Voting is now complete for the 2011 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie's annual event to recognize excellence in radiology.
We offer our congratulations to all the candidates who made it to the final round, along with our thanks to everyone who participated. This year's campaign featured 166 candidates in 14 categories.
Minnies candidates are nominated by AuntMinnie.com members in September of each year. Semifinalists and finalists are selected through a vote by AuntMinnie's expert panel of editors and radiology professionals. For a full list of 2011 Minnies candidates, click here.
The 14 Minnies winners, noted in bold, are as follows:
Most Influential Radiology Researcher
- Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, PhD, Stanford University
- Dr. David C. Levin, Thomas Jefferson University
Most Effective Radiology Educator
- Dr. Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland
- Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
- Carol Iversen, Johns Hopkins University
- Joy Menser, Owensboro Community and Technical College
Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
- Jeffrey Palmucci, Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University
- Patricia Kroken, Healthcare Resource Providers
Best Radiologist Training Program
- Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
- City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Most Significant News Event in Radiology
- National Lung Screening Trial links CT lung screening to lower cancer death rates
- Radiation scare over mammography thyroid shields
Biggest Threat to Radiology
- Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
- Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
Hottest Clinical Procedure
- Digital breast tomosynthesis
- PET for Alzheimer's disease with new radiopharmaceuticals
Scientific Paper of the Year
- Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. Aberle DR, New England Journal of Medicine, August 4, 2011. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.
- The effect of self-referral on utilization of advanced diagnostic imaging. Levin DC et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, April 2011. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.
Best New Radiology Device
- Biograph mMR hybrid PET/MRI scanner, Siemens Healthcare
- Ingenuity TF hybrid PET/MRI scanner, Philips Healthcare
Best New Radiology Software
- Mobile MIM app for iPads and iPhones, MIM Software
- Syngo Webviewer, Siemens Healthcare
Best New Radiology Vendor
Click on the above links to learn more about each vendor.
Most Effective Philanthropy Program or Campaign
- Pulse and Pause: Image Gently in Fluoroscopy, Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging
- Putting Patients First program, AHRA and Toshiba America Medical Systems