The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) awarded University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Radiology resident Ali Salavati, MD, MPH the 2018 RSNA Trainee Research Prize in the SNM category.

Dr. Salavati received the award for his research titled "Detection Rate of 18F-FACBC (Fluciclovine) PET/CT Scan as a Function of Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Level: Initial Experience of 76 Patients with Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer."

The Research Trainee Prize has been awarded by the RSNA since its inception in 1994. Each subcommittee of the Program Committee may award three prizes each year: one prize for the best paper or scientific poster submitted by a resident or physics trainee, one prize for the best paper or poster submitted by a fellow, and one prize for the best paper or poster submitted by a medical student.

"We feel so fortunate for the incredible research skills that Dr. Salavati has brought with him to our department. He has contributed greatly,” said Dr. Jessica Kuehn-Hajder, MD, who was the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director and is currently serving as the Vice Chair of Education.