The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has awarded UW radiologist Charles Mistretta, Ph.D. its prestigious Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award.
This esteemed award recognizes AAPM members whose careers have been defined by notable achievements. Recipients of the award must be participating AAPM fellows who have made significant scientific achievements in medical physics, had a considerable influence on the career development of other medical physicists, or shown leadership in national and/or international organizations.
Prof. Mistretta has been doing research in medical imaging since 1971. During his career he has become a significant member of his field, contributing to the development of digital subtraction angiography (DSA), introducing the 4D DSA x-ray technique, and generating 33 issued US patents. He has mentored 33 Ph.D. students and 23 postdoctoral associates.
Prof. Mistretta will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 54th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.