ISRRT and Philips announce the winner of the Dosewise radiographer of the Year
Sydney, Australia – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has announced the winner of the inaugural International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) Dosewise Radiographer of the Year competition following a competitive selection process. Mr. Yogesh Jha a radiological technologist from the Dr Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Research Center in Nepal has been selected for his unwavering commitment to putting patients first by maximizing their care in the X-ray environment.
Dr Michael Ward, president of the ISRRT said, "Mr Jha was chosen unanimously by the judging panel, made up of our committee members from around the world. He noted that despite a challenging working environment there were a number of simple techniques that he could undertake to limit patient exposure during radiological examinations. In addition, he worked with referring clinicians within the hospital to ensure secondary exams were ordered only when necessary to ensure improved outcomes and committed to providing patients with more information about their exams via posters throughout the waiting areas.”
Philips and the ISRRT are committed to working together to promote the As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle to ensure that radiographers and radiological technologists, in both developed and developing countries, play their an essential role in the safe delivery of best clinical care to patients. This program also delivers on Philips Imaging 2.0, a new era in imaging systems which emphasises integration & collaboration, patient safety and economic value.
To learn more please visit: www.dosewise.com
Above: Mr Yogesh Ja
Mr Jha will receive the opportunity to join the ISRRT at the 97th annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in 2011 to share his experience as a working radiographer in Nepal.
“I am excited to be the inaugural winner of the ISSRT Dosewise Radiographer of the year because the award is showcasing the importance of upholding the fundamental principles of radiography. This program will help educate others about the safe use of ionizing radiation, especially in the developing world,” said Mr. Jha.
Mr Jha who is now pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia has been presented with his award by the local ISRRT representatives from the Australian Institute of Radiographers (AIR) and Philips Healthcare Australia. The Honorary Nepalese Consul to Victoria, Mr Chandra Yonzon attended the presentation to congratulate Mr Jha on his achievement.
Above: Mr Chandra Yonzon, Honorary Nepalese Consul to Victoria, Mr Mark McDonald Philips Healthcare, Mr Yogesh Ja, Mr Bruce Harvey (AIR) and Mr David Collier CEO (AIR)