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BIR releases free video on thrombectomy procedure

2017 12 Dec

Interventional radiologist Professor Iris Grunwald demonstrates basilar artery clot retrieval using a thrombectomy simulatorIn April 2017 NHS England announced that it will commission mechanical thrombectomy so it can become more widely available with the aim of treating 8,000 patients per year with this procedure.A new free video is now available on... Read more

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BIR welcomes new sponsor for Make it Better Award

2017 27 Nov

Applications now invited for popular service improvement award   The British Institute of Radiology is delighted to announce that IEL are the proud sponsor of the successful service improvement award which will now be known as the BIR/IEL Make it Better Award.   Now in its fourth year, this award is given to the group of people who have demonstrated... Read more

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Applications invited for BIR/SIEMENS Research Award

2017 02 Nov

Siemens Healthineers are once more supporting a pump-priming research bursary, the BIR/Siemens Research Award, to provide support to researchers in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, radiography or medical physics.   The BIR/Siemens Research Award will provide £1000 for initial financial support to enable researchers to develop proposals... Read more

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BIR position statement on the selection and purchase of lead aprons

2017 07 Oct

clarification on current and future legislation Due to changes in International Standards for personal protective equipment (PPE), it has become unclear whether current lead apron designs meet the new standards and whether they can continue to be purchased. This position statement seeks to clarify the present situation.    What’s going on with PPE?    There... Read more

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The BIR marks International Day of Radiology and World Radiography Day with live webinar

2017 24 Sep

“The role of emergency radiologists in the management of polytraumatized patients” The BIR presents a webinar by the President of the European Society of Emergency Radiology, Dr Mariano Scaglione, to mark International Day of Radiology (IDOR) and World Radiography Day on 8 November 2017. This live webinar will discuss the crucial role of radiologists... Read more

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Free BIR Webinar on Proton RadioTherapy

2017 23 Aug

BIR produces a trio of proton radiotherapy webinars by top expertsImage: (left to right) Dr Adrian Crellin, Hazel Pennington, Professor Stuart Green   A free CPD accredited webinar offering insight into the ground-breaking  progress of Proton Radiotherapy in the UK is now available free of charge for anyone visiting the BIR website, giving a taste of... Read more

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BJR Launches CPD Questions

2017 01 Jul

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) has launched  continuous professional development (CPD) questions on selected articles in BJR and BJR|case reports. The Institute has previously provided CPD for its multidisciplinary community through educational events and online resources, so extending this to its journals was a natural next step. “It is a... Read more

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BIR Statement : Thank you to Radiology Departments During NHS Cyber Attack

2017 24 May

The BIR applauds radiology and oncology teams who were faced with unprecedented challenges during the recent ransomware attack on NHS trusts across the UK. PACS teams, radiologists, radiographers, registrars and I.T. teams worked through the nights and weekend to begin isolating damage, restoring systems and ensuring the safety of patients was not compromised. Alexander... Read more

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BIR responds to NHS England Announcement on Increase in Emergency Mechanical Thrombectomy

2017 21 Apr

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) welcomes the announcement by NHS England that of the intention to roll out emergency mechanical thrombectomy in hospitals.The implementation of this procedure more widely will clearly reduce disability and long term complications for people with stroke.However there needs to be a clear policy to recruit the staff... Read more

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Radiology in Paediatric Oncology – an Update

2017 16 Apr

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