Medical Photographer Wins Wellcome Image Awards
21 June 2012
We are very pleased to announce that at the Wellcome Image Awards
2012 ceremony which took place in London last night Robert Ludlow,
medical photographer at the UCL Institute of Neurology, UCLH National
Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Medical Illustration Unit was
named as the overall winner.
This is the first time a single image has been
awarded this accolade in the twelve year history of this prestigious event.
Robert’s stunning image “Intracranial recording for epilepsy” shows the surface of a patient’s brain during surgery at the UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.
Professor Alice Roberts, who was a member of the judging panel, said: “This is a remarkable image of a human brain. What makes it so different from most images of the surface of the brain is that this organ is living- this is a brain as it is encountered during neurosurgery".
“Through the skill of the photographer, we have the privilege of seeing something that is normally hidden away inside our skulls. The arteries are bright scarlet with oxygenated blood, the veins deep purple and the ‘grey matter’ of the brain a flushed, delicate pink. It is quite extraordinary.”
Derek Tutssel, Head of the Medical Illustration Unit, is
pictured receiving the award from Fergus Walsh of the BBC on behalf of
Robert Ludlow who was attending the birth of his son.
Upon receiving news the award, Robert Ludlow commented: "I feel very privileged and very proud at winning this award"
Medical Illustration is based in the UCLH
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and
provides a unique clinical photographic and videographic, PR
photographic service, as well as a design, poster printing and a
technical support service to our clinical and academic colleagues within
the UCLH, UCL ION and wider UCL.
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