Dr Peter Kench

PhD GradCertHlthScEd BAppSc(MRT)Hons Sydney
Senior Lecturer, Medical Radiation Sciences

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9513
Fax +61 2 9351 9146

Website MIOPeG

Biographical details

Dr Peter Kench commenced employment at The University of Sydney in 1990 as a Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine at the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences. Areas of teaching include nuclear medicine professional practice topics. Leadership roles include course director and unit of study coordinator in postgraduate courses. He is also involved the supervision of honours projects and a research higher degree students.Peter has taken a leadership role in a number of learning and teaching grants at the University which have focused on the following topics: The development of computer assisted instruction; The development of eLearning templates for the Faculty of Health Sciences; Peer assessment of individual contribution to group work; The implementation of online display and analysis software for nuclear medicine students; The development of eLearning methods for learning and assessing cross sectional anatomy applied knowledge . He has also been a recipient of the Faculty of Health Science Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research interests

Peter's current research interests include: The development of novel of multiple pinhole designs for small animal SPECT to enhance system sensitivity; Dynamic and three dimensional radiopharmaceuctical biodistribution imaging of small animal disease models; The impact of clinical hybrid SPECT/CT functional and anatomical imaging on reporter accuracy and confidence.

Peter Kench is a member of the Image optimisation and perception group MIOPeG

Teaching and supervision

Course Director, Master of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences)Unit of study coordination:

  • MRTY5024 Current Issues in Medical Radiations
  • MRTY5043 Directed Studies A
  • MRSC5009 Professional Practice Nuclear Medicine 1
  • MRSC5010 Professional Practice Nuclear Medicine 2
  • MRSC5022 Professional Practice Nuclear Medicine 3
  • MRSC5023 Professional Practice Nuclear Medicine 4

Themes

Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Selected grants

2013

  • Perpetual account for Peter Kench - An investigation of the performance of multiple pinhole SPECT in small animal imaging; Kench P; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Access to Facilities and/or Services.

2012

  • Pre-clinical and SPECT imaging; Kench P, Meikle S, Liu C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2007

  • Assessing millimetric signal variations within small organs through the use of SPECT multi-pinhole technology; Kench P; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Awards.

2006

  • The development and evaluation of a novel multi-pinhole imaging technique for small animal SPECT; Kench P, Meikle S; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Awards.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T., Kench, P., Lincoln, M. (2007). Research-led curriculum development in time and organisational management skills at the Faculty of Health Sciences. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 197-207). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Soh, B., Lee, W., McEntee, M., Kench, P., Reed, W., Heard, R., Chakraborty, D., Brennan, P. (2014). Mammography test sets: Reading location and prior images do not affect group performance. Clinical Radiology, 69, 397-402. [More Information]
  • Soh, B., Lee, W., Diffey, J., McEntee, M., Kench, P., Reed, W., Brennan, P. (2013). Breast Screen New South Wales Generally Demonstrates Good Radiologic Viewing Conditions. Journal of Digital Imaging, 26(4), 759-767. [More Information]
  • Soh, B., Lee, W., McEntee, M., Kench, P., Reed, W., Heard, R., Chakraborty, D., Brennan, P. (2013). Screening Mammography: Test Set Data Can Reasonably Describe Actual Clinical Reporting. Radiology, 268(1), 46-53. [More Information]
  • Soh, B., Lee, W., Kench, P., Reed, W., McEntee, M., Poulos, A., Brennan, P. (2012). Assessing reader performance in radiology, an imperfect science: Lessons from breast screening. Clinical Radiology, 67(7), 623-628. [More Information]
  • Powys, R., Robinson, J., Kench, P., Ryan, J., Brennan, P. (2012). Strict X-ray beam collimation for facial bones examination can increase lens exposure. British Journal of Radiology, 85(1016), e497-e505. [More Information]
  • Kench, P., Lin, J., Gregoire, M., Meikle, S. (2011). An investigation of inconsistent projections and artefacts in multi-pinhole SPECT with axially aligned pinholes. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(23), 7487-7503. [More Information]
  • Lin, J., Kench, P., Gregoire, M., Meikle, S. (2010). Projection Process Modelling for Iterative Reconstruction of Pinhole SPECT. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 57(5), 2578-2586. [More Information]
  • Kench, P., Field, N., Agudera, M., Gill, M. (2009). Peer assessment of individual contributions to a group project: Student perceptions. Radiography, 15(2), 158-165.
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Hey Cunningham, A., Lehnert, W., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2007). High-resolution imaging of the large non-human primate brain using microPET: a feasibility study. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 52(22), 6627-6638. [More Information]
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R. (2005). Small animal SPECT and its place in the matrix of molecular imaging technologies. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50(22), R45-R61. [More Information]
  • Scott, L., Kench, P. (2004). Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy In The Diabetic Patient: Does 1231-Mibg Imaging Have A Role To Play In Early Diagnosis? Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 32(2), 66-71.
  • Adamson, B., Covic, T., Kench, P., Lincoln, M. (2003). Determinants of undergraduate program choice in two health science fields: does personality influence career choice? Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 5(2), 34-47.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Lincoln, M., Kench, P. (2003). Health science students' time organization and management skills: a cross-disciplinary investigation. Medical Teacher, 25(1), 47-53. [More Information]
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Weisenberger, A., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Eberl, S., Fulton, R., Rosenfeld, A., Fulham, M. (2002). A prototype coded aperture detector for small animal SPECT. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 49(5), 2167-2171.

Conferences

  • Soh, B., Lee, W., Kench, P., Reed, W., McEntee, M., Brennan, P. (2013). Test set readings predict clinical performance to a limited extent: Preliminary findings. Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, United States: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [More Information]
  • Morrison, A., Brennan, P., Reed, W., Pietrzyk, M., Schembri, G., Bailey, E., Roach, P., Evanoff, M., Kench, P. (2011). Impact of hybrid SPECT/CT imaging on the detection of single parathyroid adenoma. Medical Imaging 2011: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, Washington USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.
  • Bourne, R., Kench, P. (2010). A Database Approach to Feedback Driven Teaching Quality Improvement. The Australian Quality Forum: Higher Education AuQF 2010 - "Quality in Uncertain Times", Australia: Australian Universities Quality Agency.
  • Bourne, R., Kench, P. (2010). A database approach to feedback-driven teaching quality improvement. 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference: HERDSA 2010 Reshaping Higher Education, Milperra: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Kench, P., Lin, J. (2010). Design and Validation of a Baffle for Multiple Pinhole Small Animal SPECT. 2010 World Molecular Imaging Congress.
  • Kench, P., Lin, J., Gregoire, M., Meikle, S. (2010). Design and Validation of a Baffle for Multiple Pinhole Small Animal SPECT. 2010 World Molecular Imaging Congress.
  • Lin, J., Meikle, S., Kench, P., Gregoire, M. (2008). Investigation of Errors in Modelling the Projection Process in Iterative Pinhole SPECT. 2008 World Molecular Imaging Congress, Europe: World Molecular Imaging Congress.
  • Lin, J., Meikle, S., Kench, P., Gregoire, M. (2008). Modelling the Projection Process in Pinhole SPECT Iterative Reconstruction. Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress, Adelaide, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Kench, P., Gregoire, M. (2008). The use of multiple pinhole SPECT to measure the heterogeneity of small animal tumour models. 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine 2008, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.
  • Kench, P., Gregoire, M., Quinlivan, M., Lin, J., Mattner, F., Katsifis, A., Meikle, S. (2008). The use of multiple pinhole SPECT to measure the heterogeneity of small tumour models. 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine 2008, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Kench, P., Lehnert, W., Meikle, S. (2006). Maximizing the Useful Field of View of the microPET: Feasibility of Imaging Large Animals. 2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A., Majewski, S., Lerch, M., Rosenfeld, A. (2004). Performance evaluation of a multipinhole small animal SPECT system. 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Online: IEEE Xplore.
  • Kench, P., Meikle, S., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A., Majewski, S., Davison, A., Rosenfeld, A., Lerch, M. (2003). A multi-pinhole SPECT scanner for small animal molecular imaging: inital performance evaluation. Molecular Imaging and Biology, : Academic Press.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A., Majewski, S., Lerch, M., Rosenfield, A. (2003). Performance evaluation of a multipinhole small animal SPECT system. 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Meikle, S., Wojcik, R., Weisenberger, A., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Kench, P., Eberl, S., Fulton, R., Lerch, M., Rosenfeld, A. (2002). CoALA-SPECT: A Coded Aperture Laboratory Animal SPECT System for Pre Clinical Imaging. 2002 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Kench, P., Meikle, S., Eberl, S., Fulton, R., Fulham, M., Weisenberger, A., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Rosenfeld, A. (2001). Development of a Coded aperture Detector for High Sensitivity, High Resolution SPECT Imaging of Laboratory Animals. Hires 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Weisenberger, A., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Majewski, S., et, A. (2001). Development of a coded aperture detector for high sensitivty, sigh resolution SPECT imaging of laboratory animals. High Resolution Imaging in Small Animals: Instrumentation, Applications and Animal Handling. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gelonesi, B., Jolly, N., Lee, G., Kench, P. (2001). Traditional And Flexible Learning Styles: Partners or Enemies. 24th International HERDSA Conference 8-11 July 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.

2014

  • Soh, B., Lee, W., McEntee, M., Kench, P., Reed, W., Heard, R., Chakraborty, D., Brennan, P. (2014). Mammography test sets: Reading location and prior images do not affect group performance. Clinical Radiology, 69, 397-402. [More Information]

2013

  • Soh, B., Lee, W., Diffey, J., McEntee, M., Kench, P., Reed, W., Brennan, P. (2013). Breast Screen New South Wales Generally Demonstrates Good Radiologic Viewing Conditions. Journal of Digital Imaging, 26(4), 759-767. [More Information]
  • Soh, B., Lee, W., McEntee, M., Kench, P., Reed, W., Heard, R., Chakraborty, D., Brennan, P. (2013). Screening Mammography: Test Set Data Can Reasonably Describe Actual Clinical Reporting. Radiology, 268(1), 46-53. [More Information]
  • Soh, B., Lee, W., Kench, P., Reed, W., McEntee, M., Brennan, P. (2013). Test set readings predict clinical performance to a limited extent: Preliminary findings. Medical Imaging 2013: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, United States: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [More Information]

2012

  • Soh, B., Lee, W., Kench, P., Reed, W., McEntee, M., Poulos, A., Brennan, P. (2012). Assessing reader performance in radiology, an imperfect science: Lessons from breast screening. Clinical Radiology, 67(7), 623-628. [More Information]
  • Powys, R., Robinson, J., Kench, P., Ryan, J., Brennan, P. (2012). Strict X-ray beam collimation for facial bones examination can increase lens exposure. British Journal of Radiology, 85(1016), e497-e505. [More Information]

2011

  • Kench, P., Lin, J., Gregoire, M., Meikle, S. (2011). An investigation of inconsistent projections and artefacts in multi-pinhole SPECT with axially aligned pinholes. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(23), 7487-7503. [More Information]
  • Morrison, A., Brennan, P., Reed, W., Pietrzyk, M., Schembri, G., Bailey, E., Roach, P., Evanoff, M., Kench, P. (2011). Impact of hybrid SPECT/CT imaging on the detection of single parathyroid adenoma. Medical Imaging 2011: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, Bellingham, Washington USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.

2010

  • Bourne, R., Kench, P. (2010). A Database Approach to Feedback Driven Teaching Quality Improvement. The Australian Quality Forum: Higher Education AuQF 2010 - "Quality in Uncertain Times", Australia: Australian Universities Quality Agency.
  • Bourne, R., Kench, P. (2010). A database approach to feedback-driven teaching quality improvement. 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference: HERDSA 2010 Reshaping Higher Education, Milperra: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Kench, P., Lin, J. (2010). Design and Validation of a Baffle for Multiple Pinhole Small Animal SPECT. 2010 World Molecular Imaging Congress.
  • Kench, P., Lin, J., Gregoire, M., Meikle, S. (2010). Design and Validation of a Baffle for Multiple Pinhole Small Animal SPECT. 2010 World Molecular Imaging Congress.
  • Lin, J., Kench, P., Gregoire, M., Meikle, S. (2010). Projection Process Modelling for Iterative Reconstruction of Pinhole SPECT. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 57(5), 2578-2586. [More Information]

2009

  • Kench, P., Field, N., Agudera, M., Gill, M. (2009). Peer assessment of individual contributions to a group project: Student perceptions. Radiography, 15(2), 158-165.

2008

  • Lin, J., Meikle, S., Kench, P., Gregoire, M. (2008). Investigation of Errors in Modelling the Projection Process in Iterative Pinhole SPECT. 2008 World Molecular Imaging Congress, Europe: World Molecular Imaging Congress.
  • Lin, J., Meikle, S., Kench, P., Gregoire, M. (2008). Modelling the Projection Process in Pinhole SPECT Iterative Reconstruction. Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress, Adelaide, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Kench, P., Gregoire, M. (2008). The use of multiple pinhole SPECT to measure the heterogeneity of small animal tumour models. 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine 2008, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.
  • Kench, P., Gregoire, M., Quinlivan, M., Lin, J., Mattner, F., Katsifis, A., Meikle, S. (2008). The use of multiple pinhole SPECT to measure the heterogeneity of small tumour models. 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine 2008, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.

2007

  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Hey Cunningham, A., Lehnert, W., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2007). High-resolution imaging of the large non-human primate brain using microPET: a feasibility study. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 52(22), 6627-6638. [More Information]
  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T., Kench, P., Lincoln, M. (2007). Research-led curriculum development in time and organisational management skills at the Faculty of Health Sciences. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 197-207). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2006

  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Kench, P., Lehnert, W., Meikle, S. (2006). Maximizing the Useful Field of View of the microPET: Feasibility of Imaging Large Animals. 2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2005

  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R. (2005). Small animal SPECT and its place in the matrix of molecular imaging technologies. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50(22), R45-R61. [More Information]

2004

  • Scott, L., Kench, P. (2004). Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy In The Diabetic Patient: Does 1231-Mibg Imaging Have A Role To Play In Early Diagnosis? Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 32(2), 66-71.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A., Majewski, S., Lerch, M., Rosenfeld, A. (2004). Performance evaluation of a multipinhole small animal SPECT system. 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Online: IEEE Xplore.

2003

  • Kench, P., Meikle, S., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A., Majewski, S., Davison, A., Rosenfeld, A., Lerch, M. (2003). A multi-pinhole SPECT scanner for small animal molecular imaging: inital performance evaluation. Molecular Imaging and Biology, : Academic Press.
  • Adamson, B., Covic, T., Kench, P., Lincoln, M. (2003). Determinants of undergraduate program choice in two health science fields: does personality influence career choice? Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 5(2), 34-47.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Lincoln, M., Kench, P. (2003). Health science students' time organization and management skills: a cross-disciplinary investigation. Medical Teacher, 25(1), 47-53. [More Information]
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A., Majewski, S., Lerch, M., Rosenfield, A. (2003). Performance evaluation of a multipinhole small animal SPECT system. 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2002

  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Weisenberger, A., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Eberl, S., Fulton, R., Rosenfeld, A., Fulham, M. (2002). A prototype coded aperture detector for small animal SPECT. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 49(5), 2167-2171.
  • Meikle, S., Wojcik, R., Weisenberger, A., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Kench, P., Eberl, S., Fulton, R., Lerch, M., Rosenfeld, A. (2002). CoALA-SPECT: A Coded Aperture Laboratory Animal SPECT System for Pre Clinical Imaging. 2002 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2001

  • Kench, P., Meikle, S., Eberl, S., Fulton, R., Fulham, M., Weisenberger, A., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Rosenfeld, A. (2001). Development of a Coded aperture Detector for High Sensitivity, High Resolution SPECT Imaging of Laboratory Animals. Hires 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Weisenberger, A., Wojcik, R., Smith, M., Majewski, S., et, A. (2001). Development of a coded aperture detector for high sensitivty, sigh resolution SPECT imaging of laboratory animals. High Resolution Imaging in Small Animals: Instrumentation, Applications and Animal Handling. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gelonesi, B., Jolly, N., Lee, G., Kench, P. (2001). Traditional And Flexible Learning Styles: Partners or Enemies. 24th International HERDSA Conference 8-11 July 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.

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