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Volume 44. No. 2 – 2008

ISRRT Registered UK Charity - No. 276216

International

Society of

Radiographers

and

Radiological

Technologists


ISSN NO. 1027-0671

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Editor: Rachel Bullard

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Articles

Radiography in East Sumba, Indonesia 12

Improving Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy

Services in the Caribbean 14

Mr Lynn May retires 16

Reports

WRPO Meeting 10

Observations of the 15th ISRRT World Congress 11

News

News from member societies:

The Americas: Canada 21

Asia/Australasia: Australia, India, Taiwan 22

Europe: Finland

Africa: Côte D'Ivoire, South Africa 23

Regulars

Contents

Contact details for:

Submissions, deadlines, advertising & WRETF 6

President’s Message 3

Secretary General’s report 7

Councillor Profile 18

Coming events 27

Names and addresses of member societies & ISRRT

Council Members 30

ISRRT Officers of Board of Management 36

ISRRT Committees Regional Representatives 36

Volume 44 – No. 2 1


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President’s Message Message

At the time of writing my last Message, we were

eagerly anticipating the ISRRT World Congress in

Durban and were confident of it being a great success.

Our expectations however were greatly surpassed, as

the Congress was an enormously successful event,

which will be remembered for many years by those

fortunate enough to attend. The challenge to hold

the first World Congress in Africa – indeed in the

Southern Hemisphere – was a great one, but Fozy

Peer and her very hard working Convening and

Scientific Committees carried out the daunting task

superbly and justifiably earned the congratulations

heaped upon them following the Meeting.

You will no doubt have read the reports and seen

some of the images from the meeting which should

be all the encouragement you need to start planning

now to be in Australia in September 2010 for what

looks like a very exciting Congress “down under”.

This Congress will be in the reliable hands of Pam

Rowntree and her team.

carrying out this Survey, and there is planned to be

much discussion and opportunity for comment prior

to the next Council Meeting in Australia in 2010.

The Congress in Durban also gave us an opportunity

to continue the dialogue with representatives of

EFRS, the newly formed European Federation of

Radiographer Societies. There will be some follow

up discussions at the EFRS Meeting in Lisbon in

November to ensure that both Societies continue to

cooperate and work together.

Representing ISRRT at this meeting will be Katrina

Sigurdardottir from Iceland, the recently elected Vice

President for Europe/Africa, and Bodil Andersson

from Sweden, who was elected as the European

Regional Director. We congratulate both on their

election and will look forward to their ongoing

contribution to ISRRT in their new roles. They have

both been very much involved in Board activities

since the Council Meeting. Sandy Yule will also be

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One of the key items to come from the Council

Meeting associated with the Congress and highlighted

in my Council Report, is the comprehensive survey

of ISRRT needs being co-ordinated by Michael Ward,

the Regional Director of the Americas. Michael will

be accessing a range of contributors for input in

Not long after the Durban Meeting, Sandy Yule and

I, together with Cynthia Cowling, our very hard

working Director of Education, actively participated

in the International Congress of Radiology meeting

in Morocco. Philippe Gerson, our dynamic and

inexhaustible colleague and Council Delegate from

France, had agreed to coordinate the

Technologists program in French

speaking Marrakech. Cynthia, Sandy

and I presented papers and chaired

sessions even attempting to use some

of our high school French, much to the

amusement of the locals. In the long

lead up to this meeting, we also had

the success of having the Moroccan

Society of Radiographers join ISRRT.

Dr Hans Ringertz was inducted as

the new President of the International

Society of Radiologists and is very

keen for their Society to continue

working together with ISRRT. We will

be meeting together at the RSNA and

looking at ongoing involvement with

the Technologists programs at the ICR

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President’s Message continued Message

Continued from the previous page

Congresses including Shanghai in 2010.

As I’m sure you are aware, the Member

Societies are the key to ISRRT and many

of the larger Societies have full or part

time staff managing their affairs. ISRRT

would like to acknowledge the past

support and encouragement of Mr Emile

Badawy who has recently retired from

his position as CEO of the Australian

Society – his successor is Mr David

Collier. Likewise we sincerely regret

the retirement of Mr Lynn May from his

CEO position at the American Society.

We wish both these men all the best for

the future and look forward to working

with the new CEO’s.

We must also congratulate President

Michael Ong and our colleagues from

Singapore who recently celebrated the

50th Anniversary of their Society at a joint conference

with the Malaysian Society. The highlight was

a formal dinner with the President of Singapore

attending the event.

Later this year will see the Inaugural Meeting of the

newly formed College of Radiographers of Hong

Kong. It is my privilege to be kindly invited to

represent ISRRT at these important occasions.

In what is a groundbreaking pilot, WHO has provided

3 digital CR systems to be used in association with

general equipment installations in Dar es Salaam.

ISRRT will be providing Q/A and Q/C sessions

in addition to practical training in this technology.

Director of Education Cynthia Cowling has been

working with Regional Director Caesar Barare and

also Regional education Representative Jenny Motto

to put together this program which will use additional

resource volunteers. We look forward to continuing

our close relationship with WHO elsewhere as needs

arise.

This can be seen is an example of Ethical

Globalisation where many sources of support can be

resourced for the benefits of those needing assistance.

This was highlighted to me just recently when I

was invited to attend the Inaugural Nelson Mandela

Lecture at the University of South Australia in

my home city of Adelaide. As a graduate of the

University I am proud of its long commitment to

social issues and values. On this occasion, the guest

lecturer was Dr Musimbi Kenyoro of Kenya, who is

formerly the Executive Director of the World YWCA.

Her new role is the Director of the Population

Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

The Population Program is dedicated to reproductive

health and to the integration of those services with

critical global health issues like HIV/AIDS as well

as other education and development issues. She is

a member of the Ethical Globalisation initiative

with Mary Robinson and Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Her presentation highlighted the many issues facing

women and children in many developing Regions

of the world, such as the appalling rate of women

who die in childbirth from lack of simple medical

facilities.

ISRRT continues to play a significant role

internationally in supporting the delivery of health

care services by organisation such as WHO, but our

Member Societies ARE ISRRT, and so play a key

role in our contribution to Ethical Globalisation.

Rob George,

President ISRRT

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Secretary General - General

Profile

➢ Editorial Submissions & Deadlines

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You are invited to comment in relation to the ISRRT Newsletter editorial content and make suggestions for future issues.

All comments will be considered by the Editor and her Committee.

I qualified in my home town, Aberdeen, at the

School of Radiography which I went to following my

education at the Aberdeen Grammar School. I then

went on to qualify with the Higher Diploma and then

a Fellowship from the College of Radiographers.

I moved to Cardiff in 1971 with my wife Alison and

our three sons in order to commission the Radiology

Department at the University Hospital of Wales and

have lived in Cardiff ever since.

The profession of radiography has been very good

to me and I have enjoyed (and continue to enjoy)

every minute of it. It is an extremely satisfying career

involving working not only with patients but also

fellow professionals. Radiography has of course

radically changed over the years but it still remains a

caring profession which is very patient centred.

I’m retired from the National Health Service but

I am still still very involved in the profession of

radiography both in the UK and internationally.

At present I am a panel chairman for conduct and

competence hearings held by the Health Professions

Council (HPC) and remain a member of various

professional bodies.

I qualified as a radiographer back in 1960 and became

involved with the UK Society on moving to Wales.

I became the representative for Wales on the UK

Council and eventually became President of the UK

Society and College in 1983. The highlight of my

presidency was the Joint Conference of the ISRRT

and the College of Radiographers. This conference

was held in Brighton in 1984 and the Presdient of

the ISRRT then was the late Mr Vauthilingam from

Singapore.

I first became involved with the ISRRT as the

UK Council member in the 1980’s and then

progressed to Treasurer and a member of the Board

of Management. In 2002 I was very honoured and

proud to be appointed as Secretary General/CEO of

the ISRRT a position which I thoroughly enjoy. The

ISRRT celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012 when

the World Congress is in Toronto, Canada and by a

strange coincidence the first Congress was held in

Montreal. This will be a great milestone in the history

of the ISRRT and I hope that many of us will be

Continued on the next page

➢ Advertisements/Secretariat

A section is reserved for the advertising of educational programs, courses or new radiological texts.

For further details or to advertise your program or new publications please contact the ISRRT Secretary General:

Dr Alexander Yule

143 Bryn Pinwydden

Pentwyn, Cardiff Wales CF23 7DG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 0 2920 735038; Fax: +44 0 2920 540551; E-mail: isrrt.yule@btinternet.com

➢ ISRRT World Radiography Educational Trust Fund (WRETF)

Secretary:

Mrs Lizzie Zukiewicz

Spring House, 17 Spring Village, Horsehay, Telford, UK TF42LU

Tel: +44 0 1952 502966; Email: spring.house@talktalk.net

In the office.

At the gym.

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General

Secretary General - Profile

Continued from the previous page

present at the event.

In addition to radiography I have a number of

interests. I’m very keen on going to the gym and

try to go about five times a week. My travels on

behalf of the ISRRT and the HPC sometimes make it

difficult but even if I am abroad on business I try to

keep fit. As a Scotsman living in Wales I very much

support rugby which in itself is a game much played

internationally. I have had several intense discussions

with colleagues from the Southern Hemisphere on the

relevant merits of our international teams. I am also a

Magistrate in Cardiff and a Deputy Chairman on the

Family Panel.

As I have already said radiography has been very

good to me but I could not have done all that I

have done without the full support of my wife

Alison and my family. My three sons, Graeme,

Alan and Nicholas all live and work in and around

Cardiff which means that I regularly see my five

grandchildren whose ages range between 7 to 17

years old (Charlotte, Alexander, Cameron, Mairghread

and Amelia). As many of you know my wife Alison

is very active in the ISRRT and knows many of you

personally. Graeme is a GP in Newport, Alan is a

Bank Manager in Cardiff and Nicholas has followed

me into radiography. After a number of years working

in the x-ray department he qualified as an Assistant

Practitioner Radiography practising in Cardiff. I am

very pleased to say that he has now started in the

second year of the BSC Radiography course at the

University of Wales.

Thanks to my career in radiography I have also been

very fortunate to have gained several honours. I was

awarded the OBE in 1998, a Doctorate from City

University, London in 1999 and was made a Fellow

Sandy with his wife Alison.

of the University of Wales College of Medicine the

following year.

Radiography is a great profession which is recognised

throughout the world. However we all need to

continue to work together to promote education and

training in all countries in order to ensure that the

health of all is improved. I am sure that you will all

strive towards this goal and I thank you for your past

and continued support.

Dr Alexander Yule

Photographs by Bill Norris, Ocean Design, UK.

Erratum

In Vol 44 no 1 of ISRRT Newsletter, page 8 the author was incorrectly credited. The report was written by Chuck Shields.

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Volume 44 – No. 2 9


Report

Report

WPRO Meeting

Manila

September 22-26, 2008

Report by Cynthia Cowling, ISRRT Director of Education

Observations of the 15th ISRRT World Congress

Durban, South Africa

April 24-27, 2008

Report by Sal Martino, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer ASRT

At the request of Robert George I recently attended the

Annual Meeting of the Western Pacific Region of WHO

in Manila. Rob and Maria Law were visiting China at

that time in discussions regarding the 2010 ISR Shanghai

Conference. My mandate was to give a short presentation to

the representatives, highlighting our educational activities

– including the relationship with PAHO. I was one of

12 NGOs who presented and I believe the presentation

was received favourably. The examples I gave of poorly

functioning equipment and insufficiently trained operators

did seem to hit a note of resonance with the representatives.

Several of the small Pacific nations are suffering from

lack of personnel and lack of training and would like

assistance from ISRRT. They have small populations

(Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia) and any workshop

would have to be centrally located in Fiji. This would

have to be in cooperation with some other funding body

as well because of the large travel distances. Robert and I

have already heard that following the presentation, official

representatives from Fiji are showing interest in assisting

with workshops on Quality Assurance and Maintenance

and also ultrasound.

The Director General Dr Margaret Chan was in

attendance and many of the representatives from the

various nations were Ministers of Health. A new Director

General for the region was elected.

The meeting brought together NGOs from a number of

organisations and I was able to have discussions with several

related to the possibility of international accreditation

systems. (World Council of Nurses; World Federation of

Physical Therapy; International Hospitals Federation) This

will be useful if we intend to move forward in this area.

Sitting in on some of the business meetings re emphasised

to me that as an organisation we must embrace a more

careful connected strategic approach, such as results based

management. This is the usual form of development in most

international organisations that I know and at its simplest,

it links budget to strategies, and results are measured on the

success of expected results or performance indicators which

are identified each year. I hope that if we do have another

meeting of the board, that we seriously consider this

approach. We must be seen to be on track with our strategic

direction while being accountable to our members.

This was a marvelous experience for me as I have never

attended a WHO related meeting before. I did find it rather

overwhelming and recognized that we are just a small cog

in a very big engine. Hopefully my “squeaking” made a few

more aware of what we achieve with our modest budgets.

The meeting next year will be held in Hong Kong and I

hope that the VP will be able to take advantage of this and

participate in some way.

Cynthia Cowling

Director of Education

I had the pleasure of travelling to the 15th ISRRT World

Congress with Connie Mitchell, ASRT President. It was a

27 hour trip for us. We arrived in Durban just as night was

falling. During the drive from the airport we could see the

city lights which were sprawling and impressive. The real

delight was in the morning when I opened my drapes and

saw the Indian Ocean from my hotel room. It was my first

time to see it. My surprise was when I looked to the right

and saw this magnificent building, the Convention Center.

I knew at that moment, that this was going to be a terrific

Congress.

On my first day, I attended the Council meeting as an

observer and was very impressed with the attendance of

delegates from all over the world. Important issues were

discussed and debated and I witnessed a real sense of

commitment to the future of the profession internationally.

My first visit to the convention center for registration set

a very positive tone with a smooth registration process

and an amazing state of the art convention facility that

also reflected local culture in its décor and furnishings. I

went to the auditorium for the opening session and was

overwhelmed by the size and beauty of the space. This

would be just a prelude to what was to come in the opening

ceremonies. It started with an amazing group of native

drummers followed by a beautiful choir from one of the

local schools. Greetings were given by Fozy Peer, Sandy

Yule and Robert George. I was privileged to be one of four

opening session speakers and the diversity of topics and

speakers set the tone for the upcoming scientific program.

What followed over the next three days was an excellent

scientific program with interesting and relevant topics

and prominent speakers from all over the world. I also

facilitated a panel discussion on role extension that included

representatives from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and

South Africa. It was a very successful interactive session

with many questions from the audience. I was very proud

to attend a session that was funded by ASRT’s Education

and Research Foundation’s International Speaker Exchange

Grant. Mr Jorge Casanas presented a very informative

session titled “Customer Service in the Imaging World:

Building Partnerships within Healthcare Professionals”.

The two social events were truly memorable and

definitely reflected the culture of the geographic venue,

South Africa. The night at Ushaka Marine World featured

great food, great music and a truly spectacular setting

showcasing beautiful indigenous marine life. I wandered

around in awe of the unique fish in the aquarium. The

banquet was also well planned and executed. Although I

got there towards the end (had to do a day trip safari!), I

did get to see the magnificent traditional dress of many of

the South African attendees. It was obvious that people had

a great time.

The true camaraderie and professional respect that had

developed among attendees was evident at the closing

ceremonies. ASRT President, Connie Mitchell provided the

local host society with a gift from New Mexico, home of the

ASRT as did other societies. The smiles on the participants’

faces told the whole story – totally satisfied participants

who had four days of professional education, interaction

with their peers and also some fun!

Cynthia giving her presentation. Main meeting hall. ISRRT Board of Management and Council members in Durban.

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Article

Radiography in East Sumba, Indonesia

Report by Lindsay Cheers, Past Member Australasian Institute of Radiography

For the first 20 years of my working life I was a

radiographer. For the rest of my working life I was a

manager of hospitals and health services before becoming

a health service management consultant in the developing

island countries of the south west Pacific. Now that I am

retired, I am a volunteer consultant with Australian Business

Volunteers and have had assignments in Indonesia, Papua

New Guinea and Fiji. My most recent assignment was in

East Sumba which is about half way between Bali and Timor

at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. Unlike

most of Indonesian, the people of Sumba are predominately

Christians but they maintain strong traditional ancestral

and spirit beliefs. My assignment was with the 80 bed

Lindimara Christian Hospital. It is located in Waingapu

which is the capital of East Sumba and along with the 100

bed Government hospital, Lindimara provides the hospital

services for the East Sumba’s 200,000 residents.

90% of the population of East Sumba subsist in poverty,

as defined by the United Nations, growing what food that

they can on the shallow limestone strewn land. There is

no surplus produce to gain wealth for themselves or for

Sumba and there are no significant productive industries to

provide employment or exports to other parts of Indonesia.

The only forms of employment lie in the various levels

of Government and small commercial undertakings and,

of these, the former is by far the greatest source of

personal income. In this environment

of an isolated minority with no

capacity to earn wealth, the likelihood

for East Sumbans to be self-sufficient

and to be able to improve their health

service infrastructure is dismal. To a

worrying degree, they are dependant on

Government grants and the generosity

of donors for all of their basic services.

Lindimara provides general

medical in-patient services for adults

and children, maternity services, outpatient

and outreach services. It does

have an operating room but only

Caesarean sections and minor surgery

are conducted. The total workforce

of the Hospital is approximately 120

only one of whom is a doctor. Five

doctors from the Government hospital

provide sessional services. Specialists

in Surgery, Paediatric, Anaesthetics,

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and General Medicine operate

private clinics and in some cases are also employed by the

Government Hospital. There is no Radiologist on the island

and there is no system for obtaining radiological opinions

except for the occasional visit by training radiologists from

the Java teaching hospitals. The last such visit was over

2 years ago. The most common admission diagnosis for

Lindimara is respiratory tract infections followed closely by

malaria and gastro-intestinal infections with the associated

diarrhoea and dehydration.

It is quite some years since I pressed an exposure button

but I am sure that I used dental units with more capacity

than Lindimara’s only x-ray machine. I also remember

that we thought that an exposure time for a chest x-ray of

more than 1ms was less than desirable. I must confess that I

don’t know what is considered acceptable in the developed

countries now but I am sure that it is much shorter than the

0.5 second, or longer, that is required at Lindimara. Not

only are the exposures unacceptably long but the field is

not collimated in any way so at 2 metres I guess the field of

radiation covers most parts of most patients.

The X-ray room is operated by the “Head of Roengen”

and his assistant. The Head (Mr Enos Ngongo Wudi) was

trained in Jakarta in a year course designed for limited

radiographic examinations. He has attended regular update

courses and is licensed by the radiation authority. The

quality of his work appeared, to these

now inexperienced eyes, to be of quite

a reasonable standard, bordering on

remarkable given the equipment he

has to use. His assistant is untrained

except for on-the-job training from Mr

Enos At present Mr Enos’s successor

is undertaking the 3-year radiographic

training course in Jakarta so that he

can take over when Mr Enos retires in

the near future. I wonder how much

professional satisfaction a newly

qualified radiographer will get from

using an antiquated x-ray machine

that any radiographer would regard

as impossibly underpowered and

dangerous.

One of the most often used

catch phases in development aid is

“appropriate technology”. We say it and we mean it but so

often we wonder if anyone is listening. I have seen rooms

full of donated hospital junk from over bed tables to EEG

units and out-of-dated high tech ventilators. The recipients

are too polite to send them to the rubbish dump where they

belong. If equipment can not be easily made serviceable

in a major city of the world there is no way it can be

repaired in a place like Waingapu. It might only need a

new wheel or a few screws but they are just not available.

Lindimara hospital needs an as new, low tech and user

friendly x-ray machine. Any unit provided to isolated areas

like Sumba needs to be a basic model that is manufactured

by companies with a significant presence in the country.

It needs to have the unit delivered and installed and staff

will need training on its use and maintenance. A local

tradesman could also be trained to detect faults and make

repairs through the remote supervision of an in-country

service person. Yes they do need a lot! That is rather the

point of really helping in development.

As a health service consultant I wonder about the

East Sumba Island

Article

training that radiographers and other allied health staff are

receiving. It seems to me that education has outstripped

the real world of developing countries. There seems little

point in training a person to be skilled in examinations that

cannot possibly be undertaken and that would be of little

or no clinical significance in the real world of poverty. It

could be that the 3 years training would be more useful

if it could produce paramedical technicians with basic

and practical skills in radiography, pathology, pharmacy

and physiotherapy. There appears to be a belief among

academic and practising allied health professionals that you

can’t be half or quarter of a radiographer or other Allied

Health Professional. Of course there is a growing need

for highly skilled radiographers and I have no doubt that

a 4 or more years course is needed in developed countries

and in the major centres of the developing countries. The

needs are rather different in the world of antiquated x-

ray equipment, where a well equipped laboratory has a

working microscope, drugs are dispensed by a security

guard and there is no physiotherapy at all.

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Article

Article

Improving Diagnostic Imaging &

Radiotherapy Services in the Caribbean

By Sean A.S. Richardson, ISRRT Public Relations Representative, the Americas

Background

The advantages and risks of using radiation in medical,

industrial, or research applications are well known. The

high potential risk for health that their use implies makes

it necessary to take special precautions to protect patients,

workers, public, and the environment from ionizing

radiation.

Ionizing radiation is used extensively in medicine and

it is expected that its use will even increase, as the benefits

for patients are enormous, compared to the risks. In the

2000 report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on

the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) was stated

that medical applications of ionizing radiation represented

by far the largest man-made source of ionizing radiation

exposure to the world population.

Failure to manage spent radioactive sources is

common in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

This coupled with the current international terrorism

and the environmental impact that this waste can have.

Radioactive waste needs to be properly managed, including

its conditioning and safe storage.

On the other hand, a number of radiological accidents

have occurred in the Latin American Region, some of

which have caused deaths. The limited response capacity

to radiological emergencies demands improvements in

preparedness and response in this field.

PAHO, as an international organisation with mandate

in this field, cosponsored the International Basic Safety

Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for

the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS). This publication

marks the culmination of efforts that have continued

over the past decades towards harmonisation of radiation

protection and safety standards internationally, and is jointly

sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the

United Nations (FAO), the International Atomic Energy

Agency (IAEA), the International Labour Organization

(ILO), the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for

Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD/NEA),

PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 1994, Caribbean Governments adopted a resolution

to endorse the BSS during the XXIV Pan American

Sanitary Conference (Resolution CSP24.R9). PAHO have

been promoting the implementation of the BSS by member

states since its publication. The Standards included, among

the technical requisites, the need to implement a broad

program of quality assurance in medical exposure to

radiation and to establish regulatory authorities.

However, only few Caribbean countries have regulatory

authorities with specific mandates in this sphere and where

they exist, in many cases their technical capacity and

resources are too limited to satisfactorily execute their

functions established in the national regulations adapted

from the Basic Safety Standards. In general, the weakness

and scant involvement by the health authorities in this area

are of concern in this Sub -Region.

Imaging and radiotherapy services are currently playing

an essential function in clinical health care processes.

Radiotherapy is used today for the treatment of many

kinds of tumors, and internationally, it is believed that it

will continue to be key for the treatment of cancer in the

coming decades. Imaging services cover a wide range of

clinical applications, from the diagnosis and monitoring of

very common diseases and situations with a high incidence,

to more complex diseases such as cancer, AIDS, central

nervous system conditions, or cardiovascular diseases.

The clinical efficiency of these services hinges on the

quality of care provided. The existence of well-trained

professionals and implementation of quality assurance

programs are essential for achieving the main objective,

which are accurate diagnoses and effective treatment.

For all the reasons explained before, the creation

and functioning of a Regulatory Authority and the

implementation of quality assurance programs in

radiological health services should be included in the

Health Agenda of Caribbean Governments and in Regional

Forums, such as CARICOM.

The Meeting

From December 17-19, 2007, the Pan American Health

Organization (PAHO) Radiological Health Regional

Program organized a technical meeting, Improving

Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy Services in the

Caribbean, in Barbados to discuss and formulate strategies

to aid in the improvement of radiological health services

within the Caribbean. A group of professionals from

Caribbean countries, representatives from the International

Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

(ISRRT) and PAHO were present and actively participated

in the deliberations.

The discussions took place in four sessions dedicated to

the following topics:

1.1. Educational programs for radiographers and

radiological technologists within the Caribbean

1.2. Regulations/Legislation for radiation protection and

safety in the Caribbean

1.3. Quality Assurance and Inventory of radiation sources,

equipment and human resources

1.4. Maintenance of radiology equipment

The improvement of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy

services is a complex problem and involves several

stakeholders at the individual, professional, ministerial,

national, sub regional, regional and international level. One

of the major recommendations from the above mentioned

meeting was to elaborate an Action Plan for the improvement

of radiology services in the Caribbean to be submitted to all

the Caribbean Health Authorities and to the CARICOM

Secretariat.

Pursuant to that request, PAHO Radiological Health

Regional Program prepared a draft document which was

share with the technical group and experts from a number of

Caribbean Countries. This group recommended the Action

Plan for the Improvement of Radiology Services within the

Caribbean.

This document has been sent to all relevant authorities

within the Caribbean and will be made public upon

receipt of comments and feedbacks from these relevant

authorities.

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Article

Article

Milestones aplenty in 11-year service

ASRT CEO Lynn May announces retirement

By Michelle M. Stephens

MR Lynn May will retire from

his position as chief executive

officer of the American Society

of Radiologic Technologists on

December 31, 2008, after 11 years

of service to the organisation.

Mr May, 66, is only the fourth

person to hold the top post in

the ASRT’s 88-year history and

his tenure is filled with a series

of positive milestones for the

organisation. Under his guidance,

the association grew from 50,000

to 129,000 members and the

association’s staff nearly doubled

from 64 to 110, solidifying its

status as the largest radiologic

science organization in the

world.

His efforts were also crucial

in instituting long-term change

in the radiologic science profession. He was instrumental

in forming partnerships with the American Registry

of Radiologic Technologists, the American College

of Radiology and other organisations to introduce the

radiologist assistant in the United States, which is now

recognized nationally.

“Mr May has been a true asset to the ASRT organisation

for the past 11 years,” said ASRT Chairman of the Board

Connie Mitchell, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT). “His leadership skills

were crucial in helping our organization garner global

recognition as the major leader in the radiologic science

profession.”

Mr May began his career at the ASRT in 1997 when he

replaced Ward M. Keller, R.T.(R), who served the ASRT for

22 years. During Mr May’s 40-year career, he worked for

the U.S. Department of Labor and then at the White House.

In the 1980s, Mr May worked in the U.S. Department of

Human Services, initially as deputy assistant secretary of

public affairs, then as associate administrator of the Health

Care Financing Administration.

Mr May moved into association management in the

1990s and immediately began working for a series of

organisations that focused on

health care policy. He served

in high-level management

positions at the American

Psychiatric Foundation, the

American College of Cardiology

and the American Academy of

Physician Assistants. He also

earned the certified association

executive credential through the

American Society of Association

Executives.

In addition to his service

at ASRT, Mr May participates

in several outside organisations,

including serving as the chairman

of the board of directors for the

American Red Cross, Mid-Rio

Grande Chapter.

ASRT@RSNA R.T. Educational Track Program to

Start in 2009

ASRT announced it has negotiated an agreement with the

Radiological Society of North America to offer a one-anda-half

day educational track for radiologic technologists

during the 2009 RSNA meeting. The meeting will take

place November 29-December 4, 2009, at McCormick

Place in Chicago, with the educational track scheduled for

half a day on December 2 and all day on December 3.

In addition to registered radiologic technologists,

professionals working in other areas of radiology will have

access to the educational courses.

“RSNA is very pleased to be working with ASRT on this

important educational program for technologists,” said

RSNA’s Assistant Executive Director of Science and

Education, Linda Bresolin, Ph.D., M.B.A., CAE.

The annual RSNA meeting is the largest gathering of

medical professionals in the world, drawing more than

62,000 attendees in 2007. The technical exhibit floor

covers 500,000 square feet and features more than 750

equipment and pharmaceutical manufacturers displaying

their latest products.

“ASRT@RSNA will be a wonderful opportunity for

radiologic technologists to network with colleagues, examine

the latest technology and earn continuing education credits,”

said ASRT Chief Executive Officer Lynn May. “ASRT is

excited to be an official part of the RSNA meeting, and we

look forward to launching ASRT@RSNA in 2009.”

ASRT is currently working with RSNA to plan and

coordinate the ASRT@RSNA program. Details will be

posted at www.asrt.org as more information becomes

available.

ASRT Education and Research Foundation Hits

Million Dollar Mark with Scholarships

As the philanthropic arm of ASRT, the ASRT Education and

Research Foundation recently announced it has awarded

more than $1 million (U.S.) in scholarships to more than

300 radiologic science students and radiologic technologists

since 2000. The Foundation has awarded nearly $220,000

(U.S.) in scholarships to 59 students and R.T.s through eight

different scholarship programs this year alone.

Scholarship programs include the:

• Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship Program, named

in honor of two ASRT Pioneers – Ed. C. Jerman, ScD.,

the founder of ASRT, and John B. Cahoon Jr., R.T.(R),

a highly respected educator and former ASRT president.

Scholarships are awarded annually to students attending

entry-level radiologic science programs.

• Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship Program,

honoring Royce Osborn, R.T.(R), ASRT’s first black

president. Scholarships are presented annually to

students belonging to minority groups and enrolled in

accredited, entry-level radiologic science programs.

• Elekta Radiation Therapy Educators Scholarship

Program. Sponsored by Elekta, scholarships are awarded

to assist radiation therapy educators pursuing advanced

education to enhance their position as a program director,

faculty member clinical coordinator or instructor.

• GE Healthcare Management Scholarship Program,

sponsored by GE Healthcare, awards ASRT members

pursuing advanced education in business administration,

health care administration or health care management.

• Howard S. Stern Scholarship program, which awards

scholarships to ASRT members pursuing additional

education. It honors E-Z-Em Inc. cofounder Howard S.

Stern and is supported by E-Z-EM Inc., which is now

Bracco.

• Monster Medical Imaging Educators Scholarship

Program, sponsored by Monster Healthcare, gives

scholarships to program directors, faculty members,

clinical coordinators or instructors pursuing their

bachelor’s or advanced degree.

• Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship Program

gives scholarships to assist medical imaging and radiation

therapy professionals in improving their clinical skills

through study in an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or

doctoral degree program. Siemens Medical Solutions

funds these awards.

• Varian Radiation Therapy Student Scholarship Program.

Honoring radiation therapy pioneer Eileen McCullough,

B.H.S., R.T.(R)(T), FASRT, this program assists students

attending entry-level radiation therapy programs.

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Profile

Councillor Profile

Cestmir David

ISRRT Council Member, Czech

16th ISRRT World Congress

Gold Coast, Australia

9-12 September, 2010

Planning continues . . .

My name is Cestmir David and I was born November 3, 1951 in Prague.

I graduated in my profession as a Radiographer in 1976 and started work

in the Radiology Department of the Faculty Hospital Bulovka, Prague. In

1977 I moved to the Radiology Department of the Institute for Clinical and

Experimental Medicine (IKEM) and I was appointed a head radiographer

there in 1981. After the “Velvet Revolution“ (the end of the rule of the

Communist party) I started with my work in the Committee of the Czech

Society of Radiographers. I have performed the duties of President of the

Czech Society and Council Member ISRRT. In 2001 I began my studies

for the Bachelor’s degree in Radiography which I completed in 2005, I

then continued with my studies and I graduated with a Master’s Degree in

Crisis Radiobiology and Toxicology in 2006. I am at present working as the Head Radiographer in the Department

of Radiology of IKEM Prague and I am the Vice President and Council Member of the ISRRT for the Czech

Society of Radiographers. In addition to this I am the Chief Editor of the periodical journal of the Czech Society

of Radiographers “Praktická Radiologie“ (Practical Radiology).

In April 2008, members of the convening committee

and members of the AIR Board of Directors attended

the 15 th ISRRT World Congress held in Durban,

South Africa. Many of the 1400 delegates attending

the Durban World Congress who enquired at the

booth were presented with Australian icons such as

kangaroos and koala bears. At many times during

the meeting, delegates keen to know more about

the Australian venue, queued during tea breaks

for promotional material. A website is currently

under construction to provide and assist with

information on this coming event.

S.C. Bansal

ISRRT Council Member, India

Mr S. C. Bansal is the General Secretary of the Indian Association of

Radiological Technologists since 1999. He is working as a Lecturer Medical

Technology in the Department of Radio-diagnosis and Imaging at the Post

Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh. He

did his Master’s in Medical Technology (Radiology with Radio-diagnosis as

a special subject) in December 1983 and Master’s in Public Administration

in 1978 and later on Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and

Industrial Relations. He has got more than 30 years of experience in the

profession which includes eight years as X-ray technologist, six years as tutor

and more than 16 years as a lecturer in the same institute. His wife Ms Amita

is employed in Punjab University Chandigarh, son Sumit is a Dental Doctor

and daughter Ankita has completed her Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications.

Apart from teaching graduate and postgraduate students in Medical Technology (Radiology) as well as students of M.

D. Radio-diagnosis he is the overall chief technologist responsible for looking after more than 60 X-ray technologists

with 15 dark room personnel under him. He is also involved in purchase, care and maintenance of x-ray and imaging

equipment installed in the department of radio diagnosis and imaging comprising of 1.5 Tesla MRI, 3 CTs (16 slice,

4 slice and single slice), DSA, Digital Radiography, CR System, and the 16 no. of x-ray equipment including digital

fluoroscopy, mammography, digital radiography (CR & Flat panel), DEXA, high frequency x-ray units, etc.

Recently new equipment like 3T MRI, Biplane flat panel DSA, Digital Mammography, Digital Radiology and 4 nos. e

hof 800mA X-ray units are under installation in the department.

Also announced at the 15 th ISRRT World

Congress was the retirement of Emile

Badawy, the EO of the AIR, pictured below

with Pam Rowntree, Rob George and Tyrone

Goh.

Members of the convening committee have also taken the

opportunity to promote this coming event at the NZIMRT Conference in

Queenstown New Zealand. As the

AIR and NZIMRT host combined

conferences every 5 years, we

welcoming our New Zealand

colleagues to the convening

committee.

As the countdown begins, the

Gold Coast Australia awaits

your attendance at this exciting

world event in 2010!!

www.isrrt.org

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Authors Instructions Instructions

news news from

Submission details for

the ISRRT Newsletter

The Americas

President-Elect. She will serve as President-Elect until the

end of December 2009, then as President for 2 years from

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011.

Articles should deal with subjects of common interest to all

radiographers and radiological technologists.

The Editorial Committee may decide not to publish an

article if they see it not suitable to the content of the

ISRRT Newsletter.

All articles must be sent in the English language. However,

other languages may be considered with the permission of

the Editor and her committee.

➢ Types of articles

1. Full-length papers, with a maximum of 2000 words,

on research, modern developments, historical

achievements, education, management, and health

and safety. A summary of about 100 words and

three key words may be translated into one of the

main languages such as French, Spanish, German,

Portugese, Japanese or Chinese to facilitate colleagues

for whom the English language is difficult. If the

article is in another language then the summary and

keywords must be in English. References from

books should include the surname and initials of the

author(s), year of publication, book title, publisher’s

name, and the city and country of publication.

2. Short articles and technical notes of no more than

one page including diagram, table or photograph. A

summary in another language of about 30-50 words

is welcome.

3. Letters to the Editor will be considered for

publication.

4. News from other countries.

5. Reports of meetings.

6. Announcements of forthcoming events.

➢ Presentation

Always keep in mind that the ISRRT journal is a

Newsletter” containing information on ISRRT activities

and articles of common interest to colleagues throughout

the world. Reports should, therefore, be kept short and the

language easy to read.

To assist the Editor in the layout and production of the

newsletter, the following format must be used.

➢ Submission of material

Articles should be submitted in electronic form, preferably

in MS Word using Times or Helvetica. All charts,

diagrams, illustrations and photographs need to be saved

as separate files. The author should retain a copy of the

submission as the Editor cannot accept responsibility

for loss or damage. Send all submissions to either the

Secretary General or the Editor. Contact details are

published at the front of the newsletter.

➢ Photographs, illustrations, graphs, charts &

diagrams

Computer generated illustrations, graphs, charts and

diagrams should be high resolution and saved as separate

files (either .eps, .tiff, .PDF or .jpeg format) for publishing.

PowerPoint files are not accepted. Original negatives and

radiographs will not be accepted for publication unless

otherwise already photographed and scanned.

➢ Instructions for Board and Council Members

Council members are requested to send in the following

information regularly.

• Short reports of ISRRT meetings and special activities

in the field of medical imaging, radiation therapy and

radiation protection.

• News from members countries which should have a

heading containing the name of the country only, ending

with the authors name and role.

• Coming events, please include any congresses, conferences

and meetings which would be open to radiographers all

over the world.

➢ Advertisements

Advertisements for the ISRRT Newsletter and inquiries

should be sent to the Secretary General (see address under

ISRRT Officers of Board of Management).

➢ Deadlines

The deadlines for receiving material for publication in

the two issues each year of the ISRRT Newsletter are

April 1 and September 1 .

Canada

I would first like to extend sincere

congratulations on behalf of all

Canadian MRT’s in attendance

to the organising committee of the

15th ISRRT World Congress held in

Durban South Africa. The Congress

was an outstanding success in every

facet of a conference – the educational,

scientific, and social events. We shall

never forget your beautiful country and warm hospitality.

I would also like to wish the Chief Executive Officer

of the ASRT, Lynn May, all the very best in his retirement

from all Canadian MRT’S. He will be sadly missed by all

members of the ISRRT Region of the Americas who have

had the pleasure to work with him as he always provided

his extensive knowledge and expertise to assist us in future

direction with such diplomacy and obvious concern. Thank

you, Lynn!

1. CAMRT 2008 Annual General Conference

Highlights/Updates

The CAMRT 66th Annual General Conference and Meeting

was held in Moncton, New Brunswick June 5-8 and was

a resounding success! Over 650 participants were in

attendance and all were treated to outstanding educational

presentations- many delivered by our peers. There were 70

vendor representatives there, whose assistance is crucial

for the running of our conferences. This year’s Presidential

award was presented, with a standing ovation of very

emotionally charged audience of CAMRT members, to

the Canadian Armed Forces MRT’s who have recently

provided services in Afghanistan.

2. The 2009 AGC

The 67th Annual General Conference will take place in

Vancouver June 4-8, 2009. A preliminary program will be

distributed in December and I would be happy to obtain

information for any fellow ISRRT members. I sincerely

hope that many of you will be able to attend. We would

love to have you there.

3. 2009 CAMRT Executive and President-Elect

Announced

Besides the CAMRT Executive Director, Mr Chuck Shields,

the CAMRT Executive will consist of once again President,

Fiona Mitchell, RTT, ACT,CMS, FCAMRT; Vice President

Michel Doucette, RTT; Treasurer Deborah Murley, RTR; as

well as President-Elect Shirley Bague, RTR, RTMR, ACR,

from Alberta. Shirley was announced as the winner of the

election to the newly created CAMRT Board position of

4. CAMRT Office Staff

Newly appointed CAMRT Director of Professional

Practices will be Mark Given. A new CAMRT Director

of Communications will also be required as Christiane

Menard is unfortunately no longer with the CAMRT.

She has accepted the Executive Director position for the

Canadian Respiratory Therapy Association.

5. CAMRT has a newly revised Code of Ethics

The CAMRT Board of Directors has approved the revisions

proposed by the Professional Practice Advisory Council to

the Code of Ethics. A comprehensive promotional plan

was developed by our Director of Communications that

targeted members, students, educators, managers and other

relevant stakeholders. Please let me know if you would

like a copy.

6. DVD promoting the profession

The CAMRT has produced two DVDs to promote the

profession. One version can be used in high schools and

career fairs to promote the career choice of each discipline.

The second version can be used to promote the profession

to the general public.

7. MRT Week

November 2-8, 2009 – The theme for MRT Week in

Canada this year is “The Power of Technology with a

Human Touch”, which emphasises the knowledge, skills

and judgment of technologists combined with the patientcentered

approach to diagnostic imaging and therapy.

MRT Week is the CAMRT’s most important public

awareness initiative and has once again provided many

creative ways of celebrating our week.

8. Representative Appointed to Canadian Panel of the

International Society of Clinical Densitomitry

Cindy Hendricksen of British Columbia has been selected

to serve as the CAMRT representative.

9. New Website on Digital Radiography Artifacts

A new website on digital radiography artifacts, developed

by CAMRT member Euclid Seeram, and hosted by the

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Euclid

also presented a paper on this topic at the CAMRT AGC

in Moncton in June, 2008 and a copy of his presentation

was published in the CAMRT Journal. The project deals

with digital radiography artifacts and features a number

of experts in the field who will be providing information

not only on the identification of artifacts found in various

Diagnostic Imaging department, but also to describe the

nature of the artifacts in terms of how they are produced

and how they can be eliminated or corrected.

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10. The CAMRT Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation

Sciences website is now available at www.jmirs.org!

11. CAMRT Listservs created

An interactive mailing list has now been established through

the CAMRT for Interventional Radiographers, Leadership,

Educators, and Mammographers. All the technologist who

have utilized the listservs comment on what a great tool

these are to enhance communication with fellow peers.

I really appreciate hearing from fellow ISRRT members

so please never hesitate to contact me or visit the CAMRT

website at www.camrt.ca.

Rita Eyer, R.T.R.,A.C.R.

Canadian Council Member

Asia/Australasia

Australia

The Australian Institute of

Radiography has had another busy

year with many opportunities for

members to advance their knowledge

and network with others at a variety

of seminars and events conducted in

various States.

Over 800 members and guests attended the 5th ASMMIRT

– Melbourne 2008 in March. Congratulations to the

convening committee for a well organised and professionally

run Annual Scientific Meeting.

Congratulations also to Fozy Peer and her committee for

organising the 15th ISRRT World Congress in Durban,

South Africa in April. Twenty-six Australians attended the

meeting including the AIR President, Mr Chris Whennan

and the Executive Officer, Mr Emile Badawy. I was very

honoured to receive the ISRRT flag at the closing ceremony

ready for the 2010 ISRRT 16th World Congress which will

be held in Australia, the first time a world congress has

travelled “down under”.

In July, Emile Badawy retired as Executive Officer of

AIR and has moved on to a new venture taking over a

boutique hotel in Mexico. I know many of his friends from

the AIR hope to visit him there. The AIR Board has also

taken the opportunity due to Emile Badawy’s retirement to

restructure some of the senior positions at the Secretariat.

Our new Executive Officer is Mr David Collier who

commenced in late June and is rapidly becoming familiar

with the AIR operations.

Following a review of the Professional Development Year

(PDY) the AIR Board created a position for a National

Professional Development Program Director to oversee the

PDY on a national basis.

Over the past couple of months delegations from Japan

and Korea have visited the AIR Secretariat in Melbourne.

The President of the Japanese Association of Radiological

technologists (JART), Mr Kitamura and Mr Kazumasa

Kumigai the immediate past president, and their entourage

visited the Institute as part of his farewell tour down under.

A delegation from the DAEGU Health College recently

visited Melbourne attempting to secure closer educational

links with Australia.

The AIR Board has approved for the last five years issues

of The Radiographer to be published electronically on the

AIR website in the members’ only section. This is the first

step towards the Institute strengthening our publication in

the wider publishing world.

To Council members from the Asia/Australasian region, I

hope to hear from you with comments or suggestions for

educational issues within the region.

On behalf of all AIR members I would like to send our best

wishes to our colleagues around the world.

Pam Rowntree

Councillor for Australia

India

The IART recently held the election of office bearers who

are unanimously elected for the period 2008-2010. Those

elected are:

President: Mr Mohan Bhagwat –New Delhi

Vice President: Mr C.P. Garg – Kharar (Punjab)

General Secretary: Mr S.C. Bansal Chandigarh

Treasurer: Mr surinder Singh Chandigarh

Editor:

Mr L.K. Gupta Chandigarh

Regional Secretaries:

North:

Mr Ram singh Chandigarh

South:

Mr Rengit singh Kanyakumari

Central:

Mr Mohan Kumar Delhi

West:

Ms Rachna Murdeshwar Pune

The IART is celebrating World Radiography Day on 8th

November in the Government Multispeciality Hospital

Sector 16 Chandigarh.

S.C. Bansal

Taiwan

The Taiwan Society of Radiological

Technologists (TWSRT) will

host the 18th Asian/Australasian

Conference of Radiological

Technologists (AACRT) in 2011.

The AACRT will take be held in

Taipei City, the capital city of

Taiwan, and invite all member

societies to be part of this momentous occasion. It will also

be the International Joint Conference of the Taiwan-Japan-

Korea Radiological Technologists and as such we expect

huge support from these other two countries. The main

theme of this conference is “Imaging the Imagination” and

we welcome papers and poster presentations. We value

your interest.

The Secretariat and

International Affair Committee, TWSRT

Taiwan Society of Radiological Technologists

For information

Tel: 886-2-25505181-82

Fax:886-2-25508402

email: artroc@mail2000.com.tw

Website:www.twsrt.org.tw

Africa

Côte D'Ivoire

The National Society of

Radiographers and Radiological

Technologists in Côte d’Ivoire

(ANTIMCI) have faced many

problems since the civil war began

in September 2002. Most members

dwelling in areas controlled by

rebels were chased away and lost

everything they had achieved during years of work. That

crippled them in paying for the fees to the Society.

The intervention of the management board consisted in

asking for assistance from private partners and the Ministry

of Health. Fortunately this was a success.

On the subject of local actions, ANTIMCI actively

participated to different major activities organised by the

ministry of health such as:

• The workshop on valorisation of human resources in

health care services in may 2002

• The declaration of quality policy in health in July

2008.

Moreover the Technical Committee worked hard to

introduce a post graduate program of Medical Imaging

Engineering in the education curriculum of radiographers.

In Africa sub-region, we systematically participated to

all the workshops organised by the African sub-region of

ISRRT, in Burkina Faso (2003), and in Benin (2006).

Durban 2008 was our first experience in attending an

ISRRT World Congress. One thing that should be pointed

out is that Ivory Coast was the only African French

speaking country which attended that congress.

The tremendous work accomplished by the South

Africa Society of radiographers, in organising this 15th

ISRRT World Congress, was appreciated by our delegate

who wrote an acrostic in honour of Dr Fozy Peer and the

organising committee.

Concerning our projects, we are celebrating as of

November 8, the World Radiography Day, an event that

was instituted in our country by ANTIMCI last year. At

this occasion we’ll set up the group of work to think about

the elaboration of the “Strategic Plan” for the development

of medical imaging in Ivory coast; a task in which we’ll

certainly need a hand from ISRRT experts.

About international relationship, ANTIMCI is thinking

about how to build Privileged relations with CARMT (from

CANADA), OTRQ (Quebec) and AFPPE (France), in order

to set collaboration for the benefit of their members.

Finally, on behalf of ANTIMCI board of management, I

would thank everyone for their help and support during the

last months; In particular I thank Phillipe Gerson and the

French society (AFPPE) who have been a constant support

to ANTIMCI.

We also congratulate all ISRRT members who have

been appointed Regional Coordinators, Regional Vice

President or Regional Directors.

I look forward with confidence to the strengthening

ongoing work of our various societies for the benefit of

ISRRT.

Président Association Nationale des Techniciens et

Ingénieurs en Imagerie Médicale de Côte d’Ivoire

email: kwamw_boniface@yahoo.fr

South Africa

The National Department

of Health in South Africa has

embarked on a process of gradual

implementation of Digital and

Computed Radiography Systems

at many state hospitals. All new

radiography equipment to be

installed at most hospitals, will

either be digital or computerised units. Many radiographers

now have to become acquainted with these latest

technological developments. Hopefully this will lead to

improved patient care (flow) and better job satisfaction

amongst radiographers in the country.

Private practices for Radiographers

Private practices for Radiographers among all four

disciplines, has recently seen a small but significant growth.

Many radiographers are using this opportunity to become

self-employed by opening their own private practices.

Private practices in South Africa is a lucrative business and

many radiographers are reaping the benefits of this.

New qualifications in Radiography

Radiography will in the near future, have new 4 year

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qualifications being offered across all four disciplines.

The new qualifications were developed by the Standards

Generating Body, and are currently under review by the

South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Once these

qualifications are approved by SAQA, Higher Education

Institutions (HEI) will need approval from the Council for

Higher Education (CHE) before offering such programmes.

It is anticipated that this process will be completed by next

year and that the new qualifications will be offered by the 7

HEI offering Radiography at the beginning of 2010.

Postgraduate qualifications

The number of candidates enrolled for postgraduate

qualifications across all 4 major disciplines, have grown

steadily over the last few years. Most of these students

are enrolled for Masters degrees, with fewer candidates

enrolled for Doctorate degrees.

Nationally the profession now boasts with 3 Professors

all employed by Education Institutions. This is remarkable

considering that Radiography was only granted degree

status about 13 years ago. This can only be good for the

development of our profession here at the Southern Tip of

Africa.

Publications

The Society of Radiographers invites authors to submit

material for publication to our peer reviewed journal.

Manuscripts can be submitted online at the following

address: www.sar.org.za. For other information, consult our

website: www.sorsa.org.za

Europe

Finland

Our society had it’s

50th anniversary in

May. Celebrations

were held in Lahti

during our annual

R a d i o g r a p h y

congress.

Society’s long served President Katariina Kortelainen

is stepping down from her post. New board and president

are to be chosen by the AGM. Our AGM is to be held in

November.

New Clinical Radiography specialisation is introduced

in Finland. Radiographers can specialise to some sub

category of diagnostic or therapy radiography. The title is

to be applied from Society of Radiographers. In order to

get this title one must show strong clinical knowledge of

that area which she/he wants to specialise in. This title can’t

be achieved just by basic education and with long work

experience. Register of these specialised radiographers

is kept-up by the Society of Radiographers together with

the Union of Health and Social Care Professionals. With

this system society wants to motivate radiographers and

encourage to CPD. It also should have an effect on wages.

Also new recommendations of CPD have been established

by the Society of Radiographers. The Society’s new

recommendation is that employers should arrange 5-8 days

of CPD per employee. All this further education should

be credit based. Employers have to keep a register of it’s

employees with CPD.

Marko Paananen

Council member

Society of Radiographers in Finland

An acrostic in honor of Doctor FOZY PEER, convenor of the

15th ISRRT World Congress 2008 in Durban (South Africa)

F

O

Z

Y

P

E

E

R

our days in Durban have convinced the world of radiographers and radiological

technologists

n your capability to take up a tremendous challenge such as the organisation

of the ISRRT World congress, the first ever hosted in Africa. From A to

, you accurately planned marvellous times for congress attenders. The flag

ceremony, the hospital visit, the undersea lounge, the gala dinners and a

memorable closing ceremony. All was success! For

ears, we’ll keep of you and your organizing committee, the memory of valuable

daughters and sons who have made mama Africa win a so prestigious trophy.

say it clear! say it

roud! you are our HERO. Congratulations, and may god bless you so that you

could keep on

nergizing every African members Society to update its involvement in ISRRT

activities; because I do believed that’s the regal way to

nter the whole big world of that prestigious profession of radiographers and

radiological technologist.

eally, Doctor FOZY, you and your organizing committee deserve more than

awards from us. Thanks for all, and. that’s my contribution.

Yao Boniface

Président Association Nationale des Techniciens et Ingénieurs

en Imagerie Médicale de Côte d’Ivoire

email: kwame_boniface@yahoo.fr

Tél : 225 07 05 25 26

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ISRRT Newsletter publication

dates have changed

2009

Nordic Congress of Radiography

Copenhagen, Denmark

June 4-8,

CAMRT 67th Annual General Conference

Vancouver, Canada

For further information www.camrt.ca

June 6-8

UKRC Annual Cngress

Manchester, UK

A three-day multidisciplinary scientific conference and

technical exhibition. UKRC is aimed at all those involved

in the field of radiological science.

For further information www.ukrc.org.uk

June 10

58th Nordic Radiological Congress

For more infotrmation www.nordiccongress.dk/

August 13-16, ,2009

17th Asian Conference of Radiological

Technologists (ACRT); and

Malaysia Singapore Radiographers Conference

“Technology and Role Evolution”

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For further information contact the society at:

ms_radiographer@yahoo.com

August 27

New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation

Technology (NZIMRT) Conference

Rotorua Convention Centre

www.nzimrt.co.nz

September 1

Rontgenveckan

For further information www.swedrad.se

2011

“Imaging the Imagination”

18th Asian/Australasian Conference of

Radiological Technologists (AACRT), and

International Joint Conference of the

Taiwan-Japan-Korea Radiological Technologists

Taiwan, Taipai

Website:www.twsrt.org.tw

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the dates of publication of the

ISRRT Newsletter.

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The deadlines for receiving material for publication in the two issues each year of the ISRRT Newsletter

are April 1 and October 1.

From 2009 the newsletter will be published

in May and November.

The deadlines will be April 1 (May issue) and

October 1 (November issue).

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societies. Visit the ISRRT website at:

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memberships

➢ Membership

Full membership of societies is open to national societies

of radiographers or radiological technologists with similar

objectives to the ISRRT. These are: “to advance the

science and practice of radiography and allied sciences

by the promotion of improved standards of education and

research in the technical aspects of radiation medicine and

protection”.

➢ Corporate Membership

Corporate membership is open to all organisations

wishing to support the work of the ISRRT and who would

otherwise not be eligible for full membership. This includes

commercial companies, regional or local professional

organisations, governments, hospitals, universities and

colleges. Corporate members receive certain benefits

including preferred space at ISRRT organised technical

exhibitions, priority opportunity to participate in

ISRRT sponsored educational activities, preferential

advertising opportunities in ISRRT publications and

official recognition in the ISRRT Newsletter. In addition,

hospitals, universities and professional associations can

apply to host ISRRT organised seminars and workshops.

Details of Corporate membership are available from the

Secretary General. We express our appreciation for the

continued support of our Corporate members and invite

other industry and professional leaders to offer their support

to the advancement of international radiation medicine.

Current Corporate members are:

– Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

– American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

– Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences Inc.

– Toshiba (Australia~ Pty. Limited, Medical Division

– Technikon Natal

– American Registry of Diagnostic Medical

Sonographers

– Shimadzu

– Dubai Dept. of Tourism, Commerce and marketing

➢ Associate Membership

Associate membership provides the opportunity for

individual radiographers to learn more of the activities of the

ISRRT. they do this by receiving a copy of the Newsletter

that contains reports on all ISRRT activities and upcoming

events. Associate members also receive advance notice of

Conferences and Congresses and receive a small rebate on

registration fees at these ISRRT meetings. in addition many

of our member societies allow ISRRT Associate Members

to register for their national conferences at the same

preferred members rate if they reside outside the country of

the Conference. ❖

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Membership

Please complete in block letters and return to:

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and include a donation in

the amount of:

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hereby apply for Associate Membership.

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Donations to Secretary General ISRRT,

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Names and addresses of member

Names and addresses of member

societies and ISRRT and Council ISRRT Members Council Members

Australia Australian Institute of Radiography

P.O. Box 1169, Collingwood, Victoria 3066

Tel: 61-3-9419 3336 Fax: 61-3-9416 0783

E-mail: air@air.asn.au

Website: www.air.asn.au

Council Member: Ms Pamela Rowntree

Email: p.rowntree@qut.edu.au

Austria Verband DRTA Österreich,

Corvinusring 20

2700, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Tel: + 43 699 1749 8367; Fax: +43 2622 321 2685

Email: office.rtaustria@gmx.at

Web Site: www.rtaustria.at

Council Member: Ms Karin Haller

Email : isrrt.rtaustria@gmx.at

Barbados Barbados Association of Radiographers

c/o X-ray Dept, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Martinsdale Road, St. Michael, Barbados

Tel: 246 426-5378 Fax: 246 429-5374

Email: info@imagingandtherapy.bb

Web Site: www.imagingandtherapy.bb

Council Member: Derlwyn Wilkinson

Email: bar@imagingandtherapy.bb

Belgium Medical Radiological Technicians of Belgium,

Avenue des Paquerettes, 23

B - 1410, Waterloo, Belgium

Tel: 32 64 55 71 99 Fax: 32 64 55 71 99

Email: mrtb@skynet.be

Council Member: Mr Eric Bertrand,

Rue Provinciale 81, B-4042 Liers

Email: Eric.bertrand@hologic.be

Belgium Vereniging Medisch Beeldvormers

VMBV/Philippw Van Laer,

Beukendref 96, 9080 Lochristi, Belgium

Email: vmbv@mail.be

Council Member: Mr Patrick Suvée

Gerststraat 4, 8400 Roksem

Email: Patrick.Suvee@hologic.be

Benin

Organisation Des professionnels

En Imagerie Medicale Du Benin

02 BP 8125, Cotonou

Tel: (229) 39-02-99

Council Member: Mr Antoine Agbo

02 BP 8125, Cotono

Email:ag_antoine@yahoo.fr

Botswana

Radiological Society of Botswana

P.O. Box 80789, Gaborone, Bostwana

Tel: (267) 585475; Fax: (267) 585475

E-mail Soc: xtina@mega.bw

Council Member: Mrs Avis N. C.Bareki, address as Society

Email: avis@it.bw

Burkina Faso Association Burkinabe du Personnel

Paramedical d’Electro-Radiologie

S/C CHNYO (Service de Radiologie)

03 BP 7022 Ouagadougou 03

Tel: 226 33 37 14 & 31 59 90/91

Poste 506 & 590

E-mail: abpper@bf.refer.org

Council Member: Mr Landry Power Kabore, address as Society

Email: kaboreissaka@yahoo.fr

Cameroun Association Camerounaise du Personnel

Technique d’Electroradiologie Médicale

B.P. 927 Yaoundé

Tel: 237-2236218; Fax: 237-2222086

E-mail: czambou@yahoo.fr

Council Member: Mr Justin Paul Charles SEE

Email: justseefr@yahoo.fr

Canada Canadian Association of Medical Radiation

Technologists,

10th Floor, 85, rue Albert Street

Ottawa, ON K1P 6A4

Tel: 613 234-0012; Fax: 613 234-1097

Email: cshields@camrt.ca

Web Site: www.camrt.ca

Council Member: Rita Eyer

Pt. 1110-234 Ronald Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3J 3JR, Canada

Email: jreyer@shaw.ca

Croatia Croatian Association of Engineers of Medical

Radiology,

Mlinarska 38, 10000 Zagreb

Tel: 00 385 1 4669771

Fax: 00385 1 4669772

Email Soc: hdimr@zg.hinet.hr

Web Site:www.hdimr.hr

Council Member: Mr Nenad Vodopija

Vlascika 15, 10000 Zagreb

Email: Nenad.vodopija@vmskola.hr

nenad@hdimr.hr

Cyprus Pancyprian Society of Diagnostic &

Radiotherapy Radiographers

c/o Mrs Maria Kyraiakides Radiotherapy Depart.

Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia -1450

Tel: 0035722801495; Fax: 0035722303471

Email: mariakyriaki@yahoo.com

Council Member: Mr Achilleas Kalaidjis, address as Society

Email: kalaidjis@logos.cy.net

Names and addresses of member societies and ISRRT Council Members

Czech Republic Czech Radiographers Society

Sekretariat SRLA CR

Na Zlate Stoce 14

370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Email: info@srla.cz

Website: www.srla.cz

Council Member: Mr Cestmir David, address as society

Email: cestmir.david@medicon.cz

Denmark Foreningen af Radiografer i Denmark

H. C. Orsteds Vej 70, 2. tv.

DK 1879 Frederiksberg C

Tel: 45-3537-4339; Fax: 45-3537-4342

Email: frd@radiograf.dk

Website: www.radiograf.dk

Council Member: Ms Cgarlotte Graungaard Bech,

Dragebakken 289,

5250 Odense SV

Email: chaken@get2net.dk

El Salvador Asociación Salvadoreña de Técnicos en

Radiología e Imágenes Diagnósticas

6a calle poniente y 6a ave. sur

reparto 6a calle, 3-8 bis #4, Santa Tecla

Email: oc.astrid_es_rad@yahoo.com.mx

Council Member: Mrs Elizabeth Ventura, address as Society

Email: oc.astrid_es_rad@yahoo.com.mx

Estonia Estonian Society of Radiographers

Sillutise 6, Parnu 80010

Tel: 372 44 7312; Fax: 372 44 73 102

www.eroy.ee

Council Member: Ms Piret Vahtramae

Sillutise 6, Parnu 80010, Estonia

Email: piretva@ph.ee

Ethiopia Ethiopian Radiographers Association

P.O. Box 21850, Addis Ababa

Tel: 15-50-76

Council Member: Mr Napoleon Bogale

P.O. Box 56324

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: + 251 09 239768

Email: napi_bog@yahoo.com

Fiji

Fiji Society of Radiographers

P.O. Box 17415, Suva,

Tel: 679-3215548

Email: jsalabuco@govnet.gov.fj

Council Member: Mr Jone Salabuco, address as Society

Email: jsalabuco@govnet.gov.fj

Finland The Society of Radiographers in Finland

PO Box 140, 00060 Tehy, Finland

Tel: 358 9 54227 521; Fax: 358 9 61500 267

Email: toimisto@suomenroentgenhoitajaliitto.fi

Website: www.suomenrontgenhoitajaliitto.fi

Council Member: Mr Marko Paananen, address as society

mafka@phnet.fi

France Association Francaise du Personnel

Paramedic d’Electroradiologie

47 Avenue de Verdier, 92120 Montrouge

Tel: 33-1-49-121320; Fax 33-1-49-121325

Email: webmaster@afppe.com

Website: www.afppe.com

Council Member: Mr Philippe Gerson,

1 Rue des Couloirs

92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses

Email: philgerson@aol.com

Gabon Association du Personnel Paramedical

d’Electroradiolgie du Gabonais

BP 13326 Libreville

Council Member: Mr Apollinaire Mberagana, address as Society

Email: samuelrokossa@yahoo.fr

The Gambia The Gambia Association of Radiographers and

Radiographic Technicians

c/o X-Ray Department, Royal Victoria Hospital

Banjul, The Gambia

Council Member: Mr Abdou Colley, address as Society

Germany Deutscher Verband Technischer Assistenten

in der Medizin e.V.

Spaldingstrasse 110 B, D-20097 Hamburg,

Tel: 0049 40 2351170

Fax: 0049 40 233373

Email: info@dvta.de

Website: www.dvta.de

Council Member: Susanne Huber

Email: susanne.huber@dvta.de

Ghana Ghana Society of Radiographers

P.O. Box a602, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra

Tel: 685488

Email: gsradiographers@yahoo.co.uk

Council Member: Mr Steven Boateng, address as society

Email: stboateng2000@yahoo.com

Greece The Panhellenic Society of Radiotechnologists,

73 Sokratous Str., Athens 104.32

Tel: 30 1-522-8081; Fax: 30 1-522-8081

E-mail: pasta@mailbox.gr

Website: http://get.to/pasta

Council Member: Mr Dimitris Katsifarakis

36 Feraiou Str., 143.42 Filadelfia, Athens

E-mail: dimitka@panafonet.gr

Guyana

Guyana Association of Medical Imaging

Practitioners

The Senior Radiographer's Office

Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

New Market Street

N/C Burge

Georgetown, Guyana

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Names and addresses of member societies and ISRRT Council Members

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Radiological Technicians

Association, P.O. Box 73549

Kowloon Central Post Office

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: 852 3517 5451 Fax: 852 3517 5199

Email: hkrta1965@yahoo.com

Website: www.hkrta.50g.com

Mr Apollo Wong, The Department of Radiology,

Kwong Wah Hospital,

25 Waterloo Road, Kowloon

Email: hkrta@mail.hongkong.com

Hong Kong Radiographers Association

Dept. of Radiology, Tuen Mun Hospital,

Tuen Mun, NT

Tel: 852 22911161; Fax: 852 25747557

Email:info@hkra.org.hk

Website: hkra.org.hk

Council Member: Mr Edward Chan

Email: chairman@hkra.org.hk

Hungary Society of Hungarian Radiographers

National Health Institute

Dept. of Radiology

1135 Budapest, Szabolcs u. 33 - 35.

Tel: 06-1-350-4764

Fax: 06-1-350–4765

Email: hungarian_radiographers@yahoo.com

Website: www.mrae.hu

Council Member: Ms Katalin Lukovich

Email: klukovich@ogyik.hu

Iceland Icelandic Society of Radiographers

Felag Geislafraedinga, Borgartuni 6,

105, Reykjavik, Iceland

Tel: 354-588 9770; Fax: 354-558 9239

Email: geislar@sigl.is

Website: www.sigl.is

Council Member: Mrs Katrin Sigurdardottir, address as Society

Email: katrinsig@hive.is

India

Indian Association of Radiological Technologists,

Department of Radiodiagnosis,

PGIMER, Chandigargh 160012

Tel: 91 172 27476389

Fax: 91 172 2745768

Email: iartindia@yahoo.com

Website: www.iart.org.in

Council Member: Mr S. C. Bansal

H. No. 388, Sector 38-A,

Chandigarh 160036,

Tel: 91 172 2691295

Mobile: 00 91 981503388

Email: scbansal38@rediffmail.com

Ireland

Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation

Therapy (IIRRT)

28 Millbrook Court,

Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Tel (m): +353 87 1313795

Fax: +353 1 6790433

Email: info@iir.ie

Website: www.iir.ie

Email: info@iir.ie

Website: www.iir.ie

Italy

Federazione Nazionale Collegi Professionali

Tecnici Sanitari Di Radiologia Medica

Via Veio, 20, 00183 Rome

Tel: 39 06 7759 0560

Email: federazione@tsrm.org

Council Member: Mr Stefano Braico

Email: stefano.braico@libero.it

Ivory Coast Association Nationale des Techniciens

d’Imagerie Médicale de Côte d’Ivoire

21 BP 854 Abidjan 21

Email: antim_civ@yahoo.fr

Council Member: Yai Kouame Boniface

18 BP 720 Abidjan 18

Tel: 225 21253793

Fax: 225 07052526

Email: kwame_boniface@yahoo.fr

Jamaica Society of Radiographers (Jamaica)

P.O. Box 38, Kingston 6

Tel: 809-977-2388; Fax: 809-977-2388

Email: societyofradiographers@yahoo

Council Member: Miss Claudia Tavares

Radiology West, 34 Market Street,

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Email: tech-one@cwjamaica.com

Japan

Council Member:

Japan Association of Radiological Technologists,

31st Floor, World Trade Center Bldg.

2-4-1 Hamamatsu-cho Minato-ku,

Tokyo 105-6131

Tel: 3-5405-3612 Fax: 3-5405-3613

Email:y_oyama@jart.or.jp

Website: www.jart.jp

Mr Yoshiaki Kitamura, address as Society

Email: kitamuta@jart.or.jp

Kenya Kenya Association of Radiographers

P.O. Box 30401, Nairobi 00100

Tel: +254 20 2714826, +254 723 976285

Email: kenyaradiographers@yahoo.com

Council Member: Mr Charles Omondi

PO Box 90231 Mombasa Kenya

Tel: +254 725848273/254 314201 Ext. 3219

Email: comok2004@yahoo.com

Korea

Korean Radiological Technologist Association,

250 Yang Jae -Dong, Seocho-Ku, Seoul 137-130

Tel: 82-02-576-6524/5; Fax: 82-02-576-6526

Email: krta@krta.or.kr

Website: www.krta.or.kr

Council Member: Mr Jeong-Kyu Lee, address as Society

Latvia Latvian Society of Radiolographers

Institute of Radiology

13 Pilsonu Street, Riga, LV 1002 Latvia

Tel: 371 7144635

Fax: 371 7144635

Email: nms@parks.lv

Council Member: Ms Elita Rutka, address as society

Email: elitaru@hotmail.com

Lebanon Lebanon Society of Radiographers

The American University of Beirut-Medical

Centre, School of Radiography

PO Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107-2020

Tel: 01961 1 35000 ext: 5070

E-mail: moufidaassi@hotmail.com

Council Member: Mr Ghassan Wadih Merheb, address as Society

Macau Macau Radiology Association

PO Box No.: 9013, Macau

Email: mra@macau.ctm.net

www.home.macau.ctm.net/~mra

Council Member: Mr Kok Leong Kei

Email: klk@macau.ctm.net or klk@ssm.gov.mo

Macedonia Macedonian Society of Radiological

Technologists

c/o Miroslav Kostadniov, Institut za Radiolgija

Klinichki Centar

Vodnjanska 17, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Tel: 389 2 115069; Fax: 389 2 1 66974

Email : rentgen@vnet.com.mk

E-mail : mariokostadinov@yahoo.co.uk

Council Member: Mr Zdravko Damjanovski,

32 Victor Villas, Great Cambridge Road

London N9 9VP, United Kingdom

Email: zak@zdravko.freeserve.co.uk

Malaysia Malaysian Society of Radiographers

c/o Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Hospital Kuala Lumpur,

50586 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2906674 Fax: 03-2989845

Email: ms_radiographer@yahoo.com

www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ms_radiographers

Council Member: Salmah Ahmad

Jabatan Pengimejan Diagnostic

Hospital Kuala Lumpur,

50586 Kuala Lumpur.

Email: ms_radiographer@yahoo.com

Malta

Society for Medical Radiographers-Malta

PO Box 9, Malta

Tel: 00 356 2595 1772

Fax: 00 356 2124 4975

Email: srm_malta@hotmail.com

www.e-radiography.org/

Council Member: Mr Miguel Pace

Email: pace_miguel@yahoo.co.uk

Mauritius Mauritius Association of Radiographers

131c Murray Avenue, Quatre-Bornes

Tel: 464-2790

Email: rboolkah@intnet.mu

Council Member: Mr Dooshiant Jhuboolall

41 Rue des Fauvelles,

92400 Courberoie, France

Mexico Federacion Mexicana de profesionales Tecnicos

en Radiologia e Imagen, Associaion Civil,

Juan Badiano No. 21, Colonia Seccion XVI,

Delegacion Tlapan, C.P. 14080

Tel: 52 55-73-29-11, Ext.1236

Fax: 52 55-73-09-94

Email: fmptrimex@yahoo.com.mx

Website: www.fmptri.org.mx

Council Member: Mr Bernardo Santin Meza, address as society

Nepal

Nepal Radiological Society

P.B. No. 5634, Central Office, Kathmandu

Tel: 977 1 427 6232

Email Soc: nerads2006@gmail.com

Council Member: Mr Shanta Lall Shrestha, address as Society

The Netherlands Nederlandse Vereniging Medische

Beeldvorming en Radiotherapie,

Catharijnesingel 73, 3511 GM Utrecht

Tel: 31-302318842 Fax: 31-302321362

Email: info@nvmbr.nl

Website: www.nvmbr.nl

Council Member: Ms Sija Geers, address as Society

Email: s.geers@nvmbr.nl

New Zealand New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation

Technology, P.O. Box 25-668,

St. Heliers, Auckland

Tel: 0649 379 3059

Fax: 0649 379 3029

Email: nzimrt@nzimrt.co.nz

Website: www.nzimrt.co.nz

Council Member: Joanne Anson

Email: Joanne.anson@midcentral.co.nz

Nigeria The Association of Radiographers of Nigeria,

2-4 Taylor Drive, Medical Compound,

P.M.B. 1068, Yaba, Lagos

Tel: Sec: 053-254165/8 Ext. 2263

Email: arn@execs.com

Council Member: Mrs O.O. Oyedele, Radiology Dept.

Univesity College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State

Email: sumbooyedele@yahoo.com

Norway

Norsk Radiografforbund

Raadhusgaten 4

N-0151 Oslo

Norway

Tel: 47-23 100 470; Fax: 47-23 100480

E-mail: nrf@radiograf.no

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Names and addresses of member societies and ISRRT Council Members

Website: www.radiograf.no

Council Member: Mr Jan Sorbo, address as society

E-mail: jansorbo@online.no

Peru

Asociación Peruana de Téchnicos Radiólogos Av.

Grau 383 Dpto., 603 Lima 1, Lima

Tel: 427-0578

Council Member: Mr Magno F. Arias Jiménez

Mz E-1 Lt.3 Ciudad del Pescador - Bellavista,

Callao 2

The Philippines Philippine Association of Radiologic

Technologists,

C/o Dr Yasmin Navarro

Martinez Memorial Colleges and Hospital

Caloocan City, Metro Manilla

Tel: 288 8861; Fax: 288 4279

Email: yasnavarro@yahoo.com

Council Member: Mr Rolando Banares,

Chief Radiologic Technologist

Martinez Memorial Medical Centre

198A Mabini St, Caloocan City, The Philippines

Portugal Associação Portuguesa dos Tecnicos de

Radiologia Radioterapia e Medicina Nuclear,

Av Miguel Bombarda,

n.°36 - 9°H, 1050 - 165, Lisboa

Tel: 351 -217 959 539; Fax: 351-217 959 592

Email: geral@atarp.pt

Website: www.atarp.pt

Council Member: Dr Graciano Paulo

Email: graciano@estescoimbra.pt

Republic of

China

The Association of Radiological

Technologists of The Republic of China,

Department of Radiology,

Taipei Veterans General Hospital

201, Section two, Shipai Road,

Taipei 11217, Taiwan

Email: artroc@mail2000.com.tw

Website: www.artroc.com.tw

Tel: 8862-22876-8413; Fax: 8862-22876-8415

Council Member: Ms Ngot-Swan Chong

Email: nschong.tw@yahoo.com.tw

Republique

Democratique

Du Congo

Conseil national Des Techniciens

Radiologues Republic

Democratique Du Congo

B.P. 12.956, Kinshasa 1

Council Member: Mr Franck Bisumbula, address as Society

Email: franckbisumbula@yahoo.fr

Republic of Singapore Society of Radiographers

Singapore Ang Mo Kio Central Post Office

P.O. Box 765, Singapore 915609

Email: ssrexco@mail.com

Web Site: www.ssr.org.sg

Council Member: Ms. Tan Chek Wee, Address as Society

Email: sunrisepl@hotmail.com

Senegal Association des Manipulators et Techniciens

d’Imagerie du Senegal, BP 3270 Dakar

Council Member: Mr Amadou Tidjani Ball

Email: amadoutidiane143@hotmail.com

Serbia The Society of Radiological Technicians and

Nuclear Medicine Technicians of Serbia

Pasterova 14 Street,

Institute of Radiology and Oncology of Serbia,

11000 Belgrade Serbia

Tel: 38 135 472347. Email: caca2@scnet.yu

Website: www.radteh.org.yu

Council Member: Ms Slavica Pavlovic

Email: cacapavlovic@yahoo.com

Seychelles Seychelles Radiological Association

c/o Radiology Section, Ministry of Health,

P.O. Box 52, Victoria, Mahee

Council Member: Mrs Sabina Panovska

Email: sabinapanovska@yahoo.com

Slovenia Slovenian Society of Radiological Engineers

Drustvo Radiloskih Inzenirjev Slovenije

Zaloska cesta 7, S1-1000 Ljubljana

Tel: 386 1 5431536; Fax: 386 1 5431 321

Email: ohanuna@onko-i.si

Website: www.dri-drustvo.si

Council Member: Mr Dean Pekarovik

Institute of Radiology, Clinical Center

Zaloska cesta 7, S1-1000 Ljubljana

Email: dean.pekarovik@kclj.si

South Africa Society of Radiographers of South Africa

P.O. Box 6014, Roggebaai 8012, Cape Town,

Tel: 27 21 419 4857; Fax: 27 21 421 2566

E-mail: sorsa.admin@iafrica.com

Council Member: Aladdin Speelman,

Email: SpeelmanA@cput.ac.za

Spain

Asociacion Españnola de Tecnicos en

Radiologia, C/ Reyes Magos 18,

Bajos Dcha, 28009 Madrid

Tel: 00 34 91-552 99 00 - 3105

Fax: 00 34 91-433 55 04

Email: aetr.nacional@infonegocio.com

Website: www.aetr.org

Council Member: Ms Marta Soto Garcia, address as Society

Email: martasoto@inicia.es

Sri Lanka The Society of Radiological Technologists

– Sri Lanka

262 Old Kottawa Road, Embuldeniya,

Nugegoda 10250

Tel: 0094-01-833072; Fax: 0094-01-833100

Council Member: Mr Sunil Balasooriya, address as Society

Email: suba.srtsl@dynanet.lk

Sweden Swedish Society of Radiolographers,

International Secretary

Dervla Tornquist

Email: dervla2020@yahoo.se

Website: www.swedrad.se

Council Member: Mr Bodil Andersson,

Bronsaldersvagen 106, 226 54 LUND, Sweden

Email: bodil-t.andersson@med.lu.se

Switzerland SVMTRA, Zentralsekretariat,

SVMTRA/ASTRM, Stadthof Bahnhofstr.7 b

6210 Sursee

Tel: 41 41 926 07 77; Fax: 41 41 926 07 99

Email: info@svmtra.ch

Website: www.svmtra.ch

Council Member: Ms Jolanda Kollmann

Email: landie@tele2.ch

Tanzania Tanzania Association of Radiographers (TARA)

c/- School of Radiography,

P.O. Box 65005,

Dar es Salaam

Tel: 255-022-2151073; Fax: 255-022-2151599

Council Member: Mr James M. Boyi,

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,

P.O. Box 9084, Dar es Salaam Tanzania,

Email: jamesboyi@yahoo.com

Thailand Society of Radiological Technologists of

Thailand, Dept. of Radiological Technology

Faculty of Medical Technology

Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok 10700

Tel: 622 419 7173

Website: www. tsrt.or.th

Council Member: Mr Sala Ubolchai

Email: sala1950@hotmail.com

Togo

Association Togolaise Des Techniciens De

Radiologie et D’Imagerie Medicale S/CM

AMIDOU Houdou, BP 30284, Lome

Tel: (228) 25 25 91; Fax: (228) 25 25 91

Email: arrtim@yahoo.fr

Council Member: Amidou Houdou

TSRIM, Chu-Campus Service de Radiologie

(Pavillon Scanner), BP 30284, Lome

Email: houdou.amidou@syfed.tg.refr.org

Trinidad and

Tobago

Society of Radiographers-Trinidad &

Tobago, General Hospital, Radiology

Corporate Members of ISRRT

• GE Healthcare Ltd., Bio-Sciences, UK

• Durban University of Technology,

Department of Radiography, South Africa

• Shimadzu Medical Systems, Rydalmere, Australia

• Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd., Adelaide, Australia

Department, Port of Spain

Tel: 868-672-5136; Fax: 868-658-0225

Council Member: Anushka Kattick-Mahabirsingh

Tel Office: (868) 671 3566

Fax: (868) 665 0275

Email: anushka.kattick@hotmail.com or

Email: anushkams@mail.tt

Turkey Turkish Society of Medical Radiological

Technologists, Ege University Hospital

Dept. of Radiology, Bornova-Izmir, Turkey

Tel: 90 (232) 343 43 43/3275 or 3250-144

Fax: 90 (232) 445 23 94

Email: nceydeli@yahoo.com

Council Member: Havva Palaci

Email: havvapalaci@mynet.com

www.radyoteknoloji.org.tr

Uganda Uganda Radiographers Association

School of Radiography, Mulago Hospital

P.O. Box 7051, Kampala

Tel: 256 041 530137

Council Member: Stephen Arubaku Bule, address as Society

Email: buleasteve@yahoo.com

Ukraine Ukrainian Society of Radiographers and

Radiological Technologists,

Lamouosov Str. 33/43, Kiev 03022

Tel: 38044 213 0763/483-61-26

Fax: 380 44 258 9726

Email: babiy@aruk.kiev.ue

Council Member: Dyemin Valentin

Email: uarctmri@ukr.net

United Kingdom Society and College of Radiographers

207 Providence Square

Mill Street, London SE1 2EW

Tel: 44-207 740 7200; Fax: 44-207 740 7204

Email: info@sor.org

Website: www.sor.org

Council Member: Sandie Mathers

E-mail: s.mathers@rgu.ac.uk

USA

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

15000 Central Avenue SE,

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123-3917

Tel: 505-298-4500; Fax: 505-298-5063

Website: www.asrt.org

Council Member: Donna E. Newman, Address as Society

Email: donnanewman@meritcare.com

• Joint Review Commission on Education in

Radiologic Technology, Chicago, USA

• Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

• ELEKTA Inc, Norcross, USA

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ISRRT Officers Officers of Board of of Management Board of Management

President

Mr Robert George

26 Myer Road

Sturt, SA, Australia 5047

Tel: 61 8 8377 0664

Mobile: 61 419 813 928

Email: robgeo@bigpond.net.au

Vice Presidents

The Americas

Mrs B. Patricia Johnson

5 First Douglas Development

St. Peter, Barbados

Tel: 1 246 426 5378

Fax: 1 246 429 5374

Email: jonrob@sunbeach.net

Asia and Australasia

Dr Maria Y.Y. Law

Department of Health Technology & Informatics

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hum, Kowloon

Email: maria.law@polyu.edu.hk

Europe and Africa

Mrs Katrin Sigurdardottir

Hamratangi 17

270 Mosfellbaer, Iceland

Tel: +354 861 2565

Email: katrinsig@simnet.is

Regional Directors

The Americas

Dr Michael Ward Ph.D., RT(R), FASRT

Associate Dean for Student Programs

Barnes-Jewish College,

Mailstop: 90-36-697, 4483 Duncan

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

Tel: (314) 362-9155; Fax: (314) 362-9250

Email: mward@bjc.org

Asia and Australasia

Mr Robert T.L. Shen

Department of Radiology,

Veterans General Hospital

201, Sec. 2 Shipai Rd., Taipei,

Taiwan 11217

Tel: 886 2 28768413

Fax: 886 2 28768415

Email: tlshen@yahoo.com

Africa

Mr Caesar Barare

P.O. Box 29868 Nairobi 00202

Tel: +254 20 2726300 Ext. 43432

Email: cbarare@yahoo.com

Europe

Ms Bodil Andersson

Bronsaldersvagen 106

226 54 Lund, Sweden

Tel: + 46 70 369 71 22

E-mail: bodil.andersson@vardforbundet.se

ISRRT Committees Regional representatives

Education Committee

The Americas

Dr Nadia Bugg,

Radiologic Sciences, Midwestern State

University, 3410 Taft Blvd.

Wichita Falls, TX 76308, USA

Tel: 940 397 4571; Fax: 940 397 4845

Email: nadia.bugg@mwsu.edu

Africa

Jenny Motto

74 Nottingham Road, Kensington

Johannesburg 2094, Republic of South Africa

Tel (w): 27 11 559 6065/6106

Fax: 27 11 559 6227

Email : jennym@uj.ac.zae

Europe

Ian Henderson FCR DCR(R) MSc PgCHE

Email: ian.henderson@lsbu.ac.uk

Asia and Australasia

Assoc Professor Pam Rowntree

Discipline Leader, Medical Radiations

School of Physical & Chemical Sciences

QUT, GPO Box 2434

Brisbane Australia 4001

Tel: 61 7 3864 2346; Fax: 61 7 3864 1521

Email: p.rowntree@qut.edu.au

Professional Practice Committee

The Americas

Ms Sharon Wartenbee, RTR, BD, CDT

504 Autumn Lane

Sioux Falls, SD 57105 USA

Email: wartenbee@sio.midco.net

Asia and Australasia

Mr Stenver Lin Cheng Hsun, BSc, MSc, PH.D

Central Taiwan University of Science and

Technology

Director of the Department of Radiological

Technology, Taiwan

Email: jslin@ctc.edu.tw

Africa

Stephen Bule

Lecturer Radiography & Radiology programs

Department of Radiology,

Mulago Hospital Medical School

Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University

P.O. Box 7051, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

Tel: 256 772 441304

Email: buleasteve@yahoo.com

Europe

Dimitris Katsifarakis

Email: dimitka@panafonet.gr

Public Relations Committee

The Americas

Mr Sean Richardson

Department of Radiology & Imaging

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Martinsdale Road, St. Michael. Barbados

Tel: 1 246 435 8645; Fax: 1 246 429 5374

Email: seanrichardson@hotmail.com

Asia and Australasia

Ms Tan Chek Wee

5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074

Tel: 65 67724852; Fax: 65 67729 6320

Email: sunrisepl@hotmail.com

Europe

Stefano Braico

Email: stefano.braico@libero.it

Africa

Sumbo Oyedele

email: sumbooyedele@yahoo.com

Finance Committee

Dr T. Goh, Mr R George, Dr A. Yule,

Mrs P. Johnson, Dr M. Law

See Board of Management for Finance Committee addresses.

Treasurer

Dr Tyrone Goh

78A Lorong Marican

Singapore 41 7277

Tel: 65 6772 5200

Fax: 65 6773 6853

Email: TyroneG@nuh.com.sg

Director of Education

Ms Cynthia Cowling

192 Agnes Street, Rockhampton

Queensland, Australia 4700

M: 61 439 508 322

Email: cynthiacowling27@hotmail.com

Director of Professional Practice

Mrs Päivi Wood

PO Box 140, 00060 Tehy Finland

Tel: 358 9 54227 521

Fax: 358 9 61500 267

paivi.wood@suomenroentgenhoitajallitto.fi

Director of Public Relations

Dr Fozy Peer,

PO Box 1435,

Wandsbeck, KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa 3631

Tel: 27 31 2401881

Fax: 27 31 2403519

Email: fozypee@ialch.co.za

Secretary General

Dr A. Yule

143 Bryn Pinwydden

Pentwyn, Cardiff, Wales CF23 7DG

United Kingdom

Tel: 44 2920 735038

Fax: 44 2920 540551

Email: isrrt.yule@btinternet.com

The ISRRT is registered as a charity in the United

Kingdom: Registration No. 27 6218.

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