his contribution to the development of radiography
worldwide, Tyrone Goh, general
manager of NHG Diagnostics, NHG Gulf and NUH’s
director of operations, CMI/EMD was recently conferred
Honorary Doctor of Science, by London South Bank
He has been invited to London for the award ceremony
later this year.
“I’m deeply honoured by this award.
The recognition is not only for me but to Singapore
and the profession as a whole,” says Tyrone
who is President of the International
Society of Radiographers with about 300,000
members from over 80 countries.
Over the years, working closely with the World
Health Organisation, Tyrone has contributed much
to helping to raise the standards of x-ray technology
in radiography in developing countries like Africa,
Fiji islands, India and Romania.
In Singapore, back then in the 1970’s,
radiography was a little known profession. Recalling
his choice of radiography as a career after his
A levels, he chose to take the less trodden path
and enrolled with the School of Radiography. He
was subsequently awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship
for a two-year advance radiography course in UK.
Tyrone remembers his early days as a radiographer,
when x-ray films were manually processed in big
chemical tanks in darken rooms. When doctors needed
the results of the x-rays in a hurry, these films
were handed over to them still dripping wet!
“Now we have advanced digital imaging like
the CT scan and MRI which are more accurate, uses
less or no ionising radiation, making it safer
for patients. No more “wet films”
and dark rooms” says Tyrone.
Tyrone is also a Fellow, UK College of Radiographers,
Fellow, Australian Institute of Radiography and
has a Medal of Honour from the Japan Association
of Radiologic Technologists.