Radiographers Nicola Ragel, Conor Fagan, Rhian Chiocchi and Jac Lewis were able to attend the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago, due to sponsorship from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The team reports that it was an incredible experience and, as radiographers, they found the trip extremely valuable. “Being able to see the direction of the future of radiology has been eye opening, to say the least,” they said. Seeing all the new equipment firsthand and being explained their capabilities is impressive and has made us excited for the times ahead in our roles.”
They noted a big push in the use of AI software for a multitude of situations such as reporting assistance to pick up on subtle abnormalities that may otherwise be missed, FFR for coronary angiography CT to determine whether stenosis of the coronary artery required intervention or for use in MR scanning in order to either improve image quality or reduce scanning times and more.
“We would like to show our appreciation and thank the trust for sponsoring us to attend this event,” they said. “It has been a truly incredible experience and has created valuable memories. Before attending RSNA we were strangers and have come home as friends. We would also like to thank all the vendors who allowed us to attend their stands and events. They made us feel welcome and explained, in depth, their systems.” Summing up, the team said they would recommend other trusts allow their radiographers to attend the event since the information that may be returned could be very beneficial for the future of their departments.
Picture: Radiographers Nicola Ragel, Conor Fagan, Rhian Chiocchi and Jac Lewis from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Published on page 26 of the January 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.