2018 Benedict Cassen Award

June 2018

The Cassen Prize honors Benedict Cassen, whose invention of the rectilinear radioisotope scanner—the first instrument capable of making an image of radiotracer distribution in body organs of living patients—was seminal to the development of clinical nuclear medicine. Gambhir is the 14th individual to receive this prestigious $25,000 award from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging since 1994.

Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, was awarded the Benedict Cassen Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in Philadelphia, PA for his work in multimodality molecular imaging.

Congratulations on this prestigious award Dr. Gambhir!

Please see use the link below to the video of the entire session that included the Cassen Award. The intro to Sam's lecture begins about 30 minutes into the session. Thank you.