Michael S. Patterson Publication Prize

This prize was introduced in 2016 and is awarded for a scientific paper written by a COMP member that has had a tremendous impact on the field of medical physics. Peer-reviewed papers published in any scientific journal in the last ten years are considered and the work must have been performed mainly at a Canadian institution. Publication must represent a significant advance in medical physics. The winner is the eligible paper that has received the most citations in the Web of Science maintained by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) including citations from all data bases.

2017 Michael S. Patterson Publication Prize Winners

Alex Vitkin, PhD M-CCPM, F-OSA, F-SPIE
Clinical Physicist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

co-authors: Adrian Mariampillai, Beau A. Standish, Eduardo H. Moriyama, Mamta Khurana, Nigel R. Munce, Michael K.K. Leung, James Jiang, Alex Cable, Brian C. Wilson, I. Alex Vitkin, and Victor X.D. Yang


Speckle variance detection of microvasculature using swept-source optical coherence tomography

Past Winner



Scientific Paper


Karl Otto

Volumetric modulated arc therapy: IMRT in a single gantry arc