Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize
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.
The Rotblat Medal was presented to Kris Thielemans, Charalampos Tsoumpas, Sanida Mustafovic, Tobias Beisel, Pablo Aguiar, Nikolaos Dikaios and Matthew W Jacobson for their paper ‘STIR: software for tomographic image reconstruction release 2’ (Kris Thielemans et al 2012 Phys. Med. Biol. 57 867)
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) ()
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’.
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.
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’
Emil Y Sidky and Xiaochuan Pan for their paper ‘Image reconstruction in circular cone-beam computed tomography by constrained, total-variation minimization’
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’
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’
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’
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.
- The lead author of the paper is presented with the Rotblat medal and co-authors are presented with certificates.