The Minnies 2002 candidates

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The following is a list of all 228 candidates in 15 categories of the 2002 Minnies,’s annual event to recognize excellence in radiology.

Candidates were selected from nominations submitted by members. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated!

Click here to vote in this year’s final round. Voting is open through November 17, 2002.

Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Dr. Abass Alavi, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. William Ball, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Dr. Stanley Baum, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Ines Boechat, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Nick Bryan, University of Pennsylvania
Dr Jörg Debatin, University Hospital Essen, Germany
Prof. Forbes Dewey, Jr., Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, U.K.
Dr. Damian Dupuy, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Dr. Scott Gazelle, Massachusetts General Hospital
H.K. "Bernie" Huang, University of Southern California
Dr. David Hunter, University of Minnesota
Dr. Rendon Nelson, Duke University
Dr. Michael O’Connor, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Christopher Palestro, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Dr. Etta Pisano, University of North Carolina
Dr. Maximilian F. Reiser, Institute for Clinical Radiology, University of Munich, Germany
Dr. Martine RĂ©my-Jardin, University of Lille, France
Dr. Barry Siegel, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Dr. Eliot Siegel, Baltimore VA Medical Center/U. of Maryland
Dr. Daniel Silverman, University of California, Los Angeles
Jonathan Sunshine, Ph.D., American College of Radiology
Dr. Richard Wahl, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Ralph Weissleder, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Elias Zerhouni, National Institutes of Health

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Dr. Susan Ackerman, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Beryl Benacerraf, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Linda Bresolin, Radiological Society of North America
Dr. Gonzalo Chua, Arnett Clinic
Dr. John Cronan, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Dr. Barry Goldberg, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Marc Gosselin, University of Utah
Dr. Robert Hattery, American Board of Radiology
Dr. Clyde Helms, Duke University
Dr. Igor Laufer, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Emanuel Kanal, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Elizabeth McFarland, Washington University
Dr. Robert Novelline, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Anthony Proto, Radiology
Dr. Vijay Rao, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Donald Resnick, VA San Diego Healthcare Center
Dr. Lee Rogers, American Journal of Roentgenology
Dr. Geoffrey Rubin, Stanford University
Dr. Edward Sickles, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Stanley Siegelman, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. David Shelton, University of California, Davis

Most Effective Radiologist Technologist Educator
Nadia Bugg, Midwestern State University
Stephanie Carr, Texas Children’s Hospital
William Faulkner, William Faulkner & Associates
Merryl Fulmer, Abington Memorial Hospital
Eva Hallis, University of Charleston
Peggy Hoosier, Advanced Health Education Center
Jeffrey Killion, Midwestern State University
Linda MacMillan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Debra McMahan, Santa Barbara City College
William Mulkey, Midlands Technical College
James Murrell, Northwestern State University
Cindy Rapp, Radiology Imaging Associates
Carole South-Winter, Southeast Technical Institute
Kyle Thornton, City College of San Francisco
Elwin Tilson, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Jane Van Valkenburg, Weber State University
Sharon Ward, Baptist Medical System

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
Judy Dye, University Medical Center
Roberta Edge, Doctors Medical Center
Fred Gaschen, Radiological Associates of Sacramento
Joseph Kappa, Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Martha Koperwhats, Texas Children's Hospital
Kent Johnson, Columbus Regional Hospital
Dr. Janis Owens, King/Drew Medical Center
Enrico Perez, Columbia Presbyterian-Cornell University Hospitals
Annette Shephard, the Health Alliance

Best Radiologist Training Program
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
Duke University, Durham, NC
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Community Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Duke University, Durham, NC
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Hinds Community College, Jackson, MS
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Marion County School of Radiological Technology, Ocala, FL
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Northwestern State University, Shreveport, LA
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Southern Union Community College, Opelika, AL
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Wilkes Regional Medical Center, North Wilkesboro, NC

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
AMA calls for universal ultrasound reimbursement
Appointment of Dr. Elias Zerhouni to lead National Institutes of Health
Concern over resident work hours
Debate over mammography’s value
Development of hybrid CT-PET imaging devices
Development of new radiologic technologist professions
Falling Medicare payments for radiological services
Impact of the Internet on radiology
Introduction of 16-slice CT scanners
New guidelines for MRI safety
Ongoing shortage of qualified staff
PET reimbursement roller coaster
Residents’ lawsuit against U.S. matching program
Use of sonography for breast screening
Whole-body CT screening exams

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
Increased use of medical imaging by other specialties (turf battles)
Lack of innovation in medical imaging
Lack of national licensure program for radiologic technologists
Ongoing shortage of qualified staff
Use of proprietary standards in imaging technology
Worsening public perception of radiology

Hottest Clinical Procedure
3-D ultrasound
Breast MRI
Cardiac MRI
FDG-PET for Alzheimer’s disease
FDG-PET for oncology
Full-field digital mammography
Functional MRI
Hybrid CT-PET scanning
Interventional placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters
MR angiography
Prostate MR spectroscopy
Radiofrequency ablation
Ureteral stent placement
Uterine fibroid embolization
Virtual colonoscopy
Whole-body CT screening
X-ray-guided spinal stabilization

Scientific Paper of the Year
Abnormalities in regional brain activity in young adults at genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Reiman et al, presentation at Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, July 2002.

American College of Radiology white paper on MR safety, Kanal et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, June 2002.

An architecture for secure exchange of medical images and reports based on mail, DICOM and public key encryption. Engelmann et al, The European Journal of Medicine, 2002.

Breast cancer mortality among female radiologic technologists in the United States, Mohan et al, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 19, 2002.

Clinical breast examination practices among women undergoing screening mammography, McGreevey et al, Radiology, August 2002.

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.

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.

Policy for imaging pregnant patients using ionizing radiation, El-Khoury et al, presentation at American Roentgen Ray Society meeting, May 2002.

Prospective comparative study of spiral computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, Stoker et al, Gut, July 2002.

The impact of organized mammography service screening on breast carcinoma mortality in seven Swedish counties, Duffy et al, Cancer, August 2002.

Three-dimensional volumetric interpolated breath-hold MR imaging for whole-body tumor staging in less than 15 minutes: a feasibility study, Lauenstein et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, August 2002.

Training and attitudes of residents regarding breast imaging, Bassett et al, presentation at Radiological Society of North America meeting, November 2001.

Vertebroplasty: Reusable flange converter with hub lock for injection of polymethylmethacrylate with screw-plunger syringe, Schallen et al, Radiology, March 2002.

Best New Radiology Product
AquariusBlue 2-D/3-D review workstation, TeraRecon
AngioSURF rolling whole-body MR table, MR Innovation
Aplio ultrasound system, Toshiba Medical Systems
Aquilion 16 16-slice CT scanner, Toshiba Medical Systems
Avera diffractive-ultrasound breast imaging system, Advanced Imaging Technologies
Avia multimodality workstation, Hitachi Medical Systems America
Axiom Aristos FX digital radiography system, Siemens Medical Solutions
BCC dedicated breast gamma camera, IS2 Research
CardiusSST digital cardiac gamma camera, Digirad
Centricity integrated RIS/PACS software, GE Medical Systems
C-Scan dedicated extremity scanner, Esaote
CXDI-31 portable digital radiography sensor, Canon Medical Systems
Delta 32 TACT digital stereotactic biopsy system, Instrumentarium Imaging
DirectView PACS software, Eastman Kodak
ECAT Reveal-RT hybrid CT/PET scanner, CTI Molecular Imaging
FCR 5000MA computed radiography digital mammography system, Fujifilm Medical Systems
e-Touch interactive software, Novint Technologies
eFilm Workstation PACS software, Merge eFilm
iLook line of handheld ultrasound systems, SonoSite
Impax DS3000 PACS software, Agfa HealthCare
InnerviewGI virtual colonoscopy workstation, E-Z-EM
Integris Allura flat-panel digital cardiac cath lab, Philips Medical Systems
LightSpeed 16 16-slice CT scanner, GE Medical Systems
Lodox digital radiography system, Lodox Systems
Lorad Selenia full-field digital mammography system, Hologic
MagneVu MV-1000 MRI scanner, MagneVu
MammoReader CAD workstation, icad
Mx8000 IDT 16-slice CT scanner, Philips Medical Systems
ProVision PACS software, Cerner
Second Look mammography CAD system, CADx Medical Systems
Sensation 16 16-slice CT scanner, Siemens Medical Solutions
Regius Model 350 computed radiography system, Konica Medical Imaging
Ultraclip image-guided tissue marker, Inrad
Vista ultrasound CAD scanner, U-Systems
Vnetix PACS software, IDX Systems

Best New Radiology Vendor
Advanced Imaging Technologies
ElscinTec Systems
Novint Technologies
Acuo Technologies
Mirada Solutions

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Most Influential Radiology Executive
Hans Barella, Philips Medical Systems
Jack Cumming, Hologic
John Glass, Agfa HealthCare
Joseph Hogan, GE Medical Systems
Hiromitsu Igarashi, Toshiba America Medical Systems
Dan Kerpelman, Eastman Kodak
Mike Klein, R2 Technology
Clay Larsen, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
Richard Levy, Varian Medical Systems
Erich Reinhardt, Siemens Medical Solutions

Best Service Company -- OEM
Agfa HealthCare
Eastman Kodak Health Imaging
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
GE Medical Systems
Hitachi Medical Systems America
Instrumentarium Imaging
Philips Medical Systems North America
Siemens Medical Solutions
Toshiba America Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems

Best Service Company -- Third Party
Computed Imaging Service
Diagnostic Parts Exchange
Genesis Technology Partners
Philips HCP
Modern Biomedical Services
Summit X-Ray

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