On October 22 & 23, 2021 we celebrated 100 years with a centennial conference and gala at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The society commemorated the first meeting of the Michigan Radiological society, which was called to order on October 19th, 1921 by Dr. Preston M. Hickey for the purpose of organizing a local x-ray society and was attended by most of the practitioners of radiology in the Detroit area. Today the society is 1,400 members strong.

The event kicked off Friday night with an icebreaker reception in the Lincoln room sponsored by iCAD with live music by the Roger Gonda Duo. The Saturday education event focused on topics such as Reinventing Radiology in the Twenty-first Century and the Challenges of Creating, Validating, and Deploying Artificial Intelligence Tools Into Radiology Practice, by local and nationally renowned speakers such as James Thrall, MD, FACR, Safwan Halabi, MD, FACR and Kay Vydereny and Debra Monticciolo, MD, FACR.

Saturday evening began with each guest receiving a commemorative MRS wine glass before entering a cocktail reception featuring Michigan Beers and a display of Radiological Artifacts generously donated by various MRS members. Dinner and celebration followed. The MRS arranged for a photographer and videographer to document this once in a lifetime event.


CLICK HERE to download a copy of the conference brochure.


CLICK HERE to view the lectures.


CLICK HERE to view the pictures from the gala. Password: mrs



Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen


“Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think.”