Prof. David Townsend – University of Tennessee Medical Center, USA
David Townsend is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology, and Director of the Cancer Imaging and Tracer Development Program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, USA. He obtained his PhD in particle physics from the University of London and worked for eight years at the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1980, Dr Townsend moved to Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland as a physicist in the Department of Nuclear Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Townsend was Principal Investigator on the first proposal to design and build a combined PET/CT scanner, which TIME Magazine named as the medical invention of the year in 2000.