Tell us about your role
I am based at Guy’s & Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant physician in nuclear medicine. In general, my day involves reporting conventional nuclear medicine and hybrid SPECT/CT scans. My special interests include SPECT/CT imaging (oncology and musculoskeletal), sentinel lymph node imaging and radiosynovectomy.
How did you first get interested in the BIR?
Initially, I thought the BIR was only for radiologists. However, Dr Lorenzo Biassoni from Great Ormond Street Hospital suggested I join the BIR and highlighted its vision towards promoting science and education.
Why do you belong to the BIR?
The BIR is a fantastic organisation which encourages members to bring out their best talents. In addition, it encourages and supports medical students, trainees and young consultants to make a value- based contribution. It’s a great place for interaction and networking and it provides an excellent platform to share your experience and expertise.
What do you do at the BIR?
Currently I am the Chair of the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Special Interest Group (SIG). Soon after I joined the BIR, the dynamic team offered me full support and freedom to express my ideas and organise the first SPECT/CT meeting in the UK under the BIR banner, which led to a hat trick of successful meetings. The SIGs sincerely value every member with a simple motto “let us learn, educate and grow together to make the world a better place."
Would you recommend membership to other consultants?
I would recommend BIR membership to all my colleagues. The BIR is sincerely committed to promote science and education through various platforms. Further, BIR membership gives you free access to BJR, other online resources, special discounts on BIR events and, more recently, free access to training software Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures).