The SCBT-MR 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.

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• The first author/presenting author of accepted abstracts MUST be an SABI Member. Membership Fees for In-Training Members are waived. In-Training Members are residents & fellows in a recognized training program. Join SABI! 

• Abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission program. No fax copies, disk, or e-mail submissions will be accepted.

• Scientific abstracts are to be constructed according to the guidelines set in the abstract submission system. Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of scientific merit. Include additional information describing the importance of the presented work and relationship to previously presented or published material. Scientific abstracts can be accepted for oral presentation, power poster presentation (i.e., a 2-minute oral synopsis) or traditional hardcopy poster presentation.

• Abstracts must be received by May 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.  The system will close after that time and no further edits will be possible.

• To have a broader representation of institutions at the Scientific Session, we have limited the maximum number of abstracts that may be presented by a single institution at the scientific session. However, there is no restriction on the number of abstracts that may be submitted.

• Changes to selected abstracts; including abstract titles, abstract text, as well as additions or deletions of author names, will not be permitted after the author's confirmation of invitation.  

• Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the first author to present their work if the abstract is accepted.

• Presenters are responsible for their travel, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses. All presenters must be registered to attend the meeting. In-Training members selected as power/hardcopy posters or oral presenters will receive 50% off the In-Training meeting registration fee. Active Members selected as power/hardcopy posters or oral presenters will receive 20% off the active member meeting registration fee.

• All invited abstract presenters must register to attend the meeting by June 30, 2020, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 

• Due to the limited amount of time slots available at the Scientific Session, those who are not selected for oral presentation may be invited to present their work in as a hardcopy poster or as an oral power poster (see below). Authors will be asked to indicate their preference when completing the abstract submission form - Oral only, Oral or Poster, or Poster only.

• The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.

• All submissions must be HIPAA-compliant. Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names, hospital ID numbers or any other identifying information can appear in the presentation.

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Abstract Categories

Scientific oral presentations 
Main session will occur on Monday morning, Oct 12, 2020.  Two additional sessions will be on Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 and Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 mornings. Authors of the selected abstracts will present in a moderated meeting room setting.  Scientific session presentations will be limited to 7 minutes followed by 3 minutes for discussion. Additional scientific sessions presentations will be limited to 6 minutes and 2 minutes for discussion. A powerpoint presentation in support of the oral presentation is required and must be uploaded to the conference computer (more information will follow at the time of acceptance).

Among abstracts selected for the main scientific session following awards can be awarded: Hounsfield award for best CT presentation, Lauterbur award for best MRI presentation, Resoundant Innovation Award for most innovative oral presentation, Young Investigator Award for best oral presentation by a medical student, resident, or fellow and Moncada Award for best oral presentation for a contrast media-related topic.
One award will be given per each additional scientific session on Sunday and Tuesday.

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Three Pearls
A select number of educational posters will be chosen for 3 pearls oral presentations on the morning of Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020. Presenters will be assigned a time in a moderated room setting for a two-minute and half minute presentation of their work. Three pearls or key-points of the poster will be presented with supporting short Powerpoint.  Following their oral presentation, Pearl presenters will be expected to move back to the location of the traditional poster (paper format) to answer potential questions about their work from the meeting attendees. 

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Educational and Scientific Exhibits (Posters)
Posters may only be presented in
backboard panel (hard-copy poster) format.  The maximum individual poster size to display is 3.5ft x 3.5ft. Posters can be secured by pins or Velcro. All items in a backboard panel exhibit, including text and captions, must be in opaque form. Hardcopy posters must be up by 10:00 am Sunday, October 11th. Presenting authors must be in front of their hardcopy poster to present to meeting attendees and members of the research committee on the evening of Sunday, October 11 (more information will follow at the time of acceptance).  
See examples from 2019

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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

Tips On Completing Your Submission

1. When first entering the Abstract Site, click on " Don't have an Account?" to build your profile

2. The abstract site, is not part of Do not use the login option on this website when trying to log on to the abstract site

3. The submitter does not have to be the presenting author. Though an abstract can not be complete without a assigning and creating a presenting author profile. 
Note: If your abstract is chosen, the presenting author and title of your case can not be changed once you confirm acceptance of your presentation

4The contact information provided on the submission site  for the presenting author  will be the primary contact person.

5. In the Abstract submission site, 100 words will be available to describe the purpose, methods used, results and discussion of the abstract.  



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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.