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Radiology Research

Welcome to the Research Hub for Radiology

We are in the process of expanding our research profile following years of experience in postgraduate research in the School of Medical Ultrasound. We aim to align our research activity to the key priorities for Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy nationally:

  • Delivering technical innovation through enhancing image quality and dose optimisation in digital radiography using dose reference levels and artificial intelligence
  • Enhancing patient and public experience through a better understanding of patients’ perceptions and priorities for the clinical service provided by radiographers within clinical imaging and radiotherapy, with a particular focus on outcomes and survivorship

And in education and training, the emphasis is twofold:

  • By evolving our approaches to curriculum design supported by simulation-based education and assessment (SBEA) we can meet the challenges of new technologies and techniques by promoting a research culture and infrastructure from undergraduate level to Consultant level practice.

Risk of stochastic effects and radiation doses optimisation

Chanchal Kaushik

Contribution of radiation doses from medical X-ray examination to collective dose is significant. The aim of the study was to assess radiation doses in common digital radiographic examinations and estimate effective doses. Entrance surface air kerma (ESAK) was calculated in chest PA, cervical AP/Lat, abdomen AP, lumbar AP/Lat and pelvis AP. The results reinforce the need for radiation protection optimization, improving examination techniques and appropriate use of automatic exposure control in digital radiography.

Risk of stochastic effects and radiation doses optimisation

Chanchal Kaushik

Contribution of radiation doses from medical X-ray examination to collective dose is significant. The aim of the study was to assess radiation doses in common digital radiographic examinations and estimate effective doses. Entrance surface air kerma (ESAK) was calculated in chest PA, cervical AP/Lat, abdomen AP, lumbar AP/Lat and pelvis AP. The results reinforce the need for radiation protection optimization, improving examination techniques and appropriate use of automatic exposure control in digital radiography.

Becoming Virtually Real

Andrew Wiliams & Shelley Blane

Read an educational note from Andrew Williams and Shelley Blane outlining early experiences of using VERT for assessment at AECC University College. “Becoming virtually real: using the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT™) platform for the summative assessment of performance in a palliative radiotherapy treatment technique” was published in the Journal of radiotherapy in Practice on Thursday 3rd March 2022.

Evaluation of a studio approach to learning to lead in clinical practice

Andrew Williams & Farrah Elsaghir

This 3-year longitudinal study will determine how different learning and teaching approaches may contribute to the understanding and application of the NHS Clinical Leadership Framework within an undergraduate, pre-registration education programme in Radiography.

Currently midway through its second year, the project has been designed to evaluate the impact of a scenario-based peer to peer learning model (known as a studio approach) with the aim of informing the development of flexible physical and digital learning resources.

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“I haven’t had any pain since my ultrasound guided injection – it’s wonderful” Says Gila Rose, whom recently visited Clinical and Rehabilitation Services at AECC University College for a steroid injection, using ultrasound for precision and targeted treatment.

MSc Podiatry (pre-registration) Students at TCS London Marathon 2024

Each year, some 60 Podiatrists, both qualified and pre-registration students from all over the UK, descend on the capital to volunteer for the TCS London Marathon. This year, our first cohort of AECC University College MSc Podiatry (pre-registration) students, along with Associate Professor in Podiatry and Course Leader, Simon Otter, joined peers from the Universities of Brighton, Northampton, and East London. The co-location developed a true multidisciplinary ethos and close working relationships with physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, physicians, and the voluntary sector (via St John Ambulance) as part of the wider finish-line medical team.

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