BIR/GE HealthCare Radiation Safety Travel Award

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

GE Radiation Safety Award 2023


Above (left to right): Matthew Trevail (CT Modality Manager, GE Healthcare):, Dr John Kotre and Professor Stephen Keevil.



Previous winner:

 GE Rad Safety 1

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)



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