My graphics at EuroPCR – revealed

My graphics at EuroPCR - revealed

Hi folks,

as my regular readers know, recently I did some graphics for an abstract presentation given at EuroPCR (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).  In fact it is a pretty 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?

A full copy of this 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: making his part of the world better and safer.  I am not an insightful scientist like him, but I am an artist and through images I can help to make ideas concrete. So I say to all artists out there, it is good to do things like this from time to time. :)

Thanks for reading and a big thanks to Glenn for this opportunity.



PS: images attributed to the EuroPCR website.





  1. Wow. You are certainly talented. There is surely a real commercial opportunity for an illustrator with the capacity to render scientific issues into understandable images. Go for it it.

    By the way, your illustrations struck home to my wife and I. Her sister died from throat cancer, the presumed cause of which was exposure to xray scatter received over 40 years working in an outback Australian hospital.


    1. Thanks :) Both a commercial opportunity and something I might enjoy :) A definite winner if I can pull it off. I’m sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I know that sounds trite, but I really am. Hopefully studies like this will reduce the likelihood of it happening to others. That’s one of the reasons that I respect my brother-in-law Glenn: nearly everything he does is for the welfare of others.


  2. Oh wow, if the proceedings of this event are published, it means you get a credit in a scientific publication, congrats!


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