Two visitors from the US

  We had two year 1 diagnostic radiography students from the University of North Carolina, stay the week with us here at the University of Salford. Cassidy and Meeek   had a busy week spending two days at Salford Royal observing  a range of examinations and talking to radiographers and students about their roles and equipment….

Year 1 research: Great student presentations!

For the past 5 weeks our year 1 BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography students have been undertaking Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe).  RiTe uses a combination of research, simulation and inquiry led learning to support the application of theoretical knowledge, research skill development and clinical practice. During each RiTe week, students work in small collaborative research teams…

Achieving Excellence in Radiography Education 11/2016

Innovative education, research culture, and more The third joint conference of the College of Radiographers, the Heads of Radiography Education (HRE) Forum, and the Association of Radiography Educators (ARE) was held in Birmingham 26th November 2016. The conference provided an exciting mix of learning opportunities around the very latest hot topics, including student funding, innovative education…

New free access ebook about image quality optimisation for medical imaging

  The OPTIMAX 2016 medical imaging research summer school was held at the University of Salford. This is the fourth rendition of the summer school, with others having been organized at the University of Salford (2013), ESTeSL, Lisbon (2014) and Hanze UAS, Groningen (2015). Each year we distribute the research outcomes either as journal papers…

Congratulations, new graduates

Last week the University of Salford held its winter graduation ceremony. It was with great pleasure that Fred Murphy and Leslie Robinson attended to congratulate Fatima Ahmed, Rachel Ahmid, Misbha Kossar, Ian Martin, James Odia and Julie Robinson. Best of luck with your future careers guys.

Successful articles

Professor Peter Hogg reports on some publication successes Dr Randeep Kulshrestha is a Consultant Radiologist in Cairns; he is also a PhD student in the Centre for Health Sciences at the University of Salford. Until recently Randeep was a Consultant Radiology in Manchester (UK) and he emigrated to Australia with his wife and children. Together…

You’re in safe hands!

The School of Health Science recently underwent a Health and Safety audit and received an an outcome of ‘Good’, moving up from ‘satisfactory’ at the last audit. We are expected to progress to ‘excellent’ next time! And this is not without a considerable input from some dedicated staff in radiography. Julie Nightingale, Director, extends a…

ECR 2016, Vienna

European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March 2016 Professor Peter Hogg reports outcomes from the conference: “In collaboration with external partners, staff and students from the radiography directorate gave 18 presentations at the recent ECR meeting. We also launched our OPTIMAX book; chaired 1 scientific session; and participated in 15 formal meetings. Audience size for lectures…

Abstracts accepted

  The radiography academics and their research teams will be active this summer. The following abstracts have been accepted at Symposium Mammographicum (Liverpool 3rd-5th July) and UKRC (6th-8th June): Symposium Mammographicum Technical assessment of a novel compression paddle – impact on technical performance (Katy Szczepura, Will Mairs, Catherine Taylor, Claire Mercer) Introducing @WeMammographers into the mammography…