November


Former IPEM president Peter Jarritt and IPEM member Farah Hussain are part of a New Scientist article on biomedical engineering.

September

As background to a major news story about the parents of a critically ill child seeking proton therapy, IPEM spokesperson, Dr Philip Mayles was interviewed by New Scientist

August

In the run up to MPEC2014 in Glasgow, the conference was covered by Aunt Minnie's and PRWeb.

July

IPEM was a major contributor to the evaluation process for a new, single dose radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Approval by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) received press coverage, including this article in the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/25/intrabeam-radiotherapy-single-dose-breast-cancer-surgery.  The evaluation report can be found here https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-tag353/resources/breast-cancer-early-intrabeam-radiotherapy-system-appraisal-consultation-document.

IPEM's 'Scientific Safety Advice to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Units that Undertake Human Imaging' is referred to in this American article about MRI safety http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=mri&pag=dis&ItemID=107923.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued a new report: Biomedical engineering: advancing UK healthcare, which was covered by the press, including the Daily TelegraphYou can read IPEM's full response to this report here.

June

A paper in our journal MEP 'Objective diagnosis of ADHD using IMUs'  received online coverage on  a number of sites, including Medical Express:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-gyroscopes-adhd.html

April

A paper in our journal PMB was covered by the website News Medical: "Dartmouth aims to remove barriers for pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy".

March

The Radiotherapy Board wrote a letter to the Sunday Times, in response to an article about radiotherapy "Cruel failure of Cameron’s cancer pledge".  An edited version on the letter was published on 8 March. The original letter can be read here.

February

The Driffield Times and Post featured the inclusion of IPEM Fellow Andy Beavis in the Science Council's list of the top 100 practicing scientists in the UK.   

IPEM media spokesperson Professor Mark Tooley was interviewed by BBC news about his work monitoring baby sleep behaviour in the new neonatal unit at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The article featured on BBC News 24, the World Service and BBC online

IPEM media spokesperson, Dr David Gow responded to news of the first bionic hand with a sense of touch: 

January

News Wales featured the inclusion of ex-IPEM President Professor Peter Wells in the Science Council's list of the top 100 practicing scientists in the UK.http://www.newswales.co.uk/index.cfm?section=Education&F=1&id=26802

Process and Control Today reported that IPEM fellow, David Gow has been nominated for inclusion in the SEMTA Engineering hall of fame. http://www.pandct.com/media/shownews.asp?ID=39421

2013 December

IPEM publication "Physicists and Physicians: a History of Medical Physics from the Renaissance to Röntgen" was reviewed by Physics World: "Physicists keen on history will not be disappointed by the depth of research or wealth of fascinating material presented".

IPEM spokesperson Professor Mark Tooley was interviewed by the Daily Mail to explain why some people get electric shocks when they touch other people. His comments appeared in their Good Health section on 10th December.

November

IPEM member Sharon Ann Holgate had an article featured in Science Careers on the benefits of becoming a Chartered Scientist.

A paper in our journal PMB  "Balloon mis-positioning during prostate cancer treatment could affect success of radiation delivery" was covered by Medical Express .

To mark the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) on November 7th, Leila Nichol was interviewed by Radio Cardiff on 2013 about her work as a medical physicist.

IPEM helped Professor Mark Tooley with an article for HSJ on the impact on parents, children and staff of an innovative neonatal intensive care unit at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust.

September

Professor Stephen Meikle was an invited speaker at ICMP 2013. His talk on "Recent advances in Neurological PET studies of awake, continuously moving subjects" was covered by:

John Delos accepted the Martin Black Prize at the International Conference on Medical Physics for his paper in Physiological Measurement, “A new algorithm for detecting central apnea in neonates.” http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2013/algorithms-improve-monitoring-of-apnea-in-premature-babies123.php

July

We put forward some of our female members to the Health Service Journal for a special issue they produced on ‘inspirational women’ in health services. See the two resulting articles, one from Elly Castellano and Sue Edyvean and the other from Heather Williams, aka ScienceGrrl (registration may be required to view).

Medical Physics Web covered the Roberts Prize, which is awarded for the best 2012 paper in the IPEM journal PMB. http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/54065

June

Medical Physics Web covered the apointment of a new editor to IPEM journal Physiological Measurement. http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/53686

May

IPEM helped promote a feature on precision radiotherapy at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Department of Medical Physics and Engineering  to Al Jazeera programme, the Cure. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/TheCURE

March

A paper published in the IPEM journal Physiological Measurement, “Changes in the MEG background activity in patients with positive symptoms of schizophrenia: spectral analysis and impact of age," was covered by:  

IPEM spokesperson Professor Malcolm Sperrin responded to extraordinary claims in the Guardian that hepatitis C could be reliably detected in patients using a “mechanical divining rod. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/28/hepatitis-claim?CMP=twt_gu

IPEM spokesperson Philip Mayles was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent on the benefits of proton beam therapy.

IPEM spokesperson Jim Thurston provided expert reaction for the Science Media Centre in response to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report on health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan. http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/tag/radiation/

February

IPEM spokesperson Jim Thurston is interviewed regarding the French radiographer convictions.

http://www.auntminnieeurope.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=imc&pag=dis&ItemID=607979

 

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