Siemens grants awards in preclinical imaging

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Siemens Healthcare has selected winners for the seventh annual preclinical image of the year awards for images from preclinical research at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Kyoto, Japan.

The “New Point of View” preclinical image of the year competition was open to anyone using a Siemens' preclinical scanner. The 2010 Siemens preclinical image of the year honorees are:

Inveon image of the year
Dual energy SPECT/CT amyloid imaging study: Jonathan Wall, PhD, Tina Richey, Emily Martin, Alan Stuckey and Stephen Kennel PhD, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.

Multimodality image of the year
Imaging HER-2 positive breast cancer with 64Cu: Donald Yapp, Cara Ferreira, Sarah Crisp, Brent Sutherland, Sylvia Ng, Martin Gleave, Corinne Bensimon, Paul Jurek and Gary Kiefer, British Columbia Cancer Agency and MDS Nordion in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Translational image of the year
Imaging the pancreatic beta-cell: Mai Lin, Michael Long, Dean Sherry, PhD, Orhan Öz, MD, PhD, Jung-mo Ahn, PhD and Xiankai Sun, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Best presented image of the year
Daffodil (Narcissus) imaging with FDG : Jonathan Wall, PhD, George Kabalka, PhD, Emily Martin, Tina Richey, Alan Stuckey and Stephen Kennel, PhD, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.

Honorable mentions:
  • Rat lung casts imaged by microCT: Anthony S. Wexler, PhD, University of California, Davis, Calif.
  • Time resolved tracer distribution in an embryonated chicken egg: Thomas Opfermann, PhD, of Hans Knoell Institute in Jena, Germany. 
  • PET/CT imaging of brain glucose metabolism in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Justin Drerup, Michael Long, Xiankai Sun, PhD and James A. Bibb, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
  • Feasibility of using more than one imaging biomarker with CT contrast in the Inveon system: Ornella Rimoldi, MD, Howard Parker, Willy Gsell, PhD and Magdy Khalil, PhD, Imperial College in London.