as my regular readers know, recently I did some graphics for an abstract presentation given at EuroPCRÂ (described as the World Leading Course in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine). The abstract in question is called “High procedural radiation eye dose found for scrub nurse (secondary operator) compared to Physician (primary operator). Discovered deficiencies in current, above table shielding.” It is by G Ison, H Christie, K Becker, S Quinn, M B Allan and G Long (myself). Â In fact it is a prettyÂ important study that aims at instigating improvements in protecting the secondary operators of X-Ray machines, given that they are frequently exposed to radiation but less shielded.
Here is Glenn Ison, the man behind the study, at the conference.
Pretty cool, eh?
AÂ full copy of thisÂ presentation can be downloaded from EuroPCR, albeit you do need to register at the site. So if you are a medical type person then go ahead. The purpose of this post is just to reveal the graphics that I created and the context in which they were used. So here they are:
As an afterword, I think that it is important to remember as artists that we can help change the world. I was not paid for this, but did it because it was important. Glenn, who was behind this study, is pretty much the same: makingÂ his part of the world better and safer.Â I am not an insightful scientist like him, but I am an artist and through images I can helpÂ to make ideas concrete. SoÂ I say to all artists out there, it is good to do things like this from time to time. :)
Thanks for reading and aÂ big thanks to Glenn for this opportunity.
PS: images attributed to the EuroPCR website.