Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize

26 May 2016

Physics in Medicine & Biology awards the Rotblat Medal to the authors of the research paper that has received the most citations in the preceding five years (according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)).

The Rotblat Medal is named in honour of Prof. Sir Joseph Rotblat who was the second — and longest serving — editor of PMB from 1961–1972.

Winners

2016

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The Rotblat medal 2016 was presented at IEEE NSS/MIC by Simon Cherry to Bjoern Jakoby, Yanic Bercier (not present), Maurizio Conti, Michael E Casey, Bernhard Bendriem and David W Townsend for their paper ‘Physical and clinical performance of the mCT time-of-flight PET/CT scanner’ (B W Jakoby et al 2011 Phys. Med. Biol. 56 2375) ()

2015

Sebastien Jan, Didier Benoit, Emilia Becheva, Thomas Carlier, Franca Cassol, Patrice Descourt, Thibault Frisson, Loic Grevillot, Laurent Guigues, Lydia Maigne, Christian Morel, Yann Perrot, Niklas Rehfeld, David Sarrut, Dennis R Schaart, Simon Stute, Uwe Pietrzyk, Dimitris Visvikis, Nabil Zahra and Irène Buvat for their paper ‘GATE V6: a major enhancement of the GATE simulation platform enabling modelling of CT and radiotherapy’.

2014

From top left: Dr. Dominik Szczerba, Dr. Andreas Christ, Dr. Esra Neufeld. From bottom left: Prof. Dr. Niels Kuster, Dr. Michael Oberle.
From top left: Dr. Dominik Szczerba, Dr. Andreas Christ, Dr. Esra Neufeld. From bottom left: Prof. Dr. Niels Kuster, Dr. Michael Oberle.

Andreas Christ, Wolfgang Kainz, Eckhart G Hahn, Katharina Honegger, Marcel Zefferer, Esra Neufeld, Wolfgang Rascher, Rolf Janka, Werner Bautz, Ji Chen, Berthold Kiefer, Peter Schmitt, Hans-Peter Hollenbach, Jianxiang Shen, Michael Oberle, Dominik Szczerba, Anthony Kam, Joshua W Guag and Niels Kuster for their paper ‘The Virtual Family – development of surface-based anatomical models of two adults and two children for dosimetric simulations’.

More information on the winning paper can be found in this article on medicalphysicsweb.

 

2013

Four of the prize winning authors. From left to right: Thomas Istel, Jens-Peter Schlomka, Ewald Roessl and Gerhard Martens.
Four of the prize winning authors. From left to right: Thomas Istel, Jens-Peter Schlomka, Ewald Roessl and Gerhard Martens.

Jens Peter Schlomka, Ewald Roessl, Ralf Dorscheid, Stefan Dill, Gerhard Martens, Thomas Istel, Christian Bäumer, Christoph Herrmann, Roger Steadman, Günter Zeitler, Amir Livne and Roland Proksa for their paper ‘Experimental feasibility of multi-energy photon-counting K-edge imaging in pre-clinical computed tomography’

More information on the winning paper can be found in this editorial and in this article on medicalphysicsweb.

 

2012

Emil Y Sidky and Xiaochuan Pan
Emil Y Sidky and Xiaochuan Pan.

Emil Y Sidky and Xiaochuan Pan for their paper ‘Image reconstruction in circular cone-beam computed tomography by constrained, total-variation minimization’

More information on the winning paper can be found in this editorial and in this article on medicalphysicsweb.

 

 

 

2011

Mariya Lazebnik, Dijana Popovic, Leah McCartney, Cynthia B Watkins, Mary J Lindstrom, Josephine Harter, Sarah Sewall, Travis Ogilvie, Anthony Magliocco, Tara M Breslin, Walley Temple, Daphne Mew, John H Booske, Michal Okoniewski and Susan C Hagness for their paper ‘A large-scale study of the ultrawideband microwave dielectric properties of normal, benign and malignant breast tissues obtained from cancer surgeries’

More information on the winning paper can be found in this editorial and in this article on medicalphysicsweb.

2010

George Alexandrakis, Fernando R Rannou and Arion F Chatziioannou for their paper ‘Tomographic bioluminescence imaging by use of a combined optical-PET (OPET) system: a computer simulation feasibility study’

The winning paper is discussed in this editorial and also in this medicalphysicsweb article.

2009

S Jan, G Santin, D Strul, S Staelens, K Assié, D Autret, S Avner, R Barbier, M Bardiès, P M Bloomfield, D Brasse, V Breton, P Bruyndonckx, I Buvat, A F Chatziioannou, Y Choi, Y H Chung, C Comtat, D Donnarieix, L Ferrer, S J Glick, C J Groiselle, D Guez, P-F Honore, S Kerhoas-Cavata, A S Kirov, V Kohli, M Koole, M Krieguer, D J van der Laan, F Lamare, G Largeron, C Lartizien, D Lazaro, M C Maas, L Maigne, F Mayet, F Melot, C Merheb, E Pennacchio, J Perez, U Pietrzyk, F R Rannou, M Rey, D R Schaart, C R Schmidtlein, L Simon, T Y Song, J-M Vieira, D Visvikis, R Van de Walle, E Wieërs and C Morel for their paper ‘GATE: a simulation toolkit for PET and SPECT’

The editorial contains further information on the paper and its significance is reported on medicalphysicsweb.

Rules and criteria

  • The prize is awarded to the paper that has received the most citations (according to ISI) over the last five years. For example, in 2011 the prize was awarded to a paper with the most citations between 2006 and 2010.
  • The prize can only be won by original research papers and excludes Topical Reviews.

Additional information

  • The lead author of the paper is presented with the Rotblat medal and co-authors are presented with certificates.