Leesburg, VA – June 21, 2018 – During the SIIM 2018 general closing session held in National Harbor, MD, Dr. Akshay Goel, Founder and CEO of Radlearn.ai, and his team, were awarded the $10,000 Innovation Challenge grand prize for the project: A Cloud-Based Deep Learning Annotation-to-Analysis Platform.

2018 Innovation Challenge Winner

Radlearn.ai’s goal is to become accessible to deep learning researchers around the globe and foster impactful research by facilitating larger and higher quality datasets.

“The SIIM Innovation Challenge gave our team the impetus to build a cloud annotation system that has the potential to enhance deep learning research significantly. The valuable feedback from the judges and attendees will help us better shape our future direction.” Akshay Goel, Founder, and CEO of Radlearn.ai.

The SIIM Innovation Challenge provides a $10,000 prize to support innovation, exploration, and development of solutions to help shape the future of imaging informatics.

The Radlearn.ai project was one of eight semi-finalists featured in the Science and Innovation Pavilion throughout the SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting, and Radlearn.ai was selected as one of four finalists who pitched their projects to a panel of judges. Radlearn.ai will use the 10K award to further develop their cloud platform for deep learning.

The Radlearn.ai team will present their progress to the SIIM Board of Directors and the 2018 Innovation Challenge Committee in six months, and report on the project at the SIIM 2019 Annual Meeting, June 26 – June 28, 2019, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, in Denver/Aurora CO.


About SIIM

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine represents more than 2000 healthcare professionals with interest in enterprise information and image management. SIIM is a not-for-profit organization focused on education, clinical practices, research, and innovation in the field of imaging informatics. The society is committed to actively contributing to the development and advancement of imaging informatics professionals and scientists worldwide and to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare.

Priyanka Harilal
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
703-723-0432 x315

Follow us on Twitter @SIIM_Tweets#SIIM19

19440 Golf Vista Plaza, Suite 330 • Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-723-0432 • Fax: 703-723-0415 • SIIM.org

Publish date

Jun 21, 2018


  • Annual Meeting

Media Type

  • Press Release

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Researcher/Scientist


PIIRT Chapter 10: Ancillary Services

May 7, 2024

Dive into the fascinating world of imaging informatics with SIIMcast, the official podcast of the Society for Imaging Informatics in…


Between Two Fellows with Dr. Elizabeth Krupinski and Dr. Tessa Cook

Apr 16, 2024

Welcome to another special episode of the SIIMcast, recorded live at the SIIM Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Join us for a…


Effective Strategies for Post-Production Monitoring of AI Algorithms in Radiology

Apr 1, 2024

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms into radiology practices is rapidly increasing, with many promising applications on the horizon.…