December 2017

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in science and research, in particular in magnetic resonance imaging and urogenital radiology, and his untiring efforts in furthering and developing new methods in these fields, Professor Nicolas Grenier from Bordeaux, France, will be awarded the ESR Gold Medal at ECR 2018.

Nicolas Grenier is a professor of radiology and head of urogenital and vascular radiology at Pellegrin University Hospital in Bordeaux, where he also coordinates the radiology and nuclear medicine departments.
Prof. Grenier graduated in medicine and completed his residency in radiology at Bordeaux University. He subsequently did fellowships in paediatric radiology at Montreal University and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, U.S.
His main fields of interest are MRI and ultrasound in urogenital and vascular applications, and particularly functional and molecular aspects of renal parenchymal diseases. He has developed methods to carry out renal functional MRI and intrarenal cellular targeting with iron oxide nanoparticles for inflammatory mapping and for tracking labelled mesenchymal stem cells. He has also evaluated the role of ultrasound elastography in diffuse renal diseases for the diagnosis of fibrosis.
Prof. Grenier is also active in the field of urologic oncology with the development of multiparametric MRI of renal tumours, and participates in the development of a new bifunctional instrument to diagnose prostate cancer combining ultrasound and optical imaging for future innovative theragnostic approaches.
He has authored more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 40 book chapters.
Prof. Grenier is a co-founder and past-president of the French Society of Urogenital Imaging. He has served as president of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) from 2000 to 2002 and as president of the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology (ESMOFIR) from 2011 to 2014.
Furthermore, he has served as board member and president of the French Academic College of Radiology (Collège des Enseignants en Radiologie de France – CERF) for many years and helped to improve the structuration of clinical research in radiology and education for residents and medical students.
At ECR 2018, Professor Nicolas Grenier will be presented with the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.