This year, the EANM and Springer bestowed the EJNMMI Awards for outstanding articles published across the whole journal family during the EANM Annual Congress.

The European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (EJNMMI) is the official journal of the EANM, dedicated to the exchange of clinical and scientific information for the nuclear medicine community and allied professions involved in the functional, metabolic and molecular investigation of disease.


We congratulate:



EJNMMI Best Paper Awards 2020

“Biodistribution and radiation dose estimates for 68Ga-DOTA-JR11 in patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors”

Simone Krebs, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Diane Reidy, Bradley J. Beattie, Serge K. Lyashchenko, Jason S. Lewis, Lisa Bodei, Wolfgang A. Weber & Joseph A. O’Donoghue

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging46,677–685 (2019). doi: 10.1007/s00259-018-4193-y


“Terbium-161 for PSMA-targeted radionuclide therapy of prostate cancer”

Cristina Müller, Christoph A. Umbricht, Nadezda Gracheva, Viviane J. Tschan, Giovanni Pellegrini, Peter Bernhardt, Jan Rijn Zeevaart, Ulli Köster, Roger Schibli & Nicholas P. van der Meulen

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 46, 1919–1930 (2019). doi: 10.1007/s00259-019-04345-0


“First-in-human study of 177Lu-EB-PSMA-617 in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer”

Jie Zang, Xinrong Fan, Hao Wang, Qingxing Liu, Jingnan Wang, Hui Li, Fang Li, Orit Jacobson, Gang Niu, Zhaohui Zhu & Xiaoyuan Chen

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging46,148–158 (2019). doi: 10.1007/s00259-018-4096-y



EJNMMI Best Paper Awards 2021

“Comparison of [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-FAPI-04 and [18F] FDG PET/CT for the diagnosis of primary and metastatic lesions in patients with various types of cancer”

Haojun Chen, Yizhen Pang, Jingxun Wu, Liang Zhao, Bing Hao, Jing Wu, Jihong Wei, Siming Wu, Long Zhao, Zuoming Luo, Xuehua Lin, Chengrong Xie, Long Sun, Qin Lin & Hua Wu

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging47,1820–1832 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s00259-020-04769-z


“[18F]AlF-NOTA-octreotide PET imaging: biodistribution, dosimetry and first comparison with [68Ga]Ga-DOTATATE in neuroendocrine tumour patients”

Elin Pauwels, Frederik Cleeren, Térence Tshibangu, Michel Koole, Kim Serdons, Jeroen Dekervel, Eric Van Cutsem, Chris Verslype, Koen Van Laere, Guy Bormans & Christophe M. Deroose

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging47,3033–3046 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s00259-020-04918-4


18F-FDG PET/CT findings of COVID-19: a series of four highly suspected cases”

Chunxia Qin, Fang Liu, Tzu-Chen Yen & Xiaoli Lan

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging47,1281–1286 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s00259-020-04734-w



EJNMMI Most Cited Paper Awards 2020 & 2021

“Comparison of bone scintigraphy and 68Ga-PSMA PET for skeletal staging in prostate cancer”

Thomas Pyka, Shozo Okamoto, Marielena Dahlbender, Robert Tauber, Margitta Retz, Matthias Heck, Nagara Tamaki, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Maurer & Matthias Eiber

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 43, 2114–2121 (2016). doi: 10.1007/s00259-016-3435-0


“Diagnostic performance of 68Ga-PSMA-11 (HBED-CC) PET/CT in patients with recurrent prostate cancer: evaluation in 1007 patients”

Ali Afshar-Oromieh, Tim Holland-Letz, Frederik L. Giesel, Clemens Kratochwil, Walter Mier, Sabine Haufe, Nils Debus, Matthias Eder, Michael Eisenhut, Martin Schäfer, Oliver Neels, Markus Hohenfellner, Klaus Kopka, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Jürgen Debus & Uwe Haberkorn

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging44,1258–1268 (2017). doi: 10.1007/s00259-017-3711-7


EJNMMI Research Best Paper Awards 2020 & 2021

“Monitoring anti-PD-1-based immunotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer with FDG PET: introduction of iPERCIST”

Lucas Goldfarb, Boris Duchemann, Kader Chouahnia, Laurent Zelek & Michael Soussan

EJNMMI Res 9, 8 (2019). doi: 10.1186/s13550-019-0473-1


“Spinal cord hypermetabolism extends to skeletal muscle in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a computational approach to [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT images”

Matteo Bauckneht, Rita Lai, Alberto Miceli, Daniela Schenone, Vanessa Cossu, Maria Isabella Donegani, Stefano Raffa, Anna Borra, Stefano Marra, Cristina Campi, Annamaria Orengo, Anna Maria Massone, Alberto Tagliafico, Claudia Caponnetto, Corrado Cabona, Angelina Cistaro, Adriano Chiò, Silvia Morbelli, Flavio Nobili, Gianmario Sambuceti, Michele Piana & Cecilia Marini

EJNMMI Res 10, 23 (2020). doi: 10.1186/s13550-020-0607-5



EJNMMI Physics Best Paper Awards 2020 & 2021

“Accelerated SPECT image reconstruction with FBP and an image enhancement convolutional neural network”

Martijn M. A. Dietze, Woutjan Branderhorst, Britt Kunnen, Max A. Viergever & Hugo W. A. M. de Jong

EJNMMI Phys 6, 14 (2019). doi: 10.1186/s40658-019-0252-0


“Evaluation of a new multipurpose whole-body CzT-based camera: comparison with a dual-head Anger camera and first clinical images”

Cédric Desmonts, Mohammed Abdeldjalil Bouthiba, Blandine Enilorac, Catherine Nganoa, Denis Agostini & Nicolas Aide

EJNMMI Phys 7, 18 (2020). doi: 10.1186/s40658-020-0284-5


EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry Best Paper Awards 2020 & 2021

“[11C]Carbon monoxide: advances in production and application to PET radiotracer development over the past 15 years”

Carlotta Taddei & Victor W. Pike

EJNMMI radiopharm. chem.4,25 (2019). doi: 10.1186/s41181-019-0073-4


“Cyclotron-based production of 68Ga, [68Ga]GaCl3, and [68Ga]Ga-PSMA-11 from a liquid target”

Melissa E. Rodnick, Carina Sollert, Daniela Stark, Mara Clark, Andrew Katsifis, Brian G. Hockley, D. Christian Parr, Jens Frigell, Bradford D. Henderson, Monica Abghari-Gerst, Morand R. Piert, Michael J. Fulham, Stefan Eberl, Katherine Gagnon & Peter J. H. Scott

EJNMMI radiopharm. chem. 5, 25 (2020). doi: 10.1186/s41181-020-00106-9



European Journal of Hybrid Imaging Best Paper Awards 2020 & 2021

“Cardiac PET/MRI—an update”

Christoph Rischpler, Stephan Nekolla, G. Heusch, Lale Umutlu, T. Rassaf, P. Heusch, Ken Herrmann & Felix Nensa

European J Hybrid Imaging 3, 2 (2019). doi: 10.1186/s41824-018-0050-2


“Prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA-PET) for local staging of prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis”

Sungmin Woo, Soleen Ghafoor, Anton S. Becker, Sangwon Han, Andreas G. Wibmer, Hedvig Hricak, Irene A. Burger, Heiko Schöder & Hebert Alberto Vargas

European J Hybrid Imaging 4, 16 (2020). doi: 10.1186/s41824-020-00085-9