Free publications for professionals

This is a list of current publications which are free to medical physicists and biomedical and clinical engineers and technologists to access.

GSPR Checklist

GSPR Checklist

Created in Swansea Bay University Health Board, this checklist tool has been designed to establish an efficient approach for the demonstration of compliance to the GSPR (Annex I) of the EU Regulation on Medical Devices 2017/745 (MDR). It is available for use within other departments, NHS trusts and other Health Boards.

Classification document

Classification document

A useful tool, designed by Justin McCarthy (Clin Eng Consulting Ltd.) to aid with the risk classification of medical devices or accessories for medical devices, in accordance with the Rules of Annex VIII of the EU Regulation of Medical Devices 2017/745 (MDR).

Guidance for health institutions on in-house manufacture and use

Guidance for health institutions on in-house manufacture and use

An IPEM expert working group produced best-practice guidance (link to the above) for the in-house manufacture of medical devices and non-medical devices, including software in both cases, for use within the same health institution.

Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI)

Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI)

This outlines the suggested scans and associated parameters to perform high-quality prostate mpMRI as the triage test, to the level of the successful PROMIS trial, thus allowing some men to be ruled out of an invasive prostate biopsy. It is aimed to be a starting point for radiographers, who can then refine the protocols to suite their MR system.

Imaging and Oncology 2021

Imaging and Oncology 2021

This annual publication by the Society and College of Radiographers features articles authored by professionals including radiographers, radiologists, physicists and educators.

Patient Identification: guidance and advice

Patient Identification: guidance and advice

The Clinical Imaging Board issued this statement in recognition of the importance of correct patient identification when undertaking diagnostic imaging procedures.

CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS

CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS

The Clinical Imaging Board set up a working group to evaluate the installed equipment and operations of CT services within the NHS across the UK.

Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates

Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates

The Radiotherapy Board regard it as essential the whole of the UK achieves cancer survival rates equivalent to the best in Europe. Improving the quality of radiotherapy is a key component of increasing survival rates along with initiatives to achieve earlier diagnosis.

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards

The publication details the requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources

Extraordinary You

Extraordinary You

This publication celebrates the careers of healthcare scientists working across the NHS. It profiles the pioneering work of nearly 100 healthcare scientists to inspire people about the role of healthcare science and encourage others to join the profession

Voice of Young Scientists Media Guide

Voice of Young Scientists Media Guide

This is a lively informal guide to the inner workings of the media with practical tips how early career scientists can get involved

Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising Radiation

Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising Radiation

Produced by the Health Protection Agency and the College of Radiographers, this provides information on the health effects that are likely to occur on the embryo or fetus following exposure to ionising radiation during pregnancy and practical guidance on how and when to prevent or reduce unnecessary fetal exposures when pregnant women are referred for diagnostic medical procedures involving X-rays or radionuclides.

On target: ensuring geometric accuracy in radiotherapy

On target: ensuring geometric accuracy in radiotherapy

This guidance explains the significance of the systematic and random errors present in even the best-run departments and lays out methodologies for measuring and minimising such errors. By providing clear guidance it will assist in accurate and reproducible radiotherapy delivery.

Towards Safer Radiotherapy

Towards Safer Radiotherapy

This looks at ways of reducing errors in radiotherapy, which are caused by individual human error or failure of systems or work. Though this report is primarily aimed at the radiotherapy community and healthcare organisations with radiotherapy facilities, it also provides a source of information for other healthcare professionals, patients and other interested parties

Sense about Science - Making Sense of Radiation

Sense about Science - Making Sense of Radiation

Scientists, engineers and medical professionals have come together to counter public misinformation about radiation and health effects.

Implementing in vivo dosimetry

Implementing in vivo dosimetry

This is a guidance document on implementing in vivo dosimetry produced by IPEM, the Royal College of Radiologists, and the British Institute of Radiology. It is intended to highlight a range of issues to be considered en-route to the full implementation of IVD