Congratulations to previous ACNM Abstract Award winners!

*Listing the last 5 years if available

2021 ACNM Annual Meeting Best Abstract Award For Using
Methodology Such as Computer Programming or Physics
*Supported by MIM

  • Ashwin Parihar: "68Ga-Dota-Exendin PET/CT versus Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography in Patients with Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycaemia"
  • Nicholas DiSanti: "99MTC-MAA SPECT/CT Measuring Reperfusion Following Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Is Anticoagulation Superior to Reperfusion Therapy"

Ralph Blumhardt
Award Recipients 

2021

  • Jianyuan Zhou: “A Novel Approach Using FDG PET/CT Based Radiomics to Assess tumor Immune Phenotypesin Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
  • Atena Aghaee: “Repeat Injection Following Sentinel Node Non-Visualization on Lymphoscintigraphy Images Can Decrease Axillary Dissection Rate in Breast Cancer Patients”
  • Mikhail Yadgarov: “Quantitative Assessment of Asphericity as a New Predictor of Adverse Outcome in Patients with Neuroblastoma”
  • Patrick Earl Fernando: “A Comparative Study of Different Methods of Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in a Subset of Filipinos with Normal Renal Function”

2020

  • Nidal Rabdi: "Prospects of Decreasing the “Radioiodine Load” in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC): The Case at an Academic Tertiary Hospital"
  • Issa Loutifi: “Quantitative Analysis of F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT Uptake in the Orbit & Ocular Muscles"

2019

  • Ashwin S. Parihar: "Tubercular Meningitis – 18F-FDG PET/CT Accurately Predict Response to Treatment?"
  • Guillaume Chausse: "PSMA Inhibitor (PMPA) Intraglandular Injection to Block PSA Salivary Gland Uptake"
  • Issa Loutifi: “Tc-99m Tetrofosmin Gated-SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Assessment of Left Ventricular Contraction Dyssynchrony in Patients with Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction

2018

  • Issa Loutifi: “99mTC Tetrofosmin Gated SPECT Myocardial Perfusion and Cardiac Diastolic and Systolic Function Assessment for Studying the Effect of Systemic Hypertension on the Heart
  • Fuad Novruzov: “The Role of 68GA-PSMA-11 PET/CT in Treatment Management of Recurrent and Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer: First Experience from Azerbaijan Republic

Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Award Recipients

2021

  • Sonya Youngju Park: “Pilot Study Evaluating the Role of Novel PSMA Ligand 18F-Florastamin PET/CT in Men with Clinical Suspicion of Prostate Cancer”
  • Heying Duan: “Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) in Non-Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) from a Single Institution Experience”
  • Ashanth Thomas: “Every Breath Counts: A Novel Application of Quantitative Lung with SPECT/CT to Evaluate the Efficacy of BLVR”

2020

  • Xuyi Yue: “Clinical Production of 1-(2-[18F]Fluoroethyl)-L-Tryptophan for Imaging of Tryptophan Metabolism"
  • Paulina Cegla: “Second Primary Cancer Detected at Standard 18F-Fluorocholine PET/CT Study- Multicenter Retrospective Analysis on a Group of 1345 Prostate Cancer Patients
  • Ashwin Prihar: “Accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT Guided, Real-Time Automated Robotic-Arm Assisted, Metabolic Biopsies for Thoracic Lesions"

2019

  • David R. Cardoza-Ochoa: “Comparison of 99mTC-HMDP and 99mTC-EDDA/HYNIC-IPSMA SPECT/CT in the Detection of Bone Lesions of Patients with Unfavorable Intermediate to Very High-Risk Prostate Cancer”
  • Paulina Cegla: “Influence of Biological Parameters Assessed in 18F-FDG-PET/CT on Overall Survival in Cervical Cancer Patients”
  • Sana O. Subhan: “The Clinical Impact and Performance of MRI and 18F-FDG PET-CT in the Detection of Uveal Melanoma Hepatic Metastases"

2018

  • Mariam Aboian: “Precision Imaging of Metastatic and Primary Brain Tumors after Radiation with 18F-Fdopa Hybrid PET/MR is Feasible and Cost Effective”
  • Kun Zheng: “Integrin Imaging with 99mTC-3prgd2 SPECT/CT in Response Evaluation of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Multi-Center Study”
  • Petra Lovrec: “Large Single Institution Performance of Commercial 18F-fluciclovine (Axumin) in Patients with Recurrent Prostate Cancer"

2017

  • Xuena Li: “Relationships Between NOX4 Expression and 18F-FDG Uptake in Patients with Breast Cancer
  • Ali Azhdarinia: “A Radiolabeled Peptide-Drug Conjugate that Targets Somatostatin Receptor-Expressing Tumors
  • Michael Czachowski: “Mucociliary Imaging in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease”

2016

  • Arjun Sharma: "Correlation of Perfusion Lung Imaging with Clinical Outcome of Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy"
  • Sina Tavakoli: "Improved Characterization of Macrophage Polarization States by the Combined Assessment of Glucose and Glutamine Metabolism"
  • Chiayi Ni: "99m-Technectium Pyrophosphate SPECT Scanning in Detecting Transthyretin-Related Cardiac Amyloidosis"

ACNM Annual Meeting Award Recipients

2021

  • Susan Shafiei: "Different Dose Strategies for Radioiodine Therapy of Patients with Graves’ disease, A Clinical Trial"
  • Golmehr Sistani: "The Efficacy of 177Lu-Dotatate Induction and Maintenance Therapy in the Treatment of Various Types of Neuroendocrine Tumours with Variable Dose: Phase II Registry Study"

2020

  • Katherine Zukotynski: “The Use of Random Forests to Identify Brain Regions on Amyloid and FDG PET Associated with MoCA Score"
  • Darren Veach: “A Non-Human Primate (NHP) Model for Pre-Clinical Testing of DOTA-Radiohaptens: A Key Component of “Curative” Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy (PRIT)"

2019

  • Justin G. Peacock: “Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Biliary Symptoms Undergoing Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy with the Cholecystagogues Sincalide and Ensureplus”
  • David T. Wymer: “Importance of Nuclear Imaging in Transthyretin Amyloidosis of the Heart: Discordant Relationship Between Degree of Technetium-99m-PYP Uptake and Diastolic Dysfunction Measured by Echocardiography”

2018

  • Aaron Gish: “Role of Percutaneous Cholecystostomy in treatment of patients with Acute Cholecystitis”
  • Pouya Aghajafari: “Correlative Imaging in Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed Using Nuclear Medicine Bleeding Scan, Computed Tomography and Angiography”

2017

  • Esther Choi: “Comparison Between Medium-Energy and Low-Energy Collimators for I-123 Thyroid Scans”
  • Sana Hava: “Does the Lasix Dose in Adult Diuretic Renography Matter?”

2016

  • Farhan Chaudhry: "Molecular Imaging of Apoptosis in Atherosclerosis: Changing the Focus from Phosphatidylserine to Phosphatidylethanolamine"
  • Eric Nguyen: "Prior Seed Localization in Breast Cancer is Associated with Reduced Frequency of Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Visualization"