Lions BlackburnThe President of the Blackburn Lions Club, Ken Lindorff, recently met with Box Hill Hospital Medical Imaging team members Paul and Peter, presenting them with a donation for the purchase of an anthropomorphic phantom for the Medical Imaging department.

An anthropomorphic phantom is a 'dummy' body part that can be used to safely test and measure radiation doses (instead of testing on people). It mimics the body's absorption of radiation.

Paul, Medical Imaging Tutor, and his project team (including graduate and undergraduate Medical Imaging Technologists) will use the phantom arm to investigate how much x-ray exposure (radiation doses) can be reduced by, whilst maintaining image quality.

This is a fantastic project that will ultimately benefit patients requiring x-rays.

Thank you to Blackburn Lions Club and their partners in this project, Australian Lions Foundation and Blackburn South Community Bendigo Bank, for makng this research possible.