Perspective by B. Ertl-Wagner, A. Laghi
The 100 th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) took place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from November 30 to December 5, 2014. During this centennial meeting, reflections of the past met visions of the future. An important theme of the congress was the transition of radiology to value-based practice.
The Annual Meeting of the RSNA was led by congress president Dr. Reed Dunnick from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In his Presidential Address on Sunday, November 30, he emphasized the importance of imaging in the transformation of medicine. In order for radiology to thrive for the next 100 years, Dr. Dunnick pointed out that the field will need to continuously evolve, change and adapt. He identified six key factors for continuing success. These involve the development of new researchers, the funding of talented scientists with new ideas, optimized ways to teach practicing radiologists, the promotion of synergistic interdisciplinary partnerships, the creation of intelligent public-sector policies and continuing cooperation with relevant industry sectors.