What have you done to improve radiation safety in your setting?
Enter this award to share your work and improve healthcare across the world and win up to £1,000 for travel to your chosen relevant scientific conference to present your presentation/poster.
This award is made every two years. Next award will be in 2025
- The applicant must design a new resource/tool to improve radiation safety in healthcare. This may be innovative software or a novel use of new technologies. It could consist of a device or object to warn, protect or assess protection provided. It could be a new concept to challenge or enhance current thinking on radiation safety.
- Following the conference, the winner of the award must submit their research to a relevant BJR journal for consideration for publication. The winner must also submit a written report to the BIR on their experience at the relevant conference.
- Only BIR members are eligible to apply.
Winner of the 2023 award
Awarded to Dr John Kotre for his application based on The J-factor: towards quantitative justification for medical radiation exposure
Above (left to right): Matthew Trevail (CT Modality Manager, GE Healthcare): Matthew.Trevail@ge.com, Dr John Kotre and Professor Stephen Keevil.
The winner of the 2017 prize is Mark Worrall, Ninewells Hospital, for his creation of a computational model to accurately estimate the thickness of an attenuator from a single digital radiograph. Mark was presented with his award at the BIR event: New Ionising Radiation Regulations: What does it Mean for Me? This took place in London on 26 September 2017.
Photograph: Left to right: Simon Hemsworth, Marketing Manager, Northern Europe (GE HealthCare), Mark Worrall, Andy Rogers, BIR President and Dawn Philips, Sales and Marketing Leader (GE HealthCare)