In memoriam: John R. Mallard (1927-2021)

David J. Lurie* (Corresponding Author), Peter F. Sharp

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John Mallard (Figure 1) passed away on February 25, 2021. He made many important contributions to medical physics, particularly in imaging, and put together the team at the University of Aberdeen, which built a whole-body MRI scanner in the late 1970s and used it for the world’s first clinical diagnostic body scan in August 1980
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1815-1817
Number of pages3
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number4
Early online date6 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Bibliographical note

With the express permission of both journal editors, and with the agreement of Springer Nature as copyright holder, this obituary is being published by Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine (MAGMA) and by Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM). This is in recognition of the substantial influence that Prof. Mallard has had on both the ISMRM and ESMRMB scientific societies, as represented by the two respective Society journals. Both editors acted jointly in handling and reviewing the obituary.


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