Celebrating 100 Years of the Michigan Radiological Society

On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2021, we commemorated a century of the Michigan Radiological Society with a conference and gala event at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. The society marked the first meeting of the Michigan Radiological Society, which was organized on October 19th, 1921, by Dr. Preston M. Hickey to create a local x-ray society. The inaugural meeting was attended by most radiology practitioners in the Detroit area. Today, the society boasts a membership of over 1,400.

The event began on Friday night with an icebreaker reception in the Lincoln room. The reception was sponsored by iCAD and featured live music by the Roger Gonda Duo. On Saturday, local and nationally renowned speakers, including James Thrall, MD, FACR, Safwan Halabi, MD, FACR, Kay Vydereny, and Debra Monticciolo, MD, FACR, spoke 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.

Saturday evening began with guests receiving a commemorative MRS wine glass before entering a cocktail reception that showcased Michigan beers and a display of Radiological Artifacts generously donated by various MRS members. The evening continued with dinner and celebration, which was documented by a photographer and videographer, making it a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The gala event was a great success, and everyone had a fantastic time commemorating the Michigan Radiological Society’s 100th anniversary. The event was not only a celebration of the past century of the society, but it also looked forward to the future of radiology. The speakers provided insightful and thought-provoking discussions that highlighted the ever-evolving field of radiology and the exciting advancements to come.

The cocktail reception was a highlight of the evening, with guests mingling and enjoying delicious Michigan beers and wine while admiring the display of Radiological Artifacts. It was incredible to see the history of radiology on display, and it provided a unique opportunity to learn about the evolution of the field.

Overall, the conference and gala event were a testament to the Michigan Radiological Society’s rich history and bright future. With 1,400 members and counting, the society continues to be a leader in the field of radiology, and we can’t wait to see what the next 100 years hold.

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

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