This collection contains records from the UC San Francisco Radiologic Imaging Laboratory (RIL) from its initial funding by
Pfizer Inc. and later Diasonics, and subsequent operation as a unit of Toshiba America. Through laboratory notebooks, correspondence,
and administrative records the progress in developing technology for low field complete body imaging using the MRI is traced.
Lawrence E. Crooks was born in Berkeley, California in 1949 and graduated from El Cerrito High School. He received the B.S.,
M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971, 1973, and 1978 respectively.
From 1972 to 1976 Crooks was a National Institutes of Health Trainee in Bioengineering. In 1976 he joined the University of
California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Section, Experimental Nuclear Instrumentation Group
as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1981 and Professor in 1985. Teaching
activities at UCSF included a course entitled, Introduction to Nuclear Medicine which he taught with medical physicist Leon
Kaufmann, lectures on NMR Imaging, a series of Radiology seminars and an IEEE Short Course on NMR Imaging for Physicians and
Engineers. He conducted grand rounds in Radiology at UCSF and lectured for Bioengineering students, Visiting Fellows, and
Postgraduate Education courses at various UC campuses and Stanford University. In addition to supervising postdoctoral students,
he interacted closely with researchers in the neurosciences, cardiovascular research and oncology among others. He has lectured
at a wide variety of workshops, short courses, symposia and colloquia to radiology, bioengineering, electrical engineering,
physics, and physician groups as well as the U.S Army.
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