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Award Recipients


SSR Paper Winners


Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD  

"Cost-effectiveness of MRI Versus Ultrasound for the Detection of Full-thickness Rotator Cuff Tears"

Selected for presentation at RSNA    



Christopher J. Hanrahan, MD, PhD

"Temporal Evolution of MRI Findings after Rotator Cuff Repair"

Selected for presentation at ISS                                       

John Symanski, MD 

"Diagnosis of Superior Glenoid Labral Tears Using MRI and MRA:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" 

Selected for presentation at ISS


Kevin Johnson, MD

"Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound Characterization of the Vascularity of the Repaired Rotator Cuff"

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Naveen Subhas, MD

"A 5Minute Shoulder MRI: Is It Good Enough?"

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Stephanie A. Bernard, MD

"Cartilage Cap Thickness Measurement on T2-Weighted MR Imaging and the Risk of Secondary Chondrosarcoma in Osteochondromas"

Selected for presentation at ISS


Mary Kristin Jesse, MD 

"Radiculopathy Following Vertebral Body Compression Fracture: Is There a Role for Percutaneous Cement Augmentation?"

Selected for presentation at ISS


Kelley W. Marshall, MD

"Osteochondral Lesions of the Lateral Trochlea in the Pediatric Athlete with Elbow Pain"

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD

"Rotator Cuff Tear Shape Characterization: A Comparison of 2D Imaging and 3D MR Reconstruction"

Selected for presentation at ISS



Adam Zoga, MD

"The Sports Hernia: What Is It? How Do I image It? What Are Its Confounders?"

Selected for presentation at ISS

Ken Lee, MD

"Ultrasound-guided Treatment for Refractory Plantar Fasciopathy: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Standard of Care Corticosteroid Injections"

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Tal Laor, MD

"The Effect of Childhood Growth on the Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments"

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Lawrence White, MD

"Femoroacetabular Impingement: Accuracy of Non-Arthrographic 3T MR Imaging in Evaluation of Intra-Articular Pathology of the Hip"

Selected for presentation at RSNA



Eric T. Chou, MD

"Bifurcated Distal Biceps Brachii Tendon: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearances and Prevalence"

Selected for presentation at ISS

Mary Kristin Jesse, MD

"3D Morphologic Assessment of Normal and Abnormal Si Joints and the Potential Implications in the Development of Pain Syndrome"

Selected for presentation at ISS

Lawrence M. White, MD

"Direct MR Arthrographic Assessment of Recurrent Symptoms Post Shoulder Instability Repair: Correlation with Second Look Surgical Evaluations in 40 Patients"

Selected for presentation at RSNA



Lien Senchak, MD

"Imaging of Osteoblastoma of the Appendicular Skeleton with Pathologic Correlation"

Selected for presentation at ISS


Steven S. Gerguis, MD

"Review of the Secondary Signs of Femoracetabular Impingement and Correlation with the Head-neck Angle Measured on the Frog-leg Lateral View"

Selected for presentation at ISS


Mary Kristin Jesse

"Morphology of Endplate Cement Extravasation Can Predict Ajdacent Level Fracture in Osteoporotic Patients Undergoing Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty"

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Suzanne E. Anderson, BMed

"Computer-assisted Software for Accurate Determination of Acetabular Coverage with Conventional Radiography"


Meredith Hayes, MD

"Phosphaturic Mesenchymal Tumors: Imaging Features of a Rare Entity with Clinicopathologic Correlation"

Selected for presentation at ISS



Mihra Taljanovic, MD, MS

"Bone Marrow Edema in Hip Osteoarthritis: Quantitative Assessment with MRI and Correlation with Clinical Exam, Radiographic Findings and Histopathology"


Srinivasan Harish, FRCPC

"MRI of the Spine and Sacroiliac Joints for Spondyloarthropathy: Influence on Clinical Diagnostic Confidence and Patient Management"

Selected for presentation at RSNA



Joseph R. DeMartini, MD

"Effects of MR Gradient Coil-Induced Vibration Artifacts and Inherent Pulse Sequence Imperfections on Phase"


Tal Laor, MD

"Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans (JOCD): Is It a Growth Disturbance of the Secondary Physis of the Epiphysis?"

Selected for presentation at ISS



Derek R. Armfield, MD

"MRI of Posterior Medial Meniscal Root Avulsion"

Donna Blankenbaker, MD

“MR Arthrographic Appearance of the Post-Operative Acetabular Labrum”

Selected for presentation at RSNA


Patrick T. Liu, MD

"Improved Imaging of Osteoid Osteoma with Dynamic Gadolinium-enhanced MRI"



Maxime Freire, MD

“MR Evaluation of Repair Tissue in Osteochondral Defects Following Treatment with Acellular Scaffolds:  High Resolution MR-Histological Correlation in a Goat Model”

Selected for presentation at ISS



Timothy G. Sanders, MD

"MRI at Different Time Intervals following Hamstring Harvest for ACL Reconstruction"

Peter MacMahon, MD

"Injectable Corticosteroid Preparations:  An Embolic Risk Assessment by Static and Dynamic Microscopic Analysis"

Selected for presentation at RSNA





SSR Excellence Award

Luke Scalcione, MD
“Hallux Valgus: Spectrum of Imaging, Surgical Procedures, and Complications”



Luis Beltran, MD; Jason Mayo, MD; Jenny Bencardino, MD; Zehava Rosenberg, MD; Luis Neto Pecci, MD; Maria Diaz de Tuesta, MD; Olga Ruiz, MD
“Diagnostic Evaluation of Hip Dysplasia in Young Adult - Emphasis on Cross-sectional Imaging”





Patrick T. Liu Innovation In Research Award


Micah Cohen, MD 
"X-ray and MRI of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis. Review of Pathologically Proven Surgically Treated Cases: MRI Shows Better but What Does It Mean?"



Douglas P. Beall, MD

"Tissue Distribution of Clonidine Following Intraforaminal Implantation of Biodegradablepellets: Potential Alternative to Epidural Steroid for Radiculopathy"


Robert Boutin, MD 
"CT of Hip Fracture Patients: Can Muscle Size & Attenuation Predict Clinical Outcomes?"   



Joshua M. Polster, MD
“Single Energy Post-Processing Technique for Bone Marrow Imaging on CT"



David Melville, MD 
"Diffusion Tensor MR Imaging of Quadriceps Musculature In The Setting of Clinical Fragility Syndrome"   


FIRST EVER: Patrick T. Liu Innovation in Research Award Recipient

Kenneth Lee, MD
"Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylosis Using Hyperosmolar Dextrose Solution: Can Acoustoelastography Monitor Tissue Healing?"


Joshua M. Polster, MD 
"Enhanced Detection of CT-Occult Bone Marrow Lesions In The Lumbar Spine Using Trabecular Suppression"




Gandikota Girish, MD
"Photo Acoustic Imaging of Joints"






SSR Seed Grant Research Award


Michael Fadell, MD

“Utilization of non-invasive MR imaging to differentiate between infectious and noninfectious fluid in septic arthritis”




Andrew B. Ross, MD; Kenneth S. Lee MD 

"Rapid MRI Protocol for the Evaluation of Potential Hip Fractures in the Elderly”







ACR Education Award 


Pardeep Athwal, MD; Megan K. Mills, MD;

Mark Mahan, MD; Kevin R. Moore, MD;

Barry G. Hansford, MD; Chrish J. Hanrahan,MD;

Anna K. McGow, MD; Sarah E. Stilwill, MD

"Traumatic and NonTraumatic Brachial Plexus Imaging: What the Practicing Radiologist Needs to Know



Kimia K Kani, MD

"MR Imaging of Soft Tissue Injuries of the Fingers”







Usman Anwer, MD;Corrie Yablon, MD

"A Sound Approach to Peripheral Neuropathies”


David Melville, MD

"Osteoarthritis of the Basal Joints of the Thumb: Imaging and Management”




 AIRP Award


Xue Susan Bai, MD; Alice S. Ha, MD;

Susan Ng, MS; Katelyn Nye, BS;

John M. Sabol, PhD 

"Not Your Grandma’s X-ray: Utility of Advanced Reconstruction and Visualization Methods for Digital Tomosynthesis of Bone and Joint Pathology


Shefali Kothary, MD 

"Imaging Spectrum of Pectoralis Tears”                                                                                                               






Barrett Luce, MD; Michael Fox, MD;

David Diduch, MD

"Assessment of Femoral Trochlear Morphology on Cross SectionalImaging: Comparing the Dejour Classification and Quantitative Measurements in Patients Later Treated with Deepening Trochleoplasty”




Young Investigator Award


Timothy Dickson, MD

"Clinical Findings and Imaging Appearances of Angiomyomas"



Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD
“Correlation of MIR with Arthroscopy for the Diagnosis of Subscapularis Tendon Tears”

Jennifer L. Favinger, MD

"Soft Tissue Sarcoma Response to Two Cycles of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: a Multi-Therapy Analysis of MRI Findings and Agreement Between RECIST Criteria and SUVmax"


Meera Raghavan, MD, BS
“Radiomics of Soft Tissue Sarcoma-Comuter-Aided Image Analysis and Characterization of Tumor Heterogeneity”

Corey Ho, MD

"Temporal Assessment of the Ligamentization Process of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Utilizing a Nevel Ultrashort T2* Sequence (UTE)"

 Michael Rantiolu Aro, MD

“Anatomic Variations of Femoral Nerves on High Resolution 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Neurography and Their Relation to Abnormal Nerve and Muscle Imaging Findings”


O. Kenechi Nwawka, MD

"Ultrasound for Brachial Plexopathy: Prospective Correlation to MRI, EMG, and Surgical and Clinical Findings"


Bethany Casagranda, DO
“Coronal Oblique Imaging of the Knee: Can It Increase Radiologists’ Confidence in Diagnosing Posterior Root Meniscal Tears?”


William Walter, MD

"MRI Evaluation of Chopart Joint Injury in the Setting of Acute Ankle Injury"

Glenn Gaviola, MD
“Assessment of Fellowship Trainee Clinical Competency and Growth with an Objective Standardized Clinical Examination Within the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program: Initial Experience”


Neil Kumar, MD

"Quantitative Chemical Shift Imaging with In-Phase and Opposed-Phase Sequences at 3T: What is the Optimal Threshold and Measurement Method for Characterizing Marrow Signal Abnormalities?"


Jonelle Petscavage, MD, MPH
“Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings of Adverse Reactions to Metallic Debris (Armd) of Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Replacements”


Connie Y. Chang, MD

“Quantitative CT Density Evaluation of Osseous Metastases Following Chemotherapy”


Naveen Subhas, MD
“Metal Artifact Reduction Using a Monoenergetic Dual Energy CT Technique”

Erin FitzGerald Alaia, MD

“Imaging Features on Ibalance, New High Tibial Osteotomy: What the Radiologist Needs to Know”



Avneesh Chhabra, MD
“High Resolution 3T MR Neurography in Sciatic Neuropathy”

Elisabeth Garwood, MD

“Clinical Utility of Shoulder Imaging in the Outpatient Setting: A Pilot Study”


Kenneth Lee, MD
“Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylosis Using Hyperosmolar Dextrose Solution: Can Acoustoelastography Monitor Tissue Healing?”

Tony Wong, MD

“Utility of 3D Print Models for PreOperative Planning in Femoroacetabular Impingement”

Brian Petersen, MD

“Injury of the Soleus Muscle Origin – Mimicker of Posterolateral Corner Injury in ACL Tears?”

“Prevalence of Intraforaminal Vertebral Artery Loops”



Shivani Ahlawat, MD
"Traumatic Neuromas: Common MRI Features"

Andres Rahal, MD, PhD
“Ultrasound in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Perform a Hand and Wrist Ultrasound Examination and Common Imaging Findings”

“Shoulder Glenoid Version on CT Scan: Using a Plane Axial to the Scapula is Critical for a Precise Measurement”


Kimia K Kani, MD 
"Concepts of Operative Treatment in Scapholunate Instability: An Imaging Perspective"

Andrew Zbojniewicz, MD
“Focal Periphyseal Edema (FOPE): A Potentially Painful Manifestation of Physeal Fusion?”


Lauren M. Ladd, MD
"Quantitative and Qualitative Comparison of 3.0T Versus 1.5T Wrap Imaging of Hip Prostheses"

 Humberto G. Rosas, MD

“Acoustoelastography of the Achilles Tendon: A Pilot Study Evaluating a New Noninvasive Ultrasound Technique to Determine the Tensile Properties of the Achilles Tendon in Both the Normal and Pathologic States”


Daniel Siegal, MD

"Sonographic Evaluation of the Distal Biceps Tendon: Accuracy and Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Partial Thickness Tears"



Andrew Wilmot, MD

"Subchondral Insufficiency Fracture of the Knee: Revising the Epidemiology and Soft Tissue Edema Pattern"




Luis Beltran, MD
“Anatomy, Diagnostic Pitfalls and Variants of the Shoulder Joint in Abduction and External Rotation MR Arthrography”



Shadpour Demehri, MD
“Accuracy of Conventional and Functional MRI in Diagnosing Indeterminate Peripheral Nerve Sheath"



Alice Ha, MD
“Digital Tomosynthesis to Detect Bone Healing: Comparison to Radiography and Computed Tomography"



Kaushal Mehta, MD
“Superolateral Hoffa’s Fat Pad Edema in Collegiate Volleyball Players"