2021 Outstanding Scientific Presentation Awards

The Outstanding Presentation Awards Committee of the ASNR evaluates the scientific presentations from the Annual Meeting to determine the most impactful and well-presented contributions to neuroradiology. The seven presentations listed below demonstrate the best scientific work of ASNR. We congratulate the winners, and we hope that the monetary awards will help to encourage further high-quality research in neuroradiology.


Diagnostic Performance of a Highly Accelerated Post-Contrast Wave-CAIPI 3D-T1 MPRAGE Compared to Standard 3D-T1 MPRAGE for Detection of Intracranial Enhancing Lesions on 3T MRI

A Filho1,2, J Conklin1,2, C Ngamsombat2,3, S Cauley1,2, W Liu4, D Splitthoff5, W Lo6, J Kirsch1,2, P Schaefer1, O Rapalino1, S Huang1,2

1Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Department of Radiology, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA, 3Department of Radiology, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 4Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance Ltd., Shenzhen, China, 5Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany, 6Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., Boston, MA.


Novel Imaging Approach for Centromedian Thalamic Nucleus – Parafascicular Nucleus Visualization for Improved Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting and Outcome

L Okromelidze1, C Lin1, W Erin1, G Sanjeet2, E Middlebrooks1,2

1Mayo Clinic, Department of Radiology, Jacksonville, FL,2 Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery, Jacksonville, FL


Dual-Energy Parathyroid 4D CT: Improved Discrimination of Parathyroid Lesions from Thyroid Tissue Using Noncontrast 40 keV Virtual Monoenergetic Images

A Pavlina1, J Sachs1, W Erin1, M Lipford1, P Bunch1

1Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC


Growth Trajectories, Sexual Dimorphism, and Lateral Asymmetries in the Brain of Typically Developing Fetuses

F Machado-Rivas1,2, C Velasco-Annis1, O Afacan1,2, J John Choi1,2, S Warfield1,2, A Gholipour1,2, C Jaimes1,2

1Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA,2Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas of the Foramen Magnum Region: Clinical and Angioarchitectural Phenotypes

M Caton1, K Narsinh1, A Baker1, C Dowd1, R Higashida1, D Cooke1, S Hetts1, V Halbach1, M Amans1

1Neurointerventional Radiology, Dept. of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF, San Francisco, CA


Value of MRI in grading of upper cervical spine injuries based on the new AO spine classification

S Khanpara1, N Doyle1, J McCarty1, A Aein1, Y Cai1, R Patel1, J Stark2, R Riascos1

1Department of Neuroradiology, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, 2Department of Neuorsurgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX,


A Practical Implementation of a Pipeline for Automatic Glioma Segmentation: Towards Clinical Integration?

B Zhang1, E Lotan1, S Dogra1, D Wang1, Y Lui1

1Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY