Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

19982019
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Biography

Professor Rob Davidson, PhD, MApSc(MI), BBus, FASMIRT, is the Head, School of Clinical Sciences and also the inaugural Professor in Medical Imaging at the University of Canberra, Australia. He has previously held roles as a Professor at Charles Sturt University and as an Associate Professor at RMIT University and at Curtin University.  Rob has over 60 peer review publications / referred proceedings; has an adjunct professorial appointment at RMIT University and has been a visiting Professor in Fiji, Kuwait, Taiwan and Canada. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Radiation Science and is a past Editor-in-Chief of The Radiographer.

Rob began his radiography career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, in 1975 and later moved to Flinders Medical Centre where he developed his interest in research, in this case CT pelvimetry. In 1986 Rob took on roles in business / marketing completing his Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at the University of South Australia. In 1995 Rob joined Charles Sturt University and completed a Masters degree in Medical Imaging. In 2006 Rob was awarded his PhD from The University in Sydney which focused on digital image processes in medical imaging and developing a novel method for dynamic range control in computed radiographic images.

Some of Rob’s major achievements are:

  • the inaugural Professor in Medical Imaging at the University of Canberra and at Charles Sturt University;
  • 2016 ASRT Jean I. Widger Radiologic Technology Distinguished Author Award for the best research paper in Radiologic Technology in 2015;
  • recognised as in the top 15 medical radiation science researchers in the world in 2014;
  • gaining his Fellowship in 2008 from the Australian Institute of Radiography (now the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy);
  • being awarded the 2001 UniServe Science National Science Teaching Award for the best university science lecturer in Australia.

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X-Rays Medicine & Life Sciences
Radiography Medicine & Life Sciences
Radiation Medicine & Life Sciences
Radiographic Image Enhancement Medicine & Life Sciences
Tomography Medicine & Life Sciences
Nanoparticles Medicine & Life Sciences
Gold Medicine & Life Sciences
Radiotherapy Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2016 2019

Scatter radiation reducation: A novel hardware and software solution

DAVIDSON, R. & ZHOU, A.

16/05/1720/09/19

Project: OtherIndividual grant

Research Output 1998 2019

Validity of Using Accreditation Phantom in Quality Control of Digital Tomosynthesis

Al Khalifah, K., Brindabhan, A., Mathew, M. & Davidson, R., 2019, In : Journal of Allied Health. 48, 1, p. 15-19 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accreditation
Mammography
Quality Control
Imaging Phantoms
Breast

Occupational radiation exposure to nursing staff during cardiovascular fluoroscopic procedures: A review of the literature

Wilson-Stewart, K., Shanahan, M., Fontanarosa, D. & Davidson, R., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 19, 6, p. 282-297 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Nursing
Nursing Staff
radiation dosage
Occupational Exposure
Radiation
X-Rays
Radiation
Monte Carlo Method
Photons

Enhancement of radiation effects by gold nanoparticles for superficial radiation therapy

Rahman, W. N., Bishara, N., Ackerly, T., He, C. F., Jackson, P., Wong, C., Davidson, R. & Geso, M., 1 Jan 2017, Nanomedicine in Cancer. Pan Stanford Publishing, p. 737-752 16 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Radiation effects
Radiation Effects
Endothelial cells
Radiotherapy
Gold
1 Citation (Scopus)

A new image quality measure in CT: Feasibility of a contrast-detail measurement method

DAVIDSON, R., Alsleem, H., Floor, M. & van der Burght, R., 2016, In : Radiography. 22, 4, p. 274-281 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tomography
Software
Photons
Radiography