Radiologists from 48 Countries Flock to the
ARRS 2013 Annual Meeting
More than 2,700 radiologists from around the world participated in the ARRS 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington DC for a week of education, networking, recognition, and celebration of the future of radiologic medicine.
Winning the Gold
The meeting began by honoring three radiologists with the
Gold Medal for Distinguished Service in Radiology, the highest
award the society bestows. This year’s winners include a holder of
25 U.S. patents in radiology, a gold medalist of the Asian Oceanian
Society of Radiology, and a discoverer of diagnostic mapping technology for Alzheimer’s disease. Charles E. Kahn Jr., outgoing president of ARRS, presented the awards.
John R. Haaga is professor and emeritus chairman of the department of radiology at Case Western Reserve University Medical Center,
Cleveland, OH. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at
Ohio State University and completed his radiology residency at the
Cleveland Clinic, where he remained as a staff radiologist until 1979.
Dr. Haaga’s clinical focus is CT-guided interventions. Recent innovations include cryoablative celiac nerve blocks and local injection of
blood product to prevent bleeding in coagulopathic patients. He is currently completing CT and MRI of the Whole Body—6th ed. He has developed a new theory of angiogenesis and has written 51 book chapters and 183 peer-reviewed articles. He has served on the ARRS
Executive Council and is a past president of the Society of Computed
Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance.
Joseph K. T. Lee is the J.H. Scatliff Distinguished Professor of
Radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, where he was chair of the department of radiology from 1991
Born in China, he earned his medical degree from the Washington
University School of Medicine, St. Louis, in 1973. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, a Washington University–affiliated hospital, where he became a
John R. Haaga (left) and Charles E. Kahn Jr.
Dr. Minoshima’s research interests include neurodegenera-tive diseases and brain disorders using innovative imaging technology. Currently he is focusing on preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease and animal models of aging. He discovered the
posterior cingulate abnormality in Alzheimer’s disease and invented and disseminated of diagnostic statistical mapping technology.
Joseph K. T. Lee and family with Charles E. Kahn Jr.
Dr. Lee is a past president of ARRS (2010–11), and received the
Gold Medal from the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology in 2008.
The Will B. Nelp Endowed Professor in Radiology, Satoshi
Minoshima is the vice chair of research in the department of
radiology and director of the neuroimaging and biotechnology
laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Born in Japan, he received his medical and graduate degrees
and completed residency training in radiology science at Chiba
University School of Medicine in Chiba, Japan. In 1990 he joined
the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow, staying on as
faculty until 2000.
ARRS 2013 ANNUAL MEETING WRAP UP