Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Gold Medal Recipients Named

Released: 20-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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Newswise — Founding members Robert J. Stanley, MD, FSCBTMR, and John Haaga, MD, FSCBTMR, have been selected as the first recipients of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) Gold Medal — the society’s highest honor. The presentation of medals will take place at SCBT-MR’s 37th annual meeting Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2014 in New Orleans.

Stanley, a pioneer in body computed tomography (CT), was part of the team that evaluated the first whole-body CT scanners in the U.S. He is a past president of SCBT-MR and the American Roentgen Ray Society where he served as editor in chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Stanley also served as vice president of the American College of Radiology. A world-renowned lecturer on body imaging, he is author of more than 180 scientific publications.

Haaga is a leader in body CT and MR. His major innovations include CT-guided interventions, which guide biopsies and treatments for abscess, nerve blocks and cancer. He also invented the Topogram in 1976 and was the first to report on radiation dose reduction for CT scanning in 1981. Artifacts from his early work are archived at the Smithsonian Institution. Haaga is a past president of SCBT-MR. He has 25 U.S. patents and is author of CT and MRI of the Whole Body – the largest selling radiology textbook in the world.

For a quarter of a century SCBT-MR has been one of the most respected professional organizations in the field of radiology. The SCBT-MR was founded by academic and research pioneers to educate practicing radiologists in the use of body CT and MR. As a leader, the SCBT-MR sponsors continuing medical education courses each year which provide in-depth coverage on a range of critical topics. In addition, the society has developed an annual research awards program to provide grants and awards for important clinical breakthrough research.

To speak with Drs. Stanley or Haaga, contact Heather Williams at 703-390-9822 or PR@acr.org.

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