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.
Jürgen Rahmer, Aleksi Halkola, Bernhard Gleich, Ingo Schmale and Joern Borgert for their paper ‘First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging’
Jean Provost, Clement Papadacci, Juan Esteban Arango, Marion Imbault, Mathias Fink, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter and Mathieu Pernot for their paper ‘3D ultrafast ultrasound imaging in vivo’.
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.
Rules and criteria
- The judging process begins with the shortlisting of the 5 articles 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 article reaches the very high standards required to be considered for the prize.
- The international advisory board of the journal (50+ members) then rank the articles on the shortlist and the article with the highest mean score wins the prize.
- The award is presented at the IPEM annual meeting (MPEC) in September.
- For more information about the award, go to the IPEM website.