2005 ACNM Resident Abstract Awards

The ACNP would like to congratulate the winners of the ACNP travel grants and Best Essay awards, which were awarded to individuals who presented abstracts at the 2005 ACNP Annual Meeting (January 15-19, 2005, San Diego, CA).

ACNP 2005 Abstract Award Winners
(Left to right: Simin Dadparvar, MD, Shyam Mohan Srinivas, MD, Ayse Mavi, MD, Gunsel Acikgoz, MD, Sankaran Shrikanthan, MD, and Thomas F. Heston, MD.)

Winners of $750.00 Travel Grants:

1. (Best Oral Presentation) 
"Dual Time Point Imaging: An Effective Method for Improving the Detection Rate of 18FDG PET Imaging in Primary Breast Cancer." 
Ayse Mavi, MD, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

2. (Best Poster Presentation) 
"The Role of 18F-FDG PET Scan in the Patients Presenting with Neck Masses with Unknown Primary Tumor."
Gunsel Acikgoz, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Winners of $500.00 Best Essay Awards:

1. (Best Basic Science Award) 
"A New Imager for Performing Dedicated Breast Positron Emission Tomography (B-PET)" 
Shyam M. Srinivas, MD, Hospital of University of Pennsylvnia, Philadelphia, PA

2. "Transient Ischemic Dilatation May Not Be as Useful as Other Poststress to Rest Left Ventricular Volume Ratios in the Identification of Myocardial Ischemia." 
Thomas F. Heston, MD, Northwest Molecular Imaging, Kellogg, ID 

3. "FDG PET in Assessment of Disease Activity in Marginal Zone Lymphoma." 
Sankaran M. Shrikanthan, MD, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA