Meet the EuroMinnies 2021 semifinal candidates


December 17, 2020 -- The list of candidates for the third edition of the EuroMinnies award scheme is now available, following the nominations made by the 31,000-plus members of AuntMinnieEurope.com.

Radiology's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of artificial intelligence, and congresses moving online in 2020 feature strongly among your selections.

The EuroMinnies recognize the best and brightest in European radiology, and our latest annual campaign includes candidates in eight categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best New Radiology Vendor.

EuroMinnies winners will be selected by our expert panel in two rounds of voting. The finalists will be announced in late January 2021, with the final winners announced in late February. The trophies will be distributed in March.


Most Influential Radiology Researcher

EuroMinnies awards

Dr. Antonio Luna Alcalá, Health Time, Jaén, Spain

Prof. Dr. Marc Dewey, Charité, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Stephen Duffy, Queen Mary University, London, U.K.

Prof. Dr. Matthijs Oudkerk, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Revel, Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France

Prof. Dr. Marion Smits, Erasmus MC -- University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Henrik S. Thomsen, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Vogl, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany


Most Effective Radiology Educator

Prof. Dr. Deniz Akata, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Minerva Becker, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Adrian Brady, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland

Shane Foley, PhD, University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science, Ireland

Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, La Fe University, Valencia, Spain

Prof. Dr. Emanuele Neri, University of Pisa, Italy

Prof. Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin, University Centre of Lille, France

Prof. Dr. Peter Rinck, the Round Table Foundation and European MR Forum, Mons, Belgium


Radiology Rising Star

Dr. Ivo Dumic-Cule, Children's Hospital Srebrnjak, Zagreb, Croatia (see biography)

Dr. Samantha Fossey, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, U.K. (see report)

Dr. Merel Huisman, Utrecht, the Netherlands (see biography)

Dr. Markus Lerchbaumer, Charité, Berlin, Germany (see biography)

Nikolas Lessmann, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (see biography)

Dr. Daniel Paech, German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany (see report)

Dr. Martina Pecoraro, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (see report)

Dr. Martin Reim, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia (see CV)


Most Significant News Event in European Radiology

Discussion in the Netherlands over AI replacing radiologists (see report from 13 October)

ECR 2020 moves fully online for first time (see report from 9 April)

ESR issues statement on future of congresses (see report from 20 May)

European groups release statement on lung cancer screening (see report from 12 February)

Germany gives advice on use of CT in COVID-19 (see report from 14 April)

Patient death in U.K. after mix-up over CT scan (see report from 20 October)

Publication of police report on MRI accident in Swedish Lapland (see report from 17 March)

Radiographers voice concerns over lack of PPE in pandemic (see report from 28 April)


Scientific Paper of the Year

Chest CT for rapid triage of patients in multiple emergency departments during COVID-19 epidemic: Experience report from a large French university hospital. Ducray V et al, European Radiology, 19 August 2020. To learn more, see report.

Contamination inside CT gantry in the SARS-CoV-2 era. Matos J et al, European Radiology Experimental, 1 October 2020. To learn more, see report.

Industry ties and evidence in public comments on the FDA framework for modifications to artificial intelligence/machine learning-based medical devices: A cross sectional study. Andrew Smith J et al, BMJ Open, 14 October 2020. To learn more, see report.

International evaluation of an AI system for breast cancer screening. McKinney S et al, Nature, 1 January 2020. To learn more, see report and opinion piece posted by Nature on 14 October (Transparency and reproducibility in artificial intelligence, Haibe-Kains B et al)

Mortality due to cancer treatment delay: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Hanna T et al, BMJ, 4 November 2020. To learn more, see report.

Reduced lung-cancer mortality with volume CT screening in a randomized trial. de Koning H et al, NEJM, 6 February 2020. To learn more, see report.

Socio-economic and psychological impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on private practice and public hospital radiologists. Florin M et al, European Journal of Radiology, 15 September 2020. To learn more, see report.

The use of imaging in COVID-19 -- results of a global survey by the International Society of Radiology. Blažić I et al, European Radiology, 17 September 2020. To learn more, see report.

What can European radiologists learn from the outbreak of COVID-19 in China? A discussion with a radiologist from Wuhan. Gutzeit A et al, European Radiology, 8 April 2020. To learn more, see report.


Best New Radiology Device

Affiniti CVx ultrasound scanner, Philips Healthcare (see 28 August report)

Aquilion Exceed LB CT scanner, Canon Medical Systems (see 23 October report)

Discovery MI Gen 2 PET/CT system, GE Healthcare (see 1 December report)

DRX-Compass X-ray System, Carestream (see 6 August report)

Faxitron Path+ specimen radiography system, Hologic (see 13 November report)

HiRise weight-bearing CT system for lower extremity imaging, CurveBeam (see 1 October report)

Magnetom Free.Max wide-bore MRI unit, Siemens Healthineers (see 18 November report)

ME8 ultrasound unit, Mindray Medical International (see 26 October report)

MXRT-x700 medical display controllers, Barco (see 29 June report)


Best New Radiology Software

3DQuorum AI software for digital breast tomosynthesis, Hologic (see 26 October report)

AI-Rad Companion Prostate MR for Biopsy Support, Siemens Healthineers (see 2 December report)

BerlinCaseViewer App for COVID-19 case recognition, BerlinFlame GmbH (see 29 October report)

dViewr for analyzing MRI scans, Random Walk Imaging (see 12 August report)

IntelliSpace Portal 12 for AI-assisted quantitative assessment, Philips Healthcare (see 3 December report)

iNtuition Titanium visualization and enterprise AI software, TeraRecon (see 27 August report)

iQ-WEB Version 6.7.3 RIS/PACS software, Image Information Systems (see 23 September report)

Mimics VR Viewer for virtual reality, Materialise NV (see 30 November report)

MR Segmentation Tool, NordicCAD (see 10 September report)

ProFound AI Risk software, iCAD (see 15 July report)

ProView DL reporting and scoring tool for prostate MRI, GE Healthcare (see 1 December report)

SmartXR Assistant for x-ray, Agfa Healthcare (see 29 November report)

SPECTRA Quant SPECT reconstruction software, MIM Software (see 21 October report)

Synapse Dose 2.0 system to monitor/manage radiation, Fujifilm (see 8 December report)

Telemis-Medical PACS software Version 4.95, Telemis (see 9 September report)


Best New Radiology Vendor

Aidence, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (see website)

AZMed, Paris, France (see website)

Braintale, Paris, France (see website)

Deepspin, Berlin, Germany (see website)

Gleamer, Paris, France (see website)

ImageBiopsy Lab, Vienna, Austria (see website)

Mediaire, Berlin, Germany (see website)

Ultromics, Oxford, U.K. (see website)



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