Past Recipients PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners
1st Place – Yihuan Lu - "Data-driven motion detection and event-by-event correction for brain PET."
2nd Place –Jeffrey P. Schmall - "Deep learning based attenuation correction for whole-body PET studies."
3rd Place – Jason M. Bini - "PET Imaging of Pancreatic β-Cell Mass with 11C-(+)-PHNO: Determination of the appropriate approach for quantitative analysis."
Honorable Mention: Bao Yang - "Brain PET dose reduction using a shallow artificial neural network."
Honorable Mention: Alvin Ihsani - "A Novel Penalized Joint Image Reconstruction Method for Tau-PET Imaging."
Honorable Mention: Donhwl Hwang - "Deep learning-based attenuation correction for whole-body PET studies."
Honorable Mention: Saeed Ashrafinia - "Application of Texture and Radiomics Analysis to Clinical Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Imaging."
Honorable Mention: Jun Yeon Won - "Development and initial results of a prototype brain PET scanner using a time-based digitizer and an FPGA-based real-time coincidence processor."
1st Place – Emilie Gaudin - "Initial results of a truly pixelated APD-based PET scanner for high-resolution preclinical imaging."
2nd Place –Tao Feng- "Improved Image Quality with Locally Adaptive Gating in 4D PET Image Reconstruction."
3rd Place – Tiantian Li - "Software for 3D Personalized Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Dosimetry."
Honorable Mention: David FC Hsu - "Abstract Title: Studies of a Next Generation Silicon-Photomultiplier-Based Time-of-Flight PET/CT System."
Honorable Mention: Andrew Groll - "Abstract Title: Ultrahigh Resolution Coplanar PET Imaging of Microfluidic Devices for Synthesizing PET Radiopharmaceuticals."
Honorable Mention: Joseph G. Meier - "Abstract Title: Impact of elastic motion correction on quantitation and image quality of whole-body PET/CT."
Honorable Mention: Bao Yang - "Abstract Title: Artificial neural network based regularization for brain PET image reconstruction."
1st Place – Sandra Van Der Velden - "Simultaneous fluoroscopy and nuclear imaging: Impact of collimator choice on nuclear image quality."
2nd Place – Catriona Wimberly- "Optimisation of quantification for 18F-DPA-714 in the healthy human."
3rd Place – Srilalan Krishnamoorthy- "Proton beam range verification with a dedicated in-situ partial-ring time-of-flight PET scanner."
Honorable Mention - Qian Wang - “A Systematic Evaluation of 18F Positron Imaging Using Radioluminescence Microscopy by Computational Simulation”
Honorable Mention - Elena Maria Zannoni - "Design Study for MRC-SPECT-II: A new generation of MR-Compatible SPECT System bioinspired by superposition compound eyes for ultrahigh resolution SPECT Imaging."
Honorable Mention - Wentao Zhu- "Ultra-Low dose brain FDG PET imaging with an iterative all-TOF MLAA algorithm."
Honorable Mention - Wentao Zhu - "Accurate quantification for delayed FDG PET/CT imaging without secondary CT exposure."
1st Place – Chen-Ming Chang - "Preliminary PET performance evaluation of an RF field-penetrable brain-sized PET insert for simultaneous PET/MR imaging"
2nd Place – Nicholas Guehl - A combined PET-fMRI model for mapping neurotransmission: simulation and initial demonstration"
3rd Place – Richard Manber - "MR Image-based PET Respiratory Motion Correction in PET/MR"
Honorable Mention - Hyun Joon An - "Quantitative evaluation of improved MR-based attenuation correction for brain PET/MRI studies"
Honorable Mention - Vikram Adhikarla - "Modeling of [11C]MeNET binding to the norepinephrine transporter (NET) in healthy humans"
Honorable Mention - Jonathan George - "Evaluation of X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography for Real-time Assessment of Photodynamic Therapy Effect"
Honorable Mention - Andrew Groll - "Evaluation of Hybrid Pixel-Waveform (HPWF) CdTe and CZT Detectors for Sub-500 µm Resolution PET Imaging for Mouse Brain Studies"
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
1st Place – Moses Wilks – "Quantitative in vivo imaging of slowly diffusing radiotracers"
2nd Place – Joyita Dutta – "Respiratory motion compensated pulmonary imaging using simultaneous PET-MR"
3rd Place – Hao Li – "Direct MAP estimation of attenuation sinogram using TOF PET emission data"
Honorable Mention - Guen Bae Ko – "New high performance SiPM PET insert to 9.4-T MR scanner for simultaneous PET/MRI studies"
Honorable Mention - Jongmin Cho – "Proton beam range verification using PET: Comparison of polycarbonate and copper activation"
Honorable Mention - Chuan Huang – "Real-time 3D motion tracking using MR micro-coils for PET imaging"
Honorable Mention - Matteo Tonietto – "Plasma metabolite correction: Improvements of current parent plasma models"
1st Place – Yoann Petibon– "MR-based motion compensation in simultaneous cardiac PET-MR "
2nd Place – Mattijs Elschot– "Quantitative comparison of PET and SPECT for imaging the yttrium-90 microsphere distribution after liver radioembolization"
3rd Place – Si Chen– "Four-dimensional PET image reconstruction with respiratory and cardiac motion compensation from list-mode data"
Honorable Mention - Chung Chan– "Improved image reconstruction for dedicated cardiac SPECT with truncated projections"
Honorable Mention - Arda Konik – "Comparison of three different methods of acquiring attenuation maps for SPECT in the presence of respiratory motion"
Honorable Mention - Ida A. Nissen – "Impact of partial volume corrections on quantitative brain PET studies"
Honorable Mention - Mike Sattarivand– "Symmetric geometric transfer matrix partial volume correction for PET imaging"