Radiography News

Well it’s been a while since our last post as all is very busy over the January assessment period at university. However, we haven’t let the grass grow, so to speak. Here’s a flavour of our successes since the last blog… PhD successes We are pleased to announce that Raed Ali and Sam Bird have…

New free access ebook about image quality optimisation for medical imaging

  The OPTIMAX 2016 medical imaging research summer school was held at the University of Salford. This is the fourth rendition of the summer school, with others having been organized at the University of Salford (2013), ESTeSL, Lisbon (2014) and Hanze UAS, Groningen (2015). Each year we distribute the research outcomes either as journal papers…

Optimax 2016 research training

By Rob Hogg-Thompson, University College London Being the son of one of the founding members of the OPTIMAX summer school, I’ve been to every edition since its birth in 2012. Until this year, I’d never been with the intention of taking part. Rather I went because my dad would have an apartment in a desirable…

Preparing our bright new students for a career in radiography

Welcome to the 2016 cohort! Thanks to our wonderful admissions team (Rob Higgins and Emma Dodd) the BSc (hons) Diagnostic Programme at Salford can’t be accused of failing to attract students. Maybe it’s our fantastic facilities or our World Class Research or maybe word has got out that our NSS scores have just gone through…

PhD success

An investigation into interface pressure (IP) risk of healthy volunteers on modern medical imaging and radiotherapy tables It is with great delight that we can report Seth Kwadjo Anmorterh (Seth) has recently been successful in his PhD viva. Subject to a few corrections, Seth smashed it! His work, all about pressure mapping x-ray and CT…

Advanced Practice: what’s that?

New post-graduate students Next week we will be welcoming more than 100 new students to the post-graduate Advanced Medical Imaging programme at Salford. This innovative programme allows practitioners to develop new skills and extend their practice in a wide range of radiological and radiographic procedures. Wide range of options Study options include: reporting (MSK, mammography,…

Inspiring learning by linking research with teaching

By Rob Higgins, Lecturer at the University of Salford. I have been involved with the development and running of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) at the University of Salford for the past 4 years.  RiTe is a unique learning activity that combines research and teaching to facilitate the understanding of key concepts of radiographic theory…