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2019 Award Winners

SAR Special Awards

SAR Gold Medalists

Lincoln L. Berland, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Richard H. Cohan, MD

University of Michigan


Nancy S. Curry, MD

Medical University of South Carolina


Jay P. Heiken, MD

Mayo Clinic



SAR Research Awards

Morton A. Bosniak Research Award 

Prediction of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer and Prostate-cancer Related Outcomes from Only T2 Weighted Imaging Using Machine Learning

Kirti Magudia, MD, PhD


Howard S. Stern Research Grant

The Role of Ultrasound-guided Photoacoustic Imaging in Detection of Metasteses in Inguinal Lymph Nodes

Mayur Virarkar, MD

Wylie J. Dodds Research Award

Development and Validation of a Multiparametric Non-Invasive Diagnostic Tool for the Prediction of High Risk Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Theodore Pierce, MD


Annual Meeting Awards

Best At the Cutting Edge Scientific Paper Award
Effect of an Automated Computerized Decision Support System in CT Identification of Complete Response of Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Richard Cohan, MD - University of Michigan
Co-Authors: Kenny Cha, Lubomir Hadjiyski, Elaine M. Caoli, Matthew S. Davenport, Prasad R. Shankar, Isaac R. Francis, Kimberly L. Shampai, Daniel Barkmeier, Meyer B. Nathaniel,Sean Woolen, Ajjai Alva, Alon Weizer, Heang-Ping Chan

Best Improving Clinical Practice Scientific Paper Award
Multi-center, Multi-vendor Reproducibility of Confounder-corrected R2* Mapping for Liver Iron Quantification at 1.5T and 3T: Interim Results

Scott B. Reeder, MD, PhD-  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-Authors: Diego Hernando, Ruiyang Zhao, Valentina Taviani, Mounes Aliyari Ghasabeh,

Li Pan, Qing Yuan, Stefan Ruschke, Dimitrios Karampinos, Xiaodong Zhong, Ryan Mattison, Ihab R. Kamel, Ivan Pedrosa, Shreyas Vasanawala, Takeshi Yokoo

 Best Hot Topics in GI Scientific Paper Award

Differentiating and Segmenting Isoattenuating Gallstones from Bile with Dual-layer Spectral CT: An Ex Vivo Phantom Study

Todd C. Soesbe, PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center

Co-Authors: Matthew A. Lewis, Yin Xi, Travis Browning, Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan,

Robert E. Lenkinski, John R. Leyendecker

Best Hot Topic in GU Scientific Paper Award

Comparative Effectiveness for 18-F Fluciclovine versus PSMA-targeted Radiotracers for Detection of Prostate Cancer Biochemical Recurrence After Definitive Therapy: A Systematic Review and Comparative Meta-analysis

Nelly Tan, MD - Loma Linda University Medical Center

Co-Authors:Niusha Bavadia, Nicholas Ferguson, Jeremie Calais,

Udochukwu Oyoyo, Matthew S. Davenport

Roscoe E. Miller Best Paper Award 

Fully-Automated Analysis of Abdominal CT Scans for Opportunistic Prediction of Cardiometabolic Events:

Initial Results in a Large Asymptomatic Adult Cohort

 Perry J. Pickhardt, MD - University of Wisconsin Medical School

Co-Authors: Peter Graffy, Jiamin Liu, Scott Lee, Ronald Summers

Alexander R. Margulis Best Paper by a Trainee Award
Prospective Longitudinal Evaluation of Pelvic Recovery After Endometrial Cancer: MRI and Patient-Reported Sexual and Pelvic Floor Functional Outcomes

Marisa Martin, BS University of Michigan

Co-Authors: Shruti Jolly, Christina Chapman, Karen McLean, Brandy Michaels, Joann Prisciandaro,

Shitanshu Uppal, Daniela Wittmann, Katherine E. Maturen


Magna Cum Laude Poster Award
Role of Imaging in Staging and Response Assessment of High Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinoma
Molly Roseland, MD
- University of Michigan

Case Based Review of Missed Findings of Endometriosis on Routine Pelvic Ultrasound and MR Examinations
David J. Bartlett, MD
- Mayo Clinic
Brian J. Burkett, Tatnai L. Burnett, Scott W. Young, Joel Fletcher,

Shannon P. Sheedy, Wendaline M. VanBuren

Cum Laude Poster Awards
Evaluation of Deep Infiltrative Endometriosos (DIE): What Your Surgeons Want to Know?
Russell P. Kelley, MD - University of California, San Francisco
Lindsay P. Busby, Michael A. Ohliger, Liina Poder, Priyanka Jha


Crikey! What’s Wrong with that Cricopharyngeus?

Preethi Guniganti, MD - Weill Cornell Medicine
Co-Authors: Brianna Barry, Alexander Roudenko, Alexander Gavlin, Christopher Song, Johnson Chen, Andrea S. Kierans

Colan Cancer: What Your Surgeon Needs to Know
Jennifer Sammon, MBBChBAO, MRCPI, FFR RCSI
 - University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital
Co-Authors: Seng Thipphavong

Poster Merit Awards
Gynecologic Tumor Board: A Radiologist’s Guide to Vulvar and Vaginal Malignancies
Lucy Chow, MD

Interstitial and Cesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy: Update on Imaging Diagnosis and Interventional Radiology Treatment
Amanzo A. Ho, MD

The Added Utility of MR and MRCP In Diagnosing Various Forms of Pancreatitis and Their Complications
Joon Soo Shin, MD

Infiltrative Renal Lesions: Imaging Features, Differential Considerations, and Mimickers
David Sweet, MD

Power Science Magna Cum Laude Award
ACR US LI-RADS: Multicenter Assessment of Clinical Performance at One Year
John D. Millet, MD, MHS - University of Michigan
Co-Authors: Aya Kamaya, Hailey H. Choi, Nirvikar Dahiya, Paul M. Murphy, Mujtaba Z. Naveed, Mary O'Boyle, Laura A. Parra, Marcelina G. Perez, Shuchi K. Rodgers, Ashish P. Wasnik, Katherine E. Maturen

Power Science Cum Laude Award
Oncologic Outcomes in Patients Referred to a Multidisciplinary Pancreas Cancer Prevention Clinic
Austin Miller, MD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Co-Authors: Lan Vu, William C. Smith, Christofer Bishop, Veronica Coleman,

John R. Leyendecker, Nisa Kubiliun, John Mansour, Rebecca Minter,

Ivan Pedrosa, Gaurav Khatri


 Power Science Merit Award

Thermal Ablation of T1a RCC: Outcomes Inform Surveillance Imaging Protocols
Benjamin L. Triche, MD - University of Wisconsin - Madison

Co-Authors: Leo Dreyfuss, E J. Abel, Sara L. Best, Timothy Ziemlewicz,

Meghan Lubner, J. L. Hinshaw, Fred T. Lee, Stephen Y. Nakada, Shane A. Wells

SAR Fund Trainee Travel Scholarship Awards

Assessment of Radiographic Fecal Stool Quantification - A Dual-reader Retrospective Equivalence Cohort Study of 484 Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Subjects

Omar Khan, MD


Whole Liver Quantification of Hepatic Steatosis Using Dual-Energy Computed Tomography

Ahmed M. Amer, MD


Predictive Value of Single or Combined Sonographic Signs in the Diagnosis of Ovarian Torsion

Oleg Yatsenko, MD, FRCPC


Validation of Prostate Tissue Composition Measurement Using Hybrid Multidimensional MRI: Correlation with Quantitative Histology

Aritrick Chatterjee, PhD


Outcomes of Radiology Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in the USA, with a Special Focus on Cases Involving the Abdomen and Pelvis, 2008-Present

Frances Lazarow, MD

Accuracy of An Automated Convolutional Neural Network Liver Segmentation-based Method to Estimate Whole Liver Hepatic Proton-density Fat Fraction (PDFF)

Kang Wang, PhD



Case of the Day Winners

1st Place 

Angus Hartery, MD

Usha Jayagurunathan, MD

3rd Place 

Renato Moron, MD


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