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X-ray detector physics and scanner design

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 24 January 2020
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
Qualification
PhD
Department
Radiology (UOC)
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja

Overview

This is one of many postgraduate research opportunities offered by the Department of Radiology.

The department has a range of radiology projects from basic imaging science to clinical studies. The department also hosts the bioengineering lab with projects in mechatronics, radiological software systems, and x-ray detector systems.

A major theme in the department is the development of 3D spectral x-ray imaging. As part of the project we are studying the underlying imaging technology such as energy selective photon processing detectors, construction of scanners, image recovery and computed tomography routines, image enhancement and material decomposition. The department uses small-bore scanners for this research and is in the development phase of building a human capable scanner for clinical trials.

Clinically focused spectral x-ray projects include research into cardiovascular disease, cancer, bone health and nano-particle drug delivery.

Contact

Professor Anthony Butler
Email   anthony@butler.co.nz