ITP student competition: class of 2017

Published: 11 October 2017 Ezine

Congratulations to the winners of the Imaging & Therapy Practice 2017 student competition. Their articles were judged to be the best of more than 25 pieces of work put forward by course leaders/tutors from HEIs across the UK. And the standard was so high this year, that two additional ‘highly commended’ prizes were awarded, bringing the number of winners to eight.

Seven winning students, Abdirisaq Abukar, Hannan Hussain, James Taylor, Lisajane Bowater, Joseph Rimmer, Jack Bond and Kristian Fairclough, will receive a cash prize and their articles are due to be published in the October and November issues of I&TP. They will also be invited to the 2018 SCoR Student Conference to receive their award. 

Winner number eight, Claudia Foster, was awarded a prize for the most outstanding CPD Now Planned Pathways section that was supplied with an article. Claudia won a £100 Amazon voucher, a prize sponsored by Axia Interactive Media, the developers of CPD Now. She is also eligible for an all expenses paid trip to the student conference.

SCoR President, Gareth Thomas said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to see the excellent standard of work of the students, and to note the confidence in their attitude towards patients and to their chosen career. We have been particularly delighted this year with the number of papers received and very impressed with the excellent standard of writing. 

“The competition is a brilliant opportunity to encourage students to write for the publication and celebrate the talent of our future radiographers. I would also like to pay tribute to those members of the profession who provide radiography education, both in the academic and clinical setting.

“Students are vital to the future and survival of the profession. I hope this will encourage qualified radiographers as well as students, to take the plunge and demonstrate that we are a profession totally committed to research and development.”

Abdirisaq Abukar,
City University,
London (joint first prize)

Making the right
diagnostic choice

A review exploring the value of multi-parametric magnetic resonance guided-biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Hannan Hussain,
Liverpool University
(joint first prize)

Helping patients give up: Are we doing enough?

Why do cancer patients continue to smoke and what are the arising issues in delivering smoking intervention? A therapeutic radiographer’s perspective.

James Taylor,
Birmingham University (joint third prize)

TB or not TB?
That is the question

An investigation into the role of the chest x-ray for pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis, referring to current policy, with the aim of identifying training needs for radiographers.

Lisajane Bowater, Glasgow Caledonian University
(joint third prize)

Psychosocial wellbeing: More than just surviving

Physical activity programmes and young adult cancer survivors.

Joseph Rimmer, Sheffield Hallam University (joint third prize)

A considered approach is key to patient wellbeing

Critical evaluation of the radiotherapy treatment technique for high grade astrocytomas.

Jack Bond, University of the West of England (high commended)

Rising to the challenge

Improving service provision and communication for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in radiology.

Kristian Fairclough, Bradford University (high commended)

Patient care transformed

A case study of the care pathway of a patient suffering from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and the role of imaging within this pathway.

Claudia Foster, Sheffield Hallam University (CPD prizewinner)

Aiming high is key to role development

Advanced practice – factors associated with the role of a reporting radiographer.