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
Clinical masquerades of pulmonary oedema
Holt NR, Prasad S, Ellis S, Naughton MT
(2017), Intern Med J, 47(7), 827-9
The interstitial lung disease multidisciplinary meeting: A position statement from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Lung Foundation Australia
Prasad JD, Mahar A, Bleasel J, Ellis SJ, Chambers DC, Lake F, Hopkins PMA, Corte TJ, Allan H, Glaspole IN
(2017), Respirology, 22(7), 1459-72
Baseline characteristics of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: analysis from the Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Registry
Jo HE, Glaspole I, Grainge C, Goh N, Hopkins PM, Moodley Y, Reynolds PN, Chapman S, Walters EH, Zappala C, Allan H, Keir GJ, Hayen A, Cooper WA, Mahar AM, Ellis S, Macansh S, Corte TJ
(2017), Eur Respir J, 49(2), 1601592