100th RSNA - Gathering of the Medical Imaging World

During the first week of December, Chicago McGormick Place was the place to be if you happen to be interested in medical imaging, X-ray, MRI, ultrasound and all associated technologies. RSNA has long background. This was the 100th RSNA Annual Meeting, congratulations are in place! All major companies and organisations were present, together with healthcare personnel. Our interests are centered around 3D X-ray (CT) and especially limited angle tomography. I spent  two days in the technical exhibition meeting our partners and seeking new cooperation possibilities

In my opinion the buzz word of the year in X-ray imaging was tomosynthesis mammography. So, how to acquire 3D information in mammography imaging from limited angle data, which rules out traditional reconstruction methods like Filtered Back Projection. The question on everybody’s lips was that is this going to be the direction where the market is going. As far as I know, there’s only one company that has FDA approved tomosynthesis mammography unit. I think the race is on. This is excellent opportunity for our limited angle reconstruction software. It is ready to be deployed into any manufacturer’s mammography system that has the mechanical capabilities for tomosynthesis scanning. Great way to speed up product development and upgrade 2D mammography unit into 3D system immediately.

Again RSNA proved to be excellent place to meet and see where the medical imaging is going. I also enjoy Chicago very much, it feels like home. I hope to be there next year when it’s RSNA one-o-one.


Seasonal Greetings to everyone!


Max Salmi
Vice President, Technology