December 2017


In recognition of his outstanding contributions as educator and researcher, and his pioneering work in developing new imaging technologies, Professor Richard L. Ehmann from Rochester, United States, will receive ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2018.

Richard L. Ehman is a professor of radiology and the Blanche R. & Richard J. Erlanger Professor of Medical Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also an Emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.
Prof. Ehman received his bachelor’s degree in physics and his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Calgary in Canada. He then pursued a research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and a clinical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, before joining the faculty there in 1985.
Prof. Ehman is known for his contributions in clinical practice, education, research and leadership. His research programme focused on developing new imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance elastography, which was pioneered in his laboratory. He is an inventor, holding more than 60 U.S. and foreign patents. Many of these inventions have been commercialised and are widely used in medical care.
He has served as chair of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH, and as a member of the Council of Councils of the NIH.
Prof. Ehman was awarded the Gold Medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1995 for his research contributions and the Outstanding Researcher Award of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in 2006. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Science in 2010 and named Mayo Clinic Distinguished Investigator in 2014. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology in 2016 and was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2017.
Prof. Ehman has served as president of many professional organisations, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2002–03), the Academy of Radiology Research (2012–14), and the Society for Body Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (2013–14). He served as President of the RSNA in 2017.

At ECR 2018, Richard Ehman will be presented with Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.


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