Join us in celebrating 10 years of webcasting live from the Windy City

November 1, 2007

Not too long after Al Gore invented the Internet, Diagnostic Imaging held its first live webcast of the RSNA meeting. This year marks our 10th straight effort in Chicago. We also have a newly designed website for easier and better participation.

Not too long after Al Gore invented the Internet, Diagnostic Imaging held its first live webcast of the RSNA meeting. This year marks our 10th straight effort in Chicago. We also have a newly designed website for easier and better participation.

The evolution of technology and clinical practice throughout the last decade is obvious as one peruses our archived webcasts. In the early days, for example, researchers debated how multislice CT would stack up against electron-beam CT. That debate, as well as the EBCT scanner, is now obsolete.

Other nascent technologies and clinical applications have either withstood scientific scrutiny or crumbled under its weight. Molecular imaging, which got some traction in 2000, is still trying to find its place among radiologists. CT colonography, a highlight in our 2001 webcast, has all but secured a clinical tenure today.

In 2002, you couldn't get a shoe shine without hearing about the dangers of CT radiation exposure. CR and DR duked it out in 2003, while radiologists and cardiologists almost came to blows in 2004. Breast MRI was a highlight of 2005, and last year saw concerns about excessive CT use in the ER.

While many things have changed in the ensuing decade, one thing has remained the same: Dr. Brad Tipler's headshot adorning his Daily Tipler column. Either the man, like his wit, is ageless, or he is radiology's mirror version of Dorian Gray. No matter, please join Brad and the rest of the Diagnostic Imaging crew at the end of the month on our newly designed website as we continue to inform and entertain for another 10 years.

Mr. Kaiser is news editor of Diagnostic Imaging.