14 November 2023
Professor Adrian Brady was the recipient of the BIR Godfrey Hounsfield Memorial Award at the BIR Annual Congress on 2 November which was presented (by BIR President Professor Stephen Keevil)after his talk titled “The 21st century radiologist: Optimising relevance (while staying sane)’’.
Professor Brady is Clinical Professor of Radiology, University College Cork, Ireland and Consultant Radiologist at Mercy University Hospital, Cork and Past President and current Chairman of the Board of Directors, European Society of Radiology 2023-2024.
He was presented with his award by BIR President Professor Stephen Keevil.
In his keynote talk, Professor Brady gave a salutary, thoughtful and, at times, light-hearted exploration of the radiologist of the future, with references to his vast experience as a radiologist in both Ireland and Canada.
He stressed that the role of the radiologists has moved from peripheral to central participants in multi-disciplinary care and that has brought with it the challenges of high demands for 24/7 services, lack of capacity and burnout. He used the blockbuster movies of 2023 “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” as popular cultural references to positives and negatives within radiology, raising a smile from the audience as well as posing some poignant questions and messages about value of the role of radiologists in the 21st century.
Professor Stephen Keevil said “It was an honour to present this award to Professor Brady who gave an excellent review of the 21st century radiologist in his talk which balanced the challenges with some positive advice and conclusions about the value of the radiologist in the modern workplace”.
The lecture is now freely available to all delegates and members on the BIR website www.bir.org.uk
Above: Professor Adrian Brady giving his keynote talk.