Medical illustrators scoop Wellcome image award 

01/11/2011 00:00 

Medical photographer Robert Ludlow was presented with the prestigious Wellcome Image Award 2011 at the recent Institute of Medical Illustrators annual conference.

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

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


Robert’s stunning image “Intracranial recording for epilepsy” shows the surface of a patient’s brain during an Evoked Potential Recording procedure at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Robert is a medical photographer at the joint UCL Institute of Neurology and UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Medical Illustration Unit.
He also won two bronze awards for a clinical image of a patient presenting with scoliosis at the NHNN and an operative detail at the NHNN.

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 at the NHNN and provides a unique clinical photographic and videographic, PR photographic service, as well as a design, poster printing and a technical support service to clinical and academic colleagues.

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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