The Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences has an active research program covering a range of studies in Medical Radiation Science.
The major areas of research are:
- The use of multislice computed tomography data to generate 3D visualisations including virtual endoscopic views of endoluminal stents in relation to the aortic artery ostia with the aim of assisting vascular surgeons to accurately assess the treatment outcomes of endovascular stent grafts, as well as assessment of coronary artery disease.
- Clinical applications of 3D printing of patient-specific models for demonstration of complex anatomy and pathology, particularly in cardiovascular disease.
- Assessment of haemodynamics in cardiovascular disease, in particular coronary artery disease and aortic dissection.
- Effects of image post-processing in computed tomography angiography for improving coronary lumen visualization and coronary stenosis assessment.
- Development and evaluation of medical imaging professionals’ competence using the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
- Development and evaluation of simulated learning environments for supporting students’ professional development from novice to mastery.
- Enhancing mentorship and leadership skills among medical radiation science students.
- Exploration of adversity in the medical radiation science workplace and the experience and development of resilience.
- Transition to practice experiences among beginning medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals.
- Advancement of standards to improve the health and safety issues of lone working magnetic resonance professionals.
- MRS workforce and professional issues, such as attraction, retention, satisfaction, advanced practice and ongoing professional development.
- Investigation of paediatric computed tomography dose optimisation and development of optimised scanning protocols.
- Evaluation of coronary computed tomography angiography for quantitative analysis of coronary plaque features with the aim of identifying high-risk plaques.
- Synchrotron micro-tomography imaging of aortic stent grafts in relation to the renal artery ostium.
- Exploration of Australian sonographers’ safety knowledge and behaviour, particularly with respect to the ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA) principle.
- Evaluation of different ultrasound techniques to assess the maternal cervical length in women at low risk of preterm birth.