London, Ontario - Fanshawe College is proud to announce that professor Liz Lorusso
has been named Practitioner of the Year by the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation
The award, OAMRS' most prestigious honor, was presented to Ms. Lorusso in Toronto
on Friday evening in recognition of her outstanding service, leadership and significant
contribution to the field of medical radiation.
"I am absolutely delighted to learn of this award for Liz. The recognition of her
research is well deserved and the potential is considerable for the ground-breaking
work she is doing to greatly impact the radiological disciplines," said Christine
Griffith, chair of the School of Health Sciences. "Liz's commitment to research
and the dissemination of new knowledge is outstanding. Her passion to improve patient
care is compelling."
In November 2016, Ms. Lorusso was acknowledged internationally for her research
on reducing radiation dose levels in x-rays using the ALARA principle – an acronym
for keeping radiation "as low as reasonably achievable" for needed results. Her
research proved that today's advanced digital imaging detectors no longer require
the same quantity of radiation as film-based x-ray images (the media release is
Professor Lorusso is the coordinator of the Medical Radiation Imaging program in
the School of Health Sciences and is a graduate of Fanshawe's radiography program.
Among the many awards she has won, Ms. Lorusso has been recognized most recently
for her contributions to her field of study as the recipient of the 2016 London
Health Sciences Centre Scholarly Award and the 2015 Chair's Award of Inspiration
at Western's Schulich School of Medicine.