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


2021 PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners

First Place

Radiomic decision maps reveal patterns discriminating between glioma progression and radiation-induced necrosis in static and dual time [18F]-FDOPA PET

First author: Thibault Escobar

Second Place

High Resolution TOF-DOI Prism-PET Brain Scanner: Experimental Results From The First Prototype Scanner

First author: Xinjie Zeng

Third Place

DuDoSS: Deep-Learning-Based Dual-Domain Sinogram Synthesis from Sparsely Sampled Projections of Cardiac SPECT

First author: Xiongchao Chen


Past PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners