RANZCR ASM 2022 Adelaide, to be held on the traditional lands of the First Nations Kaurna People, warmly invites the Radiology community to the heart of Adelaide BioMed City, to join together to recognise the pivotal role of Clinical Radiology and Radiation Oncology in the healthcare of all Australians, providing an unparalleled opportunity to:

Clinical Radiology Speakers

Professor Sujal R Desai

Professor Sujal Desai is a consultant radiologist with an expertise in thoracic imaging, and a Professor of practice in Thoracic imaging at Imperial College, London.  Professor Desai trained in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1987. As senior house officer, Professor Desai spent time at Royal Brompton Hospital and, after completing the MRCP (UK), he entered formal radiology training at King’s College Hospital Medical School.  

Professor Desai was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for achievement in the Part I FRCR examination and the Rohan Williams Medal for the Part II FRCR examination. Following core radiology training Professor Desai undertook research at Royal Brompton Hospital, under the supervision of Professor David Hansell (his predecessor in the post he now holds), being awarded an MD for his thesis on structural-functional correlations in fibrosing lung disease. 

Professor Desai was previously a consultant at King’s College Hospital in London where he worked for 18 years before returning to Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Perry J. Pickhardt

Dr Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, his hometown school, in 1991 with a bachelor of science in physics (class rank 1/3,274). Beginning in 1991, Dr Pickhardt attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated with his doctor of medicine in 1995 (Hewlett-Packard Award as a top graduate). From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training in St. Louis, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers.

For the next four years after residency training, Dr Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD (twice named Teacher of the Year). He also served as an assistant professor of radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC,Dr Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the primary investigator.

Dr Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003 as an associate professor (CHS) of radiology and was promoted to professor (CHS) in 2009. He continues to serve as the Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging. CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening continue to be among Dr Pickhardt’s clinical and research interests, along with machine learning/artificial intelligence, oncologic imaging, and opportunistic CT screening. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 400 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as multiple textbooks. Among other honors, he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions and was named “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” by auntminnie.com in 2016. He has also served as a PI on multiple NIH R01 grants. In 2017, he also assumed the title of Medical Director of Oncologic Imaging for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Dr Asif Saifuddin

Dr Asif Saifuddin is the senior Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK where he has practised since 1994. His major interests are in all aspects of musculoskeletal MRI, with particular interest in musculoskeletal tumour imaging and bone biopsy, being the Radiology Lead for the London Sarcoma Service. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has over 300 peer reviewed publications and written many book chapters and books, the major work being Musculoskeletal MRI (2nd Ed published in 2016).

Prof Tarek Yousry

Tarek Yousry is professor of neuroradiology at UCL Institute of Neurology, head of Lysholm department of neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and head of the division of neuroradiology and neurophysics. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2003.

His interest focuses on improving treatment outcome through precise identification of anatomic and functional structures, establishing quantitative MR indices of various CNS diseases and defining their histological basis at 9.4T and applying them at 1.5T and 3T.