Renowned Pediatric Radiologist Helen Carty Dies


Renowned pediatric radiologist Helen M.L. Carty, MBBCh, died April 23 in Liverpool, England. She was 72.

A native of Dungarvan, Ireland, Dr. Carty completed her radiology residency at Saint Thomas Hospital in London and remained in England throughout her career. In 1974 she obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists and soon became a consultant radiologist at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, rising to director of Radiological Service, a post she held for 27 years. In 1996 she became a professor of pediatric radiology at Liverpool University and Alder Hey, a position she held until her retirement from clinical practice in 2004.

Dr. Carty helped to pioneer an interventional technique using a sclerosing injection for children suffering from aneurysmal bone cysts. She published prolifically on pediatric imaging and served as a reviewer for a number of academic journals.

Past president and chair of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Dr. Carty received the ECR gold medal in 2009. She received honorary memberships from RSNA, the European Society of Paediatric Radiology, the Radiological Society of Hungary, and the Polish Radiological Society. She was a frequent invited lecturer around the world and was awarded the president’s award from the American Association for Women Radiologists in 2004.