Members of the Audiovisual Aids Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology Committee on Education: Brian E. Daikh, MD, Portland, Maine (Chair); Alan N. Baer, MD, Baltimore, Maryland; Eric P. Gall, MD, Tucson, Arizona; Kristine M. Lohr, MD, Lexington, Kentucky; Janet Maynard, MD, Baltimore, Maryland; Erika H. Noss, MD, Boston, Massachusetts; Kathleen M. O'Neil, MD, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Andrea Ramirez, MD, Phoenix, Arizona; Lee Anderson, RN, BSN, Champlin, Minnesota (ARHP representative); Nancy Baker, ScD, OTR/L, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ARHP representative); Iris Davidson, BSR, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ARHP representative).
The American College of Rheumatology Audiovisual Aids Subcommittee is pleased to present the winners of the 2012 Annual Image Competition. Each year, the competition provides an opportunity for clinicians and other medical and research professionals to contribute to one of the preeminent image collections devoted to rheumatic diseases. For the 2012 competition, more than 200 entries were received. The selection process was a difficult but enjoyable task for the Subcommittee. Each submitted image was evaluated not only for a competition prize, but also for inclusion in the Rheumatology Image Bank.
The 2012 grand prize competition winner was a 3-dimensional computed tomographic angiography image of the neck of a female patient with Takayasu arteritis (Figure 1). A composite showing echocardiographic findings in a patient with Libman-Sacks endocarditis was the winner in the still image category (Figure 2). A composite illustrating acute calcific periarthritis in the wrist was the winner in the case study category (Figure 3). The winner of the new health professionals' category was a composite of images depicting devices used to assist a patient with scleroderma affecting the hands (Figure 4).
Honorable mention was awarded to images depicting arc of Riolan (submitted by Helga Garcia-Ferrer, MD), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (submitted by Nezam Altorok, MD), systemic lupus erythematosus and melena (submitted by Namrata Singh, MD), gout: ankle tendons and tendon sheaths (submitted by Aishwarya Sukhdeo, MD), chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (submitted by Heather Hanson, MD), temporomandibular joint arthritis (submitted by Randy Cron, MD), sarcoidosis: hands (submitted by Namrata Singh, MD), systemic lupus erythematosus and osteonecrosis (submitted by Alexandros Drosos, MD), systemic sclerosis: intraarticular calcification (submitted by Michael Hughes, MD), lupus mastitis (submitted by Mayur Patel, MD), and gluteus medius tear (submitted by Aimee Wiener, ARNP C, MSN).
The winning images of the 2012 competition, as well as several additional outstanding images that were submitted, will be added to the ACR Rheumatology Image Bank. The ACR's Rheumatology Image Bank provides the medical community with 24/7 online access to the world's foremost collection of rheumatology images. This collection features contributions from all over the world and is an invaluable resource for countless physicians and other health care professionals, researchers, and journalists. Since its launch in 2009, the Rheumatology Image Bank has received over one million unique visitors worldwide. To view the winning images and many more, visit the Rheumatology Image Bank at http://images.rheumatology.org.
The ACR encourages the continued submission of high-quality images to its annual image competition. The Audiovisual Aids Subcommittee is targeting particular images to enhance the image bank. If you have high-quality images that illustrate rheumatic conditions or are relevant to the practice of rheumatology, please submit them to the 2013 Image Competition. Go to http://images.rheumatology.org for competition rules and entry information.
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