CaIC Young Investigator Award

SNMMI-sponsored symposium and competition, in association with the SNMMI Computer and Instrumentation Council, for the best scientific abstracts on computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine. The objectives of the award are to identify promising young investigators working in computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine. To be considered, submitting authors must check the designated box (Consider for YI award?) during their online abstract submissions for the SNMMI Annual Meeting.

Only abstracts submitted to categories within the Instrumentation & Data Analysis track will be considered for the Computer and Instrumentation Council Young Investigator Award Symposium.

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled or within five (5) years of a completed certified training program.
  • All former first prize winners are ineligible.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to one of the instrumentation & data analysis track.
  • All applicants must choose "Oral" as the Presentation Type.

Monetary prizes are offered for the above award in the following amounts:

  • 1st Prize: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $400
  • 3rd Prize: $300
  • Honorable Mention: $100


2014 CaIC Young Investigator Award Winners

1st Place – Guillem Pratx - "A novel radioluminescence microscope for imaging radiotracers at the single-cell level"
2nd Place – Dustin Osborne - Whole-body clinical dynamic imaging and Patlak modeling using continuous bed motion techniques"
3rd Place – Kuangyu Shi - "Hierarchical pharmacokinetic modeling for the analysis of dynamic F-18 FET PET/MR"

Honorable Mention -Mary Germino - "Generation of parametric images from time-of-flight 82Rb and 15O-water cardiac PET with ICA-derived input functions"
Honorable Mention - Will Hutchcroft - "Anatomical-image aided PET reconstruction by the kernel method"
Honorable Mention - Chuan Huang - "Fast tagged MR acquisition for PET motion correction in simultaneous cardiac PET-MR"
Honorable Mention - Auranuch Lorsakul - "A numerical observer for task-based assessment on kinetic parametric imaging

Past Recipients of the CaIC Young Investigator Award