X-ray Vision for Hospital Prizewinners

Radiographers at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital marked World Radiography Day with an x-ray competition for hospital patients, visitors and staff

Staff at the Norwich hospital, which is a European centre of excellence for digital imaging, x-rayed 15 items and asked passers-by to guess what the mystery items were. Both the Norwich hospital and Cromer hospital have a Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS) that means x-rays and other scans are now done digitally and not on film. The system is much faster and more versatile that old style x-rays. 

And the three winners will be presented with their prizes by Norwich North MP Dr Ian Gibson, who is also chairman of the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee, at the hospital on Friday December 5 at 13:00. 

Hospital patient Georgina McQuone, aged 10, from Norwich, won the first prize of a signed Norwich City football, UEA medical student Leigh Bissett won the second prize of £40 of Debenhams gift vouchers and hospital IT specialist Jason Osborne won the third prize of £20 of Debenhams gift vouchers. 

Superintendent radiographer Myra Knight said: “Radiography is an absolutely vital part of the hospital's work and it is increasingly technologically driven. As radiographers we felt it was important that we show the public what we do on World Radiography Day and perhaps even encourage people to think about radiography as a career.” 

Media contact: Andrew Stronach on 01603 287200

Notes for editors: 

The 15 mystery items were: a pager, bottle, calculator, sticky tape, stapler, oxygen face mask, computer mouse, ink stamp, keys and bottle opener, mobile phone, pencil sharpener, wallet, pen holder, walkie-talkie

Tuesday 2nd of December 2003 11:00:27 AM