Medical Imaging Developer Inducted into Institute of Medicine

Mayo Clinic radiologist and researcher Dr. Richard Ehman (BSc’74, MD’79, DSc’00) has been inducted into the Institute of Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine—one of the highest honours in medicine in the United States.
Dr. Ehman is best known for his groundbreaking work in medical imaging, particularly on nuclear magnetic resonance and how it can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. He is also credited with developing magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) that allows physicians to determine stiffness of internal organs without invasive procedures. He holds more than 20 patents for his work.
On top of being a professor of radiology in the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ehman has a joint appointment in physiology and biomedical engineering, is part of the Mayo Center for Advanced Imaging Research, and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.
After obtaining his undergraduate and medical degrees at the U of S, he did his residency at the University of Calgary and held research fellowships at the University of California at San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. He has mentored over 30 graduate students and fellows and published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles.
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