Professor Anwar R. Padhani, lead consultant radiologist for MRI at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (pictured), has just been awarded the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) 2017 Gold Medal for his contribution to education in radiology, as well as his services to the society. ICIS is a professional body which works to advance cancer imaging.
Prof Padhani is an internationally recognized Oncological MRI radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. He is Professor of Cancer Imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. He is the executive chairperson and Trustee of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS). He is also a Trustee of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).
He is a recognised cancer imaging expert, looking after patients on a weekly basis. He is a specialist in emerging clinical MRI applications including dynamic MRI, diffusion weighted MRI, MR spectroscopy, whole-body MRI and multiparametric MRI of the prostate cancer. Recently he has expended his energy into therapy evaluations of metastatic bone disease in breast and prostate cancer.
He has been instrumental in introducing multiparametric prostate MRI into clinical practice in the UK, contributing to UK guideline development, quality assurance programs and training. He has contributed to international guidelines development including the ESUR/ACR prostate PI-RADS committee, the St Gallen advanced prostate cancer consensus conference (APCCC) committee and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) advanced prostate cancer guidelines. He led the metastasis response assessment system (MET-RADS) committee on the use of whole body MRI for advanced prostate cancer.
Prof. Padhani has a passion for teaching and has published numerous textbook chapters, educational and scientific journal reviews and published more than 100 full scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. There have been over 12,000 publications reads and citations of his works. Dr Padhani has delivered over 500 lectures at UK and international scientific and educational meetings including several plenary talks, on multifunctional imaging, imaging of tumour blood flow, detecting and managing early prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, whole body diffusion imaging and response monitoring of metastatic bone disease. To his credit, he been awarded several education awards including outstanding/honoured teacher awards from the ISMRM and the RSNA.