MRI users gather for annual scientific and educational meeting in Manchester

Held in Manchester, more than 100 delegates registered for Philips’ annual MRI scientific and educational meeting designed to bring together radiologists, radiographers, physicists and MRI service managers from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The agenda featured talks about the latest techniques in MRI, as well as an opportunity to share experiences with other MRI users. Deputy superintendent MRI radiographer Aleksandra Kudyk and senior MRI radiographer Lucy Thorpe shared their first experiences of using a Philips Ambition 1.5T. With its new fully sealed BlueSeal magnet, the Ingenia Ambition is said to let the user experience more productive helium-free MR operations.

Proton pre-treatment principal radiographer Tom Edwards spoke on the difference between diagnostic and therapy MRI and how The Christie developed an MR-sim education and training programme for proton beam radiotherapy service. Consultant breast radiologist Dr Marianna Telesca spoke on breast MRI and lead cardiac MRI radiographer Varun Daniel Singh presented on a diffusion prostate 1.5 case study.

Picture: Kneeling are Philips UKI sales specialist MR Jonathan Coupland, The Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre principal radiographer Tom Edwards and Bupa Cromwell Hospital lead cardiac MRI radiographer Varun Daniel Singh. Standing are Philips UKI senior clinical scientist MR Dr Matthew Clemence, Cobalt MRI clinical lead training facilitator Ruth Pearson, University Hospitals Birmingham MRI modality lead Claire Hughes, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust associate medical director and consultant radiologist Dr Elizabeth Loney,
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust consultant breast radiologist Dr Marianna Telesca, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust senior MRI radiographer Lucy Thorpe, Philips UKI clinical applications specialist MR Lynsey Cameron-Clark, sales specialist MR Jenny Jeffries and business marketing manager MR Dawn Phillips Jarrett.

See the full report on page 11 of the April 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.


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