Also look for a variety of research exploring 3D and image processing matters, as well as new application areas for CAD.
Quantitative imaging, in particular, will be omnipresent at McCormick Place. In addition to an extensive list of quantitative imaging presentations sprinkled liberally throughout the scientific sessions, meeting planners have included, for example, a plethora of refresher courses (see below), and a hot topic session on liver MR quantification techniques on Thursday, December 5, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (SPSH52, Room E350).
Another topic that bears watching is 3D printing, which involves producing 3D physical models based on 3D images. Several presentations explore potential radiology applications for this hot consumer technology that could make the jump into medical imaging.
Of course, mobile computing devices remain a key area of focus, as reflected by the return of a multisession course to the schedule for Monday, December 2 (8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., VSIN21, Room S404CD). For our coverage of mobile devices, please see our Road to RSNA 2013 PACS Preview.
Plenty of advanced visualization-related refresher/informatics courses will be offered at RSNA 2013, beginning on Sunday, December 1, with a hands-on workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 3D Slicer open-source image analysis software and quantitative medical imaging (ICIA11, Room S401CD).
Look for a number of advanced visualization-oriented posters in the Sunday physics posters and exhibit session (LL-PHS-SUB, Lakeside Learning Center) from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., as well as the informatics posters and exhibits session at 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (LL-INS-SUB, Lakeside Learning Center). Also, a refresher course on the current and future practice of quantitative imaging in radiology and clinical trials (RC125, Room S104A) will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On Monday, December 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., attendees can get an update on quantitative imaging for diffuse lung disease assessment using CT (RC225, Room N229). A refresher course will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the MriStudio software for white-matter mapping and quantitative image analysis (ICIA21, Room S401CD). Advanced imaging techniques will be presented as part of a practical informatics for radiologists refresher course produced in collaboration with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ICII22, Room S501ABC).
Advanced visualization posters also figure prominently in a physics posters and exhibition session from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (LL-PHS-MOB, Lakeside Learning Center). A course on 3D printing will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ICII23, Room S501ABC).
Quantitative imaging will be an area of focus for refresher course opportunities on Tuesday, December 3. A course on quantitative imaging for functional MRI will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (RC325, Room E353A), while another course presented in partnership with SIIM will run concurrently on the topic of Quantitative Imaging: A Revolution in Evolution (RC326, Room N229).
Advanced visualization research will be well-represented in a Tuesday physics posters and exhibits session from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (LL-PHS-TUA, Lakeside Learning Center). You might also want to stick around for the advanced visualization presentations in an informatics posters and exhibits session from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (LL-INS-TUB, Lakeside Learning Center), and another physics posters and exhibits session at the same time (LL-PHS-TUB, Lakeside Learning Center).
A course on the 3D Slicer open-source image analysis software for radiology applications is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ICIA32, Room S401CD). Those still lingering at McCormick Place in the late afternoon on Tuesday can take in a refresher course on quantitative CT and MR perfusion imaging (RC417, Room S504CD) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and also a quantitative imaging course on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (RC425, Room S404AB).
Early risers on Wednesday, December 4, can sit in on a refresher course on quantitative imaging in FDG-PET from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (RC525, Room S102AB). Later, attendees can browse more advanced visualization posters, presented in an informatics posters and exhibits session (LL-INS-WEA, Lakeside Learning Center) and a physics posters and exhibits session (LL-PHS-WEA, Lakeside Learning Center), both from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Virtualization and remote rendering will be discussed in a primer for radiologists on cloud computing (RC630, Room S403B) on Thursday, December 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A refresher course on quantitative imaging for volumetric CT as a biomarker of disease also will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (RC625, Room N226).
Still more advanced visualization posters await Thursday visitors from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in informatics (LL-INS-THA, Lakeside Learning Center) and physics (LL-PHS-THA, Lakeside Learning Center). An additional informatics posters and exhibits session will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (LL-INS-THB, Lakeside Learning Center).
The practical utilization of 3D CT techniques in cancer imaging will be discussed Thursday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in a refresher course on advances in cross-sectional oncologic imaging (RC718, Room S402AB). At the same time, another refresher course will delve into the informatics of quantitative imaging (RC725, Room E352). A hands-on workshop for advanced image analysis also is slated for 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (RC753, Room S401CD), as well as on Friday, December 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (RC853, Room S401CD).
Two more quantitative imaging refresher courses are scheduled for Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the current status of techniques for quantitative cancer imaging (RC818, Room S404CD) and quantitative imaging in ultrasound (RC825, Room E263).
See below for previews of advanced visualization-related scientific presentations at this year's RSNA meeting. To view the RSNA's listing of abstracts for this year's scientific and educational program, click here.