October 24, 2018 -- Now in their 19th year, the Minnies awards have recognized excellence in radiology while at the same time chronicling the important educators, researchers, products, research studies, and news developments that have shaped the specialty.

Below is a list of the Minnies winners in each of the categories since the contest was launched in 2000. Click on the links to jump to a specific category.

Most Influential Radiology Researcher
2018 - Dr. Andrew Rosenkrantz, NYU Langone Health
2017 - Dr. Stephan Achenbach, University of Erlangen
2016 - Dr. Perry Pickhardt, University of Wisconsin
2015 - Dr. David Bluemke, PhD, U.S. National Institutes of Health
2014 - Dr. Richard Duszak, Emory University/Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
2013 - Dr. U. Joseph Schoepf, Medical University of South Carolina
2012 - Dr. Wendie Berg, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
2011 - Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, PhD, Stanford University
2010 - Dr. Wendie Berg, PhD, American Radiology Services-Johns Hopkins
2009 - Dr. David C. Levin, Thomas Jefferson University
2008 - Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, Mayo Clinic
2007 - Dr. Claudia Henschke, Cornell University
2006 - Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, PhD, Stanford University
2005 - Dr. Richard Wahl, Johns Hopkins University
2004 - Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
2003 - Dr. Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland
2002 - Dr. Elias Zerhouni, U.S. National Institutes of Health
2001 - Dr. R. Edward Coleman, Duke University Medical Center
2000 - Dr. Henry Wagner, Johns Hopkins University

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Most Effective Radiology Educator
2018 - Dr. Tessa Cook, PhD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2017 - Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
2016 - Dr. Pamela Johnson, Johns Hopkins University
2015 - Dr. Geraldine McGinty, Weill Cornell Medicine
2014 - Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
2013 - Dr. Bruce Hillman, University of Virginia
2012 - Dr. Anne Osborn, University of Utah
2011 - Dr. Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland
2010 - Dr. Lawrence Muroff, University of South Florida, Imaging Consultants
2009 - Dr. Barry Goldberg, Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute
2008 - Dr. Geoffrey Rubin, Stanford University
2007 - Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
2006 - Dr. Donald Resnick, University of California, San Diego
2005 - Dr. Thomas Hartman, Mayo Clinic
2004 - Dr. Barry Siegel, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
2003 - Dr. Donald Resnick, University of California, San Diego
2002 - Dr. Clyde Helms, Duke University
2001 - Dr. Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins University
2000 - Dr. Donald Resnick, VA San Diego Healthcare Center

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Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
2018 - Aaron Scott, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2017 - Frances Gilman, DHSc, Thomas Jefferson University
2016 - Diane Kawamura, PhD, Weber State University
2015 - Chad Hensley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2014 - Shannon Walters, Stanford University
2013 - Laura Pierce, Duke University
2012 - Bea Mudge, Johns Hopkins University
2011 - Carol Iversen, Johns Hopkins University
2010 - Kevin Powers, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
2009 - Nanci Saurdiff, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2008 - Patricia Coughlin, Massachusetts General Hospital
2007 - Joanne Greathouse, JRCERT
2006 - Joy Renner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2005 - Dr. Bob Gayler, Johns Hopkins University
2004 - Robert DeJong, Johns Hopkins University
2003 - Stephanie Ellingson, University of Iowa
2002 - William Faulkner, William Faulkner & Associates
2001 - Carolyn Kaut-Roth, University of Pennsylvania

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Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
2018 - David Poon, University of California, San Francisco
2017 - Charles Powell, PhD, Emory University
2016 - Martin Bledsoe, Johns Hopkins University
2015 - Mary Lou Lovel, Wake Radiology
2014 - David DiMarcantonio, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2013 - Brenda Izzi, University of California, Los Angeles
2012 - Kathy Knoerl, University of California, San Francisco
2011 - Jeffrey Palmucci, Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University
2010 - Alicia Vasquez, Arcadia Radiology
2009 - Janet Roe, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
2008 - Terry Dowd, Banner Baywood Medical Center
2007 - Penny Olivi, University of Maryland
2006 - Gordon Ah Tye, Kaweah Delta Health Care District
2005 - Peg Cooper, Johns Hopkins University
2004 - Julie Hughes, Scottsdale Healthcare
2003 - Fred Gaschen, Radiological Associates of Sacramento
2002 - Martha Koperwhats, Texas Children's Hospital
2001 - Richard Helsper, Duke University Medical Center

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Best Radiologist Training Program
2018 - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2017 - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2016 - American College of Radiology Radiology Leadership Institute, Reston, VA
2015 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2014 - American College of Radiology Radiology Leadership Institute, Reston, VA
2013 - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
2012 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2011 - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
2010 - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
2009 - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2008 - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2007 - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
2006 - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2005 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2004 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2003 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2002 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2001 - Duke University, Durham, NC
2000 - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
2018 - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2017 - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
2016 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2015 - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
2014 - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
2013 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2012 - Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2011 - City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2010 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2009 - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2008 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2007 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2006 - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2005 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2004 - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2003 - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
2002 - Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2001 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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Most Significant News Event in Radiology
2018 - Growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning in radiology
2017 - Arrival of artificial intelligence and machine learning in radiology
2016 - Rise of artificial intelligence and machine-learning systems
2015 - CMS approves CT lung cancer screening for smokers
2014 - Evidence confirms slowdown in growth rate of medical imaging use
2013 - CT lung screening gets U.S. Preventive Services Task Force endorsement
2012 - Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform legislation
2011 - National Lung Screening Trial links CT lung screening to lower cancer deaths
2010 - CT radiation overexposure incidents prompt new FDA oversight
2009 - Impact of healthcare reform on radiology
2008 - Growing concern over CT radiation dose
2007 - Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
2006 - Passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
2005 - Launch of new 64-slice CT scanners
2004 - Clinical validation of PET/CT scanners
2003 - Impact of the internet on radiology
2002 - Introduction of 16-slice CT scanners
2001 - Development of hybrid PET/CT imaging devices
2000 - Impact of the internet on radiology

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Biggest Threat to Radiology
2018 - Commoditization of radiology services
2017 - Commoditization of radiology services
2016 - Commoditization of radiology services
2015 - Commoditization of radiology services
2014 - Commoditization of radiology services
2013 - Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
2012 - Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
2011 - Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
2010 - Impact of healthcare reform on radiology
2009 - Increased use of imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
2008 - Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
2007 - Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
2006 - Increased use of imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
2005 - Increased use of imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
2004 - Increased use of imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
2003 - Increased use of imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
2002 - Ongoing shortage of qualified staff
2001 - Ongoing shortage of qualified staff
2000 - Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates.

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Hottest Clinical Procedure
2018 - CT lung cancer screening
2017 - 3D printing of internal anatomical structures
2016 - 3D printing of internal anatomical structures
2015 - CT lung cancer screening
2014 - Digital breast tomosynthesis
2013 - Digital breast tomosynthesis
2012 - Digital breast tomosynthesis
2011 - Digital breast tomosynthesis
2010 - Digital breast tomosynthesis
2009 - Coronary CT angiography
2008 - Coronary CT angiography
2007 - Coronary CT angiography
2006 - Coronary CT angiography
2005 - Coronary CT angiography
2004 - Hybrid PET/CT scanning
2003 - Hybrid PET/CT scanning
2002 - Hybrid PET/CT scanning
2001 - FDG-PET for oncology
2000 - Cardiac MRI and oncology FDG-PET (tie)

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

2017 - Patient-centered radiology: Where are we, where do we want to be, and how do we get there? Kemp JL et al, Radiology, June 20, 2017. To learn more about this paper, click here.

2016 - Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis and digital mammography in dense and nondense breasts. Rafferty EA et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, April 26, 2016. To learn more about this paper, click here.

2015 - Intracranial gadolinium deposition after contrast-enhanced MR imaging. McDonald RJ et al, Radiology, March 5, 2015. To learn more about this paper, click here.

2014 - Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. Friedewald SM et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, June 25, 2014.

2013 - Associations between routine coronary computed tomographic angiography and reduced unnecessary hospital admissions, length of stay, recidivism rates, and invasive coronary angiography in the emergency department triage of chest pain. Poon M et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, August 6, 2013.

2012 - Detection of breast cancer with addition of annual screening ultrasound or a single screening MRI to mammography in women with elevated breast cancer risk. Berg WA et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, April 4, 2012. To learn more about this paper, click here.

2011 - Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. Aberle DR et al, New England Journal of Medicine, August 4, 2011. To learn more about this paper, click here.

2010 - Radiation dose associated with common computed tomography examinations and the associated lifetime attributable risk of cancer. Smith-Bindman R et al, Archives of Internal Medicine, December 14, 2009. To learn more about this paper, click here.

2009 - 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.

2008 - Preliminary results of National CT Colonography Trial (ACRIN 6664). Johnson CD et al, American College of Radiology Imaging Network fall 2007 meeting/New England Journal of Medicine, September 18, 2008.

2007 - CT screening for lung cancer: Diagnoses resulting from the New York Early Lung Cancer Action Project. Henschke C et al, Radiology, March 2007.

2006 - "Flying through" and "flying around" a PET/CT scan: Pilot study and development of 3D integrated 18F-FDG PET/CT for virtual bronchoscopy and colonoscopy. Quon et al, Society of Nuclear Medicine 2006 meeting.

2005 - Noninvasive coronary angiography with multislice computed tomography. Hoffmann MH et al. Journal of the American Medical Association. May 25, 2005.

2004 - Whole-body tumor staging with FDG-PET/CT: Comparison with CT and PET in 260 patients. Antoch G et al, Society of Nuclear Medicine 2004 meeting.

2003 - Comparison of whole-body MRI with whole-body dual-modality PET/CT for tumor staging in oncology. Antoch G et al, RSNA 2002 meeting.

2002 - Comparison of the performance of screening mammography, physical examination, and breast US and evaluation of factors that influence them: An analysis of 27,825 patient evaluations. Kolb et al, Radiology, October 2002.

2001 - Image fusion of whole-body FDG-PET and spiral CT in staging of bronchogenic carcinoma. Kamel EM et al, Society of Nuclear Medicine 2001 meeting.

2000 - A new era in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Tabar L et al, Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, April 9, 2000.

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Best New Radiology Device
2018 - Butterfly iQ personal ultrasound scanner, Butterfly Network
2017 - Somatom go line of CT scanners, Siemens Healthineers
2016 - OnSight 3D extremity imaging CT scanner, Carestream Health
2015 - Magnetom Terra 7-tesla MRI scanner, Siemens Healthcare
2014 - Somatom Force CT scanner, Siemens Healthcare
2013 - Aquilion One Vision 640-slice CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical
2012 - SonixEmbrace, Ultrasonix Medical
2011 - Biograph mMR hybrid PET/MRI scanner, Siemens Healthcare
2010 - CyberKnife VSI radiation therapy system, Accuray
2009 - Somatom Definition Flash CT scanner, Siemens Healthcare
2008 - Aquilion One 320-detector-row CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical
2007 - DirectView line of CR mammography systems, Carestream Health
2006 - Somatom Definition dual-source CT scanner, Siemens Medical Solutions
2005 - Biograph 64 hybrid PET/CT scanner, Siemens Medical Solutions
2004 - LightSpeed VCT 64-slice CT scanner, GE Healthcare
2003 - Discovery ST Mobile PET/CT scanner, GE Medical Systems
2002 - LightSpeed 16 16-slice CT scanner, GE Medical Systems
2001 - Antares ultrasound scanner, Siemens Medical Solutions
2000 - Diamond 2000 interventional mammography system, Instrumentarium

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Best New Radiology Software
2018 - Viz LVO, Viz.ai
2017 - IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review, IBM Watson Health
2016 - 4D Flow, Arterys
2015 - DoseWatch Explore, GE Healthcare
2014 - Dose Tracking System, Toshiba America Medical Systems
2013 - DoseTrack radiation dose monitoring software, Sectra
2012 - iDose4 Premium Package, Philips Healthcare
2011 - Mobile MIM app for iPads and iPhones, MIM Software
2010 - syngo.via image management software, Siemens Healthcare
2009 - Vitrea Enterprise Suite software, Vital Images
2008 - High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR), Fovia Medical
2007 - Vitrea 4.0 advanced visualization software, Vital Images
2006 - syngoInSpace 4D software, Siemens Medical Solutions

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Best New Radiology Vendor
2018 - EnvoyAI
2017 - Mint Labs/Qmenta
2016 - Arterys
2015 - RadLogics
2014 - Analytical Informatics
2013 - National Decision Support Company
2012 - CardioInsight
2011 - Poiesis Informatics
2010 - Acuitas Medical
2009 - Rcadia Medical Imaging
2008 - Fovia
2007 - BlinkRadiology
2006 - Commissure
2005 - IMRIS
2004 - Medicsight
2003 - MaxxVision
2002 - Advanced Imaging Technologies
2001 - Quantum Medical Imaging
2000 - Emageon and WebMRI.com (tie)

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Best Radiology Mobile App
2018 - Radiology Assistant 2.0, BestApps
2017 - CTisus iPearls, Dr. Elliot Fishman
2016 - CTisus Critical Diagnostic Measurements in CT, Dr. Elliot Fishman
2015 - CT Anatomy, iCat Medical Software
2014 - Radiology Toolbox Pro, Softcode Systems
2013 - OsiriX HD

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