Professor Dame Janet Husband was the BIR president from 2003-2004. After qualifying in medicine and undertaking house jobs at Guys' Hospital, she worked as a General Practitioner before becoming one of the first women to train in radiology part time.
Dame Janet began early research on the prototype of the world's first CT body scanner at Northwick Park Hospital in 1976 and was then appointed to the Royal Marsden as a Research Fellow, focusing on cross-sectional cancer imaging. She was appointed Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Marsden in 1980, and awarded a personal Chair as Head of the Academic Department of Radiology in 1996. She was Medical Director from 2003 to 2006 and President of the Royal College of Radiologists from 2004 to 2007. Dame Janet was appointed OBE in 2002 and DBE in 2007 for services to medicine.
Among her many achievements, and together with Professor Rodney Reznek, she founded the International Cancer Imaging Society and edited the two volume text book: Imaging in Oncology. Dame Janet has been chair of the National Cancer Research Institute and was appointed a Special Commissioner to the Royal Hospital Chelsea by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.