Professor Adrian K. Dixon has been awarded the Gold Medal from the European Society of Radiology for his lifetime contribution to medicine and radiology. He is Professor Emeritus of Radiology, having been Head of the Department of Radiology for 15 years. He remains an honorary consultant radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he helped introduce CT and MRI.
He gained his MD for his thesis on computed tomography of the lumbar spine and became a lecturer at University of Cambridge’s department of Radiology in 1979. He is currently the Master of Peterhouse, the oldest College in Cambridge, where he was elected a Fellow in 1986 when he became Director of Studies in Medicine. He was Editor of European Radiology 2008-2013.
Professor Dixon says:
‘This award represents a major recognition for all the exciting work in Radiology which has emanated from Cambridge over the last few decades. It has been a large team effort and we should not forget the extraordinary fund raising within the community which made much of it possible.’