Minnies 2006 final results

Voting is now completed for the 2006 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. In the 2006 edition of the Minnies, 221 candidates squared off 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 2006 Minnies candidates, click here.

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

MOST INFLUENTIAL RADIOLOGY RESEARCHER
1. Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Stanford University
2. Dr. Claudia Henschke, Cornell University
2. Willi Kalendar, Ph.D., University of Erlangen, Germany
2. Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
(Three candidates in this category tied for second place in the semifinals round.)

MOST EFFECTIVE RADIOLOGY EDUCATOR
1. Dr. Donald Resnick, University of California, San Diego
2. Stewart Bushong, Ph.D., Baylor University

MOST EFFECTIVE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST EDUCATOR
1. Joy Renner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2. Melissa Brown, Madigan Army Medical Center
2. Jane Van Valkenburg, Ph.D., Weber State University
(Two candidates in this category tied for second place in the semifinals round.)

MOST EFFECTIVE RADIOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR/MANAGER
1. Gordon Ah Tye, Kaweah Delta Health Care District
2. Penny Olivi, University of Maryland

BEST RADIOLOGIST TRAINING PROGRAM
1. University of California, San Francisco
2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

BEST RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST TRAINING PROGRAM
1. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2. Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
(Three candidates in this category tied for second place in the semifinals round.)

MOST SIGNIFICANT NEWS EVENT IN RADIOLOGY
1. Passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
2. Growth of cardiac CT angiography

BIGGEST THREAT TO RADIOLOGY
1. Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)
2. Decline in Medicare and third-party reimbursement rates

HOTTEST CLINICAL PROCEDURE
1. Cardiac CT angiography
2. Hybrid PET/CT scanning

SCIENTIFIC PAPER OF THE YEAR
1. "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. SNM 2006

2. Multidetector computed tomography for acute pulmonary embolism. Stein et al. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jun 1;354(22):2383-2385.

BEST NEW RADIOLOGY DEVICE
1. Somatom Definition dual-source CT scanner, Siemens Medical Solutions

2. FCRm computed radiography mammography system, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA

BEST NEW RADIOLOGY SOFTWARE
1. syngo InSpace 4D software, Siemens Medical Solutions

2. Voxar 3D Enterprise software, Barco

BEST NEW RADIOLOGY VENDOR
1. Commissure

2. CardiArc
2. Spectrum Dynamics
(Two candidates in this category tied for second place in the semifinals round.)

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