SCBT-MR becomes SABI

By staff writers

October 23, 2019 -- The Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) has changed its name to the Society for Advanced Body Imaging (SABI).

The name change, which was announced on October 21 at the society's annual meeting in Denver, more fully reflects the organization's purpose of translating into practice leading-edge imaging innovations -- regardless of modality, according to the SABI.

"CT and MR remain the bedrock of the Society's scientific focus," said SABI President Dr. Susan Ascher of Georgetown University Medical Center. "However, given the prominence that artificial intelligence, informatics, and other modalities such as PET/CT and PET/MR are increasingly gaining in body imaging, we had long sensed that we had outgrown the 'Computed Body Tomography' and 'Magnetic Resonance' portions of our name. Our new name more accurately reflects what has always driven the society, which is imaging innovation."

The society was initially formed in 1978 as the Society of Computed Body Tomography and later became the SBCT-MR.

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