Plainfield resident Rebecca Sajdak has been named a semifinalist for a prestigious Minnie award, which recognize “the best and brightest in medical imaging.”
awards are sponsored by AuntMinnie.com, a comprehensive website for
radiologists and other medical imaging professionals.
Sajdak, a nuclear medicine technologist at Loyola University Medical Center, is a semifinalist for Most Effective Radiologic Technologist Educator. Earlier this year, Sajdak was named National Technologist of the Year by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Sajdak is among a select group of esteemed educators from leading institutions around the world. Nominations for Minnies are made by members of AuntMinnie.com, and selected by a panel of experts through two rounds of voting.
“Their work further distinguishes the Department of Radiology as a leader in radiology education,” said Scott Mirowitz, MD, chair of Loyola’s Department of Radiology.
The term "Aunt Minnie" is believed to have been coined in the 1940s by a University of Cincinnati radiologist who used it to describe "a case with radiologic findings so specific and compelling that no realistic differential diagnosis exists." In other words: If it looks like your Aunt Minnie, then it's your Aunt Minnie.