What have you done to improve radiation safety in your setting?
Enter this award to share your work and improve healthcare across the world.
BIR members are invited to apply for this new radiation safety travel award which will be awarded every two years. Funding will be provided of up to £1000 for the recipient to travel to their chosen relevant scientific conference to present their presentation/poster.
The applicant must design a new resource/tool to improve radiation safety in healthcare. This may be innovative software or a novel use of new technologies. It could consist of a device or object to warn, protect or assess protection provided. It could be a new concept to challenge or enhance current thinking on radiation safety.
Following the conference, the winner of the award must submit their research to a relevant BJR journal for consideration for publication. The winner must also submit a written report to the BIR on their experience at the relevant conference.
Announcing the winner of the 2017 award
The first winner is Mark Worral, Ninewells Hospital, for his creation of a computational model to accurately estimate the thickness of an attenuator from a single digital radiograph. Mark will be presented with his award at the BIR event: New Ionising Radiation Regulations: What does it Mean for Me?, which takes place in London on 26 September 2017.
The next award will be made in 2019.
Image: Dawn Philips, Sales and Marketing Leader GE Healthcare (left) with Jacqueline Fowler, Chief Executive BIR.