Meet the EuroMinnies 2020 semifinal candidates


December 20, 2019 -- The list of candidates for the second edition of the EuroMinnies award scheme is now available. The EuroMinnies recognize the best and brightest in European radiology, and our second annual campaign includes candidates in eight categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best New Radiology Vendor.

The EuroMinnies candidates below were chosen based on nominations from our members. Winners will be selected by our expert panel in two rounds of voting. The finalists will be announced in late January 2020, with the final winners announced in February. Trophy presentations will take place at ECR 2020 in Vienna.

You can also view the winners of the 2019 edition of the EuroMinnies.


Most Influential Radiology Researcher

EuroMinnies awards

Dr. Jelle Barentsz, PhD, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Dr. Afshin Gangi, PhD, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Dr. Christiane Kuhl, Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany

Dr. Tim Leiner, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Dr. Mathias Prokop, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Dr. Alexander Radbruch, JD, University Hospital Essen and Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Francesco Sardanelli, San Donato Polyclinic, Milan, Italy

Dr. Nandita deSouza, Institute of Cancer Research, London, U.K.


Most Effective Radiology Educator

Thomas Beyer, PhD, European Society for Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging & Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Carlo Catalano, European Society of Radiology & La Sapienza University of Rome Hospital, Rome, Italy

Dr. Christopher Clarke, Radiology Cafe & Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, U.K.

Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics & ETZ Hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Dr. László Tabár, Mammography Education & Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Dr. Nikoleta Traykova, PhD, European Society of Radiology & University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment "Sv. Georgi," Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Dr. Valérie Vilgrain, European School of Radiology & University Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, Paris, France

Dr. Laura Oleaga Zufiría, European Diploma in Radiology & Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Radiology Rising Star

Dr. Luisa Andrade, Grupo HPA Saúde, Portimão, Portugal

Dr. Danoob Dalili, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, U.K.

Apollo Exconde, Lego open MRI, London, U.K.

Dr. Paloma Largo Flores, La Princesa University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Francesco Gentili, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Dr. Costin Minoiu, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Susan Shelmerdine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, U.K.

Dr. Tsvetelina Teneva, Medical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria


Most Significant News Event in European Radiology

Continuing debate over retention of gadolinium in the brain

Difficulties with radioisotope supplies due to Brexit

European societies join in ethical statement on artificial intelligence

Fraud trial of Dr. Maria Klusmann

MRI accident in Swedish Lapland

Problems at the Karolinska in Stockholm

Regulator finds shortage of radiologists puts lives at risk in U.K.

Warnings over health effects of vaping


Scientific Paper of the Year

Anthropogenic gadolinium in tap water and in tap water-based beverages from fast-food franchises in six major cities in Germany. Schmidt K et al, Science of the Total Environment, online 6 July 2019. Learn more.

Diagnostic accuracy of whole-body MRI versus standard imaging pathways for metastatic disease in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer: The prospective Streamline C trial. Taylor S et al, Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, online 9 May 2019. Learn more.

Do you recommend cancer screening to your patients? A cross-sectional study of Norwegian doctors. Bringedal B et al, BMJ Open, online 30 August 2019. Learn more.

Microstructural white-matter alterations in men with alcohol use disorder and rats with excessive alcohol consumption during early abstinence. De Santis S et al, JAMA Psychiatry, online 3 April 2019. Learn more.

Pilot study of rapid MR pancreas screening for patients with BRCA mutation. Corrias G et al, European Radiology, online 28 January 2019. Learn more.

Public awareness of and responses to media coverage of invitation errors in the Breast Screening Programme in England: A cross-sectional population survey. Ghanouni A et al, BMJ Open, online 6 September 2019. Learn more.

Swedish national survey on MR safety compared with CT: A false sense of security? Hansson B et al, European Radiology, online 13 December 2019. Learn more.


Best New Radiology Device

Artis icono interventional angiography system, Siemens Healthineers

Cartesion Prime PET/CT scanner, Canon Medical Systems

DR 100s digital radiography system, Agfa HealthCare

DRX-Revolution nano mobile x-ray system, Carestream Health

Echelon Smart Plus MRI scanner, Hitachi Healthcare

Epiq Elite ultrasound scanner, Philips Healthcare

Evry dedicated head MRI scanner, Synaptive Medical

FDR D-Evo III digital radiography detector, Fujifilm Medical Systems

KDR AU Advanced U-arm digital radiography system, Konica Minolta Healthcare

Localizer wireless breast lesion localization device, Hologic

MyLab X5 ultrasound scanner, Esaote

Revolution Maxima CT scanner, GE Healthcare

RS85 Prestige ultrasound system, Samsung Healthcare

Ruby rubidium elution system, Jubilant DraxImage

Sonialvision G4 LX edition interventional system, Shimadzu


Best New Radiology Software

AI-Rad Companion Brain MR software, Siemens Healthineers

BioMind artificial intelligence algorithm, BioMind

ChestEye artificial intelligence algorithm, Oxipit

cNeuro software for assessment of brain images, Combinostics

Contextflow artificial intelligence software for case evaluation, Contextflow

Edison Open AI Orchestrator, GE Healthcare

iBiopsy imaging phenomics platform, Median Technologies

Icobrain artificial intelligence portfolio, Icometrix

InferRead DR Chest, Infervision

IntelliSpace AI Workflow Suite, Philips Healthcare

iNtuition AI Data Extractor, TeraRecon

Lify medical imaging app, Osimis

Qure.ai head CT scan interpretation and triage aid, Incepto Medical

Rede PACS image management software, Konica Minolta Healthcare

Sectra 3D trauma pelvic tool, Sectra

Unifi Workspace workstation software, Hologic


Best New Radiology Vendor

Aidoc, Tel Aviv, Israel

BioMind, Luxembourg

BrainScan, Gdynia, Poland

Combinostics, Tampere, Finland

Contextflow, Vienna, Austria

HypnoVR, Strasbourg, France

Incepto Medical, Paris, France

Infervision, Wiesbaden, Germany

Oxipit, Vilnius, Lithuania

Smart Reporting, Munich, Germany



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