News

Professor Patrick Brennan recognised for contribution to medical radiation sciences


3 April 2017

Professor Patrick Brennan has been awarded the first ever Honorary Fellowship from the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) for his services to medical imaging research and education.

The fellowship recognises Professor Brennan's contribution to the medical radiation sciences profession. Professor Brennan is a global leader of medical imaging optimisation and perception and Co-Director of the international BREAST (breast cancer imaging) platform and holds the Chair of Diagnostic Imaging.

He is the world's highest ranked researcher in Medical Radiation Sciences. His work has changed clinical practice, impacted upon national guidelines and informed international reports.

Since 2012 he has won nine international imaging-based research awards and is currently research supervisor of the year across all health disciplines at the University of Sydney. In the last two years, he has established research MoUs (memorandum of understandings) with 15 leading international institutions including Harvard Medical School. Overall, he has over 200 publications including a text book, has generated over $13m in grant support and has supervised successfully more than 100 research students.

Professor Brennan's publications involve exploring novel technologies and techniques that enhance the detection of clinical indicators of disease, whilst minimising risk to the patient. His research has involved most major imaging modalities however his current focus is on human and technological advances that improve breast and chest imaging.

"This award is immensely important to me, particularly since ASMIRT's aims are to promote, encourage, cultivate and maintain the highest principles of practice and proficiency in respect of medical radiation science. It means that my medical imaging peers are acknowledging that my academic activities are of importance and relevance to the people of Australia, who undergo medical imaging procedures," said Professor Brennan.

The Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy is the peak body representing medical radiation practitioners in Australia. They aim to promote, encourage, cultivate and maintain the highest principles of practice and proficiency in respect of Medical Radiation Science.