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The ACRF Image X Institute is a centre for innovation in radiation therapy and cancer imaging technologies.

We create, share and apply scientific knowledge to improve health by building new technology for cancer imaging and targeted radiation therapy.

We engage with industry, hospitals, international collaborators and universities to forge relationships that help take our projects from lab bench to patient bedside.

ACRF Image X is a part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Explore more research within our faculty.

 


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Latest News

July 2022

Eureka Prizes Finalist – Congratulations Dr Tess Reynolds

The institute is proud to see Tess nominated as a finalist for Outstanding Early Career Researcher for the second time in as many years.

Dr Tess Reynolds’s ACROBEAT technology enables 3D imaging hardware to calculate heart movement and select the best time to acquire clear images. This has the potential to transform 3D image guidance and change the way we treat cancer and cardiovascular disease. The technology can be used to guide radiotherapy to organs impacted by cardiac motion and allows surgeons to scan patients mid-operation, to check that heart valves or pacemakers have been placed accurately.

In addition to this, Tess has developed techniques to extend the intra-operative field-of-view, allowing long anatomical sites such as the spine to be captured in a single 3D image during surgery, providing guidance and ensuring accurate hardware and instrumentation placement during complex procedures.

Read the university’s statement here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2022/07/27/2022-eureka-prize-finalists-announced.html

 

 

June 2022

James Grover featured in Physics World

Congratulations to James Grover, whose first paper on machine learning for ventilation imaging, was reviewed and highlighted by PhysicsWorld

James’ work applies a fast-growing computational method, machine learning, to the task of generating functional images from CT scans. For lung cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, this means that the healthier areas of the lung can be identified, and preferentially spared from higher doses of radiation. If the healthier lungs are spared, data suggests that there will be fewer side effects to patients from the radiation therapy treatment.

Read the article here: https://physicsworld.com/a/neural-network-generates-lung-ventilation-images-from-ct-scans/

 

 

May 2022

Hilary Byrne awarded REDI Industry Fellowship

Congratulations to Hilary Byrne, who has been awarded an industry fellowship with 4DMedical, to help translate CT Ventilation Imaging for industry.

Dr Hilary Byrne, a Program Manager and Research Fellow at the ACRF Image X Institute in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, will undertake a 12-month project with 4DMedical, the technology innovator delivering breakthrough four-dimensional lung imaging capability, transforming diagnosis and surveillance.

Dr Byrne will focus on resolving clear clinical needs spanning conditions such as COPD, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis and long-COVID, and by expediting regulatory approvals and commissioning of prototype scanning platforms enabling better treatments for patients.

The REDI Fellowship program is part of MTPConnect’s REDI initiative funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). It will bring researchers, clinicians and MTP professionals together for up to twelve months to work on priority medical research projects.

Read more about the REDI Fellowships here: https://www.mtpconnect.org.au/Story?Action=View&Story_id=474

 

 

Dr Hilary Byrne

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Phone: +61 2 8627 1106
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The ACRF Image X Institute is proudly supported by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.