RSNA kicks off in Chicago

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CHICAGO, Nov. 25—Sunny skies and brisk fall weather greeted attendees of the 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) that kicked off this morning in the Windy City. Some 22,601 professional attendees are expected onsite this week, up 1 percent from a year ago. Over the next five days, about 210 scientific papers will be presented, as well as 1,497 education exhibits, 257 refresher courses and 591 scientific posters.

Attendees will occupy more than 100,000 room nights at 69 downtown Chicago hotels. And meeting participants will contribute nearly $115 million to the Chicago economy, according to RSNA.

Some 797 vendors are showing their wares around McCormick Place this week as well. Health Imaging News is providing daily, in-depth coverage of educational sessions and exhibits and scientific sessions as well as new products being presented by vendors all well. Stay tuned.