Taking a Look Back

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Evan Godt, Editorial Director

I suspect RSNA will feel a bit different this year. Normally, the tens of thousands of attendees heading to Chicago from all over the world are coming to learn about the future—the future of imaging technology, the latest scientific discoveries, evolving practice recommendations, and so on. That will, of course, still be the case, but this year’s show will also invite us to take a look back.

This year marks the 100th annual meeting of RSNA. The longevity itself is impressive, but the fact that it grew from a handful of researchers in the Midwest to one of the largest annual medical meetings in the world is a testament to the significance of the event and how much the global imaging community values the experience. I can’t wait to check out the interactive Centennial Showcase exhibit to get a glimpse at what the early days of radiology were all about.

But after taking a moment to celebrate history, it will be time once again to refocus and look ahead. This issue is chock full of information to help keep your practice moving forward, starting with our RSNA preview on page six. With so many educational and scientific sessions to attend, it’s impossible to take it all in, but our editorial team has identified a handful of sessions we think are worth your time.

This issue also features a recap of the AHRA annual meeting from the end of this past summer. Presentations at AHRA featured helpful tips for administrators on topics such as facility design to dealing with regulations on dose and breast density. If you couldn’t attend, our recap can give you a snapshot of what you missed.

Finally, to keep your practice moving forward you need to have strong marketing. That means having a social media presence, and while guides for boosting your online profile are a dime a dozen, most are geared towards fields other than radiology. We sought out experts and asked them for pointers on crafting a social media strategy tailored for your practice.

Onward to the next hundred years in imaging!