The Paul L. Carson Collegiate Professorship in Radiology

Paul L. Carson Professorship

Dr. Carson's career is distinguished by scientific prowess, the ability to lead and collaborate, and extraordinary dedication. In addition to authoring or co-authoring nearly 900 published works, including more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, he has maintained exceptionally strong involvement in professional societies.

Dr. Carson has ceaselessly given his time and talent to 20 national and international organizations, including serving as president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. His contributions over nearly 40 years have helped improve the safety and efficacy of imaging, and his efforts continue today with his role as scientific coordinator of RSNA’s Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance, whose mission is to make radiologic imaging more quantitative. Dr. Carson regards his extensive involvement in societies as a natural role for a medical physicist, one that enables service toward both improving current health care and developing knowledge and capabilities for the future. 

"The quality of Paul's own research and the research he's inspired through his contributions to building our enterprise will be honored by this professorship. I thank him for his commitment to our department and for being a mentor, colleague, and friend."


"Paul’s understanding of the field and rigorous investigation of pertinent issues has helped him attract the external funding that has made the Division of Basic Radiological Sciences one of the best in the country. His stature and collaborative nature have made him a natural leader in imaging science."


"I came to the University of Michigan in 1984 largely to work with Paul. He had a reputation for outstanding ultrasound research, and nearly 30 years later, he continues to impress me with his novel, creative approach to research problems. He has been a great resource and inspiration for my academic work."


"Paul has always sought ways to address the problems radiologists have with imaging techniques and has been helpful in translating the basic research developed in the lab to clinical applications."


"Paul has had a steadfast commitment to developing new technologies for the early detection of breast cancer. This commitment is evidenced by his own important research and his leadership in recruiting a great team of successful basic scientists. Both the future of Radiology and the care of our patients depend upon continued basic science and technological advances made possible by researchers like Paul."


The Paul L. Carson Collegiate Professorship in Radiology Recipient

Heang-Ping Chan, PhD