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Physics in Medicine & Biology Roberts Prize

The publishers of Physics in Medicine & Biology, IOP Publishing, in association with the journal owners, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), jointly award an annual prize for the best paper published in the journal during the previous year. The prize is named in honour of the first editor of PMB, John Roberts, who served from 1956 to 1960.

Winners

2013

Costas Arvantis receives his prize from Steve Keevil, President of IPEM, at MPEC 2014.
Costas Arvantis receives his prize from Steve Keevil,
President of IPEM, at MPEC 2014.

Costas Arvanitis et al from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA for their breakthrough paper 'Combined ultrasound and MR imaging to guide focused ultrasound therapies in the brain'.












2012

Michel Defrise, Ahmadreza Rezaei and Johan Nuyts for their paper 'Time-of-flight PET data determine the attenuation sinogram up to a constant '

The shortlist of 2012's best papers can be found in this editorial.

2011

Matthew Hough receives the Roberts Prize from IPEM President Peter Jarritt
Matthew Hough receives the Roberts Prize from
IPEM President Peter Jarritt

Matthew Hough, Perry Johnson, Didier Rajon, Derek Jokisch, Choonsik Lee and Wesley Bolch for their paper 'An image-based skeletal dosimetry model for the ICRP reference adult male—internal electron sources'

The top-six shortlist of 2011's best papers can be found in this editorial.

Read an article about the prize on medicalphysicsweb.org.





2010

M M Paulides, J F Bakker, M Linthorst, J van der Zee, Z Rijnen, E Neufeld, P M T Pattynama, P P Jansen, P C Levendag and G C van Rhoon for their paper 'The clinical feasibility of deep hyperthermia treatment in the head and neck: new challenges for positioning and temperature measurement'

The top-10 shortlist of 2010's best papers can be read in this editorial.

2009

E Z Zhang, J G Laufer, R B Pedley and P C Beard for their paper 'In vivo high resolution 3D photoacoustic imaging of superficial vascular anatomy'

The top-10 shortlist of 2009's best papers can be read in this editorial.

2008

J P Schlomka, E Roessl, R Dorscheid, S Dill, G Martens, T Istel, C Bäumer, C Herrmann, R Steadman, G Zeitler, A Livne and R Proksa for their paper 'Experimental feasibility of multi-energy photon-counting K-edge imaging in pre-clinical computed tomography'

The top-10 shortlist of 2008's best papers can be read in this editorial.

Rules and criteria

  • The judging process begins with the shortlisting of the 10 papers published in the previous year to have been rated the best based on referees' quality assessments.
  • The PMB Editorial Board then assess the shortlist to ensure that each paper reaches the very high standards required to be considered for the prize.
  • A prize committee, consisting of fellows of IPEM (FIPEMs) then select the winner from the remainder of the shortlist.
  • The award is presented at the IPEM annual meeting in September.
  • For more information about the award, go to the IPEM website.