Omid Nikoubashman recently received the Lucien Appel Prize for best research paper from the European Society of Neuroradiology Scientific Awards Committee. This honor was presented for his article “Prospective Hemorrhage Rates of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations in Children and Adolescents Based on MRI Appearance,” which appeared in the November 2015 issue of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.
Seven neuroradiologists comprised the ESNR Scientific Awards Committee, which evaluated submitted papers and determined the recipients of each prize. The members of this committee were Nadine Girard (France), Sven Haller (Switzerland), Marco Leonardi (Italy), Per Nakstad (Norway), Isil Saatci (Turkey), Joanna Wardlaw (UK), and Chairman Rüdiger von Kummer (Germany). Members based their ratings of each submission on the following criteria: 1) publication in a high-ranking scientific journal, 2) scientific integrity, 3) advances in knowledge, and 4) implications for patient care. Dr. Nikoubashman’s paper was among 5 submissions considered for the Lucien Appel Prize, and the committee’s decision was unanimous.
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Dr. Omid Nikoubashman was born in Tehran, Iran in 1983. He studied Human Medicine in cities such as Düsseldorf, Paris, and London. After completing his education in 2010, he began his residency in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Aachen. He also spent a year in the institution’s Department of Neurology. Since 2014, he has served as a research fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (medical imaging) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany. He earned his doctorate degree in 2013 upon the completion of his thesis, “Natural History of Cerebral Cavernous Angiomas in the Paediatric Age Group.” The German Society of Neuroradiology previously awarded Dr. Nikoubashman the Marc-Dünzel Award. He has authored and co-authored 33 peer-reviewed articles in the field of …
The Foundation of the ASNR is pleased to announce that we will be utilizing FluidReview, a grant management software system, for the application and review of its upcoming grant awards. The FluidReview software will streamline the LOI, application and review processes. Our FluidReview website is now open for registration. Please visit http://www.asnr.fluidreview.com/ and register for a free account if you plan on submitting an application for the following grants:
LOI deadline has passed. Application deadline Monday, Jan. 18, 9:00 am CST
- Comparative Effectiveness Research Award
- Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research
- Research Scientist Award in Neuroradiology
No LOI Required. Applications must be received by 9:00 AM CST, January 31, 2017. (Budgets that exceed $100,000 require pre-approval by the Chairs of the Research Committee prior to submission.) Please submit to Rahul Bhala, Director of Economics & Health Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alzheimer’s Imaging Research Award
Please feel free to contact Rahul Bhala, Director of Economics & Health Policy at email@example.com with any questions or comments. We look forward to your submissions.
Second Round of Alzheimer’s Grant Funding
On behalf of the Foundation of the ASNR, we are delighted to announce the second round of a funding opportunity made possible by a generous donor committed to supporting imaging research in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Grant submissions are due January 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM CST.
The goal of this program is to translate the novel imaging research into strategies that will increase understanding of the mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease and help stratify populations and possible treatments. All proposals must have a clear focus on Alzheimer’s disease and may also include other neurodegenerative diseases. Submissions from collaborative research that have experience across aging and neurodegenerative diseases are strongly encouraged. Novel and creative ideas are sought from investigators at any career stage.
The ASNR …
Shah G, Wesolowski J, Choi J, Friedman ER. RadCases: Head and Neck Imaging. Thieme; 2016; 224 pp; 441 ill; $59.99
RadCases: Head and Neck Imaging features a nice series of 100 cases that illustrates both relatively common and challenging head and neck abnormalities; these cases are supplemented with additional material (150 cases), which is accessible through a scratch-off code that readers can enter into the Thieme website. These extra 150 cases provide an excellent self-quiz.
The print version shows each unknown with its history and, on the overleaf, the diagnosis is stated, the images are reproduced and labeled, and a differential diagnosis is provided, along with what are called “essential facts,” other potential and associated imaging findings, and “pearls and pitfalls.” These 100 cases and the 150 online are well chosen; however, it would have been worthwhile to include additional postoperative neck scans (along with the PET scanning). It also might have been valuable to have included more cases in which the findings were not so blatant. As we all know, the major challenge is finding or identifying lesions, not necessarily giving a differential diagnosis. For the online cases, the ability to go from images, to image annotations, to differential diagnoses, to key points makes learning efficient. This book serves as a refresher that helps one sharpen diagnostic abilities in head and neck imaging.
Side note: When some minor difficulty was encountered in accessing these web-based images, Thieme was contacted directly, and its representatives were immediately responsive and helpful in their assistance. This should be reassuring to those who purchase Thieme publications that have a web link to extra material.…
Shaya MR, Gragnaniello C, Nader R. Neurosurgery Practice Questions and Answers. 2nd ed. Thieme; 2016; 256 pp; 150 ill; $59.99
In this 256-page, softcover publication, there are 805 multiple choice questions, followed by the answers to each question. There are a considerable number of imaging studies, each followed by a question that requires an understanding of the imaging/diagnosis and the surgical possibilies associated with each. Actually, the questions pose interesting dilemmas in choosing the correct answer. Of course, many questions involve issues that do not directly touch on neuroradiology, but it is surprising how many do. This book is clearly written for and recommended for housestaff in neurosurgery; however, if you know someone who has the book, try testing yourself. These brief questions are significantly educational.…
Fundamentals of Body MRI
Christopher G. Roth, Sandeep Deshmukh (Authors)
Elsevier; 2016; 504 pages; 1595 illustrations; $89.99…