Krystyna Barnard
January 5, 2021

Vanderbilt Radiology faculty and trainees recently participated in the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, which was presented in a solely virtual format for the first time last month.

According to RSNA, nearly 30,000 attendees from over 100 countries tuned into the weeklong meeting, comprised of live and on-demand presentations, educational exhibits, networking events and more, from home- or hospital-based computers around the globe.

“RSNA 2020’s virtual platform provided an opportunity for many speakers to reach an even larger audience than the in-person meeting, and offered real-time engagement with an audience across the world,” said Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Health Equity. “The RSNA team provided excellent technical support for moderators, presenters and attendees."

Dr. Spalluto was among 10 Vanderbilt Radiology faculty and trainees to present an educational exhibit or presentation at RSNA’s 2020 meeting. A comprehensive list is provided below.

Educational Exhibits

  • “A Case-Based Health Equity Primer for Radiologists: Real Cases, Real Problems, Real Solutions” – Chiamaka Sonubi, BS; Adrian Jaramillo-Cardoso, MD; Melinda Sava, MD; Efren Flores, MD; and Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Sellar and Suprasellar Masses in Pediatric Patients” – Jennifer Huang, MD, MEd; Sumit Pruthi, MD; and Asha Sarma, MD
  • “An Equity Toolkit for Radiology and Beyond: Addressing Healthcare Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Adrian Jaramillo-Cardoso, MD; Carmen Alvarez; Anand Narayan, MD, PhD; Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH; Efren Flores, MD; Dania Daye, MD, PhD
  • “Keeping Abreast of Disparities in Screening Mammography: A Primer for Understanding the Needs of Underserved Populations” – Katie Davis, DO; Natasha Monga, MD; Chiamaka Sonubi; Hazel Asumu, MD; Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD; and Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “The Role of Postmortem Imaging in Anatomy Medical Education” – Courtney Tomblinson, MD

Presentations

  • “Building and Maintaining Relationships to Nurture and Sustain Your Career” – Reed Omary, MD, MS
  • “Coaching Female Radiologists” – Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “Equity and Access to Imaging” – Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “Genitourinary (Adnexal Masses)” – Rochelle Andreotti, MD, Keynote Speaker
  • “Management of Cystic Adnexal Masses: SRU and O-RADS/ACR Guidelines” – Rochelle Andreotti, MD
  • “Moving Past Burnout – Strategies Beyond Individual Interventions to Mitigate Work-related Stress and Promote Physician Wellness in Radiology” – Reed Omary, MD, MS
  • “Principles of Patient-centered Care” – Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “Sinonasal Anatomy” – Courtney Tomblinson, MD
  • “Sponsoring Female Radiologists” – Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH

Moderated sessions

  • “A Call to Action in Health Equity:  An Interactive Session on Health Disparities and Health Equity in Radiology” – Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “Developing a Diverse Radiology Workforce” – Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
  • “Gender-based Harassment & Microaggressions” – Courtney Tomblinson, MD

Cases of the Day

  • “Sacrococcygeal Teratoma” – Katie Davis, DO; Christine Dove, MD; Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH; and Glynis Sacks, MBBCh

Cum Laude awards were presented to Drs. Spalluto and Jennifer Huang for their educational exhibits, “A Case-Based Health Equity Primer for Radiologists: Real Cases, Real Problems, Real Solutions” and “A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Sellar and Suprasellar Masses in Pediatric Patients,” respectively.

Dr. Huang, a second-year diagnostic radiology resident, also participated in the Introduction to Academic Radiology program, which is designed for residents with an expressed interest in pursuing a career in academic radiology.

“The sessions we had were awesome,” said Dr. Huang. “The shortened virtual program was definitely different, but all of the presentations were very high yield.”

Due to the virtual nature of RSNA 2020, the department’s alumni group, Vanderbilt Radiology Society, opted to cancel its annual RSNA Reception for current and former Vanderbilt Radiology faculty and trainees. In the latest issue of the alumni newsletter, Stephanie Kurita, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of the Vanderbilt Radiology Society, wrote, “Under normal circumstances, we would have seen everyone at the annual RSNA reception in Chicago. We look forward to the day we can reconnect in person, and hope to see you all in 2021.”

RSNA 2021 is currently scheduled to reconvene in Chicago November 28 to December 2.