Research Opportunities

The SCBT-MR is dedicated to fostering research in diverse subspecialties within body CT and MR through its research program. The Society's research program consists of The Scientific Research Abstracts which provide financial awards to winners.  Accepted abstracts are presented at the annual meeting to a national audience.  Presentations are eligible for awards recognizing excellence.


Hounsfield Award – Best  CT oral presentation.
Lauterbur Award – Best MR oral presentation.
Resoundant Innovation Award – Most innovative oral presentation not receiving the Hounsfield or Lauterbur; must relate to tech or contrast.
Young Investigator Award – Best oral presentation by a medical student, resident, or fellow, not receiving the Hounsfield or Lauterbur.
Moncada Award – Best oral presentation for a contrast media-related topic, not receiving the Hounsfield or Lauterbur.
Magna Cum Laude Poster Award – Top two power posters.
Cum Laude Poster Award – Top three traditional posters.

General Guidelines


• Abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission program. No fax copies, disk, or e-mail submissions will be accepted.
• Membership Fees for In-Training Members are waived. In-Training Members are residents & fellows in a recognized training programs.
• The first author/presenting author of accepted abstracts MUST be a SCBT-MR Member
.• Scientific abstracts are to be constructed according to the guidelines set in the abstract submission system. Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of scientific merit. Include additional information describing the importance of the presented work and relationship to previously presented or published material. Scientific abstracts can be accepted for oral presentation, power poster presentation (i.e., a 2-minute oral synopsis) or traditional hardcopy poster presentation.
• Abstracts must be received by May 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.  The system will close after that time and no further edits will be possible.
• To have a broader representation of institutions at the Scientific Session, we have limited the maximum number of abstracts that may be presented by a single institution at the scientific session. However, there is no restriction on the number of abstracts that may be submitted.
• Changes to selected abstracts; including abstract titles, abstract text, as well as additions or deletions of author names, will not be permitted after author's confirmation of invitation.  
• Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the first author to present their work if the abstract is accepted.
• Presenters are responsible for their travel, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses. All presenters must be registered to attend the meeting. In-Training members selected as power/hardcopy posters or oral presenters will receive 50% off the In-Training meeting registration fee. Active Members selected as power/hardcopy posters or oral presenters will receive 20% off the active member meeting registration fee.
• All invited abstract presenters must register to attend the meeting by July 1, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
• Due to the limited amount of time slots available at the Scientific Session, those who are not selected for oral presentation may be invited to present their work in as a hardcopy poster or as an oral power poster (see below). Authors will be asked to indicate their preference when completing the abstract submission form - Oral only, Oral or Poster, or Poster only.
• The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.
• All submissions must be HIPAA-compliant. Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names, hospital ID numbers or any other identifying information can appear in the presentation.