Prestigious medical physics prize for UCL academic

UCL academic Professor Brian Hutton has been awarded the prestigious Peter Mansfield Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for his distinguished contributions to the field of medical physics.

The IOP said Prof Hutton had consistently pushed boundaries of what is achievable in nuclear medicine imaging, both in terms of imaging instrumentation and data processing, with innovations that have underpinned improvements in diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic effectiveness, both in research and clinical practice.

The award celebrated – among a wide range of achievements – his contributions to a technique known as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT*) as well as to image reconstruction and multimodality imaging.

The award was also given in recognition of his significant contributions to the practice of nuclear medicine and the profession as a whole worldwide, in terms of training, the development of standards, and accreditation of medical physicists.

The IOP is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practicing physicists, in the UK and Ireland. 

The Peter Mansfield Medal and Prize was awarded as part of the IOP annual awards, which celebrate excellence in physics across research, education, outreach, and application.

Read more about the award on the IOP website.

*SPECT measures the emitted radiation from an administered radioactive tracer to provide a 3D image that reflects the underlying function of normal and diseased tissues.