2018 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program Dedication

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

RSNA dedicates the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Program to the memory of two preeminent radiologists, William G. Bradley Jr., MD, PhD, and Alexander R. Margulis, MD.

William G. Bradley Jr. MD, PhD (1948-2017)



A distinguished professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Dr. Bradley authored Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the first general text in the field of MRI, and published over 200 papers, 54 chapters and 20 additional textbooks.

Dr. Bradley was known for his exuberant personality as well as his solid body of work as a clinician, researcher and leader. As chair of the Department of Radiology at UCSD from 2002-2015, he is credited with building a formidable research program.

Highly recognized for his contributions particularly to MRI research and practice, Dr. Bradley was awarded the gold medals of the RSNA, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR).

A fervent leader in organized radiology, Dr. Bradley served as president of ISMRM and as a member and vice president of the ACR Board of Chancellors. Over the years he also volunteered for the boards of the ARRS, AUR, International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology and Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management.

Dr. Bradley was trustee of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation, chairman of RSNA's R&E Fund Development Committee, and co-chair of the Foundation's recent Inspire-Innovate-Invest Campaign.

Dr. Bradley died Nov. 20, 2017, in La Jolla, CA.

Alexander R. Margulis, MD (1921-2018)



An internationally renowned educa­tor, researcher and visionary in radiology, Dr. Margulis earned a reputation as a founding father of gastrointestinal radiology and touched the lives of countless radiologists and scientists throughout the world.

In 2012, RSNA honored Dr. Margulis by establishing the Alexander Margulis Award recognizing the best original scientific article published each year in Radiology.

Dr. Margulis served as chair of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Radiology for 26 years, from 1963 to 1989. He led the department to international prominence, establishing UCSF as a destination for physicians around the world to learn the latest imaging techniques and technology.

Following his retirement from UCSF, Dr. Margulis was named UCSF associate chancellor and then special consultant to the chancellor. In 2000, he became a clinical professor of radiology at The Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where he taught until the time of his passing.

Dr. Margulis was a co-founder of the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology. He served as president of the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments and the California Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Margulis presented the RSNA Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology in 1971 and was honored with an RSNA Gold Medal in 1983. He received the 1989 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. The American College Radiology awarded him the 2013 Radiology Leadership Institute Leadership Luminary Award. In 2014, he was appointed to the rank of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by the President of France.

Dr. Margulis died Sept. 7, in New York.