PIDSC Young Investigator Award

SNMMI symposium and competition, in association with the Computer and Instrumentation Council, for the best scientific abstracts on computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine. The objectives of the award are to identify promising young investigators working in computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine. To be considered, submitting authors must check the designated box (Consider for YI award?) during their online abstract submissions for the SNMMI Annual Meeting.

Only abstracts submitted to categories within the Instrumentation & Data Analysis track will be considered for the ERF PIDSC Young Investigator Award Symposium.

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled or within five (5) years of a completed certified training program.
  • All former first prize winners are ineligible.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to one of the instrumentation & data analysis track.
  • All applicants must choose "Oral" as the Presentation Type.

Monetary prizes are offered for the above award in the following amounts:

  • 1st Prize: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200

2023 PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners

First Place

High resolution image reconstruction and resolution modeling: first human scan with the NeuroEXPLORER

First author: Tiantian Li

Second Place

Graph-based explanations of tau forecasting for Alzheimer’s disease using graph neural networks

First author: Vibha Balaji

Third Place

Task-based evaluation of a scatter projection and deep learning-based transmission-less attenuation-compensation method with clinical data

First author: Zitong Yu

Honorable Mention

Performance Evaluation of SIAT bPET: an MRI Compatible Brain PET Insert

First Author: Zhonghua Kuang

Generalizing Emission Image Denoising Neural Networks through Score-based Approach

First Author: Sangjin Bae

Self-supervised PET image denoising using a neighbor-to-neighbor network

First Author: Tzu-An Song

Past PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners