Society of Pediatric Radiology honors imaging researchers with prestigious award

Imaging Researchers at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine won the prestigious Pilot Award at the national meeting of the Society of Pediatric Radiology in Seattle where the Texas Children’s team presented 10 posters and 24 scientific abstracts. The team’s abstracts represented almost 20 percent of all those podium presentations accepted from departments around the globe. It is the largest number of scientific abstracts accepted for oral presentations from a single institution at the national meeting. Texas Children’s has achieved this rare distinction three years in a row at the SPR meeting.

“The last several years we have put a great emphasis on sharing what we do so well here with our pediatric radiology colleagues from around the world,” said Radiologist-in-Chief Dr. George Bisset. “The number of abstracts and posters accepted really validates the incredibly innovative work of our team and the Pilot Award provides an opportunity for further discovery.”

The SPR Research and Education Foundation Pilot Award worth $50,000 was granted to Texas Children’s imaging researchers for the proposal entitled ‘Understanding Cardiac Biomechanics in Congenital Heart Disease: A Serial Imaging Study of Single Ventricle Pediatric Patients using Cardiac MRI,’ led by Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Ph.D. with the help of Dr. Cory Noel, a cardiologist and cardiac MRI specialist. Dr. Rajesh Krishnamurthy, director of imaging research and cardiovascular radiology, serves as the mentor.

More than 550 attended the meeting from around the globe, with abstracts submitted from 20 different countries.