UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Medical Illustrators presented prestigious Wellcome Image Award

31 October 2011

We are pleased to report that at the recent Institute of Medical Illustrators annual conference the prestigious Wellcome Image Award 2011 was presented to Robert Ludlow, medical photographer at the joint UCL Institute of Neurology and UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Medical Illustration Unit. 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. Derek Tutssel, Head of the Medical Illustration Unit, also received a Bronze Award from the Institute for his operative image.

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.

Upon receiving the award, Robert Ludlow commented: "We have a set protocol for specialist procedures in operating theatres. Combine this with a special working relationship with the surgeon and operating theatre staff, shooting the final image becomes a natural process"

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Robert Ludlow receiving the Wellcome Image Award 2011 from Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images

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Robert Ludlow’s winning photograph “Intracranial Recording for Epilepsy”

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Derek Tutssel’s Bronze award photograph, “Evoked Potential Recording”


Institute of Medical Illustrators http://www.imi.org.uk/

Institute of Medical Illustrators Galleries http://www.imi.org.uk/galleries

Wellcome Trust Images  http://images.wellcome.ac.uk (Images free for teaching and lectures and clinical collection available for healthcare professionals on registration)