March 2017

In recognition of his lifelong achievements in radiology and work in radiation protection, Professor Guy Frija from Paris, France, will receive the ESR Gold Medal at ECR 2017.

Guy Frija is professor emeritus of radiology and consultant at the imaging department of Paris Georges Pompidou European Hospital (GPEH), where he has previously served as chairman. He is also a part-time professor of radiology at the faculty of health sciences of McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Prof. Frija is a recognised expert in thoracic imaging and contrast products and has also helped to introduce information technologies to daily radiological practice. Recently, his main area of research has been radiation protection and he has cooperated in the establishment of guidelines and protocols in France.

He is a member of the scientific committee of the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, co-chair of the imaging section of MEDICEN, a French business cluster specialising in biomedical engineering, and chair of the steering committee of EuroSafe Imaging.

Prof. Frija has served in many leadership roles, notably as president of the European Society of Radiology from 2013 to 2014. He has also presided over the French Society of Radiology for 12 years, turning it into the most important scientific society in France, and the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology in 2007.

He was advisor to the French Ministry of Health for the deployment of PACS in the country and is a former IAEA consultant.

Prof. Frija is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Montreal, and an honorary fellow of several radiological societies. He was appointed Knight of the French Order of the Legion of Honour in 2001.

He has published more than 175 papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-written 30 books.

At ECR 2017, Guy Frija will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.