|Young Scientist Award 1'st place given to Sureerat Reaungamornrat from Johns Hopkins University for the paper titled Deformable registration for image-guided spine surgery: preserving rigid body vertebral morphology in free-form transformations.||Young Scientist Award runner up given to Xiaofeng Yang from Emory University for the paper titled A New CT prostate segmentation for Ultrasound-guided CT-based HDR brachytherapy.|
The inaugural presentation of the Young Scientist Award at SPIE Medical Imaging 2014. This is a prize awarded to first authors of high quality papers within the Image-Guided Procedures conference. To be eligible for the award, the applicant must be the first author of a paper and an early career scientist, student or postdoctoral fellow.
The two slightly older gentleman standing alongside the awardees are Frank Sauer from Siemens who graciously sponsored this award and myself in my role as conference chair.