The Eurographics Association organizes a biannual competition to acknowledge the contribution that computer graphics is playing in the medical field, and to encourage further development. Submissions for the Eurographics 2009 Medical Prize are now being invited from researchers and developers who can demonstrate that a particular benefit has resulted from the use of computer graphics technology in a medical application that they have produced. Examples of entries could include the use of new data visualization techniques, interaction methods, or virtual/augmented environments.

The Winners of the Eurographics 2009 Medical Prize sponsored by Vital Images, Inc. were selected from a total of 15 submissions:

First Prize


Virtual Hip Joint: from Computer-Graphics to Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
C. Charbonnier, J. Schmid, F. Kolo-Christophe, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, C. Becker, P. Hoffmeyer (University of Geneva)

The entry was awarded the 1st place for its innovative use of computer graphics for anatomical and patient specific modeling.

Second Prize


ImaGINe-S: Imaging Guided Interventional Needle Simulation
N. John, F. Bello, F. Vidal, P. Villard, A. Bulpitt, R. Holbery, D. Gould, S. Johnson, R. Phillips, A. Sinha, C. Hunt (University Bangor)

The entry was awarded the 2nd place for its innovative use of computer graphics in a complex system that is already far advanced towards clinical use.

Third Prizes


GREiF - Graphical Documentation of Retinal Findings Using a standardized Digital Symbol Library
C. Jürgens, R. Großjohann, F. Tost (University Greifswald)

The entry was awarded the 3rd place for its innovative and well-structured use of interaction technique with high clinical value.

Advanced GPU Volume Rendering for Virtual Endoscopy
A. Krüger, C. Kubisch, G. Strauß, B. Preim (University of Magdeburg)

The entry was awarded the 3rd place together with the previous entry for its innovative use of computer graphics to provide a high visual quality for patient information.

Award Presentations


The prizes ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 in the EG 2009 Award session. The four winning entries will be presented in the EG Medical Prize 2009 session:

Date: Wednesday, April 1st, Time: 13:30 - 15:00, Room: HS2