• Fun Facts

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    Australians are exposed to 2 millisieverts of 'background' radiation per year
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    A CT of the chest can be roughly equivalent to having 100 single chest X-rays
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    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.

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  • Seeded particle experiment at SPring-8
  • Experiment setup on a SPring-8 beamline
  • SPring-8 hardware

Synchrotron involvement

Synchrotron light was utilised for significant LDI research projects including lung imaging and vascular PIV, as well as the development of synchrotron imaging and data processing techniques. The Japanese synchrotron, SPring-8, provided a multi-billion dollar state-of-the-art research facility for intense experiment beam-time.

Detailed synopses of our synchrotron research projects are listed on the Research page.

LDI's SPring-8 involvement

SPring-8 Longterm Beamtime Allocations:


  • Years Active:

    3 year term; 2012 — 2015

    Team Leader:

    R. A. Lewis

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    108

    Collaborators:

    N. Yagi, K. Uesugi.
  • Years Active:

    3 year term; 2009 — 2011

    Team Leader:

    R. A. Lewis

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    108

    Collaborators:

    R.A. Lewis, S.B. Hooper, M.J. Wallace, M.J. Kitchen, Andreas, N. Yagi, K. Uesugi.
  • Years Active:

    3 year term; 2006 — 2008

    Team Leader:

    R. A. Lewis

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    108

    Collaborators:

    R.A. Lewis, S.B. Hooper, M.J. Wallace, M.J. Kitchen, Andreas, N. Yagi, K. Uesugi.

SPring-8 Beamtime Allocations :


  • Round Number:

    2012B

    Date:

    October 2012

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    9

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Jordan, Richard
  • Round Number:

    2012A

    Date:

    June 2012

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    6

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Richard, Jordan
  • Round Number:

    2011B

    Date:

    December 2012

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    Collaborators as Team Leader holding shifts

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Charlene
  • Round Number:

    2011B

    Date:

    November 2012

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    9

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Aidan, Sajith, Charlene
  • Round Number:

    2011A

    Date:

    May 2011

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    Collaborators as Team Leader holding shifts

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Jordan, Richard, Sajith, Adam
  • Round Number:

    2010B

    Date:

    November 2010

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    9

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Aidan, Jordan, Richard, Adam
  • Round Number:

    2010A

    Date:

    June 2010

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    12

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Aidan, Jordan
  • Round Number:

    2009B

    Date:

    January 2010

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    12

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Aidan, Simon
  • Round Number:

    2009B

    Date:

    November 2009

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    Collaborators as Team Leader holding shifts

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Jordan, Jayne
  • Round Number:

    2009A

    Date:

    May 2009

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    12

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, Steve, Aidan, Simon
  • Round Number:

    2006 — 2008

    Date:

    Various

    Number of 8 hours shifts:

    Various

    LDI Team:

    Andreas, and various students