MICCAI Best Paper Awards
MICCAI Society "Enduring Impact Award"
Sponsored by Philips
Award for publications with measurable contributions that have proven, persistent impact on the field of medical image analysis and interventions. Nominations by MICCAI Board and MICCAI Society members. Guidelines for Selection/Nomination for candidate papers that have achieved at least one or more of the following:
  • Made an enduring mark on the field
  • Opened up new area of research
  • Provided a solution to an unsolved problem and/or significant research question
  • Produced a working system or practical implementation with high clinical impact
  • Published at MICCAI at least 5 years ago
  • Significant number of citations since publication
  • Evidence of continuing citations and/or use in practice
Winner: Ron Kikinis MD for his contribution in the past 13 years:
          • ~ 18,000  citations
          • H index 66
          • >1000 cites "Multi-modal volume registration by maximization of mutual information“ MedIA 1996.
          • 3D Slicer – Global community

Best Paper in Navigation
Sponsored by Medtronic Navigation
Best Paper in Computer Assisted Intervention Systems and Medical Robotics
Sponsored by Intuitive Surgical
This award is for the best paper for a new technology or method to improve today's navigation or image guidance systems (e.g., improving accuracy, speed, user-friendliness, applicability, etc).

There is a strong overlap between the technologies used in surgical navigation systems and the research interests of MICCAI society members, and Medtronic Navigation would like to acknowledge and encourage excellence in this area.
Suggested criteria for evaluation include:
  • novelty;
  • practicality;
  • potential impact.

Towards Guidance of Electrophysiological Procedures with Real-time 3D Intracardiac Echocardiography Fusion to C-arm CT
Wolfgang Wein1, Estelle Camus2, Matthias John3, Mamadou Diallo1, Christophe Duong2, Amin Al-Ahmad4, Rebecca Fahrig4, Ali Khamene1, & Chenyang Xu1.
1)Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, 2) Siemens Healthcare, Mountain View, CA, 3)Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim, Germany, 4) Stanford University, CA
This award will recognize outstanding work in the area of medical robotics and computer-assisted interventional devices and systems. Relevant topics may include the design and development of novel devices and robotic systems, and their integration with navigation and imaging technologies for enhanced clinical efficacy and patient value. Eligible work must focus primarily on interventional devices and/or their integration with guidance technologies.
All papers (contributed papers and invited papers) submitted for presentation at MICCAI 2009 are eligible, with no restrictions based on MICCAI membership, organization, nationality, race, creed, sex, or age. Employees of Intuitive Surgical are not eligible for this award.  The best paper award shall be judged based on relevance to the topic of the award, originality, technical merit, clarity of presentation, and potential clinical impact.

Single Fiber Optical Coherence Tomography Microsurgical Instruments for Computer and Robot  Assisted Retinal Surgery
Marcin Balicki1, Jae-Ho Han1, Iulian Iordachita1, Peter Gehlbach2, James Handa2,  Russell Taylor1 & Jin Kang1

1) ERC, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2) Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical, Baltimore, MD

Elsevier MedIA-MICCAI Prize
Best journal paper published in MedIA from the MICCAI 2008 Special Issue
Winner: Vicky Wang
Passive ventricular mechanics modelling using cardiac MR Imaging of Structure and Function, Vicky Y Wang, Hoi Leng Lam, Daniel B Ennis, Alistair A Young, Martyn P Nash.