of IEEE NPSS Awards
Imaging Scientist Award is given by the Nuclear
Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee (NMISTC) in even-numbered
years at the IEEE Medical Imaging
Conference to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions
to the field of medical imaging science. In selecting the recipient
of this award, primary consideration will be given to nominees who have
made significant innovations in the field of medical imaging science.
Other factors include a nominee's overall research contribution and
his/her influence on medical imaging science through education.
Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award is given by the Nuclear
Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee in odd-numbered
years at the IEEE Medical Imaging
Conference to a young investigator in recognition of significant
and innovative technical contributions to the field of medical imaging
science. Nominees are judged according to their contributions to medical
imaging science as demonstrated by the technical merit and creativity
of their research. Priority will be given to nominees whose research
has been published in peer-reviewed journals, especially if the nominee
is first author.
- 1996 - Robert
N. Beck, Medical Imaging Scientist Award "for
fundamental contributions to the mathematical and physical theories
underlying nuclear medicine, medical imaging, and imaging science
and for contributions to the education and inspiration of generations
of imaging scientists"
- 1997 - Paul
Kinahan "for important contributions
to 3D image reconstruction" / Martin
P. Tornai "for important contributions
to the design of miniature imaging probes for use in surgery",
Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award (shared)
- 1998 - Leslie
W. Rogers, Medical Imaging Scientist Award "for
contributions to the fundamental and practical physics and engineering
of novel detectors and systems for emission imaging; and for contributions
of leadership and mentorship within the medical imaging community"
- 1999 - Freek
Beekman, Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award "for
contributions to instrumentation, modeling, simulation, reconstruction
and analysis of SPECT"
- 2000 - Harrison
H. Barrett, Medical Imaging Scientist Award "for
substantial research accomplishments in the physics, mathematics,
and engineering aspects of medical imaging science and a history of
outstanding mentorship and leadership contributions"
- 2001 - Jinyi
Qi, Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award
"for contributions to the analysis of Bayesian image reconstruction
algorithms, and for the development of high-resolution 3D Bayesian
image reconstruction methods for animal PET scans"
- 2002 - Edward
J Hoffman, Medical Imaging Scientist Award "for
important and sustained contributions to the development of positron
emission tomography and for dedication to graduate level education
in the nuclear medical imaging sciences"
- 2003 - Habib
Zaidi, Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award "for
contributions to the development and better understanding of Monte
Carlo simulation tools, improvement and quantitative analysis of attenuation
and scatter correction algorithms in PET imaging, and publication
- 2004 - Gerd Muehllehner, Edward J. Hoffman
Medical Imaging Scientist Award "for contributions to the physics and engineering of nuclear and positron emission tomography scanners".
- 2005 - Patrick La Riviere, Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award.