'Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all' - Arthur Balfour, Conservative Prime Minister 1902-05

This page lists 'proper' scientific publications. For writing published elsewhere, including online, see the journalism and popular medicine pages.


Bury RF. Radiology: A practical guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Bury B and Fowler R. Imaging strategy: a guide for clinicians, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Bury B, Dickinson C, Sheard K, Thorley P. Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy: From Request To Report. Taylor & Francis Ltd (United Kingdom), 2007.
ISBN: 9781841845890



Image quality: a clinical perspective. In: Assurance of quality in the diagnostic imaging department; Ed. Finch et al; London, British Institute of Radiology, 2001.

The solitary thyroid nodule. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Ed. Professor M Peters. Martin Dunitz (London) 2003; 651-657.

Radionuclide imaging in: Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection, Ed.Martin, Dendy & Corbett. British Institute of Radiology 2003; 47 – 57.

papers and abstracts:

A full list can be found here.

national guidance:

1. Use of radiation in patients who might be pregnant: we go to considerable lengths to ensure that ionising radiation is only used where the clinical benefits outweigh the small risk of inducing cancer in the irradiated tissue. In female patients of childbearing age, it's also important to make sure that we don't inadvertently irradiate any foetus which might be present. I represented the Royal College of Radiologists in drawing up this guidance.

2. I also co-authored this public information leaflet on radiation hazards.