Medical Imaging Best Paper Awards

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Award information

SPIE Medical Imaging annually hosts best poster presentation awards. Some conferences offer 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 at the event.

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Recipients of awards at SPIE Medical Imaging

A listing of award winners and their research for 2024


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. View the 2024 winners and their research.

Robert F. Wagner All-Conference Best Student Paper Award Winners


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. 


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Physics of Medical Imaging Student Paper Award Winners


The Physics of Medical Imaging conference features a paper award specifically to recognize outstanding papers in development and application of medical imaging and diagnosis. Lead author on a paper currently accepted into the Physics of Medical Imaging conference (Conference 12925), are eligible for consideration for this award.


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Image Processing Student Paper Award Winners


This student paper award is a prize awarded to the first authors of high-quality papers within the Image Processing conference (Conference 12926).


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Computer-Aided Diagnosis Best Paper and Live Demonstrations Award Winners


The Computer-Aided Diagnosis conference is features a paper award specifically dedicated to recognize outstanding papers in development and application of computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) systems in medical imaging. Lead authors on a paper currently accepted into the Computer-Aided Diagnosis conference (Conference 12927) are eligible for consideration for this award.



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Early-Career Investigator Award: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Winner


Early-Career Investigator Award is awarded to the first authors of high-quality papers within the Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling conference (Conference 12928).



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Student Paper Award: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Winner


This Student Paper Award is specifically dedicated to recognizing outstanding papers in the area of surgical robotics and related topics. Undergraduate or graduate students who are also lead authors on a paper focused on robot-assisted interventions or related applications, were eligible for consideration.  The Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling conference (Conference 12928

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