Pizer is recognized for his contributions to the field of medical image computing.
Stephen Pizer, adjunct professor of Radiation Oncology, has been named a fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society.
From Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine, Spring 2011, p5:
“Stephen Pizer was recognized by an international computing organization for his contributions to the field of medical image computing. Pizer is Kenan Professor of Computer Science in the College and an adjunct professor in the departments of radiation oncology, biomedical engineering and radiology in the School of Medicine. He has been named a fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society, the premier society in the field of medical image computing. Medical image computing involves extracting and presenting information from medical images to be used, for example, in radiation treatment planning and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Pizer is a pioneer in the field, having written the first dissertation on medical image computing in 1967. His research led the way for international standards on electronic display of medical images and the routine clinical use of 3-D display of medical images.”