Meet the Minnies 2014 finalists

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Below is a list of the final candidates for the 2014 edition of the Minnies,'s campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging.

Winners in each category will be selected by our Expert Panel and announced in October. To see the full list of semifinalists, click here.

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Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Dr. Richard Duszak, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute/Emory University
Dr. Geraldine McGinty, American College of Radiology

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
Frances Gilman, Thomas Jefferson University
Shannon Walters, Stanford University

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
David DiMarcantonio, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Carlos Vasquez, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

Best Radiologist Training Program
American College of Radiology Radiology Leadership Institute, Reston, VA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
Evidence confirms slowdown in growth rate of medical imaging use
Federal panel votes against Medicare coverage for CT lung cancer screening

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Commoditization of radiology services
Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates

Hottest Clinical Procedure
CT lung cancer screening
Digital breast tomosynthesis

Scientific Paper of the Year
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.

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.

Best New Radiology Device
Revolution CT scanner, GE Healthcare
Somatom Force CT scanner, Siemens Healthcare

Best New Radiology Software
Dose Tracking System, Toshiba America Medical Systems
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) planning software, Philips Healthcare

Best New Radiology Vendor
Analytical Informatics
Brain Biosciences

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

Best Radiology Mobile App
CTisus iLecture series (iOS), Dr. Elliot Fishman
Radiology Toolbox Pro (iOS), Softcode Systems

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

Best Radiology Image
PET of patient with grade III glioma using iodine-124 (I-124) CLR1404 radiopharmaceutical
CT lung image with computer-aided software

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