Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology research
The Radiology Department delivers diagnostic services and interventional procedures using state-of-the-art facilities.
Our research focuses on improving patient care through evidence based medicine and working with the industry to facilitate and expedite innovation into clinical practice. Main areas of research are focal tumour ablation with irreversible electroporation (IRE), the effectiveness of balloon angioplasty in multiple sclerosis patients and utility of contrast-enhancedultrasound for the detection of synovitis in haemophilia patients.
Imaging is essential for diagnosis, monitoring of therapy and performing procedures. Consequently, we conduct a broad range of internally-initiated, collaborative and commercial research. A collaboration with Health Informatics has a yielded a computational platform for radiology image retrieval and analysis, providing a tool to facilitate future imaging research projects.
Completed radiation safety projects include one that involved establishing local diagnostic reference levels for angiographic and fluoroscopic procedures and another aimed at reducing the radiation exposure for patients undergoing a CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis.Find out more
Prostate cancer: tumor ablation
Interim data were published from a phase I trial on the use of IRE in focal tumour ablation in prostate cancer.Find out more
Two major device trials commenced in 2014:Find out more
Retrieval of an embedded suprarenal inferior vena cava filter using the Hangman technique
Clements W, Kassamali R, Joseph T
(2018), J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol, 62(6),
Konjac flour noodles associated with gastric outlet obstruction
Jackman C, Waddell R, Fisher L, Ben-Meir M, Blecher G, Goh GS, Walker K
(2018), Emerg Med Australas, 30(2),
Responsible use of advanced imaging technology. How well are risks and benefits of radiation recognised?
Wijetunga C, Brady Z, Varma DK
(2018), Injury, 49(5),