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Dr. James Masterson of the Section of Radiology sought permission from the General Council to call their Registrar’s Prize Medal the “Sylvester Boland” medal in February 1990. Sylvester J. Boland was a very distinguished person in the field of radiology and the Academy President Professor John W. Dundee believed that anything we can do to encourage young people to take an interest in the Academy was a good thing. Council agreed to Dr. Masterson’s request.

Dr. SJ Boland published an historical paper in the Irish Journal of Medical Science-, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 73–79

The search for biliary calculi and the study of the liver and biliary tract have attracted the attention of radiologists from the earliest days of radiology. Their efforts, however, were attended by little success. Stones were occasionally seen, but the difficulty of differentiating between biliary and renal calculi discouraged these workers, and up to 1910 the finding of a shadow in the gall-bladder region was regarded as of purely academic interest. A paper dealing with the matter of adhesions and their effects in the right upper abdominal quadrant when observed by means of the opaque meal, published in 1910 by Schürmaycr, drew attention to the value of the indirect signs of gall-bladder pathology and gave new life to its study. He was quickly followed by others working along these lines, and Cole, Pfahler, Knox, etc.–aided by improved technique, the discovery of the Potter-Bucky diaphragm, double-coated films and intensifying screens–added greatly to the results in x-ray examination in diseases of the gall bladder. In 1923 Röntgen-ray examination of the gall bladder by ordinary methods had reached a high degree of efficiency. Knowledge, however, was still very limited, and by these methods only chronic disease of the gall bladder or its results could be revealed. 

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Recipients of Medals Section of Radiology Sylvester Boland Medal

2018     Ciaran Redmond

2017     Michael O’Reilly

2016     Nicola Hughes

2015     Barry Hutchinson

2014     Kevin Murphy

2013     Lisa Lavelle

2010    Triona Walshe

2009    Ruth Dunne

2008    Colette Shaw

2007    Peter McMahon

2006    Ronan Killeen

2005    Orla Buckley

2004    Lorna Browne

2003    Colin Cantwell

2002    Jonathan J. Dodd

2001    Eoin Kavanagh

2000    Rachel Ennis

1999    Frank Thornton

1998     John Bruzzi

1997     Peter MacEneaney

1996    Diane Bergin

1995    Anne Marie Cahill

1994    Pauline Smiddy

1993    Helen Fenlon

1992    Carol Ann Daly   

1991    Stephen Eustace

1990    John Murray

1989    Michelle McNicholas                                         

1988    Michelle McNicholas

1987    Frank McGrath

1986    Michael Lee

1982     Robin Gibney


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