Meet the Minnies 2023 semifinal candidates

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The following is the list of candidates for the 2023 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. This year, hundreds of candidates have been selected as semifinalists for 14 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best New Radiology Software.

The semifinalist list was compiled based on nominations from members of AuntMinnie.com. Winners will be selected by our expert panel in two rounds of voting. The finalists will be announced in late September, with the final winners announced in October.

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Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Mariam Aboian, MD, PhD, Yale University
Ryan Avery, MD, Northwestern Radiology
Suzie Bash, MD, RadNet
David Bluemke, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison
R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Ruth Carlos, MD, University of Michigan
Soonmee Cha, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Paul Chang, MD, University of Chicago
Simon Cherry, PhD, University of California, Davis
Kevin Clark, RT, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Emily Conant, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Summer Decker, PhD, University of South Florida
Richard Duszak, MD, University of Mississippi
James Earls, MD, George Washington University
Richard Ehman, MD, Mayo Clinic
Christopher Filippi, MD, Tufts University
Elliot Fishman, MD, Johns Hopkins University
L. Alexandre Frigini, MD, Baylor College
Alessandro Furlan, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Krzysztof Geras, PhD, New York University
Gary Ghahremani, MD, University of California, San Diego
Maryellen Giger, PhD, University of Chicago
Christine Glastonbury, MBBS, University of California, San Francisco
Amit Gupta, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland
Kate Hanneman, MD, University of Toronto
Amy Hara, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Joshua Hirsch, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bruno Hochhegger, MD, PhD, University of Florida
Thomas Hope, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Leland Hu, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Danny Hughes, PhD, Arizona State University
Masis Isikbay, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Jeffrey Jarvik, MD, University of Washington
Brooke Jeffrey, MD, Stanford University
Geoffrey Johnson, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Aya Kamaya, MD, Stanford University
Emanuel Kanal, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Douglas Katz, MD, NYU Langone Health
Peter Kranz, MD, Duke University
Phillip Kuo, MD, PhD, University of Arizona
Roland Lee, MD, University of California, San Diego
Ryan Lee, MD, Einstein Health Network
Tim Leiner, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Michael Lev, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason Lewis, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Joseph Mammarappallil, MD, PhD, Duke University
Matthew McInnes, MD, PhD, University of Ottawa
Erik Middlebrooks, MD, Mayo Clinic
Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD, University of Washington
James Mountz, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Linda Moy, MD, NYU Langone Health
Rahmi Oklu, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Anna Osborn, MD, University of Utah
Ivan Pedrosa, MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Perry Pickhardt, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kishore Pillarsetty, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Whitney Pope, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Andreas Rauschecker, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Neil Rofsky, MD, Mount Sinai Health System
Jeffrey Ross, MD, Mayo Clinic
Haris Sair, MD, Johns Hopkins University
David Saloner, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Frank Shellock, PhD, University of Southern California
George Shih, MD, Weill-Cornell Medicine
Jessica Stewart, MD, University of California, Los Angeles
Tim Szczykutowicz, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Benita Tamrazi, MD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD, RadNet
Leo Tsai, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Michael Vannier, MD, University of Chicago
Elliot Varney, MD, PhD, University of Mississippi
Vani Vijayakumar, MD, University of Mississippi
Richard Wahl, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Lawrence Wald, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Max Wintermark, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pamela Woodard, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD, Stanford University

Most Effective Radiology Educator
Lea Alhilali, MD, HonorHealth Research Institute
Kimberly Applegate, MD, Emory University
Gregory Avey, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Omer Awan, MD, University of Maryland
Hediyeh Baradaran, MD, University of Utah
Suzie Bash, MD, RadNet
William Boonn, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Brem, MD, George Washington University
Soonmee Cha, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Michael D'Alessandro, MD, University of Iowa
Amanda Derylo, MD, University of New Mexico
Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Bastiaan Driehuys, PhD, Duke University
Richard Duszak, MD, University of Mississippi
James Earls, MD, George Washington University
Khaled Elsayes, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Navid Faraji, MD, Case Western Reserve University
Michael Federle, MD, Stanford University
Elliot Fishman, MD, Johns Hopkins University
L. Alexandre Frigini, MD, Baylor College
Gary Ghahremani, MD, University of California, San Diego
Tobias Gilk, Gilk Radiology Consultants
Erin Gomez, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Fariba Goodarzian, MD, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, Indiana University
Sonia Gupta, MD, Optum
Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Wendy Hsu, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Dave Jordan, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Emanuel Kanal, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Raj Kedar, MBBS, MD, University of South Florida
Tabby Kennedy, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Kirsch, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kamila Kozlowski, MD, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
Ryan Lee, MD, Einstein Healthcare Network
Jason Lewis, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Theresa McLoud, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Geraldine McGinty, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Frank Miller, MD, Feinberg School of Medicine
Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Christine "Cooky" Menias, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Tan-Lucien Mohammed, MD, University of South Florida
Craig Morriss, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mark Mullins, MD, PhD, Winship Cancer Institute
David Naeger, MD, Denver Health
Amy Patel, MD, The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital
Katja Pinker-Domenig, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
William Reinus, MD, Temple University
Juan Revuelta, Med Academy
Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, NYU Langone
Shravan Sridhar, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Christopher Straus, MD, University of Chicago
Mark Sugi, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Laszlo Tabar, MD, Mammography Education
Charlotte Taylor, MD, University of Mississippi
Ramon Ter-Oganesyan, MD, University of Southern California
Robert Thomen, PhD, University of Missouri
Stefan Tigges, MD, Emory University
Sree Tirumani, MD, Case Western Reserve University
Vani Vijayakumar, MD, University of Mississippi
Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD, Stanford University

Most Effective Radiologic Sciences Educator
Kristin Beinschroth, RT, California Baptist University
Doug Boyd, RT, Smith Chason College
Lee Brown, RT, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Stewart Bushong, ScD, Baylor College
Patrick Callahan, Navix Diagnostix
William Callaway, RT, University of Illinois-Springfield
Michael Cannavo, Image Management Consultants
Richard Carlton, Grand Valley State University
Christi Carter, CIIP, Dallas College
Daniel DeMaio, RT, University of Hartford
Cheryl DuBose, EdD, Arkansas State University
William Faulkner, RT, William Faulkner and Associates
Eugene Frank, RT, Riverland Community College
Alicia Giaimo, RT, Quinnipiac University
Kristan Harrington, T2Star Radiology Solutions
Matthew Hayes, CIIP, Radiology Partners
Pauline Jones, RT, Weatherford College
Bernadette Mele, RT, Quinnipiac University
Louise Miller, RT, Mammography Educators
William Morgan, City College of San Francisco
David Poon, RT, University of California, San Francisco
John Posh, RT, Aspect Imaging
Matt Rederer, RT, Sherman Hospital
Joy Renner, RT, University of North Carolina
Kori Stewart, PhD, RT, CIIP, Quinnipiac University
Christopher Steelman, RT, Weber State University
Robert Walker, PhD, Weber State University

Most Effective Radiology Administrator/Manager
Elizabeth Bergey, MD, Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates
William Brock, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
Holly Brookover, Duke University
Richard Carlton, RT, Grand Valley State University
Paulo Castaneda, Stanford University
Matthew Coffey, Aurora Health Care
Kris Curtis, Radiology Associates
Chris Danbury, The Christ Hospital
Ashley Darby, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Susan Davis, Wellington Orthopaedic
Camille Endres, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Stacie England, University of Utah
Blair Faber, Northwestern Medicine
Kris Giordano, RT, Princeton Radiology
Danny Gonzales, Carlsbad Medical Center
Christian Hays, Radiology Partners
Ann Hester, Florida Hospital
Angela Huff, Emory University
Cathrine Keller, MD, Lake Medical Imaging and Vascular Institute
Joby MacLean, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Andrew Menard, Johns Hopkins University
Mario Pistilli, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Stephanie Putnam, Creighton University
Serage Rahima, University of Southern California
Pauline Rocha, Quinnipiac University
Barbara Smith, Radiology of Huntsville
Jason Theadore, University Hospitals
Christopher Tomlinson, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Anne Tucker, University Hospitals
Linda Wilgus, Northwest Radiology
Corbin Wilson, Radiology Associates of North Texas
Cindy Winter, John Peter Smith Health Network
Sandria Wong, University of California, San Francisco

Best Radiologist Training Program
ACR Institute for Radiologic Pathology, Silver Spring, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Duke University, Durham, NC
Einstein Radiology, Philadelphia, PA
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
NYU Langone, New York, NY
Rush University, Chicago, IL
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston, Houston, TX
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Best Radiologic Sciences Program
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Dallas County Community College, Dallas, TX
Duke University, Durham, NC
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH
Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
New York University, New York, NY
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
University of Missouri -- Columbia, Columbia, MO
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
University of Wisconsin -- Madison, Madison, WI

Most Significant News Event in Radiology
Burnout among staff and physicians
ChatGPT attracts interest for potential radiology applications
Decreasing reimbursement
Faster MRI sequences
FDA amends requires reporting of breast density information
GE HealthCare completes spinoff
Growing clinical utility of photon-counting CT
Rebound in imaging volumes as COVID-19 pandemic recedes
The American Board of Radiology announces return to oral diagnostic radiology certifying exams beginning in 2028.
The American College of Physicians recommends against use of CT colonography in colorectal cancer screening
UnitedHealthcare sues Radiology Partners over billing dispute
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) calls for biennial mammography screening beginning at age 40
Use of AI in radiology
Use of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for PET/CT and theranostics

Biggest Threat to Radiology
Burnout among physicians and staff
Changes in reimbursement models
Lower Medicare reimbursement for radiology services
Commoditization of radiology services
Failure to attract new talent
Increase in imaging volumes
Lack of standardized data
Lack of training and understanding of medical radiation
Lack of women and minorities in the workplace
Nonphysician practitioners dictating interpretations
Old habits and shunning of new technology
Poor education
Private equity/corporatization of radiology
Radiology workforce shortages
Underinvestment in new software
Use of AI for image interpretation

Hottest Clinical Procedure
7-tesla MRI
3D printing of internal anatomical structures
Cardiac MRI
Chest x-rays
CT-guided interventional procedures
CT lung cancer screening
Intraoperative MRI
MR fingerprinting
PET/CT
Photon-counting CT
Prostate artery embolization
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET
Theranostics
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
Use of AI for predictions
Uterine artery embolization

Scientific Paper of the Year
90-Y contamination in the interventional radiology suite: VARSKIN estimation of skin and eye injury and review of mitigation strategies. Arseneault M et al, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, August 16, 2023. To learn more about this paper click here.

Appropriateness of breast cancer prevention and screening recommendations provided by ChatGPT. Haver H et al, Radiology, April 4, 2023. To learn more about this study, click here. Brain cancer after radiation exposure from CT examinations of children and young adults: Results from the EPI-CT study. Hauptmann M et al, The Lancet Oncology, December 6, 2022. To learn more about this study, click here. Comparative performance of contrast-enhanced mammography, abbreviated breast MRI, and standard breast MRI for breast cancer screening. Lawson M et al, Radiology, August 15, 2023. To learn more about this study, click here. Diagnostic imaging utilization in the emergency department: Recent trends in volume and radiology work relative value units. Poyiadji N et al, Journal of the American College of Radiology, August 3, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here. European fluxes of medical gadolinium to the ocean: A model based on healthcare databases. Pereto C et al, Environment International, March 6, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here. Flavor sensing in utero and emerging discriminative behaviors in the human fetus. Ustun B et al, Psychological Science, September 21, 2022. To learn more about this study, click here. GPT-4 in radiology: Improvements in advanced reasoning. Bhayana R et al, Radiology, May 16, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here. Image quality using synthetic brain MRI: An age-stratified study. Zou M et al, Acta Radiologica, February 12, 2023. To learn more about this study, click here. Long-term cannabis use and brain structure: An MRI study of a New Zealand longitudinal birth cohort. Lee R et al, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2023 annual meeting, June 2023. To learn more about this poster, click here. Meta-analysis of 18-F-PSMA-1007 PET/CT, 18F-FDG PET/CT, and 68-Ga-PSMA PET/CT in diagnostic efficacy of prostate cancer. Yu W et al, Cancer Imaging, August 21, 2023. To learn more about this study, click here. Molecular imaging of pulmonary inflammation in users of electronic and combustible cigarettes: A pilot study. Wetherill R et al, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, January 19, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here. National imaging trends for suspected urinary stone disease in the emergency department. Ganesan C et al, JAMA Internal Medicine, October 31, 2022. To learn more about this study, click here. Perinatal artificial intelligence in ultrasound (PAIR) study: Initial evaluation for prediction of preterm birth. Patel NB et al, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, February 10, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here. Prevalence of MRI lesions in men responding to a GP-led invitation for a prostate health check: A prospective cohort study. Moore C et al, BMJ Oncology, August 21, 2023. To learn more about this study, click here. Quantitative brain morphometry of portable low-field strength MRI using super-resolution machine learning. Iglesias JE et al, Radiology, November 8, 2022. To learn more about this study, click here. Risk factors for post-contrast acute kidney injury in patients sequentially administered iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast media on the same visit to the emergency department: A retrospective study. Kang C et al, Kidney Research and Clinical Practice, April 26, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here. Saving contrast media in coronary CT angiography with photon-counting detector CT. Cundari G et al, Academic Radiology, July 31, 2023. To learn more about this study, click here. Standalone AI for breast cancer detection at screening digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Yoon, JH et al, Radiology, May 23, 2023. To learn more about this paper, click here.

Best New Radiology Device
BodyTom 64 point-of-care mobile CT scanner, NeuroLogica
CT 3500 32-slice/64-slice CT scanner, Philips
CXDI-Pro wireless digital radiography (DR) detectors, Canon Medical Systems
DRX-Rise mobile x-ray system, Carestream Health
Embold coils for minimally invasive peripheral embolization procedures, Boston Scientific
Halcyon radiotherapy system, Varian
HydroMark Plus breast biopsy site marker, Mammotome
MyLab X90 cardiac ultrasound system, Esaote
PocketPro H2, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas
S250-Fit proton therapy system, Mevion
Scenaria View Focus Edition CT scanner, Fujifilm Healthcare Americas
Scintix radiotherapy system, RefleXion
Signa PET/MR AIR scanner, GE HealthCare
Spotlight/Spotlight Duo cardiovascular CT scanners, Arineta Cardio Imaging
Terra.X 7-tesla MRI scanner, Siemens Healthineers
uMR Jupiter 5T MR scanner, United Imaging
V7 ultrasound system, Samsung

Best New Radiology Software
Advanced Neuro Diagnostic Imaging (ANDI), Imeka
Advantis Platform brain and prostate MRI analysis software, Advantis Medical Imaging
Aorta-CAD software for chest x-rays, Imagen Technologies
Aqua AI brain MRI analysis software, Neurophet
Augmento AI radiology workflow management software, DeepTek.ai
Auto B-line Counter, Butterfly Network
AView LCS lung-cancer screening computer-aided detection software, Coreline Soft
AWS HealthImaging platform, Amazon Web Services
Cardio StillShot cardiac motion correction software, Fujifilm Healthcare Americas
CINA-iPE AI software for detecting incidental pulmonary embolism on chest CT scan, Avicenna.ai
Clinsights Utilization Analytics software, Canon Medical Systems/Glassbeam
DeepCatch automatic CT body composition analysis software, Medical IP
DeepVessel fractional flow reserve (FFR)-CT analysis AI software, Keya Medical
e-ASPECTS stroke detection AI software, Brainomix
Enterprise CTB AI software for noncontrast brain CT analysis, Annalise.ai
Enterprise Edition reporting software, OpenRad
Flash whole-body MR image processing AI software, Ezra
Follow-Up Navigator, PocketHealth
Full Brain Solution AI software, Aidoc
HGG AI software for assessing high-grade gliomas on brain MRI, Neosoma
IB Lab Lama automated image processing software, ImageBiopsyLab
iQuest prostate cancer management software, Avenda Health
Imaging Orchestrator - Radiology Operations Command Center (ROCC), Philips
LVivo IQS AI cardiac ultrasound software, DiA Imaging Analysis
Medical Imaging Suite, Google Cloud
Neuro Suite AI software, TeraRecon
OmegaAI image-based EMR software, RamSoft
Omni Reporting, Rad AI
OssView bone fragility assessment software, CurveBeam AI
Rapid RV/LV AI software, RapidAI
Revoras advanced visualization software, Ziosoft
Rho bone mineral density screening software, 16 Bit
Saige-Density mammography breast density assessment software, DeepHealth
Smart Room Assist radiography workflow software, Carestream Health
Sonic DL MR image reconstruction AI software, GE HealthCare
Sonio Detect AI prenatal ultrasound AI software, Sonio
Syngo Carbon enterprise imaging and reporting platform, Siemens Healthineers
Timeline lung nodule tracking AI software, Contextflow
Vision Assist radiography workflow software, Samsung
Viz Vascular Suite, Viz.ai
XR90 augmented-reality surgical visualization and navigation system, MediView

Best New Radiology Vendor
Astute Imaging. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Avenda Health. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
B dot Medical. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Bot Image. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Chiasm. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Contextflow. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Coreline Soft. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
DetectedX. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Emtelligent. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Encord. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Inari Medical. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
LifeVoxel. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
OpenRad. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
Radloop. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.
RedBrick AI. Learn more about this vendor by clicking here.

Best Educational Mobile App
Brain Tutor 3D, Rainer Goebel (iOS, Android)
CTisus Chest Atlas 3D CRT, Elliot Fishman, MD, (iOS)
IMAIOS e-Anatomy, IMAIOS (iOS, Android)
iRadTech, Ballinger and Bruckner (iOS, Android)
MRI - Resonance Protocols, Tarter Studios (iOS, Android)
MSK Radiology 4 U, Philip Abraham (iOS, Android)
RadDiscord, a server on Discord, Dr. Grace Zhu (iOS, Android) (note: these links are for the Discord app)
Radiology Assistant 2.0, BestApps (iOS)
Radiology Core: Physics Plus, Ca Nguyen (iOS, Android)
Xray Anatomy, iCat Solutions (iOS)