University College Cork, Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
To enhance patient outcomes through clinical applied medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT) research
Optimisation of MIRT
o Including Justification, optimisation of radiation Dose and Image quality and Diagnostic Reference levels
o Application of new technological developments of MIRT (AI, wearables, handheld USS, 5G, image acquisition)
o Optimisation and innovation in patient positioning and immobilisation
o Human image interactions and the perception science
Social Science of MIRT
o Including the teaching and dissemination of knowledge
o Patient, public and professional perception and opinion that drives behaviour
o The social determinants of health as the interact with MIRT
Our community of researchers
o Academics in MIRT
o Clinicians in Radiology, Radiation Oncology dosimetrists, Radiation Therapists, Radiographers, Other HSCP
o Scientists in related fields of Anatomy, Physics, Medical Physics, computer science
Who are we?
We prioritize research that improves patient diagnosis and treatment. We are a team of academics, clinicians and graduate research students.
Together, our team members and our leading collaborators have achieved 400 publications, over 5 million in grant income, and have supervised 30+ research students.
Links to staff
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PhD in Medical Imaging
- AI in Medical Imaging
- Breast Density measurement in Digitial mammography, ABUS, DBT, and MRI,
- Medical Imaging perception
- Equity, diversity, and inclusion in Medical imaging
- Optimization of CT acquisition protocols and contrast media delivery
- Cardiac CT imaging including risk stratification
- Radiography clinical education – improving the efficacy of education in the clinical setting – exploring challenges along with radiographer motivation and clinical teaching skills.
- Justification and Optimisation of radiation dose and image quality in CT
- Contrast media protocol optimization in CT
- Low dose imaging in CT
- Optimization of Patient Pathways for stroke patients
- Improving and enhancing the Patient Service Users pathway through the imaging department
PhD in Radiation Therapy
- Use of spacers in radiotherapy for prostate cancer
- Compare use of enema v spacer in relation to rectal dose, costs, patient experience, day to day management on the treatment unit, set-up errors
- CT Simulation- CT planning dose- optimising CT protocols for specific sites, DRLs in radiotherapy
- Planning - Contouring OARs, (Pre-intervention test- educational intervention- post-test, compare a number of RTs to either one or more radiation oncologist or compare to RTOG guidelines).