SABI 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.

2020 Winners

Hounsfield Award
Abou Elkassem
University of Alabama Hospitals
Comparative Effectiveness of AI-assisted vs. Standard of Care Methods in Advanced Cancer Longitudinal Response Evaluation in a Multi-Institutional Study

​Lauterbur Award
Jitka Starekova
University of Wisconsin Health
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis in Patients with Impaired Renal Function exposed to Gadoxetic Acid

Resoundant Innovation Award
Sherif Elsherif
University of Florida
Automated Body Composition Analysis from Abdominal Computed Tomography Scans using Deep Learning Diagnostic performance of PET/MRI compared with PET/CT for gynecological malignancies

Young Investigator Award
Elka Rubin
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Differing Effects of the Competitive Season and Off-Season on Knee Articular Cartilage in Collegiate Basketball Players using Quantitative MRI

Moncada Award
Arjun Desai
Stanford University School of Medicine
Automated Body Composition Analysis from Abdominal Computed Tomography Scans using Deep Learning

Three Pearls
Jigarkumar Rangunwala
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Problem-solving Role of MRI in Evaluation of Splenic Abnormalities

Hyunjoong Kim
New York-Presbyterian
Gynecologic Imaging With Serum Biomarker Correlates

Emily Rutan
Georgetown University
The Hepatic Arterial Buffer Response


Stephen Cai
University of Pittsburgh
Novel MR-based Deep Learning Algorithm for Assessment of Liver Fibrosis in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Huy Michael Do
National Institutes of Health
Deep Learning Detection and Classification of Interstitial Lung Disease Patterns

Neema Patel
Mayo Clinic FloridaMayo Clinic Florida
What you need to know about Liver Transplantation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

More Science Sesssions
Christin Park
University School of Medicine
Ultra-low-dose FDG PET/MR Enterography with Deep-Learning Image Reconstruction

Huy Michael Do
National Institutes of Health
Public availability of 3D print build files during a time of crisis for a patented radiology device that quantifies upright angles in portable chest x-rays



Research Awards

Hounsfield Award – Best CT oral presentation in the main scientific session.
Lauterbur Award – Best MR oral presentation in the main scientific session.
Resoundant Innovation Award – Most innovative oral presentation not receiving the Hounsfield or Lauterbur in the main scientific session; must relate to technology or contrast.
Young Investigator Award – Best oral presentation by a medical student, resident, or fellow, not receiving the Hounsfield or Lauterbur in the main scientific session.
Moncada Award – Best oral presentation for a contrast media-related topic, not receiving the Hounsfield or Lauterbur in the main scientific session.
Magna Cum Laude Poster Award – Top three educational posters, presented at Three pearls session. 

Cum Laude Poster Award – Top three educational or scientific posters.

More science! Award – for best oral presentation at Sunday scientific session

Even more science! Award – for best oral presentation at Tuesday scientific session


2019 Scientific Session

Direct Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation of Liver Lesions with an MR-Compatible Localization Device    
Dr. Victoria Rendell    

Vascular Deformation Mapping: A New Technique for Three-dimensional Growth Mapping in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm    
Dr. Nicholas Burris  
Resoundant Innovation Award   
GagCEST as a Viable Tool for Detecting Differences in Healthy and Osteoarthritic Cartilage at 3T    
Dr. Elka Rubin    

Reproducibility of Radiomics Features Using Single-Energy Dual-Source CT:  Influence of Radiation Dose and CT Reconstruction Settings Within the Same Patient    
Dr. Mathias Meyer 
Young Investigator  
Body composition change measured by CT imaging and survival in patients with pancreatic cancer    
Dr. Lei yu    

More Science-HCC Session    
Publicly Transparent Outcome Data for CT Guided Lung Biopsies; a Patient Centered Approach    
Dr. Geoffrey Miller  

Even More Science -Response to Therapy Session   
Repeatability and Reproducibility of Confounder-Corrected R2* as a Biomarker of Liver Iron Concentration: Interim Results from a Multi-Center, Multi-Vendor Study at 1.5T and 3T
Dr Diego Hernando 

Magna Cum Laude 
Reference Atlas of Power Injectable Medical Access Ports on Chest X-Ray: A Supplemental Guide to Successful Identification at Referral Centers    Dr.Huy Do    

Magna Cum Laude 
Accurate diagnosis in prostate mp-MRI: Know your pitfalls and avoid unnecessary biopsies!    
Dr. Vlad Bura  

Magna Cum Laude
ntraductal Papillary Neoplasm of the Bile Duct: Radiology-Pathology correlation    
Dr. Jack Conner 

Cum Laude
Estimating Quantitative Lobar and Zonal Pulmonary Perfusion from Dual Energy CT Pulmonary Angiography:  Accuracy and Applications in Pulmonary Embolism     
Dr. Ramandeep Singh 

Cum Laude 
Assessment of Liver Surface Nodularity, Sarcopenia and Visceral Obesity as Predictors of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in African Americans    
Dr. Elliot Varney 

Cum Laude 
Renal Mass Characterization with Dual-Energy CT using the Iodine Quantification Technique from a Dual-Layer Spectral CT Platform
Dr. Sherry Wang 

Cum Laude
Evaluating for primary malignancy in patients with solitary and multiple brain lesions: the diagnostic value of CT chest, abdomen, and pelvis    
Dr. Richard Rothman

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RSNA Agreement

SABI recognizes there may be concerns about the eligibility to submit a scientific abstract to both the SABI and to the RSNA for inclusion in both programs. RSNA has confirmed that presenting at the SABI Annual Course Members Only Scientific Session (a closed meeting) does not preclude individuals from submitting the same abstract for consideration for presentation at RSNA. You must disclose this information when you submit your abstract to RSNA, but it will not influence the RSNA selection process.





PLEASE NOTE: The first author/presenting author of accepted abstracts, MUST be a SABI Member.

Free membership for In-Training Members. In-Training Members are students, residents, fellows, graduate candidates, and other para-professionals enrolled in a recognized training program.

Those who complete a Membership Application at time of abstract submission will be considered members, and therefore eligible to submit abstracts.