Nuclear Medicine research
The Nuclear Medicine department’s objective is to provide a comprehensive and timely clinical nuclear medicine service.
A wide range of clinically relevant studies are available including cardiac, 18F-FDG-positron emission tomography (PET), bone and lung scans. We take a lead role in training of nuclear medicine specialists, radiology registrars and technologists, with our department one of the busiest accredited training sites for nuclear medicine and the busiest accredited training site for nuclear cardiology in Australia.
Our research areas include not only nuclear medicine and PET, but also other specialties via collaboration with various institutions and hospital departments such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Transplantation Medicine, Psychiatry, Cancer Care and Surgical Units. Nuclear medicine techniques employed span conventional to advanced gamma camera and PET imaging technologies.
We conducted a retrospective review of 90 yttrium radiosynovectomy carried out on 167 joints between 2000 and 2010 to assess clinical response and complication rates in patients (n = 119) who had the procedure for either rheumatoid, psoriatic, hemophilic, large joint mono-arthropathy or other miscellaneous arthropathies refractory to conventional therapy.Find out more
Monitoring lymphoma with PET
18F-FDG PET scanning is considered the standard of care for baseline staging and assessment of treatment response for higher grade lymphomas.Find out more
188Rhenium, the new workhorse of radio nuclide therapy: concepts to clinical use
Baum RP, Barber TW
(2017), Int J Nucl Med Res, Special issue, 1-2
Accuracy of dual bolus single acquisition computed tomography in the diagnosis and grading of adult traumatic splenic parenchymal and vascular injury
Marovic P, Beech PA, Koukounaras J, Kavnoudias H, Goh GS
(2017), J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol, 61(6), 725-31
Chronic ephedrine administration decreases brown adipose tissue activity in a randomised controlled human trial: implications for obesity
Carey AL, Pajtak R, Formosa MF, Van Every B, Bertovic DA, Anderson MJ, Eikelis N, Lambert GW, Kalff V, Duffy SJ, Cherk MH, Kingwell BA
(2015), Diabetologia, 58(5), 1045-54