One of the bodies responsible for medical imaging related activities within the IEEE is the NMISTC. All IEEE NPSS members who have expressed interest in being a part of NMISTC are NMISTC members.
The NMISTC is managed by the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (NMISC), which has 15 members elected from the general membership of the NMISTC. Five people are elected to the NMISC each year, each person is elected to a 3-year term. The Council manages the activities of the Committee.
The Council has oversight of the Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) component of the annual IEEE NSS/MIC. This oversight includes:
– the selection of the conference committees and chairs
– the development of short courses and other educational activities offered at the annual IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference.
The Council also provides input to the editorial boards of the Transaction on Medical Imaging (TMI), and the Transaction on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences (TRPMS). It promotes medical imaging generally by nominating members of the Committee for IEEE Fellow status and for various IEEE Awards. It has created three IEEE Awards for which it has direct control of the nomination and award processes: the Edward J Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award, the Medical Imaging Technical Achievement Award, and the Bruce H Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award. These are presented annually.
The Council’s general charge is management and promotion of the activities useful to the members of the NMISTC. The present Council invites Committee member participation in the Committee’s activities. It specifically invites Committee members to run for membership on the Council, to pursue the upgrading of their membership from standard member status to senior member status, to nominate persons for the NMISTC Awards, and to provide suggestions for scientific and educational activities that promote Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences.
Nominations for New Members
It is time again to nominate candidates for election into the NMISC. The council governs activities and issues relevant to the IEEE NPSS medical imaging community. Candidates must be members of the IEEE NPSS. Self nominations are encouraged. Please send all nominations by May 15th to Nicolas Karakatsanis, NMISC Secretary, who can be reached at email@example.com.
NMISC Executive Officers
Roger Fulton, Chair
University of Sydney, Australia
Andrew Goertzen, Vice-Chair
University of Manitoba, Canada
Jae Sung Lee, Most recent past Chair
Seoul National University, Korea
Nikolaos A. Karakatsanis, Secretary
Cornell University, NY, USA
Dimitris Visvikis, TRPMS Editor in Chief
LaTIM, INSERM, France
Vesna Sossi, TRPMS Senior Editor for radiation imaging
University of British Columbia, Canada
Robert Miyaoka, ADCOM Representative (term ending 2024)
University of Washington, USA
Adam Alessio, ADCOM Representative (term ending 2022)
Michigan State University, USA
Elected NMISC Members
Term ending 31 December 2023 (Beginning 1 Jan 2021)
Dimitra Darambara, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Andrea Gonzalez Montoro, Stanford University, USA
Emilie Roncali, University of California, Davis USA
Volkmar Schultz, University of Aachen, Germany
Hamid Sabet, Harvard University, USA
Term ending 31 December 2022 (Beginning 1 Jan 2020)
Joyita Dutta, U. of Massachusetts, USA
Marie-Claude Gregoire, ANSTO, Australia
Antonio J. Gonzalez Martinez CSIC, Spain
Craig S. Levin, Stanford University, USA
Youngho Seo, UCSF, USA
Term Ending 31 December 2021 (Beginning 1 Jan 2019)
Nicola Belcari, University of Pisa, Italy
Georges El Fakhri, Harvard Medical School, USA
Andrew L. Goertzen, University of Manitoba, Canada
Charles Melcher, University of Tennessee, USA
Taiga Yamaya, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan
NSS/MIC Joint Oversight Sub-Committee Members
The Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC) is a conference jointly organized by the Radiation Instrumentation Technical Committee (RITC) and the Nuclear and Medical Imaging Sciences Technical Committee (NMISTC). In order to coordinate the NSS/MIC conference site selection, the Joint Oversight Subcommittee (JOS) makes site visits and recommends the conference locations. The Joint Executive Subcommittee (JES), consisting of the RITC and NMISTC President, Past President, and President-Elect, takes the JOS recommendation and makes the final conference site selection. The current members of the JOS are found here.
This award is given annually (previously only in in even-numbered years) to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging science. The award, consisting of $3,000, a certificate, and a plaque, is presented at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference.
In selecting the recipient of this award, primary consideration will be given to the impact and innovativeness of a nominee’s research in the field of medical imaging science. Other factors include a nominee’s research contributions over a career and his/her influence on medical imaging science through education.
The nominee is not required to be a member of the NPSS or IEEE but, where candidates have otherwise equal qualifications, preference shall be given to the candidate who is a member of the IEEE.
Nominations, inquiries, and correspondence
1996 – Robert N Beck, University of Chicago
1998 – W Leslie Rogers, University of Michigan
2000 – Harrison H Barrett, University of Arizona
2002 – Edward J Hoffman, University of California – Los Angeles
2004 – Gerd Muehllehner, ADAC UGM
2006 – Ronald J Jaszczak, Duke University
2007 – Ronald H Huesman, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
2008 – Christopher J Thompson, McGill University
2009 – Benjamin M. W. Tsui, Johns Hopkins University
2010 – Richard Leahy, University of Southern California
2011 – Michel Defrise, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2012 – Simon Cherry, University of California, Davis
2013 – Jeff Fessler, University of Michigan, Michigan
2014 – Joel Karp, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2015 – Michael A. King, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
2016 – David W Townsend, A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre, Singapore
2017 – Richard Carson, Yale University PET Center, New Haven, USA
2018 – Mike Casey, Siemens Healthineers, USA
2019 – Terry Jones, University of California, Davis, USA
2020 – Craig S. Levin, Stanford University, USA
This award is given annually to a mid-career individual who has made significant and innovative technical contributions in the field of medical imaging science. The award, consisting of $2,000, a certificate, and a plaque, is presented at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference.
The principal criteria will be the contribution to the field and the impact on the state-of-the-art. Other factors are cumulative research contributions over the first part of the career, internationally recognized leadership, and mentorship. Membership in the IEEE and NPS Society can be used as a factor in the case that the award committee has candidates that they deem qualified.
At least eight years and no more than 25 years of professional experience and contributions in the field of medical imaging science after obtaining the highest degree, at the time of nomination. The award is open to all active members of the medical imaging community.
Nominations, inquiries, and correspondence
2019 – Kris Thielemans, University College London, UK
2020 – Dimitris Visvikis, INSERM, France
This award is given annually (previously only in in odd-numbered years) to a young individual in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of medical imaging science. The award, consisting of $1,500, a certificate, and a plaque, is presented at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference.
Nominees will be judged according to their contributions to medical imaging science as demonstrated by the technical merit and creativity of their research. Priority will be given to nominees whose research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, especially if the nominee is the first author.
Graduate students or other individuals, whose highest degree was awarded no more than six years prior to the date of nomination.
1997 – Paul Kinahan, University of Pittsburgh / Martin Tornai, Duke University (shared)
1999 – Freek Beekman, Utrecht University Hospital
2001 – Jinyi Qi, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
2003 – Habib Zaidi, Geneva University Hospital
2005 – Patrick LaRiviere, University of Chicago
2006 – Suleman Surti, University of Pennsylvania Health System
2007 – William Paul Segars, Duke University
2008 – Katsuyuki Taguchi, Johns Hopkins University
2009 – Katia Parodi, Massachusetts General Hospital
2010 – Xin He, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2011 – Abhijit J. Chaudhari, UC Davis Medical Center
2012 – Chi Liu, Yale University
2013 – Martin Judenhofer, University of California, Davies
2014 – Mathieu Hatt, French National Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (INSERM), Brest
2015 – Se Young Chun, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
2016 – Joyita Dutta, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
2017 -Hadi Fayad, University of Western Brittany, INSERM UMR1101, LaTIM, France
2018 – Abolfazl Mehranian, King’s College London, UK
2019 – Ahmadreza Rezaei, Nuclear Medicine, KU Leuven
2020 – Yihuan Lu, Yale University, USA
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- Minutes of General Meeting May 30, 2019
- Minutes for General Meeting, May 30, 2020
Constitution and Bylaws
The NMISC Constitution and Bylaws are available here.