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SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging

The SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in medical imaging. Honorarium $2,000.

Harry Barrett regards his scientific specialty as Image Science, an emerging field which strives to provide unified theories, design principles and evaluation methods for all forms of imaging. In recent projects his group at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona has applied the methodologies of image science to problems in astronomy and optical metrology, but his main focus has always been medical imaging, especially nuclear medicine. Harry was one of the Founders of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conferences that began in 1972. He was awarded the SPIE’s Gold Medal in 2011, the society’s highest honor, for his many contributions to the field of medical imaging and image science. Foundations of Image Science, a book he coauthored, won the first J. W. Goodman book-writing award in 2006, a joint honor granted by SPIE and OSA.

Harrison Barrett Award for Medical Imaging

Harrison H. Barrett, Arthur E. Burgess, Charles E. Metz, and Robert F. Wagner are the inaugural recipients of the SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging.  SPIE presents this award in recognition of their many and significant contributions to Image Science applied to Medical Imaging.  

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