We are delighted to announce that staff and associates from the Directorate of Diagnostic Radiography have had 6 more research papers accepted for publication. They may appear an eclectic mix but represent two of the three key themes, around which, the Diagnostic Imaging Research Programme is focused: x-ray dose optimisation and breast cancer mammographic imaging. You can read more about the DIRP here.
The DIRP is lead by Professor Peter Hogg and you can watch what he has to say about developing a strategy to support a developing set of radiography researchers in one of our earlier blogs.
Some of our recent publications listed below are available to download now and others are just in the process of publication. Here they are:
Tootell A, Szczepura K. and Hogg P. (2017) Analysis of effective and organ dose estimation in CT when using mA modulation: A single scanner pilot study. Radiography 23 (2) p159-166. The abstract is available here
Thompson J.D., Wareing A., Szczepura K.R., Vinjamuri S., Hogg P. (2017) A JAFROC study of nodule detection performance in CT images of a thorax acquired during PET/CT. Radiography in Press. The abstract is available here
Robinson J.B., Ali R., Tootell A.K., and Hogg P. (2017) Does collimation affect patient dose in antero-posterior thoraco-lumbar spine? Radiography in Press. The abstract is available here.
Tugwell J., England A., Hogg P. (2017) Antero-posterior (AP) pelvis x-ray imaging on a trolley: impact of trolley design, mattress design and radiographer practice on image quality and radiation dose. Radiography in Press. Abstract not yet available.
Scragg B., Shaikh S., Robinson L., Mercer C. (2017) Mixed messages: an evaluation of NHS Trust Social Media Policies in the North West of England Radiography in Press. The abstract is here
Scragg B., Shaikh S., Shires G., Stein Hodgins J., Mercer C., Robinson L., Wray J. (2017) An exploration of mammographers’ attitudes towards the use of Social Media for providing breast screening information to clients Radiography in Press. Abstract is available here
Interested in undertaking research at Salford? We have a number of opportunities including a traditional full time or part time PhD pathway, or maybe you’d prefer a part time Prof Doc programme designed for practitioners, with a taught element to help develop your understanding of research methods. There’s even the option to get recognition for the work you’ve already done through the PhD by Published Works route. We also have a range of Masters level options. If you’re interested in finding out more contact Dr Leslie Robinson, Director of Post Graduate Studies.