of Radiology and Imaging (FMRI) and the Mexican Society of Radiology and Imaging (SMRI) for the sessions that celebrate the radiologic contributions made by each country.

Germany Presents will showcase both the historical roots and the future of medical imaging. Highlights include a virtual visit to Wilhelm Röntgen's childhood home and a series of scientific presentations on population-based whole-body MRI studies.

"Our program will help radiologists learn about cohort studies and why they should participate," said DRG President Norbert Hosten, M.D.

Mexico Presents will focus on the continuing need for radiology education—and for radiologists—in the densely populated country. According to presenter Jose L. Ramirez-Arias Sr., M.D., Ph.D., well-equipped hospitals and radiology departments are typically located in large cities, while half the country's population lives in small cities and rural areas.

Panelists will also discuss how the country's radiology organizations—as well as individual societies and the radiology board and college are all working together toward standardization.

Germany Presents

Germany Presents—"Population-based Imaging: How Broader Research Efforts Can Affect Everyday Care and Prevention"

Monday, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Room 353C

  • Opening Remarks: RSNA President Ronald L. Arenson, M.D., and DRG President Norbert Hosten, M.D.
  • "Röntgen: An X-ray Journey"
  • "Why Population-Imaging may Help in Advancing Radiology: The German National Cohort," Fabian Bamberg, M.D., M.P.H.
  • "What Is Normal? Reference Values Derived from Population-Imaging and Their Role in Clinical Practice," Katrin Hegenscheid, M.D.
  • "No Need to Look for Incidental Findings? Role in Clinical and Research Settings," Sabine Weckbach, M.D.
  • "Biomarkers of Cardiac Function in Population-Based Studies," Marc Dewey, M.D.
  • Discussion and Closing Remarks: Gabriele Krombach, M.D., and James P. Borgstede, M.D., RSNA Board Liaison for International Affairs

Mexico Presents

Mexico Presents—"The Challenges of Radiology Education in Mexico and Some Proposals for Mexico and Latin American Countries"

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Room 353C

  • Opening Remarks: RSNA President Ronald L. Arenson, M.D.
  • Mexico Presents Speakers: Jose Rene Manuel Anguiano-Martinez, M.D., Armando Lopez Sr., M.D., Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, M.D., Ph.D., Luis Felipe Alva Lopez, M.D., Jose L. Ramirez-Arias Sr., M.D., Ph.D.
  • Closing Remarks: James P. Borgstede, M.D., RSNA Board Liaison for International Affairs

Learn More at "Presents" Booths

Throughout RSNA 2015, attendees can learn more about the radiology communities in Germany and Mexico by visiting the Germany Presents Booth (South Building, Hall A: 4758I) and the Mexico Presents Booth (South Building, Hall A: 1020).

Germany Pavilion

RSNA has assembled a special Germany Presents pavilion at RSNA 2015, bringing together the most innovative technology and promising advancements from manufacturers of medical imaging equipment in Germany. Visit other German exhibitors at various locations throughout each Technical Exhibit hall at RSNA 2015.

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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