Journal Updates Oct 2020

Journal Updates Oct 2020

Media Release

A media release has been distributed by Elsevier teasing a Narrative from our upcoming issue on the topic of Interpersonal Skills – check it out! The patient narratives for this issue have all been made open ahead of print and have been getting a lot of attention on Twitter. Check out the Articles In Press section of the JMIRS to view these great articles, Including:
A Capable Pilot on a Sea of Uncertainty
Behind the Mask
Perspective from a Patient Partner


Call for Papers 2021

We are preparing a special issue on the topic of Education in the medical imaging and radiation sciences, to be published in December 2021. This could be in the form of a literature review, research paper or letter to the editor or other, it can involve elements of undergraduate (clinical, didactic, simulation, preceptorship or other), postgraduate, or continuing education. Other areas to explore might be interprofessional education (IPE), patient education (both with and from patients) as well as informal learning. We know there is so much activity happening in this area and we are excited to hear from you! Submissions are due on or before May 1, 2021 but informal contact about ideas can be discussed with the editor at any time at


New Podcast

Our Deputy Editor Mark McEntee speaks with Dania Abu Awwad, a diagnostic radiographer and a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney about her article, Examining the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Leadership , Attributes and Workplace Experience of Australian Chief Radiographers. This episode is available on the JMIRS homepage, but it can also be played or downloading at  using multiple platforms (Spotify, Google podcasts, etc).


RTi3 Conference Supplement

Despite the inability to gather together in person, the RTi3 conference strives to continue its tradition of disseminating the latest evidence and promoting knowledge sharing of clinical practice in radiation therapy.  Thus, the abstracts of the podium and poster presentations that were accepted for the2020 RTi3 conference have been published to recognize the valuable research of radiation therapists and trainees across Canada. Click here to read this collection of work showcasing the breadth of scholarly work being done by radiation therapists across the country.


COVID-19 Research

We continue to receive perspectives from our MRT colleagues around the globe dealing with COVID-19, here are some Commentaries from our September issue.

· How COVID-19 Is Testing and Evolving Our Communication Skills

· A Lens on the Post-COVID-19 “New Normal” for Imaging Departments

· Medical Radiation Sciences Clinical Students Discuss the ‘Soft Skills’ Utilized as Screeners During the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Highlights from JMIRS Vol 51.3

Listed below are a selection of great articles from this issue. If you have any feedback on an article, consider writing a Letter to the Editor! Contact Carly at to get published. As a CAMRT member, you have free access to all content published in the JMIRS. You must log-in through the CAMRT Members site to unlock the content as opposed to accessing it directly at,  because articles on this site are blocked by a paywall.

· Factors Affecting Mean Heart Dose in Patients Receiving Breast Radiotherapy from 2011 to 2018 in a Single Institution

· Can Conformity-Based Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Improve Dosimetry and Speed of Delivery in Radiation Therapy to Lumbosacral Spine Compared with Conventional Techniques?

· Therapeutic Radiographers at the Helm: Moving Towards Radiographer-Led MR-Guided Radiotherapy.

· A Survey Exploring Personalized Medicine among of Radiography Academics within the United Kingdom

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