Pathway improvement for pelvic and acetabular fixation patients garners award for St George’s team

The BIR/Bayer Make it Better award has been given to Ruby Callister and team from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for improving the patient imaging pathway of pelvic and acetabular fixation patients in terms of quality of imaging, patient radiation dose and patient comfort. The presentation took place at The British Institute of Radiology Annual Congress in September.

The new pathway uses low dose CT imaging in conjunction with one-view radiographs and was found to be an effective and safe imaging modality in the post-operative assessment of pelvic and acetabular fracture fixation. It has improved the service through a lower patient radiation dose, easier logistics for obtaining images, improved patient comfort and higher quality images when compared to the traditional pathway of three-view radiographs.

Senior physicist, radiation protection, Ruby Callister said: “We are delighted to win this award and feel confident that this brand new pathway will enable the patients in our department to have a better and safer imaging experience.”

Picture: Nikolaos Papadakos, Michael Sydee, Jennifer Robinson and Ruby Callister from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust collect their award from BIR past president Dr Sri Redla and Bayer business development and marketing manager for UK/Ireland Fiona Spaziani.

See the full report on page 2 of the November 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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