Strengthen your understanding of sports injuries and their related trauma during this event held at Robina Hospital ๐ŸAttendees will learn about the new gold standard in musculoskeletal imaging before attending the Titans vs Rabbitohs game at the Cbus stadium ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Register now via the events link in bio! ASMIRT Member $25 Non-member $45 ASMIRT Student Member $20

Join ASMIRT's next online Anaphylaxis Recognition and Management Workshop. Gain the knowledge, competence, and confidence to safely recognise and manage an anaphylactic reaction. These events always sell out, so be sure to book now and secure your spot. Participants will: ๐Ÿฅ Be proficient in both adrenaline auto injector use and the intramuscular administration of adrenaline ๐Ÿฅ Increase their awareness of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles ๐Ÿฅ Apply CRM principles to identify and prevent circumstances that put patients at risk of harm when working as an individual or as part of a team responding to anaphylaxis. ๐Ÿฅ Perform a basic vital sign survey to both assist in the recognition and management of anaphylaxis and to assess the effectiveness of any treatment.

๐Ÿ”” Abstract submissions open now ๐Ÿ”” Seize the opportunity to present for peers and colleagues at the Vic Winter Education Weekend. Presenting at an event or conference can be personally and professionally satisfying and: โœ… Adds to your CV and CPD hours โœ… Provides a supportive environment to gain feedback on your project โœ… Develops a pathway for further speaking opportunities, and โœ… Contributes to professional standards and practice. We look forward to reviewing your submissions. Call for abstracts close Monday 3 June 2024.

Join us for our highly anticipated image critique 3-session series! Divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, guest speakers will outline different methods for image critique. Don't miss the chance to grab our special 3-session package, valid until June 18th. Master the assessment of x-rays, spot the need for additional imaging, and refine your diagnostic image corrections. Elevate your expertise today!

๐Ÿ“• Proton therapy in Asia Pacific: current resources, international disparities, and steps forward The burden of cancer in Asia Pacific, a region home to over four billion people, is growing. Because of sheer demographics alone, the Asia Pacific region arguably has the highest number of patients who can benefit from protons over conventional x-rays. However, only 39 out of 113 proton facilities globally are in Asia Pacific, and 11 of them are in low- and middle-income countries where 95% of the regional population reside. We draw attention to present resource distribution of proton therapy in Asia Pacific, highlight disparities in access, and suggest steps forward. Jacomina, Luisa E. (proxy); Agas, Ryan Anthony; Dee, Edward Christopher; Panda, Pankaj Kumar; Mejia, Michael Benedict Read more in JMRS via the link in bio.

Father and son, Sir William Bragg and Sir Lawrence Bragg uniquely shared the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays". In the March edition of spectrum, past ASMIRT president Robert George reflects on the Braggs' early life in Adelaide and significant contributions to the medical imaging profession.

ASMIRT is delighted to hear our 2024 venue Darwin Convention Centre has recently won gold at the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for Best Business Events Venue in Australia. This is the second time DCC has taken the top place at Australian tourism industryโ€™s most prestigious awards. Situated in the lush tropical surrounds of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, the Centre overlooks the picturesque Darwin Harbour, and offers state-of-the-art facilities and stunning waterfront views. With its flexible event spaces, cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer service, the Darwin Convention Centre has built a strong reputation as a โ€˜must-doโ€™ destination for conferences, exhibitions and corporate functions. We look forward to hosting ASMIRT 2024 at this world class venue!

In January, JMRS published 'A splash of colour: Showcasing ASMIRT 2024 presenters', showcasing the work of a few of the conference oral presenters and workshop facilitators. Have a read of Meegan Shepherd's (et al.) paper titled ๐Ÿ“• Developing knowledge-based planning for gynaecological and rectal cancers: a clinical validation of RapidPlanโ„ข "To create and clinically validate knowledge-based planning (KBP) models for gynaecologic (GYN) and rectal cancer patients. Assessment of ecologic generalisability and predictive validity of conventional planning versus single calculation KBP was reviewed against practical metrics of planning time (PT) and radiation oncologist plan preference."

ASMIRT is pleased to announce Dr Caroline Wright as the Varian Award winner for 2023 ๐Ÿ† Boasting an impressive career in practice and academia, Caroline has also contributed significantly to ASMIRT through committees, as part of the JMRS Editorial Review Board, and as a mentor ๐Ÿ“š Read more about Caroline in the March edition of Spectrum. Caroline will be presenting at the Varian Award Session at ASMIRT 2024 on Friday 10 May, directly after the Opening Plenary.

ASMIRT 2024 will be offering two site tours of specialised departments in the Royal Darwin Hospital; The Cyclotron, and the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre. Designed with Darwin's indigenous population in mind, these exclusive tours will provide attendees the chance to learn about new industry technologies, and deepen their understanding of nuanced patient care approaches. Places are extremely limited, secure yours during the ASMIRT 2024 registration process.

Are you currently completing the fourth year of your undergraduate degree? Sign up to Job Connect - ASMIRT's free service helping student members find employment ๐Ÿ’ผ The form takes less than 5 minutes to fill out! Sign up by 26 April. Link in bio. To apply, you must be a member of ASMIRT. ASMIRT student membership is free to join, find out more on our website.

Twice per calendar year, ASMIRT offers successful undergraduate student members funding to support rural placement. "It was a first step in my learning experience to see cultural awareness practically applied, and the adaptations and variations we need to take to ensure equitable care and awareness is provided at all times." Read about students' experiences in Darwin In this month's edition of Spectrum. Applications for the Rural Clinical Placement Scheme close 7th April.

Retired radiographers, and those considering retirement, are invited to join our annual luncheon overlooking the Newcastle beach โ›ฑ Secure your place and RSVP now - details on our website ๐ŸŒ…

Join ASMIRT's next online Anaphylaxis Recognition and Management Workshop. Gain the knowledge, competence, and confidence to safely recognise and manage an anaphylactic reaction. These events always sell out, so be sure to book now and secure your spot. Participants will: ๐Ÿฅ Be proficient in both adrenaline auto injector use and the intramuscular administration of adrenaline ๐Ÿฅ Increase their awareness of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles ๐Ÿฅ Apply CRM principles to identify and prevent circumstances that put patients at risk of harm when working as an individual or as part of a team responding to anaphylaxis. ๐Ÿฅ Perform a basic vital sign survey to both assist in the recognition and management of anaphylaxis and to assess the effectiveness of any treatment.

Join us for the next IV Cannulation and Radiographic Contrast Media course. These events always sell out so be sure to register and secure your place. This course comprises several stages; including pre-requisite training, self-paced online learning and a practical component workshop via Zoom. Components of the course include: ๐Ÿฅผ Completion of the pre-recorded training webinar โ€“ sent when registering ๐Ÿฅผ Successful completion, with a mark of 100%, of the post-webinar Quiz ๐Ÿฅผ Practical Workshop via Zoom โ€“ next available date is Saturday 6 April 2023, 10am โ€“ 12 pm AEDT. Sign up now via the events link in bio.

๐Ÿ“• Exploring the use of mobile translation applications for culturally and linguistically diverse patients during medical imaging examinations in Australia โ€“ a systematic review Australian healthcare provides services to a vast culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population. Australian census results indicated that over 7 million people (27.6%) living in Australia in 2021 were born overseas.1 Furthermore, the percentage of Australians speaking a language other than English at home has risen from 21% in 2016 to 22.3% in 2021.2, 3 Importantly, 18% of Australians speaking another language do not speak English well or at all.2 With such a diverse population, it is imperative that all patients in Australia have access to safe and effective healthcare that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. Bridget Taylor BRadMedImag (Hons), Glenda McLean DMU, MASc Read more in JMRS via the link in bio.

๐Ÿ“• Overcoming uncertainty: A framework to guide the implementation of Australian radiation therapy advanced practitioners The implementation of radiation therapy advanced practice in Australia has not yet been broadly realised. With anticipated growing demands on cancer services, it is imperative to understand why this is the case, and to strategise a way forward. As a result, this paper explored the factors influencing the implementation of advanced practitioner radiation therapists (APRT) in Australia. Kristie Matthews PhD, MTrainDev, BAppSci(MedRad), Gillian Duchesne MD, FRCP, FRANZCR Read more in JMRS via the link in bio.

Join ASMIRT's next online Anaphylaxis Recognition and Management Workshop. Gain the knowledge, competence, and confidence to safely recognise and manage an anaphylactic reaction. Participants will: โœ” Be proficient in both adrenaline auto injector use and the intramuscular administration of adrenaline โœ” Increase their awareness of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles โœ” Apply CRM principles to identify and prevent circumstances that put patients at risk of harm when working as an individual or as part of a team responding to anaphylaxis. โœ” Perform a basic vital sign survey to both assist in the recognition and management of anaphylaxis and to assess the effectiveness of any treatment. Places are limited! Secure your spot now via the events link in bio.

โฐGet in quick โฐEarly Bird registration for ASMIRT 2024 closes next week! While finalising your trip details, you can read Spectrum's interview with invited speaker Doctor Rachel Harris, Head of Professional Practice and Education, Society and College of Radiographers, UK. "Donโ€™t be scared of the word โ€˜researchโ€™. You can do it. Research is for us all, for everyone. Find a good mentor who can support you getting started. Work in collaborative teams. Research really is a team game, and you all bring different strengths. No-one is an expert in all aspects of research so remember you are an equal in the team." ๐ŸŽซ Register now and save yourself up to $150. More details via the link in our bio.