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Siegfried Trattnig appointed Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

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(Vienna, 18 May 2021) At its Annual Conference, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) appointed Siegfried Trattnig, Medical Director of the Center of Excellence for High-Field MRI of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital, a Senior Fellow of the Society.

The ISMRM is the world's most important society for magnetic resonance in medicine. In the Society's more than 30-year history, Siegfried Trattnig is the first Austrian to be appointed Senior Fellow. Trattnig was also the first Austrian to become a Senior Fellow of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) in 2019.

For Trattnig, this honour from the ISMRM is the fulfilment of a dream and represents "the pinnacle of my scientific career".

About Siegfried Trattnig
Siegfried Trattnig is Professor of radiology with a particular interest in high-field MRI at MedUni Vienna. He has been Medical Director of the high-field MR research scanner of the University of Vienna since 2000 and of the Center of Excellence for High-Field MRI at MedUni Vienna since it was founded in 2003.

By virtue of intensive development of MRI techniques and clinical research conducted under his leadership and together with his group of physicists from the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Vienna has elevated its status over the past few years to become Siemens' global reference centre for 7 Tesla.

Siegfried Trattnig has been and continues to be a member of numerous committees (> 50 in total) in all the major international radiological, orthopaedic and MRI societies, such as the Research Committee Board of the ESR, Chairman of the ESR European Imaging Biomarker Alliance, Chairman of the ISMRM Musculoskeletal Study Group, Director of the School of MRI ESMRMB, and many more. He is on the editorial board of seven scientific journals.

His scientific opus comprises 567 articles in Pubmed and 24 book contributions. He has been allocated funds for a total of 32 scientific research projects, amounting to €14.2 million in external funding.