In recognition of his exceptional contributions to medical research, particularly in the field of neuroradiology, the European Society of Radiology invited Professor Paul M. Parizel from Antwerp, Belgium, to present the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture at ECR 2014.
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Paul M. Parizel is chairman of Antwerp University Hospital’s department of radiology and full professor of radiology at the University of Antwerp’s faculty of medicine. He is also an elected member of the University of Antwerp’s board of trustees, representing the faculty of medicine and health sciences.
In 1982, Prof. Parizel received his medical degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Antwerp and he later went on to earn a PhD degree with a dissertation on ‘The influence of field strength on magnetic resonance imaging: a comparative study in physiochemical phantoms, isolated brain specimens and clinical applications’. He then continued his research thanks to a three-year grant from the Belgian government’s National Foundation for Scientific Research.
In recognition of his significant research and work in the areas of MRI, CT and cardiovascular imaging, Professor Albert de Roos from Leiden, the Netherlands, was invited to deliver the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture entitled, ‘Research in cardiac imaging: how I do it’.
Prof. Albert de Roos from Leiden, the Netherlands.
Albert de Roos is professor of radiology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Originally from Ermelo, the Netherlands, Prof. de Roos received his medical degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Amsterdam in 1980 and then completed his residency in internal medicine at Zeeweg Hospital Velsen. He then went on to carry out a residency in radiology at St. Elisabeth Gasthuis Haarlem and University Hospital Leiden. In 1985, he was awarded a PhD for his thesis on ‘Biphasic Colon Examination’.
In 1988, Prof. de Roos travelled to the United States to become assistant professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He returned to the Netherlands to become associate professor of radiology at Leiden University Medical Center, where he has held a number of posts, including director of magnetic resonance imaging and director of computed tomography. He also served as co-leader of the Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands’ ‘Cardiovascular MRI’ project.
In recognition of his great service to scientific publishing in Europe and his distinguished clinical career, Professor Adrian K. Dixon from Cambridge, UK, was awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2014.
Adrian K. Dixon is Master of Peterhouse, the oldest College at Cambridge University, and Emeritus Professor of Radiology, having been head of the department of Radiology for 15 years. He is also an honorary consultant radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom.
From an Irish background, he was born in Cambridge where he earned a bachelor’s degree at King’s College. He qualified in medicine after clinical studies at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London. He then specialised in general medicine, gaining his MRCP in 1974 before deciding to pursue a career in radiology (an appropriate career in view of his profound deafness). He qualified as a radiologist in 1978 and worked in paediatric radiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and in computed tomography at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. In 1979, he became a lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s department of radiology. He earned his doctor of medicine degree for his thesis on computed tomography of the lumbar spine. In 1986, he was elected a Fellow of Peterhouse, where he became director of medical studies.