Minnies 2013 semifinal candidates
Article Thumbnail ImageAugust 27, 2013 -- The list of candidates for the 2013 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging, is now available. This year's campaign features 205 candidates in 14 categories.

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    Most Influential Radiology Researcher
    Dr. Elizabeth Arleo, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Dr. William Black, Dartmouth College
    Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, William Beaumont Hospital
    Dr. Stephen Duffy, University of London
    Dr. Richard Duszak, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
    Dr. Geraldine McGinty, American College of Radiology
    Diana Miglioretti, PhD, University of California, Davis
    Dr. James Min, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Dr. Satoshi Minoshima, PhD, University of Washington
    Dr. Michael Poon, Stony Brook University
    Dr. Mathias Prokop, Radboud University Nijmegen
    Dr. U. Joseph Schoepf, Medical University of South Carolina
    Dr. Per Skaane, University of Oslo
    Dr. Aaron Sodickson, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Dr. Max Wintermark, University of Virginia

    Most Effective Radiology Educator
    Dr. Stephen Amis Jr., Montefiore Medical Center
    Dr. Leonard Berlin, NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Dr. George Bisset III, Texas Children's Hospital
    Dr. Keith Dreyer, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Dr. Howard Forman, Yale University
    Dr. Bruce Hillman, Journal of the American College of Radiology
    Dr. David Hirschorn, Staten Island University Hospital
    Dr. Karen Horton, Johns Hopkins University
    Dr. Gilbert Jost, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
    Dr. Ella Kazerooni, University of Michigan
    Dr. Jonathan Lewin, Johns Hopkins University
    Dr. Adrian Mizzi, Mater Dei Hospital
    Dr. Bruce Rosen, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Dr. Geoffrey D. Rubin, Duke University
    Dr. Michael Steigner, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Dr. László Tabár, Falun Central Hospital
    Dr. Carolyn Van Dyke, Cleveland Clinic
    Dr. Robert Wagner, Loyola University

    Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
    Scott Cupp, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Peter Horbenko, NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Robert Jones, Stanford University
    Dr. Mark King, Ohio State University
    Myke Kudlas, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
    Donna Thaler Long, Ball State University
    Jonathan Mazal, Rad-Aid International
    Stan Olejniczak, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
    Laura Pierce, Duke University
    Rebecca Sajdak, Loyola University
    Kyle Thornton, City College of San Francisco

    Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
    Bill Algee, Columbus Regional Hospital
    Mark Brown, West Georgia Health
    Rachel Giliotti, St. Vincent's Medical Center
    W. Daryle Heath, University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Brenda Izzi, University of California, Los Angeles
    Renee Lauck, Kaweah Delta Medical Center
    Carlos Vasquez, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

    Best Radiologist Training Program
    American College of Radiology Radiology Leadership Institute, Reston, VA
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    Duke University, Durham, NC
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    New York University, New York, NY
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Weill Medical College/Cornell University, New York, NY
    Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
    Ball State University, Muncie, IN
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
    Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
    Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC
    New York University, New York, NY
    Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Most Significant News Event in Radiology
    American Board of Radiology replaces written exam with radiology core exam
    CT lung screening gets U.S. Preventive Services Task Force endorsement
    Expansion of breast density notification laws
    French court convicts radiation oncologists in radiation overdose case
    New Medicare hospital outpatient rates would cut CT, MRI payments
    Radiology prepares for implementation of Obamacare
    St. Barnabas Hospital backs down from plan to close radiologist training program
    U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services relents on PET coverage, will pay for 3 follow-up scans

    Biggest Threat to Radiology
    Competition to local practices from teleradiology and national radiology groups
    Concerns about CT radiation dose
    Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
    Declining job market for radiology professionals
    Implementation of Obamacare and accountable care organizations
    Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
    Use of recalled questions on radiology board exams

    Hottest Clinical Procedure
    Automated breast ultrasound
    Cardiac CT angiography
    CT lung cancer screening
    Digital breast tomosynthesis
    Molecular breast imaging
    MRI/ultrasound fusion prostate biopsies
    PET for Alzheimer's disease with new radiopharmaceuticals
    Virtual colonoscopy

    Scientific Paper of the Year
    Associations between routine coronary computed tomographic angiography and reduced unnecessary hospital admissions, length of stay, recidivism rates, and invasive coronary angiography in the emergency department triage of chest pain. Poon M et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, August 6, 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    The cost of breast cancer screening in the Medicare population. Gross CP et al, JAMA Internal Medicine, February 11, 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    Does iterative reconstruction in chest CT mean goodbye to chest radiographs? A comparison of diagnostic information, radiation dose, and time consumption between ultralow-dose CT and conventional chest radiography. Aalokken T et al, RSNA meeting, November 2012. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    Impact of a continuous quality improvement initiative on appropriate use of coronary computed tomography angiography. Results from a multicenter, statewide registry, the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium. Chinnaiyan KM et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, September 25, 2012. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    Peri-implant gas following air travel to high altitude. Lewin JM, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, March 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this study, click here.

    Portrayal of radiology in a major medical television series: Does it influence the perception of radiology in the general population? Heye T et al, European Congress of Radiology, March 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this study, click here.

    Prospective trial comparing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus combined FFDM and tomosynthesis in a population-based screening programme using independent double reading with arbitration. Skaane P et al, European Radiology, August 2013. For AuntMinnieEurope.com's coverage of this study, click here.

    Psychological effect of chronic exposure to high magnetic field on MRI technologists. Mishah N et al, European Congress of Radiology, March 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this study, click here.

    Summary of the evidence of breast cancer service screening outcomes in Europe and first estimate of the benefit and harm balance sheet. Paci E et al, Journal of Medical Screening, September 13, 2012. For AuntMinnieEurope.com's coverage of this study, click here.

    Trends in the utilization of medical imaging from 2003 to 2011: Clinical encounters offer a complementary patient-centered focus. Dodoo MS et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, July 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    The use of computed tomography in pediatrics and the associated radiation exposure and estimated cancer risk. Miglioretti D et al, JAMA Pediatrics, August 1, 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    Why are fewer women selecting a career in radiology? A national survey of Canadian medical students. Zener R et al, American Roentgen Ray Society meeting, April 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

    Best New Radiology Device
    3D breast biopsy option for Affirm device, Hologic
    Acuson Freestyle ultrasound scanner, Siemens Healthcare
    AlluraClarity interventional radiology system, Philips Healthcare
    Aquilion One Vision 640-slice CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical Systems
    DX-D 35C wireless flat-panel digital radiography detector, Agfa HealthCare
    FDR Go portable digital radiography system, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
    FibroScan ultrasound elastography system, Echosens
    ImagePilot Aero digital radiography system, Konica Minolta
    Leggera wireless digital radiography panel, Viztek
    Noblus ultrasound scanner, Hitachi Aloka Medical
    Optima MR360 Advance 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, GE Healthcare
    Signos RT handheld ultrasound scanner, Signostics
    Sonialvision G4 radiography/fluoroscopy system, Shimadzu
    Trillium Oval 3-tesla MRI scanner, Hitachi Medical Systems America
    Vector+ SPECT/PET preclinical imaging system, MILabs
    Verity extremity CT scanner, Planmed
    Versa HD radiation therapy system, Elekta
    XGEO CG80 digital radiography system, Samsung Electronics
    ZS3 premium ultrasound scanner, Zonare

    Best New Radiology Software
    3Di PACS software, Shina Systems
    ACR Select, National Decision Support Company
    DoseTrack radiation dose monitoring software, Sectra
    EchoInsight image analysis software, Epsilon Imaging
    ElementMU meaningful use software, ImagingElements
    Image Share image sharing software, DICOM Grid
    Imagine Intelligence business analytics software, Imagine Software
    Impax CV12 cardiovascular PACS software, Agfa HealthCare
    IMR (iterative model reconstruction) CT dose reduction software, Philips Healthcare
    IQQA-Liver Multimodality 3D liver viewing software, EDDA Technology
    JiveX Mobile PACS software for mobile devices, Visus
    M-Vu computer-aided detection software, VuCOMP
    Matrix Volumetric Analytics software, Intrinsic Medical Imaging
    MediPics image exchange software, Accelarad
    MedTree QDS clinical decision-support software, HealthHelp
    MIDAS structured reporting software, Spintech Oceania
    MobileCT Viewer image review application for iPad, Nephosity
    Montage Search and Analytics software, Montage Healthcare Solutions
    MyVue patient portal software, Carestream Health
    Nuage cloud-based PACS software, Intelerad Medical Systems
    RaySafe S1 dose management software, Unfors RaySafe
    Report Accelerator software, Imorgon
    Synapse vendor-neutral archiving software, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
    syngo.Ultrasound Breast Analysis software, Siemens Healthcare
    TouchPACS software suite, Touch Medical Solutions
    Universal Viewer image viewing software, GE Healthcare
    Vision Tools Workspace PACS and reporting software, MillenSys
    Workflow Box image processing software, Mirada Medical

    Best New Radiology Vendor
    Blackford Analysis
    Montage Healthcare Solutions
    National Decision Support Company

    Click on the above links to learn more about each vendor.

    Best Radiology Mobile App
    ContrastTx (iOS)
    Diagnostic Radiology (iOS)
    iRadiology (iOS)
    My Imaging Records (iOS)
    OsiriX HD (iOS)
    RadCompanion (iOS)
    Radiation Passport (iOS)
    Radiology 2.0: One Night in the ED (iOS)
    Radiology Assistant (iOS)
    Radiology Toolbox Pro (iOS)
    Radiology Tutor (Android, iOS)
    Radiopaedia (iOS)
    radRounds (iOS)
    RadSnap (iOS)
    Surgical Radiology (iOS)

    Click on the above links to learn more about each app.

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