Andrei Iagaru Selected as Academy Council of Distinguished Investigators (DI’s) Class of 2022

Andrei Iagaru, MD

November 1, 2022

The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research selected Andrei Iagaru, MD, Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, to the Academy Council of Distinguished Investigators (DI's) Class of 2022. One of the Academy's highest accolades, this prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging. Dr. Iagaru’ research interests include PET/MRI and PET/CT for early cancer detection; clinical translation of novel PET radiopharmaceuticals; peptide-based diagnostic imaging and therapy; targeted radionuclide therapy.

Dr. Iagaru is one of only 40 researchers selected to receive the Academy’s 2022 Distinguished Investigator Award. “Collectively, the research conducted by these Distinguished Investigators has advanced medical imaging knowledge in immeasurable ways,” stated Renee L. Cruea, MPA, the Academy’s Executive Director. “Expanding this council’s reach by including these significant contributors to medical imaging research, alongside their colleagues from the academic space, highlights and recognizes the broad influence and reach of imaging research overall.”

“These Distinguished Investigators represent the future of imaging, advancing the field overall as well as developing ways to significantly improve patient care through their research efforts.” said Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, Council of Distinguished Investigators Co-Chair.

Dr. Iagaru will be honored for achievement at this year's annual Academy Gold Medal and Distinguished Investigator ceremony and reception help during the 2022 RSNA in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 3-5PM CT in McCormick Place Convention Center.