PIDSC Young Investigator Award

SNMMI symposium and competition, in association with the 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 ERF PIDSC 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: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200


2019 PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners

1st place: Varsha Viswanath - "Lesion detectability in long axial field of view TOF PET scanners"

2nd place: Kuang Gong - "Attenuation Correction of PET/MR Using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Network"

3rd place: Joyce van Sluis - "Performance characteristics and quantitative clinical evaluation of the digital Siemens biography Vision PET/CT"

Honorable Mention: Martin Lyngby Lassen

Honorable Mention: Jing Wu

Honorable Mention: Hui LIu

Honorable Mention: Bao Yang



Past PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners