Richard L. Wahl, MD, Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Radiology and director of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine India (SNMI). The award recognizes nuclear medicine scientists who have made tremendous contributions to the field.
Wahl is a leader in using PET scans to diagnose human cancers and other diseases and was among the first to harness radioimmunotherapy to precisely target radiation therapy to cancers. He has been at the forefront of efforts to combine quantitative data from imaging scans to form so-called fusion images that can help physicians diagnose and characterize cancers more precisely. The Wahl Lab in MIR’s Precision Radiotheranostics Translation Center also focuses on developing PET and radiotherapeutic agents for translational use.
Wahl received the award during the 54th SNMI Annual Conference at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India.