PhD program for radiographers at TRI 

To build upon the ongoing work in advanced imaging technologies, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have awarded PhD scholarships to four radiographers to support their world-leading research.

The research is being undertaken at the TRI Innovation and Translation Centre at the Princess Alexandra Hosptial in collaboration with global medical devices developer and manufacturer, Siemens Healthineers. The scholarships aim to help address the international shortage of research-ready imaging technologists.
The PhD program is directed by TRI CEO and Director of Research, Professor Carolyn Mountford, who led the team that developed a two-dimensional magnetic resonance spectroscopy method to detect biochemical changes associated with a range of diseases, disorders and cancer. 
The translation and evaluation of this technology is being undertaken in collaboration with clinicians at Queensland Health Metro South.

Industry interface with Siemens Healthineers

An integral part of this post-graduate training program is the interface with global medical devices developer and manufacturer Siemens Healthineers. Siemens collaboration scientist, Dr Thomas Gaass, is available for collaboration, enabling the students the opportunity to develop their skills on the platfrom. 

The overall goal is to develop the product for implementation in multi-centre tirals. The students have had the opportunity to collaborate with various experts in their field.  Natali Naude is working with surgeons, radiologists and Siemens with the aim of setting up various sites for a future mulit-site trials in the breast program. Nathan Tosh interfaces with the local psychiatrists, paediatricians and the Australian and United States Departments of Defense; Julia Watson collaborates with various pain clinics, physiotherapists and emergency departments. Xin Dong interfaces with the cardiology, endocrinology, haematology, and radiation oncology departments at the PA Hospital.

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Picture: From left to right - Xin Dong, Natali Naude, Nathan Tosh and Julia Watson at the Siemens 3Tesla Prisma MRI at the PA Hospital.