The 98th Scientific Assembly and annual Meeting of RSNA concluded on November 30 in Chicago. We were pretty excited to once again exhibit at RSNA. This year we heard an overwhelming buzz from the conference attendees who were looking for products that are HTML5, zero-footprint and cloud-based, such as Prizm Content Connect. Additionally, attendees were also looking for ancillary support for quickly compressing images.
“We had great conversations with attendees that were using open source compression and decompression, but they needed the support we could provide them,” said Steve Wilson, Director of Native Core Imaging at Accusoft. “PICToolssolved the majority of the major requests. Customers who have been using open source now want more speed and support,” said Bob Howard, Sales Engineer at Accusoft.
“Another great reason I loving coming to RSNA is that I get to have conversations in-person with our customers, and better understand their problems and trying to solve them,” said Wilson.
Other news around RSNA included Paul Chang, M.D., speaking to radiologists to move beyond complacency about IT during the future of imaging informatics session. The RSNA Daily Bulletin reported that Dr. Chang suggested learning from today's youth in terms of their seamless integration of technical innovations such as Facebook, Skype, Twitter, texting and others. "They foster the Web to facilitate shared content to support virtual collaboration where content and the sharing of content and the consumption of content and the creation of content are intermixed," he added. "We can learn from them."
Business intelligence and analytics is another area for creating meaningful IT innovations, according to Dr. Chang, who said radiologists are 10 years behind in this area and need to extend beyond monthly reports. The emphasis should be on intelligence, he said.
He used electronic medical records as an example, saying radiologists should be able to extract information from them without waste time digging through them. He said intelligent dashboards using natural-language processing should extract the information for users.
How did this year's RSNA meet your expectations or how did it fall short of your expectations? What were some of the more popular buzz words that you heard in conversations this year? Share below.