ISRRT announces  that the winner of the Chesney-ISRRT Research Fund 2019 is Mr. Benard Ohene Botwe, a radiographer and a doctoral student at the University of Ghana. His research title is the “DEVELOPMENT OF INDICATION-BASED DIAGNOSTIC REFERENCE LEVELS FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY EXAMINATIONS IN GHANA”.

Mr. Benard Ohene Botwe is a Radiographer from Ghana and a Clinical Tutor at Department of Radiography, School of Biomedical and Allied Health sciences, University of Ghana. He is also a Ph.D. student at the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana.

Benard obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in radiography from the University of Ghana and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He is also an alumnus of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has published 20 articles and successfully supervised 33 undergraduate radiography students to complete their research projects. He has broad clinical experience in fluoroscopy, CT, MRI and interventional radiography.

Currently, his research interests include Diagnostic reference levels in computed tomography, radiation dose optimization in diagnostic imaging, optimization of imaging practices, interventional radiography, forensic radiography and radiography ethics and education.

His current research project is entitled “Development of indication-based diagnostic reference levels for computed tomography examinations in Ghana”. In line with the Bonn call for action 2, Benard is trying to develop an indication-based radiation monitoring tool that can be used as a trigger to identify radiologic facilities using unusually high doses in a specified procedure, for which optimisation actions are required.

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