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European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2018

ECR was held in Vienna, Austria from 28th February until 4th March inclusive; each day it runs from 8.00am until 7pm. It attracted around 25,000 participants, making it the second largest radiology conference in the world. It is of interest to physicists, radiographers, radiologists and a wide range of other health care professionals, including industry. As always the Directorate of Radiography at the University of Salford had a large presence, with contributions from BSc, MSc and PhD students as well as staff. The Directorate of Radiography first or co-authored 28 scientific posters and oral papers with friends and colleagues from U.K., Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, Portugal, South Africa, Brazil, Netherlands, Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Greece. They also launched their OPTIMAX 2017 book (http://usir.salford.ac.uk/46104/7/OPTIMAX%202017%20ed.pdf, Figure 1). All lectures can be seen online free of charge (http://ecronline.myesr.org/ecr2018/).

This year two 2nd year BSc Diagnostic Radiography students (Lucinda Gray and Shaun Dorey, Figure 2) presented extracurricular research into smart glasses as a poster and also as an oral presentation. The work was developed with Consultant Radiologist Dr Shofiq Al-Islam (Royal Blackburn Hospital), Helen Baxter (Tameside Hospital) and staff from the Directorate of Radiography at Salford. Figures 3 and 4 show Andrew England and Leslie Robinson, from the Directorate of Radiography, presenting their papers at ECR.

Figure 1: OPTIMAX book launch

(Editors left to right: Annemieke Heij-Meijer; Carst Buissink (Netherlands) and Peter Hogg (Radiography/Salford)

 

Figure 2: Lucinda and Shaun presenting their work at ECR

Figure 3 Andrew England, Radiography/Salford, presenting a paper at ECR

Figure 4 Leslie Robinson, Radiography/Salford, presenting a paper at ECR


Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: ‘Rise and Shine!’ , Brisbane, 2016

By Professor Peter Hogg

I was invited to present three papers at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMMIRT) which was held in Brisbane, Australia, from 21st to 24th April 2016. One paper, the conference keynote, considered controversies in mammography and it drew exclusively on research conducted by the University of Salford and its collaborators.

ASMMIRT was attended by approximately 1000 delegates, these included sonographers, diagnostic radiographers, radiation therapists (therapeutic radiographers) and nuclear medicine technologists. Students had a very high profile as they had their own conference which ran in tandem with the rest of the conference. Australian radiographers have a growing appetite for developing radiography research and opportunities exist to for the Directorate of Radiography in the University of Salford link with some Australian universities to develop projects and bid for grant money.

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