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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.

Current Winner

Harold L. Kundel   Harold L. Kundel, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, is the 2020 recipient of the SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging in recognition of his many contributions to the field of medical image perception. His research has shed light into the nature of misses in Radiology, as well as in the acquisition of expertise in this domain. His pioneering work first linked lesions in medical images to their spatial frequency spectra, a concept that forms the backbone for many of today's computer-aided detection systems.
 
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Previous Recipients of the SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging:

2019 - Harrison H. Barrett, Arthur E. Burgess, Charles E. Metz, and Robert F. Wagner

2020 -


2019 - Harrison H. Barrett, Arthur E. Burgess, Charles E. Metz, and Robert F. Wagner 

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation recognition of their many and significant contributions to Image Science applied to Medical Imaging.