RSNA ’90 professional attendance is up 7%

RSNA ’90 professional attendance is up 7% – Radiological Society of North America exhibition

RSNA ’90 professional attendance is up 7%

Many companies hold off announcing new products until the Radiological Society of North America’s annual conference and exposition, said Merle Hedland, director of scientific meetings for the Radiological Society of North America.

About 500 companies are expected to have technical exhibits at RSNA ’90, occupying 317,000 square feet of exhibit space at McCormick Place in Chicago. Since exhibit space was assigned on a point system, small and large companies, with different types of products and services, will be next to each other. Some of the products that will be displayed will be in the areas of computed tomography; lithotripsy; interventional radiology and special procedures; magnetic resonance; nuclear medicine; radiography, therapeutic radiology, thermography, ultrasound, film-screen systems and contrast agents, drugs and pharmaceuticals.

As of press time, professional attendance registration was up 7% from last year’s show and total attendance was up slightly (professional attendance includes radiologists, medical physicists, technicians and hospital executives). At last year’s show, there were more than 19,500 exhibitors and 41,600 total attendees. The RSNA encouraged exhibitors to bring fewer people with them this year, Hedland added.

Many companies are expected to exhibit new products and technology. In fact, several have sent news releases to the trade press announcing newproduct exhibits at the show. 3M (St Paul, Minn.), for example, sent a news release stating that the company will exhibit its new laser imager.

The show will be held in both the east and north buildings at McCormick Place to accommodate the technical exhibits, scientific program and a new exhibit called Info Rad, which will be held in the north building. Info Rad will be a combination of RSNA-sponsored demonstrations and vendor exhibits of computer applications and radiology education and management, Hedland said. Some of the companies exhibiting at Info Rad are Siemens Inc., Iselin, N.J., Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., and Du Pont Co., Wilmington, Del.

The Scientific Program will consist of workshops, refresher courses, scientific sessions and scientific exhibits and will run from Saturday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 30.

Technical exhibits will be opened Sunday, Nov. 25, through Thursday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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