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"Communication for Better Patient Care" is the theme for this year's 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago from Nov. 30 through Dec. 5.

As the society describes it in this year's preview, "our relationships and communication with patients and physician colleagues are now more critical than ever in planning and delivering quality patient care."

RSNA 2003 will offer more than 200 sessions featuring some 2,000 scientific and oral presentations, as well as more than 280 refresher courses. New this year are day-long, case-based courses in neurology, pediatric radiology and interventional radiology.

Also making its debut is the Mobile Computing Pavilion. RSNA's electronic communications committee oversees the pavilion of 10 vendors exhibiting mobile technologies and services. The pavilion features a 25-seat theater, where speakers and panelists will give pre-approved educational presentations on mobile devices, security, communication protocols, healthcare applications and other topics. About 25 presentations will take place from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

Exhibitors all around McCormick Place are bringing their "A game" to Chicago, as they come to North America's largest radiology show.