March 2017

In recognition of his significant impact on the field of neuroimaging and his service to organised radiology, Professor Mauricio Castillo from Chapel Hill, NC, United States, has been invited to deliver the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture at ECR 2017.

Mauricio Castillo is the James H. Scatli distinguished professor of radiology, chief and programme director of neuroradiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is currently president of the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Originally from Guatemala, Prof. Castillo completed his radiology and neuroradiology training at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Medical Center, and Emory University School of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta respectively.

Prof. Castillo’s research interests include paediatric neuroimaging, application of new imaging techniques and medical literature editing.

He has authored more than 640 articles and 27 books including the famous Neuroradiology Companion, a reference work covering the fundamentals of neuroradiology for residents, fellows and practitioners, now in its fifth edition. He has delivered more than 1,000 invited lectures all over the world.

Today Prof. Castillo continues to work in clinical research with innovative techniques, especially MRI.

He has served as president of the American Society of Neuroradiology and is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Neuroradiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and a founding member of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR), which he has also served as chair of the Research Committee and Education Committee.

At ECR 2017, Mauricio Castillo will present the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Honorary Lecture, titled ‘Dissatisfaction, burnout and inequality: three major challenges in radiology’.