October 23, 2009 -- Voting is now complete for the 2009 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 137 candidates in 13 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 radiology professionals. For a full list of 2009 Minnies candidates, click here.

The 13 Minnies winners, noted in bold, are as follows:

Most Influential Radiology Researcher
1. Dr. David C. Levin, Thomas Jefferson University

2. Dr. Etta Pisano, University of North Carolina

Most Effective Radiology Educator
1. Dr. Barry B. Goldberg, Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute

2. Dr. Jennifer Gould, Washington University
3. Dr. Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Cleveland Clinic

(Three candidates are listed due to a previous tie for second place in this category.)

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
1. Nanci Saurdiff, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

2. George Berdejo, Montefiore Medical Center

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
1. Janet Roe, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2. Sandra A. Anderson, Memorial Hospital

Best Radiologist Training Program
1. Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2. Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
1. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
1. Impact of healthcare reform on radiology

2. CMS rejects reimbursement for virtual colonoscopy

Biggest Threat to Radiology
1. Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)

2. Competition to local groups from national firms (Imaging Advantage)

Hottest Clinical Procedure
1. Coronary CT angiography

2. Digital breast tomosynthesis

Scientific Paper of the Year
1. Recent payment and utilization trends in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging: Comparison between self-referral and referral to radiologists. Levin D et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, June 2009.

2. Three-year outcomes and cost analysis in patients receiving 64-slice computed tomographic coronary angiography for chest pain. Fazel P et al, American Journal of Cardiology, August 15, 2009.

Best New Radiology Device
1. Somatom Definition Flash CT scanner, Siemens Healthcare

2. Aquilion Premium CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical Systems

Best New Radiology Software
1. Vitrea Enterprise Suite software, Vital Images

2. Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) dose reduction software, GE Healthcare

Best New Radiology Vendor
1. Rcadia Medical Imaging

2. LifeImage

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

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