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the dose of the CTs
Head of CT and Thoracic Imaging Clinical Associate Professor Ken Lau and Dr Yin Goh, 5th year Radiology Registrar at Monash Health won awards for their cutting-edge research presentations at the meeting in Adelaide.
Associate Professor Lau’s poster, 'Imaging techniques in improving image quality of CT angiography: what are the latest?’ received the Wiley-Blackwell best exhibit award.
|Clinical Assoc Prof Lau|
“CT technology is rapidly advancing, with a wide spectrum of CT imaging techniques that improve image quality and reduce radiation dose.”
Associate Professor Lau said new CT imaging techniques keep evolving and radiologists are no longer just imaging diagnosticians, but front-line technological experts who are guiding the development and applications of new imaging techniques in appropriate clinical settings.
|Dr Yin Goh|
Awarded for the most outstanding trainee presentation, Dr Goh received a trophy and $5000 to present her paper at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago next year.
“My project strives to improve the image quality of CT scans, such that we can make more accurate diagnoses,” said Dr Goh.
“We found that using a fine focal spot improves the image quality of abdominal CT scans without needing to expose the patient to any extra radiation and as radiologists, we are thrilled to have developed this new imaging technique to further improve patient care.”
“These are outstanding achievements from Associate Professor Lau and Dr Goh and further substantiate Monash University’s and Monash Health’s reputation as Australia's notable clinical imaging research centre,” said Director of Monash Imaging and Head of the Department of Imaging at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) Professor Stephen Stuckey.
“For Associate Professor Lau they add to an already impressive array of acknowledgements of the high standard of his research to date and for Dr Goh this award is an excellent beginning to her research career.”
“Monash Imaging and the Monash University Department of Imaging are very proud of these achievements,” added Professor Stuckey.
Associate Professor Lau said he was honoured and humbled to receive his award at the Annual Scientific Meeting among so many exceptional posters and presentations.
“This award motivates me to continue exploring the use of advanced CT technology,” said Associate Professor Lau. “Our research is transforming modern radiology and leading to better patient care.”
Associate Professor Lau thanked Professor Stuckey for enabling and supporting a culture of research in the Department.
Dr Goh said she is extremely grateful for Associate Professor Lau’s continuous guidance, advice and mentoring.