• Fun Facts

    Australians are exposed to 2 millisieverts of 'background' radiation per year
    A CT of the chest can be roughly equivalent to having 100 single chest X-rays
    15x Melbourne → Singapore → London flights exposes you to 1 millisievert
  • Diagnostic X-rays

    A diagnostic X-ray is the oldest and most common medical radiology procedure. Radiologists use X-rays to help diagnose disease or injury inside your body. A machine directs a small, carefully calculated amount of radiation toward a specific part of the body to produce an image on a film on the other side of the body. Radiologists study the X-ray images to detect and diagnose disease or injury.

  • CT dosage

    Computed Tomography (CT) is currently one of the major contributors to the collective population radiation dose due to the increasing popularity of CT examinations as a non-invasive diagnostic tool. The evolution of CT scanner technology has turned their use from specialized into routine examination. More due diligence is required due to the high radiation dose of CT.

  • Where to from here?

    It is of the utmost importance that both clinical justification as well as technical optimization are implemented to maintain a high benefit to risk ratio. Solid interdisciplinary partnerships and research endeavours between clinical specialists and technology engineers will help to fast track developments in this area.


2014 news

The Science Show radio interview with Robyn Williams

Andreas speaks with Robyn Williams on his Radio National The Science Show segment, discussing details of our X-ray lung imaging system — how it works, how innovative it is, how we hope it will positively impact the health sector, advantages over existing devices, and challenges we face in sucessfully commercialising our technology.

Listen to Andreas's interview, New imaging technology captures movement in the lung.

Steve awarded 2nd PhD thesis honour

Congratulations Steve for being the honoured recipient of the yearly Bill Melbourne Award for Best PhD Thesis in the Monash University Department of Mechanical Engineering (2013).

LDI welcomes postgraduate student

LDI warmly welcomes Melissa Fitzgerald Preissner, who commences her Masters by research studies with LDI. Working with our extensive local, interstate and international collaborator network, Melissa will be utilising LDI's Dynamic X-ray Imaging Facility to perform functional analysis of lung diseases such as Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS).

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #1 for 2014

Andreas heads to the Japanese synchrotron once again, with Professor Stuart Hooper and his research team from MiMR to perform lung disease experiments at SPring-8's Biomedical Imaging Center beamline.

LDI attends American Thoracic Society 2014

Andreas and Jordan proudly return home from a whirlwind trip to San Diego to present LDI's most recent research discoveries at the prestiguous 2014 American Thoracic Society Conference (16–21 May 2014). Posters on the topics of (1) A low dose, high spatio-temporal resolution system for real-time four-dimensional lung function imaging, (2) Local lung function and airway size response during methacholine challenge and salbutamol treatment measured using high-resolution dynamic CT and functional lung imaging, (3) Regional image based pulmonary function testing detects CF lung disease earlier than conventional PFT and (4) Heart-Lung Interactions: A Vital Source Of Gas Mixing Within The Lungs, were presented in the sessions; (1) Imaging and the Lung: A Rapidly Evolving Field, (2) Lung Imaging: State of Play on Structure and Function, (3) Update in Adult Cystic Fibrosis, and (4) Gas Exchange in Steady State, Altitudem and Exercise. The research generated a lot of positive interest and discussion from international participants and attendees.

Semester One begins

Semester One has commenced for 2014, and LDI are glad to announce it is once again running fourth year engineering elective, ENG4700 Biomedical Imaging & Sensing.

Andreas heads to London

Andreas heads to London to tee up research collaboration opportunities for LDI, visiting the House of Lords, Academy of Science, University College London, Cambridge, Cancer Research UK, and various hospitals.

LDI welcomes 2014

Monash University reopens after the Christmas and New Year close down period. LDI welcomes the new year and wishes everyone research success in the year to come.