Trust radiologist wins lifetime achievement award

A consultant radiologist from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has won a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contributions to therapeutic ultrasound.

Professor Wladyslaw Gedroyc was awarded the William and Francis Fry Honorary Fellowship by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound at their annual conference held on 15 March 2015.

Professor Gedroyc has worked in the field of therapeutic ultrasound for more than 17 years and during that time has treated over 580 patients.  Therapeutic ultrasound uses high power, highly focused ultrasound beams to non-invasively destroy unwanted tissue, such as tumours, deep within the body. Currently, this technique is predominantly used for treating uterine fibroids, facet joints, liver tumours, prostate tumours and unusual pelvic tumours.

Professor Gedroyc said on receiving the award:

“I am honoured to have been recognised by my peers in this way.

“During my career as a consultant radiologist I have been lucky enough to see therapeutic ultrasound come to the fore of modern medicine and start to take its rightful place as a key treatment for many diseases.

“I look forward to seeing how therapeutic ultrasound continues to transform the way we treat and cure patients in the future.”

Kikkeri Naresh, divisional director of investigative sciences and clinical support at the Trust said:

“We are very proud that one of our own consultant radiologists has been recognised in this way.

“Professor Gedroyc is an exceptional talent who has constantly pushed the boundaries to get the very best treatments and care for his patients.  This award rightly recognises his constant strive for excellence.”

The William and Francis Fry Honorary Fellowship is awarded annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to therapeutic ultrasound.