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2017 Bronze Medal Award




Dr. Levine is recognized for assembling a rigorous and compelling technical foundation to supplant the current method of measuring tumor size—a key to objectively assessing the response of a patient to radiation or chemotherapy treatment with a vastly improved and more accurate approach. Standard practice is to estimate tumor size by measuring the maximum tumor length in a selected 2-D image captured by a 3-D imaging technology, such as CT or MRI. Levine methodically showed that direct measurement of a tumor's three-dimensional volume provides a superior measure of tumor response to therapy. He developed both the theoretical tools and reference artifacts needed to implement accurate tumor volume measurements in medical imaging.


Zachary H. Levine

Physical Measurement Laboratory