March 2017

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in imaging and radiation protection, Professor James A. Brink from Boston, MA, United States, will be presented with ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2017.

James A. Brink is radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, and the Juan M. Taveras professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Prof. Brink received his medical degree from Indiana University and completed his radiology residency and fellowship at MGH in 1990.

He joined the faculty at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he rose to the rank of associate professor, and he served as chair of the department of diagnostic radiology at Yale University from 2006 to 2013 before returning to MGH.

His work focuses on utilisation and management of imaging resources, and monitoring and control of medical radiation exposure.

Prof. Brink currently serves as scientific vice-president for radiation protection in medicine on the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and vice- chair of the nuclear and radiation studies board for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He is also past-president of the American Roentgen Ray Society and currently serves as chair of the board of chancellors for the American College of Radiology.

Prof. Brink has written more than 140 publications and given more than 270 presentations all over the world.

At ECR 2017, James A. Brink will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.