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. In 2010 the Eurographics Medical Prize was renamed to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine to honor Dirk Bartz who passed away far too early in March the same year. Dirk Bartz was a highly recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and promoter of Visual Computing in Medicine, an active member of the Eurographics Association, and Chair of the EG Medical Prizes 2007 and 2009.

At this year’s Eurographics conference, the three winners of the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2017 were announced. The winning contributions were selected by an international program committee.

1st Prize: Raidou, Renata*; Breeuwer, Marcel; Vilanova, Anna: Visual Analytics for Digital Radiotherapy: Towards a Comprehensible Pipeline.

* Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Technical University Vienna