Meet the EuroMinnies 2023 semifinal candidates

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The list of candidates for the fifth edition of the EuroMinnies awards scheme is now available, following the large number of nominations submitted by the members of AuntMinnieEurope.com. Find out who's made the shortlist in the nine categories.

The EuroMinnies recognize the best and brightest in European radiology, and this year's list of semifinal candidates includes people, papers, podcasts, products, and companies from across the continent and representing a diverse range of subspecialties.

EuroMinnies winners will be selected by our expert panel comprising members of the editorial advisory board, past winners and runners-up, and regular columnists and contributors in two rounds of voting. The 18 finalists will be announced later in January 2023, with the nine winners announced in mid-February. The trophies will be distributed at ECR 2023 in March.


Most Influential Radiology Researcher

EuroMinnies awards

Prof. Massimo Midiri, professor of radiology, Palermo University Hospital, Italy (see Researchgate.net)

Prof. Thoralf Niendorf, head, Berlin Ultra High Field MRI facility, Max-DelbrĂĽck-Centrum fĂĽr Molekulare Medizin, Germany (see biography)

Prof. Wiro Niessen, principal investigator, Biomedical Imaging Group, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (see Wikipedia)

Dr. Katja Pinker-Domenig, radiologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (see Linkedin)

Prof. Alexander Radbruch, chair, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany (see Linkedin)

Dr. Maija Radzina, associate professor of radiology, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (see Linkedin)

Prof. Karen Rosendahl, professor and consultant pediatric radiologist, UiT the Arctic University, Tromsø, Norway (see biography)

Prof. Philippe Soyer, professor of radiology, Université Paris Cité (see Linkedin)


Most Effective Radiology Educator

Prof. Minerva Becker, professor of radiology, University of Geneva, Switzerland (see biography)

Dr. Sabine Dettmer, radiologist, Hannover Medical School, Germany (see Researchgate.net)

Prof. Andrea Laghi, professor of radiology, Sapienza University of Rome (see Researchgate.net)

Prof. Christian Loewe, head, Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Medical University of Vienna (see biography)

Dr. Ritse Mann, breast and interventional radiologist, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (see Linkedin)

Dr. Giles Maskell, consultant radiologist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro, U.K. (see Linkedin)

Prof. CĂ©sar Pedrosa, professor emeritus of radiology, San Carlos Hospital, Complutense University of Madrid (see profile article)

Prof. Marie-Pierre Revel, head of cardiothoracic imaging, HĂ´pital Cochin, Paris (see Researchgate.net)


Radiology Rising Star

Dr. Saif Afat, University Hospital of Tuebingen, Germany (see Researchgate.net)

Dr. Ivo Dumic-Cule, University of Zagreb, Croatia (see Linkedin)

Kyriacos Evangelou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (see Linkedin)

Dr. Martina Pecoraro, Sapienza University of Rome (see Researchgate.net)

Dr. Viktoria Pozdniakova, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway (see Linkedin)

Dr. Fahad Dilawez Rathore, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, U.K. (see Radiopaedia)

Dr. Yusra Sheikh, Children's University Hospital, Dublin (see Researchgate.net)

Dr. Silvia CayĂłn Somacarrera, MarquĂ©s de Valdecilla University Hospital, Santander, Spain (see Linkedin)


Most Influential Radiographer

Gill Harrison, ultrasound programme director and senior lecturer, City University of London (see Linkedin)

Luis Lança, associate professor, Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL), Portugal (see Linkedin)

Maud Lundén, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (see Researchgate.net)

Nejc Mekiš, assistant professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (see Linkedin)

Eija Metsälä, principal lecturer, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland (see Researchgate.net)

Titti Owman, medical research assistant, Lund University, Sweden (see biography)

Helle Precht, associate professor, Lillebaelt Hospital, Denmark (see biography)

Frank Zarb, associate professor and senior lecturer, University of Malta (see Linkedin)


Most Significant News Event in European Radiology

Belgian investment company GBL acquires imaging operator Affidea (see report from 19 April 2022)

European Congress of Radiology switches from July to March in 2023 (see report from 9 September 2022)

European experts issue new guidance on contrast media safety (see report from 22 February 2022)

European Society of Breast Imaging recommends MRI for extremely dense breasts (see report from 9 March 2022)

Opposition to Ukraine war grows among Russian radiologists (see report from 4 April 2022)

Patient death in Israel due to x-ray malfunction (see report from 12 December 2022)

Stabbing attack on radiologist in Marseille (see report from 6 June 2022)

U.K. inquest into teleradiologist who missed subdural hematoma (see report from 14 November 2022)


Scientific Paper or Podcast of the Year

18F-sodium fluoride PET-CT visualizes both axial and peripheral new bone formation in psoriatic arthritis patients. Jerney de Jongh et al, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 12 November 2022 (see report)

A predictive model using the mesoscopic architecture of the living brain to detect Alzheimer's disease. Marianna Inglese et al, Communications Medicine, 20 June 2022 (see report).

Accounting for radiation exposure from previous CT exams while deciding on the next exam: What do referring clinicians think? Madan Rehani et al, European Journal of Radiology, 10 August 2022 (see report)

Avsnitt 19 - Paul McCoubrie gastar Röntgenpodden (Episode 19 - Paul McCoubrie joins the x-ray podcast). Podcast by Per Hintze and Jörgen Strömberg, 12 August 2022 (see report).

Can we increase efficiency of CT lung cancer screening by combining with CVD and COPD screening? Results of an early economic evaluation. Carina M. Behr et al, European Radiology, 1 January 2022 (see report)

Contrast-enhanced mammography versus contrast-enhanced breast MRI: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nina Pötsch et al, Radiology, 7 June 2022 (see report)

Dark-field computed tomography reaches the human scale. Manuel Viermetz et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 7 February 2022 (see report)

Review of claustrophobia incidence in MRI: A service evaluation of current rates across a multi-centre service. Darren Hudson et al, Radiography, 9 March 2022 (see report)

The ten commandments in geriatric imaging. Johannes Gossner, European Radiology, 18 August 2022 (editorial, see report)

The vanishing radiologist with Dr. Adrian Brady. Radcast episode by Uzoma Nnajiuba and Jamie Howie, 6 May 2022 (see report)


Best New Radiology Device

Compact System 5000 Series ultrasound, Philips Healthcare (see report from 1 December 2022)

Focus HD 35 and Focus HD 43 digital radiography detectors, Carestream Health (see report from 19 October 2022)

MobileDaRt Evolution MX8 Version V mobile x-ray system, Shimadzu Medical Systems (see report from 11 July 2022)

Omni Legend PET/CT system, GE Healthcare (see report from 17 October 2022)

Resona 7 Lightning Edition ultrasound scanner, Mindray (see report from 7 December 2021)

Symbia Pro.specta SPECT/CT scanner, Siemens Healthineers (see report from 13 June 2022)

V7 ultrasound system, Samsung (see report from 28 November 2022)

Valory digital radiography system, Agfa HealthCare (see report from 29 November 2021)

Vantage Fortian MRI, Canon Medical Systems (see report from 14 July 2022)


Best New Radiology Software

Affirm contrast biopsy software, Hologic (see report from 28 November 2022)

AI-guided software for cardiac ultrasound, UltraSight (see report from 26 August 2022)

AI Technology for AD Progression Prediction MRI software, Fujifilm (see company website)

Auto Scan Assist MRI software, Canon Medical Systems (see company website)

Deep Resolve Boost for MRI reconstructions, Siemens Healthineers (see report from 28 November 2021)

Education Portal teaching software, Sectra (see company release)

FetView image sharing and reporting software, Philips Healthcare (see report from 15 September 2022)

Intuition version 4.6 advanced visualization software, TeraRecon (see company release)

Liver ASSIST Virtual Parenchyma, GE Healthcare (see company website)

Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) for brain research, Ventio (see report from 28 November 2022)

Smart Noise Cancellation (SNC) dose-reduction capability, Carestream Health (see report from 8 February 2022)


Best New Radiology Vendor

AZMed, Paris (AI-powered radiology software, see website)

CancerCenter.AI, Wrocław, Poland (software provider for medical image processing and analysis, see website)

DeepTrace Technologies, Milan (AI software developer, see website)

Encord, London (AI applications to support training and validation of models, see website)

Gleamer, Paris (medical-grade AI for radiology, see website)

Imera, London (AI algorithms for healthcare and diagnostic imaging, see website)

Nucleai, Tel Aviv, Israel (AI-powered image analysis applications, see website)

SpinUp, Entzheim, France (support for MRI departments on safety and data reliability, see website)


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