Attendance at this year’s meeting of the Radiological Society of North America fell 5% compared to last year, according to unaudited totals released from the organization.

The Oak Brook, IL, society reported that exhibitor attendance represented the biggest drop. The numbers show that 24,683 vendor registrants were in the halls, a 12% drop from 2007. Furthermore, 726 technical exhibits took up 516,100 square feet, which is 4% less than last year.

Professional attendance fell 1% to 27,586, while guest attendance increased 7% to 6,526.

A total of 58,795 people attended the 2008 RSNA meeting.