Minnies 2014 semifinal candidates

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Below is a list of the candidates for the 2014 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. This year's campaign features 201 candidates in 15 categories.

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Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Dr. David Bluemke, PhD, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Dr. Mark van Buchem, Leiden University Medical Center
Dr. Stamatia Destounis, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care
Dr. Richard Duszak, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute/Emory University
Dr. Peter Faulhaber, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Patrick Flamen, Jules Bordet Institute
Dr. Sarah Friedewald, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Dr. Ilana Gareen, Brown University
Danny Hughes, PhD, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Dr. Tomonori Kanda, PhD, Teikyo University
Dr. Ella Kazerooni, University of Michigan
Dr. Andrea Laghi, Sapienza University of Rome
Dr. Geraldine McGinty, American College of Radiology
Dr. Martin Pomper, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Pablo Ros, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Frank Rybicki, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Aaron Sodickson, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Katherine Andriole, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard University
Dr. Norman Beauchamp, University of Washington
Dr. Jonathan Berlin, University of Chicago
Dr. Leonard Berlin, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Dr. Gary Dillehay, Northwestern University
Dr. Sarah Donaldson, Stanford University
Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Raymond Geis, Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants
Dr. Peter Herscovitch, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Dr. Kedar Jambhekar, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dr. Gilbert Jost, Washington University/Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Dr. Daniel Kopans, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Lawrence Muroff, Imaging Consultants Inc.
Dr. Parvati Ramchandani, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland
Dr. Stacy Smith, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
Lisa Berrios-Moore, SimonMed
David Brown, Kaiser Permanente
Melissa Culp, Rad-Aid International
Scott Cupp, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Frances Gilman, Thomas Jefferson University
Myke Kudlas, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Paul Laudicina, Long Beach City College
Donna Thaler Long, Ball State University
April Mann, Hartford Hospital
Joanne Niewood, Fortis
Rebecca Peterson, Einstein Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
Robert Walker, Weber State University
Shannon Walters, Stanford University

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
David DiMarcantonio, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Bill Greear, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Charles McRae, Columbus Radiology
Jeff Palmucci, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital (winner in 2011)
Todd Stanley, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
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
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
New York University, New York, NY
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 Maryland, Baltimore, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
Breast density movement gains steam with new legislation
Controversial Canadian study revives debate over breast screening
Efforts grow to create new U.S. source for molybdenum
Evidence confirms slowdown in growth rate of medical imaging use
Federal panel votes against Medicare coverage for CT lung cancer screening
Georgia technologist gets jail time for entering false mammography records
JAMA study supports 3D breast tomosynthesis
Longtime American College of Radiology CEO Dr. Harvey Neiman passes away
Medicare cuts reimbursement for advanced medical imaging
Residents fret over future job prospects
U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues new proposal for mobile app regulation

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Commoditization of radiology services
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 Affordable Care Act and accountable care organizations
Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
States rescinding radiologic technologist licensure requirements
Utilization controls that could lead to lower procedure volume

Hottest Clinical Procedure
Automated breast ultrasound
Cardiac CT angiography
CT lung cancer screening
Digital breast tomosynthesis
PET for Alzheimer's disease with new radiopharmaceuticals
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Scientific Paper of the Year
The Boston Marathon bombing: After-action review of the Brigham and Women's Hospital emergency radiology response. Brunner J et al, Radiology, July 15, 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. Friedewald SM et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, June 25, 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Caffeine and taurine containing energy drink improves systolic left-ventricular contractility in healthy volunteers assessed by strain analysis using cardiac magnetic resonance tagging (CSPAMM). Doerner J et al, RSNA meeting, December 2013. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Comparison of breast cancers diagnosed in screening patients in their 40s with and without family history of breast cancer in a community outpatient facility. Destounis SV et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, April 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here

Comparison of image-guided nonfocal hepatic biopsies performed by physicians and nurse midlevel providers. Murphy FB et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, May 30, 2014.

Emergency department imaging: Uncompensated services rendered by radiologists nationwide. Duszak R et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, June 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

A failure analysis of invasive breast cancer: Most deaths from disease occur in women not regularly screened. Webb ML et al, Cancer, September 9, 2013. To learn more about this paper, click here.

High signal intensity in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images: Relationship with increasing cumulative dose of a gadolinium-based contrast material. Kanda T et al, Radiology, March 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Impact of lung cancer screening results on participant health-related quality of life and state anxiety in the National Lung Screening Trial. Gareen IF et al, Cancer, July 25, 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Mammographic performance in a population-based screening program: Before, during, and after the transition from screen-film to full-field digital mammography. Hofvind S et al, Radiology, July 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Measuring low-value care in Medicare. Schwartz AL et al, JAMA Internal Medicine, July 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

MR imaging of the substantia nigra at 7T enables diagnosis of Parkinson disease. Cosottini M et al, Radiology, June 2014. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Peripheral nerve ultrasound -- anatomy and technique for diagnosis and procedures. Mota SJ et al, European Congress of Radiology, March 2014.

Traumatic shoulder injuries: A force mechanism analysis of complex injuries to the shoulder girdle and proximal humerus. Sheehan SE et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, September 2013.

Best New Radiology Device
Airo mobile CT scanner, Brainlab
Aixplorer Expert Edition ultrasound scanner, SuperSonic Imagine
Arietta ultrasound scanner line, Hitachi Aloka Medical
Aspire Cristalle digital mammography unit, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
Carestream DRX 2530C digital radiography detector, Carestream Health
Celesteion PET/CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical Systems
DX-D Mobile Retrofit digital radiography package, Agfa HealthCare
NuBoom with MultiMount monitor boom system, CompView Medical
RadPro Omnera 400A digital radiography system, Canon USA
Revolution CT scanner, GE Healthcare
SoftVue whole-breast ultrasound tomography system, Delphinus Medical Technologies
Somatom Force CT scanner, Siemens Healthcare
Trinias digital angiography system, Shimadzu Medical Systems USA
UGEO WS80A ultrasound scanner, Samsung Electronics America
Vereos PET/CT scanner, Philips Healthcare
Ziehm Vision RFD mobile C-arm, Ziehm Imaging
Z.One Pro ultrasound scanner, Zonare

Best New Radiology Software
3D virtual heart model, Dassault Systèmes
AI Bridge, Analytical Informatics
Analytics, Intelerad Medical Systems
Aspen Breast software, Mammography Reporting Systems
Centricity 360 online collaboration software, GE Healthcare
Cleome vendor-neutral PACS, ClearCanvas
CloudVNA, Dicom Systems
Cloud-based image storage platform, Purview
C-View 2D tomosynthesis software, Hologic
DG ImageShare, DICOM Grid
Dose M 2.0 radiation dose tracking software, Infinitt North America
Dose Tracking System, Toshiba America Medical Systems
Easy Vue PACS software, Carestream Health
Exa electronic health record software, Viztek
ICIS Mobile and Web Capture, Agfa HealthCare
Image sharing module for social media, Paxeramed
iNteract+ software suite, TeraRecon
NovaGlass image viewing software, Novarad
SonoPro breast ultrasound interpretation and reporting module, Ikonopedia
Synapse VNA software, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
Syngo.via for molecular imaging, Siemens Healthcare
TomTec-Arena image analysis software, TomTec Imaging Systems
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) planning software, Philips Healthcare
Univision EV universal viewer, TeraMedica
Virtual Navigator ultrasound fusion software, Esaote
VitreaExtend, Vital Images
VolparaAnalytics, Volpara Solutions

Best New Radiology Vendor
Analytical Informatics
Brain Biosciences
Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals
Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals
TriFoil Imaging

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

Best Radiology Mobile App
Accelarad Mobile (iOS), Accelarad
Brain MRI Atlas (iOS), Taboom
ContrastTx (iOS), Mayo Clinic
CTisus iLecture series (iOS), Dr. Elliot Fishman
Diagnostic Radiology -- Fundamentals of Thoracic Imaging (iOS), BestApps
iRadiology (iOS), Lieberman's iRadiology
iRadTech (Android, iOS), Ron Reed
My Imaging Records (iOS), Stacey Funt
NeuroRad for iPad (iOS), RadLynx
RadCompanion (iOS), Dr. Anouk Stein
Radiology 2.0: One Night in the ED (iOS), Daniel Cornfeld
Radiology Assistant (Android, iOS), BestApps, Capcode
Radiology Signs (Android), Androidmedics
Radiology Toolbox Pro (iOS), Softcode Systems
Radiology Tutor (Android, iOS), Jonathan Colledge
Radiopaedia (iOS), Radiopaedia.org
Rad-Rx (Android), Quantum Imaging and Therapeutics Associates
Rad Signs (iOS), Joel Stein
RadU -- Radiology University (iOS), Dario Souza
RealWorld Radiology (iOS), Hyperexis
Surgical Radiology (iOS), Medicine Network

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

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