Top 5 Minnies candidates -- semifinals round

As of October 23, 2002, the following candidates have received the most votes in the semifinal round of The Minnies. Two finalists will be selected from each category to compete in the final round of voting.

The entries are presented in random order. As a result, the order of listing below in no way indicates the relative vote ranking of a candidate compared with other candidates in the same category. Remember, the semifinal round will be open only through October 25, 2002, so vote today!

The AuntMinnie.com Team

Most Influential Radiology Researcher

  • Dr. Richard Wahl, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Elias Zerhouni, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Rendon Nelson, Duke University
  • Dr. Michael O’Connor, Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Eliot Siegel, Baltimore VA Medical Center/U. of Maryland

Most Effective Radiology Educator

  • Dr. Stanley Siegelman, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Barry Goldberg, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Dr. Clyde Helms, Duke University
  • Dr. Emanuel Kanal, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Edward Sickles, University of California, San Francisco


Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator

  • Jane Van Valkenburg, Weber State University
  • William Faulkner, William Faulkner & Associates
  • Linda MacMillan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Cindy Rapp, Radiology Imaging Associates
  • Kyle Thornton, City College of San Francisco

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager

  • Judy Dye, University Medical Center
  • Enrico Perez, Columbia Presbyterian-Cornell University Hospitals
  • Joseph Kappa, Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Fred Gaschen, Radiological Associates of Sacramento
  • Martha Koperwhats, Texas Children's Hospital

Best Radiologist Training Program

  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Duke University, Durham, NC

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program

  • Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
  • Weber State University, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Duke University, Durham, NC

Most Significant News Event in Radiology

  • Ongoing shortage of qualified staff
  • Appointment of Dr. Elias Zerhouni to lead National Institutes of Health
  • Development of hybrid CT/PET imaging devices
  • Introduction of 16-slice CT scanners
  • Debate over mammography’s value

Biggest Threat to Radiology

  • Increased use of medical imaging by other specialties (turf battles)
  • Ongoing shortage of qualified staff
  • Lack of national licensure program for radiologic technologists
  • Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
  • Shortage of radiologists entering academic radiology

Hottest Clinical Procedure

  • Full-field digital mammography
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Whole-body CT screening
  • FDG-PET for oncology
  • Hybrid CT/PET scanning

Scientific Paper of the Year

  • Comparison of the performance of screening mammography, physical examination, and breast US and evaluation of factors that influence them: An analysis of 27,825 patient evaluations, Kolb et al, Radiology, October 2002.
  • American College of Radiology white paper on MR safety, Kanal et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, May 2002.
  • Effect of machine CAD false-positive locations on radiologists’ behavior, Freedman et al, presentation at SPIE Medical Imaging 2002 Symposium, February 2002.
  • Effectiveness of positron emission tomography in the preoperative assessment of patients with suspected non-small-cell lung cancer: the PLUS multicentre randomised trial, Van Tinteren et al, The Lancet, April 20, 2002.
  • Breast cancer mortality among female radiologic technologists in the United States, Mohan et al, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 19, 2002.

Best New Radiology Product

  • Mx8000 IDT 16-slice CT scanner, Philips Medical Systems
  • Sensation 16 16-slice CT scanner, Siemens Medical Solutions
  • GE LightSpeed 16 16-slice CT scanner, GE Medical Systems
  • Aquilion 16 16-slice CT scanner, Toshiba Medical Systems
  • ECAT Reveal-RT hybrid CT/PET scanner, CTI Molecular Imaging

Best New Radiology Vendor

  • Ultrasonix
  • Mirada Solutions
  • Advanced Imaging Technologies
  • Virturad
  • ElscinTec Systems

Most Influential Radiology Executive

  • Mike Klein, R2 Technology
  • Erich Reinhardt, Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Hans Barella, Philips Medical Systems
  • Joseph Hogan, GE Medical Systems
  • Hiromitsu Igarashi, Toshiba America Medical Systems

Best Service Company -- OEM

  • Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Philips Medical Systems North America
  • GE Medical Systems
  • Hitachi Medical Systems America
  • Agfa HealthCare

Best Service Company -- Third Party

  • Genesis Technology Partners
  • Philips HCP
  • Summit X-Ray
  • Computed Imaging Service
  • Ctronics

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