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Prizes and Awards at BNMS Birmingham 2017


The Norman Veall Medal was awarded to Sarah Allen, Guy's Hospital (Citation).

Norman Veall Award Sarah Allen

The President's Medal was awarded posthumously to Dr Muriel Buxton-Thomas.

The BNMS Roll of Honour was awarded to Prof. Ignac Fogelman.

The Radiographers, Technologists and Nurses Group Award was awarded to Caroline Townsend, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 


3rd Poster Prize - £50

Sponsored by NPL Logo 2017

(P43) An automated monitoring system for isolated limb perfusion 

Chelsey Turner, Alison Bolster, and Jamie Wright 

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK


2nd Poster Prize - £150

Sponsored by NPL Logo 2017

(P69) Towards a normal range for colonic transit reporting

Katie Addison, Jonathan Price, and Andy Irwin 

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


1st Poster Prize - £300

Sponsored by NPL Logo 2017

(P74) Effect of varying levels of plasma haemolysis on Cr-51 EDTA glomerular filtration rate measurements

Elaine Quinn, Dorota Ferguson, Christos Chatzigiannis, and Sandra Biggart

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK


Radiographers, Technologists and Nurses Poster Prize - £300
Sponsored by Mallinckrodt Logo 2017 New

(P59) Experience of implementing radiotherapy planning in PET/CT

Carla Abreua, Christopher Thomasc, Andriana Michaelidoub, Sofia Pereiraa, Armidita Jacoba, Katharine Chalmersa, Luis Alvesa, Joemon Johna, and Lucy C. Pikea

aKing's College London & Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, London, UK, bClinical Oncology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, cDepartment of Medical Physics, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


Radiographers, Technologists and Nurses Oral Prize - £300
Sponsored by Mallinckrodt Logo 2017 New 

(37) Nationwide survey of lower limb lymphoscintigraphy practice
Mafalda Nunes-Branco, Nadra Musa, Gill Vivian, and Nick Gulliver
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom


Multimodality Poster Prize - £300

Sponsored by Hermes Logo 2017

(P51) Can pacing leads and calcified coronary arteries influence the interpretation of CT-based attenuation corrected myocardial perfusion scans? A phantom study

Robin Taylor, Lois Collins, Joanne Prosser, Alistair Tarbuck, Duncan Murray, Ajay Sreedasyam, and Sharon Hutchison 

Department of Medical Physics, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, UK


Multimodality Oral Prize - £300

Sponsored by Hermes Logo 2017

(80) Response assessment of bone metastases in breast cancer: comparison of [18F]fluoride, [18F]-FDG PET/CT and diffusion-weighted MRI
Gary Cooka, Gurdip Azada, Ben Taylorb, Musib Siddiquea, Angela Swampillaib, Ines Sandrib, Mark Harriesb, Janine Mansib, and Vicky Goha 

aKing's College London, London, United Kingdom and bGuy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom


Radiopharmacy Oral Prize - £250

Sponsored by Alliance Logo 2017

(40) One-step labelling of PSMA PET Radiotracers with gallium-68: Utilising the THP chelator
Jennifer Younga, Vincenzo Abbateb, Cinzia Imbertia, Levente Meszarosa, Michelle Maa, Robert Hiderb, Greg Mullena, and Philip Blowera
aDivision of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, London, United Kingdom and bInstitute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London, London, United Kingdom


3rd Radioptherapy Prize - £100

Sponsored by Bayer Logo 2017

(15) Internal dosimetry considerations for paediatric radioimmunotherapy
April-Louise Smitha, Thomas Sandersona, Eoin O'Mahoneya, Sofia Michopouloub, John Langfordb, Matt J. Guyb, and John C. Dicksona 

aUniversity College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom and bUniversity Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom


2nd Radiotherapy Prize - £200

Sponsored by Bayer Logo 2017

(62) Predictors of 223Ra-dichloride treatment outcome in clinical practice in relation to the Alsympca trial
Sean Maina, Maryam Jessopb, Angus Robinsona, and Sabina Dizdarevicb,c
aSussex Cancer Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, United Kingdom, bDepartment of Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust, Brighton, United Kingdom and cBrighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, United Kingdom


1st Radiotherapy Prize - £300

Sponsored by Bayer Logo 2017

(17) First whole-body biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of [18F]tetrafluoroborate ([18F]TFB), a PET probe for imaging sodium-iodide symporter expression in thyroid cancer patients
Jim O' Dohertya, Maite Jauregui-Osoroa, Teresa Brothwoodb, Teresa Szyszkoa, Paul Marsdena, Mike O' Dohertya, Gary Cooka, Phil Blowera, and Val Lewingtonb 

aPET Imaging Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom and bDept of Nuclear Medicine, Guys' and St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom


3rd Oral Prize - £50

Sponsored byBIR Logo 2017

(51) Use of the CT scout view (Topogram) for accurate attenuation correction of planar quantitative studies
Gregory James, Joseph O'Brien, John Courtney, and Bill Thomson
City Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom


2nd Oral prize - £150 

Sponsored by BIR Logo 2017

(39) 18F-labelled tracers for hNIS: Pros and cons
Julia Blower, Hussein Bdair, Jaclyn Lange, and Philip Blower
King's College London, London, United Kingdom


1st Oral Prize and President's Cup - £300 

Sponsored byBIR Logo 2017

(12) Biodistribution, radiation dosimetry and preliminary results of a novel 18F-fluoroethyl triazole [{Tyr3}] octreotate analogue for PET imaging in locally advanced and metastatic neuroendocrine tumour patients
Suraiya Dubasha, N. Keatb, P. Mapellia, F. Twymana, L. Carrolla, K. Kozlowskia, A. AL-Nahhasa, S. Azeemb, M. Huibanb, A. Frillingc, T. Barwicka, A. Rockalla, R. Sharmaa, and E. Aboagyea 

aDepartment of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, bImanova Centre for Imaging Studies, London, United Kingdom and cDepartment of
Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom


Young Investigators' Prize - £500

(6) Is dopamine transporter (DaT) right anterior putamen/background ratio an index of non-planning impulsivity in patients with Parkinsons disease?
Guglielmo La TorrebAleksandra Maria Hermana, Maryam Jessopd,
Nadia Abdula
d, Ania Crawshawc,e, Patrick Begleyd, Emma Wroed, Romi Anirban Sahad,
Theodora Duka
a, and Sabina Dizdarevicb,d 

aSchool of Psychology University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, bBrighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, United Kingdom, cUniversity Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom, dBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, United Kingdom and eUniversity of Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom


Student Prizes

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1st Prize       £300               Anika Sharmila, King's College London         Oral abstract 24      

'Does measurement of tumour shape in 18F-FDG PET scans of lung cancer improve predictive and prognostic assessment?'

2nd Prize      £200               Islam Mostafa, King's College London          Oral abstract 25

'Are texture analysis parameters dependent on volume in 18F-FDG PET/CT?'

3rd Prize       £100               Numan Dawood, University of Leicester        Oral abstract 57

'Radionuclide depth estimation using a novel SFOV hybrid gamma-optical camera with an anthropomorphic breast phantom'