What have you done to improve radiation safety in your setting?
Enter this award to share your work and improve healthcare across the world and win up to £1000 for travel to your chosen relevant scientific conference to present your presentation/poster.
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 was presented with his award at the BIR event: New Ionising Radiation Regulations: What does it Mean for Me? This took place in London on 26 September 2017.
Photograph: Left to right: Simon Hemsworth, Marketing Manager, Northern Europe (GE Healthcare), Mark Worrall, Andy Rogers, BIR President and Dawn Philips, Sales and Marketing Leader (GE Healthcare)
The next award will be made in 2019. Applications will be called for later in 2018.
- 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.
- Only BIR members are eligible to apply.
Image: Dawn Philips, Sales and Marketing Leader GE Healthcare (left) with Jacqueline Fowler, Chief Executive BIR.