Dr. Hedvig Hricak is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Her primary field of research is cross-sectional, anatomic and molecular imaging of the genitourinary tract, with particular emphasis on oncologic imaging. She has consistently been a leader in applying new imaging modalities to genitourinary diseases. Among the imaging applications she has pioneered are the use of MR and CT for gynecological cancer, the application of MRI and MR spectroscopy to prostate cancer, the use of ultrasound to study medical renal disease, the use of molecular imaging in the early detection of prostate cancer and bone metastases, and the application of PET/CT in ovarian and prostate cancer.
In recognition of her career accomplishments she received the Marie Curie Award from the Society of Women in Radiology in 2002, the gold medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2003, and the Beclere Medal from the International Society of Radiology in 2006. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.