Professor Mathias Prokop will be delivering the BIR/Canon Memorial Lecture at UKIO on Monday 10 June 2019 at 12.45pm. His lecture will be titled “Advanced Computer analysis in Oncologic imaging: a necessity or a hype?”
Professor Prokop from Radboud University, The Netherlands, is an expert in body imaging with a special focus on multislice CT and new imaging technologies. As one of the first users of the various generations of multislice CT scanners, he is working on new and improved imaging applications, with a special focus on cardiovascular and thoracic imaging.
The BIR Canon Mayneord Memorial Lecture is an annual award made to an individual or a group of collaborators in recognition of recent or current contributions in the wide and expanding field of radiology. The lecture was founded in 1984 in memory of Professor William Valentine Mayneord CBE FRS, past president and honorary member of the BIR. The lecture is given at the annual UKIO.
Canon Medical Systems UK sponsors this BIR award which recognises values, skills and contributions at the forefront of medical imaging. This is in line with Canon Medical Systems’ commitment to education.
Mark Hitchman, Managing Director of Canon Medical Systems UK said, “We are proud to once again support The British Institute of Radiology’s annual award lecture at UKIO. This recognises leading luminaries from our imaging community and provides insights and knowledge to keep expanding radiological boundaries. We look forward to Professor Prokop’s lecture and hope that as a pioneer in multislice CT, he will motivate and inspire everyone working to support the needs of UK healthcare.”
Previous recipients include Professor Perry Pickhardt (2018), Professor Keith McNeil (2017), Professor Adrian Dixon (2016), Professor Sir Muir Gray (2015), Professor John Buscombe (2014), Professor Richard Ehman (2012), Professor Sir Mike Richards (2011) and Lord Darzi (2010).
About Professor Prokop
Professor Prokop served on several industry advisory boards as well as numerous scientific committees. He is fellow of the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR). He is an elected member of the Fleischner Society and the Society of Strategic Studies Radiology (IS3R). He has been consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on radiation protection in CT and the World Health Organization (WHO) on individual health assessment. He was vice chairman of the Dutch Radiological Society and is honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Radiology. He was the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecturer of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in 2017 and the Roentgen Lecturer of the German Radiologic Society (DRG) in 2016. He received numerous awards from leading radiologic societies, most recently the Teaching Award of the European School of Radiology (ESOR).