Dr. Val Runge is an internationally recognized radiology professor who serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Investigative Radiology. Completing a doctor of medicine from Stanford University in the early 1980s, he subsequently completed residency training in diagnostic radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Val Runge pioneered research into MRI techniques and demonstrated the use of intravenous contrast media in a diagnostic setting. In 1985, he accepted a position with the Tufts University School of Medicine as assistant professor and chief of service of magnetic resonance.
In the 1990s, Dr. Runge held responsibilities with the University of Kentucky Medical Center as the Rosenbaum Endowed Chair of Diagnostic Radiology and director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center. He is currently a visiting professor with the University Hospital Zurich.
Dr. Runge has edited more than 15 medical textbooks over the course of his career. His most recent book is Neuroradiology: The Essentials with MR and CT (Thieme 2015). Dr. Val Runge also holds a U.S. patent in particulate NMR contrast agents.
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