Meet the Minnies 2018 semifinal candidates

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Below is a list of the candidates for the 2018 edition of the Minnies,'s campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. This year's campaign includes 220 candidates in 14 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best Radiology Mobile App.

Minnies winners will be selected by our expert panel in two rounds of voting. The finalists will be announced in late September, with the final winners announced in October.

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Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Dr. Gregory Albers, Stanford University
Dr. Gregory Bell, Austin Cancer Centers
John Boone, PhD, University of California, Davis
Dr. Joshua Broder, Duke University
Dr. Rivka Colen, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Mai Lan Ho, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik, University of Washington
Willi Kalender, PhD, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Tara Morgan, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, University of British Columbia
Dr. Martin Pomper, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Daniel Pryma, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Eric Rohren, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz, New York University
Dr. Daniel Rubin, Stanford University
Dr. Steven Wolff, PhD, Carnegie Hill Radiology

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Dr. Soonmee Cha, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Kevin Chang, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Dr. Tessa Cook, PhD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Saurabh Jha, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Emanuel Kanal, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Nicholas Koontz, Indiana University
Dr. Vincent Mellnick, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Dr. Tan-Lucien Mohammed, University of Florida
Dr. William Morrison, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Mark Mullins, PhD, Emory University
Dr. Gregory Nicola, Hackensack Radiology Group
Dr. Nayana Parange, University of South Australia
Dr. Ryan Peterson, Emory University
Dr. Stephen Pomeranz, ProScan MRI Online
Dr. Sumer Sethi, Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences
Dr. Vikas Shah, University Hospitals of Leicester
Dr. Laszlo Tabar, Falun Central Hospital
Dr. William Thorwarth, American College of Radiology
Dr. Phillip Tirman, Global Radiology CME
Dr. Amar Udare, Tata Memorial Centre
Dr. Hebert Alberto Vargas, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Marc Willis, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Kevin Wong, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Dr. Sanjay Yadav, Mysore Medical College

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
Jeff Berry, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dean Brake, St. Louis Community College
Catherine Cooper, University of South Alabama
Daniel DeMaio, University of Hartford
Cheryl DuBose, Arkansas State University
Bill Faulkner, William Faulkner & Associates
Diane Garcia, City College of San Francisco
Chucri Jalkh, University of South Alabama
Jeffrey Legg, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Caren Levine, University of Pennsylvania
Tanya Nolan, Weber State University
Aaron Scott, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Emily Smith, Smartsound Ultrasound
Rosemary Thomas, Einstein Medical Center
Jennifer Walker, Southern Illinois University

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
Clark Davis, Radiology Associates
Charles McRae, Columbus Radiology
Andrew Menard, Johns Hopkins Health System
Sarah Moore, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David Poon, University of California, San Francisco
Habib Tannir, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Scott Walton, Intermountain Healthcare
Shannon Wilson, Bay Imaging Consultants

Best Radiologist Training Program
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Brown University, Providence, RI
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
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
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Radiology, New York, NY
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
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 Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
Changes to U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation of artificial intelligence
Continuing debate over safety of gadolinium MRI contrast
Efforts to develop alternative sources of molybdenum-99
GE Healthcare to spin off as independent company
Growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning in radiology
Imaging utilization begins growing after years of stagnation
Man in India killed after bringing oxygen cylinder into MRI suite
Radiology rebounds in 2018 Match with all residency programs filled
U.S. and China trade war hits medical imaging scanners

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Access in rural states to quality medical imaging
Commoditization of radiology services
Continuing debate over the value of breast screening
Corporate takeovers of independent radiology groups
Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
Managing incidental findings found on imaging exams
Physician burnout
U.S. Food and Drug Administration votes to add warning labels to MRI contrast agents on gadolinium deposition
Use of artificial intelligence to interpret medical images
Value-based radiology reimbursement

Hottest Clinical Procedure
3D printing of internal anatomical structures
Augmented reality-assisted interventional procedures
Cinematic rendering of medical images
Contrast-enhanced abdominal sonography
Coronary CT angiography
CT lung cancer screening
MRI-guided prostate biopsy
One-view digital breast tomosynthesis

Scientific Paper of the Year
Accumulation of gadolinium in human cerebrospinal fluid after gadobutrol-enhanced MR imaging: A prospective observational cohort study. Nehra AK et al, Radiology, August 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Addressing burnout in radiologists. Chetlen AL et al, Academic Radiology, August 1, 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Assessment of the neurologic effects of intracranial gadolinium deposition using a large population-based cohort. McDonald RJ et al, RSNA meeting, November 2017. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Automatic calcium scoring in low-dose chest CT using deep neural networks with dilated convolutions. Lessmann N et al, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, February 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Biennial versus annual screening mammography: What do women prefer? Bouzghar G et al, RSNA meeting, November 2017. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Blood-ocular barrier disruption in patients with acute stroke. Hitomi E et al, Neurology, March 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Cerebrovascular disease, amyloid, and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease progression. Lao P et al, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting, June 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Comparing the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and CT in evaluating acute cholecystitis. Wertz JR et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, August 2018.

Imaging patterns of injuries after the 2015 Amtrak Philadelphia train derailment. Bhattacharya AK et al, American Journal of Roentgenology, May 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Improved quality of thyroid ultrasound reports after implementation of the ACR Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System nodule lexicon and risk stratification system. Griffin AS et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, May 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

The nine habits of highly effective radiologists. Alves T et al, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, July 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Phantom study of in-stent restenosis at high-spatial-resolution CT. Onishi H et al, Radiology, June 26, 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Prevalence, localization, and extent of myocardial fibrosis in competitive triathletes detected by late gadolinium enhancement. Starekova J et al, RSNA meeting, November 2017. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Radiomics based on adapted diffusion kurtosis imaging helps to clarify most mammographic findings suspicious for cancer. Bickelhaupt S et al, Radiology, June 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

The recent upturn in utilization rates of diagnostic imaging: Could this be the start of a new trend? Levin DC et al, RSNA meeting, November 2017. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Should you stop wearing neckties? Wearing a tight necktie reduces cerebral blood flow. Lüddecke R et al, Neuroradiology, August 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Thrombectomy for stroke at six to 16 hours with selection by perfusion imaging. Albers GW et al, New England Journal of Medicine, February 22, 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Whole-body CT in patients with multiple traumas: Factors leading to missed injury. Banaste N et al, Radiology, August 7, 2018. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Best New Radiology Device
Aixplorer Mach 30 ultrasound scanner, SuperSonic Imagine
Aquilion Precision CT scanner, Canon Medical Systems
Butterfly iQ personal ultrasound scanner, Butterfly Network
DR 800 multipurpose digital radiography system, Agfa HealthCare
DRX-Transportable System/Lite digital radiography retrofit kit, Carestream Health
FDR Go Plus portable digital radiography system, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
Ingenia Elition 3-tesla MRI scanner, Philips Healthcare
LineUp extremity weight-bearing CT scanner, CurveBeam
Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner, GE Healthcare
Mammomat Revelation mammography system, Siemens Healthineers
MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 mobile digital x-ray system, Shimadzu
Momentum Imager magnetic particle imaging system, Magnetic Insight
OmniTom mobile CT scanner, Samsung NeuroLogica
SmartCurve breast stabilization system, Hologic
Sonimage MX1 portable ultrasound scanner, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas
Sonon 300L portable wireless ultrasound scanner, Healcerion
Supria True64 compact CT system, Hitachi Healthcare Americas
TechGate MRI safety system, Aegys

Best New Radiology Software
AeroRemote Insights cloud-based business intelligence and analytics software, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas
Anatomical intelligence for breast ultrasound, Philips Healthcare
Aplio i-series liver analysis ultrasound tools, Canon Medical Systems
Aspire Bellus II breast imaging workstation software, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
Contact CT artificial intelligence software,
Coronary Calcium Scoring software, Zebra Medical Vision
Deep Dive Analytics incidental findings software, Healthcare Administrative Partners
DLCExpert radiation therapy treatment planning software, Mirada Medical
Engage Suite for Integrated Care platform, Agfa HealthCare
EnvoyAI Exchange platform, EnvoyAI
Horos Cloud Reporting, Horos Project
Icobrain DM dementia diagnosis software, Icometrix
iCode Discrepancy, Rosenfield DWC
Imaging Related Clinical Context software, GE Healthcare
Intelligent Quick MR (iQMR) image enhancement software, Medic Vision Imaging Solutions
Lunit Insight artificial intelligence software, Lunit
Mica medical image analytics software, Arterys
mPower cloud-based radiology analytics software, Nuance Communications
Northstar AI Explorer, TeraRecon
Nucleus Dx viewer software, NucleusHealth
PACSgear Core 3.6 connectivity platform, Hyland Software
PowerLook Density Assessment 3.4 artificial intelligence software, iCAD
Quantra 2.2 breast density assessment software, Hologic
Syngo.via VB30 molecular imaging software, Siemens Healthineers
Transpara breast artificial intelligence software, ScreenPoint Medical
Unified Clinical Analytics and Management Platform, NTT Data Services
Workflow Orchestrator, Carestream Health
Workflow triage AI software for identifying acute intracranial hemorrhage, Aidoc

Best New Radiology Vendor
Ai Visualize
Mindshare Medical
Myocardial Solutions
ScreenPoint Medical
Subtle Medical

Best Radiology Mobile App
A k-Space Odyssey, Eltjo Haselhoff, PhD (iOS)
Bone Age, Springer (iOS)
CTisus iQuiz: The HD Edition, Dr. Elliot Fishman (iOS)
IMAIOS e-Anatomy, IMAIOS (iOS, Android)
MagnetVision, Dr. Emanuel Kanal (iOS)
RADiDOC, University of California, Los Angeles (iOS)
Radiology Assistant 2.0, BestApps (iOS)
Radiology Rounds, DailyRounds (iOS, Android)
UBC Radiology, University of British Columbia (iOS, Android)
Understanding Medical Scans, U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (iOS, Android)

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