"Helen has always brought a down-to-earth approach to academic and clinical radiology that also served her well in committee work. Perhaps that is a lesson she learned from her little patients," said RSNA President Brian C. Lentle, MD. "Above all Helen lived the life she advocated-no one can be a good doctor or good radiologist without also remembering to be a good human being. She always made time to enrich her life through her Irish roots and family."
RSNA is pleased to present Honorary Membership to Dr Carty for her achievements in pediatric radiology as well as orthopedic and chest radiology.
"Honorary Membership in RSNA is an award that, though I am pleased and honored to receive, is something I never dreamt of," said Dr Carty. "For me, it is not just a personal honor, but it is also a treasured honor for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR). Both personally and as chairman of ECR, I am proud to be thus honored. It enhances the increasingly developing trans-Atlantic bonds in our discipline, and wearing both my hats, I thank all who have chosen me to receive it."
Dr Carty graduated from University College in Dublin. She completed her postgraduate work at Mater Hospital in Dublin and St. Thomas's Hospital in London.
For more than 25 years, Dr Carty was director of radiology services at Royal Liverpool Children's National Health Service Trust, Alder Hey Children's Hospital. She recently retired from her position as professor of pediatric radiology, thesis supervisor, and examiner at the University of Liverpool in England. She had been actively involved with the National Health Service and was the ambassador for radiology in the Department of Health's International Fellowship Recruitment Program.
A prolific researcher, Dr Carty is author or coauthor of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, five textbooks, and 16 textbook chapters. She is an editorial board member of Pediatric Radiology and European Radiology. She is the pediatric section editor for European Journal of Radiology, European Radiology, and Eurorad. Dr Carty is also a reviewer for 10 other journals.
A popular speaker, Dr Carty has presented more than 700 invited lectures in 38 countries. She has taken part in numerous courses designed to bring modern radiology to the emerging former eastern bloc countries. She has delivered similar sessions in Central America, China, India, and South Africa. Dr Carty has organized 10 postgraduate teaching courses and been an invited visitor to all academic medical institutions in the United Kingdom.
She has earned many awards and has greatly contributed to radiology education through her work with professional societies and associations. As a member of the Royal College of Radiologists, Dr Carty served as a clinical radiology warden and instituted a wide-ranging review of examination and training, and laid the foundation for electronic examinations. She is chairman of ECR and is a member of the British Nuclear Medicine Society and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr Frija has greatly contributed to the fields of magnetic resonance (MR) contrast imaging, MR lymphography, and functional MR imaging of solid tumors and the liver. He has also focused attention on managing the digital imaging department at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou and participating in the ongoing transformations of medical practice in France.
"Guy Frija pursued some of his education in North America and has always been a devoted supporter of RSNA. After moving to France, he rose to leadership positions in his own department as well as in French radiology," said RSNA President Brian C. Lentle, MD. "He combined these activities with scientific work in developing his own subspecialty, which gained him international recognition."
In appreciation of his scientific achievements, RSNA is pleased to present Dr Frija with an Honorary Membership.
Dr Frija was born in Morocco in 1945. From 1970 to 1976, he completed his radiology residency in Paris, but he left the country to serve for 16 months in the military in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. He also spent time as a resident at the University of Montreal.
Dr Frija was the chairman of the Department of Radiology in Garches, France, from 1984 to 1989. He later became the chairman of the Department of Radiology at Laënnec Hospital in Paris. Currently, he is director of the Laboratory of Imaging Research and chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou in Paris.
In addition to his academic career, Dr Frija has held a variety of concurrent ancillary positions. He is the president of the National Commission of Medical Devices and consultant to the French Ministry of Health. He served as associate dean of the Necker Faculty and as a consultant to the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, INSERM, both in Paris.
Dr Frija is the current secretary general of the French Society of Radiology. He has also served as the chairman of the French Board of Radiology, secretary general of the French College of Radiology, and president of the French Medical Association.
An RSNA member since 1989, Dr Frija also belongs to a number of professional organizations including the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, the French Society of Radiology, and the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He is the president-elect of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology.
Dr Frija has authored 137 scientific articles in French and English journals, including Radiology, Academic Radiology, and American Journal of Roentgenology. His textbooks are considered to be the best in the French radiologic literature. Dr Frija has also made nearly 400 scientific paper and poster presentations in France and at international meetings, including the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1935, Dr Klempfner has spent his entire career promoting radiologic education, especially in disadvantaged areas including the South Pacific. Most recently he has dedicated his research efforts to radiation protection. His current research interest is radiation exposure from CT.
"George has always had a great devotion to the need for organized radiology to become both strong and international," said RSNA President Brian C. Lentle, MD. "He has served as president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and went on to move through the executive ranks of the International Society of Radiology (ISR) to become its president, completing a 2-year term this year."
In recognition of his service to radiology, RSNA is proud to award Dr Klempfner an Honorary Membership in RSNA.
Dr Klempfner has been an RSNA member since 1983 and considers the award a special tribute. "The yearly RSNA scientific assembly is the premier international radiology meeting. It provides the most up-to-date information on radiology education, technology, and research," said Dr Klempfner.
In 1968, he received his radiology qualification in Melbourne, Australia. After finishing a fellowship in nuclear medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to Australia with dual qualifications in radiology and nuclear medicine. He rose through the medical ranks from junior medical resident to become the director of nuclear medicine at Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne. Currently, he is director of nuclear medicine and mammography at the St Frances Xavier Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne.
Dr Klempfner has lectured and published extensively in the radiology field since 1972. He has been an enthusiastic teacher and examiner, and his contributions have been recognized through a number of awards including the prestigious Roentgen medal from RANZCR. He has also received the H. R. Sear Prize, the RANZCR Baker Fellowship and a lifetime RANZCR membership.
As secretary general for ISR, Dr Klempfner helped establish the South Pacific Liaison Committee to improve radiologic practice in the region and assisted in the recent establishment of the Centre of Radiological Excellence in Fiji. As ISR president, he developed the World Council of Radiology as ISR president. This council, which has representation from all major continental radiology societies, works toward the worldwide integration of radiology education training and qualifications.
Dr Klempfner has been a consultant to the World Health Organization on radiologic services in Western Samoa. He has served on more than 25 advisory boards and has lectured extensively to colleagues and students. He has also chaired RANZCR's radiation safety subcommittee.
Dr Klempfner is also a member of the Australian Medical Association, Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine, Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, British Institute of Radiography, and Society of Nuclear Medicine.
"Brian pioneered many of the clinical applications of MR imaging in Nottingham University in England," said RSNA President Brian C. Lentle, MD. "He developed productive clinical collaborations with basic scientists. His significance as an investigator was recognized when he was named a fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), an honor rarely bestowed except on the likes of Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein-and never before on a radiologist. He became professor and head of his department and served among the leadership of British and European radiology as well as regularly attending RSNA. Dr Worthington is a renaissance man with a passionate interest in Icelandic literature."
In addition to his early pioneering work with MR, Dr Worthington later contributed greatly to defining the role of ultra-high speed echoplanar imaging in clinical practice. For his many contributions to radiology, RSNA is proud to present him with an Honorary Membership.
Dr Worthington qualified for his MBBS in 1963 in London and completed a radiology residency at London Hospital, obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) in 1969. After completing his education, Dr Worthington moved to Nottingham, England, where he was appointed to a newly created post in neuroradiology. He served nearly two decades as professor and head of the Department of Academic Radiology at the Queen's Medical Centre at Nottingham University, where he has been professor emeritus since 1998.
An inexhaustible researcher, Dr Worthington is author or coauthor of nearly 400 scientific and clinical works. He has been an editorial board member for a variety of journals, including Clinical Anatomy, Current Imaging, the Journal of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Investigative Radiology. He has delivered more than 100 invited lectures and memorial addresses, and has been a visiting professor in Ireland, Finland, and Canada.
An international figure in radiology, Dr Worthington is an honorary member of the Finnish Radiological Society and the Icelandic Radiological Society. He is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). He has been honored with a gold medal from RCR, ISMRM, and the Back Pain Association. Dr Worthington has also received the Rohan Williams Medal from RCR, the Barclay Medal from the British Institute of Radiology for "publications of special merit contributing to the science and practice of radiology," the Trent Medal for Excellence from the National Health Service Executive, and the President's Prize from the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society.
An RSNA member since 1989, Dr Worthington has made more than 30 presentations at RSNA scientific assemblies. He is a past-president of the British Institute of Radiology and a past-chair of the Association of Professors of Radiology and Radiotherapy. He is a member of the British and European Association of euroradiologists, Swedish Society of Radiology, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and several mathematics and physics associations.
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