The winners of this year's EuroMinnies awards have expressed their happiness, joy, and gratitude after having received their engraved trophies during March. We present a selection of heart-warming photos.
"What a nice present!" said Dr. Gabriel Krestin, PhD, professor emeritus of radiology, Erasmus MC -- University Medical Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands. "I feel really honored and happy – particularly because Erasmus MC was awarded the Most Influential Radiology Researcher award two years in a row! It shows that my work over the past almost 25 years was not for nothing."
Dr. Paola Clauser, PhD, from the Medical University of Vienna, who was elected the 2022 Radiology Rising Star by an expert panel of judges, was also extremely pleased about the prize.
"I got many very nice messages of congratulations!" she remarked. "We are lucky to have a group of smart, motivated residents to support us. I hope to be a good example for them, and that we'll keep on learning and growing together in the coming years."
The winner of the inaugural award for radiographers, Jonathan McNulty, PhD, associate professor at the University College Dublin School of Medicine in Ireland, shared these sentiments.
"I was delighted to pick up such a beautiful trophy," he commented. "I have been quite shocked by the social media activity, with people still liking, sharing, and messaging me."
The team behind the Scientific Paper of the Year -- Magnetic resonance imaging incidents are severely underreported: A finding in a multicentre interview survey -- have been in a celebratory mood too.
"The trophy has arrived here, whole and fine!" said lead author Johan Kihlberg, PhD, a radiographer at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) in Linköping, Sweden. "This will catch an eye on MRI safety improvements. That's important, I think."
Meanwhile, staff at Hyperfine say they will cherish their trophy for the Best New Radiology Device.
"What an honor! Thank you to AuntMinnieEurope for recognizing the hard work of the Swoop portable MRI team," noted Dave Scott, president and CEO of Hyperfine, on twitter.
The Spanish-based vendor, Quibim, won the Best New Radiology Software for the QP-Prostate AI software for prostate MRI.
"The trophy looks very cool in our HQ, and the team has been really excited to receive it," said Angel Alberich-Bayarri, PhD, the company's founder and chief executive officer.
Employees at Radiobotics, recipient of the Best New Radiology Vendor award, have also been upbeat since the trophy arrived at its offices in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"It's my pleasure to share that the award is well received and thanks again for this," said Stine Mølgaard Sørensen, co-founder and chief operating officer of Radiobotics, which was incorporated in September 2017.
Looking ahead, the 2023 EuroMinnies awards will be launched in November 2022, at which time members of AuntMinnieEurope.com will be asked to submit their nominations. Over the weeks and months ahead, please start to give thought to your selections.