Society News Archive

15 August 2013
Kalender to Receive ICRU Medal

The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements, Inc. (ICRU) announced that the 16th Gray Medal will be presented to Professor Willi Kalender at the 20th International Conference on Medical Physics on 3 September 2013 in Brighton, United Kingdom. Professor Kalender's Gray Medal Lecture is titled "New Horizons in Computed Tomography." 

Kalender led the development of clinical computed tomography systems for Seimens Medical Systems. Most recently, he was involved in the development of the company's dual-source CT scanner, which allows high temporal resolution cardiac imaging as well as dual-energy CT.

The prestigious Gray Medal was established by the ICRU in 1967. The medal is awarded for outstanding contributions in scientific fields of interest to the ICRU and honors the late Louis Harold Gray, former member and vice-chairman of the ICRU and eminent medical physicist and radiobiologist.

The medal is awarded with frequency determined by the ICRU and is usually awarded in rotation, to recipients in the fields of radiation oncology, medical imaging, and basic science.

Read more about Kalender on the ICRU website.