Medical Imaging Best Paper Awards

See the best and brightest minds acknowledged for their contributions

Award information

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 2022 winners and their research.

Recipients of  awards at SPIE Medical Imaging

Robert F. Wagner All-Conference Best Student Paper Award


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. 

Award sponsors:

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Physics of Medical Imaging Student Paper Award (Conference 12031)


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 12031),  are eligible for consideration for this award.


Award sponsors: 

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Image Processing Student Paper Award (Conference 12032)


This student paper award is a prize awarded to the first authors of high-quality papers within the Image Processing conference (Conference 12032).


Award sponsor:

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Computer-Aided Diagnosis Best Paper Award (Conference 12033)


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 12033) are eligible for consideration for this award.

Award sponsor: 

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Young Scientist Award: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling (Conference 12034)


The Young Scientist Award is awarded to the first authors of high-quality papers within the Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling conference (Conference 12034).


Award sponsor: 

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Student Paper Award: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling (Conference 12034)


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 12034

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Cum Laude and Honorable Mention Poster Award Winners


Cum Laude Poster Award Winners

Honorable Mention Poster Award Winners