RSNA 2021 Dedication

Lawrence W. Bassett, MD

Lawrence Bassett

Lawrence W. Bassett, MD, was considered one of the founders of breast imaging, internationally known for his role in the development of the Mammography Quality Standards Act and his role as a founding member of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Committee for Standardized Mammography Reporting, which developed the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS®). He was a professor emeritus of radiological sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bassett was the Iris Cantor Endowed Chair of Breast Imaging at UCLA from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. Dr. Bassett gave the 2007 RSNA Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology. He received gold medal awards from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). The American Board of Radiology presented him with its Distinguished Service Award and its Lifetime Service Award.