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August 25, 2016 -- Below is a list of the candidates for the 2016 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. This year's campaign includes 215 candidates in 14 categories.

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Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Dr. Edward Bluth, Ochsner Health System
John Boone, PhD, University of California, Davis
Dr. James Brink, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Emily Conant, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Stamatia Destounis, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care/University of Rochester
Dr. Sanjiv Gambhir, PhD, Stanford University
Dr. Thomas Hope, University of California, San Francisco
Danny Hughes, PhD, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Dr. Ella Kazerooni, University of Michigan
Dr. Ramin Khorasani, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Kenneth Maravilla, University of Washington
Dr. Perry Pickhardt, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Martin Pomper, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Val Runge, University Hospital Bern
Dr. Frank Rybicki, University of Ottawa

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Dr. Stephen Amis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Sanjeev Bhalla, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Dr. Kevin Chang, Brown University
Dr. Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia
Dr. Carol Geer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Dr. Pamela Johnson, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Frank Lexa, Drexel University
Dr. Tan-Lucien Mohammed, University of Florida
Dr. Mark Mullins, PhD, Emory University
Dr. Gregory Nicola, Hackensack Radiology Group
Dr. François Pontana, Lille University Hospital
Dr. Elizabeth Rafferty, Lawrence General Hospital
Dr. Parvati Ramchandani, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Kevin Rice, Renaissance Imaging Medical Associates
Dr. Mary Scanlon, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Kitt Shaffer, PhD, Boston University
Dr. Stacy Smith, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
Joey Battles, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Crystal Botkin, Saint Louis University
Michael Enriquez, RadProf Media Productions
Merryl Fulmer, Shore Medical Center
Diane Garcia, City College of San Francisco
Diane Kawamura, PhD, Weber State University
Donna Thaler Long, Ball State University
Louise Miller, Mammography Educators
James Murrell, Brightwood College

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
Terry Baker, OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital
Marty Bledsoe, Johns Hopkins University
Ernesto Cerdena, PhD, Waterbury Hospital
Boris Kalitenko, Broward Health
Angelic McDonald, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
Charles McRae, Columbus Radiology/Radiology Partners
Enrico Perez, Winthrop University Hospital
Charles Powell, Emory University
Derek Suragh, Shore Medical Center
Jason Theadore, Mercy Health
Annette Wiebeld, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care

Best Radiologist Training Program
American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiology Leadership Institute, Reston, VA
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Brown University, Providence, RI
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Duke University, Durham, NC
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Radiology, New York, NY
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, NJ
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
American Board of Radiology to eliminate 10-year maintenance of certification exam
American Cancer Society raises recommended breast screening age to 45
Cuts to Medicare reimbursement for analog x-ray, computed radiography
Increasing importance of radiation dose management
Medicare payments begin for low-dose CT lung screening
Plan to revamp nuclear medicine training is scrapped
Rise of artificial intelligence and machine-learning systems
Security risks from proliferation of mobile devices
Shift to value-based care with implementation of MACRA legislation
Toshiba sells medical systems division to Canon
USPSTF gives approval to CT colonography screening
USPSTF rejects broader mammography screening guidelines

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Code bundling of radiology procedures
Commoditization of radiology services
Competition to local practices from teleradiology and national radiology groups
Consolidation of individual radiology groups
Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
Fear of gadolinium inhibiting access to clinically appropriate MRI exams
Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
Maintenance of certification testing for radiologists
Nurse practitioners reading medical imaging exams
Shift of radiology reimbursement away from fee-for-service model
Use of artificial intelligence to interpret medical images

Hottest Clinical Procedure
3D printing of internal anatomical structures
Automated breast ultrasound
Bariatric left gastric embolization
Breast density assessment with automated software
Coronary CT angiography
CT lung cancer screening
Digital breast tomosynthesis
MRI-guided prostate biopsy
PET/MRI
Resting-state functional MRI
Synthetic 2D mammography

Scientific Paper of the Year
Automatic coronary calcium scoring and cardiovascular risk estimation in the Pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Trial. Lessmann N et al, RSNA meeting, December 2015. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis and digital mammography in dense and nondense breasts. Rafferty EA et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, April 26, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Cancer risks in U.S. radiologic technologists working with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures, 1994-2008. Rajaraman P et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, May 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Common reasons that asymptomatic patients who are 65 years and older receive carotid imaging. Keyhani S et al, JAMA Internal Medicine, May 1, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: Functional MRI study. Hougaard A et al, BMJ, December 16, 2015. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Factors associated with rates of false-positive and false-negative results from digital mammography screening: An analysis of registry data. Nelson HD et al, Annals of Internal Medicine, February 16, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Impact of appropriate use on the estimated radiation risk to men and women undergoing radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging. Doukky R et al, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, April 21, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Implementation of synthesized two-dimensional mammography in a population-based digital breast tomosynthesis screening program. Zuckerman SP et al, Radiology, July 28, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Improved sensitivity of computed tomography towards iodine and gold nanoparticle contrast agents via iterative reconstruction methods, Bernstein AL et al, Scientific Reports, May 17, 2016.

Incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in retired NFL players. Correlation with diffusion-tensor (DTI) MRI and neuropsychological testing. Conidi F et al, American Academy of Neurology meeting, April 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Macrocyclic and other nongroup 1 gadolinium contrast agents deposit low levels of gadolinium in brain and bone tissue: Preliminary results from nine patients with normal renal function. Murata N et al, Investigative Radiology, July 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Medicare policy initiatives and the relative utilization of "double scan" CT. Flug JA et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, February 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Novel informatics modeling using clinical and radiological imaging metrics for characterization of breast tumors with the OncotypeDX gene array. Jacobs MA et al, RSNA meeting, December 2015.

Pediatric brain: Repeated exposure to linear gadolinium-based contrast material is associated with increased signal intensity at unenhanced T1-weighted MR imaging. Flood T et al, Radiology, July 28, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Quantitative "hot spot" imaging of transplanted stem cells using superparamagnetic tracers and magnetic particle imaging (MPI). Bulte JW et al, Tomography, December 2015.

Best New Radiology Device
Aceso dual-modality breast imaging system, CapeRay Medical
Affirm prone breast biopsy system, Hologic
Arietta 70 ultrasound scanner, Hitachi Aloka Medical America
Digital U-arm system, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging
Discovery MI PET/CT scanner, GE Healthcare
DR 600 digital radiography room, Agfa HealthCare
DR tablet, Canon U.S.A.
Exablate Neuro MR-guided focused ultrasound system, InSightec
MobileDiagnost M50 mobile x-ray system, Philips Healthcare
Multitom Rax twin robotic x-ray system, Siemens Healthineers
MX7 mobile digital radiography system, Shimadzu Medical Systems
NExCT 7 CT scanner, Samsung Electronics
OnSight 3D extremity imaging CT scanner, Carestream Health
Sectra model F15 visualization table, Sectra
Singular multisite workstation, Singular Medical Technologies
Supria CT scanner, Hitachi Medical Systems America
Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose radiography/fluoroscopy system, Toshiba America Medical Systems
Valiance X12 SPECT/CT system, Molecular Dynamics
Vevo MD ultrasound scanner, Fujifilm VisualSonics

Best New Radiology Software
4D Flow, Arterys
BrightMatter Guide surgical navigation software, Synaptive Medical
CareSelect clinical decision-support software, National Decision Support Company
DM-Density breast density assessment software, Densitas
Health Cloud IT platform, GE Healthcare
HeartView nuclear software, VidiStar
ICE-T inpatient cost evaluation tool, Neiman Health Policy Institute
Imaging analytics software, HealthMyne
Infinitt Healthcare Platform (IHP) vendor-neutral archive, Infinitt Healthcare
IQQA-Guide software, EDDA Technology
iReveal breast density assessment software, iCAD
Kuvia3D medical imaging software, Qmetrics Technologies
MphRx Forward data-sharing software, MphRx
Olea Sphere 3.0 enterprise imaging software, Olea Medical
On-demand vendor-neutral archive software, Vital Images
Overlay PACS Viewing software, TeraRecon
PACS Redefined, Lexmark International
Panorama enterprise viewing software, Intelerad Medical Systems
Quantib Brain 1.1 brain MRI software, Quantib
Radiology and pathology PACS IT platform, Sectra
RadIQ education software, Calgary Scientific
SafeCT-29 radiation dose reporting software, Medic Vision Imaging Solutions
Scenergy ultrasound/CT fusion and image guidance, Clear Guide Medical
Simultaneous Multi-Slice brain MRI software, Siemens Healthineers
Spectral Magic Glass on PACS, Philips Healthcare
Synapse 5 PACS software, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
Unifier Archive 3.0 vendor-neutral archive software, Dicom Systems
VolparaEnterprise breast density software, Volpara Solutions
XD Nuclear Medicine software, Mirada Medical

Best New Radiology Vendor
4Dx
Arterys
Clarius Mobile Health
Clear Guide Medical
Enlitic
HealthMyne
Quantib
Singular Medical Technologies
Synaptive Medical
T2 Biosystems
Varex Imaging

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

Best Radiology Mobile App
CMR Pocket Guide (iOS), Dr. Bernhard Herzog
Contrast Media: NSF vs. CIN (iOS, Android), Dr. Sandro Fenelon
CT Anatomy (iOS), iCat Solutions
CTisus Critical Diagnostic Measurements in CT (iOS), Dr. Elliot Fishman
Diagnostic Radiology -- Dynamic Approach to Abdominal Radiology (iOS), BestApps
Figure 1 (iOS, Android), Figure 1
Kanal's MR Safety Implant Risk Assessment (iOS), Dr. Emanuel Kanal
MRI Made Easy (iOS), BestApps
MSK Radiology 4 U (iOS, Android), Philip Abraham
PedsMRI (iOS, Android), Hospital for Sick Children
Radiology Physics 300 (iOS), Hawki
Radiology Rounds (iOS, Android), DailyRounds
Radiopaedia (iOS), Radiopaedia.org
RadsBest (iOS), Medocratic
Thoracic Radiology Differential Diagnosis Guide (iOS), RadiologIQ

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

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