Rejosh George, a radiographer from Harrow, has recently been awarded the prestigious title of Regional Radiographer of the Year. The accolade comes as a tribute to George’s remarkable contribution to the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) education.
The distinctive honor recognises Rejosh for his role in developing the world’s only specialised online educational and learning platform tailored for radiographers seeking expertise in MRI. His website, mrimaster.com, serves as a comprehensive reference and study guide for professionals and enthusiasts alike, attracting over 300,000 visitors monthly.
For the past 12 years, George has poured his heart and soul into this labour of love, burning the midnight oil to produce an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the field, from seasoned MRI professionals and radiography students to radiologists, medical students, and even the casually curious individual.
Speaking about the motivation behind his initiative, Rejosh, who serves as an MRI superintendent at Northwick Park Hospital, said “There is no formal training, exams, or qualifications for MRI, and the demands of the job mean we can only train two people at a time over a year-long period. It all started as a blog and grew from there. There is a desperate shortage of radiographers in the UK, so we need to do all we can to make it more accessible.”
Northwick Park Hospital, where Rejosh works, boasts three state-of-the-art MRI scanners capable of identifying almost any part of the human body. These scanners play a crucial role in diagnosing conditions, planning treatments, and assessing the effectiveness of previous medical procedures.
Rejosh added, “MRI skills are much sought after, so those qualified can pick and choose where they want to work.” His 15-member team at Northwick Park Hospital processes up to 75 patients a day, highlighting the vital role that skilled radiographers play in healthcare.