Case study

23Nov 2017
Ones and zeros repeat in a circle.

Pathology notification for a Cancer Registry is regarded as the most valid information for the confirmation of a diagnosis of cancer. The development of a clinical decision support system to unlock information from medical free-text can significantly reduce costs arising from manual processes and enable improved decision support, enhancing efficiency and timeliness of cancer information […]

23Nov 2017
A flowchart shows the progression from data acquisition to cartilage biochemical properties

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that is characterized by breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. Traumatic injuries, such as a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) increases the risk of developing OA and provide a targeted way to investigate early pathophysiological changes in cartilage and intervene in a disease process. Our current […]

23Nov 2017
Various brain scans of a preterm infant

Diffusion MRI for modelling the normal neurodevelopment of the infant brain             Together with our collaborators at UQ Centre for Advanced Imaging, we are investigating the relationship between early MRI and clinical assessments, and clinical outcomes. Infants recruited in this study are born at less than 31 completed weeks of gestation. […]

23Nov 2017
Sun rises over a misty field with trees

Developing imaging technology that identifies patient function and can guide intervention strategies                   This activity, in collaboration between CSIRO, the Queensland Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation and Research Centre and the Stella Maris Institute, is investigating imaging technologies for the early detection of brain injury associated with CP, the […]

23Nov 2017

CONSULT is a 3D experience that allows neurosurgeons to see the invisible, making brain surgery safer and more effective than ever before       Brain Surgery Remains A High-Risk Procedure Brain surgery is dangerous. The brain contains about a trillion axons – microscopic ‘wires’ that carry information. Surgeons need to cut through a subset […]

22Nov 2017
A computer-generated image of a bronchoscope travelling in a lung

Objective We are developing an innovative bronchoscopy simulator in collaboration with the RBWH thoracic department. The aim is to increase the skill level of trainee doctors and surgeons who undertake thoracic procedures with a bronchoscope. New imaging techniques Recent developments in novel imaging techniques applied in bronchoscopy are being pioneered by surgeons in the Royal […]

22Nov 2017

The challenge: Alzheimer’s disease is a major national issue The increasing health costs and lost productivity from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), exacerbated by the ageing population, is a major National problem estimated to be $5.6b in 2002, including $3.2b in direct health costs (Access Economics 2005). The population >65 is expected to […]