ARRS 2016 Annual Meeting Highlights Award-Winning Electronic Exhibits

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Gold Winning Exhibit Submitted by Team from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona

More than 500 electronic exhibits representing 13 radiology sub-specialties are on display this week at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

Top electronic exhibits are selected based on a peer-review process that honors cutting-edge, thought-provoking submissions. This year’s top winners are:

GOLD – (Chest Imaging) Benign Disorders Simulating Thoracic Malignancies submitted by M. Sugi, P. Panse, K. Cummings, E. Jensen, C. Jokerst, and M. Gotway, of the Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. The study found that radiologists will improve their ability to diagnose patients with chest malignancies if they have a better understanding of situations in which benign thoracic conditions resemble malignancies, and have an awareness of features that differentiate the two.

SILVER – (Musculoskeletal Imaging) Anatomy and Imaging of Ankle Nerve Entrapment by Y. Chadha, A. Bahel, B. Huang, T. Hughes, and E. Fliszar, of the University of California San Diego, San Diego. The study said that a thorough understanding of the major nerves around the ankle would benefit radiologists evaluating for nerve entrapment using an ultrasound and MRI.

SILVER – (Efficacy, Education, Administration, Informatics) B-Flow Imaging: Advantages and Applications by C. Smith, N. Kim, A. Peralta, and A. Levy, of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. B-flow imaging is a relatively new method of vascular ultrasound with promising applications to complement color Doppler ultrasound. The imaging incorporates technology that allows direct visualization of intravascular echoes in real-time gray-scale imaging and overcomes many of the limitations of color Doppler ultrasound.

SILVER – (Neuroradiology) Imaging of Microcephaly by D. Samardzic, P. Devgun, V. Mittal, and S. Kanekar, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. Understanding the underlying cause of microcephaly is a daunting task that frequently requires a team approach, as noted by radiologists who studied a series of hallmark images to help improve diagnoses.

All electronic exhibits may be viewed by visiting ARRS’s website at and clicking on the Education tab.


Founded in 1900, ARRS is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States, and is an international forum for progress in radiology. The Society's mission is to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology. ARRS achieves its mission through an annual scientific and educational meeting, publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and InPractice magazine, topical symposia and webinars, and print and online educational materials. ARRS is located in Leesburg, VA.

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