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2016 Award Winners

Best GI Clinical Scientific Paper Award
High Flip Angle and Gadoxetic Acid Administration Improve the Accuracy of Magnitude-based MRI for Quantification of Proton Density Fat Fraction (PDFF) in the Low PDFF Range 
Charlie Park, BS - UC San Diego
Co-Authors: Gavin Hamilton, Tanya Wolfson, Eduardo A. Costa, Kevin A. Zand, Elhamy Heba, Anthony Gamst, Rohit Loomba, Lisa Clark, Michael Middleton, Claude B. Sirlin

Best GU Clinical Scientific Paper Award
Inter-observer Reproductibility of the PI-RADS Version 2 Lexicon: A Multi-Center Study of Six Experienced Prostate Radiologists

Andrew Rosenkrantz, MDNYU Langone Medical Center

Co-Authors: Luke A. Ginocchio, Daniel Cornfel, Adam T. Froemming, Rajan T. Gupta, Baris Turkbey, Antonio C. Westphalen, Daniel Margolis


Best Basic Research/Does Scientific Paper Award

First-in-Human Clinical Trial on KDR-targeted Ultrasound Molecular Imaging in Women with Ovarian Lesions

Juergen Willmann, MD - Stanford

Co-Authors: Lorenzo Bonomo, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Antonia Testi, Guido Rindi, Sanjiv Gambhir


Best Clinical/Practice Performance Improvement Scientific Paper Award

Effect of Insurance Coverage for CTC on Overall Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Perry Pickhardt, MD - University of Wisconsin

Co-Authors: Jennifer M. Weiss, David H. Kim, Maureen Smith


Roscoe E. Miller Best Paper Award 

Active Surveillance vs. Nephron-sparing Surgery for Bosniak III Renal Cysts: Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Andrew Smith, MD, PhD - University of MS Med Center

Co-Authors: James D. Carson, Xu Zhang, Brian C. Allen, Rupan Sanyal, Briam Shuch, Erick M. Remer


Alexander R. Margulis Best Paper by a Trainee Award

"Concordance" Revisited: A Multi-disciplinary Appraisal of Concordant Preliminary Abdominopelvic CT Reports

Jordan Brown, MD - University of Michigan 

Co-Authors: Elliot Dickerson, Ravi K. Kaza, James H. Ellis, Richard H. Cohan, Matthew S. Davenport


Magna Cum Laude Poster Award
Morbid Obesity Surgery: Primer on Anatomy and Complications

Nimarta Singh Bhinder, MD, MPH - University of Chicago

Co-Authors: Abraham Dachman


Composite Tumors in Abdominal Imaging Radiologic and Pathologic Correlation

Paul Tung, DO - University of California Irvine

Co-Authors: Michael Mousa, Mohammad Helmy, Roozbeh Houshyar, Chandana Lall


Cum Laude Poster Awards

Accuracy of Iodine quantification with Single Source Dual Energy Computed Tomograhy (ssDECT) In Calf Liver Simulated Lesions Using Different Post-processing Methods

Andrea Agostini, MD


Tumor Markers: Myths and Facts Unfolded

Silvana Faria, MD


Imaging Patterns of Immune-related Adverse Events in Melanoma Patients after Immunotherapy: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

Silvana Faria, MD


The Ever-Changing Landscape of Medical Devices Found in the Abdomen and Pelvis: What the Radiologist Can Tell the Clinician

Everett Gu, MD


Location, Location, Location: Pictorial Review on the Varying Appearances Cholangiocarcinoma Based on Anatomic Classification and Implications for Surgical Planning

Daisy Huang, MD


Quantitative ADC Values Have Moderate Diagnostic Accuracy for Separating High-Risk from Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Hiram Shaish, MD


Failure of Liver MR Elastography: What Are the Predictive Factors?

Mathilde Wagner, MD


Poster Merit Awards

Lymphatic Malformations in the Abdomen and Pelvis: The Mayo Clinic Experience from 1999-2014

Brandon Birckhead, MD


Getting on the Same Page: Early Success of an Adnexal Cyst Report Improvement Project

Paige Flett, MD


Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Ovarian Torsion: Don't Just Go with the Flow

Anjali Gudi, MD


Doppler Ultrasound in Patients Liver Cirrhosis: Correlation of Hepatic Artery and Portal Vein Measurements with Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score

Aya Kamaya, MD


Maximizing Value of Imaging in Staging and Management of the Top 4 Malignancies of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs: Lessons Learned from Multidisciplinary Tumor Board

Wayne Lindstrom, MD


'Meckyll and Hyde' - The Many Appearances of Meckel's Diverticulum and Its Complications

Doireann McWeeney, MD


Imaging of Percutaneous Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Treatments

Viktoryia Paroder, MD, PhD


Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of the Liver: Electronic Atlas of Normal Anatomy, Common & Uncommon Pathology, and Guidance for Procedures

Mollie Rashid, MD


Enteric Anastomoses in Crohn's Disease: Enteric Imaging Findings and Postoperative Complications

Joshua Reber, MD


Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: Imaging Findings, Tumor Biology, and What the Surgical Oncologist Wants to Know

Aarti Sekhar, MD


The Pancreatic Duct: Anomalies and Normal Variants

Chris Somerville, MD


Imaging Post-operative Bowel: What You Need to Know

Ashish Wasnik, MD


Computed Tomographic (CT) Evaluation of Solid Organ Abdominal Trauma: The Radiologist's Role in Management

Lisansha Zahirsha, MD

SAR Fund Trainee Travel Scholarship Awards

Change in Outcomes Due to Imaging Reinterpretation during Multidisciplinary Pancreas Conference

 Christina Chingkoe, MD, FRCPC


MR Elastography and DCE-MRI for the Non-invasive Prediction of Portal Hypertension

Stefanie Hectors, PhD


Long Term Surveillance and Risk of Progression of Low to Intermediate Risk Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMNs)

Lyndon Luk, MD


Reinterpretation of Outside Hospital MRI Abdomen Exams in Patients with Cirrhosis: Is the OPTN Mandate Neccessary?

Wahida Rahman, MD


Detection of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis: Determining Normal Velocities at the Renal Artery Anastomosis

Kristin Robinson, MD



Case of the Day Winners
1st Place 

Chad Engel, MD

2nd Place 

Robert Dym, MD




Morton A. Bosniak Research Award 

Detection of Prostate Cancer based on Multi-parametric Regional MRI Features

Nelly Tan, MD


 Howard S. Stern Research Grant

Identifying Multiphasic MDCT Biomarkers to Predict the Expression of Carbonic Anhydrase-IX, Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1α, and PTEN, Important Prognostic Molecular Targets in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Jonathan Young, MD

Wylie J. Dodds Research Award

Stability of Radiomic Features for Abdominal Tumors on Contrast Enhanced CT

with Variable Acquisition Parameters 

Richard Do, MD       


SAR Howard M. Pollack Medalist
Philip J. Kenney, MD

University of Arkansas for Medical Science 



SAR Walter B. Cannon Medalist
William W. Olmsted, MD

 Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital and

the University Maryland School of Medicine

SAR GU Lifetime Achievement Award
Isaac R. Francis, MD 

University of Michigan 

SAR GI Lifetime Achievement Award
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD  

Stanford University Hospital 


Distinguished International Member Award

 Gabriel P. Krestin, MD, PhD

Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam


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