MEDIA Best Paper Award

The MICCAI MEDIA Best Paper Award recognizes the highest quality paper in the Special Issue on the main MICCAI conference published in the Medical Image Analysis (MEDIA) journal. Typically one award is issued each year, but the journal may decide to split the award between two winners.

The definition of and guidelines for this award can be found here.

Winners of the Elsevier Medical Image Analysis Best Paper Award


Yaël Balbastre, Mikael Brudfors, Michela Azzarito, Christian Lambert, Martina F Callaghan, John Ashburner. Model-based multi-parameter mapping.

Runners up:

Balagopal Unnikrishan, Cuong Nguyen, Shafa Balaram, Chao Li, Chuan Sheng Foo, Pavitra Krishnaswamy. Semi-supervised classification of radiology images with NoTeacher: A teacher that is not mean.

Mandy Lu, Qingyu Zhao, Kathleen L Poston, Edith V Sullivan, Adolf Pfefferbaum, Marian Shahid, Maya Katz, Leila Montaser Kouhsari, Kevin Schulman, Arnold Milstein, Juan Carlos Niebles, Victor W Henderson, Li Fei-Fei, Kilian M Pohl, Ehsan Adeli. Quantifying Parkinson's disease motor severity under uncertainty using MDS-UPDRS videos.


Zongwei Zhou, Vatsal Sodha, Jiaxuan Pang, Michael Gotway, Jianming Liang. Models Genesis 

Runners up:

Yuan Xue, Qianying Zhou,  Jiarong Ye, L.Rodney Long, Sameer Antani, Carl Cornwell, Zhiyun Xue, Sharon Xiaolei Huang. Selective Synthetic Augmentaion with HistoGAN for Improved Histopathology Image Classification 

Richard Rau, Ozan Unal, Dieter Schweizer, Valery Vishnevskiy, Orcun Goksel. Frequency-Dependent Attenuation Reconstruction with an Acoustic Reflector 


Davood Karimi, Qi Zeng, Prateek Mathur, Apeksha Avinash, Sara Mahdavi, Ingrid Spadinger, Purang Abolmaesumi, Septimiu E. Salcudean. Accurate and robust deep learning-based segmentation of the prostate clinical target volume in ultrasound images

Runners up:

Christian Payer, Darko Stern, Marlies Feiner, Horst Bischof, Martin Urschler. Segmenting and tracking cell instances with cosine embeddings and recurrent hourglass networks

Ye Wu, Yoonmi Hong, Yuanjing Feng, Dinggang Shen, Pew-Thian Yap.  Mitigating Gyral bias in cortical tractography via asymmetric fiber orientation distributions


Jianyu Lin, Neil T Clancy, Ji Qi, Yang Hu, Taran Tatla, Danail Stoyanov, Lena Maier-Hein, Daniel S Elson. Dual-modality endoscopic probe for tissue surface shape reconstruction and hyperspectral imaging enabled by deep neural networks


Qi Dou, Lequan Yu, Hao Chen, Yueming Jin, Xin Yang, Jing Qin, Pheng-Ann Heng. 3D deeply supervised network for automated segmentation of volumetric medical images


Sailesh Conjeti, Amin Katouzian, Anees Kazi, Sepideh Mesbah, David Beymer, Tanveer F Syeda-Mahmood, Nassir Navab. Metric hashing forests


Markus Rempfler, Matthias Schneider, Giovanna D Ielacqua, Xianghui Xiao, Stuart R Stock, Jan Klohs, Gábor Székely, Bjoern Andres, Bjoern H Menze. Reconstructing cerebrovascular networks under local physiological constraints by integer programming


Tobias Heimann, Peter Mountney, Matthias John, Rasvan Ionasec. Real-time ultrasound transducer localization in fluoroscopy images by transfer learning from synthetic training data.


Ender Konukoglu, Ben Glocker, Darko Zikic, Antonio Criminisi. Neighbourhood approximation using randomized forests


Benoit Scherrer, Ali Gholipour, Simon K Warfield. Super-resolution reconstruction to increase the spatial resolution of diffusion weighted images from orthogonal anisotropic acquisitions


Ola Friman, Rogerio Richa, Antonio PL Bo, Philippe Poignet. Probabilistic 4D blood flow tracking and uncertainty estimation


Jihun Hamm, Dong Hye Ye, Ragini Verma, Christos Davatzikos. GRAM: A framework for geodesic registration on anatomical manifolds

Samuel Gerber, Tolga Tasdizen, P Thomas Fletcher, Sarang Joshi, Ross Whitaker. Manifold modeling for brain population analysis


Vicky Y Wang, Hoi Leng Lam, Daniel B Ennis, Alistair A Young, Martyn P Nash. Modelling passive diastolic mechanics with quantitative MRI of cardiac structure and function


Cyril Poupon, Alexis Roche, Jessica Dubois, Jean-François Mangin, Fabrice Poupon. Real-time MR diffusion tensor and Q-ball imaging using Kalman filtering

Gabor Fichtinger, Jonathan P Fiene, Christopher W Kennedy, Gernot Kronreif, Iulian Iordachita, Danny Y Song, Everette C Burdette, Peter Kazanzides. Robotic assistance for ultrasound-guided prostate brachytherapy


Kilian M Pohl, John Fisher, Sylvain Bouix, Martha Shenton, Robert W McCarley, W Eric L Grimson, Ron Kikinis, William M Wells. Using the logarithm of odds to define a vector space on probabilistic atlases

Masahiko Nakamoto, Hiroa ki Hirayama, Yoshinobu Sato, Kozo Konishi, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Makoto Hashizume, Shinichi Tamura. Recovery of respiratory motion and deformation of the liver using laparoscopic freehand 3D ultrasound system


Tom Vercauteren, Aymeric Perchant, Xavier Pennec, Grégoire Malandain, Nicholas Ayache. Robust mosaicing with correction of motion distortions and tissue deformations for in vivo fibered microscopy


Darius Burschka, Ming Li, Masaru Ishii, Russell H Taylor, Gregory D Hager. Scale invariant registration of monucular endoscopic images to CT-Scans for sinus surgery

Marcel Jackowski, Chiu Y Kao, Maolin Qiu, R Todd Constable, Lawrence H Staib. White matter tractography by anisotropic wavefront evolution and diffusion tensor imaging