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Medical Imaging 2021 Awards


2021 Student Paper Award Winners

SPIE annually hosts the Best Student Poster presentation contests, with certificates awarded. Some conferences host Best Student Paper Awards with cash prizes supported by the generosity of our sponsors. Entrants are judged by a committee of SPIE volunteers and winners are announced onsite.  We thank our many award sponsors.


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Robert F. Wagner All-Conference Best Student Paper Awards
The Robert F. Wagner All Conference Best Student Paper Award (established 2014) is an acknowledgement of his many important contributions to the Medical Imaging meeting and his many important advances in the field of medical imaging.

2021 RFW All-Conference Best Student Paper Award Winners:

Winner: Shaoyan Pan 
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Paper: “Generative adversarial networks and radiomics supervision for lung lesion synthesis” (11595-22)

Runner Up: Qiyuan Hu 
Affiliation: The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Paper: “Role of standard and soft tissue chest radiography images in COVID-19 diagnosis using deep learning” (11597-1)

A first-place winner and runner-up are recognized with a cash prize ($1,000 and $500 respectively) and a certificate during the Plenary Session at the meeting. Robert F. Wagner Award Finalists are recognized with certificates in their respective conference meeting rooms during the Awards Sessions.

Important Dates

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4 February 2021
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4 February 2021 
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