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Congratulations to the winners of the

Case of the Week 2000

 

I thought I would try to organize something to reward all those who had put so much efforts. I asked the ultrasound-related companies for assistance, and several kindly offered prizes for the highest scorers for this year (January-December 7). As it is often the case, smaller companies (more nimble, too) turned out to be the more generous. Thus if a certain manufacturer is not represented, it is because either “they had no more money for the year” (this is a true statement from 2 multi-billion companies !) or they did not send their contribution in time.

 

Medge Platforms, Inc kindly donated the Sonocubic 3D Ultrasound System software to the top 5 winners (actually 8 winners !!!)

 

Institute for Advance Medical Education has generously given 3 digital cameras. I suggested these digital cameras so that the winners could take picture of their cases and transmit them more easily.

 

Sonosite has generously given 2 digital cameras.

Toshiba, Acuson, ALI and ATL have either contribute 1 digital camera or the shipping of these.

 

I will also send to the top winners a copy of the new CD of Fetal Echocardiography when it is available in January.

 

Here are the top scorers among physicians:

Place

 

Who

Prize

1st

Luis Guillermo Diaz Guerrero (Venezuela)
Luis is just an incredible guy… he answered 19 of the 24 cases, and contributed 4 cases (for which he could not compete !). So he got 19/20 answers correct which is just spectacular. Luis is also a good human being, as I have noted from his emails. He will certainly be a mentor for many people.

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Digital camera

Fetal Echo

2nd

Graziella Secchi (Italy)

Graziella is quite a gem…
As a brand new graduate (only one year) she is one of the most studious responder. She is so good, I dreaded the few times I had to reject one of her diagnoses. She got an incredible 18 cases correct. When she missed her first case (#24; she actually provided the correct answer as her 4th diagnosis) I was so sad…  In spite of her timidity she is also a warm host. She loves her native Sardinia.

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Digital camera

Fetal Echo

2nd

Jose Luis Bartha Rasero (Spain)
Jose Luis is a pure marvel. He too got 18 cases correct, and he has a lot of humor. One somber day when Graziella was ahead of him in the list he send me an email saying: “When I grow up I want to be as good as Graziella”. Well they are both as good. Jose Luis is also a humanist with broad interests and we have often discussed the paintings of Velasquez.

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Digital camera

Fetal Echo

3rd

Carlos Alberto Mejia Escobar (Colombia)

Carlos is another superstar (16 cases correct). He works with his 3 partners in a group that must be the intellectual envy of most. He was actually studying in England and Italy for several months this year and was not able to log-on so he might actually have had even more correct answers. Another person with a good sense of humor !

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Digital camera

Fetal Echo

3rd

Gloria Valero de Madrid (Mexico)

Most of you are probably familiar with Gloria who has contributed many videos on the site. Her husband Juan (an Ob-Gyn) asked her a few years ago to learn ultrasound and she has done an astonishing job at it (16 correct cases). Gloria is a methodical student who leaves no references unturned before answering, sometimes just minutes before the deadline. She is another warm person who proudly tells me of her daughters’ successes.

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Digital camera

Fetal Echo

4th

Luc Gourand (France)
Luc is a brilliant and modest person, one who likes to learn and teach, a humanist like so few are at his level and a perfectionist. He has become also a good friend with his open humor and uplifting comments. The type of person I would have wanted as a mentor when I was a student. He is also co-author of an impressive work on the psychological aspect of prenatal ultrasound (a subject too often eschewed in our busy world). (15 correct cases)

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Digital camera 

Fetal Echo

5th

 14 correct answers

Jaime Gomez Diaz (Colombia)
Jaime is part of the same group as Carlos Alberto.  

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Fetal Echo

6th

  13 correct answers

Nicolette den Hollander (Netherlands)

Nicolette is a shy but excellent rising star. In the rare cases when she writes more then just the correct answer, it is so nice to learn about and from her. She just got a new baby and we wish her very well.

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Fetal Echo

6th

 13 correct answers

Claudio Luna Arévalo (Venezuela)

Claudio is also a conscientious student, and he always kindly shares his though process on how he gets his results (using OMIM, Medline…). This is neat, since even when the correct answer is not obtained, the process to attempt the answer is a great education. Claudio is the opposite of the “shoot from the hip” diagnostician and I am sure his patients benefit greatly from this methodical and careful approach. He has also impressed me by his efforts at communicating in English. Another good man I am glad to have met !

Sonocubic 3D US software,

Fetal Echo

7th

12 correct answers

Julio Navarro (El Salvador)

Julio was one of the early one who impressed me with his will to improve his digital images.

Fetal Echo

8th

11 correct answers

Lech Dudarewicz (Poland) Also a scholar of history !

Miguel Merino (El Salvador) Good and short answers !

Alberto Sosa Olavarria (Venezuela) A wonderful contributor of cases with an apparently endless collection! His pupil Luis Guillermo says of him: "When you can see far, you are standing on the shoulder of a giant". Could not say it better ! He also won a Digital camera for having submitted the most number of cases of the week.

Fetal Echo

9th

10 correct answers

Waldo Sepulveda (Chile) With all his publications Waldo should almost be out of contest, but since he lectures and travels so much he cannot get to the web as often as he would like !

Carlos Orellana (Venezuela) Another short-and-to-the-point person !

Gelsy Giugni Chalbaud (Venezuela)

Fetal Echo

10th

9 correct answers

Alberto Bermudez (Venezuela)

Fetal Echo

11th

8 correct answers

Antonio J. Brise?o (Mexico)

Jaime Gomez Diaz (Colombia)

Latha Natarajan (India)

Ruggero Trevisan (Italy)

Fetal Echo

 

 

And the winners for the Sonographers:

1st

Mary C. Scarboro (USA)

Mary is just unbelievably good ! Actually she is so good my sonographers though for a long time she was actually Beryl Benacerraf answering under a pseudonym. If you remember she was already the winner of 1999. 12 correct answers

Digital camera Fetal Echo

2nd

Donna Hale (USA)

Donna is another dedicated student and she is doing so well, and on top of that, believe it or not, she just started doing ultrasound ! Until a few weeks ago she was working in MRI/CT: Impressive person (also a great human being!) (10 correct answers)

Digital camera Fetal Echo

3rd

 6 correct answers

Cyrethia McShane (USA) 

Fetal Echo

 

 

And all in separate category !

 Unique

 

Sharon Shaw (USA) Although Sharon only has one correct answer, I was so impressed that she got a case right: She is a STUDENT sonographer. Talk about a dedicated student !

Fetal Echo

 

 

Winners of the case of the week, 2000

The following are those that found the exact answer to the primary diagnosis in the case of the week. The names in boldface have contributed some of their cases: thank you !

(Listed alphabetically, if your name is listed incorrectly, please let me know !)

A note to the winners: I have received several requests of having your emails posted so that others (and fans) could contact you. I am happy to do this but only with individual"s authorization. If you agree, simply send me an email to tell me you agree to have you email linked in this page. Those whose email are available will appear in blue underlined. To contact them simply double-click their name. Note to advertisers: do not lift the names on this list for advertisement or junk emails, we would be very unhappy!

 

 

Name

Solved case number

RDMS/ MD

Country
Gregório Acácio 25 MD Brazil
36,37,38,39 MD Saudi Arabia
Jacob Amsellem
37 MD France
Anna Marcela Aramyo
30,37 MD Brazil
Juan Camilo Arjona 37,39 MD Colombia
 Claudio Luna Arévalo 24,25,26,27,28,29,30,32,34,35,36,37,39 MD Venezuela
 Fernando Bañuelos 28,29,35,36,37 MD Mexico
Ruma Ravindra Bhargava 28 MD India
Dharmashi Bhate 28,30,37 MD USA
Alberto Bermudez 22,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31 MD Venezuela
Amarnath Bhide 23,26,27,28,30 MD India
Fabienne Bigi 37,39 Sonographer France
Jude Biss 17 Sonographer

UK

Arijit Biswas 16,17,22,28,32,37 MD Singapore
Gale Bloemers 36,37 Sonographer USA
Gloria Brewster 37 Sonographer USA
Suzanne Brinkman 25,26,28,29,30 Sonographer Australia
Antonio J. Briseño 21,22,28,29,30,33,34,37 MD Mexico
Judith L. Brown 25 Sonographer USA
Guillermo Bruno 24,27,28,36,37 MD Argentina
Doxia Bryce 28,29,30,34 Sonographer Australia
Jan Byme 37 MD USA
Hélio Sebastião Amâncio de Camargo 28 MD Brazil
Patty Carris 28 Sonographer USA
Juan Castaner 23,26,28 MD Puerto Rico

Gelsy Giugni Chalbaud

26,27,28,29,30,31,34,36,37,39 MD Venezuela
Boschetto Chiara 28 MD Italy
Griffin Christopher 37 MD UK
Adriano Chrisóstomo 16,21,28,37,39 MD Brazil
Eduardo Chu 17 MD Panama
Greg Connors 37 MD Canada
Francesco Contarin 35,36,37,39 MD Venezuela
Andrea Corda 18,21 MD Italy
Paulo Cossi 37 MD Brazil
Karen J Cooper 28 Sonographer USA
João Colaço 21 MD Portugal
Ezio Craperi 28 MD Italy
Pamela Crum 36 Sonographer USA
José Matos Cruz 17,21,25,26,28 MD Portugal
Nirvikar Dahiya 16,17,28,29,33 MD India
Luc De Catte 17,19,25,27,32,33,39 MD Belgium
Domenico Defazio 21, 22,28,37 MD Italy
Carolyn De Leo 23,28 Sonographer USA
Jaime Gomez Diaz  16,17,18,21,22,23,28,29,32,33,34,36,37,39 MD Colombia
Daniel De Zordo

17

MD

Argentina

Lech Dudarewicz 20,21,23,24,25,32,33,34,35,36,37 MD Poland
Jose Luis Duque 37,39 MD Colombia
Elizabeth Eagle  30,35,37 MD USA
Rafael Elejalde 30 MD USA
Matias Elena  16,17,28 MD Argentina
Michael Entezami 37 MD Germany
Carlos Alberto Mejia Escobar 16,17,18,20,21,22,24,27,28,29,32,33,34,36,37,39 MD Colombia
Sebastião Zanforlin Filho 26 MD Brazil
Richard L. Fischer 21 MD USA
Salvatore Forleo 21,24,25,26,28,36 MD Italy
David Fox 24 MD USA
Luiz Cláudio França 37 MD Brazil
Meredith Fresquez 36 MD USA
Julio Cesar Soto Galindo 23,28,30,37 MD Mexico
Marcello Germeck 25,28 MD Brazil
Dianne Glassford 33 Sonographer USA
Shlomo Gobi 28 Sonographer Israel
Olga Gonzalez 34 MD Venezuela
Luís Flávio Gonçalves 25,26,30 MD Brazil
Malarvishy Gopal 16,17 MD Singapore
Luc Gourand  17,20,22,23,25,26,27.30,32,33,34,35,36,37,39 MD France
Luis Guillermo Diaz Guerrero 16,17,18,20,21,23,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,33,34,35,36,37,39 MD Venezuela
Roger Guthrie 35 MD USA
Donna Hale 16,17,19,21,23,24,30,36,37,39 Sonographer USA
Dianna Heidinger 17 Sonographer USA
Fernando Heredia 32,36,37,39 MD Chile
Carlos Hernandez 37 MD Venezuela
Jose Roiz Hernandez 17 MD Mexico
Kim Hinshaw 17 MD UK
Debra Holland 26,28,32 Sonographer USA
Nicolette den Hollander 16,17,19,21,23,26,28,32,33,34,35,36,37 MD Netherlands
Corinne Hubinont 25,26 MD Belgium
Laura Hurtado 37 MD Argentina
Amr Hussein 16,17 MD Egypt
Luis A. Izquierdo 16,17,21,22,30,33 MD USA
David Jones  37 MD USA
Gretchen Jordan  37 Sonographer Cyprus
Loannis Kallikas  25,37 MD Cyprus
Petros Kaminopetros 17 MD Greece
Emilio Felix de Souza Kirchoff 27 MD Brazil
Zvi Kivilevich  21,26,28,36,37 MD Israel
Gary Kleinman 30,32,37 MD USA
Didier Lemery 17 MD France
Ronaldo Levy 17 MD France
Kwek Poh Lian 17 MD Singapore
Jan Lind 37 MD Netherlands
Alex Ljubic 17 MD Yugoslavia
Alvaro Lombardi 27,28,29,30,34 MD Venezuela
Luisa di Luzio 26,27,28,30 MD Italy
José Maria Ramos Maeso 28 MD Spain
Carlos Maia 17,39

MD

Brazil
Ghada Mansour 16,17,23,28 MD Egypt
Marwan 17 MD Israel
Daniel Margulies 16,37 MD Argentina
Maria Martins 18 MD USA
Philipe Massoc 20,27,28,32,36,37,39 MD Chile
  21 Sonographer USA
Sue McPherson
28 Sonographer USA
Cyrethia McShane 17,23,26,28,29,30,37 Sonographer USA
Oscar Medina  16,17,18,21,26,27 MD Colombia
Israel Meizner 17 MD Israel
João Mendes 39 MD Portugal
Andres Mejides 39 MD USA
Gustavo Mendoza 37 MD Venezuela
Miguel Merino 19,23,25,27,28,30,32,35,37,38,39 MD El Salvador
Aleksandra Novakov Mikic 17,23,24,30,37 MD Yugoslavia
Judith E H Mockridge 17,23,24,25,27,30 Sonographer Kuwait
Patrick Mohide 36,37 MD Canada
Nancy Mosier 23,28,36,37 Sonographer USA
Ana Paula Carvalhal Moura 28 MD Brazil
Gerry Mulligan 

16,17,26

MD USA
Michel Nadjari 30,37 MD Israel
Latha Natarajan 16,17,23,25,26,27,28,29 MD India
Julio Navarro 16,19,23,25,27,28,30,32,35,37,38,39 MD El Salvador
Dragos Nemescu 17,22,23,28 MD Romania
David Nyberg 25 MD USA
Janet O"Brien 28,30,31 Sonographer USA
Alberto Sosa Olavarria 17,23,25,26,27,28,30,34,35,37,39 MD Venezuela
Carlos Orellana 24,25,26,28,29,30,34,35,36,37 MD Venezuela
Leslie Ossip 24,26,27,28,33 MD USA
Tulin Ozcan 30 MD Turkey
Mohan Padigala 17 MD USA
Raúl Palmeyro 37,39 MD Argentina
Pranav Pandya 17 MD Canada
Panagiotis Papageorgiou 37 MD Greece
Sara Parada 17,21,27,30 MD Uruguay
Nayana Parange 23 MD India
Lia Parreira 35 MD Venezuela
Anupama Patil 34 MD India
Gonzalo A. Pérez-Canto 36,37 MD Venezuela
Richard Persadie 37 MD Canada
Pamela Peterson 21,28 Sonographer USA
Claudia Peyrallo 17 MD Argentina
Juan Carlos Otero Pinto 28 MD Colombia
Rita Plesha 34,36,37 Sonographer USA
Jeff Pollard 37 MD
Juan Carlos Pons 24 MD Venezuela
Tracey Pow-Herrity 36,37 Sonographer Canada
TLN Praveen 21 MD India
Eric Pulaski 37 MD USA
Connie Rasmussen 21 Sonographer USA
Fco. Javier Robles Elias  19 MD Mexico
Alli Ramiah 17,23 MD Singapore
Phillip Ramm 25,26,27,28,30 Sonographer Hong Kong
Jorge Ramirez  16,17,18 MD Colombia
Pydi Chandrasekhar Rao 17 MD India
Philippe Rapinat 37,38,39 MD France
Jose Luis Bartha Rasero 16,17,20,21,22,23,25,26,27,28.29,30,33,34,35,36,37,39 MD Spain
Sue Rausch 30 Sonographer USA
Victor Recchi 28,30 MD Uruguay
Gordon James Reynolds 28 MD USA
Meyer Serrano Riaño 17,30,34,35,36,37,39 MD Colombia
François Robin 17 MD France
Daniel Rodríguez 20,21,23,24 MD Chile
Roberto Romero 28 MD USA
Barbara Rosenberg 21 Sonographer USA
Hernando  Salazar  28 MD
Antonio Nava Sánchez 30,32 MD Mexico
Norman Sato 37 MD USA
Mary C. Scarboro 16,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,28,30 Sonographer

USA

Hugo Schillings

16,17 MD Chile
Vito Schena 37 MD Italy

Graziella Secchi

16,17,18,19,20,21,23,25,26,28,29,30,33,35,36,37,38,39 MD Italy
Turgay Sener 37 MD Turkey
Waldo Sepulveda 17,19,28,29,30,32,33,36,37,39 MD Chile
Kirit Shah 39 MD USA
Sandeep Sharma 28,38,39 MD India
Eric Smith 16,17,19,28 Sonographer Netherlands
Pat Smith 28 Sonographer USA
Sharon Shaw 25,28 Student Sonographer USA
Adriana Soto 19,23 Sonographer USA
Nicodemo Di Stasio

17

MD Italy
Linda Strand 26 MD New Zeeland
Marcos Tawil 28,29,30,32 MD Mexico
Dominique Thomas 38,39 MD Belgium
Janet Tomko 17,19,26,27,28 Sonographer USA
Antonio Tozzi 35,37 MD Italy
Ruggero Trevisan 21,23,24,28,30,34,36,37 MD Italy
Santiago Alfredo Trigueros 32,36,37 MD El Salvador
Cheryl Turner 23,34,36,37,39 Sonographer USA
Pedro Morales Utrilla 28 MD Spain
Priti Venkatesh 36 MD India
Arthur Vieira 31 MD Brazil
Gloria Valero de Madrid 16,17,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,28,30,32,34,36,37,39 MD Mexico
Juan Enrique van der Velde 30,36 MD Argentina
Fernando Viñals 21 MD Chile
Ron Wachsberg 25 MD USA
Laurel White 23 MD USA
Ingrid Witters 37 MD USA
Paula Woletz 17,18,21,25,26,28 Sonographer USA
Zadel Yaron  25,37,39 MD Israel
Fehmi Yazýcýoðlu 37 MD Turkey
Sara Zieher 37 Sonographer USA
Jesus Zurita 34,35,36,37,39 MD Venezuela
The following cases were not solved  ;-(      

Congratulations to all of them, and to all those who tried but did not quite make it.

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