Recipient of inaugural radiation safety prize is chosen

GE Healthcare marketing manager for northern Europe Simon Hemsworth, Mark Worrall, BIR president Andy Rogers and GE Healthcare sales and marketing leader Dawn Philips.

Radiation protection adviser Mark Worrall from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, has won the first BIR/GE Radiation Safety Award.  The prize offers a bursary to enable the recipient to present their work on radiation safety in healthcare at a scientific conference of their choice.

Worrall will present his work on the creation of a computational model to accurately estimate the thickness of an attenuator from a single digital radiograph at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice, in December in Vienna.  The award of £1,000 and a certificate was presented on September 26 at the New Ionising Regulations event in London.

GE Healthcare marketing manager for northern Europe Simon Hemsworth said: “GE Healthcare is committed to supporting healthcare providers in imaging radiation safety and we are proud to sponsor this award for the next four years.  Congratulations to Mark on winning the first award.”

See the full report on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of RAD Magazine.

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