RSNA Press Release

Brian C. Lentle, M.D., Named President of Radiological Society of North America

Released: December 4, 2003

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CHICAGO — Brain C. Lentle, M.D., was installed today as president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at the organization's 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Lentle has been a member of RSNA since 1993, serving as a member of the Ethics Committee and the FutuRad Committee. In 1998, he was elected to the RSNA Board of Directors as the Liaison for Education. In 2002, he served as the chairman of the Board and was the primary advocate for the Society's strategic plan. Dr. Lentle also developed the theme for the 2004 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting — Radiology's Global Forum.

"It has been a great privilege to serve RSNA alongside so many distinguished colleagues," Dr. Lentle notes. "Radiologists in North America are fortunate in being so well served by strong organizations such as RSNA, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Mexican societies and the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR). RSNA brings to our specialty a necessary mixture of vision and commitment to education and research. Our future will be determined by success in developing the next generation of radiologists and by the research needed to ensure the vitality of imaging as central to medical practice."

Dr. Lentle is a professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia. He recently retired as chairman of the Department of Radiology at Vancouver General Hospital and is currently a consultant radiologist responsible for densitometry service at the Women's and Children's Health Centre of British Columbia. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Dr. Lentle was a professor of radiology at the University of Alberta and director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.

Dr. Lentle has served as a reference radiologist for several national and international trials of osteoporosis treatment. His areas of interest and expertise include nuclear medicine, radiology, osteoporosis and the history of medicine.

He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, has jointly edited three books and has written 17 book chapters. Throughout his career, Dr. Lentle has held a variety of editorial responsibilities. Currently, he is a reviewer for Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, The Journal of Rheumatology, The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and Radiology.

Dr. Lentle has received various awards and honors: the Award for Committee Service from the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre; the University of British Columbia Award for Nuclear Medicine Resident Teaching and the Award for Radiology Resident Teaching; the Toronto Radiology Society honorary membership; the CAR Exhibit Gold Award; and the Society for Nuclear Medicine Exhibit Silver Medal. Dr. Lentle is also the recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada.

In addition to his RSNA activities, Dr. Lentle is past-president of the Pacific Northwest Radiological Society and CAR. He is also a member or former member of the American Council on Science and Health, the Canadian Medical Association, the International Society of Radiology, the Osteoporosis Society of Canada and the Society for Clinical Densitometry. He has specialty qualifications in radiology and nuclear medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and is an ACR fellow.

Born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, Dr. Lentle received bachelor's degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Wales in 1959, his Diploma in Medical Radiation Diagnosis (DMRD) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons — London in 1965, and an M.D. by thesis in 1967. That year, he moved to Canada and was a resident in radiology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dr. Lentle also completed the Banff School of Management's Executive Development Program for Senior Health Care Managers in 1981. In 1986, Dr. Lentle moved to Vancouver, where he works today.

RSNA is an association of more than 35,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence in radiology through education and by fostering research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill.

Brian C. Lentle, M.D.

Brian C. Lentle, M.D.

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