Diagnostic Radiography students achieve a first in any Medical Radiation Science course in Australia

26 August 2010

Three honours students from the Faculty of Health Sciences' diagnostic radiography programs have had their honours theses accepted for presentation at the 96th Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago in December this year.

Ms Rachel Thomas (UG Singaporean Scholar)

Optimising exposure indices based on adherence to manufacturer or hospital recommendations can mask procedural and patient-based statistical variations

Mr Mohammad Rawashdeh (GEM Year 2)

Measurement of breast lesion display luminance and overall image display luminance relative to optimum luminance for contrast perception

Mr Akshay Kohli (GEM Year 2)

Jacknife free-response receiver operating characteristic (JAFROC) figures of merit (FOM) help identify key radiologist characteristics linked to diagnostic efficacy in chest radiology

The RSNA is the largest and most preeminent imaging conference in the world. In 2010 there is expected to be 60,000 medical and scientific professionals attending, 4,200 paper presentations, posters and education exhibits, over 700 technical exhibits and 300 refresher courses.

Congratulations to these students for being accepted to present at this prestigious conference.

Applications for new students interested in studying the Master of Diagnostic Radiography program open on September 6, 2010. Students of this course learn from, and in some instances even contribute to the cutting edge research happening in this field at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences.