The Fleischner Society

The Fleischner Society is an international, multidisciplinary medical society for thoracic radiology, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest.  Founded in 1969 by eight radiologists whose predominant professional interests were imaging of chest diseases, the Society was named in memory of Felix Fleischner, an inspiring educator, clinician, and researcher who made many contributions to the field of chest radiology.

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Journal of Experimental Biology - Obituary of Edwards R. Weibel

Dear Friends,

I write with sad news about the passing of Ewald Weibel today at the age of 89. Ewald was a giant in the study of the lung structure and respiratory physiology. He identified morphometry as the connection between lung structure and function in the laboratory of Cournand and Richards at Columbia University. He went on to develop measurements of pulmonary diffusion capacity and many other key concepts in respiratory physiology during his work at Yale, Harvard, Rockefeller University, University of Zurich, and at the University of Bern. Ewald was an active and passionate member of The Fleischner Society; he received the Felix Fleischner medal in 1979 and served as President of the Society in 1988-1989. Ewald was an incredibly bright scientist and teacher with very high standards that accompanied his warmth and humor. He made wonderful contributions to science and to the Fleischner Society; he will be missed.


Charles Powell
President, The Fleischner Society

PACSBin Web-Based System for DICOM Datasets

In conjunction with IPF White Paper publication, we are excited to launch the PACSBin web-based system, developed by Drs Jeff Galvin and Jason Hostetter at University of Maryland, which provides efficient scrolling of complete DICOM datasets, with corresponding histology. The initial application for this system will be in IPF, but we anticipate that it will also be suitable for use with many other conditions such as lung nodules. A link to this system will be incorporated into the Fleischner website. 

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