Minnies 2008 final results

October 23, 2008 -- Voting is now completed for the 2008 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, and our thanks to everyone who participated. This year's campaign featured 148 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 2008 Minnies candidates, click here.

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

Most Influential Radiology Researcher
1. Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, Mayo Clinic
2. Dr. Vijay Rao, Thomas Jefferson University

Most Effective Radiology Educator
1. Dr. Geoffrey Rubin, Stanford University
2. Dr. Bruce Hillman, Journal of the American College of Radiology

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
1. Patricia Coughlin, Massachusetts General Hospital
2. Kevin Powers, American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
1. Terry A. Dowd, Banner Baywood Medical Center
2. Janet Roe, University of Iowa

Best Radiologist Training Program
1. University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2. Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
1. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2. Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
1. Growing concern over CT radiation dose
2. Canadian reactor shutdown imperils technetium supply

Biggest Threat to Radiology
1. Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
2. Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)

Hottest Clinical Procedure
1. Coronary CT angiography
2. Hybrid PET/CT scanning

Scientific Paper of the Year
1. 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.

2. Diagnostic performance of 64-multidetector-row coronary computed tomographic angiography for evaluation of coronary artery stenosis in individuals without known coronary artery disease: Results from the prospective multicenter ACCURACY (Assessment by Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography of Individuals Undergoing Invasive Coronary Angiography) trial. Budoff MJ et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, August 22, 2008.

Best New Radiology Device
1. AquilionOne 320-detector-row CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical Systems
2. LightSpeed CT750 multislice CT scanner, GE Healthcare

Best New Radiology Software
1. High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR), Fovia Medical
2. syngo Webspace, Siemens Healthcare

Best New Radiology Vendor
1. Fovia
2. Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals

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

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