AXREM Host Successful UKIO Congress Dinner

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Colleagues from across the diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology industry and profession came together this week at UKIO in Liverpool. UKIO is the largest multidisciplinary imaging and oncology convention in the UK, showcasing the knowledge, skills and contribution of all professional groups and industry.

On Tuesday evening AXREM hosted the congress dinner at the magnificent St Georges Hall in Liverpool.  The Hall opened in 1854 is one of the finest examples of a neoclassical building in the world and stands majestically over the city skyline. Guests were welcomed by spacemen with the evening celebrating 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Tables were decorated with stars and had moon centre pieces and set the scene for a fabulous evening.

Radiology has a significant place in the advancement of humankind’s exploration of space and vice versa. In 2018 in a technology first, a team of NASA engineers demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space—something that could revolutionise NASA’s ability to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond. An earlier project saw a team develop a technology spin-off that used digital imaging technology developed for the Hubble Space Telescope in breast biopsy systems to precisely image suspicious tissue and guide a needle to retrieve a sample. This saved patients from having to undergo a surgical incision, reducing pain, scarring and recovery time.  

The event was sponsored by AXREM members including AGFA Healthcare, Canon Medical, Carestream, Philips, Sectra & Siemens Healthineers. Grant Witheridge, AXREM Chairman welcomed the 300 guests to the event. The evening ended with the very popular RPJ band who got most guests on the dancefloor. For more information about next years UKIO please see the website: https://www.ukio.org.uk/