Minnies 2013 semifinal candidates

August 27, 2013 --

Below is a list of the candidates for the 2013 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. This year's campaign features 205 candidates in 14 categories.


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Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Dr. Elizabeth Arleo, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. William Black, Dartmouth College
Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, William Beaumont Hospital
Dr. Stephen Duffy, University of London
Dr. Richard Duszak, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Dr. Geraldine McGinty, American College of Radiology
Diana Miglioretti, PhD, University of California, Davis
Dr. James Min, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Satoshi Minoshima, PhD, University of Washington
Dr. Michael Poon, Stony Brook University
Dr. Mathias Prokop, Radboud University Nijmegen
Dr. U. Joseph Schoepf, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Per Skaane, University of Oslo
Dr. Aaron Sodickson, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Max Wintermark, University of Virginia

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Dr. Stephen Amis Jr., Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Leonard Berlin, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Dr. George Bisset III, Texas Children's Hospital
Dr. Keith Dreyer, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Howard Forman, Yale University
Dr. Bruce Hillman, Journal of the American College of Radiology
Dr. David Hirschorn, Staten Island University Hospital
Dr. Karen Horton, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Gilbert Jost, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Dr. Ella Kazerooni, University of Michigan
Dr. Jonathan Lewin, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Adrian Mizzi, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr. Bruce Rosen, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Geoffrey D. Rubin, Duke University
Dr. Michael Steigner, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. László Tabár, Falun Central Hospital
Dr. Carolyn Van Dyke, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Robert Wagner, Loyola University

Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator
Scott Cupp, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Peter Horbenko, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Robert Jones, Stanford University
Dr. Mark King, Ohio State University
Myke Kudlas, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Donna Thaler Long, Ball State University
Jonathan Mazal, Rad-Aid International
Stan Olejniczak, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Laura Pierce, Duke University
Rebecca Sajdak, Loyola University
Kyle Thornton, City College of San Francisco

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
Bill Algee, Columbus Regional Hospital
Mark Brown, West Georgia Health
Rachel Giliotti, St. Vincent's Medical Center
W. Daryle Heath, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Brenda Izzi, University of California, Los Angeles
Renee Lauck, Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Carlos Vasquez, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

Best Radiologist Training Program
American College of Radiology Radiology Leadership Institute, Reston, VA
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Duke University, Durham, NC
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
New York University, New York, NY
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Weill Medical College/Cornell University, New York, NY
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Best Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC
New York University, New York, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
American Board of Radiology replaces written exam with radiology core exam
CT lung screening gets U.S. Preventive Services Task Force endorsement
Expansion of breast density notification laws
French court convicts radiation oncologists in radiation overdose case
New Medicare hospital outpatient rates would cut CT, MRI payments
Radiology prepares for implementation of Obamacare
St. Barnabas Hospital backs down from plan to close radiologist training program
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services relents on PET coverage, will pay for 3 follow-up scans

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Competition to local practices from teleradiology and national radiology groups
Concerns about CT radiation dose
Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates
Declining job market for radiology professionals
Implementation of Obamacare and accountable care organizations
Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
Use of recalled questions on radiology board exams

Hottest Clinical Procedure
Automated breast ultrasound
Cardiac CT angiography
CT lung cancer screening
Digital breast tomosynthesis
Molecular breast imaging
MRI/ultrasound fusion prostate biopsies
PET for Alzheimer's disease with new radiopharmaceuticals
Virtual colonoscopy

Scientific Paper of the Year
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. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

The cost of breast cancer screening in the Medicare population. Gross CP et al, JAMA Internal Medicine, February 11, 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

Does iterative reconstruction in chest CT mean goodbye to chest radiographs? A comparison of diagnostic information, radiation dose, and time consumption between ultralow-dose CT and conventional chest radiography. Aalokken T et al, RSNA meeting, November 2012. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

Impact of a continuous quality improvement initiative on appropriate use of coronary computed tomography angiography. Results from a multicenter, statewide registry, the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium. Chinnaiyan KM et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, September 25, 2012. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

Peri-implant gas following air travel to high altitude. Lewin JM, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, March 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this study, click here.

Portrayal of radiology in a major medical television series: Does it influence the perception of radiology in the general population? Heye T et al, European Congress of Radiology, March 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this study, click here.

Prospective trial comparing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus combined FFDM and tomosynthesis in a population-based screening programme using independent double reading with arbitration. Skaane P et al, European Radiology, August 2013. For AuntMinnieEurope.com's coverage of this study, click here.

Psychological effect of chronic exposure to high magnetic field on MRI technologists. Mishah N et al, European Congress of Radiology, March 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this study, click here.

Summary of the evidence of breast cancer service screening outcomes in Europe and first estimate of the benefit and harm balance sheet. Paci E et al, Journal of Medical Screening, September 13, 2012. For AuntMinnieEurope.com's coverage of this study, click here.

Trends in the utilization of medical imaging from 2003 to 2011: Clinical encounters offer a complementary patient-centered focus. Dodoo MS et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, July 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

The use of computed tomography in pediatrics and the associated radiation exposure and estimated cancer risk. Miglioretti D et al, JAMA Pediatrics, August 1, 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

Why are fewer women selecting a career in radiology? A national survey of Canadian medical students. Zener R et al, American Roentgen Ray Society meeting, April 2013. For AuntMinnie.com's coverage of this paper, click here.

Best New Radiology Device
3D breast biopsy option for Affirm device, Hologic
Acuson Freestyle ultrasound scanner, Siemens Healthcare
AlluraClarity interventional radiology system, Philips Healthcare
Aquilion One Vision 640-slice CT scanner, Toshiba America Medical Systems
DX-D 35C wireless flat-panel digital radiography detector, Agfa HealthCare
FDR Go portable digital radiography system, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
FibroScan ultrasound elastography system, Echosens
ImagePilot Aero digital radiography system, Konica Minolta
Leggera wireless digital radiography panel, Viztek
Noblus ultrasound scanner, Hitachi Aloka Medical
Optima MR360 Advance 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, GE Healthcare
Signos RT handheld ultrasound scanner, Signostics
Sonialvision G4 radiography/fluoroscopy system, Shimadzu
Trillium Oval 3-tesla MRI scanner, Hitachi Medical Systems America
Vector+ SPECT/PET preclinical imaging system, MILabs
Verity extremity CT scanner, Planmed
Versa HD radiation therapy system, Elekta
XGEO CG80 digital radiography system, Samsung Electronics
ZS3 premium ultrasound scanner, Zonare

Best New Radiology Software
3Di PACS software, Shina Systems
ACR Select, National Decision Support Company
DoseTrack radiation dose monitoring software, Sectra
EchoInsight image analysis software, Epsilon Imaging
ElementMU meaningful use software, ImagingElements
Image Share image sharing software, DICOM Grid
Imagine Intelligence business analytics software, Imagine Software
Impax CV12 cardiovascular PACS software, Agfa HealthCare
IMR (iterative model reconstruction) CT dose reduction software, Philips Healthcare
IQQA-Liver Multimodality 3D liver viewing software, EDDA Technology
JiveX Mobile PACS software for mobile devices, Visus
M-Vu computer-aided detection software, VuCOMP
Matrix Volumetric Analytics software, Intrinsic Medical Imaging
MediPics image exchange software, Accelarad
MedTree QDS clinical decision-support software, HealthHelp
MIDAS structured reporting software, Spintech Oceania
MobileCT Viewer image review application for iPad, Nephosity
Montage Search and Analytics software, Montage Healthcare Solutions
MyVue patient portal software, Carestream Health
Nuage cloud-based PACS software, Intelerad Medical Systems
RaySafe S1 dose management software, Unfors RaySafe
Report Accelerator software, Imorgon
Synapse vendor-neutral archiving software, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
syngo.Ultrasound Breast Analysis software, Siemens Healthcare
TouchPACS software suite, Touch Medical Solutions
Universal Viewer image viewing software, GE Healthcare
Vision Tools Workspace PACS and reporting software, MillenSys
Workflow Box image processing software, Mirada Medical

Best New Radiology Vendor
Blackford Analysis
Montage Healthcare Solutions
National Decision Support Company

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Best Radiology Mobile App
ContrastTx (iOS)
Diagnostic Radiology (iOS)
iRadiology (iOS)
My Imaging Records (iOS)
OsiriX HD (iOS)
RadCompanion (iOS)
Radiation Passport (iOS)
Radiology 2.0: One Night in the ED (iOS)
Radiology Assistant (iOS)
Radiology Toolbox Pro (iOS)
Radiology Tutor (Android, iOS)
Radiopaedia (iOS)
radRounds (iOS)
RadSnap (iOS)
Surgical Radiology (iOS)

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Last Updated bc 8/21/2014 1:30:36 PM