Aidan completed his training as a radiation therapist in 2006 at the University of Otago. Since then, he has worked in a range of clinical roles both in New Zealand and in Europe. Aidan also gained experience in preclinical research during a post-graduate placement at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.
Research interests and activities
Aidan's research interests are primarily focused on the implementation of novel technologies within the evolving radiation therapy environment. This includes image-guidance, motion management and stereotactic treatment workflows.
Aidan also has an interest in the use of technology to enhance student, practitioner, and patient education. This includes the use of virtual clinical environments as well as systems that enable remote collaboration and engagament.
In addition, Aidan has invovlement in projects relating to radiation therapy toxicity management and the role of patient-reported outcomes.
Mast, M. E., Leong, A., Korreman, S. S., Lee, G., Probst, H., Scherer, P., & Tsang, Y. (2023). ESTRO-ACROP guideline for positioning, immobilisation and setup verification for local and loco-regional photon breast cancer irradiation. Technical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, 28, 100219. doi: 10.1016/j.tipsro.2023.100219
Huang, B., & Leong, A. (2023). Past, present and future of RTT training in mainland China: Evaluation of trainee perspectives. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 70(Suppl. 1), (pp. 91). doi: 10.1002/jmrs.665
Flockton, A., & Leong, A. (2023). A national survey of New Zealand cancer patients' preferences for radiation treatment information. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 70(Suppl. 1), (pp. 18). doi: 10.1002/jmrs.664
Leong, A. (2022). Implementation of remote clinical training for radiation therapists in China during a global pandemic. Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT) Annual National Conference. Retrieved from https://regenerate2022.com/
Leong, A. (2022, August). Prolonged management of oligometastatic prostate cancer with surveillance and SABR to six involved lymph nodes. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT) Annual National Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.