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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.