John Mallard

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John Rowland Mallard OBE FRSE FREng[1] was Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Aberdeen from 1965 until his retirement in 1992. He is known for his and his colleagues' work in the development of radionuclide imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, in particular, positron emission tomography (PET). He was born in Northampton, England [2]

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In 1972 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh[3] and a Fellow[4] of the Royal Academy of Engineering[5] in 1993. In 1998, the John Mallard Scottish PET Centre was opened in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by the Minister for Health, Sam Galbraith.[6] He was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 2004.[7] In 2004 the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine established a lecture in his name, to be given annually at the United Kingdom Radiological Congress.[8]


  1. ^ "List of Fellows".
  2. ^ "Northampton Borough Council Agenda and Minutes 25 January 2016".
  3. ^ "Professor John Rowland Mallard OBE FREng FRSE". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ "List of Fellows".
  5. ^ "List of Fellows".
  6. ^ "Galbraith hails new scanning centre in Scotland". Scottish Office. 1998-09-23.
  7. ^ "Professor John Mallard to receive Freedom of the City of Aberdeen". Institute of Physics. 2004-08-14.
  8. ^ "John Mallard Lecture". Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. Retrieved 2007-11-22.[permanent dead link]

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