Society Awards

The Gold Medal 

The Gold Medal of The Society for Pediatric Radiology is our most distinguished honor. The SPR Gold Medal is awarded to pediatric radiologists who have contributed greatly to the SPR and our subspecialty of pediatric radiology as a scientist, teacher, personal mentor and leader.

1988     Frederic N. Silverman, MD             
1989     John L. Gwinn, MD                 
1990     John F. Holt, MD                             
1991     John A. Kirkpatrick, Jr., MD   
1991     Bernard J. Reilly, MB, FRCP
1992     Edward B. Singleton, MD
1993     Hooshang Taybi, MD
1994     Walter E. Berdon, MD
1994     J. Scott Dunbar,  MD
1995     Guido Currarino, MD
1995     Derek Harwood-Nash, MD, DSc
1996     Andrew K. Poznanski, MD
1996     Beverly P. Wood, MD        
1997     N. Thorne Griscom, MD
1997     John F. O’Connor, MD
1998     William H. McAlister, MD
1999     E. Anthony Franken, MD
2000     Eric L. Effmann, MD
2001     Giulio J. D’Angio, MD
2002     David H. Baker, MD
2003     Brinton B. Gay, Jr., MD
2003     William H. Northway, Jr., MD
2004     Diane S. Babcock, MD
2004     Virgil R. Condon, MD
2005     Jerald P. Kuhn, MD
2005     Thomas L. Slovis, MD
2006     John C. Leonidas, MD
2006     Robert L. Lebowitz, MD
2007     Leonard E. Swischuk, MD
2008     Barry D. Fletcher, MD
2009     Charles A. Gooding, MD
2010     Janet L. Strife, MD
2011     Carol M. Rumack, MD
2012     Marilyn J. Goske, MD
2013     Stuart A. Royal, MD
2014     David C. Kushner, MD

Pioneer Honorees

Pioneer Honorees were first acknowledged in 1990 as a means to honor certain physicians who made special contributions to the early development of our specialty

1990                       John Caffey, MD
1991                       M.H. Wittenborg, MD
1992                       Edward B. Singleton, MD
1993                       Frederic N. Silverman, MD
1994                       John P. Dorst, MD
1995                       E.B.D. Neuhauser, MD
1996                       Edmund A. Franken, MD
1996                       Kazimierz Kozlowski, MD 
1996                       M. Arnold Lassrich, MD
1997                       Arnold Shkolnik, MD
1998                       Heidi B. Patriquin, MD
1998                       William H. Northway, Jr., MD
2000                       Jerald P. Kuhn, MD
2001                       Diane S. Babcock
2001                       Fred E. Avni, MD, PhD
2003                       Walter E. Berdon, MD
2004                       G.B. Clifton Harris, MD  
2005                       Rita L. Teele, MD
2006                       Robert L. Lebowitz, MD
2007                       Carol M. Rumack, MD
2008                       Paul S. Babyn, MD
2009                       Kenneth E. Fellows, MD
2010                       David K. Yousefzadeh, MD
2011                       Massoud Majd, MD
2012                       George S. Bissett, III, MD
2013                       Barry D. Fletcher, MD  
2014                       Diego Jaramillo, MD

Presidential Recognition Award

The Society bestows Presidential Recognition Awards on members or other individuals whose energy and creativity have made a significant impact on the work of the Society and its service to its members.

1999      David C. Kushner, MD
2000      Paul K. Kleinman, MD
2001      Neil Johnson, MD
2001      Christopher Johnson
2002      Jennifer K. Boylan
2002      Thomas L. Slovis, MD
2003      Danielle K.B. Boal, MD
2003      Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD
2004      Kenneth L. Mendelson, MD
2005      Taylor Chung, MD
2005      J. A. Gordon Culham, MD
2005      Shi-Joon Yoo, MD
2006      L. Christopher Foley, MD
2007      Donald P. Frush, MD
2008      Mary K. Martel, PhD
2008      Connie L. Mitchell, MA, RT(R)(CT)
2008      Harvey L. Neiman, MD, FACR
2009      Karen S. Schmitt
2010      Richard A. Barth, MD
2011      Kimberly Applegate, MD, FACR
2011      Keith Strauss, MS, FACR
2012      David C. Kushner, MD, FACR
              Stuart A. Royal, MD, FACR
2013      Alan E. Schlesinger, MD
2014      Richard Benator, MD

Honorary Members 

Since 1998, the Society extends Honorary membership to individuals outside of North American pediatric radiology who have made outstanding contributions to the care of children.

1985       Jacques Sauvegrain, MD
1987       Bryan J. Cremin, MD
1987       Ole A. Eklof, MD
1987       Clement C. Faure, MD 
1987       Andres Giedion, MD
1987       Denis Lallemand, MD 
1987       Arnold Lassrich, MD 
1987       Ulf G. Rudhe, MD
1998       Frederic N. Silverman, MD
1989       John L. Gwinn, MD
1990       John F. Holt, MD 
1990       Richard G. Lester, MD
1991       Gabriel L. Kalifa, MD
1991       Javier Lucaya, MD
1991       John P. Masel, MD
1991       Noemi Perlmutter-Cremer, MD
1991       Hans G. Ringertz, MD
1991       John A. Kirkpatrick, Jr., MD
1991       Bernard J. Reilly, MB, FRCP(C)
1992       Edward B. Singleton, MD
1992       Donald R. Kirks, MD
1992       Beverly P. Wood, MD
1993       Hooshang Taybi, MD
1992       Walter E. Berdon, MD
1994       Marie A. Capitanio, MD
1994       Edmund A. Franken, Jr., MD
1994       John C. Leonidas, MD
1994       William H. McAlister, MD
1994       Andrew K. Poznanski, MD
1994       J. Scott Dunbar, MD
1995       David H. Baker, MD
1995       Derek C. Harwood-Nash, MD, DSc
1995       N. Thorne Griscom, MD
1995       Guido Currarino, MD
1996       Francis O. Brunelle, MD
1996       Lloyd L. Morris, MD
1996       Heidi B. Patriquin, MD
1997       John F. O’Connor, MD
1997       Theodore E. Keats, MD
1998       Rita L. Teele, MD
1998       H. Ted Harcke, MD
1999       J. Bruce Beckwith, MD
2000       Joseph Volpe, MD
1999       J. Bruce Beckwith, MD
2000       Joseph Volpe, MD
2001       Ulrich V. Willi, MD
2001       Henrique M. Lederman, MD
2001       Mutsuhisa Fujioka, MD
2002       Eric J. Hall, DSc, FACR, FRCR
2002       Walter Huda, PhD
2003       Michael R. Harrison, MD
2004       Lee F. Rogers, MD
2005       Carden Johnston, MD, FAAP, FRCP
2006       Alan B. Retik, MD
2007       Robert R. Hattery, MD
2008       Prof. Hassen A. Gharbi
2009       Dolores Bustelo, MD
2009       Pedro A. Daltro, MD
2009       Cristian Garcia, MD
2009       Antonio Soares de Souza, MD
2010       Stephen Chapman, MD
2011       Catherine Owens, MBBS
2011       Madan M. Rehani, PhD
2012       Harvey Neiman, MD, FACR
2013       Savvas Andronikou, MD
              Karen Schmitt
2014       Timothy Cain, MBBS

2006               Corning Benton, Jr., MD
2007               Michael P. D'Alessandro, MD
2007               Janet R. Reid, MD
2008               Dorothy I. Bulas, MD
2009               Lane F. Donnelly, MD

 

 

 


2010               Wilbur L. Smith, Jr., MD
2011               Ralph S. Lachman, MD, FACR
2012               Alan Daneman, MD
2013               Lisa H. Lowe, MD
2014               Robert H. Cleveland, MD

John Caffey Award Papers (1969-1998)

1969 Pneumonia of Atypical Measles: Residual Nodular Lesions. Young LW, Smith DI, Glasgow LA.

1970 Plain Skull Roentgenograms in Children with Head Trauma. Roberts F, Shopfner CE.

1971 Vascular Thromboembolism Complicating Umbilical Artery Catheterization. Williams HJ, Jarvis CW, Neal WA, Reynolds JW.

1972 Hydrometrocolpos in Infancy. Reed MH, Griscom NT.

1973 Various Radionuclide Patterns of Cerebral Inflammation in Infants and Children. Gilday DL.

1974 The Tethered Filum. Fitz CR, Harwood-Nash DC.

1975 B-Mode Ultrasound and the Nonvisualizing Kidney in Pediatrics. Shkolnik A.

1976 The Pediatric Tracheostomy: Roentgen Signs of Normal Healing and Complications-The Value of Xerography. Scott JR, Kramer SS.

1977 A Prospective Study of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Premature Newborns Using Computed Tomography. Burstein J, Papile L, Burstein R.

1978 Chemotherapy-Induced Inhibition of Compensatory Renal Growth in the Immature Mouse. Moskowitz PS, Donaldson SS.

1979 Lithiasis Due to Interruption of the Enterohepatic Circulation of Bile Salts. Kirks DR.

1980 Cranial Ultrasound Findings in Patients with Meningomyelocele. Babcock DS, Han BK.

1981 Effect of Contrast Agents in the Lungs of Animals. McAlister WH, Siegel MJ, Shackelford GD, Glasier CH, Askin FB.

1982 Real-Time Ultrasonographic Detection of Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children. Kessler RM, Altman DH.

1983 Ultrasonic Evaluation of Caudal Spine Anomalies in Children. Naidich TP, Fernbach SK, McLone DG, Shkolnik A.

1984 Experimental Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Clinical Radiographic, and Pathologic Features, Goske MJ, Morin FC, Eskin TA.

1985 The Metaphyseal Lesion in Abused Infants: A Radiologic?Histopathologic Study. Kleinman PK, Marks SC, Blackbourne BD.

1986 Magnetic Resonance Appearance of Blood and Blood Products. Cohen MD, Smith JA, Cory DA.

1987 Intussusception Reduction by Rectal Insufflation of Air. Gu L, Alton DJ, Daneman A, Stringer DA, Liu P, Wilmot DM, Reilly BJ.

1988 MR Imaging Determination of the Location of the Conus Medullaris in Normal Children and in Children with Tethered Cord Syndrome. Wilson DA, Prince JR.

1989 Early Avascular Necrosis: MRI and Histological Examination in an Animal Model. Brody AS, Strong M, Babikian G, Seidel FG, Kuhn JP.

1990 Determination of Functional Residual Capacity from Digital Radiography in an Animal Model of the Neonatal Chest. White KS, Muelenaer AA, Beam CA, Effmann EL.

1991 Juvenile Colonic Perforation: Experimental Results and Clinical Applications. Shiels II WE, Keller GL, Ryckman FR, Daugherty CC, Specker BL, Kirks DR, Summa DW.

1992 Pulmonary oxygen toxicity: Experimental assessment of capillary leakiness using contrast-enhanced MRI. Brasch RC, Berthezene Y, Vexler V, Shames DM, Jerome H, Clément O, Mühler AR, Kuwatsuru R.

1993 High Resolution CT Assessment of Bronchoconstriction: Differential Effects of Methacholine and Histamine. Kramer SS, Hoffman EA, Amirav I.

1994 Inhibition of Neutrophil Phagocytosis by Barium Sulfate. Hernanz-Schulman M, Hakim RM, Schulman G, Vanholder R.

1995 Evaluation of Perfusion of the Normal and Ischemic Cartilaginous Epiphysis by Using Gadolinium-enhanced MR Imaging. Jaramillo D, Shapiro F, Villegas OL, Mulkern RV, Doty D, Dwek J.

1996 The Detection of Pulmonary Metastases with Pathological Correlation: Effect of Breathing on the Accuracy of Spiral CT. Coakley FV, Cohen MD, Waters D, Davis MM.

1997 MR Imaging Microvessel Permeability Correlates with Pathologic Tumor Grade. Brasch RC, Daldrup HE, Shames DM, Rosenau W, Okuhata Y, Wendland, MF.

1998 Imaging Acute Heart and Lung Transplant Rejection in Rats By Using Tc-99m -radiolabeled Annexin V. Blankenberg FG, Vriens, P, Robbins RC, Ohtusuki K, Tait JF, Strauss HW.

Caffey Award for Best Basic Science Paper (1999-present)

1999 Changes in Renal Blood Flow Depicted with Contrast-enhanced Harmonic Imaging During Acute Urinary Obstruction; Claudon, M, Barnewolt, CE, Taylor, GA, Dunning, PS, Gobet, R, MD; Badawy, A.

2000 Detection of Early Atherosclerosis with Radiolabeled Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 in Prediabetic Zucker Rats; Blankenberg FG, Tait, JF, Strauss, HW, Valentine HA.

2001 Computer-Simulated Radiation Dose Reduction For Pediatric Abdominal Helical CT, Frush, D, Slack,CC, Hollingsworth, CL, Bisset III,GS, Donnelly, LF, Hsieh,Jl

2002 Understanding the Functional Angiogenic Process in an Antigen-Induced Arthritis Model: Correlative BOLD MR Imaging (fMRI) of the Stages of Synovitis along the Time Course of the Disease; A. S. Doria, MD , Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, P.S. Babyn, MD, A. Crawley, PhD, M. Noseworthy, PhD, K. Pritzker, MD, R. B. Salter, MD, et al

2003 A Novel Method for Non-Viral Gene-Therapy: Transcatheter Hydrodynamic Delivery Using Isolated Liver as a Depot Organ In a Rabbit Model;   Kevin Baskin, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, Simon J. Eastman, PhD; Ronald K. Scheule, PhD; Bradley L. Hodges, PhD; Qiuming Chu, MS; Richard B. Towbin, MD

2004 Site-Specific Induction of Lymphatic Malformations in a Rat Model for Image-Guided Therapy; Robert F. Short, MS, Department of Radiology, Children's Radiological Institute, Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; William E. Shiels, DO; Thomas J. Sferra, MD; Katherine Nicol, MD; Minka Schofield, MD; Gregory Wiet, MD

2005 Quantitative Measurement of Microbubble Ultrasound Contrast Agent Flow To Assess the Efficacy of Angiogenesis Inhibitors In Vivo; Beth McCarville, MD, Dept of Rad Sciences, St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp, Memphis, TN; Christian Streck, MD; Chin-Shang Li, PhD; Andrew Davidoff, MD

2006 64Cu-Immuno-PET Imaging of Neuroblastoma with Bioengineered Anti-GD2 Antibodies; Stephan D Voss, MD, PhD, Radiology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Suzanne V Smith, PhD; Nadine M Di Bartolo, PhD; Lacey J McIntosh; Erika M Cyr; Ali A Bonab, PhD, et. al.

2007 MR Imaging of Adenocarcinomas with Folate-Receptor Targeted Contrast Agents; Heike E Daldrup-Link, MD, PhD, Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Zhen J Wang, MD; Reinhard Meier, MD; Claire Corot, PhD

2008 Evaluation of Quality Assurance Quality Control Phantom for Digital Neonatal Chest Projection Imaging; Steven Don, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

2009 Faster Pediatric MRI Via Compressed Sensing - Shreyas Vasanawala, Stanford University, Marcus Alley, Richard Barth, Brian Hargreaves, John Pauly, Michael Lustig

2010 Clinical Evaluation of Readout-Segmented-EPI for Diffusion-Weighted Imaging – Roland Bammer, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Samantha J Holdsworth, PhD;Stefan Skare, PhD; Kristen Yeom, MD; Patrick D Barnes, MD;
High-Resolution Motion-Corrected Diffusion-Tensor Imaging (DTI) in Infants – Stefan T Skare, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Samantha J Holdsworth, PhD; Kirsten Yeom, MD; Patrick D Barnes, MD; Roland Bammer, PhD;
3D SAP-EPI in Motion-Corrected Fast Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) – Roland Bammer, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Samantha J Holdsworth, PhD; Stefan Skare, PhD; Kristen Yeom, MD; Patrick D Barnes, MD;
T1-Weighted 3D SAP-EPI for Use in Pediatric Imaging – Roland Bammer, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Samantha J Holdsworth, PhD; Stefan Skare, PhD; Kristen Yeom, MD; Patrick D Barnes, MD

2011  An MR System for Imaging Neonates in the NICU, Jean Tkach, Randy Giaquinto, Wolfgang Loew, Ronald Pratt, Barret Daniels, Blaise Jones, Lane Donnelly, Charles Dumoulin, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2012  Advantages of a Nanoparticle Blood Pool Contrast Agent Over Conventional Intravascular Glomerular-Filtered Contrast Agents for Pulmonary Vascular Imaging; Ananth Annapragada, Texas Children's Hospital, R. Paul Guillerman, Eric Hoffman, David Kaczka, Ketan Ghaghada, Cristian Badea

2013  Psychometric Function: A Novel Statistical Analysis Approach to Optimize CT Dose: Steven Don, MD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO,Bruce Whiting, David Politte, Parinaz Massoumzadeh, Charles Hildebolt

2014 No longer a holiday: Improving the pediatric radiology elective for medical students and pediatric housestaff
Eddie Hyatt, Vanderbilt University, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Nashville, TN, Cody Penrod, Sudha Singh, Jayne Seekins, DO, Amy Fleming, Melissa Hilmes, MD

Caffey Award for Best Clinical Science or Education Paper (1999-present)

1999 - Triangular Cord Sign in Biliary Atresia: A Gold Standard for the Millennium? Tan Kendrick AP, Phua, KB, Subramaniam, R.

2000 - Cisterna Magna Thrombus and Subsequent Posthemorrhageic Hydrocephalus. Cramer BC, Walsh EA.

2001 - Aneurysmal Bone Cysts In Children: Percutaneous Sclerosing Therapy, An Alternative To Surgery.  Dubois J, Garel LA, Rypens FF, Grimard G, Isler, M, Mercier C

2002 - MR Imaging of Kidneys: Functional Evaluation Using F-15 Perfusion Imaging,  Grattan-Smith D, Jones RA; Little S, Perez M, Kirsch A

2003 - Differential Regurgitation in Branch Pulmonary Arteries after TOF Repair.  Yoo SJ, Kang IS, Redington A, Benson LN;  Macgowan CK; Valsangiacomo ER

2004 - Feasibility of a Free-Breathing SSFP Sequence for Dymanic Cardiac Imaging in Pediatric Patients.  Krishnamurthy, R, Muthupillai R, Vick G, Su J, Kovalchin J,  Chung T; Diagnostic Imaging, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

2005 - Evaluation of High Resolution Cervical Spine CT In 529 Cases of Pediatric Trauma: Value Versus Radiation Exposure. Shiran, D, Jimenez, R, Altman, D, DuBose, M, Lorenzo, R

2006 - Alterations in Regional O2 Saturation (StO2) and Capillary Blood Volume (HbT) with Brain Injuries and ECMO.  P Ellen Grant, MD, Pediatric Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; George Themelis; Kara Arvin, MD; Sonal Thaker; Kalpathy K Krishnamoorthy, MD; Maria Angela Franceschini, PhD

2007 - Evaluation of Single Functioning Kidneys Using MR Urography.  Damien Grattan-Smith, MBBS, Department of Radiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Richard Jones, PhD; Stephen Little, MD; Andrew Kirsch, MD; Adina Alazraki, MD

2008 - Evaluating the Effects of Childhood Lead Exposure with Proton MR Spectroscopy & Diffusion Tensor Imaging Neuroradiology; Kim M Cecil PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2009 - Improving Patient Safety:  Effects of a Safety Program on Performance and Culture in a Department of Radiology at a Children's Hospital - Lane Donnelly, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Julie Dickerson, Martha Goodfriend, Stephen Muething

2010 - Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans (JOCD): Is It a Growth Disturbance of the Secondary Physis of the Epiphysis? Tal Laor, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Eric J Wall, MD; Andrew M Zbojniewicz, MD

2011 - Quantitative Assessment of Blood Flow with 4D Phase-Contrast MRI and Autocalibrating Parallel Imaging Compressed Sensing, Albert Hsiao, Stanford University, Micheal Lustig, Marcus Alley, Mark Murphy, Shreyas Vasanawala

2012 - Multidetector CT Pulmonary Angiography in Children with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Thromboembolic Risk Factors and Implications for Appropriate Use; Edward Lee, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital, Boston, Sunny K. Tse, David Zurakowski , Victor M. Johnson, Tracy A. Donald, Phillip M. Boiselle

2013 - Prospective Comparison of MRI and Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis; Robert Orth, MD, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, R. Paul Guillerman, Prakash Masand, MD, Wei Zhang, George Bisset

2014 - Ultrasound-Derived Shear Wave Speed Correlates with Liver Fibrosis in Children; Jonathan Dillman, M.D., Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, Ethan Smith, Amer Heider, Nahid Keshavarzi, Jacob Bilhartz, Jonathan Rubin

Caffey Poster Awards

1994 Wilms Tumor: Unusual Manifestations. Navoy JF, Royal SA, Vaid YN, Mroczek EC.

1995 Evaluation of Suspected Air Trapping with Dynamic CT Densitometry. Johnson JL, Kramer SS, Mahboubi S.

1996 MR Imaging in the Diagnosis of Experimental Pyelonephritis in Piglets. Pennington, Lonergan GJ, Flack CE, Waguespack L, Jackson CB.

1997 Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children. Lowe LH, Vezina GL.

1998 Primary Immunodeficiencies: An Immunology Primer for Radiologists. Manson DE, Sikka BS, Cohen S, Reid B, Roifman CM.

1999 Retinoblastoma: US Findings with Pathologic Correlation Kaste, SC, Jenkins, III, JJ, Pratt, CB; Langston, JW, Haik, BG

2001 Mitochondrial Disorders Of Oxidative Phosphorylation In Children: Patterns Of Disease Palasis S, Grattan-Smith JD, Shoffner JM, Neish AS, Stewart S

2002 Volumetric Localization of Somatosensory Cortex in Children Using Synthetic Aperture Magnetrometry. Xiang J, MD, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada Chuang S., MD; Holowka S; Babyn P, Otsubo H, Sharma R

2003 Assessing the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Determining the Age of Closure of Growth Plates. Rajwani T, Huang EM, Secretan C, Bhargava R, Lambert R, Bagnall K

2004 Outstanding Basic Science Research Poster - Imaging of the Diaphragm in Neonates and Young Infants, with Special Emphasis on Diaphragmatic Motion. Epelman M, Navarro O, Miller S Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

2004 Outstanding Clinical Research Poster - The Spectrum of Renal Cystic Disease in Children. Restrepo R, Ranson M, Sookman J, Jacobson E, Daneman A, Fontalvo L, Department of Radiology, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL

2005 3D MRI and CT in the Evaluation of Congenital Anomalies of the Aortic Arch. Dehkharghani S, Olson K, Richardson, R

2006 Diffusion Weighted Imaging in Pediatric Neuroradiology: A Primer. Pallavi Sagar, MD, Pediatric Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; P Ellen Grant, MD

2006 Imaging of Suprarenal Fossa in Children: Radiological Approach and Clinico-Pathological Correlation. Kamlesh Kukreja, MD, Radiology, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL; Ricardo Restrepo, MD; Maria D’almeida, MD

2007 Neuroimaging of Nonaccidental Trauma: Pitfalls and Controversies. Lisa H Lowe, MD, Radiology, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO; Ruby E Obaldo, MD; Kristin A Fickenscher, MD; Irene Walsh, MD

2008 Estimation of Cumulative Effective Doses from Diagnostic and Interventional Radiological Examinations in Pediatric Oncology Patients. KE Thomas, BA Ahmed, P Shroff, B Connolly, A Lee Chong, C Gordon, The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto

2009 Case Report Multi-Modality Imaging Manifestations of the Meckel’s Diverticulum in Pediatric Patients.  Manish K Kotecha, MD, Richard D Bellah, MD, Andres H Pena, MD, Peter Mattei, MD

2009 Educational MR Urography: Functional Analysis – Made Simple!  Dmitry Khrichenko, BSc, Kassa Darge, MD, PhD

2009 Scientific MRI Findings in the Term Infant with Neonatal Seizures. An Etiologic Approach - Monica Rebollo Polo,Julie Hurteau-Miller, Eoghan Laffan, Hazar Tabban, Husein Naser, Khaldoun Koujok

2010 - Scientific  Dual Phase Intravenous Contrast Injection in Pediatric Body CT Erika Mann, MD, Hospital for Sick Children,Toronto, ON, CA, Amin Alzahrani; Nancy Padfield; Liane Farrell; Guila BenDavid; Karen Thomas, MD

2010 Educational  Hemangiomas Revisited: The Useful, the Unusual and the New Ricardo Restrepo, MD, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL, Rajaneeshankar Palani, MD; Umamahesh Matapathi, MD; Nolan Altman, MD; Luisa Cervantes, MD; Ana-Margarita Duarte, MD; Ibrahim Amjad, MD

2010 Case Report  MRI of Congenital Urethroperineal Fistula Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, MD, University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, Jonathan R Dillman, MD; Deepa Pai, MD; John M Park, MD; Michael A Dipietro, MD; Maria F Ladino Torres, MD

2011 Scientific Updated Estimated Radiation Dose for Pediatric Nuclear Medicine Studies, Frederick Grant, Children's Hospital, Boston, Laura Drubach, S. Ted Treves, Fred Fahey

2011 Educational Button Battery Ingestion in Children: What the Radiologist Must Know, Mariam Kappil, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cynthia Rigsby, Martha Saker, Emma Boylan

2011 Case Report MR Imaging Features of Fetal Mediastinal and Intrapericardial Teratomas, Eva Rubio, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, Beth Kline-Fath, Maria Calvo-Garcia, Carolina Guimaraes

2012 Case Report Neuroimaging in Hemiplegic Migraine: Cases and Review of the Literature, Nicholas V. Stence, Children's Hospital Colorado, Sita Kedia, John A. Maloney, Jennifer Armstrong-Wells, Timothy Bernard

2012 Educational  Primary and Secondary Amenorrhea in Pediatric Patients: From the Beginning to the End, Cesar Cortes, Miami Children's Hospital, Yanerys Ramos, Ricardo Restrepo, Alejandro Diaz, Lorena Sequeira, Edward Lee

2012 Scientific Prenatal Evaluation of Limb Body Wall Complex with Emphasis on MRI, Elisa Aguirre-Pascual, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Teresa Victoria, Ann Johnson, Nancy Chauvin, Beverly Coleman, Monica Epelman

2013 Case Report: Percutaneous trans-splenic embolization of Roux limb varices in children with chronic portal vein occlusion (PVO) post orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) Sheena Pimpalwar,MD, Texas Children’s Hospital- Interventional radiology, Houston, TX; Aparna Annam, Ponraj Chinnadurai, Alberto Hernandez

2013 Educational: MR imaging of coronary arteries in children: Case Based Teaching File
Roy Jacob, MD, Children’s Medical center, Dallas, TX; Shannon Blalock, Jeanne Dillenbeck

2013 Scientific Exhibit: TIE
Phantom Iterative Reconstruction Technique (PIRT)-a quantitative ALARA method to test iterative reconstructions effect on image quality and dose in the pediatric population Anne McLellan, DO, Medical, Radiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ; James Owen, MS, Robyn Augustyn, BSRT (R)(CT), John Egelhoff, DO, John Curran, MD Jeffrey Miller, MD, Richard Southard, MD William Pavlicek, PhD, Richard Towbin, MD

Morbidity associated with delayed treatment of cholelithiasis in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease Heather Imsande, MD, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

2014 Case Report:
Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound of Pediatric Abdominal Visceral Trauma: Initial Data; Beatrice Dionigi, Carol Barnewolt, Jill Zalieckas, David Mooney, Harriet Paltiel, MD, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2014 Educational Poster:  
The Pediatric Breast: What to do with Lumps and Bumps; Natalie Burns, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Habib Rahbar, Teresa Chapman

2014 Scientific Poster

Towards radiation dose reduction in MDCT with iterative reconstruction for the prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia: the minimum radiation dose required to evaluate the normal fetal bones?; Chihiro Tani, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan, Yoshinori Funama, Chikako Fujioka, Kazuo Awai

John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award

This award is given to the author of the best paper presented by a Resident or Fellow at the SPR meeting. Beginning in 1995, the award became known as the John A. Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award.

1993                       Philipp K. Lang, MD
1993                       Stephanie P. Ryan, MD
1994                       Sara O'Hara, MD
1995                       Philipp K. Lang, MD
1996                       Fergus V. Coakley, MB, FRCR
1997                       Ronald A. Alberico, MD
1998                       Laura J. Varich, MD
1999                       A. E. Ensley, BS
1999                       R.W. Sze, MD
2000                       S. H. Schneider, MD
2001                       Valerie L. Ward, MD
2002                       Ricardo Faingold, MD
2003                       Andrea Doria, MD
2004                       Nina M. Menezes, PhD 
2005                       Lena Naffaa, MD
2006                       Courtney Coursey, MD
2007                       Ashley J. Robinson, MB, ChB
2008                       Hee Kyung Kim
2009                       Conor Bogue, MD
2010                       Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD
2011                       Ethan A. Smith, MD
2012                       Saivivek Bogale, MD
2013                       Emma Raver, BA
2014                       Aarti Luhar, MD

The Walter E. Berdon/Thomas L. Slovis Awards

The Berdon award recognizes the best Clinical Research paper submitted to the journal of Pediatric Radiology in the year preceding the meeting. This award was established to honor Walter Berdon who served as the North American Editor of Pediatric Radiology for 30 years and who stepped down as editor on June 30, 2003.

The Slovis award recognizes the best Basic Scientific paper submitted to the journal of Pediatric Radiology in the year preceding the meeting. This award was established to honor Thomas Slovis who served as the North American Editor of Pediatric Radiology following Dr. Berdon and who stepped down as editor on December 31, 2012. 

2013

Best Clinical Paper (Walter Berdon Award) :
Punwani S, Cheung KK, Skipper N, Bell N, Bainbridge A, Taylor SA, Groves AM, Hain SF, Ben-Haim S, Shankar A, Daw S, Halligan S, Humphries PD. Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI improves accuracy for detecting focal splenic involvement in children and adolescents with Hodgkin disease. 

Best Basic Science Paper (Tom Slovis Award):
Hanquinet S, Rougemont AL, Courvoisier D, Rubbia-Brandt L, McLin V, Tempia M, Anooshiravani M. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for the non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis in children.

2012

Best Clinical Paper (Walter Berdon Award) :
Swanson JO, Vavilala MS, Wang J, et al. Association of initial CT findings with quality-of-life outcomes for traumatic brain injury in children

Best Basic Science Paper (Tom Slovis Award):
Tkach JA, Hillman NH, Jobe AH. An MRI system for imaging neonates in the NICU: initial feasibility study.

2011

Best Basic Science Paper
Castaneda RT, Boddington S, Henning TD, Wendland M, Mandrussow L, Liu S, Daldrup-Link H. Labeling Human Embryonic Stem-Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes for Tracking With MR Imaging

Best Clinical Research Paper
Schachar JL, Zampolin RL, Miller TS, Farinhas JM, Freeman K, Taragin BH. External Validation of the New Orleans Criteria (NOC), the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) and the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study II (NEXUS II) for CT Scanning in Pediatric Patients With Minor Head Injury in a Non-Trauma Center

2010

Best Basic Science Paper
Goo HW. "Initial Experience of Dual Energy Lung Perfusion CT Using a Dual Source CT System in Children."

Best Clinical Research Paper
Raissaki M, Perisinakis K, Damilakis J, Gourtsoyiannis N. "Eye-lens Bismuth Shielding in Pediatric Head CT: Artifact Evaluation and Reduction."

2009

Best Basic Science Paper
Helm, EJ; Silva, CT; Roberts, HC; Manson, D; Seed, MTM; Amaral, JG; Babyn, PS, “Computer-aided detection for the identification of pulmonary nodules in pediatric oncology patients: initial experience”

Best Clinical Research Paper
Saad, MB; Rohnean, A; Sigal-Cinqualbre, A; Adler, G; Paul, J-F, “Evaluation of image quality and radiation dose of thoracic and coronary dual-source CT in 110 infant with congenital heart disease”

2008

Best Basic Science Paper
Wang, ZJ, Boddington, S, Wendland, M, Meier, Reinhard, Corot, C, Daldrup-Link, H, “MR Imaging of Ovarian Tumors Using Folate-Receptor-Targeted Contrast Agents”

Best Clinical Research Paper
Hallowell, LM, Stewart, SE, de Amorim e Silva, CT, Ditchfield, MR, “Reviewing the Process of Preparing Children for MRI”

2007

Best Basic Science Paper
Maree GJ, Irving BJ, Hering ER, "Paediatric Dose Measurement in a Full-Body Digital Radiography Unit"

Best Clinical Research Paper
Silva CT, Daneman A, Navarro OM, Moore AM, Moineddin R, Gerstle JT, Mittal A, Brindle M, Epelman M, "Correlation of Sonographic Findings and Outcome in Necrotizing Enterocolitis"

2006

Best Basic Science Paper
Hyun Woo Goo, Dong Soo Suh, "The Influences of Tube Voltage and Scan Direction on Combined Tube Current Modulation: A Phantom Study"

Best Clinical Research Paper
I-Chen Tsai, Tain Lee, Yun-Ching Fu, Sheng-Lin Jan, Chung-Chi Wang, Yen Chang, Min-Chi Chen, "Using Multidetector-row CT in Neonates with Complex Congenital Heart Disease to Replace Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization for Anatomical Investigation: Initial Experiences in Technical and Clinical Feasibility"

2005

Best Basic Science Paper
Nield LE, Qi XL, Valsangiacomo ER, Macgowan CK, Wright GA, Hornberger LK, Yoo SJ, " In vivo MRI Measurement of Blood Oxygen Saturation in Children with Congenital Heart Disease"

Best Clinical Paper
Jones A, Granger S, Brambilla D, Gallagher D, Vichinsky E, Woods G, Berman B, Roach S, Nichols F, Adams RJ, "Can Peak Systolic Velocities be Used for Prediction of Stroke in Sickle Cell Anemia?"

2004

Best Basic Science Paper
Peng SSF, Lee WT, Wang YH, Huang KM, “Cerebral Diffusion Tensor Images in Children With Tuberous Sclerosis: A Preliminary Report"

Best Clinical Paper
Babyn PS, Chu WC, Tsou IYY, Wansaicheong GKL, Allen U, Britnun A, Chee TSG, Cheng FWT, Chiu MC, Fok TF, Hon EKL, Gahunia HK, Kaw GJL, Khong PL, Leung CW, Li AM, Manson D, Metreweli C, Ng PC, Read S, Stringer DA, “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Chest Radiographic Features in Children"

2003

Best Basic Science Paper
Xiang J, Holowka S, Sharma R, Hunjan A, Otsubo H, Chuang S, " Volumetric Localization of Somatosensory Cortex in Children Using Synthetic Aperture Magnetometry"

Best Clinical Paper
Grattan-Smith JD, Perez-Bayfield MR, Jones RA, Little S, Broecker B, Smith EA, Scherz HC, Kirsch AJ, "MR Imaging of Kidneys: Functional Evaluation Using F-15 Perfusion Imaging"

2002

Best Basic Science Paper
L Nield, X Qi, S Yoo, E R Valsangiacomo, L K Hornberger, G A Wright, "MRI-based blood oxygen saturation measurements in infants and children with congenital heart disease"

Best Clinical Paper
Lamer, S Dorgeret, AKhairouni, K Mazda, P Brillet, E Bacheville, J Bloch, G F Penneçot, M Hassan, G H Sebag, "Femoral head vascularisation in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: comparison of dynamic gadolinium-enhanced subtraction MRI with bone scintigraphy"