This content consists of a 16 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Professor Francis W. Smith is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen. After residencies in medicine and orthopaedics, he completed his radiological training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in Canada.
He pioneered the clinical application of MRI, starting the world's first clinical trial of MRI in 1980 and the world's first diagnostic MRI service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1981. Between 1980-91, Professor Smith published the first clinical applications of MRI for musculoskeletal radiology, abdominal and pelvic disease, as well as in pregnancy. He has over 250 publications, 32 book chapters and 5 textbooks.
In 1982, Professor Smith became President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1990, he received the Gold medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 1984-91, he became Editor in Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1999, Prof Smith received the Barclay Medal from the British Institute of Radiology and in 2009 gave the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Memorial lecture. He is currently Clinical Director of Medserena Upright MRI.
Professor Smith is also a qualified Sports Medicine Physician. Since 1996, he has been an examiner for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK), and is currently the external examiner in Sports Medicine at the University of the West Indies.
This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
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