UK radiographers urged to apply for research grant

Published: 14 December 2015 Ezine

The International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists (ISRRT) is calling on members of the SCoR to apply for the newly launched Chesney Research Award.

The theme is ‘A novel approach on optimisation and/or justification of medical exposures by radiographers for radiation protection and safety.’

The Society’s CEO Richard Evans commented: “It would be good to see applications from UK radiographers for this award. 

“The practices of dose optimisation and justification of exposures are basic professional duties for radiographers. However, colleagues in many other countries struggle to achieve acceptance that they are able to exercise their judgement in relation to radiation protection. It is important that we build the evidence base for the profession worldwide.” 

The grant has been created from a legacy of £232,000 from the estate of the Chesney twins. Muriel and her twin sister Noreen Chesney were well known in the radiography world and were joint authors of textbooks including Radiographic Anatomy of the Chest and Abdomen; Radiographic Photography; Care of the Patient in Diagnostic Radiography; and X-Ray Equipment for Student Radiographers.

Both were enthusiastic supporters of the ISRRT and, following her retirement, Muriel continued to be involved in the profession and attended congresses and events throughout Europe. The sisters co-edited the ISRRT’s newsletter.

To request an application form and details of he Chesney Research Award, contact Sandy Yule.

The closing date for submissions is 30 April 2016. Applicants will be notified in July.