A NEW award for radiation safety in healthcare has been won by a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.
Mark Worrall, a Radiation Protection Adviser at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, was awarded the first British Institute of Radiology/GE Healthcare Radiation Safety Travel Award.
Mr Worrall won the award for his work on the creation of a computational model to accurately estimate the thickness of an attenuator from a single digital radiograph.
Along with the award, Mr Worrall was given a bursary to enable him to present his work at a scientific conference of his choice. He will present his work at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice in December in Vienna, organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Andy Rogers, President of BIR, said: ‘Congratulations to Mark and thank you to GE Healthcare for supporting this award, which encourages people to think innovatively about improving radiation safety in healthcare worldwide. Mark’s research has the potential to positively impact on practice especially in the area of paediatric patient dose studies.’
The award will be presented every two years and for more information and how to enter the 2019 award click here.
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